Mesoporous materials

Mesoporous materials have pores in the range of 2-50 nm which makes them suitable for drug carriers and supports for catalysts. My main research interest is to understand the correlation between the material characteristics, e.g. pore size, particle morphology, and chemical composition, and the synthesis process.

Publications

2018

Emma Björk, Peter Mäkie, Lina Rogström, Aylin Atakan, Norbert Schell, Magnus Odén

Formation of block-copolymer-templated mesoporous silica

In Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

Article in journal

2017

Aylin Atakan, Peter Mäkie, Fredrik Söderlind, Julien Keraudy, Emma Johansson, Magnus Odén

Synthesis of a Cu-infiltrated Zr-doped SBA-15 catalyst for CO2 hydrogenation into methanol and dimethyl ethert

In Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP

Article in journal

Emma Björk, Maria P. Militello, Luciano H. Tamborini, Rusbel Coneo Rodriguez, Gabriel A. Planes, Diego F. Acevedo, M. Sergio Moreno, Magnus Odén, Cesar A. Barbero

Mesoporous silica and carbon based catalysts for esterification and biodiesel fabrication-The effect of matrix surface composition and porosity

In Applied Catalysis A

Article in journal

Emma Björk

Synthesizing and Characterizing Mesoporous Silica SBA-15: A Hands On Laboratory Experiment for Undergraduates Using Various Instrumental Techniques

In Journal of Chemical Education

Article in journal

2016

D. Sen Karaman, S. Sarwar, D. Desai, Emma Björk, Magnus Odén, P. Chakrabarti, J. M. Rosenholm, S. Chakraborti

Shape engineering boosts antibacterial activity of chitosan coated mesoporous silica nanoparticle doped with silver: a mechanistic investigation

In Journal of materials chemistry. B

Article in journal

News

A new laboratory experiment for undergraduate students teaching them about mesoporous silica has been developed. Read more about it here: Synthesizing and Characterizing Mesoporous Silica SBA-15: A Hands-On Laboratory Experiment for Undergraduates Using Various Instrumental Techniques

E.M. Björk
Journal of Chemical Education 94 (2017) 91-94

The effect of catalyst matrix support has been investigated. Read more about it here: Mesoporous silica and carbon based catalysts for esterification and biodiesel fabrication—The effect of matrix surface composition and porosity

E.M. Björk, M.P. Militello, L.H. Tamborini, R. Coneo Rodriguez, G.A. Planes, D.F. Acevedo, M.S. Moreno, M. Odén and C.A. Barbero

Applied Catalysis A: General, 533 (2017) 49–58

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Researcher-ID: G-5499-2010

ORCID: 0000-0001-6609-6779

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