Research Activities - Dr. Angela Köckritz

Scientific and technical Expertise

  • Catalytic reactions: selective oxidations (epoxidation, dihydroxylation, C=C cleavage, oxidation of alkyl aromatics, alcohols, polyols, aldehydes, Wacker oxidation, allylic oxidation), oxidative C-C coupling, hydrogenation, hydroformylation, hydrodehalogenation, alkoxycarbonylation, reductive amination, amination of alcohols, hydroaminomethylation, carbonation of epoxides
  • Synthesis of chiral and achiral transition metal complex catalysts
  • Synthesis of supported noble metal catalysts, oxidic catalysts as well as of chiral and non-chiral transition metal complex catalysts
  • Heterogenization of homogeneous catalysts on supports and into multiphase systems
  • Phosphorus-containing organic ligands
  • Characterization of catalysts

 Present main research activities

  • Selective oxidations of olefins, alcohols, polyols and aldehydes

  • Chemical utilization of renewables, in particular of fatty acids, triglycerides and glycerol as well as of terpenes, sugars and sugar derivatives, synthesis of monomers for production of bio-based plastics