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

04.02.2020Science Talks in Duisburg

Prof. Dr. Günther Rupprechter, TU Wien, will present his work about "Surface science and applied catalysis of Co-based spinels and perovskites".

Prof. Dr. Richard Kramer Campen, University of Duisburg-Essen, will give a talk entitled "Towards watching the hydrogen evolution reaction on Au and Pt with femtosecond time resolution"

Tuesday, 04.02.20, UDE, Campus Duisburg, NETZ, Carl-Benz-Str. 199, room 2.42, start at 2.15 pm.

Guests are welcome.

27.02.2020CRC/TRR 247 Colloquium

Dr. Christoph Bäumer (Stanford University, RWTH Aachen) will give a talk on "The role of surface composition in atomically-defined perovskite catalysts for water electrolysis" (abstract here).

Thursday, 27.02.20, UDE, Campus Essen, Guest house casino, Reckhammerweg 3, start at 2.15 pm.

Guests are welcome.