Vladimir Paunovic
PhD student

ETH Hönggerberg
HCI D138
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1
CH-8093 Zurich

tel: +41 4463 34385

    Back to team

    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
    • Olefins from natural gas via oxychlorination catalysis
      G. Zichittella, N. Aellen, V. Paunović, A.P. Amrute, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, in press (doi:10.1002/anie.201706624, hot paper)
      Angew. Chem. 2017, in press (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)