On discovery in catalysis (RSC Merck, Sharp & Dohme Award Lecture)

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Abstract

Frank Glorius
Muenster

Catalysis is a key technology of our modern societies, since it allows for increased levels of selectivity and efficacy of chemical transformations. While significant progress can be made by rational design or engineered step-by-step improvements, many pressing challenges in the field require the discovery of new and formerly unexpected results. Arguably, the question “How to discover?” is at the heart of the scientific process. In this talk, strategies and discoveries from the Glorius group will be discussed. Topics will include the use of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs)1 in different fields of catalysis (such as arene hydrogenation2 and on-surface chemistry3) and also discovery in photocatalysis.4,5

  • Venue

    Theatre C, Purdie

  • Date

    February 27, 2019

  • Time

    From: 14h00 To: 15h00

  • Sponsor

    RSC

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