Catalysts and Ligands
Over 80% of all chemical products are produced by means of catalytic processes. Catalysis underpins both modern industrial and academic chemistry, improving reaction sustainability, shaping reaction selectivity and facilitating new reaction pathways. Ligand design occupies a central place in organic synthesis and catalysis. The ability of ligands to engender a variety of useful properties of organometallic complexes is the major enabling force for the discovery of new catalytic reactions, activation of small molecules, stabilization of reactive organometallic species and bonding states of elements.