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Heterogeneous Catalysis

The work of the group is concentrated on the synthesis and characterization of inorganic materials with an application focus in heterogeneous catalysis. Especially important are high surface area materials with controlled porosity and nanostructured catalysts. Reactions studied include model reactions, such as CO oxidation, and energy relevant conversions, i.e. methane activation, biomass conversion, ammonia decomposition and catalyzed hydrogen storage. This research is supported by studies into the fundamental processes governing solids formation.

Ferdi Schüth

Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth

Since 1998
Director at the MPI für Kohlenforschung
Professor at the Frankfurt University
Visiting Assistent Professor Santa Barbara (G. D. Stucky)
Habilitation Mainz (K. Unger)
State Examination Law
Post-Doc Minneapolis (L. D. Schmidt)
PhD Münster (E. Wicke)
Born in Allagen, now Warstein
Chemial-Engineering-Medal of the ETH Zürich (CH)
Wilhelm-Klemm Award of the GDCh
Hamburg Science Award
Wöhler-Award for resource-saving processes
Ruhrpreis für Wissenschaft und Kunst
Nominated for the Future Award of Germany (Deutscher Zukunftspreis)
Elected member of the Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste
Heisenberg-Medaille of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
European Research Council Advanced Grant
Guest Professor at the University of Beijing, China
Elected member of the National Academy of Science Leopoldina
Honorary Professor of Dalian University of Technology, China
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis of the Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Elected member of acatech (German Academy of Engineering)
Award of the Stifterverbandes der Deutschen Wissenschaft
Honorary Professor of the "Ruhuniversität" of Bochum
Scholarship for postdoctoral studies of the Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Boehringer-Ingelheim Award
since 1990
continuous supports by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
Award for outstanding PhD work, Universität Münster
Scholarship of the Cusanuswerks
since 2013
Chairman of the selection committee of the award "Deutscher Zukunftspreis"
since 2012
Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Max-Planck-Society
Member of the selection committee of the award "Deutscher Zukunftspreis" (German Future Award)
since 2011
Member of the selection committee of the Award "Otto-Bayer-Preis"
since 2010
Member of the Board of Trustees of the "Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung" (Federal Institute for Materialresearch and -testing)
since 2010
Member of the University Council of the University in Oldenburg
Member of the Board of Trustees of the "Forschungs- und Wissenschaftsstiftung Hamburg"
since 2009
Vice-Chairman of Dechema
Chairman of the selection committee of the "Communicator" Award of the DFG
Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Max-Planck-Society
Member of the foundation board of directors of KIT (Institut of Technology Karlsruhe)
since 2007
Vice-President of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
since 2007
Member of the University Council of the Unisersity to Duisburg and Essen
since 2007
Member of the Editorial Board of "Advances in Catalysis"
since 2006
Member of the Advisory Board of "Chemistry - An Asian Journal"
since 2006
Editor of "Chemistry of Materials"
since 2005
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of "Chemical Engineering & Technology"
since 2005
Chairman of the Investment Committee of "Life Science, Materials and Energy" of the German High-Tech Fund
since 2004
Member of the Editorial Board of "Chemical Communications"
Member of the Board of Govenors of the GDCh
Member of the scientific committee of the State of Niedersachsen
Chairman of the Dechema Research Committee "Chemical Reaction Engineering"
Member of the Board of Trustees of the Unisersity to Duisburg and Essen
since 2003
Member of the International Expert Commission "Elitenetzwerk Bayern"
since 2003
Member of the Editorial Board QSAR-Combinatorial Science
Chairman of the Selectional Committee of the Alexander von Humboldt Award
Member of the DFG Senate Commission for SFB
Managing Director of the MPI für Kohlenforschung
Member of the IMMA-Council
Member of the Selectional Committee of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Award
since 2001
Coordinator of the Key Program "Nanoporous Crystals" of the DFG
since 2001
Chairman of the IZA commission of "Mesoporous Materials"
Member of the IZA-Council
Member of the Editorial Board of "Chemistry of Materials"
Member of Selectional Committee of the Humboldt Award
since 2000
Member of the Dechema Board of Governors
Member of the Board of Trustees of "Nachrichten aus der Chemie"
since 1999
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of directors of the company "hte" (since BASF majority acquisition: member) and of the Scientific Advisory Board
1998 - 2005
Vice-Chairman of the Dechema Fachausschuß "Zeolithe"
since 1998
Member of the Editorial Board of "Advanced Materials"
since 1996
Member of the Editorial Board "Microporous Materials"
Member of the technical committee of Dechema for "Microreactiontechniques"
Member of the technical committee of Dechema for "Zeolithe"
Coordinator of the program of DFG for "Nanoporous Crystals"
Managing director of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Frankfurt
Member of the technical committee of Dechema "Heterogene Katalyse"

396. G.H. Wang, J. Hilgert, F. Richter, F. Wang, H.J. Bongard, B. Spliethoff, C. Weidenthaler, F. Schüth:
Platinum-Cobalt bimetallic nanoparticles in hollow carbon nanospheres for hydrogenolysis of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural
Nat. Mat. 13, 293 – 300 (2014)

397. T. Trotus, T. Zimmermann, F. Schüth:
Catalytic Reactions of Acetylene: A Feedstock for the Chemical Industry Revisited
Chem. Rev. 114 , 1761 – 1782 (2014)

398. D. Gu, C.J. Jia, H.J. Bongard, B. Spliethoff, C. Weidenthaler, W. Schmidt, F. Schüth:
Ordered mesoporous Cu–Ce–O catalysts for CO preferential oxidation in H2-rich gases: Influence of copper content and pretreatment conditions
Appl. Catal., B 152-153, 11-18 (2014)

399. J.C. Meier, C. Galeano, I. Katsounaros, J. Witte, H.J. Bongard, A.A. Topalov, C. Baldizzone, S. Mezzavilla, F. Schüth, K.J.J. Mayrhofer:
Design criteria for stable Pt/C fuel cell catalysts
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 5, 44-67 (2014)

400. F. Schüth:
Encapsulation Strategies in Energy Conversion Materials
Chem. Mat. 26, 423 – 434 (2014)

401. Gu, D.; Schüth, F.:
Synthesis of non-siliceous mesoporous oxides
Chem. Soc. Rev. 43, 313 – 344 (2014)


380. I. H. Lim; W. Schrader; F. Schueth:
The formation of zeolites from solution - Analysis by mass spectrometry
Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 166, 20-36 (2013)

381. J. Hilgert, N. Meine, R. Rinaldi, F. Schüth:
Mechanocatalytic depolymerization of cellulose combined with hydrogenolysis as a highly efficient pathway to sugar alcohols
Energy Environ. Sci. 6, 92-96 (2013)

382. F. Schüth:
Energy Storage Strategies
In: R. Schlögl (Ed), Chemical Energy Storage, 35-48, De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston (2013)

