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Research publications 2016
February 24, 2016
A safe variant of hydrocyanation gives chemists a versatile tool with a reversible function
Research publications 2014
August 13, 2014
Coffee: It leaves some people feeling fit and refreshed; in others, it makes their heart race. Scientists have developed several decaffeination processes to allow even people who react badly to caffeine to enjoy a cup of the “black brew.” Kurt Zosel from the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research in Mülheim an der Ruhr came across one of these processes quite by chance in 1967.
August 11, 2014
From shopping bags to shampoo bottles to plastic watering cans – many everyday objects both large and small might look very different if it hadn’t been for the invention of chemist and Max Planck researcher Karl Ziegler. It took the catalysts developed at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (coal research) to pave the way for the use of plastics in everyday items.
Research publications 2013
October 04, 2013
Using a simple, parallel approach, the components of lignin can be reworked for practical applications
September 13, 2013
Simple textiles can be used with catalysts to enable complex chemical reactions
Research publications 2011
April 12, 2011
The regular recurrence of ‘all-time high’ oil prices is clear proof of the finite nature of fossil energy sources.
Research publications 2010
February 15, 2010
Chemists in Mülheim devise a new way of optimising enzymes for industrial applications
Research publications 2009
November 11, 2009
Max Planck chemists are using a simple method to convert methane to methanol - something that has the potential to exploit previously unused reserves of natural gas.
Research publications 2006
June 13, 2006
Chemists direct silicon oxide into a selected hierarchical structure - a mechanism that until now had only been found in nature
Research publications 2005
December 14, 2005
Max Planck Institute of Coal Research celebrates 80 years of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis to make fuels out of coal
May 08, 2005
Catalysts crank up chemical reactions. Without them, the large-scale production of chemicals would be unthinkable. And whoever finds the best catalysts can manufacture more efficiently than anyone else.