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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09-02-2021 | The Thesis Defense of Arnout Hartendorp will take place on: Tuesday, 9 February 2021 at 12.00:
Peptide Cyclization Strategies in Confined Spaces


03-12-2020 | Dr. N.P. (Klaas) van Leest received his PhD CUM LAUDE:
Open-Shell Cobalt Complexes with Redox-Active Ligands



02-11-2020 | Sonja Pullen appointed as tenure track assistant professor




31-07-2020 | - Hot Paper: Hydrogenase mimics in M12L24 nano‚Äźspheres to control overpotential and activity in proton reduction catalysis


31-07-2020 | - Hot Paper: How to Control the Rate of Heterogeneous Electron Transfer across the Rim of M6L12 and M12L24 Nanospheres


03-07-2020 | - Hot Paper: Regioselective Hydroformylation of Internal and Terminal Alkenes via Remote Supramolecular Control


03-07-2020 | Dr. Kaj van Vliet received his PhD:
New Avenues in C-C and C-N Bond Formation via High Energy Intermediates