Catalyst Material Research Division

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Design of Multifunctional Catalysis for Ideal Synthesis and Automotive Pollution Control

Professor Ken-ichi SHIMIZU@Associate Professor Shinya FURUKAWA@ Zen MAENO
Assistant Professor Takashi TOYAO S. M. A. Hakim SIDDIKI

Our aim is to design new heterogeneous catalysts for green organic reactions and automotive pollution control with minimum use of metal resources. Mechanistic and structural studies by various in-situ spectroscopic methods establish the structure-activity relationship, which provides fundamental basis for catalyst design. Control of multifunctional active sites at metal-support interface will be the key to the catalyst development.