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Low-valent silicon complexes:Transition metal-like catalysts

Objective

"This project principally concerns the use of silicon (the second most abundant element in the Earth’s crust) as catalyst instead of transition metals. Although the importance of its abundance is well recognized in material chemistry, as it can be seen by the vast world production of silicon based materials (polymers, rubber, semiconductors), real success in chemistry with such a vision has never been achieved. This is probably due to the lack of appropriate stable silicon species with particular and highly modulable electronic properties which can be applied for various catalytic systems. We propose, in this project, the development of new silicon species with a transition metal like behavior. The success of this project should open a new wide research domain in chemistry and could change the vision of catalysis."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

ERC-2012-StG_20111012
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Funding Scheme

ERC-SG - ERC Starting Grant

Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 433 725
Principal investigator
Tsuyoshi Kato (Dr.)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Mounaud (Mr.)

Beneficiaries (1)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 433 725
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Principal investigator
Tsuyoshi Kato (Dr.)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Mounaud (Mr.)