Group of Development of catalyst for Industrial Processes

Main research objectives of our group include the design, development and study of new catalysts for industrially relevant processes, such as olefin polymerization and oligomerization, selective alcohol oxidation, application of CO2in syntheses, etc. Our investigations can be described as basic science oriented toward the application, focusing on molecular catalysts with well-defined structures. We are interested in such catalysts because they can be studied by classic techniques of Homogeneous Catalysis, and their properties can be tuned by rational design. The group currently consists of permanent researchers, Dr. J. Cámpora (Team Leader) and Dr. P. Palma, five post-doctoral researchers and a several Ph. D. students.

Since 2004, the Catalyst Development Group has published more than 30 research articles, several book chapters and reviews and has filed four patents describing catalytic processes.

Our group has participated actively in the 5th EU Framework Program in the Network of Excellence “IDECAT”, together with many of the most significant European research groups in the field of Catalysis. The IDECAT project has created a large platform for the promotion of Catalysis in its different forms (Homogeneous, Heterogeneous and Biocatalysis) as an integrated tool for the sustainable development of the Chemical Industry in Europa. This important task has been inherited by the European Institute of Research in Catalysis, a permanent organization to which we are associated members.

  • Olefin Polymerization and Oligomerization Catalysts.
  • Catalysts for the Valorization of Renewable Chemical Resources.
  • Basic Organometallic Chemistry.

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7th Framework Program, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and Junta de Andalucía
Selected Publications
Type: Publications in journals
Reversible reactions of Ni and Pd hydroxo pincer complexes [( iPrPCP)M-OH] with CO2: Solid-state study of the decarboxylation of the monomeric bicarbonate complexes [(i PrPCP)M-OCOOH] (M = Ni, Pd)
Authors: Martínez-Prieto, L.M.; Real, C.; Ávila, E.; Álvarez, E.; Palma, P.; Cámpora, J.
Publication Year: 2013
Pages: 5555-5566
Magazine: European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Type: Publications in journals
Reversible reactions of Ni and Pd hydroxo pincer complexes [( iPrPCP)M-OH] with CO2: Solid-state study of the decarboxylation of the monomeric bicarbonate complexes [(i PrPCP)M-OCOOH] (M = Ni, Pd)
Authors: Martínez-Prieto, L.M.; Real, C.; Ávila, E.; Álvarez, E.; Palma, P.; Cámpora, J.
Publication Year: 2013
Pages: 5555-5566
Magazine: European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Patents
Polyethylene compositions and their use in the manufacture of pipes.
Inventors: M. L. Reyes, C. Martín, O. Prieto, J. Sancho, J. Cámpora, P. Palma, A. M. Naz, C. Pérez.
Date: 12/06/2007
Catalizador para la polimerización de etileno y dienos, procedimiento de preparación y utilización.
Inventors: Juan Cámpora, M. Mar Conejo, E. Carmona
Date: 10/07/2003
Diimino Compounds
Inventors: Luis Méndez, Antonio Muñoz-Escalona, Juan Cámpora, Ernesto Carmona, Manuel López Reyes.
Date: 13/03/2000
Bidentate diimine nickel and palladium complexes and polymerization catalysts obtained therefrom
Inventors: Luis Méndez, Antonio Muñoz-Escalona, Juan Cámpora, Ernesto Carmona, Manuel López Reyes.
Date: 13/03/2000