Research in which we work
Sol-gel Coordination Chemistry is based on the use of a coordination complex with ligands containing terminal trialcoxysilane groups, which can be hydrolyzed with or without presence of other silica source, to produce a coordination complex-silica network.
Zeolites are widely used in the chemical industry due to their unique combination of open crystallin structure, ion-exchange capacity, and strong acidity. Their application is limited, however, by the small size of their pores (typically below 0.7 nm).
Metal nanoparticles synthesis and characterization constitute a major research area in Materials Chemistry. Especially relevant is the use of nanoparticles in nanotechnology applications, because when metal particle size reaches the nanometer scale often shows emerging optical, magnetic, electrical and chemical (catalytic) properties.