Welcome to the Cluster of Excellence "Unifying Concepts in Catalysis"

We carry out research in the field of catalysis. Our future-related research topics range from energy supply, including natural gas and bio-hydrogen, to the development of new agents.  

The Cluster of Excellence "Unifying Concepts in Catalysis" (UniCat) was founded in 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative launched by the German Federal and State Governments. About 250 chemists, physicists, biologists and engineers of 4 universities and 2 Max Planck research institutes are involved in this research network in Berlin and Potsdam.


News

2016-07-19

New Einstein Visiting Fellow

Professor Stephen P. Cramer from the University of California, Davis will join the UniCat research group of Professor Pe

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2016-07-18

Former UniCat Scientist awarded the Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Lecture Prize 2016

Physicist Regine von Klitzing honored for her important contributions to polymer physics.

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2016-07-01

The most important factor is the person

Yesterday, the TU Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE) and the Inkulab presented their program for supporting scientists wh

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Most Recent Publications

The Unique Gas-Phase Chemistry of the [AuO]+/CH4Couple: Selective Oxygen-Atom Transfer to, Rather than Hydrogen-Atom Abstraction from, Methane S. Zhou, J. Li, M. Schlangen, H. Schwarz Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2016, 55, 10877–10880, 10.1002/anie.201605259

Chemical looping as reactor concept for the oxidative coupling of methane over a Na2WO4/Mn/SiO2 catalyst V. Fleischer, P. Littlewood, S. Parishan, R. Schomäcker Chemical Engineering Journal 2016, 306, 646–654, 10.1016/j.cej.2016.07.094

Investigation of the surface reaction network of the oxidative coupling of methane over Na2WO4/Mn/SiO2 catalyst by temperature programmed and dynamic experiments V. Fleischer, R. Steuer, S. Parishan, R. Schomäcker Journal of Catalysis 2016, 341, 91–103, 10.1016/j.jcat.2016.06.014

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

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

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