Stefan Naumann

Research Group Leader
Institute of Polymer Chemistry
Chair of Macromolecular Materials and Fiber Chemistry


+49 711 685-64090
+49 711 685-64050

Pfaffenwaldring 55
70569 Stuttgart

  1. Ultra-High Molecular Weight Poly(Propylene Oxide): Preparation and Perspectives
    P. Walther, C. Vogler, S. Naumann (submitted)
  2. Polar Olefins for Catalysis: Synthesis, Properties & Applications of N-Heterocyclic Olefins
    S. Naumann, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 11568
  3. Controlled Synthesis of "Reverse Pluronic"-Type Block Copolyethers with High Molar Masses for the Preparation of Hydrogels with Improved Mechanical  Properties
    F. Markus, J. Bruckner, S. Naumann (submitted)
  4. Lewis Pair Polymerization of Epoxides via Zwitterionic Species as a Route to High-Molar Mass Polyethers
    P. Walther, A. Krauss, S. Naumann, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 10737; Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 10848
  5. Proton Affinities of N-Heterocyclic Olefins and their Implications for Organocatalyst Design
    R. Schuldt, J. Kästner, S. Naumann, J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 2209
  6. Synthesis of Linear Poly(oxazolidin-2-one)s by Cooperative Catalysis Based on N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and Simple Lewis Acids
    H. J. Altmann, M. Clauss, S. König, E. Frick-Delaittre, C. Koopmans, A. Wolf, S. Naumann, M. R. Buchmeiser, Macromolecules 2019, 52, 487
  7. Organic Catalysis for Polymerisation Edited by A. Dove, H. Sardon and S. Naumann, RSC Polymer Chemistry Series (2018). ISBN: 978-1-78801-184-6
  8. Polarized Olefins as Enabling (Co)Catalysts for the Polymerization of gamma-Butyrolactone 
    P. Walther, W. Frey, S. Naumann, Polym. Chem., 9, 3674 (2018)
  9. The Lewis Pair Polymerization of Lactones Using Metal Halides and N-Heterocyclic Olefins: Theoretical Insights
    J. Meisner, J. Karwounopoulos, P. Walther, J. Kästner, S. Naumann, Molecules, 23, 432 (2018)
  10. Controlled Preparation of Amphiphilic Triblock-Copolyether in a Metal- and Solvent-Free Approach for Tailored Structure-Directing Agents
    A. Balint, M. Papendick, M. Clauss, C. Müller, F. Giesselmann, S. Naumann, Chem. Commun., 54, 2220-2223 (2018)
  11. N-Heterocyclic Olefin-Based (Co)Polymerization of a Challenging Monomer: ω-Pentadecalactone and its Co-polymers with γ-Butyrolactone, δ-Valerolactone and ε-Caprolactone
    P. Walther, S.Naumann, Macromolecules, 50, 8406-8416 (2017)
  12. N-Heterocyclic Olefins as Initiators for the Polymerization of (Meth)Acrylic Monomers: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Approach
    S. Naumann, K. Mundsinger, L. Cavallo, L. Falivene, Polym. Chem. 8, 5803-5812 (2017)
  13. Protected N-Heterocyclic Carbenes as Latent Organocatalysts for the Low-Temperature Curing of Anhydride-hardened Epoxy Resins
    H. J. Altmann, S, Nauman, M. R. Buchmeiser, invited paper, Eur. Polym. J., 95, 766-774 (2017), highlighted in Adv. Eng., Oct. 20, 2017  
  14. Dual Catalysis Based on N-Heterocyclic Olefins for the Copolymerization of Lactones: High Performance and Tunable Selectivity
    S. Naumann, D. Wang, Macromolecules, 49, 8869-8878 (2016)
  15. Application of Imidazolinium Salts and N-Heterocyclic Olefins for the Synthesis of Anionic and Neutral Tungsten Imido Alkylidene Complexes
    D. A. Imbrich, W. Frey,  S. Naumann, M. R. Buchmeiser, Chem. Commun., 52, 6099-6102 (2016)
  16. In Situ Copolymerization of Lactams for Melt Spinning
    K. Jovic, J. Unold, S. Naumann, M. Ullrich, F. G. Schmidt, M. R. Buchmeiser, Macromol. Mater. Eng., 301, 423-428 (2016)
  17. Highly Polarized Alkenes as Organocatalysts for the Polymerization of Lactones and Trimethylene Carbonate
    S. Naumann, A. W. Thomas, A. P. Dove, ACS Macro Lett., 5, 134 - 138 (2016)
  18. N-Heterocyclic Carbenes for Metal-Free Polymerization Catalysis: An Update
    S. Naumann, A. P.  Dove, Polym. Int., 65, 16 - 27 (2016)
  19. Dual Catalysis for Selective Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactones: Evolution toward Simplicity 
    S. Naumann, P. B. V. Scholten, J. A. Wilson, A. P. Dove, J. Am. Chem. Soc.137, 14439–14445 (2015)
  20. Convenient Preparation of High Molecular Weight Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Using Thermally Latent NHC-Catalysis: A Structure-Activity Correlation
    S. Naumann, J. Klein, D. Wang, M. R. Buchmeiser, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 11, 2261-2266 (2015)
