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

31.10.2019CRC/TRR 247 Colloquium

Sascha Saddler, University of Duisburg-Essen, will present his work about the "Synthesis of cobalt-iron and cobalt spinel nanoparticles for oxidation catalysis".

Thursday, 31.10.19, UDE, Campus Essen, Guest house casino, Reckhammerweg 3, start at 2.15 pm.

Guests are welcome.

November 4-5, 2019 in DuisburgJoint Symposium "Nanomaterials for Energy Applications"

Together with CENIDE and the University of Tsukuba, CRC/TRR 247 is organizing the joint symposium "Nanomaterials for Energy Applications" at NETZ in Duisburg.

More information can be found here.

18.-21.11.2019UnOCat Lecture Series "Methods for Material Characterization and Computational Modelling"

In our first lecture series, there will be different talks about catalyst preparation, characterization, data evaluation as well as theoretical modelling.

More information can be found here.

19.11.2019CRC/TRR 247 Colloquium

​Prof. Dr. Gareth Parkinson, TU Wien, will give a talk about "Atomic-scale studies of iron oxide-water interfaces: From UHV to liquid".

Tuesday, 19.11.19, UDE, Campus Duisburg, NETZ, Carl-Benz-Str. 199, room 2.42 start at 2.15 pm.

Guests are welcome.