Catalytic Composites for Sustainable Synthesis

SNIC 2018/3-427


SNIC Medium Compute

Principal Investigator:

Pooria Farahani


Kungliga Tekniska högskolan

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Primary Classification:

10407: Theoretical Chemistry



The aim of this project is to develop novel multifunctional catalytic composites that use two of the most abundant and sustainable feedstocks, carbon dioxide and water, for organic synthesis. The composites first transform these resources into H2 or CO, which then react in situ with organic raw materials, transforming them into high-value organic compounds. To achieve this, we will combine two catalytic materials that work in concert, one electrocatalyst (e-Cat) and one product-forming catalyst (p-Cat). Their cooperation is made possible by immobilization of active metals in different supporting materials, allowing them to simultaneously work despite their different nature. With this strategy, handling of high-risk gaseous reagents is completely surpassed. With our combined expertise on synthesizing new materials, developing new techniques for their functionalization, advanced characterization methods, and new catalytic methodologies, we will contribute to positioning Sweden at the forefront of catalysis, and through innovation provide advances towards a sustainable society.