Institute for Chemical Technology of Organic Materials

Beschreibung: WELCOME to the Institute for Chemical Technology of Organic Materials

Current research in the CTO group at the Johannes Kepler University Linz focuses on a wide range of organic synthesis of industrial relevance. Especially complex macromolecular architectures with selected functionality and composition via radical and coordination polymerization protocols are of interest. Other points of interest are additive chemistry, renewable resources and process safety. Our research interests are mainly at the interface of organic and polymer chemistry, with particular focus on industrial applications.

This website can help you to get to know somewhat more about us: who we are, what we do and how we do it, what our equipment and infrastructures are, with who we collaborate, how you can link with us.

Thank you for your time and interest. Enjoy your virtual visit!

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Recent Activities:

You can find out more here.

25th of May 2016: Excursion to Hueck Folien, Baumgartenberg, Austria
   With a group of 35 students we visited the production site and the innovation center of Hueck Folien in Baumgartenberg. Hueck Folien is a worldwide innovation leader in the areas of special films for labelling, security features and design. The colleagues of Hueck gave us an interesting insight into their production and also the way they drive innovation.


17.05-22.05.2016: Talk of Prof. Christian Paulik at the PRE 2016
   Professor Paulik held a talk at the 12th International Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering in Hamburg. He presented the work on "Multi-stage polymerization of ethylene in a single-reactor setup".
    Subsequent to the PRE, the 5th PhD workshop WPPRE was held in Hamburg; Gunnar Spiegel presented the work of Paul Aigner: "Optimal catalyst and co-catalyst pre-contacting in industrial ethylene co-polymerization processes" via a talk and a poster.

9th of May: Paper published
    A paper of Paul Aigner and Christian Paulik, in cooperation with Borealis, was published under open access in the Journal of Polymers last week. The title of the work reads: "Optimal Catalyst and Cocatalyst Precontacting in Industrial Ethylene Copolymerization Processes"
   Here is an impression of the abstract:
    ...The scope of this work is to study the influence of mixing on catalyst/cocatalyst precontacting for a heterogeneous Ziegler-Natta catalyst system under different polymerization conditions. Slurry ethylene homopolymerization and ethylene copolymerization experiments with 1-butene are performed in a 0.5 L reactor. In addition, the effect of several key parameters (e.g., precontacting time, and ethylene/hydrogen concentration) on catalyst activity is analyzed. ...
    You can read and download the full article.


22nd of April: Lange Nacht der Forschung (Science throughout the night)
   The CTO-institute participated with two exhibition booths at this event which attracted old and young alike.
   Prof. Clemens Schwarzinger, Bettina Schwarzinger and Manuela List explained how to identify/distinguish gems and determine their origin using spectroscopy.
   On the second booth, Prof. Christian Paulik with Andrea Eder and co-workers had "Fun with CO2". They had prepared some experiments with dry-ice (solid carbondioxid), soap bubbles, lots of fog and colors.
   The austrian television crew (ORF) spent some time filming and interviewing the scientists from the JKU, which was one of the largest exhibitors in upper austria. Take a look for yourself:
Video (currently offline!)
   Thank you for nice encounters and your participation, which made this event a huge success.


Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Institute for Chemical Technology of Organic Materials
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz, Austria

Tel.: +43 732 2468 9000
Fax: +43 732 2468 8816

E-Mail: cto-office(/\t)

Bereich Name
Professor Univ. Prof. Dr. Christian Paulik
Emeritus em. O. Univ. Prof. Dr. Harald Schmidt