Prof Graham Hutchings research group exhibit

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the world’s third most produced polymer after polyethylene and polypropylene. Until recently the formation of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), the precursor to PVC, has relied on the use of a highly toxic mercuric chloride catalyst for acetylene hydrochlorination. This exhibit summarises the successful development of a…

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UK Catalysis Hub Summer Conference 2022

When: 20 & 21 June 2022Where: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Fermi Avenue, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QX On the 20th and 21st of June 2022  the UK Catalysis Hub will host its annual summer conference and networking  meeting.  The Conference will take place at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire. The event will be a hybrid event so…

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CO2 Capture, Concentration, and Conversion

Addressing the rising levels of anthropogenic CO2 in our atmosphere is a major scientific challenge. The Yang group has focused on capture, concentration and conversion of CO2 using electrochemical techniques. The seminar will discuss thermodynamic considerations for electrochemical CO2 reduction, including considerations for designing selective and low overpotential transition metal…

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Studies of charge compensation in zeolites

Zeolites can be described as negatively charged inorganic frameworks that are compensated by organic, inorganic and solvated protons. From the point of view of controlling the topology of the zeolite, the use of Organic Structure Directing Agents (OSDAs) plays a central role in synthesis of zeolites. Typically, OSDAs consist in…

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Catalysis in Schools Outreach

Inspiring the next generation of catalytic chemists is an important activity for all researchers. In this exhibit we will show some recent activities that have been developed to give school pupils some hands-on insights into chemistry in general and catalysis in particular. We will also show how low-cost digital technology can…

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UK Catalysis Hub Summer Conference 2022

When: 20 – 21 June 2022Where: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Fermi Avenue, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QX On the 20th and 21st of June 2022 the UK Catalysis Hub will host its annual summer conference and networking meeting. The Conference will take place at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus,…

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Mechanism of Ammonia Synthesis on a Fe3Mo3N Surface

Ammonia (NH3) synthesis is a key industrial process, being of vital importance for the production of fertiliser, explosives, and fine chemicals. Traditional promoted Fe Haber-Bosch catalysts require high temperatures and pressures to operate, at great economic and environmental expense due to the significant energy consumption required for NH3 synthesis. Hence, there…

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