Person

Dr., Privatdozent

Thomas Ernst Müller

Thomas Ernst Müller
Lehrstuhl für Technische Chemie und Petrolchemie

Address

Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Room: 42B 358

Worringerweg 2

52074 Aachen

Contact

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Phone: +49 241 80 26455
Fax: +49 241 80 22177
 

Publications

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Research Interests

  • Chemical Reaction Engineering for Sustainable Processes
  • Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Catalysis
  • Advanced Materials Including High-performance and Functional Polymers
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) as a new Raw Material

Scientific Career

since 2007

Lecturer (Privatdozent) at Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry (ITMC), RWTH Aachen.

since 2007

Material Innovation Scientist at Covestro AG with stations as:

2016 - 2017 Consultant for The Catalyst Group, Spring House, USA, freelancer activity during parental leave at Covestro AG.
2007 - 2015 Head of CAT Catalytic Center, Covestro AG, Leverkusen.
2003 - 2007 Faculty Member and Lecturer (Privatdozent) at Technical University of Munich.
2005 Guest Lecturer at University of Tokyo.
2005 Associate Professor at National University of Singapore.
1998 - 2003 Habilitation at Technical University of Munich, Chair of Technical Chemistry II, Group of Prof. Dr. Johannes Lercher.
1996 - 1998 Liebig Scholar at Technical University of Munich, Chair of Inorganic Chemistry, Group of Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller.
1995 - 1996 Research Fellow at the University of Sussex in the group of Prof. Dr. Harry Kroto.
1992 - 1995 Doctorate under the supervision of Prof. Mike Mingos at Imperial College London completed with a Ph.D. thesis entitled "Studies of Polyaromatic Phosphines and their Coordination to Noble Metals".
1989 - 1991 Studies of Chemistry (Diploma) at ETH Zurich completed with a thesis on coordination polymers under the supervision of Prof. David Goodgame.
1986 - 1989 Studies of Chemistry (Intermediate Diploma) at LMU Munich.

