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Smart Systems for Small Molecule Activation and Sustainable Homogeneous Catalysis

Final Report Summary - EURECAT (Smart Systems for Small Molecule Activation and Sustainable Homogeneous Catalysis)

This project has resulted in a comprehensive tool-box of readily accessible reactive ligand systems with cooperative, redox noninnocent or adaptive features that enable highly well-defined and novel stoichiometric and catalytic reactivity studies with a range of transition and main group metals. The team has addressed currently unresolved fundamental questions concerning the activation and functionalization in homogeneous catalysis of challenging, inherently unreactive substrates and has opened up novel pathways for selective transformations that are relevant in the context of chemical synthesis and renewable energy storage.