Barbara Gil

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Five silica samples (four precipitated silicas provided by commercial suppliers and one with the MCM-41 structure) have been studied by infrared spectroscopy and by a homemade thermogravimetry-infrared spectrum (TG-IR) setup. The silanol amount, accessibility to water, and different alcohols, and the affinity to water of these various silicas were compared(More)
Friedländer condensation between 2-aminoaryl ketones and different carbonyl compounds, catalyzed by CuBTC was investigated by a combination of various experimental techniques and by density functional theory based modelling. CuBTC exhibiting hard Lewis acid character showed highly improved catalytic activity when compared with other molecular sieves showing(More)
Hybrid nanomaterials comprising tungsten heteropolyacid (HPW) and iron-based MOF Basolite™ F 300 used as a support were obtained by post-synthesis combination of the two components. Samples with increasing HPW loading (20, 50, and 80 wt%) were characterised by appropriate physicochemical methods, including nitrogen sorption, electron microscopy imaging,(More)
The new Al-based metal-organic framework [Al(13)(OH)(27)(H(2)O)(6)(BDC-NH(2))(3)Cl(6)(C(3)H(7)OH)(6)] denoted CAU-6 (CAU = Christian-Albrechts-Universität) was solvothermally synthesized in 2-propanol and was thoroughly characterized. The framework structure exhibits a unique column-shaped inorganic building unit, which is based on stacked, corner-sharing(More)
The unilamellar form of zeolite MWW, MCM-56, which is obtained by direct hydrothermal synthesis has been studied with regard to acidity and porosity in its original and post-synthesis modified pillared and delaminated forms. The acidity measured by FTIR was found to be only slightly lower than the highly active 3-D MWW forms, MCM-22 and MCM-49.(More)
By combining experimental adsorption isotherms, microcalorimetric data, infrared spectroscopy and quantum chemical calculations the adsorption behaviour of the CPO-27/MOF-74 series (Ni, Co, Mg, Cu, and Zn) in the desulfurization of fuels is evaluated. The results show a clear influence of the metal ion on the adsorption capacity and affinity for(More)
We report here a concise resume reporting the way of constructing the model of an active site composed of transition metal cation exchanged in zeolites. The main goal was to devise the model of CuZSM-5 capable of describing geometrical and electronic properties of metal sites and adsorption complexes with small molecules. The models were built up starting(More)
The growing resistance of pathogens to conventional antibiotics has become a public health problem and raises the need to seek new effective solutions. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are porous, hybrid materials comprising metal ions linked by organic binding ligands. The possibility of using a variety of chemical building components in MOFs enables the(More)
Many chemical compositions produce layered solids consisting of extended sheets with thickness not greater than a few nanometers. The layers are weakly bonded together in a crystal and can be modified into various nanoarchitectures including porous hierarchical structures. Several classes of 2-dimensional (2D) materials have been extensively studied and(More)