Dr. Samuel Kjærsgaard
Research topic: Ionic liquids and Green Chemistry
Dr. Kjærsgaard earned the MSc and Ph.D. degrees under the supervision of Prof. Troels Skrydstrup. During these studies focus was given to transition metal catalyzed reactions, in particular rhodium catalyzed hydroformylations. Dr. Kjærsgaard developed a method to perform hydroformylations in a two-chamber reactor, which eliminated the need to store pressurized H2 and CO. Furthermore, the methodology was adapted to incorporate carbon-13C isotopes, which is especially important in the development of pharmaceutical. After gaining the Ph.D. title Dr. Kjærsgaard joined Prof. Dr. Mudring to investigate the use of ionic liquids in the synthesis of LECs and precipitation of organic compounds.
Samuel K. Pedersen, Haraldur G. Gudmundsson, Dennis U. Nielsen, Bjarke S. Donslund, Hans Christian D. Hammershøj, Kim Daasbjerg & Troels Skrydstrup, Main element chemistry enables gas-cylinder-free hydroformylations. Nat Catal 3, 843–850 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-020-00510-z