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 Summer School organized by ITQ in Valencia (Spain) will be on 5th till 6th July 2018 direct after the project meeting. Get registered until 30th of June 2018. Deadline for abstracts: 22nd of June 2018. Topics will be amongst other things: Nanobuilding Precursors, Organosiliceous Hybrid Materials, Molecular Sieves, Hybrid and Porous Materials as Solid…
The next project meeting, which also includes a summer school, will take place from 3rd July to 6th of July in Valencia (Spain).
The preparation of Stakeholder interviews is practically completed. In the near future the identified key-stakeholder will be contacted. Additionally, questionnaires for a written survey will be available for all interested stakeholders.  
MULTI2HYCAT will be at 6th International Congress on Operando Spectroscopy, on 15-19th April 2018 in Estepona (Málaga, Spain) More information about the event:
Regarding the current SuSChem FP9 paper from 19th of February 2018 sustainable chemistry embraces several technology building blocks in its key enabling technologies are related to objectives and developments covered by MULTI2HYCAT. The application field of advanced material creation requires the development of new catalysts including the support technologies characterization and modelling which are part…
Upcoming Events

26 August 2018 - 30 August 2018, Liverpool (UK)

MULTI2HYCAT will be at 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, 26–30 August 2018, Liverpool, UK. More information about the event:    

9 September 2018 - 14 September 2018, Coimbra (Portugal)

MULTI2HYCAT will be at CICAT 2018, XXVI Congresso Iberoamericano de Catàlise, 9-14 September, Coimbra, Portugal. More information about the event:  
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