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 Expert  729596

Expert in Heterogeneous Catalytic Hydrogenation for the Production of Fine Chemicals


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Switzerland
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has applied his organic chemistry/heterogeneous catalysis/reaction engineering background to the development of processes for the production of pharmaceuticals, vitamins and nutraceuticals, agrochemicals, flavors and fragrances, liquid crystals and fine chemicals as well as base chemicals. He has broad experience covering all aspects of heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation such as: (1) Infrastructure (laboratory and plant instrumentation incl. data acquisition, instrument control and data management) needed for catalytic hydrogenation investigations (2) Selection and use of appropriate tools and methods in the development of catalytic processes (appropriate use of high throughput instruments, state of the art chemical development, state of the art determination of basic data for safe and reliable scale up) (3) Development of new processes (chemical system selection, basic data evaluation, kinetics) (4) Scale up of catalytic hydrogenations (micro- and macrokinetics, thermodynamics, safety) (5) Assessmant of probability of postulated reactions along with route scouting and exploratory investigations(6) Analysis, assessment and improvement of current plant processes (7) Catalyst deactivation measurement, catalyst reactivation and catalyst recycling (8) Safety and risk analyis of catalytic hydrogenations (9) Improvement of economy and ecology of catalytic processes (10) particular experience in the selective hydrogenation of alkynes to alkenes, nitriles to amines, phenols to cyclohexanones, stereoselective hydrogenation of substituted aromatic compounds, diastereoselective hydrogenations, chemoselective hydrogenations of multifunctional compounds, selective hydrogenation of nitrate to hydroxylamine, selective hydrogenation of halogensubstituted nitroaromatics to the corresponding halogensubstituted anilines, hydrogenation of sorbitol, hydrogenation/rearrangement of nitroaromatics to para-aminophenol compounds, selective partial hydrogenation of nitroaromatics to the corresponding hydroxylamines (11) particular experience in the oxidative dehydrogenation of primary alcohols to carboxylic acids

Expert has specific know how in micro- and macrokinetics, determination of gas/liquid transport coefficients, measurement of gas partial pressures in the liquid (also in situ during reactions)

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alcohol oxidation

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aliphatic ketone

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alkene

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alkyne

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alkyne catalytic hydrogenation

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ammonium nitrate

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aromatic compound

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aromatic compound catalytic hydrogenation

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catalysis

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catalytic hydrogenation

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catalytic oxidation

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dehalogenation

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deprotection

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haloaromatic amine

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hydrogenation

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hydrogenolysis

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ketone catalytic hydrogenation

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nitrate reduction

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nitro compound catalytic hydrogenation

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nitroso compound catalytic hydrogenation

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selective catalytic reduction

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selective catalytic reduction catalyst

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Arrhenius equation

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heterogeneous reaction kinetics


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1978   PhD   Chemistry   University of Zuerich  
1979   Postdoctoral Studies   Chemistry   University of Cambridge  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

2004 to 2006

 

DSM

 


 

Scientific expert

 

2001 to 2003

 

Roche Vitamins

 


 

Scientific expert

 

1988 to 2000

 

Roche Pharma

 


 

Scientific Specialist

 

1987 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Scientific Assistant

 

1980 to 1986

 

Roche Central Research Unit

 


 

Laboratory Manager

 

2005 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Consulting

 

Director

 

Career Accomplishments:
Awards/Recognition

Swiss Chemical Society: Sandmeyer Award 1997 and Sandmeyer Award 2008


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

19 Publications, 2 contributions in Monographs, 2 lectures (at Swiss and Italian Chemical Society), 6 posters at Congresses, 4 patents


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He consulted fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals custom manufacturer in (1) establishing a new state of the art hydrogenation laboratory including infrastructure, (2) coaching within R&D as well as production, (3) analysis and significant improvement of current plant processes, (4) management of specific projects.
  • selection of appropriate equipment for the development of hydrogenation processes
  • public and in house courses on theory and practice of catalytic hydrogenation for the production of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals (compehensive course on all important aspects of hydrogenation technology) under the auspices of scientificupdate.co.uk
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German (Mother Language)  
English   fluent written and spoken
French   Good school knowledge, but not trained
Italian   Good school knowledge, but not trained

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

In company courses on all aspects of catalytic hydrogenation


 

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