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CURATOR
A pinboard by
Lauren Blakeley

PhD student, Monash University

PINBOARD SUMMARY

Optimizing catalysis provides a route to clean and sustainable chemical manufacture

Nature uses enzymes to speed up chemical transformations. This highly efficient process (catalysis) has been optimized over millions of years of evolution. Unfortunately, current chemical manufacturing processes fall far short of this ideal process. Using nature as our guide, we aim to hybridize metal based chemistry with the sophistication of enzymes to create high functioning, intelligent catalysts. Specifically, our research aims to advance recent Nobel Prize winning chemistry to improve the selectivity and efficiency of current commercial catalysts. This research aims to propel the next stage in catalysis evolution, towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly chemical manufacture.

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