Patents by Inventor Robert Schlögl

Robert Schlögl has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11235309
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalytically active material for the electrochemical oxidation of water, wherein the catalytically active material comprises an amorphous Ir-oxohydroxide, wherein the catalytically active material has a specific surface area (SBET) of ?50 m2.g?1; an electrode coated with the catalytically active material; a proton exchange membrane (PEM) based electrolyzer comprising the electrode; the use of the catalytically active material, the electrode or the electrolyzer the electrochemical oxidation of water; and a process for preparing the catalytically active material comprising the microwave-assisted thermal treatment of a basic solution of an Ir(III) or Ir(IV) complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: FRITZ-HABER-INSTITUT DER MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Cyriac Massué, Sebastian Cap, Robert Schlögl
  • Publication number: 20200290020
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalytically active material for the electrochemical oxidation of water, wherein the catalytically active material comprises an amorphous Ir-oxohydroxide, wherein the catalytically active material has a specific surface area (SBET) of ?50 m2.g?1; an electrode coated with the catalytically active material; a proton exchange membrane (PEM) based electrolyzer comprising the electrode; the use of the catalytically active material, the electrode or the electrolyzer the electrochemical oxidation of water; and a process for preparing the catalytically active material comprising the microwave-assisted thermal treatment of a basic solution of an Ir(III) or Ir(IV) complex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Cyriac Massué, Sebastian Cap, Robert Schlögl
  • Publication number: 20190099742
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalytically active material, comprising atomically dispersed metal species on the surface of a carbon material, wherein the atomically dispersed metal species are dispersed in an ionic liquid, and wherein the surface of the carbon material comprises carbon atoms having sp2 hybridization; ink for coating electrodes comprising the catalytically active material; an electrode coated with the catalytically active material; an electrolyzer comprising an electrode coated with the catalytically active material; use of the catalytically active material, the electrode, or the electrolyzer for oxidation, the reduction of oxygen, or the electrochemical oxidation of water; and a process for making the catalytically active material comprising the steps of atomically dispersing a metal species in an ionic liquid to form a first composition, and mixing the first composition with a carbon material having carbon atoms with sp2 hybridization on the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Schlögl, Saskia Heumann, Yuxiao Ding
  • Patent number: 9797052
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the electrolytic splitting of water using a carbon-supported manganese oxide (MnOx) composite. Specifically, the present electrolytic splitting of water is carried under neutral electrolyte conditions with a high electrolytic activity, while using an oxygen evolution reaction (OER)-electrode comprising the present carbon-supported MnOx composite. Next, the present invention relates to a process for producing such a carbon-supported MnOx composite as well as to a composite obtainable by the present process for producing the same and to an OER-electrode comprising the carbon-supported MnOx composite obtainable by the present process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Fritz Haber Institut der Max Planck Gesellschaft
    Inventors: Robert Schlögl, Katharina Mette, Malte Behrens, Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, Arno Bergmann, Peter Strasser
  • Publication number: 20170081187
    Abstract: A process for the production of chlorine by thermo-catalytic gas phase oxidation of hydrogen chloride and oxygen is described, the process comprising at least (1) a cerium oxide catalyst and (2) an adiabatic reaction cascade, containing at least two adiabatic stages connected in series with intermediate cooling, wherein the molar O2/HCl-ratio is equal or above 0.75 in any part of the cerium oxide catalyst beds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Timm SCHMIDT, Aurel WOLF, Oliver Felix-Karl SCHLÜTER, Thomas WESTERMANN, Cecilia MONDELLI, Javier PEREZ-RAMIREZ, Hary SOERIJANTO, Reinhard SCHOMAECKER, Detre TESCHNER, Robert SCHLOEGL
  • Publication number: 20150068917
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the electrolytic splitting of water using a carbon-supported manganese oxide (MnOx) composite. Specifically, the present electrolytic splitting of water is carried under neutral electrolyte conditions with a high electrolytic activity, while using an oxygen evolution reaction (OER)-electrode comprising the present carbon-supported MnOx composite. Next, the present invention relates to a process for producing such a carbon-supported MnOx composite as well as to a composite obtainable by the present process for producing the same and to an OER-electrode comprising the carbon-supported MnOx composite obtainable by the present process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Fritz Haber Institut der Max Planck Gesellschaft
