Professor of «Green Chemistry», Doctor, winner of the Descartes Award (2001) for work on catalysts based on vanadium and titanium, winner of the «Green Chemistry Award 2014», author of more than 160 papers and 6 patents. Professor of University of York, Great Britain.
Professor North will talk about what «green chemistry» is, about its basic principles, as well as the need to use and dispose of carbon dioxide. An important topic for this discussion will be two aspects:
1) use of mesoporous carbon to capture carbon dioxide;
2) electrochemical mineralization of carbon dioxide.
In addition the topic of synthesis, production and use of cyclic carbonates, which are organic compounds easily obtained from carbon dioxide, will be touched upon. Professor North will talk about the achievements of his group over the past 10 years, in which he will disclose ways to produce commercially available catalysts for the reaction to obtain cyclic carbonates.
12 and 13 October, 2017, 14.30
Audience 102, st. Ordzhonikidze, 3, building of the Faculty of Science.