Born in London, England in 1943, and completed his undergraduate work in chemistry at King's College, London University, obtaining his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry at Oriel College, Oxford University 1967, and was an ICI Post Doctoral Fellow at Southampton University from 1967–49. He joined the Chemistry Faculty of the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor 1969 where he is now a Full Professor. His current research is exclusively in the area of solid-state chemistry with a thrust towards advanced zeolite materials science. The emphasis of his work is on the synthesis and characterization of novel microporous materials and their structure-property-function relationships with the aim of developing systenis with value in quantum electronics and nonlinear optics, high-density erasable optical data storage and chemoselective sensing.
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Volume 4, Issue 1, pages 11–22, January 1992
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Ozin, G. A. and Özkar, S. (1992), Intrazeolite Topotaxy. Adv. Mater., 4: 11–22. doi: 10.1002/adma.19920040103
We are deeply indebted to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's Operating and Strategic Research Grants Programmes for generous financial support of this work. 5.OA expresses his gratitude to the Chemistry Department, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey for allowing him an extended leave of absence at the University of Toronto. Invaluable collaborations with, as well as the generous exchange of ideas and information with members of the Zeolite/ Molecular Sieve/Solid-State Chemistry community have made it a pleasure to work-in this area. We particularly acknowledge the assistance of: Drs. Edith Flanigen, Juan Garces, Thomas Bein, Karen Moller and Galen Stucky, as, well as our colleagues in the Chemistry Department: Drs. Robert Morris, Peter Macdonald and Anthony Poe. We also wish to thank those members of the GAO group who have contributed directly to the development of the work described in this article: Drs. John Godber, David Haddleton, Andrew Holmes, Mr. Alex Kuperman, Xiaoping Li, Ms. Caroline Gil and Linda Crowfoot. We also acknowledge those members of the GAO group who have constantly been involved in helpful and stimulating discussions: Dr. Richard Prokopowicz, Mr. Mark Steele, Andreas Stein, Scott Kirkby, Andrzej Malek, Ms. Susan Nadimi, Carol Bowes and Heloise Pastore. The secretarial assistance of Ms. Helen Sarkissian continues to be of tremendous value.
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- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 5 JUL 1991
- Manuscript Received: 8 FEB 1991
The self-assembly of semiconductor quantum dots or wires within the cavity of a zeolite or molecular-sieve host to form qunatum supralattices has great potential in the development and study of organized systems with value in, for example, quantum electronics, nonlinear optics, optical data storage, and chemoselective sening. The organization of inorganic, organometallic, and metal-carbonyl moieties on the internal surfaces of the hosts (e.g. see figure) is thebasis of the work and the chemsitry and its applications are reviewed.