Dr. Thomas Werner

Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT Rostock), Albert-Einstein-Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany

Department of Catalysis with renewable resources

Email: thomas.werner[at]catalysis.de
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Main current Research interests:

  1. Utilization of CO2 as a C1 building block
  2. Utilization of renewables (oils and fats) as synthetic platform
  3. Synthesis and application of cyclic carbonates from CO2 and epoxides
  4. Synthesis of “green polyurethanes” – non-isocyanate polyurethanes (NIPUs)
  5. Synthesis of heterocycles utilizing CS2 and SO2
  6. Immobilization and recycling of organocatalysts
  7. Development of novel organocatalyzed reaction based on PIII/PV redox cycling e.g. catalytic Wittig and catalytic Appel reactions

Selected publications (max. three):

  1. N. Tenhumberg, H. Büttner, B. Schäffner, D. Kruse, M. Blumenstein, T. Werner Cooperative Catalyst System for the Synthesis of Oleochemical Cyclic Carbonates from CO2 and Renewables Green Chem. 2016, 18, 3775–3788.
  2. M.-L. Schirmer, S. Adomeit, A. Spannenberg, T. Werner Novel Base-Free Catalytic Wittig Reaction for the Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Alkenes Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 2458–2465. (Hot Paper)
  3. C. Kohrt, T. Werner Recyclable bifunctional polystyrene & silica gel supported organocatalyst for the coupling of CO2 with epoxides under mild conditions ChemSusChem 2015, 8, 2031–2034.
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