The Competence Atlas gives an overview of German institutions that work in the field of catalysis.
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Universities Research Institutes Industry
Dr. Torsten Irrgang
/ asymmetric catalysis
AIKAA-Chemicals develops and produces novel chiral catalysts, which possess high activity and selectivity in the asymmetric synthesis of chiral fine and specialty chemicals as intermediates for health and life sciences. These unique chiral catalyst technologies provide process and product development optimisation, enabling a more ecologic and economic fabrication and thereby accelerating the launch of your products. For screening purposes, we offer a air and moisture stable ligand-/catalyst-kit.
60386 Frankfurt am Main
Dr. Marita Neuber
/ hydrogenations / ligand design
Hydrogenation with supported catalysts, dedicated experience in hydrogenation of phenols and aromatic nitro compounds with nobel metal catalysts, Synthesis of ligands for homogeneous transition metal catalysts, Process development, scale up to pilot and production.
AP-Miniplant GmbH & Co. KG
Dr.-Ing. Paul Appelhaus
/ reation engineering / micro reaction engineering / miniplants / process development / reactor design / exhaust gas catalysis / small volume production / plant engineering
AP-Miniplant is specialized in laboratory and pilot plants for the chemical industry, research institutes and universities.
We also build catalyst test plants, e.g. as tubular reactor plants or as batch reactor plants for temperatures up to 1000 °C or pressures up to 350 bar.
Auer Remy GmbH
Herr Dr. Lange, Herr Jagdschian
/ zirconium- and rare earth compounds
Our customer's success is at the centre of our activities. Whether with regard to our product range, development or our service, we always aim to meet our partner's high demand for catalyst applications.Combining Auer Remy with their partner's ingenuity with their expertise in the Zirconium- and Rare Earth Chemistry and their materials development, we create extraordinary value for our customers. This means we help you to realize your potential.
Dr. Friedbert Nees
/ oxidations / hydrogenations / synthesis gas / aminations / aromatisations / C-C coupling reactions / C-X coupling reactions
Synthesis, characterization and testing of new heterogeneous catalysts and adsorbents for:
- Chemicals industry
- Plastics industry
- Environmental protection
Production amounts: from lab scale (grams) to production scale (tons)
Characterization: physical-chemical methods
Testing: laboratory plants (e.g. high throughput experimentation), integrated pilot plants, demonstration reactors
Bayer MaterialScience AG
Dr. Christoph Gürtler
/ homogeneous catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / CO2 chemistry
Katalyse, Katalytische Reaktionstechnik, Katalysatorentwicklung, Katalytische Herstellung von Oligomeren
- Bestimmung von Struktur-Eigenschafts-Korrelationen, Auswirkung auf Polymere -
Bayer Technology Services GmbH
Reaction Engineering and Catalysis
Dr. Aurel Wolf
/ homogeneous catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / reation engineering / catalyst development
- consultancy, evaluation and support in the selection of catalysts;
- manufacture and shaping of catalysts;
- structural characterization of catalysts, also under reaction conditions;
- catalyst screening and feasibility studies;
determination of structure/property correlations;
life assessment and regeneration of catalysts;
- support in solving operating problems, fault analysis and troubleshooting;
catalytic reaction engineering: design of catalysts
Evonik Industries AG
Verfahrenstechnik und Engineering
Dr. Jörg Sauer
/ homogeneous catalysis / renewable ressources / synthesis gas / hydrogenations / oxidations / high-pressure technology / micro reaction engineering / reation engineering / multiphase catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / high throughput methods / modeling / kinetics / catalyst development / membran engineering / process development / reactor design / application of catalysts / small volume production / catalysis
- homogeneous catalysis
- heterogeneous catalysis
- reactions in three phase reactors
- High-Throughput Screening of catalysts
- Kinetic modelling of catalytic reactions
- Reaction design and engineering of catalytic reactions
- Micro reaction technology
- Scale-Up of catalytic reactions
- Combination of product separation and catalysis
- Laboratory automation
- Design and Set-Up of small scale production plants
Evonik Industries AG
IM-KA-RT (Business Line Catalysts)
Rodenbacher Chaussee 4
Dr. Stefan Wieland
/ homogeneous catalysis / renewable ressources / metathesis / hydrogenations / oxidations / zeolites / polymerization catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / catalyst recycling / aminations / C-C coupling reactions / C-X coupling reactions / application of catalysts / catalysis / oxides as catalysts
- Precious Metal Powder Catalysts for chemical synthesis in batch reactions
- Metathesis Catalysts
- Activated Base Metal Catalysts
- Catalysts for continuously operated large scale chemical processes like hydrogenation, oxidation, reduction
- Catalyst precursors for olefin polymerization processes
Gesellschaft für Werkstoffprüfung mbH
C&CS catalysts and chemical specialities
Dr. Julius Nickl
/ analytic / hydrogen / synthesis gas / catalytic combustion / reforming / batteries / photocatalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / XRD / catalyst development / exhaust gas catalysis
Das Gas- & Katalyselabor testet und entwickelt Prozesse zur Katalyse und Absortption. Hohe Kompetenz zur Analytik von Gasen und Stäuben durch Akkreditierung nach ISO 17025. 18 Jahre Erfahrung.
Der Bereich C&CS ist ein unabhängiger Vertragshändler der Süd-Chemie für Katalysatoren und Adsorbentien, die bei der katalytischen Umsetzung und der Gasreinigung verwendet werden. Schwerpunkt Wasserstoff, Schutzgas, Reforming.
