Prof. Helmut Ritter

Associate Editor

Institut für Organische Chemie und Makromolekulare Chemie, Lehrstuhl für Präparative Polymerchemie
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Scientific career

2001 - 2016 Professor at the University of Düsseldorf, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry II
1998 - 2001 Professor at University of Mainz, Institute of Organic Chemistry
1982 - 1997 University of Wuppertal, receiving his habilitation in Organic Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry in 1989
1976 - 1981 Bayer AG in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Central Research & Development Department on pigment modification with polymers, wood protection with oligomeric fungicides and new materials for membrane technology.
1975 Doctoral degree in Chemistry, University of Mainz
1972 Diploma in Chemistry, University Marburg


Research areas

Polymer chemistry: As the challenges continually change, an intensive research in synthetic polymeric materials is essential. Therefore, Ritter group's work is focussed on microwave assisted polymer synthesis, cyclodextrins in polymer synthesis, enzymes for polymer synthesis, materials for dental technology and photosensitive materials.


Thematic issues

Prof. Ritter edited the thematic issues in the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry:

Spatial effects in polymer chemistry

Superstructures with cyclodextrins: Chemistry and applications

Functionalized polymers: synthesis and properties

Other Beilstein-Institut Open Science Activities