Mesoporous silicas and zeolites as heterogeneous catalyst for micro-and millireactor technology

01 November 2014 → 01 September 2018
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Organic chemistry
  • Engineering and technology
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Diels-Alder heterogeneous catalysis microreactor
Project description

In this project, heterogeneously catalyzed continuous flow processes for Diels-Alder reactions will be studied. The use in industry of Diels-Alder reactions is being limited due to safety concerns regarding upscaling. In the beginning, a generic reaction will be optimized. Next, various industrial relevant Diels-Alder reactions will be studied. Zeolites and functionalized mesoporous silica will be evaluated as solid acid catalysts.