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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25-08-2015 | Remko Detz received the BioSolar Cells Poster Award 2015 Valorisation (2nd prize) in Ede, June 17th, 2015 for his poster “Towards solar to hydrogen devices based on molecular components”.


27-05-2015 | Acht miljoen euro voor onderzoekers in chemische zwaartepunten (Dutch)


12-05-2015 | Huib Bakker and Joost Reek to join the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences


04-03-2015 | Danny Broere received the NIOK lecture award (first prize) at the NCCC XVI:

Radical Reactivity with Palladium(II): Intramolecular Redox-Active Ligand-to-Substrate Single-Electron Transfer

04-03-2015 | Anne Jans wins the poster prize at the NCCC XVI:

Activating gold catalysts by encapsulation in a self‐assembled cage