Welcome to the Cluster of Excellence UniCat

Sandra Luber, Zurich University, to receive the Clara Immerwahr Award 2017. more



Nanomaterial-Based Biosensors for Health Care Diagnostics

Upon receiving grants from EU and Marie Curie Actions, Dr. Zeynep Altintas moved to Berlin University of Technology to c


Leopoldina Medal of Merit for Bärbel Friedrich

Today, microbiologist Prof. Bärbel Friedrich and former member of UniCat has been awarded the Medal of Merit of the Germ


Research Highlight "Biosynthesis of the metal carbonyl in the catalytic center of [NiFe]-hydrogenase"

Activation of dihydrogen is by far not a trivial catalytic reaction. Microbes have evolved sophisticated hydrogenases wi


Most Recent Publications

Graphitic carbon nitride “reloaded”: emerging applications beyond (photo)catalysis J. Liu, H. Wang, M. Antonietti Chem. Soc. Rev. 2016, 45, 2308–2326, 10.1039/c5cs00767d

Activating Pd nanoparticles on sol–gel prepared porous g-C3N4/SiO2via enlarging the Schottky barrier for efficient dehydrogenation of formic acid H. H. Wang, B. Zhang, X. H. Li, M. Antonietti, J. S. Chen Inorg. Chem. Front. 2016, 3, 1124–1129, 10.1039/c6qi00151c

A Cu(ii) metal–organic framework as a recyclable catalyst for ARGET ATRP H. C. Lee, M. Antonietti, B. V. K. J. Schmidt Polym. Chem. 2016, 7, 7199–7203, 10.1039/c6py01844k

Mild Continuous Hydrogenolysis of Kraft Lignin over Titanium Nitride–Nickel Catalyst V. Molinari, G. Clavel, M. Graglia, M. Antonietti, D. Esposito ACS Catalysis 2016, 6, 1663–1670, 10.1021/acscatal.5b01926

Merging Single-Atom-Dispersed Silver and Carbon Nitride to a Joint Electronic SystemviaCopolymerization with Silver Tricyanomethanide Z. Chen, S. Pronkin, T. P. Fellinger, K. Kailasam, G. Vilé, D. Albani, F. Krumeich, R. Leary, J. Barnard, J. M. Thomas, J. Pérez-Ramírez, M. Antonietti, D. Dontsova ACS Nano 2016, 10, 3166–3175, 10.1021/acsnano.5b04210

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