Max-Planck-Institut für KohlenforschungThe Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung pursues basic research in all fields of catalysis. The central theme pervading all Departments is basic research in the catalytic transformation of compounds and materials with the highest degree of chemo-, regio- and stereoselectivity under conditions which maximize efficient use of natural resources.
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Prof. Manfred T. Reetz, former director at our institute, has written a book on protein engineering. This publication is unique.
The question of heating is becoming increasingly important in times of scarce resources and of global warming. Are oil heating systems still future-proof? Moreover, if so, can they be operated with efficient, sustainable fuels? Researchers are ...
When it comes to the energy transition, there has to be the right chemistry. This makes it possible to store electricity from the wind and sun in fuels and base materials for chemical production and also to use CO2 for this purpose. However, the ...
On the occasion of International Women's Day, we again introduce a female colleague at the Institute. Chemists at the institute do not always work in the lab, sometimes mainly on the computer - like Xin Gui from the Department of Molecular Theory and ...