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EPSRC Reference: GR/R05802/01
Title: Catalysis At Leicester - Multidisciplinary Catalysis Test Facility
Principal Investigator: Hope, Professor E
Other Investigators:
Solan, Dr G Abbott, Professor A Dyer, Dr PW
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Lubrizol Ltd
Department: Chemistry
Organisation: University of Leicester
Scheme: JREI
Starts: 12 July 2001 Ends: 11 July 2004 Value (£): 98,666
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing Chemicals
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A dedicated catalyst test facility is sought to investigate:(i) Fluorous bi-phase catalysis: mechanistic studies; evaluate reactivity/selectivity of fluorous-soluble catalyst systems for hydroformylation and asymmetric hydrogenation. To assess the benefits of separation of catalyst recovery under industrially relevant conditions.(ii) Supercritical hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) solvents: To measure and quantity the solvent properties of a range of supercritical fluids as novel solvent media. To examine the effects of reactants on solvent properties and how clustering is effected by pressure.(iii) Polymer-heterogenised homogeneous catalysts: To investigate the use of tailored polystyrene resins as catalyst support materials in industrially important heterogenised olefin polymerisation reactions.(iv) Development of new activators and precatalysts for olefin polymerisation: Test and evaluate new activators and precatalysts under high pressure conditions for olefin homo- and co-polymerisation.
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