This project will combine materials synthesis, characterization, processing, and testing of both reactivity and mechanical properties of structurally tunable, porous elastomer nanocomposites. We will synthesize a variety of functionalized HOFs to probe the influence of functional groups on photocatalytic performance and to elucidate the mechanism of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and its stability. Additionally, we will explore several types of elastomers and probe the sequestration and chemical repellency properties of the resulting nanocomposites. This knowledge will guide us to design highly efficient photocatalytic barriers that can be utilized as breathable protective layers in suits and masks.
|Effective start/end date||9/30/22 → 9/29/27|
- Defense Threat Reduction Agency (HDTRA12210041)
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