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Non-Noble Metal Catalysis - NoNoMeCat

Non-Noble Metal Catalysis - NoNoMeCat

Objective

Transition metal catalysts are formidable tools towards greener chemistry, allowing for low-waste, energy-efficient, and selective reactions. However, the noble metals (Ru, Os, Rh, Ir, Pd, Pt) that are currently most common in homogeneous catalysts suffer from high toxicity and environmental impact in addition to their scarcity and ensuing high cost. First-row metals (Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu) are emerging as environmentally benign alternatives, but to this day rarely equal the performance of their noble counterparts. The NoNoMeCat network aims at providing excellent and structured interdisciplinary training to a generation of young researchers in the field of Non-Noble Metal homogeneous Catalysis who will push the boundaries of the field in terms of catalyst stability, selectivity, mechanistic understanding, and scalability. These challenges are addressed in three areas of high fundamental and practical significance: the oxidation of hydrocarbons, the formation of new C-X bonds (C-C, C-N) bonds through cross-coupling reactions, and clean energy production. NoNoMeCat will enrol 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who will receive structured training in experimental and theoretical aspects of non-noble metal chemistry as well as transferable skills such as research integrity, scientific communication and public outreach. Tight integration of non-academic partners will expose all ESRs to aspects of both fundamental interdisciplinary research and industrial application, paving the way for long-standing intersectorial collaborations.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Address

Heidelberglaan 8
3584 Cs Utrecht

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 766 122,84

Participants (8)

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UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 495 745,92

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 530 453,52

LEIBNIZ - INSTITUT FUR KATALYSE EV AN DER UNIVERSITAT ROSTOCK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 265 226,76

DSM CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY R & D BV

Netherlands

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 250 560

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

Partners (5)

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ASTRAZENECA AB

AbbVie

Concentrol SA

SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION AG

H2 Industries AG/ H2 Industries GmbH

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 675020

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 318 634,08

  • EU contribution

    € 3 318 634,08

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands