unibaselDepartment of Chemistry

Andreas Pfaltz Laboratory

Research Assistants

Esther Hörmann

University of Basel
Department of Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
St. Johanns-Ring 19
CH-4056 Basel

Tel.: +41 / 61 / 207 56 53

esther.hoermann@unibas.ch

 

Born

April 13, 1965 in Dornach, Switzerland

 

Education

 

1984

Baccalaureate degree from the Gymnasium Münchenstein in music and arts (type M)
 

1990

Bachelor of Science at the University of Basel, Switzerland

Experience

1987

Industrial experience at Cenovis (Rheinfelden, AG) in food processing

 

1987- 1988

Industrial experience at Novartis (previously Sandoz, Basel )

 

1990-1993

Member of the catalysis research group of Hoffmann-La Roche in Basel

 

1993-1999

Two-year stay in the USA, followed by a family break back in Switzerland

 

1999-2001

Research assistant in the group of Prof. A. Zuberbühler, Department of Chemistry, University of Basel. " Binding of molecular oxygen to Cu complexes"

 

Since 2001

Research assistant in the group of Prof. A. Pfaltz at the University of Basel

 

Publications

Metal complexes with macrocyclic ligands. Part XLI. Nickel(II) and copper(II) complexes with mono-N-functionalized dithiadiazamacrocycles.
E. Hoermann, P. C. Riesen, M.Neuburger, M. Zehnder, T. A. Kaden, Helvetica Chimica Acta 1996, 79, 235-243.

Reversible Binding of Dioxygen by the Copper(I) Complex with Tris(2-dimethylaminoethyl)amine (Me6tren) Ligand.
M. Weitzer, S. Schindler, G. Brehm, S. Schneider, E. Hoermann, B. Jung, S. Kaderli, A. D. Zuberbuehler, Inorganic Chemistry 2003, 42, 1800-1806.

Iridium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Olefins.
A. Pfaltz, J. Blankenstein, R. Hilgraf, E. Hörmann, S. McIntyre, F. Menges, M. Schönleber, S. P. Smidt, B. Wüstenberg, N. Zimmermann, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2003, 345 , 33-44.

Iridium-catalyzed enantioselective hydrogenation of terminal alkenes.
S. McIntyre, E. Hörmann, F. Menges, S. Smidt, A. Pfaltz, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2005, 347, 282-288.

Iridium-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of olefins using pyridine-phosphinites derived from the chiral pool.
R. Zalubovskis, E. Hörmann, A. Pfaltz, C. Moberg ARKIVOC (Gainesville, FL, United States) 2008, 14, 58-66.

Iridium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Unfunctionalized, Trialkyl-Substituted Olefins.
A. Wang, R. P. Fraga, E. Hörmann, A. Pfaltz, Chem. Asian J. 2011, 6, 599.

Asymmetric Hydrogenation of α,β-Unsaturated Carboxylic Esters with Chiral Iridium N,P Ligand Complexes. D. H. Woodmansee, M.-A. Müller, L. Tröndlin, E. Hörmann, A. Pfaltz, Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 13780.