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Recently published in Science: Merging shuttle reactions and paired electrolysis for reversible vicinal dihalogenations

In collaboration with the Morandi group in the ETH Zürich we recently presented an electrolytic shuttle reaction for dihalides enabling the remediation of lindane-contaminated soil. The project gains high interest and was already highlighted by nature catalysis, c&en, ChemistryViews, FAZ, our university and the ETH Zürich.

X. Dong, J. L. Röckl, S. R. Waldvogel, B. Morandi, Merging shuttle reactions and paired electrolysis for reversible vicinal dihalogenations, Science, 2021, 371, 507–514. [DOI: 10.1126/science.abf2974]

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From Waste to Value – Waldvogel research highlighted in public media

The worldwide demand for vanillin is not covered by natural deposits, the major part is obtained synthetically through a process that is harmful to the environment. Researchers at the Mainz University developed a process to produce vanillin from wood waste in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. The team around Prof. Waldvogel uses an electroorganic method as a green alternative.
Vanillin aus Holzabfällen - 17:30live Rheinland Pfalz/Hessen

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