Dr. Eszter Baráth

Technische Universität München
Department Chemie / Lehrstuhl II für Technische Chemie
Lichtenbergstraße 4
85748 Garching bei München, Germany

 E-mail: eszter.barath@tum.de

Tel.: 0049-89-289-13545, Fax.: 0049-89-289-13544




Since March 2014

Habilitation at Technische Universität München / Lehrstuhl für Technische Chemie II, Topic: "Understanding of catalysis in condensed phase" (Mentor: Prof. Dr. Johannes A. Lercher)
2013Group Leader at Technische Universität München / Lehrstuhl für Technische Chemie II, Topic: "Catalytic conversion of biomass to fuels and base chemicals" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Johannes A. Lercher)
2010-2012Postdoctoral studies at Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg / Institute of Organic Chemistry – Catalysis Research Laboratory (CaRLa) (Heidelberg, Germany) on “Rhodium-catalyzed bis-hydroformylation of 1,3-butadiene to adipic aldehyde” (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Hofmann)
2009-2010Postdoctoral studies at University of Rennes I / Department of Phosphorus and Molecular Materials (Rennes, France) on “Synthesis and application of new phosphole derivatives and their platinum(II) and rhenium(I) complexes” (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Régis Réau, Prof. Dr. Muriel Hissler)
2008Ph.D. (summa cum laude) from University of Pannonia / Department of Organic Chemistry (Veszprém, Hungary) on “Application of aminocarbonylation in the synthesis of new steroidal compounds” (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rita Skoda-Földes)
2004M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from University of Pannonia / Department of Hydrocarbon and Coal Processing (Veszprém, Hungary)


Work experience

March-May 2007 Internship at BASF SE (“Ammonlabor”) (Ludwigshafen, Germany)
Research topic: Synthesis and characterization of new dicarboxylic acid derivatives
Supervisor: Dr. Robert Baumann / Dr. Zsolt József Szarka 
November-December 2005 Foreign training in the research group of Prof. Dr. Tamio Hayashi, Kyoto University, Department of Chemistry (Kyoto, Japan)
Research topic: Synthesis of new norbornadiene ligands for asymmetric 1,4-addition of arylboronic acids
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Tamio Hayashi


Research interest

Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, organometallic chemistry, catalytic conversion of biomass, green and environmental chemistry

Selected publications

(Dr. Eszter Baráth née Takács)

1. Liu, Y.; Baráth, E.; Shi, H.; Hu, J.; Camaioni, D. M.; Lercher, J. A. Solvent determined mechanistic pathways in zeolite H-BEA catalyzed phenol alkylation Nature Catal., 2018, 1, 141–147. (http://rdcu.be/FQ1Q)

2. Yang, G.; Bauer, T. J.; Haller, G. L.; Baráth, E. H-Transfer reactions of internal alkenes with tertiary amines as H-donors on carbon supported noble metals Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, 16, 1172-1177.

3. Hintermeier, P. H.; Eckstein, S.; Mei, D.; Olarte, M. V.; Camaioni, D. M.; Baráth, E.; Lercher, J. A. Hydronium-ion-catalyzed elimination pathways of substituted cyclohexanols in zeolite H-ZSM5 ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 7822-7829. (ASAP)

4. Foraita, S.; Liu, Y.; Haller, G. L.; Baráth, E.; Zhao, C.; Lercher, J. A. ChemCatChem 2017, 9, 195-203. Controlling hydrodeoxygenation of stearic acid to n-heptadecane and n-octadecane by adjusting the chemical properties of Ni/SiO2-ZrO2 catalyst

5. Eckstein, S.; Hintermeier, P. H.; Olarte, M. V.; Liu, Y.; Baráth, E.; Lercher, J. A. Elementary steps and reaction pathways in the aqueous phase alkylation of phenol with ethanol J. Catal. 2017, 352, 329-336.

6. Liu, Y.; Vjunov, A.; Shi, H.; Eckstein, S.; Camaioni, D. M.; Mei, D.; Baráth, E.; Lercher, J. A. Nature Commun. 2017, 8, 14113. Enhancing the catalytic activity of hydronium ions through constrained environments