ERC Advanced Grant

Bild: FAU/Kurt Fuchs

Award year: 2009

Category: Scholarship / Grant

Type: ERC Advanced Grant

Awarding organization: Europäischer Forschungsrat (ERC)

Peter Wasserscheid conducts research on reaction accelerators or catalysts, substances that increase the speed of a chemical reaction. The aim is to modify catalysts using a thin layer of liquid salt in such a way that less waste is produced or that allows the catalysts to be used for a longer period of time without losing their effectiveness. Peter Wasserscheid is focussing on dehydration reactions in which organic molecules release hydrogen.