D09 Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Technology

Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Technology

Design and development of inorganic adsorbents and catalysts for environmental and energy applications such as gas and heat storage, air and water purification, and processing of biomass into chemicals and fuels. Emphasis is placed on understanding of structure-property relationship in porous materials by using advanced characterization methods such as XRD, solid-state NMR, XAS, and modeling at the atomic level.

Representative Publications

  1. KRAJNC, Andraž, KOS, Tomaž, ZABUKOVEC LOGAR, Nataša, MALI, Gregor. A simple NMR-based method for studying the spatial distribution of linkers within mixed-linker metal-organic frameworks. Angewandte Chemie, Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 10535-10538.
  2. BIRSA ČELIČ, Tadeja, GRILC, Miha, LIKOZAR, Blaž, NOVAK TUŠAR, Nataša. In situ generation of Ni nanoparticles from metal-organic framework precursors and their use for biomass hydrodeoxygenation. ChemSusChem, 2015, 8, 1703-1710.
  3. BIRSA ČELIČ, Tadeja, RANGUS, Mojca, LAZAR, Karoly, KAUČIČ, Venčeslav, ZABUKOVEC LOGAR, Nataša. Spectroscopic evidence for the structure directing role of the solvent in the synthesis of two iron carboxylates. Angewandte Chemie, Int. Ed.,2012, 51, 12490-12494.
  4. RISTIĆ, Alenka, ZABUKOVEC LOGAR, Nataša, HENNINGER, Stefan K., KAUČIČ, Venčeslav. The performance of small-pore microporous aluminophosphates in low-temperature solar energy storage: the structure-property relationship. Advanced Functional Materials, 2012, 22, 1952-1957.
  5. NOVAK TUŠAR, Nataša, MAUČEC, Darja, RANGUS, Mojca, ARČON, Iztok, MAZAJ, Matjaž, COTMAN, Magda, PINTAR, Albin, KAUČIČ, Venčeslav. Manganese functionalized silicate nanoparticles as a fenton-type catalyst for water purification by advanced oxidation processes (AOP). Advanced Functional Materials, 2012, 22, 820-826.