383. H. Tüysüz, F. Schüth:
Ordered Mesoporous Materials as Catalysts
Adv. Catal 55, 129-239 (2013)

384. W. Zheng, T.P. Cotter, P. Kaghazchi, T. Jacob, B. Frank, K. Schlichte, W. Zhang, D.S. Su, R. Schlögel, F. Schüth:
Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Molybdenum Carbide and Nitride as Catalysts for Ammonia Decomposition
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 3458-3464 (2013)

385. Richter, F.; Pupovac, K.; Palkovits, R.; Schüth, F.:
Set of Acidic Resin Catalysts To Correlate Structure and Reactivity in Fructose Conversion to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural
ACS Catal. 3, 123-127 (2013)

386. Soorholtz, M.; White, R.J.; Zimmermann, T.; Titirici, M.M.; Antonietti, M.; Palkovits, R.; Schüth, F.:
Direct methane oxidation over Pt-modified nitrogen-doped carbons
Chem. Commun. 49, 240-242 (2013)

387. Schüth, F.:
Colloidal deposition as method to study the influence of the support on the activity of gold catalysts in CO-oxidation
Phys. Sataus Solidi B 250, 1142-1151 (2013)

388. Lim, I.H.; Schrader, W.; Schueth, W.:
The formation of zeolites from solution - Analysis by mass spectrometry
Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 166, 20-36 (2013)

389. Tagliazzucca, V.; Schlichte, K.; Schüth, F.; Weidenthaler, C.:
Molybdenum-based catalysts for the decomposition of ammonia: In situ X-ray diffraction studies, microstructure, and catalytic properties
J. Catal. 305, 277 – 289 (2013)

390. Carrasquillo-Flores, R.; Kaldstrom, M.; Dumesic, J.A.; Rinaldi, R.; Schüth, F.:
Mechanocatalytic Depolymerization of Dry (Ligno)cellulose As an Entry Process for High-Yield Production of Furfurals
ACS Catal. 3, 993 – 997 (2013)

391. Schmidt, W.; Schüth, F.; Weidenthaler, C.:
Diffraction and Spectroscopy of Porous Solids
In: Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II, Poeppelmeier, K.; Reedijk, J., Eds.; Elsevier, 2013; pp 1-24

392. S. Immohr, M. Felderhoff, C. Weidenthaler, F. Schüth:
An Orders-of-Magnitude Increase in the Rate of the Solid-Catalyzed CO Oxidation by In Situ Ball Milling.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 125, 12920 – 12923 (2013)

393. C. Galeano, C. Baldizzone, H. Bongard, B. Spliethoff, C. Weidenthaler, J.C. Meier, K.J.J. Mayrhofer, F. Schüth:
Carbon-Based Yolk-Shell Material for Fuel Cell Applications
Adv. Funct. Mater. 24, 220 – 232 (2013)

394. F. Richter, Y. Meng, T. Klasen, L. Sahraoui, F. Schüth:
Structural mimicking of inorganic catalyst supports with polydivinylbenzene to improve performance in the selective aerobic oxidation of ethanol and glycerol in water
J. Catal 308, 341 – 351 (2013)

395. T. Grewe, X. Deng, C. Weidenthaler, H. Tüysüz, F. Schüth:
Design of ordered mesoporous composite materials and their electrocaclytic activities for water oxidation
Chem. Mat. 25, 4926 – 4935 (2013)




365. F. Schüth:
Chemistry of Materials – Your Journal for High Science
Chem. Mater. 24, 1-2 (2012)

366. H. Kaper, A. Grandjean, C. Weidenthaler, F. Schüth, F. Goettmann:
Surface Diels-Alder Reactions as an Effective Method to Synthesize Functional Carbon Materials
Chem.--Eur. J. 18, 4099-4106 (2012)

367. A. Pommerin, A. Wosylus, M. Felderhoff, F. Schüth, C. Weidenthaler:
Synthesis, Crystal Structures, and Hydrogen-Storage Properties of Eu(AlH4)2 and Sr(AlH4)2 and of Their Decomposition Intermediates, EuAlH5 and SrAlH5
Inorg. Chem. 51, 4143-4150 (2012)

368. H. Tüysüz, C. Weidenthaler, F. Schüth, F.
A Strategy for the Synthesis of Mesostructured Metal Oxides with Lower Oxidation States
Chem.--Eur. J. 18, 5080-5086 (2012)

369. F. Schüth, R. Palkovits, R. Schloegl, D.S. Su:
Ammonia as a possible element in an energy infrastructure: catalysts for ammonia decomposition
Energy & Environ. Sci. 5, 6278-6289 (2012)

370. J.C. Meier, C. Galeano, I. Katsounaros, A.A. Topalov, A. Kostka, F. Schüth, K.J.J. Mayrhofer:
Degradation Mechanisms of Pt/C Fuel Cell Catalysts under Simulated Start-Stop Conditions
ACS Catal. 2, 832-843 (2012)

371. N. Meine, R. Rinaldi, F. Schüth:
Solvent-Free Catalytic Depolymerization of Cellulose to Water-Soluble Oligosaccharides
ChemSusChem 8, 1449 - 1454 (2012)

372. H. Tüysüz, E. Salabas, E. Bill, H. Bongard, B. Spliethoff, C.W. Lehmann, F. Schüth:
Synthesis of Hard Magnetic Ordered Mesoporous Co3O4/CoFe2O4 Nanocomposites
Chem. Mater. 24, 2493-2500 (2012)

373. R. Guettel, M. Paul, C. Galeano, F. Schüth:
Au((atsign))ZrO2 yolk-shell catalysts for CO oxidation: Study of particle size effect by ex-post size control of Au cores
J. Catal. 289, 100-104 (2012)

374. H. Bongard, H. Jiang, W. Schmidt, F. Schüth:
One-pot synthesis of mesoporous Cu-y-Al2O3 as bifunctional catalyst for direct dimethyl ether snythesis
Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 164, 3-8 (2012)

375. A. Pandey Dangwal, C. Jia, W. Schmidt, L. Matteo, M. Schwickardi, F. Schüth, C. Weidenthaler:
Size-Controlled Synthesis and Microstructure Investigation of Co3O4 Nanoparticles for Low-Temperature CO Oxidation
J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 19405-19412 (2012)

376. J. C. Meier, I. Katsounaros, C. Galeano, H. Bongard, A. A. Topalov, A. Kostka, A. Karschin, F. Schüth, Karl J. J. Mayrhofer:
Stability investigations of electrocatalysts on the nanoscale
Energy Environ. Sci. 5, 9319-9330 (2012)

377. H. Tüysüz, C. Weidenthaler, T. Grewe, E. Salabas, M. Benitez-Romero, F. Schüth:
A crystal structure analysis and magnetic investigation on highly ordered mesoporous Cr2O3
Inorg. Chem. 51, 11745-11752 (2012)

378. U. Schubert, I. Nestle, K. Engel, F. Schüth:
Vote „Chemistry as the key to Sustainability“
Nachr. Chem, 60, 784-785 (2012)

