CRC/ TRR 325 joins the Network: Welcome to CataLysis!
Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bach and his team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) for the approval of their Collaborative Research Center CRC 325 „Assembly Controlled Chemical Photocatalysis”.
The goal of the CRC 325 to create new structures and to explore novel reactions by capturing light, ideally visible light. The dramatic development in the field over the past ten years has changed the way we do organic synthesis. Light-driven reactions allow the facile generation of reactive intermediates, which are key components in bond-forming events. The selectivity and productivity of photocatalytic transformations depend significantly on the interaction between the substrate and the catalytically active species before, during, and after light excitation. However, for most reported photocatalytic and photochemical reactions these interactions are ill-defined or unknown.
We wish them the best of luck for their research and hope to hear more soon at one of our events!