Keanu Birkelbach
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Keanu Birkelbach

M. Sc.

Chair of Heterogeneous Catalysis and Technical Chemistry


Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Room: 38B 341

Worringerweg 2

52074 Aachen



Traditionally, catalysis has been divided into heterogeneous and homogeneous systems, each with distinct advantages. An approach towards combining the best of both modes of catalysis is the use of so-called solid molecular catalysts (SMCs). In SMCs, ligand motifs of homogeneous catalysts are incorporated into polymer structures to yield a heterogeneous material with a comparable electronic surrounding.

We recently synthesized a material containing a promising new ligand structure. In this research internship, the goal is to synthesize and characterize additional materials within this family and screen them in various target reactions. This internship has a considerable synthetic difficulty and is aimed at SYN/CAT students.