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Light-Driven Asymmetric Organocatalysis (CATA-LUX)

Start date: Nov 1, 2016, End date: Oct 31, 2021,

Visible light photocatalysis and metal-free organocatalytic processes are powerful strategies of modern chemical research with extraordinary potential for the sustainable preparation of organic molecules. However, these environmentally respectful approaches have to date remained largely unrelated. The proposed research seeks to merge these fields of molecule activation to redefine their synthetic ...
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A novel concept for a photo-electro-catalytic (PEC) cell able to directly convert water and CO2 into fuels and chemicals (CO2 reduction) and oxygen (water oxidation) using exclusively solar energy will be designed, built, validated, and optimized. The cell will be constructed from cheap multifunction photo-electrodes able to transform sun irradiation into an electrochemical potential difference (e ...
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The global need to move current human technologies into a sustainable future will have a great impact for the world of chemistry and related industries. In close concert with other disciplines, chemistry will be increasingly solicited to identify solutions that are practical, affordable and ultimately sustainable. To meet these objectives, not only research, but also chemical education will need p ...
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CREATE aims at developing innovative membrane electrode assemblies for low-temperature polymer-electrolyte fuel cell (FC) and electrolyzer (EL) with much reduced cost. This will be achieved via elimination or drastic reduction of critical raw materials in their catalysts, in particular platinum group metals (PGM).Key issues with present low-temperature FC & EL are the high contents of PGM in devic ...
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The development of alternative greener synthetic methods to transform renewable feedstocks into elaborated chemical structures mediated by solar light is a prerequisite for a future sustainable society. In this regard, this project entails the use of visible light as driving force and water as a source of hydrides for the synthesis of high-value chemicals.The project merges photoredox catalysis wi ...
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The main idea of POROUS4APP project is based on the fabrication of functional nanoporous carbonaceous materials at pilot plant scale from natural resources (polysaccharide). The process for nanoporous carbon fabrication is already well known as one of the POROUS4APP partner has developed the STARBON® technology at TRL5 which consist of swelling, drying and pyrolysis of natural resources and in thi ...
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Polynuclear Gold Catalysis (GOLDCLUSTER)

Start date: Jun 27, 2016, End date: Jun 26, 2018,

During the last decade, homogeneous gold catalysis has witnessed rapid growth for C–C bond forming reactions mainly due to the soft carbophilic Lewis acid properties of gold complexes toward C–C triple bonds. Compared to Lewis acids and other transition metals, gold catalysts are very active under mild conditions, can tolerate moisture and oxygen and are compatible with diverse functional groups. ...
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We are in a changing era for drug discovery: the growing perception is that basic chemical research will play a greater role in pharmaceutical development. One current challenge is to develop a new kind of chemistry that yields a screening collection comprising optimal chiral molecules that increase the probability of success in identifying drug-candidate structures. Also, the chemistry community ...
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One of the most appealing opportunities in the field of Materials Science is the development of multifunctionality. Thus, it is becoming crucial to characterize materials upon acting on more than one physical property at a time. Magnetoelectric, photomagnetic or photoelectric phenomena are some of the bases of future technologies. Most of the equipment available nowadays for materials characteriza ...
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ICIQ International Postdoctoral Mobility Programme (ICIQ-IPMP)

Start date: May 1, 2012, End date: Apr 30, 2018,

"The aim of the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (Institut Català d’Investigació Química, ICIQ; http://www.iciq.es/ ) is to set up a training programme addressed to highly talented and motivated experienced researchers to give them the opportunity to develop their research career at the Institute.The postdoctoral researchers will have the opportunity to joint one of the research groups ...
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Tha novo catalytic synthesis of β-aminoacids from CO2 (NOVOCAT)

Start date: Mar 1, 2016, End date: Feb 28, 2018,

This proposal deals with the development of an innovative and unconventional catalytic de novo approach to β-amino acids, compounds of remarkable biological significance, using simple, available and abundant carbon dioxide (CO2) as C1 synthon. Specifically, NOVOCAT will promote a synergistic catalytic C-N bond-cleavage/CO2 insertion event of readily available aziridines from a synergistic and rath ...
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ADVANCING GOLD CATALYSIS (CATGOLD)

