Applied Catalysis

Recently studied topics

  • Water gas shift on Au clusters supported by CePrOx mixed oxides, revealing the beneficial effect of asymmetric oxygen vacancies: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 301 (2022) 120789
     
  • Reverse water gas shift on Ru catalysts with near-unity selectivity and superior stability; ACS Materials Letters, in press, doi.org/10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00523
     
  • CO2 activation by technical catalysts and nanomaterials, including K-promotion: Flatchem, 28 (2021) 100252; Chemical Science (2021), 13 pages; ChemCatChem, 12 (2020) 3306-3320; Applied Catalysis A, 580 (2019) 46-52; Applied Surface Science 483 (2019) 581–592
     
  • Reactions on carbon-supported nanoparticles and nanoparticle synthesis by pulsed laser ablation in liquids (PLAL): Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124 (2020) 23674–23682; Materials, 14 (2021) 5544; Catalysts, 10 (2020) 1453
     
  • CO oxidation and H2/CO/O2 reaction (PROX) on industrial-grade cobalt oxides and ceria (XAS, NAP-XPS, FTIR, TEM) Chemistry - A European Journal, 10.1002/chem.202100927; Topics in Catalysis, 63 (2020) 1743–1753; Journal of Catalysis, 389 (2020) 71–77; ACS Catal. 8 (2018) 8630-8641, Journal of Catalysis 344 (2016) 1-15.
     
  • NO reduction: ACS Omega 4 (2019) 1077-1085; Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 19 (2019) 743-757 ; Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 18 (2018) 132-142 ; Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 55 (2016) 13050-13061
     
  • methane reforming : Catalysis Today, 283 (2017) 134-143; Catalysis Today 277 (2016) 234-245; Topics in Catalysis 59 (2016) 1614-1627; Catalysis Science & Technology 5 (2015) 967-978

 

Research Directions

(previous FWF funded projects: SFB FOXSI, DK+ Solids4Fun, ComCat, DryRef)

Studies of technological (industrial grade “powder”) catalysts in (automated) continuous-flow fixed-bed quartz reactors under atmospheric pressure. Spectroscopic studies are preferentially performed under operando conditions, by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), diffuse reflectance infrared fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS), X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), near atmospheric pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (NAP-XPS), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Most of the operando studies are performed at synchrotron sources.

Instrumentation

FTIR, DRIFTS, ATR, chemisorption, BET, TPD/O/R, UV-Vis, PL, various (automated) flow reactors (GC, MS)

Group members

Dr. Nevzat Yigit (Postdoc)
Qaisar Maqbool (COST Fellow)

Former group members

Assoc. Prof. Karin Föttinger (Habilitation)
Klaus Dobrezberger (PhD Student)
Thanaphat Chukeaw (guest PhD, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand)
Thanapha Numpilai (guest PhD, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand)
Dr. Liliana Lukashuk (PhD Student)
Varisara Deerattrakul (guest PhD, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand)
Dr. Astrid Wolfbeisser (PhD Student)
Thidarat Imyen (guest PhD, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand)
Tanasan Intana (guest PhD, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand)
Sirapassorn Kiatphuengporn (guest PhD, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand)
Busaya Chamnankid (guest PhD, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand)
Dr. Andreas Haghofer (PhD Student)
Dr. Katrin Zorn (PhD Student)
Elisabeth Kolar (Master Student)
Waltraud Emhofer (Master Student)

Collaboration Partners

Prof. Le He (Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials; FUNSOM, Soochow University, China): photo(thermal) catalysis on Ru/silica shells and MXene catalysts

Paisan Kongkachuichay, opens an external URL in a new window, Metta Chareonpanich and Thongthai Witoon (Department of Chemical Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand): Cu- and Ni-based catalysts for water gas shift, CO2 hydrogenation (K-promotion) and SCR of NO

Assoc. Prof. Jingxia Yang, opens an external URL in a new window (College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science): CeO2 catalysis

