Creating custom microenvironments for anion complexation in water


Creating custom microenvironments for anion complexation in water. This proposal will exploit a new strategy in the design of anion receptors that function in water by employing the microenvironment formed in aggregates of these molecules. The outcome of the project will be a series of new materials designed to selective bind particular anions, a deeper understanding of how to design novel anion-selective materials and control the assembly of these systems. The materials will have potential uses in processes where the removal of particular anions is required. Potential applications include desalination, radioactive waste remediation, corrosion-resistant coatings and removal of anions during dialysis processes.

Main Local Researcher

Vítor Félix


The University of Sydney


Durham University, Universidade de Aveiro


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