Watch Now: A Perspective on Catalyst Testing in Industry

When: 6 October 2023, 15:00 BSTWhere: Online The evaluation of catalysts through testing is ubiquitous in laboratories world wide, and there are many textbooks and literature articles that describe in varying levels of detail how such tests should be undertaken.  In the chemical industry, catalyst testing also forms an essential‚Ķ

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Lights, Camera, Action! Watching catalytic reactions with multi-nuclear high resolution FlowNMR spectroscopic techniques

FlowNMR spectroscopy is a powerful technique for gaining insight into dynamic reaction systems in their native environment, allowing the observation of subtle reagent interactions, fleeting intermediates, and steady-state distribution of catalytic states. Quantification of the latter over time and correlation with the reaction progress and selectivity profile of the reaction…

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Catalyst design and development for electrochemical water splitting

The annual production of hydrogen is over 90 million tonnes, with > 96% generated from fossil fuels (mostly by steam methane reformation of natural gas) releasing large quantities of CO2 as a by-product.  Electrochemical water splitting technologies offer an important alternate platform to produce clean and sustainable hydrogen from surplus renewable energy.  Central‚Ķ

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Process monitoring using parahydrogen-enhanced benchtop NMR spectroscopy

Benchtop NMR spectrometers are a promising technology for process monitoring applications due to their portability, affordability and low maintenance requirements. However, the moderate magnetic fields of benchtop NMR spectrometers (1 ‚Äď 2 T) limit their sensitivity and chemical shift dispersion when compared to standard laboratory NMR (> 7 T). Hyperpolarisation‚Ķ

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Royal Society Open Science collection published

We are delighted to announce a special collection of thematically related manuscripts by UK Catalysis Hub members has been published by Royal Society Open Science. The papers in the collection explore catalytic chemistry and represent institutions in each of four constituent nations of the United Kingdom; they also showcase the…

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Revisiting Liquid Phase Hydrogenations using Pd Nanoparticles

The use of supported Pd nanoparticles is ubiquitous in hydrogenation chemistry. From synthetic organic transformations towards high-value products in the pharmaceutical or fragrance industries to crude biomass processing towards commodity chemicals such as monomers often the first choice of catalyst is Pd/C. In this talk, I will highlight two of…

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Modern Developments in Catalysis Vol II published

The UK Catalysis Hub have published a new edition of Modern Developments in Catalysis with publishers World Scientific. Modern Developments in Catalysis, Volume 2 provides a review and update of current research and practice on catalysis. Topics range from the treatment of water using novel techniques for carbon neutrality, cutting-edge techniques‚Ķ

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