379. C. Galeano, J.C. Meier, H. bongard, I. Katsounaros, A.A. Topalov, A.H. Lu, K.J.J. Mayrhofer, F. Schüth:
Toward Highly Stable Electrocatalysts va Nanoparticle Pore Confinement
J. Am Chem. Soc. 134, 20457-20465 (2012)


350. T. Onfroy, W.-C.Li, F. Schüth, H. Knözinger:
The Role of the Synthesis Method in the Structure Formation of Cobalt Aluminate
Top. Catal. 54, 390-397 (2011)

351. F. Schüth:
Chemical Compounds for Energy Storage
Chem. Ing. Tech. 83, 1984-1993 (2011)

352. C.J. Jia, F. Schüth:
Colloidal metal nanoparticles as a component of designed catalyst
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 2457-2487 (2011)

353. M Benitez, O. Petracic, H. Tüysüz, F. Schüth, H. Zabel:
Fingerprinting the magnetic behavior of antiferromagnetic nanostructures using remanent magnetization curves
Phys. Rev. B 83, 134424-134424 (2011)

354. R. Güttel, M. Paul, F. Schüth:
Activity improvement of gold yolk-shell catalysts for CO oxidation by doping with TiO2
Catal. Sci. Technol. 1, 65-68 (2011)

355. H. Shao, M. Felderhoff, F. Schüth, C. Weidenthaler
Nanostructured Ti-catalyzed MgH2 for hydrogen storage
Nanotechnol. 22, 235401/1-235401/7 (2011)

356. G.H. Wang, W.C. Li, K.-M. Jia, A.H. Lu, M. Feyen, B. Spliethoff, F. Schüth:
A facile synthesis of shape- and size-controlled α-Fe203 nanoparticles through hydrothermal method
NANO 6, 469-479 (2011)

357. S. Asahina, S. Uno, M. Suga, S. M. Stevens, M. Klingstedt, Y. Okano, M. Kudo, F. Schüth, M. Anderson, T. Adschiri:
A new HRSEM approach to observe fine structures of novel nanostructured materials
Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 146, 11-17 (2011)

358. F. Schüth:
Catalysis research - where does the path lead?
Prax. Naturwiss., Chem. Sch. 60, 8-13 (2011)

359. F. Schüth:
Controlled nanostructures for applications in catalysis
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 2447-2448 (2011)

360. M. Feyen, C. Weidenthaler, R. Guettel, K. Schlichte, U. Holle, A.H. Lu, F. Schüth:
High-Temperature Stable, Iron-Based Core-Shell Catalysts for Ammonia Decomposition
Chem.-- Eur. J. 17, 598-605, (2011)

361. C. Galeano, R. Guettel, P. Michael, P. Arnal, A.H. Lu, F. Schüth:
Yolk-Shell Gold Nanoparticles as Model Materials for Support-Effect Studies in Heterogeneous Catalysis: Au, @C and Au, @ZrO2 for CO Oxidation as an Example
Chem.-- Eur. J. 17, 8434-8439, (2011)

362. D. Bathen, J. Burfeind, M. Felderhoff, K. Hausschild, C. Hesske, S. Peil, F. Schüth, R. Urbanczyk:
HAT-PEM Fuel Cell System with Integrated Compex Metal Hydride Storage Tank
Fuel Cells 11, 911-920 (2011)

363. H.J. Bongard, G.P. Hao, W.C. Li, A.H. Lu, D. Qian, F. Schüth, A.Q. Wang, G.H. Wang, W.P. Zhang, T. Zhang:
Structurally Designed Synthesis of Mechanically Stable Poly(benzoxazine-co-resol)-Based Porous Carbon Monoliths and Their Application as High-Performance CO2 Capture Sorbents
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 11378-11388 (2011)

364. C.J. Jia, S. Korhonen, W. Schmidt, F. Schüth, M. Schwickardi, B. Weckhuysen, M. Bert, C. Weidenthaler:
Co3O4-SiO2 Nanocomposite: a Very Active Catalyst for CO Oxidation with Unusual Catalytic Behaviour
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 11279-11288 (2011)




326. D. Gu, H. Bongard, Y.H. Deng, D. Feng, Z.X. Wu, Y. Fang, J.J. Mao, B. Tu, F. Schüth, D.Y. Zhao:
Aqueous Emulsion Route to Synthesize Mesoporous Carbon Vesicles and Their Nanocomposites
Adv. Mater. 22, 833-837 (2010)
327. R. Palkovits, C. von Malotki, M. Baumgarten, K. Müllen, C. Baltes, M. Antonietti, P. Kuhn, J. Weber, A. Thomas, F. Schüth:
Development of molecular and solid catalysts for the direct low-temperature oxidation of methane to methanol
ChemSusChem 3, 277-282 (2010)

328. C.J. Jia, Y. Liu, W. Schmidt, A.H. Lu, F. Schüth:
Small Sized HZSM-5 Zeolite as Highly Active Catalyst for Gas Phase Dehydration of Glycerol to Acrolein
J. Catal. 269, 71-79 (2010)
329. Y. Liu, H. Tüysüz, C.-J. Jia, M. Schwickardi, R. Rinaldi, A.-H. Lu, W. Schmidt, F. Schüth:
From glycerol to allylalcohol: Iron oxide catalyzed dehydration and consecutive hydrogen transfer
Chem. Commun. 46, 1238-1240 (2010)

330. R. Güttel, M. Paul, F. Schüth:
Ex-post Size Control of High-Temperature-Stable Yolk-Shell Au, @ZrO2 Catalysts
Chem. Commun. 46, 895-897 (2010).

331. C.J. Jia, L. Yong, H. Bongard, F. Schüth
Very low temperature CO oxidation over colloidally deposited gold nanoparticles on Mg(OH)2 and MgO
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 2010-2012 (2010)

332. A. B. Laursen, K. T. Højholt, S.B. Simonsen, L. F. Lundegaard, S. Helveg, F. Schüth, M. Paul, J.-D. Grunwaldt, C.H. Christensen, K. Egeblad:
Substrate Size-Selective Catalysis with Zeolite-Encapsulated Gold Nanoparticles
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49, 3504-3507 (2010)

333. A.-H. Lu, W.-C. Li, G.-P. Hao, B. Spliethoff, H.-J. Bongard, B.B. Schaack, F. Schüth:
Easy Synthesis of Hollow Polymer, Carbon and Graphitized Microspheres
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49, 1615-1618 (2010)

334. W. Schmidt, P. Bussian, M. Lindén, H. Amenitsch, P. Agren, M. Tiemann, F. Schüth:
Accessing ultrashort reaction times in particle formation with SAXS experiments: ZnS precipitation on the microsecond time scale
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 6822-6826 (2010)

335. M. Feyen, C. Weidenthaler, A.H. Lu, F. Schüth
Regioselectively controlled synthesis of colloidal mushroom nanostructures and their hollow derivatives
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 6791-6799 (2010)

