Dr. Vladimir Paunović
Postdoc

ETH Hönggerberg
HCI D127
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1
CH-8093 Zurich

tel: +41 4463 34385

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    Catalysts for selective light alkane upgrading via oxybromination

    My research focuses on the design of superior catalysts for oxybromination reactions in which a hydrocarbon is reacted with HBr and O2 to form an alkyl halide and water. This is an attractive route for the capitalization of the light alkanes constituting the vast natural gas reserves under mild conditions.

    2014-present PhD studentship in the group of Prof. Pérez-Ramírez, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    2012-2013 MSc studies in Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Serbia. Master thesis: 'Application of Nonlinear Frequency Response Analysis for Studying Enzymatic Processes: Enzymes Showing Direct Electron Transfer Mechanism. Case study: Hydrogenase' realized at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany
    2008-2012 BSc studies in Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Serbia
    • Evidence of radical chemistry in catalytic methane oxybromination
      V. Paunović, P. Hemberger, A. Bodi, N. López, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Nat. Catal. 2018, 1, 363-370 (doi:10.1038/s41929-018-0071-z)
    • Vladimir Paunovic
      04.04.2018
      Catalytic processes for natural gas valorization via bromine chemistry
      ETH Zürich
    • Lanthanum vanadate catalysts for selective and stable methane oxybromination
      V. Paunović, M. Artusi, R. Verel, F. Krumeich, R. Hauert, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      J. Catal. 2018, 363, 69-80 (doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2018.04.001)
    • Halogen type as a selectivity switch in catalysed alkane oxyhalogenation
      G. Zichittella, B. Puértolas, V. Paunović, T. Block, R. Pöttgen, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Catal. Sci. Technol. 2018, 8, 2231-2243 (doi:10.1039/C8CY00122G)
    • Activated TiC-SiC composite for natural gas upgrading via catalytic oxyhalogenation
      G. Zichittella, B. Puértolas, S. Siol, V. Paunović, S. Mitchell, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      ChemCatChem 2018, 10, 1282-1290 (doi:10.1002/cctc.201701632, cover feature)
    • Selective methane oxybromination over nanostructured ceria catalysts
      V. Paunović, G. Zichittella, S. Mitchell, R. Hauert, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 291-303 (doi:10.1021/acscatal.7b03074)
    • Olefins from natural gas via oxychlorination
      G. Zichittella, N. Aellen, V. Paunović, A.P. Amrute, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 13670-13674 (doi:10.1002/anie.201706624, hot paper, inside back cover, highlighted in Chimia)
      Angew. Chem. 2017, 129, 13858-13862 (doi:10.1002/ange.201706624)
    • Europium oxybromide catalysts for efficient bromine looping in natural gas valorization
      V. Paunović, R. Lin, M. Scharfe, A.P. Amrute, S. Mitchell, R. Hauert, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 9791-9795 (doi:10.1002/anie.201704406)
      Angew. Chem. 2017, 129, 9923-9927 (doi:10.1002/ange.201704406)
    • Catalytic oxychlorination versus oxybromination for methane functionalization
      G. Zichittella, V. Paunović, A.P. Amrute, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 1805-1817 (doi:10.1021/acscatal.6b03600)
    • Selective production of carbon monoxide via methane oxychlorination over vanadyl pyrophosphate
      V. Paunović, G. Zichittella, R. Verel, A.P. Amrute, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 15619-15623 (doi:10.1002/anie.201608165, hot paper, inside back cover, highlighted twice [1, 2] in Chemistry Views)
      Angew. Chem. 2016, 128, 15848-15852 (doi:10.1002/ange.201608165)
    • Catalyst design for natural gas upgrading via oxybromination chemistry
      V. Paunović, G. Zichittella, M. Moser, A.P. Amrute, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Nat. Chem. 2016, 8, 803-809 (doi:10.1038/nchem.2522)
    • Interplay between surface chemistry and performance on rutile-type catalysts for halogen production
      M. Moser, V. Paunović, Z. Guo, L. Szentmiklósi, M.G. Hevia, M. Higham, N. López, D. Teschner, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 2996-3005 (doi:10.1039/C5SC04247J, inside front cover)
    • Oxychlorination-dehydrochlorination chemistry on bifuctional ceria catalysts for intensified vinyl chloride production
      M. Scharfe, P.A. Lira-Parada, V. Paunović, M. Moser, A.P. Amrute, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 3068-3072 (doi:10.1002/anie.201510903)
      Angew. Chem. 2016, 128, 3120-3124 (doi:10.1002/ange.201510903)