MULTI-site organic-inorganic HYbrid CATalysts for MULTI-step chemical process


This Research & Development project is funded by EU in the Horizon 2020 programme and coordinated by the University of Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”.

Main objectives

Development of new catalysts in application fields of pharmaceutical and intermediate chemistry applications

Features of new developed catalysts:

  • Consists of a new class of hierarchically-porous organic-inorganic hybrid materials
  • First time solvation of limitation of current organo-siliceous solids
  • Multistep asymmetric reactions catalysis
  • Predominantly high conversion rates (>90%) and high selectivity (>80%)

Development steps for each catalyst:

  • Design; Proof of concept (2g of catalyst); Upscale; Industrial Validation
  • Final step in project: pre-pilot reactor for catalyst production (20-50g of catalyst)


Direct benefits

improve flexibility and versatility of obtained catalysts
cost reduction of obtained catalysts


Indirect benefits

Innovation and Advance of Knowledge
Global markets & competitiveness
Environment and resource efficiency

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Our 8th Consortium Meeting took place on Monday, July 13th – this time, however, due to the particular situation, virtually. The latest project progress were presented at this event. After the lockdown has slowed down the research activities, we are finally (almost) back to normal. Nevertheless, the project has had to be postponed by 6…
The first one in the Catalysis Science & Technology journal, which is about “MOFs based on 1D structural sub-domains with Brønsted acid and redox active sites as effective bi-functional catalysts”.  The full paper can be accessed here The second one, now number 15 during the project, in Chemistry - A European Journal about "The significance…
Our 6th Newsletter is out now! Read about our last and the upcoming project meeting. Get more details about our upcoming Industrial Workshop.  
MULTI2HYCAT just released a new paper published in Chemistry - A European Journal. The title of the paper is "Integrated Theoretical and Empirical Studies for Probing Substrate–Framework Interactions in Hierarchical Catalysts" and was first published in April 2019 by Stephanie Chapman, Dr. Alexander J. O'Malley, Dr. Ivana Miletto, Dr. Marina Carravetta, Dr. Paul Cox, Prof. Enrica…
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Upcoming Events

17 August 2020 - 18 August 2020, Berlin (Germany)

The third edition of the EUROSCICON will take place in Berlin (Germany) from 17th to 18th August 2020. The theme that will be leading the conference is ‘discovering the scientific and industrial progressions in chemistry’ which will be gather chemists and delegates from all over Europe. The conference will promote the positive contributions of Chemistry…

16 September 2020 - 17 September 2020, Manchester (UK)

The CHEMUK EXPO & Speaker Programme brings together the UK’s industrial chemicals, biochemical, chemicals processing & chemical product formulation industries. The event will take place in Manchester (UK) from 16th to 17th September 2020 and it will focus on supply-chain sourcing, innovation insight, intelligence gathering and best practice and business networking. Check the website for further…

26 October 2020 - 29 October 2020, Rennes (France)

The 4th edition of the International Green Catalysis Symposium will take place in Rennes (France) from 26th to 29th  October 2020. The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists from all over the world to share their recent discoveries on sustainable catalysis. GreenCat Symposium 2020 will highlight modern trends in: organometallic Catalysts, step Economic…

11 November 2020 - 12 November 2020, Cologne (Germany)

Chemspec Europe 2020 provides an excellent platform for companies in the fine and specialty chemicals industry to present their new products and solutions and to identify synergies and business opportunities. The international trade fair has developed into an important and recognized platform for the industry and presents the entire spectrum of fine and specialty chemicals…

23 November 2020 - 24 November 2020, Osaka (Japan)

The 2nd Global Congress on Chemistry and Catalysis (GCC-2020) will be held from 23rd to 24th November 2020 in Osaka, Japan. The conference will gather students, delegates, academicians and industry which will animated the discussion to root up the knowledge and excel in this field. GCC-2020 Meeting will represent the perfect framework to share ideas…
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