Research

REACTION MECHANISMS

Although the use of modern high-throughput methods is likely to contribute to accelerate discovery in catalysis, we prefer to rely on the understanding of the fundamental mechanistic aspects of the reactions we are devising.

To this end, state-of-the-art physical-organic chemistry tools are used to glean insight into the nature and the fate of the intermediates that govern all aspects of reactivity and selectivity. Furthermore, supporting organometallic chemistry at the stoichiometric level often provides important information and, therefore, in a more general context, we favor catalysis using well-defined complexes over in situ catalysis.