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New Nanoporous Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at RWTH Aachen University

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Nanoporous. According to news reporting out of Aachen, Germany, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "The combination of the advantageous properties of molecular and solid catalysts is considered the Holy Grail in catalysis research. Great potential is provided by nanoporous polymers."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from RWTH Aachen University, "Chemically well-defined moieties in combination with a high stability render these materials suitable as catalyst supports for liquid-phase and even aqueous-phase catalytic processes, especially regarding the transition from fossil resources to renewable resources. In this Minireview, recent developments are summarized, covering the three main approaches: solid metal-free organocatalysts, immobilized molecular catalyst species, and supported metal nanoparticles and clusters."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Their potential is evaluated and the question as to whether nanoporous polymers can bridge the gap between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis is critically discussed."

For more information on this research see: Nanoporous Polymers: Bridging the Gap between Molecular and Solid Catalysts? Chemcatchem, 2014;6(5):1166-1182. Chemcatchem can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Chemcatchem -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Rose, Rhein Westfal TH Aachen, Inst Technical & Makromol Chem, Lehrstuhl Heterogene Katalyse & Technical Chem, D-52074 Aachen, Germany (see also Nanoporous).

Keywords for this news article include: Aachen, Europe, Germany, Nanoporous, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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