Opendata, web and dolomites


Asymmetric Catalysis with Chiral Silylium Cations

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "SILYCAT" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
postcode: 33000

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Project website
 Total cost 173˙076 €
 EC max contribution 173˙076 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-02-01   to  2019-01-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX FR (BORDEAUX) coordinator 173˙076.00


 Project objective

In the frame of this research program, carried out at the Institute of Molecular Sciences (ISM) within the University of Bordeaux (UB), we propose the development of new powerful Lewis acid catalysts for asymmetric synthesis. The activation of small molecules (H2, CO2) and less-reactive compounds in catalytic processes is one of the central tasks of modern synthetic chemistry. This task is of fundamental and practical interest as well as of environmental significance, a central issue for our society. Purpose of the suggested research proposal is the synthesis of tailor-made chiral silyl cationic compounds with exceptional but controlled reactivity. Various molecular test systems are suggested to identify the parameters that allow efficient control over the reactivity of these silyl cations. These model systems will be applied as catalysts in organic model reactions including Diels-Alder, Mukaiyama and hydrogenation processes. The major objective of this proposal is the generation and studies of chiral silyl cations and their weakly coordinating anions in an effort to combine their inherent high reactivity with enantioselective processes. The use of chiral silyl cations as efficient Lewis acid catalysts in organic transformations should have significant impact on enantioselective organic synthesis. Key objectives of this research program are the development of new strong activators for an efficient synthesis of chiral molecules and the training of future leading experts in the field of catalysis, a domain in which Europe must remain competitive in the 21st century as the demand for new chiral molecules and materials is increasing in domains ranging from health to energy.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Suman Pramanik, Anthony Fernandes, Virginie Liautard, Mathieu Pucheault, Frederic Robert, Yannick Landais
Dehydrogenative Silylation of Alcohols Under Pd‐Nanoparticle Catalysis
published pages: 728-732, ISSN: 0947-6539, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201803989
Chemistry – A European Journal 2019-07-26

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "SILYCAT" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "SILYCAT" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.3.2.)

MathematicsAnalogies (2019)

Mathematics Analogies

Read More  

NaWaTL (2020)

Narrative, Writing, and the Teotihuacan Language: Exploring Language History Through Phylogenetics, Epigraphy and Iconography

Read More  

BirthControlEnvirons (2019)

Contraception meets the environment: everyday contraceptive practices, politics, and futures in a toxic age

Read More