Arno Behr, Technical University Dortmund, Germany, celebrates his 65th birthday on January 26, 2017.
Behr’s research focuses on technical chemistry and catalysis. He is the author of several textbooks on these subjects. His interests include the activation of carbon dioxide, homogeneous catalysis with transition metal compounds, miniplant technology, telomerizations, oligomerizations, renewable resources, and many other areas.
Arno Behr studied chemistry at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, where he received his Ph.D. in 1979 under the supervision of Wilhelm Keim. He completed his habilitation in Aachen in 1980 and joined Henkel KGaA, Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1986. Since 1996, Behr has served as Professor of Technical Chemistry at the Technical University Dortmund.
Among other honors, Behr has received the Borchers Badge from RWTH Aachen University in 1980 and the Literature Prize of the German Chemical Industry Fund (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, FCI) in 2011.
- Recycling Homogeneous Catalysts Simply by Organic Solvent Nanofiltration: New Ways to Efficient Catalysis,
Jens M. Dreimann, Mirko Skiborowski, Arno Behr, Andreas J. Vorholt,
ChemCatChem 2016, 8, 3330–3333.
- Increasing selectivity of the hydroformylation in a miniplant: Catalyst, solvent, and olefin recycle in two loops,
J. M. Dreimann, H. Warmeling, J. N. Weimann, K. Künnemann, A. Behr, A. J. Vorholt,
AIChE J. 2016, 62, 4377–4383.
- Telomerization of 1,3-butadiene with highly substituted alcohols using Pd/NHC-catalysts – Structure-reactivity-relationship of the O-nucleophile,
Thiemo A. Faßbach, Robin Kirchmann, Arno Behr, Steffen Romanski, Dirk Leinweber, Andreas J. Vorholt,
J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2016, 423, 526–532.
- Technische Chemie (in German),
Manfred Baerns, Arno Behr, Axel Brehm, Jürgen Gmehling, Kai-Olaf Hinrichsen, Hanns Hofmann, Ulfert Onken, Regina Palkovits, Albert Renken,
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2014.
- Applied Homogeneous Catalysis,
Arno Behr, Peter Neubert,
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2012.
- Einführung in die Technische Chemie,
Arno Behr, David W. Agar, Jakob Jörissen,
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, 2010.
- Improved utilisation of renewable resources: New important derivatives of glycerol,
Arno Behr, Jens Eilting, Ken Irawadi, Julia Leschinski, Falk Lindner,
Green Chem. 2008, 10, 13–30.
- Carbon Dioxide as an Alternative C1 Synthetic Unit: Activation by Transition-Metal Complexes,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1988, 27, 661–678.
- Novel Nickel-Oligomerization Catalysts with Arsenic-Oxygen Chelate Ligands,
Wilhelm Keim, Arno Behr, Brigitte Limbäcker, Carl Krüger,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1983, 22, 503–503.
Also of Interest
- Literary Prize: A. Behr, D. Agar and J. Jörissen,
The 2011 literary prize is awarded to three university professors from Dortmund: Arno Behr, David Agar and Jakob Jörissen