Chemical Imaging of Ester Hydrolysis in Complex Pore Structures
My research focusses on the acid-catalysed hydrolysis of esters within complex porous catalysts. These materials consist of microporous zeolites with mesoporous metal oxide coatings. By utilizing esters that hydrolyse to form fluorescent products it is possible to track the diffusion of these molecules through the meso- and microporous structures using techniques such as single molecule fluorescence.
- Masters in Chemistry, 2015, Cardiff University
- PhD in Chemistry, Catalytic Decomposition of Ammonia for Hydrogen Production , Cardiff University