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. Waldvogel was selected as a finalist for the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2021.
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.
Coordinated by Siegfried R. Waldvogel (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) and Ulrike Krewer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), the ETOS network of academic and industrial partners has been formed with the aim of making the Electrification of Technical Organic Syntheses (ETOS) accessible to broad areas of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries and operational on a technical scale. The ETOS network was able to convince the expert jury of the open-topic competition within the Zukunftscluster-Initiative of its high innovation potential, the social benefits and the current relevance of its topic. As one of 15 projects ETOS was recommended for the conception phase out of a total of 117 reviewed competition entries.
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]
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
A jury of experts elected ESy-Labs as the winner of the CHEManager Innovation Pitch 2019. ESy-Labs is a startup co-founded by Prof. S. R. Waldvogel and is concerned with electrosynthesis.