General information

Selective oxidation is one of the most important chemical processes to functionalize hydrocarbons and many other raw materials. In chemical industry, approximately 20 % of all processes are based on oxidation reactions, and around 600 million tons of chemicals are produced through oxidation reactions worldwide per year. In order to achieve high selectivity, many processes are often operated at partial conversion, and require subsequent energy-consuming separation and raw-material recycling. There are well-established large-scale industrial oxidation processes in the gas phase, which are regularly optimized and improved, but there has been no real breakthrough, and not many new processes arose in recent years. Liquid-phase operation has the potential for new breakthroughs.

The CRC/TRR 247 aims at bringing heterogeneous oxidation catalysis in the liquid phase to a level of fundamental understanding that is comparable to metal catalysis in the gas phase, i.e. to unravel the nature of the catalytically active sites and the reaction mechanisms.

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Upcoming events

CRC/TRR 247 Colloquium, 29.06.2021, 2:15 - 3:15 pmTalk of Prof. Yang Shao-Horn

Prof. Yang Shao-Horn, MIT, will give a talk entitled "Electrifying towards net zero carbon habitat".

Thursday, 29.06.21, start at 2.15 pm in Zoom.

Guests are welcome. For Registration click here.

CRC/TRR 247 Colloquium, 01.07.2021, 2 - 3 pmTalk of Prof. Dr. Eva Hevia

Prof. Dr. Eva Hevia, University of Bern, will present her work on "Exploiting Chemical Cooperativity in Main Group Metal Catalysis".

Thursday, 01.07.21, start at 2 pm in Zoom.

Guests are welcome. For Registration click here.