Organic Bulk Chemicals
Dr. Ralf Jackstell
An important challenge in catalysis is the development of "clean" and practical technologies for existing and new industrial products. As far as possible the desired compound should be synthesized from cheap available raw materials with high selectivity and avoiding waste or by-products. The control of product selectivity can be achieved, for example, by employing an appropriate catalyst and by adjusting the crucial reaction parameters. We concentrate our investigations in palladium catalyzed C-C- coupling reactions like telomerization and dimerization reactions (a), rhodium-catalyzed hydroformylation reactions (b), metal-catalyzed hydroaminomethylation reactions (c), non-precious metal-catalyzed hydrogenation of CO2 , iron-catalyzed carbonylation (e) and ligand synthesis (f).