Kai Landskron

Graduate Admissions Director
Seeley G. Mudd, Room 594
(610) 758-5788
Research Interests:

My research is focused on nanoporous inorganic, organic-inorganic hybrid, and organic solid state materials. The research encompasses the synthesis, and the characterization of new nanoporous materials, as well as the application of nanoporous materials in novel ways. One major research focus is on the high-pressure chemistry of periodic mesoporous materials. We use high pressure to produce new nanoporous materials that cannot be accessed at ambient pressure, in particular  periodic mesoporous silica materials with crystalline channel walls and 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. We develop a new gas separation technology that separates gases by capacitive charge and discharge of supercapacitors. This technology holds promise to make gas separation much more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

Teaching Interests:

Materials chemistry, solid state chemistry, inorganic chemistry and nanochemistry

Recent Publications:

Cong Liu, Kai Landskron, “Design, Construction, and Testing of a Supercapacitive Swing Adsorption Module”, Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 3661-3664. 

Sonal Dey, Sean Anderson, Robert Mayanovic, Ridwan Sakidja, Kai Landskron, Berenika Kokoszka, Manik Mandal, Zhonwu Wang, "A Remarkably Strong Porous Material: Highly Ordered Mesoporous KxWO3", Nanoscale 2016, 8, 2937-2943.

Kai Landskron, "Macrocyclic Weakly Coordinating Anions", Chem. – Eur. J. 2015, 21, 14258-14267. 

Berenika Kokoszka, Nina K. Jarrah, Cong Liu, David T. Moore, Kai Landskron, “Supercapacitive Swing Adsorption”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 126, 3772. 

Manik Mandal, Fadi Haso, Tianbo Liu, Yingwei Fei and Kai Landskron, "Size tunable synthesis of solution-processable diamond nanocrystals", Chem. Commun.2014, 50, 11307-11310.

Manik Mandal, Kai Landskron, “Synthetic Chemistry with Periodic Mesostructures at High Pressure”, Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, 46, 2536. 

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.