D Catalytic Materials

Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials

FAU Contact:
Wasserscheid, Peter Prof. Dr.


New and more efficient catalytic materials

Combination of highest selectivity and reactivity with robustness, synthetic availability, and ease of processing

Research Area D deals with the development of advanced catalytic
materials focusing on three demonstrator applications in selective C-
C-coupling and C-C-cleavage reactions. For these applications, the full
research chain from the design of individual catalytic centers on the
molecular level to an almost technical, pilot-plant scenario is
established, including material design, characterization, synthesis, and
production as well as reaction engineering studies up to pilot-plant

  • Hierarchical, acidic materials
    displaying a “Lotus flower effect” for catalytic cracking applications
    (designer surface structures to influence coke formation processes)
  • Hierarchical
    catalytic materials displaying multi-functionality and
    surface-structure-induced selectivity pattern in C-C-couplings are
    designed, synthesized, and tested in continuous miniplants (combining
    complementary catalytic functionalities at the nanoscale with a maximum
    degree of structural control to influence the regioselectivity in
    oligomerisation reaction of alkenes)
  • Catalyst deposition and
    immobilization on photonic crystal fibres (PCFs) developed in Research
    Area C. Bundles of these catalytic optical fibers/catalysts assembly are
    integrated as a new type of optical minireactor.

Assigned publications

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Wähler, T., Hohner, C., Sun, Z., Schuster, R., Rodriguez-Fernandez, J., Lauristen, J.V., & Libuda, J. (2019). Dissociation of water on atomically-defined cobalt oxide nanoislands on Pt(111) and its effect on the adsorption of CO. Journal of Materials Research, 34(3), 379-393. https://dx.doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2018.388
Kettner, M., Maisel, S., Stumm, C., Schwarz, M., Schuschke, C., Görling, A., & Libuda, J. (2019). Pd-Ga model SCALMS: Characterization and stability of Pd single atom sites. Journal of Catalysis, 369, 33-46. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2018.10.027
Kettner, M., Stumm, C., Schwarz, M., Schuschke, C., & Libuda, J. (2019). Pd model catalysts on clean and modified HOPG: Growth, adsorption properties, and stability. Surface Science, 679, 64-73. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2018.08.022
Kollhoff, F., Schneider, J., Li, G., Barkaoui, S., Shen, W., Berger, T.,... Libuda, J. (2018). Anchoring of carboxyl-functionalized porphyrins on MgO, TiO2, and Co3O4 nanoparticles. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20(38), 24858-24868. https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8cp04873h
Faisal, F., Bertram, M., Stumm, C., Cherevko, S., Geiger, S., Kasian, O.,... Libuda, J. (2018). Atomically Defined Co 3 O 4 (111) Thin Films Prepared in Ultrahigh Vacuum: Stability under Electrochemical Conditions. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122(13), 7236-7248. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b00558
Faisal, F., Mayrhofer, K., Bertram, M., Wähler, T., Schuster, R., Xiang, F.,... Libuda, J. (2018). Atomically-defined model catalysts in ultrahigh vacuum and in liquid electrolytes: particle size-dependent CO adsorption on Pt nanoparticles on ordered Co3O4(111) films. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20(36), 23702-23716. https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8cp03770a
Preuster, P., & Albert, J. (2018). Biogenic formic acid as a green hydrogen carrier. Energy Technology. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ente.201700572
Schuster, R., Waidhas, F., Bertram, M., Runge, H., Geile, S., Shayduk, R.,... Libuda, J. (2018). Dehydrogenation of Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers on Supported Pd Model Catalysts: Carbon Incorporation Under Operation Conditions. Catalysis Letters, 148(9), 2901-2910. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10562-018-2487-0
Bachmann, P., Schwarz, M., Steinhauer, J., Späth, F., Düll, F., Bauer, U.,... Papp, C. (2018). Dehydrogenation of the Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier System Indole/Indoline/Octahydroindole on Pt(111). Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122(8), 4470-4479. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b12625
Bauer, T., Stepic, R., Wolf, P., Kollhoff, F., Karawacka, W., Wick, C.,... Libuda, J. (2018). Dynamic equilibria in supported ionic liquid phase (SILP) catalysis: in situ IR spectroscopy identifies [Ru(CO)xCly]n species in water gas shift catalysis. Catalysis: Science and Technology, 8(1), 344-357. https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7CY02199B

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