M. Sc. Fabian Schmidt
Joined the team in September 2017
Graduated at Technische Universität München (TUM) under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Rieger
Room No.: 4040
Phone: 089 289 54134
Research Topic: Amphiphilic ionic liquids as micellar catalysts for the epoxidation of olefins
My PhD project focuses on molecular epoxidation catalysis with ionic liquids (IL). Using a surface active imidazolium cation and a catalytically active counterion, this system enables the epoxidation of unpolar olefins with aqueous hydrogen peroxide. Due to the high polarity of the micellar surface, activation of H2O2 by hydrogen bonds is achieved. In particular, metal-free oxoanions with the general formula ExOyz- are investigated towards their catalytical activity.