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Module Title LM Materials for Sustainable Chemistry
Department Chemistry
Module Code 03 39885
Module Lead Dr Tim Easun
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-16 hours
Guided independent study-84 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module explores the chemistry of framework materials, their structures, properties, synthesis and characterisation. It begins by introducing the underlying network topology of frameworks, and how their bulk structures are built up from molecular building blocks using reticular chemistry. Different approaches to the design and synthesis of framework materials will be discussed, as well as the key characterisation techniques of crystallography, surface area analysis and dielectric property measurements. Throughout the course, a range of examples of contemporary porous and non-porous framework materials are used to illustrate key concepts. The remarkable tunability of framework materials and their application in the field of sustainability will be discussed, including application to areas such as carbon capture and energy storage.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Discuss how the structure of framework materials affects their properties.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different methods for the synthesis of framework materials.
  • Explain how functionality can be built into porous framework materials.
  • Discuss and critically analyse a variety of applications of porous frameworks, such as metal–organic frameworks.
Assessment 39885-01 : Module Assessment : Exam (School Arranged) - Written Unseen (60%)
39885-02 : Coursework : Coursework (40%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:

20% in-course assessment (six in-course worksheets, each comprising ten multiple-choice questions)

80% written exam (two hours duration)


Written examination (2 h duration) in the University Supplementary Examination Period.
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