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Non-innocent ligands in homogeneous catalysis

Non-innocent ligands in homogeneous catalysis

Non-innocent ligands in homogeneous catalysis

While our other projects on catalysis deal with relatively “conventional” modes for performing these reactions, in this project we try to actively use electron and protons from ligands for performing catalytic bond formation and activation reactions. Recent success in this direction has been the (electro)catalytic formation of C-C bonds, the reduction of C=O groups and cyclization reactions by using these unconventional catalytic modes. This project aims at cooperatively using the electrons of the metal centers and the non-innocent ligands for generating potent homogeneous catalysts.