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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01-12-2015 | The Thesis Defense of Zhou Tang will take place on: Friday, 04 December 2015 at 13.00 in Aula of University of Amsterdam Oude Lutherse Kerk: Versatile Cooperative Ligand Effects in Group 9 Transition Metal Catalysis


27-11-2015 | Dr. Ivo Jacobs received his PhD: Insights In Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydroformylation In Supramolecular Cages





20-11-2015 | Organic Chemistry Frontiers (Inside Cover)

Rhodium catalysed conversion of carbenes into ketenes and ketene imines using PNN pincer complexes

Bas de Bruin et al.

Org. Chem. Front., 2015, 2, 1561-1577

26-10-2015 | Chemistry - A European Journal (Front Cover)

Dynamic Ligand Reactivity in a Rhodium Pincer Complex

Prof. Dr. Bas de Bruin et al.

Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 36, 12529

16-10-2015 | Science

Hydrogenation of carboxylic acids with a homogeneous cobalt catalyst

Bas de Bruin et al.

Science 16 October 2015: Vol. 350 no. 6258 pp. 298-302


16-10-2015 | Angewandte Chemie

C-H Activation of Benzene by a Photoactivated Ni(II)(azide): Formation of a Transient Nickel Nitrido Complex

Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt et al.

Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 7055-7059