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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."

Principal Investigator

Tsuyoshi Kato (Dr.)

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.)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 433 725

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 306658

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    31 August 2017

Funded under:

FP7-IDEAS-ERC

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 433 725

  • EU contribution

    € 1 433 725

Hosted by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France