Prof.dr. I.W.C.E. (Isabel) Arends

T: +31 15 27 84423
E: I.W.C.E.Arends@remove-this.tudelft.nl

Building Biotechnology
Room 1.010
Julianalaan 67
2628 BC Delft
The Netherlands

 

Biography

  • 2007 - present
    Full professor and Group leader Biocatalysis and Organic Chemistry, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology
  • 2001 - 2006
    Asssistant and associate professor, Department Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology
  • 1995 - 2001
    Fellowship of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 1994
    Post-Doc NRC-Ottawa, Canada (Prof. K.U. Ingold)
  • 1988 - 1993
    PhD Leiden University, The Netherlands; 'Thermolysis of arene derivatives with coal-type hydrogen donors' (Prof. R. Louw, Dr. P. Mulder)
  • 1984 - 1988
    MSc Leiden University, The Netherlands; Physical organic chemistry

Research interests

  • Enzymes as catalysts for biotransformations
  • Selective oxidations, using biomimetic and enzymatic catalytic systems
  • Development of novel enzymes
  • Design of hybrid enzymes

Teaching activities

  • BSc and MSc programmes: organic chemistry; green chemistry; biocatalysis
  • International Advanced Courses: biocatalysis
  • Supervised 19 PhD’s until 2012

Key publications

  • Churakova, E., Kluge, M., Ullrich, R., Arends, I., Hofrichter, M., Hollmann, F. (2011) Specific photobiocatalytic oxyfunctionalization reactions, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 50, pp. 10716-10719. dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201105308
  • Kotlewksa, A.J., Van Rantwijk, F., Sheldon, R.A., Arends, I.W.C.E. (2011) Epoxidation and Baeyer-Villiger oxidation using hydrogen peroxide and a lipase dissolved in ionic liquids, Green Chemistry, 13, pp. 2154-2160. dx.doi.org/10.1039/c1gc15255f
  • Arends, I.W.C.E. (2006) Metal-catalyzed asymmetric epoxidations of terminal olefins using hydrogen peroxide as the oxidant, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 45 (38), pp. 6250-6252 dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.200602044
  • Ten Brink, G.-J., Arends, I.W.C.E., Sheldon, R.A. (2004) The Baeyer-Villiger reaction: New developments toward greener procedures, Chemical Reviews, 104 (9), pp. 4105-4123.
    dx.doi.org/10.1021/cr030011l 
  • Ten Brink, G.-J., Arends, I.W.C.E., Sheldon, R.A.(2000) Green, catalytic oxidation of alcohols in water, Science, 287 (5458), pp. 1636-1639.
    dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.287.5458.1636

Secondary employment

  • None

 

 

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