Reaction & Synthesis

Making a desired product generally involves the transformation of raw materials via a chemical process. This typically occurs by reacting the materials or using another means to create the final product. Success in achieving such transformations more often than not requires sophisticated design and careful setting and control of operating conditions.


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Catalyst Breakthroughs: Transforming Plastics and Photocatalysis

The latest catalyst research looks to address plastic waste and renewable energy challenges.
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Novel Material Converts CO2 Into Green Fuels

The carbon capture and conversion process uses a switchable dual-function material consisting of nanoparticles to perform reactions.
Source: University of Adelaide’s Centre for Materials in Energy and Catalysis.
Figure 1. The new 3D printing technique overcomes cost and complexity issues.

Researchers Use 3D Printing to Produce Single-Atom Catalysts

Using 3D printing, researchers in Australia have developed a novel technique to produce customized single-atom catalysts (SACs).
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A catalyst pellet for hydrogen release

Fine Bubbles Boost Hydrogen Production

Researchers have discovered a way to increase 50-fold the mass transfer in a heterogeneously catalyzed reaction that could play a central role in future hydrogen storage and transport...



Partnership Aims To Develop Novel Electrocatalysts For Green Hydrogen

Aug. 22, 2022
Sibanye-Stillwater and Heraeus enter into a partnership to develop and commercialize novel electrolyzer catalysts for the production of green hydrogen.

Rice Engineers Enhance Catalyst That Breaks Down “Forever Chemicals”

Aug. 2, 2022
Chemical engineers fine-tune design of PFOA-destroying nanoparticles.

Sinocompound Catalysts Reaches Licensing Agreement With Dalhousie

April 22, 2022
Sincocompound extends non-PGM catalyst range through new licensing agreement with Dalhousie University.

China’s Lihuayi Group Taps Clariant Petrochemical Catalysts

April 4, 2022
Clariant’s catalysts business is awarded new contracts by China’s Lihuayi Group for upcoming petrochemicals production units.

Food Scraps, Sewage and Sludge Create Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals

Feb. 8, 2023
Process transforms biomass into almost any fuel or chemical currently made from oil and natural gas

Clariant Rewards Students For Outstanding Catalysis Research

Sept. 16, 2022
Clariant awards three grants of CHF 50’000 to three student research projects at ETH Zurich.

ASTM Catalysts Committee Endorses New Standard

Sept. 9, 2022
New catalyst standard will aid in particle size and shape analysis.

Seatex Enhances Production Capabilities With ChemQuest Acquisition

Sept. 7, 2022
Seatex acquires ChemQuest Chemicals.