 
Title Author(s)
[Journal Article]
Nanoparticulate TiO 2 -Supported Double Metal Cyanide Catalyst for the Copolymerization of CO 2 with Propylene Oxide
In: European journal of inorganic chemistry, 2016 (13-14), 1944-1949, 2016
[DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201501187]
Subhani, Muhammad Afzal
Gürtler, Christoph
Leitner, Walter
Müller, Thomas Ernst
[Journal Article]
Light-mediated curing of CO 2 -based unsaturated polyethercarbonates via thiol–ene click chemistry
In: Polymer chemistry, 7 (24), 4121-4126, 2016
[DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00458J]
Subhani, M. Afzal
Köhler, B.
Gürtler, C.
Leitner, Walter
Müller, Thomas Ernst
[Journal Article]
Oligomeric poly(acetalcarbonates) obtained by repolymerisation of paraformaldehyde
In: Green chemistry, 18 (19), 5160-5168, 2016
[DOI: 10.1039/C6GC00863A]
Bizzarri, Claudia
Vogt, Henning
Baráth, Gábor
Gürtler, Christoph
Leitner, Walter
Müller, Thomas E.
[Journal Article]
Molecular Assembly Line: Stepwise Hydrogenation of Multifunctional Substrates over Catalyst Mixtures
In: ChemCatChem, 8 (3), 546-550, 2016
[DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500988]
Tomkins, Patrick
Gebauer-Henke, Ewa
Müller, Thomas E.
[Journal Article]
Directing the Cleavage of Ester C−O Bonds by Controlling the Hydrogen Availability on the Surface of Coprecipitated Pd/Fe 3 O 4
In: ChemCatChem, 8 (8), 1515-1522, 2016
[DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201501414]
Cozzula, Daniela
Vinci, Alessandro
Mauriello, Francesco
Pietropaolo, Rosario
Müller, Thomas E.
[Journal Article]
Dynamics of Polyether Polyols and Polyether Carbonate Polyols
In: Macromolecules : web edition, 49 (23), 8995-9003, 2016
[DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01601]
Pohl, Michael
Danieli, E.
Leven, Matthias
Leitner, Walter
Blümich, Bernhard
Müller, Thomas Ernst
[Journal Article]
A DFT Study on the Co-polymerization of CO2 and Ethylene: Feasibility Analysis for the Direct Synthesis of Polyethylene Esters
In: ChemSusChem, 9 (13), 1614-1622, 2016
[DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201501615]
Moha, Verena
Cozzula, Daniela
Hölscher, Markus
Leitner, Walter
Müller, Thomas E.
[Journal Article]
Unprecedented Carbonato Intermediates in Cyclic Carbonate Synthesis Catalysed by Bimetallic Aluminium(Salen) Complexes
In: ChemSusChem : chemistry & sustainability, energy & materials, 9 (8), 791-794, 2016
[DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201501664]
Castro-Osma, José A.
North, Michael
Offermans, Willem K.
Leitner, Walter
Müller, Thomas E.
[Journal Article]
Transparent Films from CO2-Based Polyunsaturated Poly(ether carbonate)s: A Novel Synthesis Strategy and Fast Curing
In: Angewandte Chemie / International edition, 55 (18), 5591-5596, 2016
[DOI: 10.1002/anie.201509249]
Subhani, Muhammad Afzal
Köhler, Burkhard
Gürtler, Christoph
Leitner, Walter
Müller, Thomas E.
[Journal Article]
Methyl N -Phenyl Carbamate Synthesis from Aniline and Methyl Formate : Carbon Recycling to Chemical Products
In: ChemSusChem, 8 (3), 443-447, 2015
[DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402827]
Yalfani, Mohammad S.
Lolli, Giulio
Müller, Thomas E.
Wolf, Aurel
Mleczko, Leslaw
[Journal Article]
Anion effect controlling the selectivity in the zinc-catalysed copolymerisation of CO 2 and cyclohexene oxide
In: Beilstein journal of organic chemistry, 11, 42-49, 2015
[DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.11.7]
Elmas, Sait
Subhani, Muhammad A.
Leitner, Walter
Müller, Thomas E.
[Journal Article]
Concurrent Hydrogenation of Aromatic and Nitro Groups over Carbon-Supported Ruthenium Catalysts
In: ACS catalysis, 5 (1), 203-209, 2015
[DOI: 10.1021/cs501122h]
Tomkins, Patrick
Gebauer-Henke, Ewa
