HomKat Chemistry - A European Journal (Front Cover) EurJIC (Front Cover) Chemistry - A European Journal (Back Cover) Dalton Transactions (Front Cover) Chemistry - A European Journal (Front Cover)
HomKat University of Amsterdam (UvA), Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, Supramolecular Catalysis.
Chemistry - A European Journal (Front Cover) On the “Tertiary Structure” of Poly-Carbenes; Self-Assembly of sp3-Carbon-Based Polymers into Liquid-Crystalline Aggregates. Bas de Bruin et al. Chem Eur. J. 19, 2013, 10170-10178.
EurJIC (Front Cover) Cooperative Catalysis with First-Row Late Transition Metals. Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 363-375.
Chemistry - A European Journal (Back Cover) Encapsulation of Metallo-Porphyrins in a Self-Assembled Cubic M8L6 Cage: A new Molecular Flask for Cobalt-Porphyrin Catalyzed Radical-type Reactions. Bas de Bruin et al. Chem Eur. J. 19, 2013, 10170-10178.
Dalton Transactions (Front Cover) N-H bond activation by palladium(II) and copper(I) complexes featuring a reactive bidentate PN-ligand. Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt et al. Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 11276.
Chemistry - A European Journal (Front Cover) Ligand Self-Sorting and Nonlinear Effects in Dinuclear Asymmetric Hydrogenation: Complexity in Catalysis. Prof. Dr. Joost N. H. Reek et al. Chem. Eur. J. 19, 2013, 10458-10462.

The general aim of the catalysis group is the development of new catalysts for known and new important conversions, a challenge that we like to approach in a multidisciplinary fashion.


Important issues that are involved in these catalytic conversions comprise of the atom-efficiency, the chemo-, regio-, and stereo-selectivity, and of course the activity and the stability of the catalyst. In addition to these aspects, we also investigate new solutions to the problem of homogeneous catalyst separation and recycling.

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23-06-2014 | Angewandte Chemie (Inside Cover)

An Isolated Nitridyl Radical-Bridged {Rh(N.)Rh} Complex

Prof. Dr. Bas de Bruin et al.

Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 53, 2014, 6814-6818


22-05-2014 | Joost Reek at De Kennis van Nu

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14-05-2014 | Inaugural lecture Prof dr Bas de Bruin: Wednesday, 21 May 2014, at 16:00 in the Aula der Universiteit (Oude Lutherse Kerk): Een radicale aanpak van katalyse? Natuurlijk!


29-04-2014 | Dr. Frédéric Terrade received his PhD: Nature Inspired Catalytic Systems Using Sulfoninamido-phosphorus Based Complexes