Start date: Mar 1, 2013, End date: Feb 28, 2018,

We plan to chase new goals by exploring the limits of gold chemistry and organic synthesis. A major goal is to promote copper to the level of gold as the catalyst of choice for the activation of alkynes under homogeneous conditions. Another major goal is to develop enantioselective reactions based on a new chiral catalyst design to overcome the inherent limitations of the linear coordination of d1 ...
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Cooperative nucleophilic-electrophilic catalysis by ionic liquids (IL) has been recognised as a powerful tool for sustainable chemical transformations. Some of these transformations proved to be suitable for biomass derived chemicals upgrade. The SOCUPols project aims at preparing novel organo-catalysts based on supported IL-like fragments for the upgrading of biomass derived polyols such as diols ...
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Carboxylic acids are building blocks of utmost importance in our chemical industry, as these motifs are extensively used in the manufacture of soaps, detergents, pharmaceuticals, rubber, plastics, dyes, textile, perfumes, and animal feed, among many others. Current industrial protocols for their synthesis rely heavily on toxic reagents, lengthy-step pathways or waste-producing procedures such as h ...
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We are in a changing era for drug discovery: the growing perception is that basic chemical research will play a greater role in pharmaceutical development. One current challenge is to develop a new kind of chemistry that yields a screening collection comprising optimal chiral molecules that increase the probability of success in identifying drug-candidate structures. The proposed research aims to ...
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Silvercatpharma project aims at developing C-C cross-coupling reactions catalysed by d11-blocks metals, particularly silver, for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals in Novartis. It strives to have an impact in terms of cost, environment and international visibility because of the use of silver as an alternative catalyst. The project offers me a great opportunity to obtain further training, such as cl ...
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Functionalized magnetic nanoparticles are proposed as smart platforms for applications in chemistry - emphasizing catalysis -, environmental chemistry - emphasizing catalytic detoxification, or biomedicine - emphasizing delivery of biomolecules and drugs. The magnetic properties of the entities offer an additional dimension for their manipulation by external magnetic fields, e.g. for flow reactors ...
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The SusPhos training network will bring about a paradigm shift in the teaching of sustainable phosphorus chemistry, in the training of multidisciplinary-competent scientists, and in the public’s view on chemistry to preserve the essential element phosphorus from depletion. SusPhos represents the first systematic investigation of the eco-friendly production, smart use, recycling and commercial expl ...
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"Molecular sciences offer unparalleled opportunities for the development of tailor-made materials. By chemical design, molecules with the desired features can be prepared and incorporated into hybrid systems to yield molecule-based materials with novel chemical and/or physical properties. The CHEMCOMP project aims to develop new hybrid materials targeting the study of new physical phenomena that h ...
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FunCBonds offers a novel perspective to relevant scientific synthetic problems via a synergistic dual catalytic activation of carbon-carbon bonds and CO2, a topic of major interest not only for basic research science but also from an industrial and social point of view. As the use of alternative feedstocks such as CO2 is still one of the most fundamental gaps in catalytic technologies, I believe t ...
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A Solar-Powered Hydrolyzer (HYDRER)

Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Oct 31, 2016,

We aim to determine the technical and economic viability of a novel water electrolyzer technology based in inexpensive catalysts from transition metal coordination polymers. Industrial water electrolyzers currently need the use of corrosive alkaline electrolytes or expensive noble-metal catalysts to reach reasonable efficiencies. Because of this, they cannot compete with low cost hydrogen producti ...
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Exploring Chemical Reactivity with Organocatalysis (ORGA-NAUT)

Start date: Nov 1, 2011, End date: Oct 31, 2016,

"The proposed research seeks to redefine the synthetic potential of a fundamental organic transformation: the functionalisation of carbonyl compounds. Today, synthetic chemists can address even the most daunting of challenges connected with the asymmetric catalytic functionalisation of carbonyl compounds at their alpha and beta positions. In contrast, there are no known general strategies for the ...
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Big Data for Catalysis (BigData4Cat)

Start date: Oct 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2016,

Catalysis is one of the scientific areas in which Europe has a leading position. The radical change in the use of raw materials from oil towards gas or biomass might compromise this position. Computational techniques have been identified as the third pillar in catalysis research and provide a great amount of data that can speed up the generation of new catalytic systems through rational design. In ...
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In the current IIF application, the candidate, Oleksii V. Gutov (1984, Ukraine) describes a 2-year postdoctoral project to be carried out in the group of Dr. Alexandr Shafir at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), a leading European catalysis center in Tarragona, Spain. As a Marie Curie fellow at ICIQ, Dr. Gutov will apply his unique expertise in Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) ...
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Metal and organo-catalysed carbon dioxide (CO2) fixation is a feasible strategy for the preparation of new and sustainable chemical synthons and materials. The RENOVACARB project aims at preparing novel cyclic carbonates and polycarbonate based materials exploiting carbon dioxide conversion reactions on easily obtainable renewable-based compounds, most of which have never been used for this purpos ...
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The use of renewable feedstocks by the chemical industry is fundamental due to both the depletion of fossilresources and the increasing pressure of environmental concerns. Biomass can act as a sustainable source oforganic industrial chemicals; however, the establishment of a renewable chemical industry that iseconomically competitive with the present oil-based one requires the development of new p ...
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A new vision on nanocatalysts (NANOSONWINGS)

