Professor Roel Prins visits and lectures at SynCat@Beijing
August 24, 2015. Catalysis expert and long-time editor of the Journal of Catalysis Roel Prins visited SynCat@Beijing. The highlight of his stay at Huairou was his well attended lecture in the Einstein Lecture Theater, with the title “Eley-Rideal, the other mechanism in heterogeneous catalysis.” In contrast to the Langmuir-Hinshelwood mechanisms, where adsorbed species react to new molecules, the Eley-Rideal mechanism assumes that at least one of the reaction partners reacts by a direct collision from the gas phase. This often leads to energetically feasible pathways, however, as the geometry in the collision has to be exactly right, the overall probability that the process contributes is usually negligible.
His presentation and the extensive discussions with the staff made this a very useful visit for (and well-apreciated by) the SynCat community.
Published on August 31, 2015