Professor Peter Gärtner, TU Wien, Austria, has been elected President of the Austrian Chemical Society (GÖCH; Gesellschaft Österreichischer Chemiker) for a two-year term starting on January 1, 2021. He succeeds Dr. Ernst Gruber, Managing Director of Axalta Coating Systems Austria GmbH, Guntramsdorf, Austria.
Peter Gärtner will continue the renewal process of the society initiated by Ernst Gruber. He will try to attract further companies to become members of the GÖCH, and as his main goal he aims to bring together the young members and the traditions of the Austrian Chemical Society.
Peter Gärtner, born in Vienna, Austria, in 1964, studied technical chemistry with an emphasis on organic chemistry at the TU Wien, Austria. In 1991, he received his Ph.D. under the supervision of Christian Noe. From 1987 to 1991, he was first a research assistant, then a university assistant at the Institute of Organic Chemistry. From 1996 to 1997, he was a postdoctoral fellow as Erwin Schrödinger Fellow at The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, CA, USA, in the lab of K.C. Nicolaou. In 2000, Peter Gärtner received his habilitation, and since 2001, he is Professor at the TU Wien.
Since 2004, he serves as Dean of Academic Affairs for technical chemistry at TU Wien, and since October 2009, he is Editor-in-Chief of Monatshefte für Chemie/Chemical Monthly, Springer.
His research focuses on stereoselective synthesis, currently of doping agents´ metabolites and natural products or analogs of them, but he is also interested in the application of ionic liquids and solid-phase synthesis.
- N. Kratena, N. Biedermann, B. Stojanovic, L. Göschl, M. Weil, V. Enev, G. Gmeiner, P. Gärtner, Synthesis of a human long-term oxymetholone metabolite, Steroids 2019, 150(10), 108430. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.steroids.2019.108430
- N. Kratena, V. Enev, G. Gmeiner, P. Gärtner, Synthesis and characterization of stanozolol N-glucuronide metabolites, Monatshefte für Chemie 2019, 150(150), 843–848. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00706-019-02424-4
- N. Kratena, S. Pilz, M. Weil, G. Gmeiner, V. Enev, P. Gärtner, Synthesis and structural elucidation of a dehydrochloromethyltestosterone metabolite, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2018, 16, 2508–2521. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8OB00122G
- A. Cognigni, P. Gärtner, R. Zirbs, H. Peterlik, K. Prochazka, C. Schröder, K. Schröder, Surface-active ionic liquids in micellar catalysis: impact of anion selection on reaction rates in nucleophilic substitution, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2016, 18(19), 13375–13384. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6CP00493H
- M. Kaiser, P. Gärtner, V. Enev, Studies towards the enantioselective synthesis of an advanced intermediate of elisabethin A, Monatshefte für Chemie 2016, 148(1), 49–56. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00706-016-1858-8
- S. Steiner, P. Gärtner, V. Enev, Synthesis of a putative advanced intermediate en route to elisabethin A, Tetrahedron 2016, 72(30), 4536–4542. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2016.06.022
- E. Gonzalez Garcia, A. Ressmann, P. Gärtner, R. Zirbs, R. L. Mach, R. Krska, K. Schröder, K. Brunner, Direct extraction of genomic DNA from maize with aqueous ionic liquid buffer systems for applications in genetically modified organisms analysis, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2014, 406, 7773–7784. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-014-8204-y
- N. Kratena, G. Gmeiner, V. Enev, P. Gärtner, Synthesis of 17β-hydroxymethyl-17α-methyl-18-norandrosta-1,4,13- trien-3-one: a long-term metandienone metabolite, Steroids 2016, 115, 75–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.steroids.2016.08.013
- K. Schragl, G. Forsdahl, G. Gmeiner, V. Enev, P. Gärtner, Novel pathway for the synthesis of arylpropionamide-derived selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) metabolites of andarine and ostarine, Tetrahedron Letters 2013, 54, 2239–2242. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2013.02.065
- P. Gärtner, A. Kundu, Chiral Auxiliaries on Solid Support; in: The Power of Functional Resins in Organic Synthesis (Eds. A. Fernando, J. Tulla-Puche), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany 2008, 329–363. ISBN: 3-527-31936-0
- Gesellschaft Österreichischer Chemiker (GÖCH; Austrian Chemical Society), Vienna, Austria