336. Y. Liu, C.J. Jia, J. Yamasaki, O. Terasaki, F. Schüth:
Highly Active Iron Oxide Supported Gold Catalysts for CO Oxidation: How Small Must the Gold Nanoparticles Be?
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49, 5771/-5771/7 (2010)

337. M. Feyen, C. Weidenthaler, F. Schüth, A.-H. Lu:
Synthesis of structurally stable colloidal composites as magnetically recyclable acid catalysts
Chem. Mater. 22, 2955-2961 (2010)

338. R. Palkovits, D. Arlt, H. Stepowska, F. Schüth:
Cross-metathesis as a versatile tool for reversible surface modifications
Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 132, 319-327 (2010)

339. F. Schüth:
Poröse Materialien im Überblick
Chem. Ing. Tech. 82, 769-777 (2010)

340. R. Rinaldi, N. Meine, J. vom Stein, R. Palkovits, F. Schüth
Which controls the depolymerization of cellulose in ionic liquids: the solid acid catalyst or cellulose?
ChemSusChem 3, 266-276 (2010)

341. W.Q. Zheng, J. Zhang, B. Zhu, R. Blume, Y.L. Zhang, K. Schlichte, R. Schlögl, F. Schüth, D.S. Su:
Structure-Function Correlations for Ru/CNT in the Catalytic Decomposition of Ammonia
ChemSusChem 3, 226-230 (2010)

342. A. Pommerin, C. Weidenthaler, F. Schüth, M. Felderhoff:
Direct synthesis of pure complex aluminum hydrides by cryomilling
Scripta Materialia 62, 576-578 (2010)

343. R. Rinaldi, P. Engel, J. Büchs, A.C. Spiess, F. Schüth:
An Integrated Catalytic Approach to the Complete Hydrolysis of Cellulose to Fermentable Sugars
ChemSusChem 3, 1151-1153 (2010)

344. D. Gu, H. Bongard, Y. Meng, O. Terasaki, F. Zhang, Y. Deng, Z. Wu,  D. Feng, Y. Fang, B. Tu,  F. Schüth, D.Y. Zhao:
Growth of Single-Crystal Mesoporous Carbons with Im3m Symmetry
Chem. Mater. 22, 4828-4833 (2010)

345. C.J. Jia, L. Yong, M. Schwickardi, C. Weidenthaler, B. Spliethoff, W. Schmidt, F. Schüth:
Small Gold Particles Supported on MgFe2O4 nanocrystals as novel catalyst for CO Oxidation
Appl. Catal. A.- General 386, 94-100 (2010)

346. A. Dangwal-Pandey, R. Güttel, M. Leoni, F. Schüth, C. Weidenthaler:
Influence of the Microstructure of Gold-Zirconia Yolk-Shell Catalysts on the CO-Oxidation Activity
J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 19386-19394 (2010)

347. A.H. Lu, J.J. Nitz, M. Comotti, C. Weidenthaler, K. Schlichte, C.W. Lehmann, O. Terasaki, F. Schüth:
Spatially and Size Selective Synthesis of Fe-Based Nanoparticles on Ordered Mesoporous Supports as Highly Active and Stable Catalysts for Ammonia Decomposition
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 14152-14162 (2010)

348. D. Widmann, Y. Liu, F. Schüth, R.J. Behm:
Support effects in the Au catalyzed CO oxidation: Correlation between activity, oxygen storage capacity, and support reducibility
J. Catal. 276, 292-305 (2010)

349. A. Pommerin, M. Felderhoff, F. Schüth, C. Weidenthaler:
Influence of ball milling conditions on the preparation of rare earth aluminum hydrides
Scripta Materialia 63, 1128-1131 (2010)


301. G. Streukens, F. Schüth:
Catalytic hydrogenations of tolane and stilbene with Ti and Ce doped complex metal hydrides
J. Alloys Compd. 474, 57-60 (2009)

302. P. Lignier, M. Comotti, F. Schüth, J.L. Rousset, V. Caps:
Effect of the titania morphology on the Au/TiO2-catalyzed aerobic epoxidation of stilbene
Catal. Today 141, 355-360 (2009)

303. B. Tokay, M. Somer, A. Erdem-Sentalar, F. Schüth, R.W. Thompson:
Silicalite-I crystallization from nanoparticles: Nucleation
Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 118, 143-151 (2009)

304. R. Palkovits, W. Schmidt, Y. Ilhan, A. Erdem-Sentalar, F. Schüth:
Crosslinked TS-1 as stable catalyst for the Beckmann rearrangement of cyclohexanone oxime
Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 117, 228-232 (2009)

305. R. Pawelke, M. Felderhoff, C. Weidenthaler, B. Bogdanovic, F. Schüth:
Mechanochemical Synthesis of Ternary Potassium Transition Metal Chlorides
Zeitschr. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 635, 265-270 (2009)

306. G.H. Wang, W.-C. Li, K.-M. Jia, B. Spliethoff, F. Schüth, A.-H. Lu:
Shape controlled -Fe2O3 single crystals as supports for gold-catalysts: Synthesis and influence of support shape on catalytic performance
Appl. Catal. A: General 364, 42-47 (2009)

307. X. Xia, J. Strunk, W. Busser, M. Comotti, F. Schüth, M. Muhler:
The thermodynamics and kinetics of the adsorption of carbon monoxide on supported gold catalysts probed by static adsorption microcalorimetry: the role of the support
J. Phys. Chem. C 113, 9328-9335 (2009) 

308. P. Branton, A.H. Lu, F. Schüth:
The effect of carbon pore structure on the adsorption of cigarette smoke vapour phase compounds
Carbon 47, 1005-1011 (2009)

309. R. Palkovits, D. Arlt, H. Stepowska, F. Schüth:
Reversible immobilization of a molecular catalyst and challenges of catalyst characterization
Chem. Eur. J. 15, 9183-9190 (2009)

310. T. Onfroy, W.-C. Li, F. Schüth, H. Knözinger:
Surface chemistry of carbon templated mesoporous aluminas
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11, 3671-3679 (2009)

311. U. Eberle, M. Felderhoff, F. Schüth:
Chemical Solutions for Hydrogen Storage
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48, 6608-6630 (2009)

312. H. Tüysüz, J.L. Galilea, F. Schüth:
Highly diluted copper in a silica matrix as active catalyst for propylene oxidation to acrolein
Catal. Lett. 131, 39-43 (2009)

313. F. Schüth:
Challenges in Hydrogen Storage
Eur. Phys. J.: Spec. Top 176, 155-166 (2009)

314. R. Rinaldi, F. Schüth:
Design of Solid Catalysts for the Conversion of Biomass
Energy Environ. Sci. 2, 610-626 (2009)

315. M.J. Benitez, O. Petracic, H. Tüysüz, F. Schüth, H. Zabel:
Decoupling of magnetic core and shell contributions in antiferromagnetic Co3O4 nanostructures
Eur. Phys. Lett. 88, 270004/1-270004/6 (2009)

