Combined Operando NMR and UV-Vis Spectroscopic Monitoring of Fe-Catalysed Cross Coupling Reactions


Mechanistic understanding of iron catalysed (cross coupling) reactions is rather limited. This project will employ a combination of operando NMR-spectroscopy with simultaneous UV-Vis-spectroscopy for the real-time characterization and online monitoring of iron catalysed (cross-coupling) reactions. NMR will be used for the characterisation of diamagnetic or paramagnetic NMR active species. Furthermore, it shall be investigated whether UV-Vis spectroscopy enables the detection and quantification of species present at low concentrations or of NMR-silent iron species. The improved understanding of the mechanistic details from these investigations is expected to allow for a better design of iron catalysed cross coupling reactions in the future.

Research Team

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Prof. Dr. Christina Thiele
+49 6151 16-21830
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Kilian Heckenberger
PhD student
+49 6151 16-21833
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Dominik Herold M. Sc.
PhD student
+49 6151 16-21836
L2|07 5