Peter Reynders' Curriculum Vitae

1958 born in Bad Gandersheim, Lower Saxony, Northern Germany
1964-1968 Elementary School in Kreiensen, just 6 miles from Bad Gandersheim
1968-1976 Junior and Senior Highschool in Bad Gandersheim, graduated with honors
1976-1984 Chemistry at the University of Göttingen
One of the teachers was Professor Hund (not a Hund at all). 
Göttingen is a wonderful old fashion city with many students.
1980 Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and Physics
1984 Master's Degree in organic chemistry, with honors
1984-1988 Graduate student in Physical Chemistry, at the Max-Planck-Institut of Biophysical Chemistry
1988 Doctoral Degree in chemistry and physics, "magna cum laude"
1988 Postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institut of Biophysical Chemistry
1988-1990 Consultant for AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, USA
1990-today R&D manager in the Pigments and Technical Industries Division at Merck in Darmstadt, Germany. That is 15 miles south of Frankfurt Airport.

List of Publications:

  1. P. Reynders and G. Schrumpf: "The Electronic and Molecular Structure of Cyclopropane, Isocyanomethan and Isocyanocyclopropane'',  Journal of Molecular Structure 150, 297 (1987).
  2. P. Reynders, H. Dreeskamp, W. Kühnle, and K. A. Zachariasse: "Conformer Analysis and Intramolecular Excimer Formation with the Meso and Racemic Diastereomers of 2,4-Di(2-pyrenyl)pentane. Comparison of NMR and Single-Photon-Counting Data'', Journal of Physical Chemistry 91, 3982 (1987).
  3. K. A. Zachariasse, G. Duveneck, W. Kühnle, P. Reynders, and G. Striker: "The Kinetic Parameters for Intramolecular Excimer Formation from the Meso and Racemic Diastereoisomers of 2,4-Di(2-pyrenyl)pentane: Evidence for Rapid Conformer Interconversion'', Chemical Physics Letters 133, 390 (1987).
  4. P. Reynders, W. Kühnle, and K. A. Zachariasse: "Ground-State Dimers in Excimer-Forming Bichromophoric Molecules. NMR and Single-Photon Counting Data. I. Bis(pyrenylcarboxy)alkanes'', Journal of the American Chemical Society 112, 3929 (1990).
  5. P. Reynders, W. Kühnle, and K. A. Zachariasse: "Ground-State Dimers in Excimer-Forming Bichromophoric Molecules. NMR and Single-Photon-Counting Data. II. Racemic and Meso Dipyrenylpentanes and Dipyrenylalkanes'', Journal of Physical Chemistry 94, 4073 (1990).
  6. K. A. Zachariasse, G. Duveneck, W. Kühnle, U. Leinhos, and P. Reynders: "Multicomponent Fluorescence Decay Analysis in Intramolecular Excimer Formation with Dipyrenylalkanes'', in: `Photochemical Processes in Organized Molecular Systems, Tazuke Memorial Symposium, Yokohama, Japan', (K. Honda, ed.), Elsevier, Amsterdam 1991.
  7. K. A. Zachariasse, W. Kühnle, U. Leinhos, P. Reynders, and G. Striker: "Time-Resolved Monomer and Excimer Fluorescence of 1,3-Dipyrenylpropane at Different Temperatures.  No evidence for distributions from pico second and laser experiments with nano second time resolution'', Journal of Physical Chemistry 95, 5476 (1991).
  8. J. G. Brennan, T. Siegrist, P.J. Carroll, S. M. Stuczynski, P. Reynders, L.E. Brus and M.L. Steigerwald: "Bulk and Nanostructure II-VI Compounds from Molecular Organometallic Precursors'', Chemistry of Materials 2, 403 (1990).
  9. P. Reynders and H.-D. Brückner, Platelet-like Coated Pigments, their Production and Their Use, World Patent application WO 93/00408, 7 Jan 93.
  10. P. Reynders and H.-D. Brückner, Pigmente, German Patent application DE 4120747 A1, 7 Jan 93.
  11. G. Pfaff and P. Reynders: "Neue Entwicklungen bei Metalloxid-Glimmer-Pigmenten", Chemische Rundschau, Jahrbuch 1993, 31-37.
  12. P. Reynders: "Sedimentation Behaviour of Mica-Based Pearlescent Pigments'', Kontakte  14 (1994)(1).
  13. C. Prengel and P. Reynders: "Pigmente mit dunkler Körperfarbe", German Patent application DE 4227082 A1, 24.2.94
  14. T. L. F. Daponte, P. C. M. Verschaeren, P. Reynders, and M. Weigand: "Multilayer Polymeric Body with Interference Effect", World Patent Application WO 96/03029 A1, 8.2.96
  15. V. D. Hildenbrand, H. Fuess, G. Pfaff, and P. Reynders: "Structural Investigations on TiCl4 Solutions", Z. Phys. Chem. 194, 139 (1996).
  16. C. Schmidt, P. Reynders, and S. Schoen: “Lasermarkierbare Kunststoffe”, European Patent Application EP 0750012 A1, 10.6.96
