5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Lecture Hall 55.21
We are very pleased to welcome as a joint colloquium with the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry:
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.