At the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Ruhr-University Bochum

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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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Prof. Dr. Klaus Köhler, Technical University of Munich, will give a talk about "Homogeneous Catalysis by Solid Catalysts: The Undervalued Role of Dissolved (Leached) Active Species in Catalytic Reactions in Solid-Liquid".

Thursday, 04.07.19, Ruhr-University Bochum NBCF 04-679, start at 2.15 pm.

Guests are welcome.

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The CRC/TRR 247 and CRC 1093 have the pleasure of inviting you to our Autumn School 2019 on "Leadership and Career".

20190930 Autumn School

There will be a keynote speech, several workshops and individual coachings about

  • Leadership
  • Project management
  • Career planning

Save the date! 30.09.-02.10.2019 on Campus Essen

The finale programme and information about registration will be provided in July.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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