…Nat.Comm.: Oxygen is the greatest enemy of biocatalysts for energy conversion. A protective film shields them – but only with an additional ingredient: iodide salt.
…Angew. Chem.: How to design materials so they work efficiently.
catalysts, electrochemistry, Wolfgang Schuhmann, Ulf-Peter Apfel, electrode
…Angew. Chem.: Catalysts should be as stable, efficient and adaptable to certain applications as possible. This Bochum-made development makes all of this possible.
…Nat. Comm.: Bochum researchers have combined two concepts that make the system as efficient as precious metal catalysts.
It is difficult to convert carbon dioxide or nitrogen oxides into useful or harmless substances. Wolfgang Schuhmann wants to find a way and is being helped to do so by the EU.
…Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.: Precious metal nanoparticles of platinum and gold are excellent catalysts. But they are expensive and rare. This new method makes it possible to save material.
…JACS: Precious metals are often efficient catalysts. But they are expensive and rare. However, it has so far been difficult to determine how efficient non-precious metal alternatives are.
…JACS: Oxygen threatens sustainable catalysts that use hydrogen to produce electricity in fuel cells. Researchers from Bochum and Marseille have developed a way to combat this.
Ang.Chem.: A new concept makes it possible to identify the most promising among an abundance of possible element combinations.
…ACS Cat.: Some catalysts show remarkable high activity. Thanks to water.