A new catalyst for the conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into chemicals or fuels has been developed by researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen. They optimized already available copper catalysts to improve their selectivity and long-term stability. The re ... more
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)
Henning Steinert, born in 1993, studied chemistry at Carl-von-Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, where he researched, among other things, the activation of Si–H bonds on titanium complexes. He is currently working on his doctorate at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Chair of Inorganic Chemistry II of Professor Dr. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner.
The main focus of his research is the synthesis of novel ylide-substituted main group compounds and their investigation by spectroscopy and computational chemistry. Due to their electron richness, these compounds are of interest for activating small molecules and main group element catalyzed reactions.
- Inorganic synthesis
- NMR spectroscopy
- Computational chemistry (density functional theory)