We have contributed to the groundbreaking international research on zeolite catalysis

The team of co-authors from five different countries, has uncovered a revolutionary new design concept for catalysts used in the industrially crucial Methanol-to-Hydrocarbon process, enabling the production of high-demand chemical commodities from source-abundant methanol. A remarkable 14-fold increase in the catalyst’s lifetime was achieved by employing liquid gallium as a promoter, which molecular-level effects on the working catalyst were understood through meticulous in situ spectroscopic studies conducted by our team.

The new concept of the utilization of liquid metals as promoters of zeolite catalysts has been published in Nature Communications highlighting the pivotal role of international collaboration in driving cutting-edge research.