Kai Landskron

Associate Professor
Graduate Admissions Director
Seeley G. Mudd, Room 594
(610) 758-5788

Research Interests:

My research is focused on nanoporous inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid solid state materials. The research is synthetically oriented but also investigates the structural, physical, and chemical properties as well as possible applications of nanoporous materials. One major research focus is on the high-pressure chemistry of periodic mesoporous materials. We use high pressure to produce periodic mesoporous silica materials with crystalline channel walls with high hydrothermal stability and catalytic activity. In addition we are interested in mesoporous high-pressure phases such as stishovite, diamond, and cubic boron nitride. The second major research focus in on the development of new nanoporous materials and methods for gas adsorption and separation.

*Both domestic and international students are encouraged to apply!*

Teaching Interests:

Materials chemistry, solid state chemistry, inorganic chemistry and nanochemistry

Recent Publications:

Manik Mandal, Vincenzo Stagno, Yingwei Fei, Kai Landskron. "Large-pore periodic mesoporous silicas with crystalline channel walls and exceptional hydrothermal stability synthesized by a general high-pressure nanocasting route." Crystal Growth and Design, 2013, 13, 15-18.

Paritosh Mohanty, Berenika Kokoszka, Cong Liu, Yingwei Fei, Kai Landskron. " Investigation of High-Pressure and Temperature Behavior of Surfactant-Containing Periodic Mesostructured Silicas." Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2012, 152, 214-218.  

Paritosh Mohanty, Lilian D. Kull, and Kai Landskron, “Porous Electron-rich covalent organonitridic frameworks as highly selective sorbents for carbon dioxide and methane” Nature Communications, 20112, doi:10.1038/ncomms1405.

Li Zhang, Paritosh Mohanty, Neil Coombs, Yingwei Fei, Ho-Kwang Mao, and Kai Landskron, “Catalyst-free Synthesis of Transparent Mesoporous Diamond Monoliths from Periodic Mesoporous Carbon CMK-8” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2010, 107, 13593.

Paritosh Mohanty, Volkan Ortalan, Nigel D. Browning, Ilke Arslan, Yingwei Fei and Kai Landskron, “Direct Formation of Mesoporous Coesite Single Crystals from Periodic Mesoporous Silica at Extreme Pressure” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 4301.

Paritosh Mohanty, Yingwei Fei, and Kai Landskron, “Synthesis of Periodic Mesoporous Coesite” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 9638.

B. D. Hatton, K. Landskron, W. Whitnall, D. Perovic, G. A. Ozin, Past, present and future of periodic mesoporous organosilicas. Acc. Chem. Res. 2005 38 , 305. (invited paper for special issue).

K. Landskron, G. A. Ozin, Periodic mesoporous organosilicas - self-assembly from bridged cyclic silsesquioxane precursors. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005 44 , 2107.

K. Landskron, G. A. Ozin, Periodic mesoporous dendrisilicas, Science 2004306 , 1529 .

K. Landskron, B. D. Hatton, D. D. Perovic, G. A. Ozin, Periodic mesoporous organosilicas containing inter-connected [Si(CH2)]3 rings. Science 2003302, 266.

K. Landskron, H. Huppertz, J. Senker, W. Schnick , High-pressure synthesis of ? -P3N5 at 11 GPa and 1500 º C in a multi-anvil assembly: A binary phosphorus(V) nitride with a three-dimensional network structure from PN4 tetrahedra and tetragonal PN5 pyramids . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 200140 , 2643.

K. Landskron, E. Irran, W. Schnick, High-temperature high-pressure synthesis of the highly condensed nitridophosphates NaP4N7, KP4N7, RbP4N7, and CsP4N7 and crystal structure determination by X-ray powder diffraction. Chem. Eur. J. 1999, 5, 2548.