316. B.B. Schaack, W. Schrader, F. Schüth:
How are Heteroelements (Ga and Ge) Incorporated in Silicate Oligomers?
Chem. Eur. J. 15, 5920-5925 (2009)

317. J. Strunk, K. Kähler, X. Xia, M. Muhler, M.Comotti, F. Schüth, T. Reinecke:
Au/ZnO as catalyst for methanol synthesis: The role of oxygen vacancies
Appl. Catal. A - General 359, 121-128 (2009)

318. B.B. Schaack, W. Schrader, F. Schüth:
Structural insight into germanium containing silicate species by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) and ESI-MS/MS
J. Phys. Chem. B 113, 11240-11246 (2009)

319. R. Palkovits, C. Baltes, M. Antonietti, P. Kuhn, A. Thomas, F. Schüth:
Solid Catalysts for the direct oxidation of methane to methanol
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48, 6909-6912 (2009)

320. J. Llamas-Galilea, O.C. Gobin, F. Schüth:
Comparison of single- and multi-objective design of experiment in combinatorial chemistry for the selective dehydrogenation of propane
J. Comb. Chem. 11, 907-913 (2009)

321. B.B. Schaack, W. Schrader, A. Corma, F. Schüth
Nucleation of ITQ-21 studied by ESI-MS
Chem. Mater. 21, 4448-4453 (2009)

322. Ju. Zhang, Y. Deng, J. Wei, Z. Sun, D. Gu, H. Bongard, C. Liu, H. Wu, B. Tu, F. Schüth, D.Y. Zhao:
Design of Amphiphilic ABC Triblock Copolymer for Templating Synthesis of Large-Pore Ordered Mesoporous Carbons with Tunable Pore Wall Thickness
Chem. Mater. 21, 3996-4005 (2009)

323. C. Weidenthaler, A. Pommerin, M. Felderhoff, W. Sun, C. Wolverton, B. Bogdanović, F. Schüth:
Complex rare-earth aluminum hydrides: mechanochemical preparation, crystal structure and thermal decomposition
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 16735-16743 (2009)

324. B. Bogdanovic, M. Felderhoff, A. Pommerin, F. Schüth, N. Spielkamp, A. Stark:
Cylcing Properties of Sc- and Ce-dopen NaAlH4 Hydrogen Storage Materials Prepared by the one-step direct synthesis method.
J. Alloys Compd. 471, 383-386 (2009)

325. R. Rinaldi. F. Schüth:
Hydrolysis of cellulose as the entry point into biorefinery schemes
ChemSusChem 2, 1096-1107 (2009)


279. F. Schüth:
High Throughput Experimentation in Heterogeneous Catalysis
In: G. Ertl, H. Knözinger, F. Schüth, J. Weitkamp (Eds.), Handbook of Heterogeneous Catalysis, 2053-2074, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (2008)

280. F. Schüth, M. Hesse, K. Unger:
Precipitation and Coprecipitation
In: G. Ertl, H. Knözinger, F. Schüth, J. Weitkamp (Eds.), Handbook of Heterogeneous Catalysis, 100-119, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (2008)

281. F. Schüth, M. Hesse:
Catalyst Forming
In: G. Ertl, H. Knözinger, F. Schüth, J. Weitkamp (Eds.), Handbook of Heterogeneous Catalysis, 676-699, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (2008)

282. P.A. Bazuła, A.H. Lu, J. Nitz, F. Schüth:
Surface and pore structure modification of ordered mesoporous carbons via a chemical oxidation approach
Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 108, 266-275 (2008)

283. A.H. Lu, H. Tüysüz, F. Schüth:
Synthesis of ordered mesoporous carbon containing highly dispersed copper-sulphur compounds in the carbon framework via a nanocasting route
Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 111, 117-123 (2008)
284. S. Olejnik, C. Baltes, M.Muhler, F. Schüth:
Parallelized N2O frontal chromatography for the fast determination of copper surface areas
J. Comb. Chem. 10, 387-390 (2008)

285. H. Tüysüz, E.L. Salabas, C. Weidenthaler, F. Schüth:
Synthesis and Magnetic Investigation of Ordered Mesoporous 2-Line Ferrihydrite
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 280-287 (2008)

286. C.C. Pavel, R. Palkovits, F. Schüth, W. Schmidt:
The benefit of mesopores in ETS-10 on the vapor-phase Beckmann rearrangement of cyclohexanone oxime
J. Catal. 254, 84-90 (2008)

287. A.H. Lu, F. Schüth:
Aqueous Synthesis of Ordered Mesoporous Carbon via Self-Assembly Catalyzed by Aminoacid
Chem. Mater. 20, 5314-5319 (2008)

288. C. Baltes, S. Vukojevic, F. Schüth:
Correlations between Synthesis, Precursor and Catalyst Structure, and Activity of a large set of CuO/ZnO/Al2O3 Catalysts for Methanol Synthesis
J. Catal. 258, 334-344 (2008)

289. E. Klemm, E. Dietzsch, T. Schwarz, T. Kruppa, A. Lange de Oliveira, F. Becker, G. Markowz, S. Schirrmeister, R. Schuette, K.J. Caspary, F. Schüth, D. Hönicke:
Direct Gas-Phase Epoxidation of Propene with Hydrogen Peroxide on TS-1 Zeolite in a Microstructured Reactor
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 47, 2086-2090 (2008)

290. O. Gobin, F. Schüth:
On the suitability of different representations of solid catalysts for combinatorial library design by genetic algorithms
J. Comb. Chem. 10, 835-846 (2008)

291. H. Zhao, M.M. Kayser, Y. Wang, R. Palkovits, F. Schüth:
Mesoporous Silica Modified with Enantiopure Sulfoxide as Catalyst in Allylation of Aldehydes
Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 116, 196-203 (2008).

292. R. Rinaldi, R. Palkovits, F. Schüth:
Depolymerization of cellulose by solid catalysts in ionic liquids
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 47, 8047-8050 (2008).

293. B.B. Schaack, W. Schrader, F. Schüth:
Detection of structural elements of different zeolites in nucleating solutions by electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry (ESI-MS)
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 47, 9092-9095 (2008)

294. H. Tüysüz, C.W. Lehmann, H. Bongard, B. Tesche, R. Schmidt, F. Schüth:
Direct Imaging of Surface Topology and Pore System of Ordered Mesoporous Silica (MCM-41, SBA-15 and KIT-6) and Nanocast Metal Oxides by High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscopy
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 11510-11517 (2008).

