Shu-ting Li joins the group as a PhD student. Welcome Shu-ting!
Category Archives: Uncategorized
New publication in Angewandte Chemie!
In this communication, we report our recent study on the isoselective hydroformylation of propylene – an industrially desired but elusive transformation – enabled by non-canonical iodide-assisted palladium catalysis. The publication was selected by the editors as a Hot Paper.
Congrats to all!
New publication in Synthesis!
In this review article in a special issue of Synthesis – “Bürgenstock Special Section 2021 – Future Stars in Organic Chemistry’, we provide an overview of different approaches in the field of C–H borylation reactions mediated by group 9 metal-based catalysts that target the control of the activity and the selectivity of the reaction, with the main focus on recent studies.
New Publication in Science!
In this Perspective, we discuss the challenges of controlling the stereoselectivity of reactions occurring through free-radical intermediates. In the context of the recent work of Yang et al. (Science 374, 1612 (2021)), we highlight the opportunities of conducting such reactions (and beyond!) in the presence of engineered enzymes,
Congratulations to Dr. Imane Boudhil!
After a nice presentation and a scientific discussion with the jury members – Dr. Tatiana Besset, Prof. Frederic Patureau, and Prof. Thomas Ebbesen, Imane successfully defended her PhD thesis and was granted a doctorate title. Congratulations! A suitable celebration has to be postponed (hopefully later this year). Special thanks to the jury members!
Bruno rejoins the group!
After completion of the M.Sc. program, Bruno Lainer joins the group as a Ph.D. student. Welcome back Bruno!
Michel rejoins the group!
After completion of the M.Sc. program, Michel Sigrist joins the group as a Ph.D. student. Welcome back Michel!
Annet leaves the group
Good luck Annet in the future!
Gourahari Behera joins the group
Gourahari Behera, a master student from the University of Wroclaw, Poland, joins the group as an Erasmus+ Trainee for the summer. Welcome Gourahari!
Jean-Pierre Sauvage wins the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016!
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, together with Bernard Feringa and Sir Fraser Stoddart, won Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016! The 2016 Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded for the design and synthesis of molecular machines – the ‘world’s smallest machines’. Jean-Pierre is our third Nobel Laureate in Chemistry at the institute!