Fluorination, perfluoroalkylation performed in gas phase and condensed phase in standard reactors or micro-reactors, using fluorine, hydrogen fluoride, fluorinated peroxides and other fluorinated reagents and catalysts. Photo catalytic reactions and fluorinated polymeric materials for energy conversion and environment.
• Laboratory equipped with 9 hoods and alarms for specific gaseous oxidants
• Continuous fluorination laboratory plant at ambient pressure, equipped with flow (TMF) and temperature controllers, on line analysis IR, GC and GC-MS, PBR and PFR reactors, semi-batch, and micro-reactors.
• Steel vacuum line for handling aggressive gases at low pressure, e.g. batch fluorination
• Glass vacuum line for experiments with gaseous compounds, e.g. dosage and low-temperature distillation
• Photo-reactor system operating in liquid or gas phase
• Distillation plant
• Cryogenic system operating with liquid nitrogen or fluorocarbon
• 2 gas chromatographs with thermal conductivity detector (capillary and packed column) GC-TCD
• Gas chromatograph coupled with mass spectrometer: GC-MS
• Thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA in inert or oxidizing atmosphere)
• Infrared spectrometer FT-IR
• Laboratory desks equipped with technical and analytical balances, pH meter, dosimeter/titration, rotary micro vacuum drying system and micro-ohm meter.
• Oven operating in vacuum or in inert atmosphere
• Ultrasonic bath and stationary station for dremel and utensils
• Big volume fridge-freezer (-26 ° C)
• Glove box in inert atmosphere
• Glove box for safe handling of nanoscale material
RESEARCH AREA AFFERENT
Area of research: fluorine chemistry, fluorination and fluoro alkylation, fluorinated polymer materials for energy and the environment, photo catalysis and carbonaceous material.
Research line: oxidative photocatalysis , fluorinated monomers and highly reactive fluorinated intermediate, control of highly exothermic reactions, heterogeneous catalysis, fluorinated composites for fuel-cells, fluorinated polymers, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic surfaces, conductive nanostructured carbonaceous material.