295. M. J. Benitez Romero, O. Petracic, E. L. Salabas, F. Radu, H. Tüysüz, F. Schüth, H. Zabel:
Evidence for core-shell magnetic behavior in antiferromagnetic Co3O4 nanowires
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 097206/1-097206/4 (2008)

296. R. Pawelke, M. Felderhoff, C. Weidenthaler, F. Schüth:
Convenient Synthesis of Deuterated Aluminum Hydrides
Scripta Materialia 59, 515-517 (2008)

297. H. Tüysüz, M. Comotti, F. Schüth:
Ordered mesoporous Co3O4 as highly active catalyst for low temperature CO-oxidation
Chem. Commun. 2008, 4022-4024

298. H. Tüysüz, L. Yong, C. Weidenthaler, F. Schüth:
Pseudomorphic Transformation of Highly Ordered Mesoporous Co3O4 to CoO via Reduction with Glycerol
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 14108-14110 (2008)

299. Y.G. Wang, Y.Q. Wang, X.H. Liu, Y. Guo, Y.L. Guo, G.Z. Lu, F. Schüth:
Nanocasted Synthesis of mesoporous metal oxides and mixed oxides from mesoporous cubic (Ia3d) silica
J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 8, 5652-5658 (2008).

300. B. Bogdanovic, M. Felderhoff, F. Schüth:
Complex Hydrides.
In: A. Züttel, A. Borgschulte, L. Schlapbach (Eds.), Hydrogen as a Future Energy Carrier, 211-236, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (2008)


264. A. Rumplecker, F. Kleitz, E.-L. Salabas, F. Schüth:
Hard Templating Pathways for the Synthesis of Nanostructured Porous Co3O4
Chem. Mater. 19, 485-496 (2007)

265. S. Polarz, A. Orlov, F. Schüth, A.-H- Lu:
About the preparation of high-surface area zinc oxide with ordered porosity, different pore-sizes and nanocrystalline walls
Chem. Eur. J. 13, 592-597 (2007)

266. A.-H. Lu, E.L. Salabas, F. Schüth:
Magnetic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Protection, Functionalization and Application
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 46, 1222-1244 (2007)

267. S. Pelster, F. Schüth, W. Schrader:
A detailed study on the use of Electrospray Mass Spectrometry to investigate speciation in concentrated silicate solutions
Anal. Chem. 79, 6005-6012 (2007)

268. B. Bogdanovic, U. Eberle, M. Felderhoff, F. Schüth:
Complex Aluminum Hydrides
Scripta Materialia 56, 813-816 (2007)

269. S. Pelster, B. Weimann, W.Schrader, F. Schüth:
Dynamics of silicate species in solution studied by mass spectrometry using isotopically labelled compounds
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 46, 6674-6677 (2007)

270. A. Lu, W. Li, Z. Hou, F. Schüth:
Highly selective alcohol oxidation over ordered mesoporous carbon containing molecular level dispersed Pd clusters in the carbon walls
Chem. Commun. 2007, 1038-1040

271. M. Comotti, C. Weidenthaler, W.C. Li, F. Schüth:
Comparison of gold supported catalysts obtained by using different allotropic forms of titanium dioxide
Top. Catal. 44, 275-284 (2007)

272. S. Pelster, R. Kalamajka, W. Schrader, F. Schüth:
Monitoring nucleation of zeolites using mass spectrometry
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 46, 2299-2302 (2007)
273. J. Procelewska, J. Llamas Galilea, F. Clerc, D. Farrusseng, F. Schüth:
Computational Methods in the Development of a Knowledge-Based System for the Prediction of Solid Catalyst Performance
Comb. Chem. High Throughput Screening 10, 37-50 (2007)

274. J. Zhang, M. Comotti, F. Schüth, R. Schlögl, D. Su:
Commercial Fe- or Co-containing Carbon Nanotubes as Catalysts for NH3 Decomposition
Chem. Commun. 2007, 1916-1918

275. M. Felderhoff, A. Pommerin, M. Mamatha, B. Bogdanovic, F. Schüth:
Tribochemische Synthese von Hydriden durch Hochenergie-Kugelvermahlung
Chem. Ing. Tech. 79, 907-911 (2007)

276. O. Gobin, A. Martinez Joaristi, F. Schüth:
Multi-objective optimization in combinatorial chemistry applied to the selective catalytic reduction of NO with C3H6
J. Catal. 252, 205-214 (2007)
277. A. Rumplecker, B. Zibrowius, W. Schmidt, C.-M. Yang, F. Schüth:
Evolution of mesoporosity and microporosity of SBA-15 during a treatment with sulfuric acid
Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 165, 195-199 (2007)

278. F. Schüth, F. Marlow
Colloidal Crystals Find New Order (News and Views)
Nature 449, 550-551 (2007)


240. M. Comotti, W.-C. Li, B. Spliethoff, F. Schüth:
The support effect in high activity gold catalysts for CO oxidation
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 917 (2006)

241. M. Bandyopadhyay, O. Korsak, M.W.E. van den Berg, W. Grünert, A. Birkner, W. Li, F.
Schüth, H.Gies:
Gold nano-particles stabilized in mesoporous MCM-48 as active CO-oxidation catalyst
Micropor. Mesopor. Materials 89, 158-163 (2006)

242. I. Ritzkopf, S. Vukojević, C. Weidenthaler, J.-D. Grunwaldt, F. Schüth:
Decreased CO production in methanol steam reforming over Cu/ZrO2 catalysts prepared by the microemulsion technique
Appl. Catal. A – General 302, 215-223 (2006)

243. S. Pelster, W. Schrader, F. Schüth:
Monitoring Prenucleation in Solid State Formation of Silicates using Mass Spectrometry
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 4310-4317 (2006)

244. F. Schüth, L. Baumes, F. Clerc, D. Demuth, D. Farrusseng, J. Llamas-Galilea, C. Klanner, J. Klein, A. Martinez-Joaristi, J. Procelewska, M. Saupe, S. Schunk, M. Schwickardi, W. Strehlau, T. Zech:
High Throughput Experimentation in Oxidation Catalysis: Higher Integration and “Intelligent” Software
Catal. Today 117, 284-290 (2006)
245. R. Weiss, Y. Guo, S. Vukojevic, L. Khodeir, R. Boese, F. Schüth, M. Muhler, M. Epple:
Catalytic Activity of Copper Oxide/Zinc Oxide Composites Prepared by Thermolysis of Crystallographically Defined Bimetallic Coordination Compounds
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2006, 1796-1802.

246. F. Schüth:
Mobile Wasserstoffspeicher mit Hydriden der leichten Elemente
Nachr. Chem. 54, 24-28 (2006)

247. P. Arnal, F. Kleitz, F. Schüth:
Nanocasting with Binary Core-Shell Exotemplates
Chem. Commun. (Cambridge) 2006, 1203-1205.

