Prof. emeritus Dr. Hans J. Schäfer
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Prof. emeritus Dr. Hans J. Schäfer
Organisch-Chemisches Institut
Tel: +49 (0)251 8333231
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Curriculum Vitae

Born 1937 Mannheim
1963 Dr. rer. nat., Univ. Heidelberg, U. Schöllkopf
1964 - 1966 Postdoctoral Research: Univ. Göttingen, U. Schöllkopf; Yale Univ., K.B. Wiberg
1970 Habilitation, Univ. Göttingen
1971 Docent Fellowship "Fonds der Chemischen Industrie"
1973 University professor (C4), Univ. Münster
1985 Member Dechema Panel "Electrochemical Processes"
1988 Dean Fachbereich Chemistry, Univ. Münster
1989 Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Award
1990 - 1994  Member of Senate Univ. Münster
1993 - 1998 Coordinator of EC-Human Capital and Mobility Network "Electron Transfer"
1995 Journal "Fett, Lipid", Advisory Board
1998 Manuel Baizer Memorial Award of the Electrochemical Society
2002 Normann-Medal of the German Society for Fat Science (Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft)

Research Interests

  • Organic Electrosynthesis
    Anodic and Cathodic C-C Bond Formation and Functional Group Interconversion; Stereoselective Reactions of Electrochemically Generated Reactive Intermediates
  • Radical Reactions
    Selective Oxidations of C-H Bonds Remote from Activating Groups; Inter- and Intramolecular Addition of Radicals to C-C Double Bonds
  • Natural Product Synthesis
    Guaianolides, Morphine and Taxane Precursors; Alkaloids (Indolizidines and Quinolizidines)
  • Renewable Resources
    Conversion of Fatty Acids at the Carboxyl Group, C-H and C-C Double Bonds to Higher Value Oleochemicals; Selective Oxidation of Carbohydrates
  • Two and Three Dimensional Supramolecular Structures of Fatty Compounds

Publications (1963-2016)