Session 5

Substituting Rare or Toxic Metals in Chemistry

Many central chemical technologies and materials rely on rare, expensive or toxic  metals such as ruthenium, platinum, palladium or lead. New and sustainable syntheses and processes require new ideas on how to substitute established reactands and methods. Chemical solutions are searched for that replace finite, non-renewable, or environmental harmful elements in all kinds of systems, for example catalysts, fine chemicals, electrolytes, or electrodes.



TU Darmstadt

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jan Philipp Hofmann

„Transition metal sulfides and phosphides as electrocatalysts for water splitting“


University of Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. Michael Saliba

„The versatility of polyelemental perovskite compositions“


Helmholtz Institute Ulm

Prof. Dr. Maximilian Fichtner

"New battery concepts on a sustainable materials basis"