Davide Albani
PhD student

ETH Hönggerberg
HCI E136
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1
CH-8093 Zurich

tel: +41 4463 36216

    Back to team

    Hybrid nanostructured catalysts for selective hydrogenations

    The selective hydrogenations of many organic substrates are of fundamental importance for the production of high-added-value compounds. Designing new hybrid nanostructured catalysts for this family of reactions is the object of my research activity and represents a key step towards the development of more environmentally friendly hydrogenation processes.

    2014–present PhD studentship in the group of Prof. Pérez-Ramírez, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    2009–2014 BSc and MSc studies in Industrial Chemistry, University of Milan, Italy
    • Semi-hydrogenation of acetylene on indium oxide: proposed single ensemble catalysis
      D. Albani, M. Capdevila-Cortada, G. Vilé, S. Mitchell, O. Martin, N. López, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 10755-10760 (doi:10.1002/anie.201704999)
      Angew. Chem. 2017, 129, 10895-10900 (doi:10.1002/ange.201704999)
    • Interfacial acidity in ligand-modified ruthenium nanoparticles boosts the performance for the continuous hydrogenation of levulinic acid to gamma-valerolactone 
      D. Albani, Q. Li, G. Vilé, S. Mitchell, N. Almora-Barrios, P.T. Witte, N. López, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Green Chem. 2017, 19, 2361-2370 (doi:10.1039/C6GC02586B, front cover)
    • Structuring hybrid palladium nanoparticles in metallic monolithic reactors for continuous-flow three-phase alkyne hydrogenation
      D. Albani, G. Vilé, M.A. Beltran Toro, R. Kaufmann, S. Mitchell, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      React. Chem. Eng. 2016, 1, 454-462 (doi:10.1039/c6re00114a)
    • Merging single atom dispersed silver and carbon nitride to a joint electronic system via co-polymerization with silver tricyanomethanide
      Z. Chen, S. Pronkin, T. Fellinger, K. Kailasam, G. Vilé, D. Albani, F.Krumeich, R. Leary, J. Barnard, J.M. Thomas, J. Pérez-Ramírez, M.Antonietti, D. Dontsova
      ACS Nano 2016, 10, 3166-3175 (doi:10.1021/acsnano.5b04210)
    • Advances in the design of nanostructured catalysts for selective hydrogenation
      G. Vilé, D. Albani, N. Almora-Barrios, N. López, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      ChemCatChem 2016, 8, 21-23 (doi:10.1002/cctc.201501269)
    • Ligand ordering determines the catalytic response of hybrid palladium nanoparticles in hydrogenation
      D. Albani, G. Vilé, S. Mitchell, P.T. Witte, N. Almora-Barrios, R. Verel, N. López, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Catal. Sci. Technol. 2016, 6, 1621-1631 (doi:10.1039/C5CY01921D)
    • A stable single-site palladium catalyst for hydrogenations
      G. Vilé, D. Albani, M. Nachtegaal, Z. Chen, D. Dontsova, M. Antonietti, N. López, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 11265-11269 (doi:10.1002/anie.201505073, front cover, highlighted in Nature and in C&EN)
      Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 11417-11422 (doi:10.1002/ange.201505073, front cover, highlighted in Nature and in C&EN)