News from the Catalysis Commission

1-Oct-13 At the 17th IZC in Moscow, the composition of the Catalysis Commission changed and new officers were elected
    Martin Hartmann is the new Chair, and
Bert Sels is the new Co-Chair
30-Apr-04 At the 14th IZC in Cape Town
    the Chair of the Catalysis Commission
      Michael Stöcker
      retired from the Commission
    and two new members
      Graham Hutchings
Johannes Lercher
      joined the Commission
The new officers of the Catalysis Commission are
    Stephan Ernst, Chair
Cyril O'Connor, Co-chair
  The next test reaction,
    the gas phase isomerization and hydrocracking of n-nonane, using a bi-functional catalyst (0.5 wt.-% Pt on LaNaY), is being prepared.
Preliminary experiments have been done at the University of Kaiserslautern (by Stefan Ernst) and at ChevronTexaco (by C.-Y. Chen)
26-Sep-02 The results of the first test reaction from the Catalysis Commission are now available
    The disproportionation reaction of ethylbenzene over LaNa-Y has been tested in five different laboratories and the results evaluated
    To learn more, click on "Test Reaction" in the table of contents
  To begin with
    the Commission has been concentrating on the disproportionation of ethyl benzene catalyzed by LaNa-Y with a given degree of metal exchange.
      This reaction is an acid-catalyzed process with a well-defined product distribution under the specified conditions.
  Reactions that highlight the unique catalytic properties of various modified porous
    materials, both in the gas phase and the liquid state, are under consideration for further investigation.
  The results of this work should demonstrate that well-defined catalytic test reactions
    using zeolites as catalysts yield comparable results independent of where and by whom the tests are performed, as long as the same experimental conditions are used.

last updated: 1-October-2013