Arno Behr and Thomas Seidensticker, Technical University Dortmund, Germany have been awarded the Literature Prize of the German Chemical Industry Fund (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, FCI) for their book Einführung in die Chemie nachwachsender Rohstoffe (Introduction to the Chemistry of Renewables). The FCI honors the authors for providing an important basis for the education of students in the field of renewable resources and their chemical conversion to value-added products.
Arno Behr (pictured right) studied chemistry at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, where he received his Ph.D. in 1979 under the supervision of Wilhelm Keim. He joined Henkel KGaA, Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1986. He was named Adjunct Professor at RWTH in 1992. Arno Behr returned to academia full-time in 1996, when he became Professor of Technical Chemistry at the Technical University Dortmund. He remained there until his retirement in 2017.
Among the many books he has co-authored is Einführung in die Technische Chemie (Introduction to Technical Chemistry), for which he received the FCI’s Literature Prize in 2011 together with David Agar and Jakob Jörissen.
Thomas Seidensticker (pictured left) studied chemistry at the Technical University Dortmund, where he completed his Ph.D. in 2016 under the supervision of Arno Behr. Since 2017, he has led his own junior research group there.
- Einführung in die Chemie nachwachsender Rohstoffe: Vorkommen, Konversion, Verwendung (in German),
A. Behr, T. Seidensticker,
Springer Spektrum, 2018.
Selected Publications by Arno Behr
- CO2 Based Synthesis of Various Formamides in Miniplant Scale: A Two-Step Process Design,
Rene Kuhlmann, Kai U. Künnemann, Laura Hinderink, Arno Behr, Andreas J. Vorholt,
ACS Sust. Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 4924–4931.
- Synthesis of Industrial Primary Diamines via Intermediate Diols – Combining Hydroformylation, Hydrogenation and Amination,
Sarah Fuchs, Dominik Lichte, Tristan Jolmes, Thorsten Rösler, Gregor Meier, Heinz Strutz, Arno Behr, Andreas J.Vorholt,
ChemCatChem 2018, 10, 4126–4133.
- Einführung in die Technische Chemie,
A. Behr, D. W. Agar, J. Jörrisen, A.J. Vorholt,
Springer Spektrum, 2016.
- Myrcene as a Natural Base Chemical in Sustainable Chemistry: A Critical Review,
Arno Behr, Leif Johnen,
ChemSusChem 2009, 2, 1072–1095.
- 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.
Selected Publications by Thomas Seidensticker and Arno Behr
- Homogeneously Catalyzed 1,3‐Diene Functionalization – A Success Story from Laboratory to Miniplant Scale,
Norman Herrmann, Dennis Vogelsang, Arno Behr, Thomas Seidensticker,
ChemCatChem 2018, 10, 5342–5365.
- Towards resource efficient chemistry: tandem reactions with renewables,
Arno Behr, Andreas J. Vorholt, Karoline A. Ostrowski, Thomas Seidensticker,
Green Chem. 2014, 16, 982–1006.
- Diester monomers from methyl oleate and proline via tandem hydroaminomethylation-esterification sequence with homogeneous catalyst recycling using TMS-technique,
Arno Behr, Thomas Seidensticker, Andreas J. Vorholt,
Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2014, 116, 477–485.
Selected Publications by Thomas Seidensticker
- Facile catalyst recycling by thermomorphic behaviour avoiding organic solvents: a reactive ionic liquid in the homogeneous Pd-catalysed telomerisation of the renewable β-myrcene,
Michael Terhorst, Anna Kampwerth, Amelie Marschand, Dieter Vogt, Andreas J. Vorholt, Thomas Seidensticker,
Catal. Sci. Technol. 2020, 10, 1827–1834.
- Process Development for the Rhodium-Catalyzed Reductive Amination in a Thermomorphic Multiphase System,
Kai U. Künnemann, Jonas Bianga, Ricarda Scheel, Thomas Seidensticker, Jens M. Dreimann, Dieter Vogt,
Org. Process Res. Dev. 2019, 24, 41–49.
- Aqueous biphasic hydroformylation of methyl oleate: a green solvent-only strategy for homogeneous catalyst recycling,
Norman Herrmann, Jonas Bianga, Tom Gaide, Marisa Drewing, Dieter Vogt, Thomas Seidensticker,
Green Chem. 2019, 21, 6738–6745.
- Polymerisable di- and triesters from Tall Oil Fatty Acids and related compounds,
Marc R. L. Furst, Thomas Seidensticker, David J. Cole-Hamilton,
Green Chem. 2013, 15, 1218–1225.
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