Prof. David Lennon, opens an external URL in a new window (Department of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, UK): IR spectroscopy and reactions on powder catalysts

Prof. Robert Schlögl, opens an external URL in a new window, Dr. Axel Knop-Gericke, opens an external URL in a new window (Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin, Germany): In situ synchrotron NAP-XPS (BESSY II) at mbar pressure for monitoring powder catalysts under reaction conditions

Publications

High-performance water gas shift induced by asymmetric oxygen vacancies: gold clusters supported by ceria-praseodymia mixed oxides
J. Shi, H. Li, A. Genest, W. Zhao, P. Qi, T. Wang, G. Rupprechter
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 301 (2022) 120789 (13 pages)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2021.120789, opens an external URL in a new window

Ru-catalyzed reverse water gas shift reaction with near-unity selectivity and superior stability
R. Tang, Z. Zhu, C. Li, M. Xiao, Z. Wu, D. Zhang, C. Zhang, Y. Xiao, M. Chu, A. Genest, G. Rupprechter, L. He
ACS Materials Letters, in press
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00523, opens an external URL in a new window

Near-infrared femtosecond laser ablation of Au-coated Ni: Effect of organic fluids and water on crater morphology, ablation efficiency and hydrodynamic properties of NiAu nanoparticles
N. Lasemi, G. Rupprechter, G. Liedl, D. Eder
Materials, 14 (2021) 5544
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14195544 , opens an external URL in a new window     

Co3O4-CeO2 nanocomposites for low temperature CO oxidation
J. Yang, N. Yigit, J. Möller, G. Rupprechter
Chemistry - A European Journal, 27 (2021) 16947
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202100927, opens an external URL in a new window   

Emerging applications of MXene materials in CO2 photocatalysis
Jiahui Shen, Zhiyi Wu, Chaoran Li, Chengcheng Zhang, Alexander Genest, Günther Rupprechter, Le He
Flatchem, 28 (2021) 100252
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.flatc.2021.100252, opens an external URL in a new window

Direct CO2 capture and conversion to fuels on magnesium nanoparticles under ambient conditions simply using water
Sushma A. Rawool, Rajesh Belgamwar, Rajkumar Jana, Ayan Maity, Ankit Bhumla, Nevzat Yigit, Ayan Datta, Günther Rupprechter, Vivek Polshettiwar
Chemical Science (2021), 13 pages
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/d1sc01113h, opens an external URL in a new window    

Synthesis of value-added hydrocarbons via oxidative coupling of methane over MnTiO3-Na2WO4/SBA-15 catalysts
Thanaphat Chukeaw, Worapinit Tiyatha, Kanticha Jaroenpanon, Thongthai Witoon, Paisan Kongkachuichay, Metta Chareonpanich, Kajornsak Faungnawakij, Nevzat Yigit, Günther Rupprechter, Anusorn Seubsai
Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 148 (2021) 1110-1122
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2021.02.030, opens an external URL in a new window    

Operando surface spectroscopy and microscopy during catalytic reactions: from clusters via nanoparticles to meso-scale aggregates
G. Rupprechter
Small (2021) 2004289 (26 pages)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.202004289, opens an external URL in a new window    

Chemical and Laser Ablation Synthesis of Monometallic and Bimetallic Ni-based Nanoparticles
N. Lasemi, G. Rupprechter
Catalysts, 10 (2020) 1453 (21 pages)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10121453, opens an external URL in a new window     

The effect of shape-controlled Pt and Pd nanoparticles on selective catalytic hydrodechlorination of trichloroethylene
O.Y. Saribiyik, C. Weilach, S. Serin, G. Rupprechter
Catalysts, 10 (2020) 1314 (18 pages)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10111314, opens an external URL in a new window   

Hydrogenation on palladium nanoparticles supported by graphene nanoplatelets
K. Dobrezberger, J. Bosters, N. Moser, N. Yigit, A. Nagl, K. Föttinger, D. Lennon,
G. Rupprechter
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124 (2020) 23674–23682
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c06636, opens an external URL in a new window     