    Inventors: Robert Schlögl, Katharina Mette, Malte Behrens, Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, Arno Bergmann, Peter Strasser
  • Publication number: 20140241976
    Abstract: A process for the production of chlorine by thermo-catalytic gas phase oxidation of hydrogen chloride gas with oxygen, in the presence of a catalyst, and separation of the chlorine from the reaction products comprising chlorine, hydrogen chloride, oxygen and water, characterized in that a) a cerium oxide is used as catalytically active component in the catalyst and b) the reaction gases are converted at the cerium oxide catalyst in one or more isothermic reaction zones, preferably in one or more tube bundle reactors, wherein the molar O2/HCl-ratio is equal or above 0.75 in any part of the cerium oxide containing reaction zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Timm Schmidt, Aurel Wolf, Oliver Felix-Karl Schlüter, Thomas Westermann, Cecilia Mondelli, Javier Perez-Ramirez, Hary Soerijanto, Reinhard Schomäcker, Detre Tescher, Robert Schlögl
  • Publication number: 20140205533
    Abstract: A process for the production of chlorine by thermo-catalytic gas phase oxidation of hydrogen chloride and oxygen is described, the process comprising at least (1) a cerium oxide catalyst and (2) an adiabatic reaction cascade, containing at least two adiabatic stages connected in series with intermediate cooling, wherein the molar O2/HCl-ratio is equal or above 0.75 in any part of the cerium oxide catalyst beds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Timm Schmidt, Aurel Wolf, Oliver Felix-Karl Schlüter, Thomas Westermann, Cecilia Mondelli, Javier Perez-Ramirez, Hary Soerijanto, Reinhard Schomäcker, Detre Teschner, Robert Schlögl
  • Patent number: 8785344
    Abstract: A catalyst for the gas phase oxidation of organic hydrocarbons comprises a multielement oxide which comprises at least one transition meal such as vanadium, wherein the catalyst has a charge transport activation energy Ec at a temperature of 375 to 425° C. of less than 0 kJ/mol. The catalyst serves for preparation of maleic anhydride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Andrey Karpov, Cornelia Katharina Dobner, Frank Rosowski, Mark Eichelbaum, Annettte Trunschke, Robert Schloegl
  • Patent number: 8519207
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the hydrogenation, in particular selective hydrogenation of at least one unsaturated hydrocarbon compound comprising reacting the at least one unsaturated hydrocarbon compound with hydrogen in the presence of a hydrogenation catalyst, wherein the hydrogenation catalyst comprises a mixture of an ordered intermetallic compound and an inert material. According to another aspect, the present invention is concerned with the use of a mixture of at least one ordered intermetallic compound and at least one inert material, as a catalyst. The mixtures for use as a catalyst in the present invention can be prepared easily and achieve a superior activity in relation to the prior art, while preserving the high selectivity to the target compounds, e.g. in the selective hydrogenation of acetylene to ethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften E.V.
    Inventors: Marc Armbruester, Marcus Schmidt, Kirill Kovnir, Matthias Friedrich, Karina Weinhold, Juri Grin, Robert Schloegl
  • Publication number: 20130172642
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hydrotalcite-like compounds, wherein Pd2+ occupies at least part of the octahedral sites in the brucite-like layers. According to another aspect, the invention is concerned with methods of converting these hydrotalcite-like compounds into materials comprising particles, in particular nanoparticles, of an ordered intermetallic compound of palladium and at least one constituent metal of the palladium-modified hydrotalcites. Moreover, the invention pertains to the material obtainable by the conversion method, the use of the material as a catalyst, and a process for the selective hydrogenation of alkyne(s) to the corresponding alkene(s) using the material as a hydrogenation catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Malte Behrens, Antje Ota, Robert Schlögl, Marc Armbruster, Juri Grin
  • Patent number: 8338654
    Abstract: Selective hydrogenation of unsaturated hydrocarbon compounds, e.g. of acetylene to ethylene, uses a hydrogenation catalyst comprising an ordered intermetallic compound. The ordered intermetallic compound comprises at least one metal of type A capable of activating hydrogen, and at least one metal of type B not capable of activating hydrogen. The structure of the ordered intermetallic compound is such that the type A metal is mainly surrounded by atoms of the type B metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften E.V.
