Chemical Technology

The Laboratory for Chemical Technology (LCT) integrates chemical science and engineering in its research on catalysis, polymerization, kinetics, reactor design and process design. LCT is part of the Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University in Belgium and member of the Centre for Sustainable Chemistry (CSC) of Ghent University.

Cover article on Reaction Chemistry and Engineering regarding derived catalysts for the aldol reaction in water


Rather than a mere optimization, the work as published in React. Chem. Eng. (SCI-IF: 3.935) aims at acquiring a fundamental understanding upon which further exploration can be based. This particular contribution fits within the framework of using a ‘green’ alternative catalyst to commonly used homogeneous bases. A crucial step forward has been made in enabling continuous operation for aldol reactions.

The coauthors are Anton De Vylder, Jeroen Lauwaert, Jeriffa De Clercq, Pascal Van Der Voort, Christian V. Stevens, and Joris W. Thybaut.

More information can be found at: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/re#!issueid=re004011&type...