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FeREDCOUPLS - Reduced Iron Catalysts for Reduction and Coupling Reactions

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Project "FeREDCOUPLS" data sheet

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Organization address
address: MITTELWEG 177
postcode: 20148
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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Total cost 1˙995˙400 €
 EC max contribution 1˙995˙400 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-10-01   to  2021-09-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG DE (HAMBURG) coordinator 1˙645˙184.00


 Project objective

The aerobic conditions on our planet enable the accumulation of oxidized matter whereas reduced chemicals are the most valuable energy carriers. Future shortages of energy-rich resources make efficient reductive transformations one of the greatest scientific challenges. To address this societal, economic and environmental demand, we propose new approaches to the design and application of stabilized iron catalysts. Our endeavour exploits the higher reducing power of Fe (vs. noble metals) in challenging reductive transformations and capitalizes on the high sustainability of Fe catalysis over noble metal technologies. The use of low-valent Fe catalysts, the realization of new catalytic reactions and their mechanistic understanding will only be possible through the controlled generation and effective stabilization of reduced Fe species and active nanoparticles. Major emphasis will be placed on coordinative ligand/solvent systems which accommodate electron-rich Fe centers (olefins, arenes, Lewis acids, redox-ligands, ionic liquids). We address new approaches to the synthesis of low-valent Fe complexes and bottom-up/top-down preparations of Fe(0) nanoparticles. Catalytic reactions of high relevance to the manufacture of chemicals and materials will be studied (reduction, cross-coupling, hydrogenation, defunctionalization) with special emphasis on cheap abundant substrates. Mechanistic studies aim at understanding Fe-centered reductive bond activations and ligand co-operation. The proposed use of the most abundant transition metal for challenging reductive processes under practical conditions extends beyond the realm of synthesis, catalysis, and materials into spectroscopy, solvent technologies and reaction processing with direct relevance to sustainable chemicals and energy production. Our multidisciplinary program will provide new sets of active iron catalysts for reductive processes and is a major puzzle piece toward a greener chemical synthesis.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Guojiao Wu, Axel Jacobi von Wangelin
Stereoselective cobalt-catalyzed halofluoroalkylation of alkynes
published pages: 1795-1802, ISSN: 2041-6520, DOI: 10.1039/c7sc04916a
Chemical Science 9/7 2019-08-06
2017 Matteo Villa, Dominique Miesel, Alexander Hildebrandt, Fabio Ragaini, Dieter Schaarschmidt, Axel Jacobi von Wangelin
Synthesis and Catalysis of Redox-Active Bis(imino)acenaphthene (BIAN) Iron Complexes
published pages: 3203-3209, ISSN: 1867-3880, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201700144
ChemCatChem 9/16 2019-07-02
2017 Tim N. Gieshoff, Uttam Chakraborty, Matteo Villa, Axel Jacobi von Wangelin
Alkene Hydrogenations by Soluble Iron Nanocluster Catalysts
published pages: 3585-3589, ISSN: 1433-7851, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201612548
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 56/13 2019-08-06
2017 Philipp Büschelberger, Dominik Gärtner, Efrain Reyes-Rodriguez, Friedrich Kreyenschmidt, Konrad Koszinowski, Axel Jacobi von Wangelin, Robert Wolf
Alkene Metalates as Hydrogenation Catalysts
published pages: 3139-3151, ISSN: 0947-6539, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201605222
Chemistry - A European Journal 23/13 2019-07-02
2018 Uttam Chakraborty, Efrain Reyes-Rodriguez, Serhiy Demeshko, Franc Meyer, Axel Jacobi von Wangelin
A Manganese Nanosheet: New Cluster Topology and Catalysis
published pages: 4970-4975, ISSN: 1433-7851, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201800079
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 57/18 2019-08-06
2018 Guojiao Wu, Uttam Chakraborty, Axel Jacobi von Wangelin
Regiocontrol in the cobalt-catalyzed hydrosilylation of alkynes
published pages: 12322-12325, ISSN: 1359-7345, DOI: 10.1039/c8cc07267a
Chemical Communications 54/87 2019-08-06

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