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Combined experimental and theoretical approach to understand CH3 ReO3 /Al2 O3 Olefin Metathesis Catalysts

Our JACS paper entitled "Role of Tricoordinate Al Sites in CH3 ReO3 /Al2 O3  Olefin Metathesis Catalysts" was highlighted by CASTEP website. The code was used for NMR chemical shift calculations.  Read more 


Wheland Award 2017/2018 to Christophe Copéret.

The Wheland Award from the Department of Chemistry of the University of Chicago is biannually given to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to chemistry. Read more 


Ligand-Modified Silica-Supported Cu Nanoparticles for Semihydrogenation of Alkynes

Our recent JACS paper has been highlighted by Chimia (Swiss Science Concentrates) and SYNFACTS! Check it out.  Read more 


Cr/SiO2 catalysts from amorphous periodic models

Our work on Cr/SiO2 polymerization catalysts was selected as a featured article in Journal of Catalysis for February! Read more 


Alkyne Metathesis with Silica-Supported and Molecular Catalysts at Parts-per-Million Loadings

Our work on Mo catalysts for alkyne metathesis has been featured in Angewandte Chemie.      Read more 

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Group News


Congratulations to Murielle Delley!

She successfully defended her PhD thesis entiteld "Molecular-Level Understanding of Structure and Reactivity of Isolated Chromium Sites on Oxide Surfaces".  Read more 


Congratulations to Daniel Silverio!

Our former colleague is now Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Adelphi University.  Read more 


Congratulations to Francisco Núñez Zarur!

He is now Assistant Professor at the University of Medellin.  Read more 


Congratulations to Thibault Alphazan!

For his new position in R&D at Eurecat France! Read more 


Congratulations to Murielle Delley!

She was selected to attend the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) 2017 in Singapore. Selected participants congregate for a week to be inspired by internationally eminent science and technology leaders. Read more 

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LAC Lectures

3 April 2017, Seminar

Special Seminar on Inorganic Solid-State Chemistry - Halide Perovskites: The New Generation of High Performance Semiconductors

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4 April 2017, Colloquium

LAC Lecture Series - Heterogenous Organocatalysts for Artificial Photosynthesis and as Enzyme models: Mimicking a peribiotic state we can only speculate about

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7 April 2017, Open house

Tag der offenen Laboratorien - TOL 2017

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