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Dr. Mikhail Gantman


Team Efficient Hydrogen Release


Telefon: +49 9131 85-25486
Fax: +49 9131 85-20250
E-Mail: m.gantman@fz-juelich.de


Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Research Interest

Low-temperature dehydrogenation of H18-DBT can be enhanced significantly using co-catalysts, which increase activity and the stability of the catalysts. D. Geburig et al. showed, that acetone enhances the dehydrogenation of DBT at lower temperatures (200 °C), enabling so-called transfer hydrogenation. In this pathway hydrogen is transferred from H18-DBT on acetone (acetone is hydrogenated to isopropanol), afterwards isopropanol gets dehydrogenated. Due to lower activation energies of both stages this pathway leads to more efficient dehydrogenation of DBT. The only shortcoming of this approach is high volatility of acetone and isopropanol, which leads to the contamination of hydrogen.
Dr. Gantman searchs for compounds, capable of serving as hydrogen carrier at lower temperature among high-boiling amines and alcohols and various polymers

Academic development

08/2015 – 12/2017:
PostDoc FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

09/2008 – 07/2015:
Researcher Moscow State University

08/2005 – 08/2008:
PhD Student, Moscow State University

09/2000 – 07/2005:
Dipl. Chemist Moscow State University


1. Bryzhin A.A., Gantman M.G., Buryak A.K., Tarkhanova I.G., Brønsted acidic SILP-based catalysts with H3PMo12O40 or H3PW12O40 in the oxidative desulfurization of fuels, Appl. Cat. B:Environ., 2019, 117938
2. Tarkhanova I.G., Bryzhin A.A., Gantman M.G., Yarovaya T.P., Lukiyanchuk I.V., Nedozorov P.M., Rudnev V.S., Ce-, Zr-containing oxide layers formed by plasma electrolytic oxidation on titanium as catalysts for oxidative desulfurization, Surf. Coat. Technol., 2019 132-140
3. Verevkin, S.P., Meßner, J., Emel'Yanenko, V.N., Gantman, M., Schulz, P., & Wasserscheid, P., Thermodynamic Analysis of lsomerization Equilibria of Chlorotoluenes and Dichlorobenzenes in a Biphasic Reaction Systems Containing Highly Acidic Chloroaluminate Melts. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 120(51), 13152-13160
4. M.G. Gantman, V.N. Emel’yanenko, V.V. Turovtsev, Yu.A. Fedina, S.P. Verevkin, Thermodynamic Properties of Trimethylene Urethane (1,3-Oxazinan-2-one), J. Chem. Ing. Data, 2018, p. 12