Strategic Research Programme: Exploiting the Advantages of Order and Geometrical Structure for a Greener Chemistry Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Multi-centre Quantum Chemistry. KU Leuven
Sustainable chemistry for the synthesis of fine chemicals Ghent University
The chemical industry in Flanders is of major importance at several levels. It provides 10% of all employment in Flanders, is home of
the largest petrochemical cluster in Europe and is the main location of 10 out of the world’s top 20 chemical companies. The
chemical industry stands for more or less 50% of all R&D expenditures in Flanders and for 30% of all industrial investments in
Belgium. Flanders is located at the ...
Bifocal Quantum Chemistry. KU Leuven
High-end molecular dynamics simulations combined with click chemistry synthesis to develop novel therapeutic compounds starting from small molecule fragments. University of Antwerp
Supramolecular Chemistry and Materials Hasselt University
Surface chemistry unlocks the nanocrystal library for catalysis Ghent University
A catalyst is a material that facilitates a chemical reaction. It allows for a more environmentally friendly production of chemicals. Since catalysis usually happens at the surface of materials, the maximization of surface area is paramount. In this respect, extremely small nanocrystals are very promising since they feature a strikingly high surface/volume ratio and therefore many different catalyst materials were synthesized as nanocrystals ...
Fe- and Cu-zeolites are active catalysts for direct catalytic decomposition of NO and N2O and for selective oxidation of hydrocarbons. While bent [Cu-O-Cu]2+ cores were recently identified as the active sites in direct NO and N2O decomposition and in selective oxidation chemistry, Fe sites though very active, have not been characterized in such detail. It is the goal of this project to do so in a joint effort between COK, CCC and Stanford. ...
The Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) phase is one of the final evolutionary phases of low- to intermediate mass stars. During this phase, AGB stars lose their mantle to the interstellar medium (ISM) by means of a slow and dense stellar outflow, creating an extended circumstellar envelope (CSE). The composition of the material that is expelled into the ISM is determined by the nucleosynthesis within the AGB star and the chemistry throughout its ...