Reaction mechanisms in catalysis: Faraday Discussion

When: 22 – 24 April 2020
Where: The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA

A discussion on the topic of Reaction mechanisms in catalysis with the opportunity to make your contribution to this cutting-edge dialogue alongside leaders in this field.
 
This meeting is for established scientists, post-graduate students and industrial researchers interested in the key aspects of reaction mechanism studies and how this can drive rational design of catalysts. Given that the reaction mechanisms of many commercial processes although successfully operated, are still a matter of debate and controversy, the unique format of the Faraday Discussions will allow for in-depth discussions and opportunities to establish new collaborations.
 
Heterogeneous catalysis is a core area of contemporary physical chemistry posing major fundamental and conceptual challenges. Catalysis lies at the heart of the chemical industry – an immensely successful and important part of the overall UK economy, and catalysis plays a crucial part in the production of 80% of all manufactured goods. Catalysis is a major theme in chemical sciences and engineering that underlies much of the key research and teaching in these subjects.
 
The reaction mechanisms of many commercial processes although successfully operated, are still a matter of debate and controversy, e.g. methanol synthesis and Fischer Tropsch catalysts. Hence there is now the opportunity to focus a Faraday Discussion concerning key aspects of reaction mechanism studies and how this can drive rational design of catalysts.
 
The Faraday Discussion will be organised into the following themes:

  • Theory and reaction mechanisms
  • Challenges of using advanced characterisation methods for in situ reaction mechanism studies
  • Opportunities for understanding reaction mechanisms under flow conditions
  • Dynamic catalytic systems on the border of heterogeneous/homogeneous catalysis

Oral Abstracts and Research Papers
A full research paper containing new unpublished results always accompanies oral presentations at Faraday Discussions. Submit an oral/paper abstract by 1 July 2019 if you wish to be considered for an oral presentation and associated published paper. The oral/paper abstract should outline current research in progress. Authors of the selected abstracts must then submit a full research paper with a significant amount of new, unpublished work by 2 December 2019.

Visit http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/36562/reaction-mechanisms-in-catalysis-faraday-discussion for more information and to register.

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