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Combined operando spectroscopy with model-based experimental design to study the mechanism of catalytic surface reactions

Project description

Novel spectroscopic methods shine a light on catalytic CO2 conversion

Carbon is the "backbone" not only of living organisms but also of hydrocarbon fuels such as methane and of many other naturally and industrially relevant molecules. As testament to its importance, organic chemistry is a field devoted entirely to carbon compounds. Carbon forms particularly stable bonds so breaking them and making new ones can be very tricky. Catalysis of CO2 could both provide carbon feedstock for carbon-based chemicals and minimise CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, but better catalysts are urgently needed. The EU-funded OpeSpeKin project is getting a closer look at catalysts in action to enhance their specificity, activity and efficiency.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Net EU contribution
€ 212 933,76
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00