Leitner, Walter
Müller, Thomas Ernst
[Journal Article]
Surprisingly facile CO2 insertion into cobalt alkoxide bonds : A theoretical investigation
In: Beilstein journal of organic chemistry, 11, 1340-1351, 2015
[DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.11.144]
Offermans, Willem K.
Bizzarri, Claudia
Leitner, Walter
Müller, Thomas E.
[Journal Article]
The distinct role of the flexible polymer matrix in catalytic conversions over immobilised nanoparticles
In: RSC Advances, 5 (69), 56181-56188, 2015
[DOI: 10.1039/C5RA05061H]
Martinuzzi, Stefano
Cozzula, Daniela
Centomo, Paulo
Zecca, Marco
Müller, Thomas E.
[Journal Article]
CO 2 Chemistry
In: Beilstein journal of organic chemistry, 11, 675-677, 2015
[DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.11.76]
Müller, Thomas E.
Leitner, Walter
[Journal Article]
Carbon dioxide (CO2) as sustainable feedstock for polyurethane production
In: Green chemistry : GC, 16 (4), 1865-1870, 2014
[DOI: 10.1039/c3gc41788c]
Langanke, J.
Wolf, Aurel
Hofmann, J.
Boehm, K.
Subhani, M. A.
Müller, Thomas Ernst
Leitner, Walter
Gürtler, C.
[Journal Article]
The microstructure and melt properties of CO-ethylene copolymers with remarkably low CO content
In: Polymer chemistry, 5 (12), 3831-3837, 2014
[DOI: 10.1039/c3py01637d]
Soomro, Saeeda S.
Cozzula, Daniela
Leitner, Walter
Vogt, Henning
Müller, Thomas E.
[Journal Article]
Highly active Cr(III) catalysts for the reaction of CO2 with epoxides
In: Catalysis science & technology, 4 (6), 1652-1657, 2014
[DOI: 10.1039/c3cy01087b]
Elmas, Sait
Subhani, Muhammad A.
Harrer, Marcus
Leitner, Walter
Sundermeyer, Jörg
Müller, Thomas E.
[Journal Article]
Nitro Promoters for Selectivity Control in the Core Hydrogenation of Toluidines: Controlling Adsorption on Catalyst Surfaces
In: ChemCatChem, 6 (10), 2910-2917, 2014
[DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402493]
Gebauer-Henke, Ewa
Tomkins, Patrick
Leitner, Walter
Müller, Thomas E.
[Journal Article]
Facile insertion of CO2 into metal-phenoxide bonds
In: Green chemistry : GC, 15 (5), 1356-1360, 2013
[DOI: 10.1039/c3gc40147b]
Elmas, Sait
Subhani, M. Afzal
Vogt, Henning
Leitner, Walter
Müller, Thomas E.
[Journal Article]
Methyl formate as a carbonylating agent for the catalytic conversion of phenol to methyl phenyl carbonate
In: Green chemistry : GC, 15 (5), 1146-1149, 2013
[DOI: 10.1039/c3gc36877g]
Yalfani, Mohammad S.
Lolli, Giulio
Wolf, Aurel
Mleczko, Leslaw
Müller, Thomas E.
Leitner, Walter
[Journal Article]
Worldwide Innovations in the Development of Carbon Capture Technologies and the Utilization of CO2
In: Energy & environmental science, 5 (6), 7281-7305, 2012
[DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03403D]
Markewitz, Peter
Kuckshinrichs, Wilhelm
Leitner, Walter
Linssen, Jochen
Zapp, Petra
Bongartz, Richard
Schreiber, Andrea
Müller, Thomas E.
[Journal Article]
Hybrid sol–gel double metal cyanide catalysts for the copolymerisation of styrene oxide and CO2
In: Green chemistry : GC, 2012 (14), 1168-1177, 2012
[DOI: 10.1039/c2gc16485j]
Dienes, Yvonne
Leitner, Walter
Müller, Merlin G. J.
Offermans, Willem K.
Reier, Tobias
Reinholdt, Alexander
Weirich, Thomas
Müller, Thomas E.
[Journal Article]
Carbon Dioxide as a Carbon Resource - Recent Trends and Perspectives
In: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung / Section B, a journal of chemical sciences, 67 (10), 961-975, 2012
[DOI: 10.5560/ZNB.2012-0219]
Hölscher, Markus
Gürtler, Christoph
Keim, Wilhelm
Müller, Thomas E.
Peters, Martina
Leitner, Walter
[Journal Article]
Controlling selectivity in the reaction network of aldoxime hydrogenation to primary amines
In: Catalysis science & technology, 2 (12), 2539-2548, 2012
[DOI: 10.1039/c2cy20356a]
Gebauer-Henke, Ewa
