In a video report, the TV station SWR highlighted the work of Michael Zirbes on the degradation of kraft lignin using peroxodicarbonate. The oxidizing agent peroxodicarbonate is obtained by electrolysis of aqueous carbonate solutions; no toxic or hazardous waste is produced in the process. In relation to the amount of kraft lignin used, up to 6.2 percent by weight of vanilin can be obtained.
Broadcast live on 21.03: https://www.ardmediathek.de/video/swr-aktuell-rheinland-pfalz/sendung-18-00-uhr-vom-21-3-2023/
M. Zirbes, T. Graßl, R. Neuber, S. R. Waldvogel, Peroxodicarbonate as a Green Oxidizer for the Selective Degradation of Kraft Lignin into Vanillin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, e202219217 published online 31.01.2023. [DOI: 10.1002/anie.202219217]
M. Zirbes, T. Graßl, R. Neuber, S. R. Waldvogel, Peroxodicarbonate as a Green Oxidizer for the Selective Degradation of Kraft Lignin into Vanillin, Angew. Chem. 2023, e202219217 published online 31.01.2023.
Prof. S. R. Waldvogel received the Sigma-Aldrich Chemistry Lectureship Award 2022.
New Halocycles project aims to develop a halogen recovery technique contributing to the stabilization of the power grid and the defossilization of the future industrial society.
Increasing the recovery of valuable fossil raw materials, avoiding climate-damaging carbon dioxide emission, and stabilizing our energy supply network – these are the three major objectives of a new joint research project of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and TU Kaiserslautern. With their pioneering concept, the two partners convinced the Carl Zeiss Foundation (CZS) to fund their project in its CZS Breakthroughs program with around EUR 4 million over the next six years. In the new Halocycles project, the researchers aim to develop an electrochemical technique to recover halogens – such as bromine, chlorine, and fluorine – from waste products. The carbon structure present in halogen compounds will be preserved in the process, thus preventing the corresponding emissions, while the flexibility of the technique will help contribute to the stabilizing of power grids.
Weiterlesen "Sustainable recycling using electrochemistry: Carl Zeiss Foundation supports new research project"
We have made it! After a little more than 1 ½ years of conception and application phase, ETOS - Electrifying Technical Organic Syntheses was selected as one of seven Clusters4Future.
In a two-stage application process, JGU Mainz and KIT, headed by Prof. Dr. S. R. Waldvogel and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Krewer, prevailed against 117 other applicants. The cluster will be funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for up to nine years with a maximum of 45 million euros. In 2023, the first of up to three implementation phases will start.
Weiterlesen "ETOS Project among the Winners of Clusters4Future"
The Waldvogel Group will present its work at ACHEMA 2022. You will find us at the official booth of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. On display will be exhibits on electrifying organic synthesis and resource-efficient chemistry. We look forward to seeing you there!
Since 2005, the state of Rhineland-Palatinate has awarded the state teaching prize every two years in recognition of excellent teaching. With this year's award Birgit Janza was honoured for her outstanding achievements in teaching.
Our work on the electrochemical synthesis of carboxylic anhydrides, published in ChemistryOpen, was highlighted on ChemistryViews.
The CEO of Esy-Labs, Dr. Tobias Gärtner is a speaker at the strategic meeting of the chemical industry by Handelsblatt Live. This year's topics include sustainability and digitization in chemistry. The meeting will take place from April 7 to April 8, 2022.
The Electrochemistry Award 2021 was given to our former member Dr. Johannes L. Röckl by the Division for Electrochemistry of the GDCh. He is awarded in recognition of his achievements in merging the shuttle catalysis with electrosynthesis that were published in Science. The topic is considered as seminal work for upcycling persistent pollutants.
Prof. S. R. Waldvogel and his team with Dr. J. Röckl and Prof. B. Morandi (ETH Zurich) has been selected as a finalist in Engineering and Technology for the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2021.