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Catalysis

Accelerating or facilitating chemical reactions is pivotal for many conversions and industrial processes. Hydrocarbon cracking in oil refineries, the reduction of nitrogen oxides in car emissions by means of the platinum catalytic converter, the oxidation of hydrogen in fuel cells, biocatalytical enzymatic conversions or ammonia synthesis are only a few examples of how much industry relies on potent catalysts.

Companies Catalysis

ChiroBlock GmbH, Germany

Contract research on chemical syntheses and research chemicals. Since 1999 we have been a reliable partner of research departments serving the life-scinece industries and companies engaged in cosmetics, new materials, sensors - with a demand for new molecules and exclusively developed synthesis rout more

Chemspeed Technologies AG, Switzerland

Chemspeed is a global leader in the development of innovative instruments and consumables for scientists working in research and development laboratories including a line of fully automated parallel synthesizers, instruments for high throughput solid dispensing and liquid handling, and workstations more

chemPUR Feinchemikalien und Forschungsbedarf GmbH, Germany

ChemPur delivers more than 3,500 metals and compounds, inorganic specialty chemicals, nano powder, as well as more than 100,000 organic intermediates. Our range of products include precious metal compounds and rare earth compounds, precious metal semi-finished products, sputtering targets from meta more

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Quality Chemicals and Expert Support from Research to Production

Explore our broad range of chemicals for every stage of product development, and see how you can benefit from our technical and regulatory expertise more

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Smart Coatings – Smart, Functional, Responsive

Self-healing coating surfaces and tamper-evident security are two of the many benefits that your products can achieve by incorporating microencapsulation more

News Catalysis

  • Catalytic protocells get zingy

    Artificial cells capable of oxygen gas production and chemical signalling have been prepared using a combination of synthetic and biological catalysts through an international collaboration between the University of Bristol and the University of Padua in Italy. From the synthesis of drugs to the gen more

  • Research provides new design principle for water-splitting catalysts

    Scientists have long known that platinum is by far the best catalyst for splitting water molecules to produce hydrogen gas. A new study by Brown University researchers shows why platinum works so well -- and it's not the reason that's been assumed. The research, published in ACS Catalysis, helps to more

  • Neutrons optimize high efficiency catalyst for greener approach to biofuel synthesis

    Researchers led by the University of Manchester have designed a catalyst that converts biomass into fuel sources with remarkably high efficiency and offers new possibilities for manufacturing advanced renewable materials. Neutron scattering experiments at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Nationa more

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The key to chemical transformations

Chemist Xile Hu is awarded the National Latsis Prize 2017, Xile Hu is Professor of Chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). He is honored for his impressive scientific career and outstanding research on the fundamental understanding of catalysis. more

Oxybromination of methane over vanadium phosphate

ETH Zurich scientists have discovered a new catalyst that allows the easy conversion of natural gas constituents into precursors for the production of fuels or complex chemicals, such as polymers or pharmaceuticals. The new catalyst is extremely stable and results in fewer unwanted by-products. ... more

Nano-spike catalysts convert carbon dioxide directly into ethanol

In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves nanofabric ... more

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The Chemistry of Vehicle Emissions Reduction & The Volkswagen Scandal

Volkswagen have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. The company admitted to installing a ‘defeat device’ in millions of cars which made it appear in emissions tests that they emitted far lower levels of particular pollutants than they actually did in normal road conditions. Plenty of article more

Making Reactions Faster

How different factors can affect how quickly a reaction happens is a common topic in the chemistry curriculum. This graphic serves as a convenient summary for teachers and students alike of what these different factors are, and how and why they affect the rate of a reaction. However, it’s not only o more

Job offers Catalysis

  • Technical Application Manager (M/F/D) Aviation

    Clariant is a focused and innovative specialty chemical company based near Basel in Switzerland. The department Technical Application EMEA is responsible for the development and technical service of various product portfolios within Business Unit Industrial & Con­sumer Specialties. To strengthen our more

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Authors Catalysis

  • Dr. Maciej Giedyk

    Maciej Giedyk, born in 1988, graduated with a Master's of Engineering degree in chemistry from the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, in 2012. He completed his PhD studies at the Institute of Organic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences under the supervision of Professor Dorota Gryko in 2016, more

  • Prof. Dr. Burkhard König

    Burkhard König, born in 1963, received his Ph.D. in 1991 from the University of Hamburg. He continued his scientific education as a post-doctoral fellow with Prof. M. A. Bennett, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, and Prof. B. M. Trost, Stanford University. Since more

  • Dipl. Ing. Sonja Jost

    born in 1980, studied Industrial Engineering / Technical Chemistry at the Berlin University of Technology. From 2006 to 2011, she received various research fellowships in the field of homogeneous chiral catalysis. From 2011 to 2012, she was the project manager of a project receiving third-party fund more

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Catalysis

Catalysis In chemistry and biology , catalysis is the acceleration (increase in rate ) of a chemical reaction by means of a substance called a catalyst, which is itself not consumed by the overall reaction. More generally, one may at times cal ... more

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