Successful collaboration with FAU chemistry – publication in Materials Horizon

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The directed production of propene by dehydrogenation of propane (PDH) is carried out industrially in large-scale plants with > 500000 tons annual production capacities. Due to harsh conditions, catalysts deactivate, making the processes complex. The concept of supported catalytically active liquid metal solutions (SCALMS), developed at CRT, attempts to develop improved catalysts for this purpose.

In our recent publication, Nnamdi Madubuko,  Nicola Taccardi, Marco Haumann und Peter Wasserscheid (CRT) and colleagues from Prof. Karl Mandel’s group (Inorganic Chemistry, FAU) have teamed up to develop new catalyst support materials for PDH. In this work, the support materials are built up from nanoscale building blocks by spray drying, and these supraparticles are assembled into novel suprabeads in a further step. These materials show promising properties (low pressure drop, adjustable cavities for the alloy droplets). Many thanks for the good cooperation!

Article on RCS: Supraparticles on beads for supported catalytically active liquid metal solutions – the SCALMS suprabead concept – Materials Horizons (RSC Publishing)

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Prof. Dr. Peter Wasserscheid

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Prof. Dr. Marco Haumann

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg