Principal Investigator Martin Muhler

Prof. Dr. Martin Muhler

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Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry
Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ruhr-University Bochum

Project Area AA1: Thermal Catalysis: Activity and Selectivity Patterns of Transition Metal Oxides in Different Oxidation Reactions

Project A1 focusses on thermal catalysis in the liquid phase under mild conditions using the mixed iron-cobalt spinel and perovskite catalysts synthesized in Area C with well-defined real structure.

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Project Area AA3: Structure–Activity Correlations in Heterogeneous Photocatalysis

Project A3 uses the mixed iron-cobalt spinel and perovskite nanoparticles received from Area C as cocatalysts, which will be deposited on ZnGa2O4 and SrTiO3 as d0/d10 photoabsorbers. Relevant photocatalytic oxidation reactions are the selective oxidation of short-chain alcohols such as isopropanol and the evolution of oxygen (OER).

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Selected Publications

  1. R. Chetty, S. Kundu, W. Xia, M. Bron, W. Schuhmann, C. Chirila, W. Brandl, R. Reinecke, M. Muhler, PtRu Nanoparticles Supported on Nitrogen-Doped Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes as Catalyst for Methanol Electrooxidation, Electrochim. Acta 54 4208-4215 (2009).
  2. W. Xia, C. Jin, S. Kundu, M. Muhler, A Highly Efficient Gas-Phase Route for the Oxygen Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes Based on Nitric Acid Vapor, Carbon 47 919-92 (2009).
  3. S. Kundu, W. Xia, W. Busser, M. Becker, D.A. Schmidt, M. Havenith, M. Muhler, The Formation of Nitrogen-Containing Functional Groups on Carbon Nanotubes Surfaces: A quantitative XPS and TPD Study, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12 4351-4359 (2010).
  4. G. Shi, T. Franzke, M.D. Sánchez, W. Xia, F. Weis, M. Seipenbusch, G. Kasper, M. Muhler, Thin-film β-MoO3 Supported on α-Fe2O3 as a Shell-Core Catalyst for the Selective Oxidation of Methanol to Formaldehyde, ChemCatChem 4 760-765 (2012).
  5. H.J. Schulte, B. Graf, W. Xia, M. Muhler, Nitrogen- and Oxygen-Functionalized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Used as Support in Iron Catalyzed High-Temperature Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, ChemCatChem 4 350-355 (2012).
  6. K. Kähler, M.C. Holz, M. Rohe, A.C. van Veen, M. Muhler, Methanol oxidation as probe reaction for active sites in Au/ZnO and Au/TiO2 catalysts, J. Catal. 299 162-170 (2013).
  7. Anqi Zhao, Justus Masa, Wei Xia, Artjom Maljusch, Marc-Georg Willinger, Guylhaine Clavel, Kunpeng Xie, Robert Schlögl, Wolfgang Schuhmann, Martin Muhler, Spinel Mn‑Co oxide in N-Doped carbon nanotubes as a bifunctional electrocatalyst synthesized by oxidative cutting, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136 7551-7554 (2014).
  8. W. Dong, S. Reichenberger, S. Chu, P. Weide, H. Ruland, S. Barcikowski, P. Wagener, M. Muhler, The effect of the Au loading on the liquid-phase aerobic oxidation of ethanol over Au/TiO2 catalysts prepared by pulsed laser ablation, J. Catal. 330 497-506 (2015).
  9. G. W. Busser, B. Mei, P. Weide, P. C. K. Vesborg, K. Stuehrenberg, M. Bauer, X. Huang, M.-G. Willinger, I. Chorkendorff, R. Schlögl, M. Muhler, Cocatalyst Designing: A Regenerable Molybdenum-Containing Ternary Cocatalyst System for Efficient Photocatalytic Water Splitting, ACS Catal. 5 5530-5539 (2015).
  10. A. Aijaz, J. Masa, C. Rösler, W. Xia, P. Weide, A. Botz, R. Fischer, W. Schuhmann, M. Muhler, Co@Co3O4 Encapsulated in Carbon Nanotube-Grafted Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Polyhedra as an Advanced Bifunctional Oxygen Electrode, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 55 4087-4091 (2016).