The main goal of OPU17 project is to create a fundamental basis for the synthesis of the novel and economical nano-catalysts for the production of fine chemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates in continuous-flow conditions. The research strategy focuses on the development of readily available 3d transition metals (Co, Cu, Fe) supported on active carbons, hydrotalcite, beta zeolites and resins, active in continuous-flow hydrogenation of the precursors of relevance to the fine and pharmaceutical industries.

Our research allows to create a relationship between the structure of the catalysts and their reactivity in these processes.

This project is a part of the current global trend in green chemistry research which is concentrated on afford simplified workup and large-scale synthesis (scalability), handling of various substrates in sequence with the same catalyst, and reduction of catalyst amount.

This project is realized in cooperation with the Laboratoire de Reactivité de Surface Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris and Unipetrol Centre of Research and Education in Litvínov.

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Our new article within OPUS17 „Co Loading Adjustment for the Effective Obtention of a Sedative Drug Precursor through Efficient Continuous-Flow Chemoselective Hydrogenation of 2-Methyl-2-pentenal” by Fernández-Ropero, A.J.;Zawadzki, B.; Matus, K.; Patkowski,W.; Krawczyk, M.; Lisovytskiy, D.;Raróg-Pilecka,W., Śrębowata, A. , Catalysts 2022, 12, 19. meet with interest of scientists.


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Forum of the Inteligent Development,         26 - 29.09.2021 Toruń

14th of July 2021 Anna Rusiniak successfully defended her M.Sc. thesis within OPUS 17 project 2019/33/B/ST5/01271. With this defence, Anna completes her Master degree from the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw.

Congratulations Anna!!!