Designed Synthesis of Zeolites for Environmental and Biorenewables Catalysis

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Chemistry


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Description The UK Catalysis Hub - 'Science': 1 - Optimising, predicting and designing new Catalysts
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID The UK Catalysis Hub - 'Science': 1 - Optimising, predicting and designing new Catalysts 
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2022 
End 10/2025
Title Development of operando kerr gate Raman capabilities. 
Description A setup and procedure for measuring zeolite catalysts using the Kerr-gate Raman during reaction (i.e. at temperature and with gas flow) has been developed. This has been published in the methods section of the following output: I. Lezcano-Gonzalez et al. Nature Materials volume 19, pages 1081-1087(2020) 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact As mentioned in the narrative, this result prompted interest in commercial companies for using/exploiting this capability. From an academic perspective, there is greater interest in using these capabilities for examining challenging catalysis problems at earlier TRL levels (i.e. 0/1).. 
Description JM 
Organisation Johnson Matthey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We are measuring model catalysts provided by JM to benchmark our novel measurement techniques in order to see if we can understand further why they work or fail.
Collaborator Contribution Samples are provided by JM for investigation. JM will also provide pathways to impact for the research that is done should it prove of commercial interest. Regular meetings, coordinated by JM, ensures mutual and beneficial progress throughout.
Impact None as of yet.
Start Year 2019