Catalysis in Organic Chemistry
Researchers in this field conduct world-leading research into new selective reaction methods. Reactions that are of interest to, for example, the production of medicine are developed using different catalysts. The research covers the development of catalysts based on both organometallic compounds and biological enzymes. Recently, catalysts based on metallic nanoparticles have also been developed and used successfully in various organic reactions. New reaction methods are developed for precise control over what chemical substances are created. Computer models and theoretical chemistry are important components of this research, both for predicting what reactions may occur, and for modifying the catalysts.
February 24, 2015
Source: Academic Area of Science