BasCat - UniCat-BASF Joint Lab

In 2011 UniCat and the chemical company BASF founded the new UniCat-BASF Joint Lab  (BasCat) .

BasCat is dedicated to the development of new catalytic processes for raw material change. The research program promotes the search for alternatives to petroleum, e.g. by using natural gas. The long term goal is to ensure the continued future availability of raw materials for the production of chemicals.

BasCat pursues multidisciplinary approaches to generate the fundamental knowledge needed for developing alternative processes to activate less reactive molecules. The current research program focuses on oxidation catalysis. One example is the oxidative coupling of methane. It has been investigated within UniCat since 2007.

The new joint lab BasCat located in the Eugene Paul Wigner building of TU Berlin is going to use a total of approximately 1,000 m2 for laboratory, office and seminar rooms. Construction work for the new lab facilities has started in 2012 and completion is scheduled for October 2013.

Within BasCat, 17 scientists will be doing research. BASF and TU Berlin are putting substantial resources into setting up BasCat.

Press release, 8th December 2011: Natural gas instead of crude oil


UniCat publications

2308 The Trace Amine-Associated Receptor 1 Agonist 3-Iodothyronamine Induces Biased Signaling at the Serotonin 1b Receptor J. Bräunig, J. Dinter, C. S. Höfig, S. Paisdzior, M. Szczepek, P. Scheerer, M. Rosowski, J. Mittag, G. Kleinau, H. Biebermann Frontiers in Pharmacology 2018, 9, 10.3389/fphar.2018.00222

2305 Investigation into Consecutive Reactions of Ethane and Ethene Under the OCM Reaction Conditions over MnxOy–Na2WO4/SiO2 Catalyst S. Parishan, E. Nowicka, V. Fleischer, C. Schulz, M. G. Colmenares, F. Rosowski, R. Schomäcker Catalysis Letters 2018, 148, 1659–1675, 10.1007/s10562-018-2384-6

2282 The Impact of the Bulk Structure on Surface Dynamics of Complex Mo–V-based Oxide Catalysts A. Trunschke, J. Noack, S. Trojanov, F. Girgsdies, T. Lunkenbein, V. Pfeifer, M. Hävecker, P. Kube, C. Sprung, F. Rosowski, R. Schlögl ACS Catalysis 2017, 7, 3061–3071, 10.1021/acscatal.7b00130

1930 Silica material variation for the MnxOy-Na2WO4/SiO2 M. Yildiz, Y. Aksu, U. Simon, T. Otremba, K. Kailasam, C. Göbel, F. Girgsdies, O. Görke, F. Rosowski, A. Thomas, R. Schomäcker, S. Arndt Applied Catalysis A: General 2016, 525, 168–179, 10.1016/j.apcata.2016.06.034

1929 Oxidative coupling of methane on the Na2WO4-MnxOy catalyst: COK-12 as an inexpensive alternative to SBA-15 M. G. Colmenares, U. Simon, M. Yildiz, S. Arndt, R. Schomaecker, A. Thomas, F. Rosowski, A. Gurlo, O. Goerke Catalysis Communications 2016, 85, 75–78, 10.1016/j.catcom.2016.06.025

1858 The Electronic Factor in Alkane Oxidation Catalysis M. Eichelbaum, M. Hävecker, C. Heine, A. M. Wernbacher, F. Rosowski, A. Trunschke, R. Schlögl Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2015, 54, 2922–2926, 10.1002/anie.201410632

1857 Der elektronische Faktor in der Alkanoxidationskatalyse M. Eichelbaum, M. Hävecker, C. Heine, A. M. Wernbacher, F. Rosowski, A. Trunschke, R. Schlögl Angewandte Chemie 2015, 127, 2965–2969, 10.1002/ange.201410632

