The common perspective of our research activities at the chair of chemical reaction engineering is the development of new concepts towards highly selective catalytic reactions. This involves development, characterization and investigations of new catalyst systems. The developed catalyst systems are investigated in industrially relevant reactions, that involve complex selectivity problems and have not been successfully solved with existing catalysts. In co-existing projects new concept for the immobilization and regeneration of catalysts, miniaturization and on-line reaction monitoring are methologically investigated. Our research will contribute to the sustainable production of chemicals, i.e. to optimize production processes in an economical and ecological way.