Walter Leitner

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The choice of the anion has a surprisingly strong effect on the incorporation of CO2 into the polymer obtained during the zinc-catalysed copolymerisation of CO2 and cyclohexene oxide. The product span ranges from polyethercarbonates, where short polyether sequences alternate with carbonate linkages, to polycarbonates with a strictly alternating sequence of(More)
Solution-phase catalysis using molecular transition metal complexes is an extremely powerful tool for chemical synthesis and a key technology for sustainable manufacturing. However, as the reaction complexity and thermal sensitivity of the catalytic system increase, engineering challenges associated with product separation and catalyst recovery can override(More)
A fully integrated continuous process for homogeneous catalysed reactions in scCO(2) has been developed exploiting the tunable solvent properties of scCO(2). A heated condenser situated above the reaction zone leads to a phase split under isobaric conditions resulting in efficient catalyst retention and recirculation. Continuous isomerisation of allylic(More)
Exploiting carbon dioxide as co-monomer with epoxides in the production of polycarbonates is economically highly attractive. More effective catalysts for this reaction are intensively being sought. To promote better understanding of the catalytic pathways, this study uses density functional theory calculations to elucidate the reaction step of CO2 insertion(More)
The novel [Ru(Acriphos)(PPh3 )(Cl)(PhCO2 )] [1; Acriphos=4,5-bis(diphenylphosphino)acridine] is an excellent precatalyst for the hydrogenation of CO2 to give formic acid in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and DMSO/H2 O without the need for amine bases as co-reagents. Turnover numbers (TONs) of up to 4200 and turnover frequencies (TOFs) of up to 260 h(-1) were(More)
A series of neutral Ni(II)-salicylaldiminato complexes substituted with perfluorooctyl- and trifluoromethyl groups, [Ni{kappa(2)-N,O-6-C(H)==NAr-2,4-R'(2)C(6)H(2)O}(Me)(pyridine)] (6 a: Ar=2,6-{4-(F(17)C(8))C(6)H(4)}(2)C(6)H(3), R'=I; 6 b: Ar=2,6-{4-(F(3)C)C(6)H(4)}(2)C(6)H(3), R'=I; 6 c: Ar=2,6-{3,5-(F(3)C)(2)C(6)H(3)}(2)C(6)H(3),(More)
  • Natacha Amorsi, Resources Management, +21 authors P Hering
  • 2014
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