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Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the Technische Universität München has taken great efforts to meet the requirements of a rapidly changing scientific environment.
We offer a broad diversity of subjects: The traditional areas of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry have been enriched by Chemical Technology, Radiochemistry, Food Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, and Hydrochemistry many years ago. The last years saw new expansions into the fields of Biochemistry and Construction Chemistry. [More...]

The copper atoms provide the zeolite with a bluish color
Photo: Andreas Battenberg / TUM

Bio-inspired catalyst paves the way to 'gas-to-liquid'-technologies

Effective conversion of methane oxidation by a new copper zeolite

A new bio-inspired zeolite catalyst, developed by an international team with researchers from Technische Universität München (TUM), Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Amsterdam, might pave the way to small scale 'gas-to-liquid' technologies converting natural gas to fuels and starting materials for the chemical industry. Investigating the mechanism of the selective oxidation of methane to methanol they identified a copper-oxo-cluster as the active center inside the zeolite micropores. [more ...]

Publikation:

Single-site trinuclear copper oxygen clusters in mordenite for selective conversion of methane to methanol

Sebastian Grundner, Monica A .C. Markovits, Guanna Li, Moniek Tromp, Evgeny A. Pidko,Emiel J. M. Hensen, Andreas Jentys, Maricruz Sanchez-Sanchez, Johannes A. Lercher

Nature communications, 6, 7546 – DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8546