Sustainable Catalysis for Organic Synthesis

Sustainable Catalysis for Organic Synthesis

Our research group focuses on the design, invention and implementation of catalytic strategies to provide fast, efficient and sustainable routes for organic synthesis. To pursue this goal, we rationally design novel catalytic systems based on earth-abundant, non-toxic and readily available elements to unlock unknown catalytic pathways previously unpredictable.

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Research Topics:

For much of modern history, the use of simple chemical units has served as the primary platform from which to build molecular complexity. While modifications of these feedstock chemicals has enabled incredible progress in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and materials industries, the process itself is often non-trivial. To this end, transition metal catalysis has become an indispensable tool in the development of efficient and synthetically viable strategies for activation of these molecules. However, the continued use of non-earth abundant, toxic and expensive metal catalysts represents an enormous challenge that must be addressed if true sustainability in these industries is to be realized. To this end, our research group focuses on the invention and implementation of basic catalytic alternatives, which secure sustainable and environmentally friendly approaches in organic chemistry.

Metal Catalysis

Metal Catalysis

Synthetic Methods

Synthetic Methods

New Reagents

New Reagents

News:

Mauro Mato will work with Bismuth.

Mauro Mato will receive a Marie Curie fellowship of the European Union for his research at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung.  more

Josep Cornellà is group leader at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung.

A team led by Dr. Josep Cornellà at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung has placed attention to a rather unknown  gas that also contributes significantly to global warming: Nitrous Oxide (N2O). more

Dr. Josep Cornellà receives Novartis Early Career Award in Chemistry

Prize recognizes research in the field of sustainable catalysis for organic synthesis

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