Denise KleinschmidtM. Sc.
Building: Sammelbau Chemie
Room: 38B 118
DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials e.V.
- Phone: +49 241 80 26422
Overview on Research
My research work focuses on the synthesis of enzyme-inspired microgel-based catalysts and investigation of their properties for applications in liquid-phase conversion processes. The incorporation of catalytically active functional groups (organocatalysts), design of binding sites as well as the control over their spatial distribution will determine the performance of the catalytically active microgels in regards to reaction conversion, selectivity, chemical stability and recyclability.
- Synthesis and characterization of responsive microgels
- Application of catalytically active microgels in liquid-phase conversion processes
SFB 985 C6: Switchable Colloidal Organocatalysts based on Responsive Microgels
D. Schäfer1, F. Fink1, D. Kleinschmidt1, K. Keisers, A. Hoffmann, A. Pich, S. Herres-Pawlis; Enhanced catalytic activity of copper complexes in microgels for aerobic oxidation of benzyl alcohols; ChemComm; 2020; 56; 5601-5604.
D. Kleinschmidt, M. S. Fernandes, M. Mork, A. A. Meyer, J. Krischel, M. V. Anakohv, R. A. Gumerov, I. I. Potemkin, M. Rueping, A. Pich; Enhanced catalyst performance through compartmentalization exemplified by colloidal L-proline modified microgel catalysts; J. Colloid Interface Sci.; 2020; 559, 76-87.