Leitner, Walter
Prokofieva, Angelina
Vogt, Henning
Müller, Thomas E.
[Contribution to a book]
Möglichkeiten der Nutzung und des Recyclings von CO2
In: CO2-Abscheidung, -Speicherung und -Nutzung : technische, wirtschaftliche, umweltseitige und gesellschaftliche Perspektive / W. Kuckshinrichs ... (Hrsg.), 2012
Müller, Thomas
Leitner, Walter
Markewitz, Peter
Kuckshinrichs, Wilhelm
[Contribution to a book]
Concepts for the Stabilization of Metal Nanoparticles in Ionic Liquids
In: Applications of Ionic Liquids in Science and Technology / Scott Handy. - 2011, 2011
[DOI: 10.5772/22111]
Kraynov, Alexander
Müller, Thomas Ernst
[Journal Article, Contribution to a book]
Chemical Technologies for Exploiting and Recycling Carbon Dioxide into the Value Chain
In: ChemSusChem, 4 (9), 1216-1240, 2011
[DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201000447]
Peters, Martina
Köhler, Burkhard
Kuckshinrichs, Wilhelm
Leitner, Walter
Markewitz, Peter
Müller, Thomas E.
[Journal Article]
Materials with tunable low-k dielectric constant derived from functionalized octahedral silsesquioxanes and spherosilicates
In: Polymer : the international journal for the science and technology of polymers, 52 (12), 2492-2498, 2011
[DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2011.01.050]
Eckstorff, Felix
Zhu, Yongzhong
Maurer, Robert
Müller, Thomas E.
Scholz, Sabine
Lercher, Johannes A.
[Journal Article]
Adapting a Wacker-type catalyst system to the palladium-catalyzed oxidative carbonylation of aliphatic polyols
In: Green chemistry : GC, 13 (2), 292-295, 2011
[DOI: 10.1039/c0gc00817f]
Doro, Franco
Winnertz, Patrick
Leitner, Walter
Prokofieva, Angelina
Müller, Thomas E.
[Journal Article]
Nanoparticle catalysed oxidation of sulfides to sulfones by in situ generated H2O2 in supercritical carbon dioxide/water biphasic medium
In: Chemical communications : ChemComm, 46 (36), 6705-6707, 2010
[DOI: 10.1039/c0cc01443e]
Karmee, Sanjib Kumar
Greiner, Lasse
Kraynov, Alexander
Müller, Thomas E.
Niemeijer, Bernd
Leitner, Walter
[Journal Article]
Unexpectedly high catalytic activity of Ruthenium catalysts in the hydrogenation of nitrobenzene
In: ISJAEE : mezdunarodnyj naucnyj zurnal Al'ternativnaja ·energetika i ·ekologija, 84/4, 37-44, 2010
Kraynov, Alexander
Gebauer-Henke, Ewa
Leitner, Walter
Müller, Thomas E.
[Book]
Weltweite Innovationen bei der Entwicklung von CCS-Technologien und Möglichkeiten der Nutzung und des Recyclings von CO 2 : Studie im Auftr. des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi). Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institut für Energieforschung (IEF), Systemforschung und Technologische Entwicklung (IEF-STE), 2010
Kuckshinrichs, Wilhelm
Markewitz, Peter
Linssen, Jochen
Zapp, Petra
Peters, Martina
Köhler, Burkhard
Müller, Thomas E.
Leitner, Walter
[Journal Article]
CO2 - From waste to value
In: The chemical engineer : TCE, March 2009 (813), 46-47, 2009
Peters, Martina
Müller, Thomas
Leitner, Walter
[Journal Article]
Identification of reaction intermediates during hydrogenation of CD(3)CN on Raney-Co
In: Journal of catalysis, 263 (1), 34-41, 2009
[DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2009.01.009]
Schärringer, Peter
Müller, Thomas E.
Jentys, Andreas
Lercher, Johannes A.
[Journal Article]
Investigations into the mechanism of the liquid-phase hydrogenation of nitriles over Raney-Co catalysts
In: Journal of catalysis, 253 (1), 167-179, 2008
[DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2007.10.008]
Schärringer, Peter
Müller, Thomas Ernst
Lercher, Johannes A.
[Journal Article, Contribution to a conference proceedings, Abstract]
FUEL 150 : Fixation in polymers
In: Abstracts of papers / American Chemical Society, 235, FUEL 150, 2008
Müller, Thomas Ernst