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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When Saskia Schulthoff told her parents that she wanted to drop out of school, they weren't particularly happy at first. But then the young woman began an apprenticeship at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung - a step she has never regretted.
Even 50 years after his death, the memory of exceptional scientist Karl Ziegler, director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung from 1948 to 1969, is still vivid. One reason for this is the Karl Ziegler Guest Professorship that the institute ...
The "Bürgenstock Conference on Stereochemistry" is not only one of the oldest scientific meetings in the field of organic chemistry, but certainly one of the most prestigious.
To be able to exploit the advantages of elements and their molecular compounds in a targeted manner, chemists have to develop a fundamental understanding of their properties. In the case of the element bismuth, a team from the Max Planck Institut für ...