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Annika Schmidt

Technische Universität Dortmund
Fakultät für Chemie und Chemische Biologie
Anorganische Chemie
Otto-Hahn-Straße 6
44227 Dortmund

Room: C2-05-328

E-Mail: annika5.schmidttu-dortmundde
Phone: +49 231 755 3833

Portrait Annika Schmid © AK-Strohmann​/​TU Dortmund


The focus is on the investigation of the initiation ability of various classical and functionalized lithium alkyl initiators for anionic polymerizations. Their structures are analyzed with respect to maximizing their reactivity and conclusions are drawn for the possible mechanism of the first carbolithiation step of anionic polymerization. A combination of various analytical methods, quantum chemical calculations and laboratory experiments is used for the elucidation.