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Metalloradical Catalysis - From Fundamental Studies to Applications

Project description

Rational design of sustainable metal catalysts could have far-reaching effects

Most metal-catalysed processes rely on what chemists call 'polar reactivity', where reactions involve the transfer or sharing of two electrons at a time. In the relatively new field of metalloradical catalysis, however, reactions occur with the transfer or sharing of only one electron at a time. While catalysing two-electron polar reactions conventionally relies on rare and expensive metal ions, one-electron metalloradical reactions are accomplished sustainably with catalysts based on abundant and inexpensive transition metals, with applications in fine chemicals, medicine and materials science. The EU-funded MetalloRadiCat project is enhancing understanding of metalloradical reactivity and its associated principles to further rational design of metalloradical catalysts and catalytic processes, particularly with respect to the emerging area of remote functionalisations. The team is focused on novel molecules and functionalities in the context of methane production and activation.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/organometallic chemistry

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-COG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-COG - Consolidator Grant

Host institution

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 000 000

Beneficiaries (1)

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 000 000
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments