Carnegie Mellon University

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University of Rostock (Germany) // Leibniz-Institute for Catalysis e.V. (Germany) // University of La Coruña (Spain)

2007     Diploma, Homogenous Catalysis

Leibniz-Institute for Catalysis e.V. (Germany) // University of Girona (Spain)

2010     Dr. rer. nat. Organic Chemistry/Homogenous Catalysis: Bio-inspired Oxidation Catalysis (Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller)


  • Reaction mechanisms and kinetics for ATRP reactions
  • Ligand and catalyst design for controlled/living polymerizations
  • Iron based atom transfer radical polymerizations


  1. Y. Zhang, Y. Kwak, K. Schröder, K. Matyjaszewski, “Reversible-deactivation Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate and Styrene Mediated by Alkyl Dithiocarbamates and Copper Acetylacetonates”, Macromolecules 2013, submitted.
  2. K. Schröder, D. Konkolewicz, R. Poli, K. Matyjaszewski, “Formation and Possible Reactions of Organometallic Intermediates with Active Copper(I) Catalysts in ATRP” Organometallics 2012, 31, 7994–7999.
  3. D. Konkolewicz, K. Schröder, J. Buback, S. Bernhard, K. Matyjaszewski, Visible Light and Sunlight Photoinduced ATRP with ppm of Cu Catalyst ACS Macro Lett. 2012, 1, 1219-1223.
  4. K. Schröder, R. T. Mathers, J. Buback, D. Konkolewicz, A. J. D. Magenau, K. Matyjaszewski, “Substituted Tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine Ligands for Highly Active ATRP Catalysts ”, ACS Macro Lett. 2012, 1, 1037-1040.
  5. A. J. D. Magenau, Y. Kwak, K. Schröder, K. Matyjaszewski, “Highly Active Bipyridyne Based Ligands for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, ACS Macro Lett. 2012, 1, 508-512.
  6. B. Join, K. Möller, C. Ziebart, K. Schröder, D. Gördes, K. Thurow, A. Spannenberg, K. Junge, M. Beller, “Selective Iron-Catalyzed Oxidation of Benzylic and Allylic Alcohols”, Adv. Synth.Catal. 2011, 353, 3023-3030.
  7. K. Junge, K. Schröder, M. Beller, “Iron catalysed reduction reactions”, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 4849-4859.
  8. K. Schröder, B. Join, A. A. Jose, K. Junge, X. Ribas, M. Costas, M. Beller, “A biomimetic iron catalyst for the oxidation of olefins with molecular oxygen at Room Temperature“, Angew. Chem. 2011, 123, 1461-1465; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 1425-1429.
  9. K. Möller, G. Wienhöfer, K. Schröder, B. Join, K. Junge, M. Beller, “Selective Iron-catalyzed Oxidation of Phenols and Arenes with Hydrogen Peroxide: Synthesis of Vitamin E intermediates and Vitamin K3”, Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 10300-10303.
  10. G. Wienhöfer, K. Schröder, K. Möller, K. Junge, M. Beller, “A Novel Process for Selective Ruthenium-catalyzed Oxidation of Naphthalenes and Phenols” Adv. Synth. Catal. 2010, 352, 1615-1620.
  11. K. Schröder, S. Enthaler, B. Join, K. Junge, M. Beller, “Bio-inspired Iron-catalyzed Epoxidation of Aromatic Olefins and 1,3-Dienes”, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2010, 352, 1771-1778.
  12. K. Schröder, K. Junge, A. Spannenberg, M. Beller, “Design of a Bio-inspired Imidazole-based Iron Catalyst for Epoxidation of Olefins: Mechanistic Insights”, Catal. Today 2010, 364-370.
  13. S. Enthaler, K. Schröder, S. Inuoe, B. Eckhardt, K. Junge, M. Beller, M. Driess, “Formamidines - Versatile Ligands for Zinc-catalyzed Hydrosilylation and Iron-catalyzed Epoxidation Reactions”, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2010, 4893-4901.
  14. K. Schröder, S. Enthaler, B. Bitterlich, T. Schulz, A. Spannenberg, M. K. Tse, K. Junge, M. Beller, "Design and Mechanistic Studies of a Biomimetic Iron-Imidazole Catalyst System for the Epoxidation of Olefins with Hydrogen Peroxide", Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 5471-5481.
  15. B. Bitterlich, K. Schröder, M. K. Tse, M. Beller, “An Improved Iron-Catalyzed Epoxidation of Aromatic and Aliphatic Olefins with Hydrogen Peroxide as Oxidant”, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2008, 4867-4870.
  16. D. Li, K. Schröder, B. Bitterlich, M. K. Tse, M. Beller, “Iron-catalyzed hydroxylation of cyclic β-ketoesters with hydrogen peroxide”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 5976-5979.
  17. S.Enthaler, G. Erre, K. Junge, K. Schröder, D. Addis, D. Michalik, M. Hapke, D. Redkin, M. Beller, "Development of Iridium Catalysts Containing Single Monodentate H8-Phosphoramidites for the Hydrogenation of Dehydroamino Acid Derivatives",  Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2008, 2252-3362.
  18. K. Schröder, X. Tong, B. Bitterlich, M. K. Tse, F. G. Gelalcha, A. Brückner, M. Beller, “Biomimetic iron-catalysts for environmentally benign epoxidations”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 6339-6342.
  19. H. M. Kaiser, I. Zenz, W. F. Lo, A. Spannenberg, K. Schröder, H. Jiao, D. Gördes, M. Beller, M. K. Tse, “Preparation of Novel Unsymmetrical Bisindoles under Solvent-Free Conditions: Synthesis, Crystal Structures, and Mechanistic Aspects”, J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 8847-8858.


  • Berichtekolloquim des Graduiertenkolleg 1213 (Neue Methoden für Nachhaltigkeit in Katalyse und Technik) Rostock, 23. March 2009.
  • 6th World Congress on Oxidation Catalysis Lille (France), 5.-10. July 2009.
  • Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu (USA), 15.-20. December 2010.
  • 236th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia (USA), 17.-21. August 2012


  • 2011-2012 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship of the DFG (German Research Foundation)
  • 2010-2011 Scholarship of the Leibniz association
  • 2008-2010 Scholarship of the Max-Buchner Stiftung DECHEMA
  • 2007-2010 Scholarship of the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1213/05
  • 2005-2006 Scholarship od the ERASMUS programme


  • German Chemical Society (GdCh)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)