Person

Julia Nikodemus

B. Sc.
Julia Nikodemus
Lehrstuhl für Heterogene Katalyse und Technische Chemie

Address

Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Room: 38C 330

Worringerweg 2

52074 Aachen

Contact

WorkPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 26595
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 22177
 

Research

Over the last 55 years, telomerization was extensively studied in the feld of homogeneous catalysis using various catalyst systems, dienes and nucleophiles. The term „telomerization“ represents the oligomerization of 1,3-dienes with help of a nucleophile under the influence of a transition metal and is a promising approach of a C-C-linking reaction with a 100 % atom effiency. Based on this approach, single-site catalysts represent interesting alternative catalyst systems that combine the advantages of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts. Due to the variety of products, a wide range of useful chemicals can be produced using telomerization. Isoprene in particular is a promising reactant, as it can be obtained from biomass and is the basic building block of terpenes, one of the most important phytochemicals.

Research focus:

  • Telomerization of Isoprene with Methanol
  • Single-site catalysts (polyphosphines)