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Technische Universität Berlin

Straße des 17. Juni 115

Lecture hall C264, second floor, Institute of Chemistry

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We are excited to announce that Michael A. R. Meier, full professor for Applied Chemistry and Head of the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), will present the fourth LECTURE of the series at April 16 2019 05.00PM. Michael Meier will speak about “Sustainable utilization of lignocellulosic biomass for polymeric materials”.


Abstract LECTURE “Sustainable utilization of lignocellulosic biomass for polymeric materials”

Keywords: renewable resources, monomers, polymers, sustainability, catalysis, multicomponent reactions

In ages of depleting fossil reserves and an increasing emission of greenhouse gases, it is obvious that the utilization of renewable feedstocks is one necessary step towards a sustainable development of our future. In order to develop truly ˈgreenˈ approaches, using renewable resources is insufficient. The available feedstocks rather have to be used in a sustainable fashion by combining as many of the principles of green chemistry as possible and by accessing and comparing the sustainability of chemical transformations. Within this contribution, new approaches for the synthesis of monomers as well as polymers from plant oils, lignin and carbohydrates will be discussed, thereby highlighting developed sustainable (catalytic) modification strategies. The focus of this presentation will be on novel approaches towards the functionalization of cellulose and lignin, including new solubilization and catalysis concepts as well as the use of multicomponent reactions.


About Michael Meier

Michael Meier is full professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Germany) since 2010. He received his diploma degree (M.Sc.) in chemistry in 2002 from the University of Regensburg (Germany) and his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Ulrich S. Schubert from the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) in 2006. His research interests include the sustainable use and derivatization of renewable resources for polymer chemistry as well as the design of novel highly defined macromolecular architectures.

Michael Meier tweets @AK_Meier and further informations are online: www.meier-michael.com.


Event Schedule April 16 2019

- 05.00 pm s.t. - 06.30 pm: LECTURE "Sustainable utilization of lignocellulosic biomass for polymeric materials" (Lecture hall C264, second floor, Institute of Chemistry, Strasse des 17. Juni 115, 10623 Berlin)

The event is free and the only thing you should bring is a fresh mind.


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We thank our partners TU Berlin, UniSysCat, Institute of Chemistry and the Berlin Senate.


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