Nature Research: Jost hold lecture on waterbased chemical production

With a view to the new strategic and structural challenges in chemical industry, Springer Nature has invited renowned experts, on November 2017.

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DexLeChem CEO Sonja Jost gave an impulse lecture and joined the subsequent panel discussion.

Jost talked about green business opportunities in the chemical industry on the topic "Catalysis for a Sustainable Future", showing the competitive advantages of a water-based Suzuki coupling which is a very important synthesis route in chemical production.
Afterwards she joined a panel discussion with Enda Bergin (Chief Editor of Nature Catalysis) and Prof. Roel van de Krol (Helmholtz Center for Materials and Energy), among others.

Jost demonstrated the societal demand for efficient and environmentally friendly use of resources and the resulting internationally competitive advantages in the chemical industry by developing this Suzuki coupling in a three-phase aqueous system. Thereby products, precious production tools (=catalysts) and by-products are simultaneously separated from each other in one step - without the catalysts losing activity. The palladium catalysts can be reused directly while the byproducts which also act as catalyst inhibitors, can be disposed off. This leads to a tremendous cost reduction of up to 82% compared to usually applied industrial processes.
So far, DexLeChem is the only company in the world which is able to offer these kinds of development services.

Not least due to the increase in knowledge in various areas, such as the improvement of new synthesis routes and the application of digital tools (e.g. quantum chemical simulation methods) in which DexLeChem is specialized, the door to this progressive innovation pools opens up.

DexLeChem has established innovative production improvements in chemistry which lead to significant cost advantages and increased environmental footprints through waterbased productions, e.g. catalyst re-using processes.

About the event:

A new editorial team from Nature Research was welcomed by Springer Nature in Berlin. From January 2018 on, the new scientific journal Nature Catalysis will be published for the first time. Dr. Bart Verberck, Regional Executive Editor of the new Nature Research office in Berlin: "It's great to be in Berlin with Nature Research. So we can work even better and closer with scientists here in Germany - one of the world's most important science locations - to publish their research. "

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