Hamburg Technology Trading Center GmbH & Co. KG
HTTC GmbH & Co. KG
Kleine Johannisstraße 4
Herr Karsten Müller
/ reation engineering / catalyst recycling / plant engineering
Expert advice, support, know-how and procurement in technology trading; focus: catalysis and renewable primary products
hte Aktiengesellschaft - the high throughput experimentation company
Dr. Dirk Demuth
/ high throughput methods / catalyst development / process development
hte is a leading provider of high throughput technology solutions and services for clients in the energy, chemical and environmental sectors. hte's solutions enable significant enhancement in R&D productivity in the fields of catalysis and materials science. hte brings the benefits of its expertise via two complimentary offerings: (i) the implementation of tailored hardware solutions at the client's site and (ii) collaborative research programs based at hte's facilities in Heidelberg.
InProcess Instruments GmbH
Dr. Michael Brudel
/ analytic / mass spectrometry
InProcess Instruments (IPI) specialises in customer-specific solutions in on-line gas analysis. We develope, engineer and manufacture industry-compatible quadrupole mass spectrometers. Our systems facilitate multi-component on-line gas analysis for production monitoring, process control, quality monitoring, process engineering, research and laboratory as well as coupling with other analytical techniques.
INTERKAT Katalysatoren GmbH
Dr. Volker Kurth
/ heterogeneous catalysis / catalyst coatings / exhaust gas catalysis
Core business: Catalyst coating of metallic and ceramic substrates with emphasis on “exhaust gas aftertreatment from combustion engines”.
Custom catalytic coatings are developed and provided to a wide variety of customers with automotive, nonroad (mobile and stationary) and industrial applications.
Iolitec Ionic Liquids Technologies GmbH
Dr. Maria Taige
/ ionic liquids / nanomaterials / dispersions
In addition to a standard product range of about 300 ionic liquids, 40 key intermediates and 175 nanomaterials that are available in gram, kilogram and ton scale, IoLiTec has put a strong focus on R&D services and custom syntheses. IoLiTec proposes high quality nanomaterials at very competitive prices. In addition, Iolitec offers dispersions or slurries of different nano-materials in water or organic solvents.
Linde AG - Linde Engineering Division
Dr. Nicole Schödel
/ homogeneous catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / kinetics / process development / reactor design
Linde Engineering Division is a leading technology partner for plant engineering and construction, offering processes for gas production, gas purification, petrochemistry and energy, based on own developments. These developments comprise the optimization and scale-up of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalytic processes, investigation of reaction kinetics, reactor design and modeling as well as process studies based thereon regarding sustainability and economics of the processes.
Parr Instrument (Deutschland) GmbH
60439 Frankfurt am Main
/ high-pressure technology / reactor design
Supplier of batch reactors, continuous flow and tubular reactors, customized reaction systems on the laboratory scale.
Dr. Uwe Hess
/ reactor design / particles
Sales and consultancy of ambient and high pressure systems, various types of calorimeters for process development and chemical safety applications, particle size distribution systems
/ fuel cells / batteries
Manufacturing of new types of membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) for low temperature and high temperature PEM fuel cells making use of industrial catalysts.
Konrad-Zuse Str. 4
Dr. Angela Puls
Rubotherm develops, produces and sells measuring instru-ments and laboratory plants to characterize catalysts, measure sorption processes and porosities. The patented Magnetic Suspension Balance of Rubotherm can measure at temperatures from -196°C to 2000°C within the range of ultra high vacuum up to 2000 bar with a resolution up to 1 microgram.
Strem Chemicals, Inc.
Rue de l'Atome, Z.I. 15
67800 Bischheim (France)
Dr. Michael E. Strem
/ homogeneous catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / asymmetric catalysis / catalyst synthesis / ligand design
Strem Chemicals' mission is to provide specialty chemicals of high purity to the worldwide research community. We are a leading supplier of materials for heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis. Besides active catalysts we offer state of the art chiral and nonchiral ligands, organometallic precursors and nanomaterials. We commercialize every year hundreds of new products from collaborations with academia and industry.
Department Oxidation Catalysis
Waldheimer Str. 13
PD Dr. Gerhard Mestl
/ heterogeneous catalysis / oxidations
Research and development of heterogeneous catalysts for the selective partial oxidation of hydrocarbons
Dr.-Ing. Marvin Estenfelder
/ analytic / catalyst synthesis / process development
Development, scale-up and industrial production of catalysts for the (petro)chemical industry, refinery and polymerization reactions.
a) Preparation techniques: Mixing, Stirring, (Co-)precipitation, impregnation, (Spray-)drying, Filtration, Tabletting, Extrusion, Coating, Calcining, Reduction and stabilisation, Activation.
b) Catalytic testing in micro-, bench- and pilot scale, high throughput methods
c) Catalyst characterization methods
TIB Chemicals AG
Business Unit Inorganic Specialties
Mülheimer Str. 16-22
Dr. Dieter Guhl
/ catalyst synthesis
- esterfication reactions
- transesterification reaction
- silicone crosslinking
Main applications: Sealants, Adhesives, Resins, Oleochemicals
Umicore AG & Co. KG
Rodenbacher Chaussee 4
/ photocatalysis / batteries / catalyst recycling / exhaust gas catalysis
Umicore is a materials technology group. Its activities are centred on four business areas: Advanced Materials,Precious Metals Products and Catalysts, Precious Metals Services and Zinc Specialties. Each business area is divided into market-focused business units. Umicore's overriding goal of
sustainable value creation is based on this ambition to develop, produce and recycle materials in a way that fulfils its mission: materials for a better life.
Dr. Rainer Kiemel
/ catalyst synthesis
Chemical Catalysts, Environmental Catalysts, Special Catalysts