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Paraffin Activation

This programme concentrates on the potential to utilise large volumes of carbon-based feedstock in the form of linear alkanes through the activation of the alkane backbone by the introduction of functional groups or double bonds through homo-, hetero- and bio-catalysis approaches.

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RSA Olefins

RSA Olefins attempts to develop predominantly homogeneous catalytic processes to tap into the large volume stream of even and unevenly chained primary olefins originating from the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. The main target products are detergents and surfactants.

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Synthesis Gas

The syngas programme deals predominantly with heterogeneously catalysed synthesis gas conversion reactions such as the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, methanation, preferential CO oxidation and similar, with emphasis on their product formation routes, i.e. selectivity governing mechanisms.

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