Energy-guided shape control towards highly active CeO2
J. Yang, H. Ding, J. Wang, N. Yigit, J. Xu, G. Rupprechter, M. Zhang, Z. Li
Topics in Catalysis, 63 (2020) 1743–1753
DOI: doi.org/10.1007/s11244-020-01357-1, opens an external URL in a new window

Thermal desorption spectra of H in an Fe-C-Nb alloy evaluated by diffusion simulation
D. Zügner, S. Zamberger, N. Yigit, G. Rupprechter, E. Kozeschnik
Steel Research International, 91 (2020) 2000240 (9 pages)
DOI: doi.org/10.1002/srin.202000240, opens an external URL in a new window

Fast visual evaluation of the catalytic activity of CeO2: simple colorimetric assay using 3,3',5,5'-tetramethylbenzidine as indicator
J. Yang, S. Peng, Y. Shi, S. Ma, H. Ding, G. Rupprechter, J. Wang
Journal of Catalysis, 389 (2020) 71–77
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2020.05.016, opens an external URL in a new window

Tuning interactions of surface-adsorbed species over Fe-Co/K-Al2O3 catalyst by different K contents: selective CO2 hydrogenation to light olefins
T. Numpilai, N. Chanlek, Y. Poo-Arporn, C.K. Cheng, N. Siri-Nguan, T. Sornchamni, M. Chareonpanich, P. Kongkachuichay, N. Yigit, G. Rupprechter, J. Limtrakul, T. Witoon
ChemCatChem, 12 (2020) 3306-3320
DOI: doi.org/10.1002/cctc.202000347, opens an external URL in a new window

Influence of the ionic liquid on the activity of a SILP Fe(II) pincer catalyst for the hydrogenation of aldehydes
Z. Csendes, J. Brünig, N. Yigit, G. Rupprechter, K. Schröder, H. Hoffmann, K. Kirchner
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 30 (2019) 3503-3510
DOI: doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201900636, opens an external URL in a new window

Operando XAS and NAP-XPS investigation of CO oxidation on meso- and nanoscale CoO catalysts
L. Lukashuk, N. Yigit, H. Li, J. Bernardi, K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter
Catalysis Today 336 (2019) 139-147
DOI : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2018.12.052, opens an external URL in a new window 

The roles of nitrogen species on graphene aerogel supported Cu-Zn as efficient catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol
V. Deerattrakul, N. Yigit, G. Rupprechter, P. Kongkachuichay
Applied Catalysis A, 580 (2019) 46-52
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2019.04.030, opens an external URL in a new window

Pore size effects on physicochemical properties of Fe-Co/K-Al2O3 catalysts and their catalytic activity in CO2 hydrogenation to light olefins
T. Numpilai, N. Chanlek, Y. Poo-Arpom, S. Wannapaiboon, C.K. Cheng, N. Siri-Nguan, T. Somcharnni, P. Kongkachuichay, M. Chareonpanich, G. Rupprechter, J. Limtrakul, T. Witoon
Applied Surface Science 483 (2019) 581–592
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.03.331, opens an external URL in a new window

Roles of ZnO in Cu/Core−Shell Al−MCM-41 for NO reduction by selective catalytic reduction with NH3: The effects of metal loading and Cu/ZnO ratio
T. Imyen, W. Limphirat, G. Rupprechter, P. Kongkachuichay
ACS Omega 4 (2019) 1077-1085 (OA)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.8b02741, opens an external URL in a new window

Promotional effects of Zn doping on Cu/Core-Shell Al-MCM-41 for selective catalytic reduction of NO with NH3
T. Imyen, N. Yigit, Y. Poo-Arporn, K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter, P. Kongkachuichay
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 19 (2019) 743-757
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2019.15756, opens an external URL in a new window