    Inventors: Rainer Giedigkeit, Marc Armbruester, Kirill Kovnir, Juri Grin, Robert Schloegl, Juergen Osswald, Thorsten Kessler, Rolf E. Jentoft
  • Publication number: 20100285354
    Abstract: CNT encapsulated carbon nanofibers (CNFs @ CNTs) having a one-dimensional structure are provided by selective assembling CNFs inside the channel of CNTs via impregnation of catalyst inside CNTs and subsequent chemical vapour deposition of hydrocarbon. The new structure is used as material for energy storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Dangsheng Su, Jian Zhang, Robert Schloegl, Joachim Maier
  • Publication number: 20100280295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the hydrogenation, in particular selective hydrogenation of at least one unsaturated hydrocarbon compound comprising reacting the at least one unsaturated hydrocarbon compound with hydrogen in the presence of a hydrogenation catalyst, wherein the hydrogenation catalyst comprises a mixture of an ordered intermetallic compound and an inert material. According to another aspect, the present invention is concerned with the use of a mixture of at least one ordered intermetallic compound and at least one inert material, as a catalyst. The mixtures for use as a catalyst in the present invention can be prepared easily and achieve a superior activity in relation to the prior art, while preserving the high selectivity to the target compounds, e.g. in the selective hydrogenation of acetylene to ethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften E.V.
    Inventors: Marc Armbruester, Marcus Schmidt, Kirill Kovnir, Matthias Friedrich, Karina Weinhold, Juri Grin, Robert Schloegl
  • Publication number: 20100261939
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to methods of preparing optionally supported, ordered intermetallic palladium gallium compounds, and the corresponding, optionally supported, intermetallic palladium gallium compounds obtainable by these methods. The present invention also pertains to the use of the optionally supported ordered intermetallic palladium gallium compounds as catalysts, such as in selective hydrogenations of alkynes, in particular ethyne, to give the corresponding alkenes. The optionally supported, ordered intermetallic palladium gallium compounds were found to be highly active and selective catalysts in the above hydrogenation reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: Max-Planck Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschafften e.V.
    Inventors: Marc Armbruester, Marcus Schmidt, Kirill Kovnir, Matthias Friedrich, Karina Weinhold, Juri Grin, Robert Schloegl
  • Publication number: 20090220767
    Abstract: The present invention relates to carbon-carbon composite material comprising a carbonaceous carrier and nanosize carbon structures (e.g. CNT or CNF), wherein the nanosize carbon structures are grown on the carbonaceous carrier. The carrier may be porous, as in activated carbon or consists of carbon black particles. In accordance with the invention, nanocarbon growth in the pores of porous carriers can be realized. The process for the manufacture of a this carbon-carbon-composite material comprises the steps of treating a carbonaceous carrier material with a metal-containing catalyst material, said metal being capable of forming nanosize carbon structures, and growing nanosize carbon structures by means of a CVD (chemical vapour deposition) method on the treated carrier in a gas atmosphere comprising a carbon-containing gas, followed by an optional surface modification step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: Sud-Chemie AG
    Inventors: Robert Schlögl, Hamid Sharifah Bee Binti O A Abd
  • Publication number: 20090221861
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the hydrogenation, in particular the selective hydrogenation of unsaturated hydrocarbon compounds using a hydrogenation catalyst comprising an ordered intermetallic compound. The ordered intermetallic compound comprises at least one metal of type A capable of activating hydrogen, and at least one metal of type B not capable of activating hydrogen, and the structure of the ordered intermetallic compound is such that at least one king of type A metals is mainly surrounded by atoms of the metal of type B. According to another aspect, the present invention is concerned with a catalyst comprising a support and the above ordered intermetallic compound supported on the support. According to still another aspect, the invention pertains to the use of a binary Pd—Ga ordered intermetallic compound as a catalyst. The hydrogenation process and catalysts of the present invention achieve a selectivity to the target compounds, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung Der Wissenschaften E.V.
    Inventors: Rainer Giedigkeit, Marc Armbruester, Kirill Kovnir, Juri Grin, Robert Schloegl, Juergen Osswald, Thorsten Ressler, Rolf E. Jentoft
  • Patent number: 7393565
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for assembling carbon tube-in-tube nanostructures and the products obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Zhenping Zhu, Dangsheng Su, Robert Schlögl
  • Patent number: 6653509
    Abstract: A catalyst which consists of amorphous carbon with molecular planes that have curved surfaces and contain six-membered and non-six-membered carbon rings, optionally having at least one catalytically active, low-valency metal covalently bound thereto. Methods of producing the catalyst and applications thereof are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Robert Schlögl, Michael Wohlers, Thilo Belz, Thomas Braun
  • Patent number: 5709734
    Abstract: To dispose of halogenated hydrocarbons one uses a solid sorbent containing an iron oxide and/or iron oxyhydroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: CS-GmbH Halbleiter- und Solartechnologie
    Inventors: Christoph Scholz, Walter Holzinger, Robert Schloegl