Project

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

Duration
01 October 2013 → 30 September 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
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
Keywords
heterogenous catalysis Diels-Alder reaction microreactor
 
Project description

This project aims at developing heterogeneous catalysis using microreactor technology combining the advantages of both techniques. Two major types of heterogeneous catalysts will be studied, i.e. zeolites and mesoporous silica. The focus of this project will go to acid catalyzed reactions like the Diels-Alder reaction and the synthesis of heterocycles, f.e. substituted imidazoles.