248. G.Berlier, F. Meneau, G. Sankar, C.R.A. Catlow, J. M. Thomas, B. Spliethoff, F. Schüth, S. Coluccia:
Synthesis and characterisation of small ZnS particles
Res. Chem. Intermed. 32, 683-693 (2006)

249. J. Bellosta von Colbe, W. Schmidt, M. Felderhoff, B. Bogdanovic, F. Schüth:
Hydrogen isotope scrambling on doped sodium alanate
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 45, 3663-3665 (2006).
250. F. Schüth:
Heterogene Katalyse: Schlüsseltechnologie der chemischen Industrie
Chem. Unserer Zeit 40, 92-103 (2006)

251. A.H. Lu, W.-C. Li, E.L. Salabas, B. Spliethoff, F. Schüth:
Low temperature catalytic pyrolysis for the synthesis of high surface area, nanostructured graphitic carbon
Chem. Mater. 16, 2086-2094 (2006)

252. A.H. Lu, F. Schüth:
Nanocasting: A versatile strategy to create nanostructured porous materials
Adv. Mater. 18, 1793-1805 (2006)

253. W.C. Li, M.Comotti, A.H. Lu, F. Schüth:
Nanocast mesoporous MgAl2O4 spinel monoliths as support for highly active gold CO oxidation catalyst
Chem. Commun. 2006, 1772-1774

254. G. Streukens, B. Bogdanovic, M. Felderhoff, F. Schüth:
Dependence of dissociation pressure upon doping level of Ti-doped sodium alanate – a possibility for “thermodynamic tailoring” of the system
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 8, 2889-2892 (2006)

255. A.H. Lu, W.C. Li., W. Schmidt, F. Schüth:
Fabrication of Hierarchically Structured Carbon Monoliths via Self-Binding and Salt Templating
Micropor. Mesopor. Mater. 95, 187-192 (2006)

256. F. Schüth, D. Demuth:
High Throughput Experimentation in der heterogenen Katalyse
Chem. Ing. Tech. 78, 851-861 (2006)

257. Y. Wang, Y. Wang, C.-M. Yang, G. Lu, F. Schüth:
Tuning the Mesostructures of Vinylsilica by Adjusting the Micellar Curvature
Langmuir 22, 5491-5496 (2006)

258. R. Palkovits, C.-M. Yang, S. Olejnik, F. Schüth:
Active Sites on SBA-15 in the Beckmann Rearrangement of Cyclohexanone oxime to -caprolactam
J. Catal. 243, 93-98 (2006)

259. M. Schwickardi, S. Olejnik, E.L. Salabas, W. Schmidt, F. Schüth:
Scalable Synthesis of Activated Carbon with Superparamagnetic Properties
Chem. Commun. 2006, 3987-3989

260. A.H. Lu, W.C. Li, W. Schmidt, F. Schüth:
Low temperature oxidative template removal from SBA-15 using MnO4—solution and carbon replication of the mesoporous silica product
J. Mater. Chem. 16, 3396-3401 (2006)

261. P.M. Arnal, M. Comotti, F. Schüth:
High temperature stable catalysts by hollow sphere encapsulation
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 45, 8224-8226 (2006)

262. F. Schüth, B. Bogdanovic, M. Felderhoff:
Alanate based compounds for hydrogen storage
Preprints of Symposia – Am. Chem. Soc. Division Fuel Chem. 51, 513-514 (2006)

263. C. Baltes, S. Vukojevic, F. Schüth :
Real Condition High Throughput Screening of Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 Catalysts for Methanol Synthesis
DGMK-Tagungsbericht 2006-4, 19-26 (2006)


205. A.-H. Lu, W. Schmidt, W. Kiefer, F. Schüth:
High surface area mesoporous SiC synthesized via nanocasting and carbothermal reduction process.
J. Mater. Sci. 40, 5091-5093 (2005)

206. F. Schüth, Y.Q. Wang, C.-M. Yang, B. Zibrowius:
Mesostructured Silica and Organically Functionalized Silica – Status and Perspectives.
In: N. Auner, H. Weis (Eds.), Organosilicon Chemistry VI. Vol. 2., 860-868, Wiley-VCH,
Weinheim (2005)

207. J.-D. Grunwaldt, C. Kiener, F. Schüth, A. Baiker
X-ray absorption spectroscopy on solid catalysts selected by high-throughput
experimentation techniques.
Phys. Scripta T 115, 819-822 (2005)

208. C.M. Yang, C. Weidenthaler, B. Spliethoff, M. Mamatha, F. Schüth:
Facile Template Synthesis of Ordered Mesoporous Carbon with Polypyrrole as Carbon Precursor.
Chem. Mater. 17, 355-358 (2005)

209. F. Schüth, S. Schunk:
Combinatorial Approaches to Design Complex Metal Oxides
In: J.L. Fierro (Ed.), Metal Oxides: Chemistry and Applications, 391-412, CRC Press, Boca Raton (2005)

210. W.-C. Li, A.-H. Lu, W. Schmidt, F. Schüth:
High surface area, mesoporous, glassy alumina with a controllable pore size by nanocasting
from carbon areogels.
Chem.-Eur. J. 11, 1658-1664 (2005)

211. A. Taguchi, F. Schüth:
Ordered mesoporous materials in catalysis.
Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 77, 1-45 (2005)

212. P. Kubanek, H.-W. Schmidt, B. Spliethoff, F. Schüth:
Parallel IR spectroscopic characterization of CO chemisorption on Pt loaded zeolites.
Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 77, 89-96 (2005)

213. A.-H. Lu, W.-C. Li, N. Matoussevitch, B. Spliethoff, H. Boennemann, F. Schüth:
Highly stable carbon-protected cobalt nanoparticles and graphite shells.
Chem. Commun. (Cambridge) 2005, 98-100

214. Y. Wang, C.-M. Yang, W. Schmidt, B. Spliethoff, E. Bill, F. Schüth:
Weakly Ferromagnetic Ordered Mesoporous Co3O4 SyntheSized by Nanocasting from
Vinyl-Functionalized Cubic Ia3d Mesoporous Silica.
Adv. Mater. 17, 53-56 (2005)
 215. A.-H. Lu, F. Schüth:
Nanocasting pathways to create ordered mesoporous solids.
C. R. Chim. 8, 609-620 (2005)

216. A.-H. Lu, W.-C. Li, W. Schmidt, F. Schüth:
Template Synthesis of Large Pore Ordered Mesoporous Carbon.
Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 80, 117-128 (2005)
217. D. Farrusseng, C. Klanner, L. Baumes, M. Lengliz, C. Mirodatos, F. Schüth:
Design of Discovery Libraries for Solids Based on QSAR Models.
QSAR-Comb. Sci. 24, 78-93 (2005)

218. F. Schüth:
Engineered Porous Catalytic Materials.
Ann. Rev. Mater. Res. 35, 209-238 (2005)
219. F. Schüth:
High-throughput experiments for synthesis and applications of zeolites.
Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 157, 161-180 (2005)

220. R. Palkovits, Y. Ilhan, W. Schmidt, C.-M. Yang, A. Erdem-Sentalar, F. Schüth:
Beckmann rearrangement on microporous and mesoporous silica.
Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 158, 1255-1263 (2005)
221. C. Weidenthaler, A. Pommerin, M. Felderhoff, W. Schmidt, B. Bogdanovic, F. Schüth:
Evidence for the existence of -Na3AlH6: Monitoring the phase transformation from -Na3AlH6
by in-situ methods.
J. Alloys Compd. 398, 228-234 (2005)

