Area B

Area B

Project area B aims at the design of novel catalytically active materials by integrating the required molecular components from area A (photosensitizers, catalysts) into soft matter matrices. A combination of existing and novel immobilization techniques will be employed, ranging from electrostatic deposition to supramolecular and covalent linkage between the molecular components and the matrix, thereby giving critical insight into linkage stability, site selectivity and catalytic activity The materials design in area B encompasses colloidal model systems, thin films as well as porous materials featuring hierarchical structuring on a nm-to-┬Ám length scale