Dr. Susan Lühr



Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Department of Chemistry
Duesbergweg 10–14
Room 1.131
55128 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131/39-24381
E-mail: luehrsus@uni-mainz.de
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2000-2005 Studies in Chemistry at the University of Chile
2005-2009 PhD Thesis at the University of Chile (Sup. Prof. Dr. B. Cassels, Fellowship: CONICYT 2005-2009).
2008 Short research stay in the group of Prof. R.R. Ramsay at the St. Andrews University, Scotland (MECESUP Fellowship).
2010-2014 Post-Doc in the group of Prof. Dr. A. Börner at the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT Rostock), Germany.
2014-2018 Assistant Professor at the University of Santiago of Chile
2018-current Assistant Professor at the University of Chile
2023 Guest Professor in the Waldvogel group
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Research interests: Homogeneous catalysis (Transfer Hydroformylations and Hydrogenations), Circular chemistry, Catalytic depolymerization of polyamides, Valorization of biomass and waste, Synthetic methodologies.
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Awards: Dicyt-USACH Principal researcher. “New Syntheticmethodologies applying Homogeneous Catalysis and Nanocatalysis".
2017-2021 Fondecyt Research Project 1171301 "Sustainable exploitation of chemicals derived from Biomass via Hydroformylation and Transfer Hydrogenation". Principal researcher.
2023 DAAD-research stay grant for academics in Germany to join the group of Prof. Dr. Waldvogel.
Publications: R. Robles-Henríquez, T. Chávez, L. Lodeiro, S. Gallardo-Fuentes, S. Lühr, M. Vilches-Herrera, Selective Reduction of Nitroarenes using Ru/C and CaH2, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2023, 21, 187-194.
M. Concha-Puelles, M. Cortínez, N. Lezana, M. Vilches-Herrera*, S. Lühr*, Valorization of biobased olefins via Rh-catalyzed hydroformylation and isomerization using formaldehyde as CO/H2 surrogate, Catal. Sci. Technol. 2022, 12, 6883-6890.
M. Vilches-Herrera, S. Gallardo-Fuentes, M. Aravena-Opitz, M. Yáñez-S, H. Jiao, J. Holz, A. Börner, Susan Lühr*, Reduction over Condensation of Carbonyl Compounds Through a Transient Hemiaminal Intermediate using Hydrazine, J. Org. Chem. 2020, 85, 9213–9218.
S. Gallardo-Fuentes, N. Lezana, S. Lühr, A. Galdámez, M. Vilches-Herrera*, Influence of Non-Covalent Interactions in the Exo- and Regioselectivity of Aza-Diels–Alder Reactions: Experimental and DFT Calculations, J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 10825-10831.
M. Vilches-Herrera, M. Concha-Puelles, N. Carvajal, J. Molina, R. Santánder, M. Caroli Rezende, S. Lühr*, Influence of the bite natural angle of bidentate diphosphine ligands in the syngas-free branched hydroformylation of β-functionalized olefins, Catal. Commun. 2018, 116, 62 - 66.
G. Morales Torres, S. Behrens, D. Michalik, D. Selent, A. Spannenberg, S. Lühr, K. M. Dyballa, R. Franke, Armin Börner, Synthesis of C2 Symmetric Diphosphormonoamidites and their Use as Ligands in Rh-Catalyzed Hydroformylation: Relationships between Activity and Hydrolysis Stability, ChemistryOpen 2017, 6, 247 – 253.
N. Lezana, M. Matus-Pérez, A. Galdámez, S. Lühr, M. Vilches-Herrera, Highly stereoselective and catalyst-free synthesis of annulated tetrahydropyridines by intramolecular imino-Diels–Alder reaction under microwave irradiation in water, Green Chem. 2016, 18, 3712 - 3717.
C. Aliaga, F. Bravo, F. Gonzalez-Nilo, S. Lühr, G. Mena, M. C. Rezende, Location of TEMPO derivatives in micelles: subtle effect of the probe orientation, Food Chem. 2016, 192, 395-401.
F. Celis, S. Lühr, C. Aliaga, TEMPO-attached pre-fluorescent probes based on pyridinium fluorophores, J. Fluoresc. 2015, 25, 979-983.
E. Benetskiy, S. Lühr*, M. Vilches-Herrera, D. Selent, H. Jiao, K. Dyballa, R.t Franke, A. Börner*, Rh-catalyzed Non-isomerizing Hydroformylation of Methyl Oleate applying Phosphoramidite Ligands, ACS Catal. 2014, 4, 2130 - 2136.
S. Lühr*, J. Holz, O. Zayas, O.r Seidelmann, L. Domke, A. Börner, Synthesis of enantiopure β2-homoalanine derivatives via rhodium catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2013, 24, 395-401.
S. Lühr, J. Holz, O.s Zayas, V.r Wendisch, A. Börner, Synthesis of chiral β2-amino acids by asymmetric hydrogenation, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2012, 23, 1301-1309.
S. Lühr, J. Holz, A. Börner, The Synthesis of Chiral Phosphorus Ligands for use in Homogeneous Metal Catalysis (Inside Cover), ChemCatChem 2011, 3,1708-1730.
S. Lühr, M. Vilches-Herrera, A. Fierro, R. Ramsay, D. Edmondson, M. Reyes-Parada, B. K. Cassels, P. Iturriaga-Vásquez, 2-Arylthiomorpholine derivatives as potent and selective monoamine oxidase B inhibitors, Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2010, 18, 1388-1395.
M. Vilches-Herrera, J. Miranda-Sepúlveda, M. Rebolledo-Fuentes, A. Fierro, S. Lühr, P. Iturriaga- Vásquez, B. K. Cassels, M. Reyes-Parada, Naphthylisopropylamine and N-benzylamphetamine derivatives as monoamine oxidase inhibitors, Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2009, 17, 2452-2460.
Patents: S. Lühr, A. Börner, D. Selent, E. Benetskiy, R. Franke, K. Dyballa, D. Fridag
(Evonik Industries) Phosphoramiditderivate in der Hydroformylierung von
ungesättigten Verbindungen, DE 102013214373 (23.07.2013)
A. Börner, S. Lühr, M. Vilches, R. Franke, K. Dyballa (Evonik Industries),
Isomerisierungsarme Hydroformylierung von ölsäureesterhaltigen Gemischen, EP
13198274 (19.12.2013).