Photochemical toolkit based on TCNQ(F) Metal -organic semiconducting hybrids

  • bansal, vipul (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Bond, Alan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Martin, Lisa (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Ramanathan, Rajesh (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Description

This project will develop a photochemical toolkit comprised of UV-active ZnO, Vis-active metals and Vis/IR-active MTCNQ(F) charge transfer semiconducting materials. Hybridisation of these components will create new materials with outstanding photoactivity across the solar spectrum. Introduction of fluorine substituents and novel electrosynthesis routes will enable the semiconducting nature (p/n-type) of MTCNQ(F) to be controlled on demand. These phototunable semiconductor hybrids will in turn reveal unprecedented (opto)-electrochemical and
(opto)-electronic properties. New mechanistic insights and fabrication on 3D fabrics will facilitate rapid translation to photo-redox catalysis and light-activated antimicrobial applications.
Short titleTCNQ(F) hybrids
StatusActive
Effective start/end date7/02/176/02/20