News vom 24.10.2016
Chemical synthesis of materials is facing enormous challenges: Energy turnaround for sustainability requires completely new materials with outstanding properties on the one hand, while there is the imperative for resource-efficient use of raw materials and energy through more efficient production of well-known and already used materials on the other hand. Sustainable chemical processes must be conceived and developed, which are working at lower temperature, to allow for higher purity and yield, simultaneously producing less waste.
The Priority Programme bundles and coordinates efforts and competencies to promote the scientific and technological development of the IL-based synthesis of inorganic materials. Explorative synthetic chemistry, studies on dissolution, transformation and precipitation processes in ILs, as well as the theoretical modelling of these processes are subject of the research programme. Alternative approaches for low-temperature syntheses, such as the use of other solvents or application to predominantly organic materials, are not in the focus of the programme. Proposals must clearly demonstrate the benefits of the use of ILs for the synthesis (such as purity, yield, energy efficiency, savings of raw materials) or for the product characteristics.