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EPSRC Reference: EP/H007679/1
Title: NEW CATALYSTS FOR CYCLIC CARBONATE PRODUCTION
Principal Investigator: Hutchings, Professor G
Other Investigators:
Knight, Professor DW
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
DOW Fusion Johnson Matthey
Sasol Technology
Department: Chemistry
Organisation: Cardiff University
Scheme: Follow on Fund
Starts: 01 September 2009 Ends: 31 August 2010 Value (£): 141,575
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Chemicals
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
01 May 2009 Follow on Fund 6 Panel (TECH) Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The aim is to exploit a recent discovery concerning the production of a new high activity catalyst for use in the production of organic carbonates. The methodology uses a new gold catalyst supported on an acidic support. Initial results show the new catalyst is over sixty times as active as the current equivalent commercial catalyst and retains complete specificity for the carbonate product. This enhanced activity represents a step change in the manufacturing processes for these important chemical building blocks. Funding is requested to complete patent exemplification and to ensure commercial exploitation can be achieved.
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