[Hirokazu Kobayashi] Creation of innovative function by hybridization of metal nanoparticles and metal-organic frameworks

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Hirokazu Kobayashi

Hirokazu Kobayashi

Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Cooperative Associate Professor

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Dr. Hirokazu Kobayashi searches for novel methods for introducing functionalities into metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) by hybridization with metal nanocrystals. Due to their extraordinarily high surface area and designable pore size, MOFs have attracted much attention as practical adsorbents or membrane materials to separate gases on industrial scale. Metal nanocrystals on the other hand play an important role as the effective catalysts for various reactions. The hybridization of the two should deliver enhanced catalitic capabilities. The synnergy between PCPs and metal nanocrystals is expected to be highly selective and active, and provides a clean and green environment.

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