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About the Author
Rudi van Eldik was born in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in 1945 and grew up in Johannesburg (South Africa). He received his chemistry education and DSc degree at the former Potchefstroom University (SA), followed by post-doctoral work at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA) and the University of Frankfurt (Germany). After completing his Habilitation in Physical Chemistry at the University of Frankfurt in 1982, he was appointed as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Private University of Witten/Herdecke in 1987. In 1994 he became Professor of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, from where he retired in 2010. At present he is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and Visiting Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the N. Copernicus University in Torun, Poland.
His research interests cover the elucidation of inorganic and bioinorganic reaction mechanisms, with special emphasis on the application of high pressure thermodynamic and kinetic techniques. In recent years his research team also focused on the application of low-temperature rapid-scan techniques to identify and study reactive intermediates in catalytic cycles, and on mechanistic studies in ionic liquids. He is Editor of the series Advances in Inorganic Chemistry since 2003. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several chemistry journals. He is the author of over 880 research papers and review articles in international journals and supervised 80 PhD students. He has received honorary doctoral degrees from the former Potchefstroom University, SA (1997), Kragujevac University, Serbia (2006), Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (2010), University of Pretoria, SA (2010), and Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Russia (2012). He has developed a promotion activity for chemistry and related experimental sciences in the form of chemistry edutainment presentations during the period 1995-2010. In 2009 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit (‘Bundesverdienstkreuz’) by the Federal President of Germany, and the Inorganic Mechanisms Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry (London).
His hobbies include music, hiking, jogging, cycling and motor-biking. He is the father of two and grandfather of four children.
Table of Contents
- Personal Adventures in the Synthesis of Copolymers from Carbon Dioxide and Cyclic Ethers
- Synthesis of Organic Carbonates
- Synthesis of Aromatic Carbamates from CO2: Implications for the Polyurethane Industry
- Reactions of CO2 and CO2-Analogs (CXY with X, Y = O, S, NR) with Reagents Containing Si-H and Si-N Units
- Recent Studies of Rhenium and Manganese Bipyridine Carbonyl Catalysts for the Electrochemical Reduction of CO2
- Interconversion of CO2/H2 and Formic Acid under Mild Conditions in Water: Ligand Design for Effective Catalysis
- Catalytic Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide to Formic Acid
- Converting "Exhaust" Carbon into "Working" Carbon
- Carbon Capture with Simultaneous Activation and its Subsequent Transformation
- Production of Precipitated Calcium Carbonate from Steel Converter Slag and other Calcium-Containing Industrial Wastes and Residues Hannu-Petteri Mattila and Ron Zevenhoven
Donald J. Darensbourg
Angela Dibenedetto and Antonella Angelini
Richard H. Heyn, Ivo Jacobs and Robert H. Carr
Konstantin Kraushaar, Dana Schmidt, Anke Schwarzer and Edwin Kroke
Kyle A. Grice and Clifford P. Kubiak
Wan-Hui Wang, Yuichiro Himeda, James T. Muckerman and Etsuko Fujita
Arno Behr and Kristina Nowakowski
Michele Aresta, Angela Dibenedetto and Antonella Angelini
Yu-Nong Li, Liang-Nian He, Zhen-Feng Diao and Zhen-Zhen Yang