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Karina Abitaev

Guest Researcher
Sottmann Group


+49 711 685 64502
+49 711 685 64443

Pfaffenwaldring 55
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 9-501


Polymer-Based Porous Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Functionalization

  1. Abitaev, K., Atanasova, P., Bill, J., Preisig, N., Kuzmenko, I., Ilavsky, J., Liu, Y., Sottmann, T.: In Situ Ultra-Small- and Small-Angle X-ray Scattering Study of ZnO Nanoparticle Formation and Growth through Chemical Bath Deposition in the Presence of Polyvinylpyrrolidone. Nanomaterials. 13, 2180 (2023).
  2. Kirchhof, M., Abitaev, K., Abouhaileh, A., Gugeler, K., Frey, W., Zens, A., Kästner, J., Sottmann, T., Laschat, S.: Interplay of Polarity and Confinement in Asymmetric Catalysis with Chiral Rh Diene Complexes in Microemulsions. Chemistry – A European Journal. 27, 16853–16870 (2021).
  3. Deimling, M., Kousik, S.R., Abitaev, K., Frey, W., Sottmann, T., Koynov, K., Laschat, S., Atanasova, P.: Hierarchical Silica Inverse Opals as a Catalyst Support for Asymmetric Molecular Heterogeneous Catalysis with Chiral Rh-diene Complexes. ChemCatChem. 13, 1–12 (2021).
  4. Abitaev, K., Qawasmi, Y., Atanasova, P., Dargel, C., Bill, J., Hellweg, T., Sottmann, T.: Adjustable polystyrene nanoparticle templates for the production of mesoporous foams and ZnO inverse opals. Colloid and Polymer Science. 299, 243--258 (2021).
  5. Kousik, S., Sipp, D., Abitaev, K., Li, Y., Sottmann, T., Koynov, K., Atanasova, P.: From Macro to Mesoporous ZnO Inverse Opals: Synthesis, Characterization and Tracer Diffusion Properties. Nanomaterials. 11, 196 (2021).
  6. Kirchhof, M., Gugeler, K., Fischer, F.R., Nowakowski, M., Bauer, A., Alvarez-Barcia, S., Abitaev, K., Schnierle, M., Qawasmi, Y., Frey, W., Baro, A., Estes, D.P., Sottmann, T., Ringenberg, M.R., Plietker, B., Bauer, M., Kästner, J., Laschat, S.: Experimental and Theoretical Study on the Role of Monomeric vs Dimeric Rhodium Oxazolidinone Norbornadiene Complexes in Catalytic Asymmetric 1,2- and 1,4-Additions. Organometallics. 39, 3131--3145 (2020).
12/2018  – 03/2024

PhD Thesis, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Thesis: Preparation and Characterization of Mesoscale Confined Materials for Asymmetric Catalysis; group of Prof. T. Sottmann

10/2016 – 10/2018

M. Sc. in Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Profile: Materials and Functional Molecules
Thesis: Synthesis of polymer nanoparticles: Influence of particle size and polydispersity on the pore size of nanofoams; group of Prof. T. Sottmann

10/2013 ­– 09/2016

B. Sc. in Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Thesis: N,N‘-Diamidocarbene and Thiazol-2-ylidene based Molybdenum Imido Alkylidene NHC Complexes; group of Prof. M. R. Buchmeiser

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