222. F. Schüth:
Hydrogen and hydrates (News and Views)
Nature 434, 712-713 (2005)

223. M. Schwickardi, B. Spliethoff, W. Schmidt, F. Schüth:
Direct Synthesis of Supported Noble Metal Catalysts via the Activated Carbon Route.
Z. Phys. Chem. 219, 939-948 (2005)

224. W.-C. Li, A.-H. Lu, F. Schüth:
Preparation of Monolithic Carbon Aerogels and Investigation of Their Pore Interconnectivity
by a Nanocasting Pathway:
Chem. Mater. 17, 3620-3626 (2005)

225. W.-C. Li, A.-H. Lu, R. Palkovits, W. Schmidt, B. Spliethoff, F. Schüth.
Hierarchically Structured Monolithic Silicalite-1 Consisting of Crystallized Nanoparticles
and its Performance in the Beckmann Rearrangement of Cyclohexanone oxime:
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127, 12595-12600 (2005)
226. F. Schüth:
Neue Materialien für die Heterogene Katalyse.
Chem. Ing. Tech. 9, 1399-1416 (2005)

227. A.-H. Lu, W. Schmidt, S.D. Tatar, B. Spliethoff, J. Popp, W. Kiefer, F. Schüth:
Formation of amorphous carbon nanotubes on ordered mesoporous silica support.
Carbon 43, 1811-1814 (2005)

228. W.-C. Li, A.-H. Lu, C. Weidenthaler, R. Goddard, H.J. Bongard, F. Schüth:
Growth of single crystal -Al2O3 on a carbon aerogel substrate.
J. Mater. Chem. 15, 2993-2996 (2005)
229. A.-H. Lu, W.-C. Li, N. Muratova, B. Spliethoff, F. Schüth:
Evidence for C-C bond cleavage by H2O2 in a mesoporous CMK-5 type carbon at room temperature
Chem. Commun. (Cambridge) 2005, 5184-5186

230. J.M. Bellosta von Colbe, M. Felderhoff, B. Bogdanovic, F. Schüth, C. Weidenthaler
One-step direct synthesis of Ti-doped sodium alanate hydrogen storage material
Chem. Commun. (Cambridge) 2005, 4732-4734.

239. S. Vukojevic, O. Trapp, J.-D. Grunwaldt, C. Kiener, F. Schüth:
Quasi-homogenous methanol synthesis over highly active copper nanoparticles
Angew.Chem. 117, 8192-8195 (2005)
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 44, 7978-7981 (2005)



Research Topics

High-Throughput-Methods in Catalysis
High-Throughput-Methods in Catalysis

High-Throughput-Methods in Catalysis

High throughput methods in heterogeneous catalysis have been introduced at the end of the 1990s. The development was triggered by related techniques which are used in the pharmaceutical industry. One characteristic feature of high throughput approaches is massive parallelization of time consuming process steps. Our group is active in the development of methodologies for high throughput experimentation in heterogeneous catalysis. A major fraction of the catalysis setups in the group is parallelized. While initially the development of the experimental techniques was in the focus of our work, these lines of research are now pursued in a company which was spun out early on and which supplies industrial high-throughput solutions ( The group is still active in the development of specific techniques and artificial intelligence methods which support the catalyst discovery process.

Nanostructured Catalysts
Nanostructured Catalysts

Nanostructured Catalysts

Solid catalysts are often structured on the nanoscale. Various methods are available to achieve such nanostructuring, including different templating pathways. The combination of high surface area support materials and pre-formed nanoparticles provides a highly flexible access to nanostructured catalysts. We use a wide range of different nanoparticles to synthesize high activity supported catalysts, for instance for ultra-low temperature CO oxidation. Elaborate procedures are used for the synthesis of core-shell systems, in which single metal nanoparticles are encapsulated in hollow spheres. Since the nanoparticles are effectively isolated from each other, sintering is effectively prevented.

Design of Meso- and Microporous Solids
Design of Meso- and Microporous Solids

Design of Meso- and Microporous Solids

Mesoporous solids have pores in the size range between 2 and 50 nm, microporous materials pores below 2 nm. A multitude of different micro- and mesoporous solids is known, such as silica gels or activated carbons. The activities of the group in this research area are predominantly directed towards the synthesis of micro- and mesoporous materials with ordered pore system. For the synthesis of such materials two different processes can be used: On the one hand the materials can be structured by the use of so-called templates, i.e molecules, as in zeolite synthesis, or ordered arrays of molecules in form of liquid crystals. On the other hand structuring is possible via the so called „nanocasting“, i.e. a preformed pore system is used as a mold for another material in a process which resembles a casting procedure on the macroscale.

Nucleation and Crystal Growth
Nucleation and Crystal Growth

Nucleation and Crystal Growth

The initial stages of solids formation from solution are very elusive processes, and the “birth” of a solid particle, the nucleation, is almost impossible to detect. One the other hand, nucleation has important consequences on the properties of the particles which are obtained as the end result of a precipitation reaction As solution based synthetic procedures are of very high importance in the synthesis of solid catalysts, part of the activities of the department are devoted to the study of fundamental aspects of nucleation processes. A rather versatile method for such studies is mass spectrometry. ESI mass spectrometry techniques are being developed to obtain insight in the processes occurring in zeolite synthesis solutions. It has been found that immediately before solids formation, structural elements of the zeolites are already present as solution species. These technqiues are extended to other systems.

Hydrogen Storage Materials
Hydrogen Storage Materials

Hydrogen Storage Materials

Hydrogen Storage is one of the key problems for the implementation of a hydrogen energy economy. Solid hydrides are possible alternatives to pressure or liquid hydrogen storage. After titanium doped NaAlH4 had been developed to a state that reaction kinetics of this reversible hydride are sufficiently fast for technical applications, work is now extended to the synthesis of other potential storage materials with higher capacities. Because many principally possible complex hydrides are not known as yet, an exploratory program has been initiated to search for such materials. The capabilities of the group include high pressure (up to 1000 bar) / low temperature synthesis, various systems for mechanical activation, and extended in-situ capabilities for the study of the hydrogenation/dehydrogenation reactions.

Biomass Conversion
Biomass Conversion

Biomass Conversion

Due to the expected depletion of fossil fuels, alternatives are required for the supply of our societies with fuels and alternative feedstocks for chemical production. Different types of biomass are suitable for this, but lignocellulose is the preferred option, since there is no competition with food and feed. Work in the group is focussed on the depolymerization of cellulose and further conversion of the resulting sugars. Porous functionalized polymers are in the focus of the catalyst development, since due to their versatility they can in principle ideally be tuned to the requirements of the aqueous phase processing of biomass.


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