Prof. Dr. Frieder W. Lichtenthaler

Welcome to the Natural Products Chemistry Group of Prof. Lichtenthaler

Prof. Frieder W. Lichtenthaler passed away Nov 6, 2018, aged 86.

Even after his retirement, Prof. Lichtenthaler participated in the activities of the Clemens-Schöpf-Institute, engaged in extensive refereeing for various journals and consultations with industrial firms. He served as coeditor of Trends in Glycoscience and Glycotechnology and as a member of the Steering Committee of the European Carbohydrate Organization. In addition, he took every effort, literally and in tutorials, to propagate the paradigm shift in chemical industry for replacing petroleum-based raw materials by those annually renewable.

The Research Topics

  • Use of Carbohydrate as Green Raw Materials
  • Total syntheses of biologically relevant Oligosaccharides and non-carbohydrate Natural Products
  • Molecular Modeling of Cyclodextrines, Oligo- and Polysaccharides and their Inclusion Compounds