  21. N-Heterocyclic Olefins as Organocatalysts for Polymerization: Preparation of Well-Defined Poly(propylene oxide)
    S. Naumann, A. W. Thomas, A. P. Dove, Angew Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 9550 - 9554 (2015)
  22. N-Heterocyclic Carbenes as Organocatalysts for Polymerizations: Trends and Frontiers
    S. Naumann, A. P. Dove, Polym. Chem., 6, 3185 - 3200 (2015)
  23. Latent CO2-Protected N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Based Single-Component System-Derived Epoxy/Glass Fiber-Composites 
    M. R. Buchmeiser, J. A. Kammerer, S. Naumann, J. Unold, R. Ghomeshi, S. K. Selvarayan, P. Weichand, R. Gadow, Macromol. Macromol. Mater. Eng., 300, 937-943 (2015)
  24. Heterogenization of Ferrocene Palladacycle Catalysts on ROMP-Derived Monolithic Supports and Application to a Michael Addition
    M. Sudheendran, S. H. Eitel, S. Naumann, M. R. Buchmeiser, R. Peters, New J. Chem., 38, 5597-5607 (2014)
  25. Air Stable and Latent Single-Component Curing of Epoxy/Anhydride-Resins Catalyzed by Thermally Liberated N-Heterocyclic Carbenes
    S. Naumann, M. Speiser, R. Schowner, E. Giebel and M. R. Buchmeiser, Macromolecules, 47, 4548-4556 (2014)
  26. Liberation of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes (NHCs) from Thermally Labile Progenitors: Protected NHCs as Versatile Tools in Organo- and Polymerization Catalysis
    S. Naumann, M. R. Buchmeiser, Catal. Sci. Technol., 4, 2466-2479 (2014)
  27. Latent and Delayed Action Polymerization Systems
    S. Naumann, M. R. Buchmeiser, Macromol. Rapid Commun.,35, 682-701 (2014)
  28. Anionic Ring-Opening Homo- and Copolymerization of Lactams by Latent, Protected N-Heterocyclic Carbenes for the Preparation of PA 12 and PA 6/12 
    S. Naumann, F. G. Schmidt, M. Speiser, M. Böhl, S. Epple, C. Bonten, M. R. Buchmeiser, Macromolecules, 46, 8426-8433 (2013)
  29. Polymerization of ε-Caprolactame by Pre-Catalysts based on Protected N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: The Importance of Basicity 
    S. Naumann, S. Epple, C. Bonten, M. R. Buchmeiser, ACS Macro Lett., 2, 609-612 (2013)
  30. Protected N-Heterocyclic Carbenes as Latent Pre-Catalysts for the Polymerization of ε-Caprolactone
    S. Naumann, F. G. Schmidt, M. R. Buchmeiser, Polym. Chem., 4, 4172-4181 (2013)
  31. Ionically tagged Ru-alkylidenes for metathesis reactions under biphasic liquid-liquid conditions
    B. Autenrieth, F. Willig, D. Pursley, S. Naumann, M. R. Buchmeiser, ChemCatChem., 5, 3033-3040 (2013)
  32. Protected N-heterocyclic Carbenes as Latent Catalysts for Polymerizations
    S.Naumann, F. G. Schmid, M. R. Buchmeiser, 23. Stuttgarter Kunststoff-Kolloquium, 6.-7. 3. 2013, Stuttgart
  33. Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate by Latent Pre-Catalysts Based on CO2-Protected N-Heterocyclic Carbenes
    S. Naumann, F.-G. Schmidt, R. Schowner, W. Frey, M. R. Buchmeiser, Polym. Chem., 4, 2731-2740 (2013)
  34. Regioselective Cyclopolymerization of 1,7-Octadiynes 
    S. Naumann, J. Unold, W. Frey, M. R. Buchmeiser, Macromolecules, 44, 8380-8387 (2011), highlighted in SYNFACTS, 8 (2), 0150, 2012 by T. M. Swager and J. R. Cox

Stefan Naumann received his diploma in chemistry from the University of Stuttgart in 2010, working on metathesis-derived conjugated polymers. This was followed by PhD studies under the guidance of Prof. M. R. Buchmeiser, investigating protected N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) for thermally latent polymerization processes, which included applications for acrylate-based monomers, polyamide production, polyether and polyester synthesis, as well as the preparation of polysiloxanes and epoxy resins. Special emphasis was put on larger scale preparation and practicability, which resulted among others in novel methods to generate epoxy resin-based composite materials and “on demand” 1K polymerization systems. After finishing his PhD in 2014, he was granted a DFG research stipend and joined the group of Prof. Andrew P. Dove at the University of Warwick (UK). There, he focused on novel ways to catalyze polymerization reactions, including the development of N-heterocyclic olefins (NHOs) and high-performing dual catalytic setups. Returning to Stuttgart in 2015, he started a habilitation process embedded in the Buchmeiser group. His current research interests encompass polymerization catalysis (organocatalysis, dual catalysis, organometallic single-site complexes) and the preparation of mesoporous polymer/carbon materials for multiple purposes.

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