Department of Chemistry seminar: 18 March 2011

Posted on March 10, 2011

"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.

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