1854 Hydrothermal synthesis of bi-functional nanostructured manganese tungstate catalysts for selective oxidation X. Li, T. Lunkenbein, J. Kröhnert, V. Pfeifer, F. Girgsdies, F. Rosowski, R. Schlögl, A. Trunschke Faraday Discuss. 2016, 188, 99–113, 10.1039/C5FD00191A

1853 Enhancing of catalytic properties of vanadia via surface doping with phosphorus using atomic layer deposition V. E. Strempel, D. Löffler, J. Kröhnert, K. Skorupska, B. Johnson, R. N. d'Alnoncourt, M. Driess, F. Rosowski Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films 2016, 34, 1– 10.1116/1.4936390

1852 Selective Alkane Oxidation by Manganese Oxide: Site Isolation of MnOxChains at the Surface of MnWO4Nanorods X. Li, T. Lunkenbein, V. Pfeifer, M. Jastak, P. K. Nielsen, F. Girgsdies, A. Knop-Gericke, F. Rosowski, R. Schlögl, A. Trunschke Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2016, 55, 4092–4096, 10.1002/anie.201510201

1851 Selektive Alkanoxidation an Manganoxid: isolierte, kettenförmige MnOx-Zentren an der Oberfläche von MnWO4-Nanostäbchen X. Li, T. Lunkenbein, V. Pfeifer, M. Jastak, P. K. Nielsen, F. Girgsdies, A. Knop-Gericke, F. Rosowski, R. Schlögl, A. Trunschke Angewandte Chemie 2016, 128, 4161–4165, 10.1002/ange.201510201

1850 Effect of the catalyst pore structure on fixed-bed reactor performance of partial oxidation of n-butane: A simulation study Y. Dong, F. J. Keil, O. Korup, F. Rosowski, R. Horn Chemical Engineering Science 2016, 142, 299–309, 10.1016/j.ces.2015.12.004

1665 The Intimate Relationship between Bulk Electronic Conductivity and Selectivity in the Catalytic Oxidation of n-Butane M. Eichelbaum, M. Hävecker, C. Heine, A. Karpov, C. K. Dobner, F. Rosowski, A. Trunschke, R. Schlögl Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2012, 51, 6246–6250, 10.1002/anie.201201866

1664 The microwave cavity perturbation technique for contact-free and in situ electrical conductivity measurements in catalysis and materials science M. Eichelbaum, R. Stößer, A. Karpov, C. K. Dobner, F. Rosowski, A. Trunschke, R. Schlögl Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 1302–1312, 10.1039/C1CP23462E

1663 Speciation of Molybdates under Hydrothermal Conditions J. Noack, F. Rosowski, R. Schlögl, A. Trunschke Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie 2014, 640, 2730–2736, 10.1002/zaac.201400439

1662 Ambient-Pressure Soft X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of a Catalyst Surface in Action: Closing the Pressure Gap in the Selective n-Butane Oxidation over Vanadyl Pyrophosphate C. Heine, M. Hävecker, E. Stotz, F. Rosowski, A. Knop-Gericke, A. Trunschke, M. Eichelbaum, R. Schlögl The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2014, 118, 20405–20412, 10.1021/jp506068x

1502 Resource-Efficient Alkane Selective Oxidation on New Crystalline Solids: Searching for Novel Catalyst Materials R. Glaum, C. Welker-Nieuwoudt, C. K. Dobner, M. Eichelbaum, F. Gruchow, C. Heine, A. Karpov, R. Kniep, F. Rosowski, R. Schlögl, S. A. Schunk, S. Titlbach, A. Trunschke Chemie Ingenieur Technik 2012, 84, 1766–1779, 10.1002/cite.201200078

1461 Enhanced catalytic performance of MnxOy–Na2WO4/SiO2for the oxidative coupling of methane using an ordered mesoporous silica support M. Yildiz, Y. Aksu, U. Simon, K. Kailasam, O. Goerke, F. Rosowski, R. Schomäcker, A. Thomas, S. Arndt Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 14440–14442, 10.1039/c4cc06561a

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Dr. Frank Rosowski