Miriam Ackermann
PhD student

ETH Hönggerberg
HCI E130
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1
CH-8093 Zurich

tel: +41 4463 30485

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    Upgrading biomass-derived molecules is increasingly important nowadays to decrease the dependence on fossil feedstocks. One way to tackle this is the selective hydrogenation of such biomass-derived molecules. My project focuses on the selective hydrogenation of selected platform-molecules, including furan-derivatives and sugars, into valuable chemicals. I am looking for effective catalysts that can be applied in the catalytic transfer hydrogenation of the desired compounds using a hydrogen-donor. For this purpose, I am using formic acid which can be produced by CO2 hydrogenation.

    2017-present PhD studentship in the group of Prof. Pérez-Ramírez, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    2016-2017 SEMP exchange student in the group of Prof. Woodward, University of Nottingham, UK
    2012-2017 BSc and MSc studies in Chemistry, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
    • Straightforward Synthesis of 2- and 2,8-Substituted Tetracenes
      S. Woodward, M. Ackermann, S. Ahirwar, L. Burroughs, M.R. Garett, J. Ritchie, J. Shine, B. Tyril, K. Simpson, P. Woodward
      Chem. Eur. J. 2017, in press