Kai Landskron

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Associated with:
Materials chemistry, solid state chemistry, inorganic chemistry, nanosciences.

Contact Information
phone: (610) 758-5788
fax: (610) 758-5057
e-mail: kai205@lehigh.edu
web: http://www.lehigh.edu/kai205/

Research Interests:

My research is focused on organic-inorganic hybrid solid state materials. It is of interdisciplinary nature comprising synthetic inorganic, organic, and solid state chemistry. Materials' properties characterization and optimization also involves physical chemistry, materials science, and materials engineering. The projects are therefore directed to students interested to these fields crossing scientific borderlines. I believe that materials chemistry provides an excellent opportunity to integrate fundamental and application-oriented science, which we want to exploit.

I am particularly interested in hierarchically ordered materials with a well-defined structure at multiple length scales ranging from the nanometer, micrometer to the millimeter level. The development of "bottom-up" approaches to create complexity in the material by simplicity in synthesis using self-assembly techniques plays a central role. The goal is to design and discover useful physical or chemical properties deriving from the order at the different hierarchy levels, which work synergistically together. Potential technological uses include catalysis, sensing, separation, gas storage, chemical delivery, and microelectronics.

*Both domestic and international students are encouraged to apply!*

Selected publications:

B. D. Hatton, K. Landskron, W. Whitnall, D. Perovic, G. A. Ozin, Past, present and future of periodic mesoporous organosilicas. Acc. Chem. Res. 2005 , 38 , 305. (invited paper for special issue).

K. Landskron, G. A. Ozin, Periodic mesoporous organosilicas - self-assembly from bridged cyclic silsesquioxane precursors. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005 , 44 , 2107.

K. Landskron, G. A. Ozin, Periodic mesoporous dendrisilicas, Science 2004 , 306 , 1529 .

K. Landskron, B. D. Hatton, D. D. Perovic, G. A. Ozin, Periodic mesoporous organosilicas containing inter-connected [Si(CH2)]3 rings. Science 2003 , 302, 266.

K. Landskron, H. Huppertz, J. Senker, W. Schnick , High-pressure synthesis of ? -P3N5 at 11 GPa and 1500 º C in a multi-anvil assembly: A binary phosphorus(V) nitride with a three-dimensional network structure from PN4 tetrahedra and tetragonal PN5 pyramids . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2001, 40 , 2643.

K. Landskron, E. Irran, W. Schnick, High-temperature high-pressure synthesis of the highly condensed nitridophosphates NaP4N7, KP4N7, RbP4N7, and CsP4N7 and crystal structure determination by X-ray powder diffraction. Chem. Eur. J. 1999, 5, 2548.


TECHNOLOGIES
Periodic Mesoporous Phosphorous (V)-oxyimide
Carbon Dioxide Capture
Supercapacitive Swing Adsorption
Synthesis of a Large Pore Periodic Mesoporous Slicas with Crystalline Channel Walls at Pressures <5 GPa
A gas separation apparatus operating on the basis of supercapacitance
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