HomKat Angewandte Chemie (Inside Cover) EurJIC (Front Cover) Chemistry - A European Journal (Back Cover) Dalton Transactions (Front Cover) Chemistry - A European Journal (Front Cover) EurJIC (Front Cover)
HomKat University of Amsterdam (UvA), Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis.
Angewandte Chemie (Inside Cover) An Isolated Nitridyl Radical-Bridged {Rh(N.)Rh} Complex. Bas de Bruin et al. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 53, 2014, 6814-6818.
EurJIC (Front Cover) Cooperative Catalysis with First-Row Late Transition Metals. Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 363-375.
Chemistry - A European Journal (Back Cover) Encapsulation of Metallo-Porphyrins in a Self-Assembled Cubic M8L6 Cage: A new Molecular Flask for Cobalt-Porphyrin Catalyzed Radical-type Reactions. Bas de Bruin et al. Chem Eur. J. 19, 2013, 10170-10178.
Dalton Transactions (Front Cover) N-H bond activation by palladium(II) and copper(I) complexes featuring a reactive bidentate PN-ligand. Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt et al. Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 11276.
Chemistry - A European Journal (Front Cover) Ligand Self-Sorting and Nonlinear Effects in Dinuclear Asymmetric Hydrogenation: Complexity in Catalysis. Prof. Dr. Joost N. H. Reek et al. Chem. Eur. J. 19, 2013, 10458-10462.
EurJIC (Front Cover) Reactivity of Dinitrogen Bound to Mid- and Late-Transition-Metal Centers. Wojciech I. Dzik et al. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 567-598.

The general aim of the catalysis group is the development of new catalysts for known and new important conversions, a challenge that we like to approach in a multidisciplinary fashion.


Important issues that are involved in these catalytic conversions comprise of the atom-efficiency, the chemo-, regio-, and stereo-selectivity, and of course the activity and the stability of the catalyst. In addition to these aspects, we also investigate new solutions to the problem of homogeneous catalyst separation and recycling.

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23-05-2017 | Chemistry - A European Journal
Controlled Interconversion of a Dinuclear Au Species Supported by a Redox-Active Bridging PNP Ligand Facilitates Ligand-to-Gold Electron Transfer
Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt et al.

Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 5585-5594


23-05-2017 | Journal of the American Chemical Society
Catalytic Synthesis of N-Heterocycles via Direct C(sp3)-H Amination Using an Air-Stable Iron(III) Species with a Redox-Active Ligand
Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt et al.

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139 (14), pp 5117-5124


22-06-2017 | The Thesis Defense of Riccardo Zaffaroni will take place on: Thursday, 22 June 2017 at 12.00 in the Agnietenkapel: Second Coordination Sphere Effects in [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Mimics


15-06-2017 | The Thesis Defense of Fenna van de Watering will take place on: Thursday, 15 June 2017 at 14.00 in the Agnietenkapel


03-05-2017 | Chemistry - A European Journal (Front Cover) Very Important Paper

Cobalt-Porphyrin-Catalysed Intramolecular Ring-Closing C−H Amination of Aliphatic Azides: A Nitrene-Radical Approach to Saturated Heterocycles

Bas de Bruin et al., Chem. Eur. J. 2017 , 23,1–9


21-04-2017 | ChemCatChem (Front Cover)

Diastereoselective Radical-Type Cyclopropanation of Electron-Deficient Alkenes Mediated by the Highly Active Cobalt(II) Tetramethyltetraaza[14]annulene Catalyst

Bas de Bruin et al., ChemCatChem 2017, 9,1358


19-04-2017 | Dr. Paul Kuijpers received his PhD: Controlling Radical-Type Reactivity with Transition Metals and Supramolecular Cages