Area B: Catalysis
Area B of this CRC will be concerned with the probing of confinement effects and the development of a suitable linker technology to attach the catalyst within the pore.
The following catalyzed reactions, which are representatives for some of the most important transformations in organic chemistry, will be investigated in detail:
- Transfer Hydrogenation
- Olefin Metathesis
- Asymmetric 1,4- Addition
All the catalysts employed during the first funding period are well defined and established organometallic catalysts which have so far been used under homogeneous conditions. A fundamental mechanistic understanding of the homogeneous catalysis already exists, enabling us to gain full understanding of confinement effects.