Michel Deitermann

Photocatalytic Gas- and Liquid-Phase Reforming of Alcohols

  • Synthesis and characterization of SrTiO3-based photocatalysts
  • Construction of a continously-operated set-up to investigate photocatalytic alcohol reforming in the gas phase
  • Quantitative analysis of product distribution using FTIR-spectroscopy
  • Evaluation of different reaction parameters on catalyst performance and product distribution
  • Kinetic and mechanistic investigations


Deitermann, M.; Huang, Z.; Lechler, S.; Merko, M.; Muhler, M., Non-classical conversion of methanol to formaldehyde. Chem. Ing. Tech. 2022, 94, 1573-1590, https://doi.org/10.1002/cite.202200083.

Najafishirtari, S.; Ortega, K. F.; Douthwaite, M.; Pattisson, S.; Hutchings, G. J.; Bondue, C. J.; Tschulik, K.; Waffel, D.; Peng, B. X.; Deitermann, M.; Busser, G. W.; Muhler, M.; Behrens, M., A Perspective on Heterogeneous Catalysts for the Selective Oxidation of Alcohols. Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 16809-16833, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202102868.

Rath, T.; Deitermann, M.; Zhao, G. X.; Busser, G. W.; Jansen, H.; Schwiderowski, P.; Xia, W.; Muhler, M., Photocatalytic Deacon Reaction over SrTiO3. Chemphotochem 2021, 5, 521-525, https://doi.org/10.1002/cptc.202000314.

Michel Deitermann

Group: Prof. Martin Muhler, Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry , Ruhr-University Bochum