Catalysis plays an important role in chemical processes, as it serves to provide cost-efficient, green and selective pathways for what are otherwise highly energy-consuming, environmentally hazardous or even inaccessible routes. In the area of homogenous catalysis, the development of new catalytic systems strongly relies on the design and synthesis of new organic ligands used to steer the reactivity of transition metal complexes. Zhou Tang focuses specifically on cooperative ligands and their effects.
Z. Tang: Versatile Cooperative Ligand Effects in Group 9 Transition Metal Catalysis. Applications in Transfer Hydrogenation & Hydrogen Autotransfer Reactions, Ketene & Ketene Imine Synthesis and Hydroformylation.
Prof. B. de Bruin
Dr J.I. van der Vlugt