Catalysts are used in industrial processes to increase the rate at which a reaction proceeds, or to prevent the productions of side products or waste. In homogeneous catalysis, the catalyst often consists of a transition metal that is surrounded by ligands. In synthetic chemistry and especially catalysis, reactive ligands can potentially operate in a synergistic way with the metal to facilitate a chemical process. In her research, Sandra de Boer focuses on the development of new metal complexes bearing different proton-responsive ligand systems.
S.Y. de Boer: Proton-Responsive Pyridine-Based Ligands. Synthesis, Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis.
Prof. J.N.H. Reek
Dr J.I. van der Vlugt
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