Carbon-based SILP catalysis for the selective hydrogenation of aldehydes using a well-defined Fe(II) PNP complex
R. Castro-Amoedo, Z. Csendes, J. Brünig, M. Sauer, A. Foelske-Schmitz, N. Yigit, G. Rupprechter, T. Gupta, A.M. Martins, K. Bica, H. Hoffmann, K. Kirchner
Catalysis Science & Technology 8 (2018) 4812-4820
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/c8cy00818c, opens an external URL in a new window

Operando insights into CO oxidation on cobalt oxide catalysts by NAP-XPS, FTIR and XRD
L. Lukashuk, N. Yigit, R. Rameshan, E. Kolar, D. Teschner, M. Hävecker, A. Knop-Gericke, R. Schlögl, K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter
ACS Catalysis 8 (2018) 8630−8641
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.8b01237, opens an external URL in a new window (Hybrid OA)

Large dimensional CeO2 nanoflakes by microwave-assisted synthesis: Lamellar nano-channels and surface oxygen vacancies promote catalytic activity
H. Ding, J. Yang, S. Ma, N. Yigit, J. Xu, G. Rupprechter, J. Wang
ChemCatChem 10 (2018) 4100-4108
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201800784, opens an external URL in a new window

Role of copper and cerium on core-Shell AI-MCM-41 in NO reduction via a SCR-CH4
T. Intana, K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter, P. Kongkachuichay
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 18 (2018) 132-142
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2018.14583, opens an external URL in a new window

Adsorption and reaction of CO on (Pd-)Al2O3 and (Pd-)ZrO2: Vibrational spectroscopy of carbonate formation
K. Föttinger, W. Emhofer, D. Lennon, G. Rupprechter
Topics in Catalysis 60 (2017) 1722-1734
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11244-017-0852-7, opens an external URL in a new window (Hybrid OA)

Novel visible-light-sensitized Chl-Mg/P25 catalysts for photocatalytic degradation of rhodamine B
T. Phongamwong, W. Donphai, P. Prasitchoke, C. Rameshan, N. Barrabés, W. Klysubun, G. Rupprechter, M. Chareonpanich
Applied Catalysis B Environmental 207 (2017) 326-334
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.02.042, opens an external URL in a new window

Cleaner production of methanol from CO2 over xCu-yFe/MCM-41 catalysts using innovative integrated magnetic field-packed bed reactor
S. Kiatphuengporn, W. Donphai, P. Jantaratana, N. Yigit, K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter, M. Chareonpanich
Journal of Cleaner Production, 142 (2017) 1222-1233
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.08.086, opens an external URL in a new window

Surface composition changes of CuNi-ZrO2 during methane decomposition: An operando NAP-XPS and density functional study
A. Wolfbeisser, G. Kovács, S.M. Kozlov, K. Föttinger, J. Bernardi, B. Klötzer, K.M. Neyman, G. Rupprechter
Catalysis Today, 283 (2017) 134-143
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2016.04.022, opens an external URL in a new window (Hybrid OA)

Characterization of Cu-Zn/core-shell Al-MCM-41 as a catalyst for reduction of NO: effect of Zn promoter
T. Imyen N. Yigit, P. Dittanet, N. Barrabés-Rabanal, K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter, P. Kongkachuichay
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 55 (2016) 13050-13061
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.6b03990, opens an external URL in a new window

Application of differential PDF to the structural characterization of supported catalysts
M. Sommariva, N. Dadivanyan, M. Gateshki, M. Rayner, L. Lukashuk, G. Rupprechter, K. Föttinger
Acta Physica Polonica A 130 (2016) 884-885
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12693/APhysPolA.130.884, opens an external URL in a new window

Operando XAS and NAP-XPS studies of preferential CO oxidation on Co3O4 and CeO2-Co3O4 catalysts
L. Lukashuk, K. Föttinger, E. Kolar, C. Rameshan, D. Teschner, M. Hävecker, A. Knop-Gericke, N. Yigit, H. Li, E. McDermott, M. Stöger-Pollach, G. Rupprechter
Journal of Catalysis 344 (2016) 1-15
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2016.09.002 , opens an external URL in a new window

