Retro News & Views

This collection brings together our thematic retro News & Views offerings. These short articles reflect on historical developments in the fields of catalysis and their impact on contemporary research. Our first two topics focussed on seminal works which led to new research directions and important (but perhaps underutilised) techniques in catalysis.   

A wood engraving showing the preparation of diethyl ether by the condensation of ethanol and sulfuric acid. Published in 1880.


Seminal Works

Techniques in Catalysis