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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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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At the end of April 2019 we have published or 12th Scientific Paper entitled “Integrated theoretical and empirical studies for probing substrate‐framework interactions in hierarchical catalysts”. See all your Publications and Public Reports in our Public Documents section.
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Our 4th Newsletter is out now! Read about our last and the upcoming project meeting. Get more details about our catalytic platform. See a summary of all the talks and posters presented at conferences. Learn where to meet MULTI2HYCAT in the future. All in one place: Our Newsletter Section.
Upcoming Events

11 March 2020 - 13 March 2020, Weimar (Germany)

The German Catalysis Meeting has established itself as one of the most important European catalysis events, covering all aspects from research on the fundamentals of catalysis, the understanding of catalytic processes, catalyst design to reaction engineering and industrial applications. The conference will be held in Weimar (Germany) from 11th to 13th March 2020 and it…

19 March 2020 - 20 March 2020, Berlin (Germany)

The international conference on chemical engineering and catalysis will offer a chance for scientists working in different areas of chemicals and catalysts to forge new professional relationships and collaborations. The event will take place in Berlin (Germany) from 19th to 20th March 2020 and, among other aspects, it will focus on catalysis, catalysis and applications,…

30 March 2020 - 2 April 2020, Rennes (France)

The 4th edition of the International Green Catalysis Symposium will take place in Rennes (France) from March 30th to April 2nd, 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,…

20 April 2020 - 22 April 2020, Toronto (Canada)

The global conference on Catalysis and Chemical Engineering will take place in Toronto (Canada) from 20th to 22nd April 2020 and it will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of catalysis and chemical engineering. The event will provide a platform…

22 April 2020 - 24 April 2020, London (UK)

The Faraday Discussion Meeting is an important event for established scientists, post-graduate students and industrial researchers interested in the key aspects of reaction mechanism studies and how this can drive rational design of catalysts. The meeting will take place in London (UK) from 22nd to 24th April 2020 and it will discuss the topic of…
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