Lutz Ackermann (chemist)

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Lutz Ackermann (* 1972 ) is a German chemist ( organic chemistry ).

Ackermann studied chemistry at the University of Kiel (Diploma 1998) and received his doctorate in 2001 under Alois Fürstner at the University of Dortmund and at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research in Mülheim (development and application of novel precatalysts for olefin metathesis). He was a post-doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley , with Robert G. Bergman . From 2003 he was at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich as head of an Emmy Noether junior research group. In 2007 he became a professor at the Georg-August University in Göttingen . From 2011 to 2013 he was Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and from 2015 to 2017 Director of the Institute for Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry. Since 2017 he has been a senior scientist at the German Center for Cardiovascular Research .

He is concerned with sustainable and efficient organic synthesis, also of biologically active compounds, CH activation , asymmetric and sequential catalysis, ligand design. Among other things, he pursues catalysis of CH activation with the more common 3d transition metals (such as iron, manganese, cobalt, nickel, copper) instead of, as before, mostly with the more expensive 4d and 5d transition metals (among which he often used ruthenium ).

In 2012 he received an ERC Consolidator Grant, in 2011 an AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award and in 2017 the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize . He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and one of the most highly cited scientists (Thomson Reuters). Among other things, he was visiting professor in Toronto, at the University of Wisconsin, China, Bombay, Kyoto, Perugia and Paris. Since 2015 he has been an adjunct professor in Pavia.

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  • Editor: Modern Arylation Methods, Wiley-VCH 2009
  • with R. Vicente, AR Kapdi: Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Direct Arylation of (Hetero) Arenes by CH Bond Cleavage, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Volume 48, 2009, pp. 9792-9826
  • Carboxylate-assisted transition-metal-catalyzed C− H bond functionalizations: mechanism and scope, Chemical Reviews, Volume 111, 2011, pp. 1315-1345
  • Carboxylate-assisted ruthenium-catalyzed alkyne annulations by C-H / Het-H bond functionalizations, Accounts of Chemical Research, Volume 47, 2013, pp. 281-295
  • with G. Cera: Iron-Catalyzed C – H Functionalization Processes, Top. Curr. Chem., Volume 374, 2016, pp. 191-224.

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