Andreas Pfaltz

Andreas Pfaltz

Andreas Pfaltz (May 10, 1948 -, Switzerland / Basel) is an organic chemist in Switzerland, currently a Professor of Chemistry at University of Basel. Prof. Pfaltz is famous for the development of highly enantioselective hydrogenation of alkyl substituted olefins with Ir-PHOX based catalysts.

• Education and Experiences

1972 BS, ETH Zurich
1978 Ph.D, ETH Zurich (A. Eschenmoser)
1978-1979 Postdoc, Columbia University Doctoral Researcher (Prof. G. Stork)
1980-1986 Researcher, ETH Zurich
1987-1990 Lecturer, ETH Zurich
1990-1993 Associate Professor, University of Basel
1993-1995 Professor, University of Basel
1995-1998 Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung director, head of catalysis
1998-2015 Professor, University of Basel
2015- Emeritus Professor, University of Basel

• Awards and Honors

2012 President of the Bürgenstock conference
2011 Yamada-Koga Prize
2011 Heilbronner-Hückel Lecturer, Swiss Chemical Society and German Chemical Society
2008 Ryoji Noyori Prize
2003 Prelog Medal of the ETH Züric
2003 Pracejus Prize of the German Chemical Society
2002 Wilhelm Manchot Research Professorship, TU München
1989 Werner Prize of the Swiss Chemical Society

• Research

Development of PHOX and Semicorrin-type ligands and its application to asymmetric transformations.

In particular, the asymmetric reduction by the iridium-PHOX system proceeds with high enantioselectivity and high yield even for simple double bonds.

• References

  1. Helmchen.G.; Pfaltz, A. Acc. Chem. Res. 2000, 33, 336. DOI: 10.1021/ar9900865
  2. Woodmansee, D. H.; Pfaltz, A. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 7912. DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11430A

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