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May 16, 2024

CRC 1333 Minisymposium on "Catalysis under Confinement"

REGISTER NOW – May 16, 2024

Minisymposium "Catalysis under Confinement"

Joint Colloquium with the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry: Prof. Dr. Connie Lu

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Lecture Hall 55.21
Pfaffenwaldring 55
70569 Stuttgart

We are very pleased to welcome as a joint colloquium with the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry:

Prof. Dr. Connie Lu

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

University of Bonn

Topic: “Harnessing metal-metal interactions for catalysis”


The Lu lab seeks to develop homogeneous catalysts for converting abundant small molecules, such as N2 and CO2, into useful chemical feedstocks, such as ammonia and methanol, respectively. A big challenge in developing such catalysts is promoting multi-electron and proton-coupled reactivity. Their general approach is to create and test ligand designs that abet transition metals in transferring the electron and/or proton equivalents needed in small-molecule reduction. Their ligands are ideally designed to quickly build a large family of potential transition-metal catalysts that can be screened for catalytic activity in a rapid and efficient manner.

The CRC cordially invites all who are interested to the lecture.