Catalysis for Sustainable Synthesis
We are broadly interested in the development of nanoparticle and metal-organic-framework based catalysts for difficult chemical transformations.
In addition to the design of highly selective active sites, we are interested in studying the role of the catalyst support in directing the outcome of chemical reactions. Much of the research focus is inspired by the need to access fuels and building block chemicals from renewable materials in an efficient manner.
Learn more about our research here.
You can also find us on the website of the Max-Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung.
Our perspective article on the influence of cage effects on the outcome of radical reactions in synthetic chemistry is now available from ACS Org. Inorg. Au!
We recently said farewell to Dr. Zihang Qiu who had been with the group since its very beginning. While we are sad to see him go, an exciting new position awaits him in Canada!
Our recent results on the synthesis of Rh(II) porphyrin metalloradicals and their application to olefin hydrofunctionalization catalysis are now available on ChemRxiv under tinyurl.com/metalloradicals