Multimetallic Cooperative Bond Activation: Fundamentals & Catalysis
The majority of homogeneous metal catalysts consist of a single metal atom and organic ligands, which tune activity or selectivity. Similarly, nature employs metals in the active sites of metalloenzymes to catalyze chemical reactions. However, for the most challenging chemical transformations, metalloenzymes often employ complex cofactors where multiple metals work together to make and break chemical bonds.
Research in the Broere Group focusses on obtaining fundamental understanding of how multiple metals can activate strong chemical bonds, and use this knowledge to develop new multinuclear catalysts for the conversion of abundant materials or waste product into valuable chemicals. To this end we utilize a combination of organic and organometallic synthesis, spectroscopy, kinetics and computational chemistry.
KNCV Eye opener video
Danny Recorded a short video as part of the KNCV Eye-openers. This program enables young scientist to tell something about their research in clear language, what’s it about, what inspires them and what they’re dreaming of. The KNCV eye-openers video series is for those interested in science (and realize, of course, that things are much more complicated). Click for the Dutch version.