Start date: Apr 1, 2010, End date: Mar 31, 2015,

In recent years it has been recognized that small metal nanoparticles hold the promise that their catalytic properties may be completely different from those of their bulk analogs or their monometallic complexes. Entirely new chemical conversions may be expected because of their shape and thermodynamic properties. So far, this promise has not led to important breakthroughs, as most findings can be ...
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Since the industrial revolution our society has altered the pace of the carbon cycle by extracting and burning fossil fuels, such as oil, gas or coal. Actually, one of the most fundamental gaps in catalysis is the use of alternative feedstocks such as carbon dioxide (CO2) to produce chemicals. In this regard, the development of “perfect chemical reactions” that maximizes the yield while not genera ...
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Atomic Scale and single Molecule Logic gate Technologies (AtMol)

Start date: Jan 1, 2011, End date: Dec 31, 2014,

AtMol will establish comprehensive process flow for fabricating a molecular chip, i.e. a molecular processing unit comprising a single molecule connected to external mesoscopic electrodes with atomic scale precision and preserving the integrity of the gates down to the atomic level after the encapsulation. Logic functions will be incorporated in a single molecule gate, or performed by a single sur ...
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Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) are a promising new generation of photovoltaic which have relatively high performance compared to silicon-based solar cells in many non-ideal light environments such as dim, diffuse and indoor light. They are on the verge of wide-scale commercialization but still face challenging issues to solve on long-term stability, materials cost and ability to recycle. Many o ...
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The PolyDot project aims to foster necessary progress on frontier research that integrates a number of leading concepts in the field of photoelectrochemistry in association with new concepts from areas such as nanoscience and materials chemistry. As an example, key scientific elements of the PolyDot project are the synthesis of new molecular electronic components, such as semiconducting quantum do ...
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Encapsulated Water Oxidation Catalysts (EWOCs)

Start date: Mar 19, 2012, End date: Mar 18, 2014,

Developing a sustainable global energy currency is considered to be one of, if not the, biggest challenge facing researchers today. Fuel cells and related technologies offer great promise however much work, particularly in methods for the efficient oxidative splitting of water, is still to be done before a suitable commercial solution is realised. This project aims to drive the field forward by de ...
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"To impact science and society in the way that we feel is possible, synthetic chemistry needs to combine innovation and execution. We are motivated by the idea that novel chemical methodologies are needed to enable the synthesis of novel, previously elusive natural-like scaffolds. Only innovative organic chemistry research can provide the next generation of problem solvers.The goal of the ORGANO-C ...
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Actinide reCycling by SEParation and Transmutation (ACSEPT)

Start date: Mar 1, 2008, End date: Sep 30, 2012,

"Actinide recycling by separation and transmutation is considered worldwide and particularly in several European countries as one of the most promising strategies to reduce the inventory of radioactive waste, thus contributing to make nuclear energy sustainable. Consistently with potentially viable recycling strategies, the Collaborative Project ACSEPT will provide a structured R&D framework to de ...
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"SOLAR-H2 brings together 12 world-leading European laboratories to carry out integrated, basic research aimed at achieving renewable hydrogen (H2) production from environmentally safe resources. The vision is to develop novel routes for the production of a Solar-fuel, in our case H2, from the very abundant, effectively inexhaustible resources, solar energy and water. Our multidisciplinary experti ...
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C-H activation (functionalization) is the direct and selective substitution of a carbon-hydrogen bond by new, lower in energy C-X bonds (C-C, C-O, C-N, among others) and is one of the most important current goals in chemistry. These transformations have very broad potential in synthesis because C-H bonds are ubiquitous and their selective activation will change current practice of organic synthes ...
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"Catalysis has been one of the longstanding proposed applications of supramolecular chemistry, which has reached a level of development that allows the practitioner to achieve the design and construction of complex multicomponent assemblies with exquisite detail. Efficient supramolecular systems capable of recognition and catalysis have emerged in recent years, however, the application of supramol ...
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Efficient and Robust Dye Sensitzed Solar Cells and Modules (ROBUST DSC)

Start date: Feb 1, 2008, End date: Jan 31, 2011,

"ROBUST DSC aims to develop materials and manufacturing procedures for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSC) with long lifetime and increased module efficiencies (7% target). The project intends to accelerate the exploitation of the DSC technology in the energy supply market. The approach focuses on the development of large area, robust, 7% efficient DSC modules using scalable, reproducible and commerc ...
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The primary scientific objectives of this project are twofold, 1) to develop a methodology to access novel enantiomerically pure chiral C3 symmetric tricyclic monophosphines and, 2) to verify their utility as chiral ligands in transition metal catalysed asymmetric reactions. This project will involve both organic and organometallic chemistry. Organic chemistry will be used for the preparation of t ...
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