Methane dry reforming over ceria-zirconia supported Ni catalysts
A. Wolfbeisser, O. Sophiphun, J. Bernardi, J. Wittayakun, K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter
Catalysis Today 277 (2016) 234-245
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2016.04.025, opens an external URL in a new window (Hybrid OA)

Surface spectroscopy on UHV-grown and technological Ni-ZrO2 reforming catalysts: From UHV to operando conditions
K. Anic, A. Wolfbeisser, H. Li, C. Rameshan, K. Föttinger, J. Bernardi, G. Rupprechter
Topics in Catalysis 59 (2016) 1614-1627
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11244-016-0678-8, opens an external URL in a new window (Hybrid OA)

Decrement of coke from phenol hydroxylation on iron on zeolite beta by employing dealuminated support
O. Sophiphun, D. Demir, K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter, S. Loiha, A. Neramittagapong,
S. Prayoonpokarach, J. Wittayakun
Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis 117 2 (2016) 705-713
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11144-015-0971-8, opens an external URL in a new window

Synthesis of copper-nickel/SBA-15 from rice husk ash catalyst for dimethyl carbonate production from methanol and carbon dioxide
S. Pimprom, K. Sriboonkham, P. Dittanet, K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter, P. Kongkachuichay
Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 31 (2015) 156-166
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiec.2015.06.019, opens an external URL in a new window

Properties and catalytic performance in phenol hydroxylation of iron on zeolite beta prepared by different methods
O. Sophiphun, K. Föttinger, S. Loiha, A. Neramittagapong, S. Prayoonpokarach, G. Rupprechter, J. Wittayakun
Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis 116 (2015) 549-561
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11144-015-0908-2, opens an external URL in a new window

Ni-CeO2-ZrO2 catalysts for water gas shift reaction: Effect of CeO2 contents and reduction temperature
B. Chamnankid, K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter, P. Kongkachuichay
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 16 (2016) 12904-12909
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2016.13798, opens an external URL in a new window

Surface modification processes during methane decomposition on Cu-promoted Ni-ZrO2 catalysts
A. Wolfbeisser, B. Klötzer, L. Mayr, R. Rameshan, D. Zemlyanov, J. Bernardi, K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter
Catalysis Science & Technology 5 (2015) 967-978
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/C4CY00988F, opens an external URL in a new window (Hybrid OA)

Physicochemical properties of Cu loaded onto core-shell Al-MCM-41: Effect of loading methods
T. Intana, K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter, P. Kongkachuichay
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 467 (2015) 157-165
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2014.11.048, opens an external URL in a new window

Different synthesis protocols for Co3O4-CeO2 catalysts - Part 1: Influence on the morphology on the nanoscale
J. Yang, L. Lukashuk, J. Akbarzadeh, M. Stöger-Pollach, H. Peterlik, K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter, U. Schubert
Chemistry - A European Journal 21 (2015) 885-892
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201403636, opens an external URL in a new window (Hybrid OA)

Cu/Ni-Loaded CeO2-ZrO2 catalyst for the water-gas shift reaction: Effects of loaded metals and CeO2 addition
B. Chamnankid, K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter, P. Kongkachuichay
Chemical Engineering & Technology 37 (2014) 2129-2134
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ceat.201300869, opens an external URL in a new window (Green OA)

In situ spectroscopy of complex surface reactions on supported Pd-Zn, Pd-Ga and Pd(Pt)-Cu nanoparticles
K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter
Accounts of Chemical Research 47 (2014) 3071-3079
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/ar500220v, opens an external URL in a new window

High surface area ceria for CO oxidation prepared from cerium t-butoxide by combined sol-gel and solvothermal processing
J. Yang, L. Lukashuk, H. Li, K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter, U. Schubert
Catalysis Letters 144 (2014) 403-412
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10562-013-1162-8, opens an external URL in a new window (Hybrid OA)