  17. M. Friz, P. Reynders, T. L. F. Daponte, and P. C. Verschaeren: “Kompositmaterial zur Abschirmung von Strahlung”, European Patent Application EP 0759566 A1.
  18. V. D. Hildenbrand, S. Doyle, H. Fuess, G. Pfaff and P. Reynders: "Crystallisation of Thin Anatase Coatings on Muscovite", Thin Solid Films 304, 204 (1997). 
  19. G. Pfaff and P. Reynders: “Angle-Dependent Optical Effects Deriving from Submicron Structures of Films and Pigments”, Chem. Rev. 99, 1963 (1999).
  20. Martin Stech, Peter Reynders, and Jürgen Rödel: “Constrained Film Sintering of Nanocrystalline TiO2”, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 83, 1889 (2000).
  21. Martin Stech and Peter Reynders: “Preparation and Characterization of Thin Metal Oxide Layers Used for Producing Angle-Dependent Optical Effects”, in: ‘Emulsions, Foams, and Thin Films’ (Mittal, K.L.; Kumar, Promod, eds.), Marcel Dekker, New York, 2000, 447.
  22. S. Andes, S. George, M. Herbski, P. Reynders, R. Vogt, and J. Dietz: “Mehrschichtpigmente auf der Basis beschichteter Metallplättchen”, German Patent DE 19836810 A1.
  23. P. Reynders: (Pearlescent Pigment Based on Aluminum Oxide Flakes), European Coatings Journal (2000)(1-2) 1 (Cover page).
  24. F. J. Maile and P. Reynders: "Effektpigmente in der Lackanwendung", Coating (2001)137. 
  25. 25. P. Reynders: "Herstellung und optische Effekte bei Perlglanzpigmenten", Fortschrittsberichte der Deutschen Keramischen Gesellschaft 17, 142(2002).
  26. 26. M. Knoth, G. Miehe, P. Reynders, S. Bertaux and H. Fuess: "Structural Investigations an Pearl Luster Pigments", Annual Report 2002, Dept. Mater. Earth Sciences, TU Darmstadt.
  27. 27. F. J. Maile and P. Reynders: "Substrates for Pearlescent Pigments", European Coatings Journal (2003)(4)124.
  28. 28. F. J. Maile and P. Reynders: "Pigmentos de efeito para o novo mileno", 7o Congresso International de Tintas (ABRAFATI)(2003), Vol.2, 435.
  29. 29. S. Bertaux, P. Reynders and E. Schweda: “The Reaction of Ceria Coatings on Mica with H2S. An In-Situ X-ray Diffraction Study”, Materials Research Bulletin 39, 793(2004).
  30. 30. F. J. Maile, S. Sharrock and P. Reynders: “Breathing Life into Cars”, Polymer, Paint and Colour Journal 15(2004)(2).
  31. 31. P. Reynders and F. J. Maile: “Sedimentation Behavior of Substrate-Based Pigments”, XXIII. Fatipec Congress Handbook, Vol. 2, Aix-en-Provence, 2004, p. 701
Lectures (published in conference handbooks):
  1. P. Reynders, W. Kühnle, and K. A. Zachariasse: "Konformerendynamik der Diastereomeren des 2,4-Di(2-pyrenyl)pentans'',  86. Bunsen-Tagung, Göttingen 1987.
  2. K. A. Zachariasse, P. Reynders, and G. Duveneck: "Kinetics of Intramolecular Excimer and Exciplex Formation'', XIIIth International Conference on Photochemistry, Budapest 1987.
  3. P. Reynders, W. Kühnle and K. A. Zachariasse: "Dynamik der intramolekularen Exciplex- und Excimerenbildung'', Tagung der GDCh-Fachgruppe Photochemie, Würzburg 1987.
  4. P. Reynders, W. Kühnle, and K. A. Zachariasse: "Dynamics of Intramolecular Excimer and Exciplex Formation. Evidence for Alkane Chain Conformers?'', XII. IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry, Bologna 1988.
  5. K. Osterried and P. Reynders: "Metalloxid-Glimmer-Mehrschichtensysteme als Effektpigmente'',  90. Bunsen-Tagung, Bochum 1991.
  6. K. Osterried, P. Reynders, and M. Schraml-Marth: "Pearl Luster Pigments Produced via Sol-Gel Technology'', Eurogel'92, Colmar 1992.
  7. P. Reynders: "Zeta Potential Investigations on Pearlescent Pigments'', 68th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, Stanford University, Stanford 1994.
Important Posters:
  1. P. Reynders: "Ground State Dimerisation in Excimer-Forming Molecules. NMR and Single-Photon Counting'', Gordon Research Conference on Organic Photochemistry, Andover, New Hampshire, 1989.
  2. P. Reynders: "Wetting And Adsorption Characteristics Of Pearlescent Pigments", Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry at Interfaces, Meriden, New Hampshire, 1996.
  3. P. Reynders: "Pearl Pigments'', 72nd ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, Pennsylvania State University, 1998.

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