"Structures and properties of organic-inorganic hybrids"
Dr Melanie Rademeyer (UP)
When: Friday, 18 March 2011
Time: 11:30 - 12:30
Venue: The Avogadro – Old Chemistry Room 3. 22
Organic molecules may be combined with inorganic metal halides to form materials that are of technological interest and self-assemble at the nano-scale. Ionic hybrid materials retain the properties of the individual parts, including mechanical hardness, thermal stability, electronic and magnetic properties, fluorescence and luminescence.
Coordination compounds/polymers are formed when the organic molecules coordinate to the metal halide component, and related coordination polymers have interesting properties including non-linear optic behaviour and magnetic properties.
In the current investigation the effect of a change in one of three parameters on the crystal structures, packing, crystal engineering motifs and properties is studied.