The research of Pawel Dydio, a
trainee research assistant in the Homogeneous and Supramolecular Catalysis group
made it to the back cover of Angewandte Chemie. The publication is also
one of Angewandte's hot papers.
Dydio, P., Dzik, W. I., Lutz, M., de Bruin, B. and Reek, J. N. H. (2011),
Remote Supramolecular Control of Catalyst Selectivity in the
Hydroformylation of Alkenes, in Angewandte Chemie International Edition,
50, 396-400 DOI: 10.1002/anie.201005173
Jos Oomens, who is professor at the Molecular Photonics group
but also heads a research group at the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics
Rijnhuizen, published an article in Angewandte Chemie on the structure and
stability of the naphtyl carbocation.
Alvaro Galué, H. and Oomens, J. (2011), Spectroscopic Evidence for a
Triplet Ground State in the Naphthyl Cation. Angewandte Chemie
International Edition, 50: 7004–7007. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201102333
Raveendran Shiju and Gadi Rothenberg (Heterogeneous Catalysis
and Sustainable Chemistry group) synthesized a robust solid catalyst that
combines two antagonistic functions (acid and base) to catalyse one-pot tandem
reactions. Their results were published in Angewandte Chemie.
N. Raveendran Shiju, Albert H. Alberts, Syed Khalid, David R. Brown, and
Gadi Rothenberg, Mesoporous Silica with Site-Isolated Amine and
Phosphotungstic Acid Groups: A Solid Catalyst with Tunable Antagonistic
Functions for One-Pot Tandem Reactions, Angewandte Chemie International
Edition 2011. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201101449
The Homogeneous and Supramolecular Catalysis group took a major
step forward in the search for selective catalysts for the fine chemicals
industry. The synthesis of a rhodium biphosphine complex with a carboxylate
binding site was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Paweł Dydio, Christophe Rubay, Tendai Gadzikwa, Martin Lutz, and Joost N. H.
Reek, “Cofactor”-Controlled Enantioselective Catalysis, Journal of the
American Chemical Society 2011 133 (43), 17176-17179,
Ana Célia Vila Verde and Peter
Bolhuis (Computational Chemistry) contributed to a study published in Physical
Review Letters which shows that molecules at the surface of a water mass rotate
far faster than the water molecules within it.
Cho-Shuen Hsieh, R. Kramer Campen, Ana Celia Vila Verde, Peter Bolhuis,
Han-Kwang Nienhuys, Mischa Bonn, Ultrafast reorientation of dangling OH
groups at the air-water interface using femtosecond vibrational spectroscopy
Physical Review Letters, 2011, Vol. 107. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.116102