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Homogeneous Supported Catalyst Technologies: the sustainable approach to highly-selective, fine chemicals production

Homogeneous Supported Catalyst Technologies: the sustainable approach to highly-selective, fine chemicals production

Objective

This proposal is aimed at generating new fundamental knowledge and fostering new prospects and frontiers, training and transfer of knowledge in the field of highly efficient, highly selective, supported, recyclable catalysts. Target of the research programme are strongly innovative methodologies for the preparation, recovery and reuse of single-site, multipurpose, nanostructured catalytic materials, and the engineering of reactors based on these catalysts, as this represents an essential part towards the elaboration of sustainable production processes of high-added value fine chemicals. The approach pursued will be the immobilization of homogeneous catalysts, and particularly transition metal complexes, onto preformed (in)soluble supports (heterogenised catalysts). Materials defined at the nanometric level obtained by surface organometallic chemistry will be also included. The focus will be thereupon on their applications on specific, selected reactions. In this project, we plan to use advanced catalyst design to develop catalysts in which the support allows improvements in terms of activity, selectivity, catalyst lifetime and versatility, compared to their homogeneous counterparts. This will be an interdisciplinary, jointly executed research project encompassing complementary, synthetic (inorganic supports, ligands, organometallic compounds, functionalized polymers, dendrimers, nanoparticles), reactivity (homo- and heterogeneous catalyst screening and recycle, product analysis), characterization (advanced techniques for materials and in situ investigations), engineering (continuous-flow / supercritical flow reactors) and modelling activities.
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Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Address

Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 769 568

Administrative Contact

Claudio Bianchini (Dr.)

Participants (6)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 557 187

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 554 189

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 279 112

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 491 362

BASF NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 141 951

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 592 019

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 215193

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2008

  • End date

    30 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 385 388

  • EU contribution

    € 3 385 388

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy