Applying Homogeneous Catalysis for the Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals

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Part of the Ernst Schering Foundation Symposium Proceedings book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 2006/3)


This article describes recent achievements of my research group in the Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. in the area of applied homogeneous catalysis for the synthesis of biologically active compounds. Special focus is given on the development of novel and practical palladium and copper catalysts for the functionalization of haloarenes and haloheteroarenes.


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Aryl Halide Homogeneous Catalysis Potassium Hexacyanoferrate Carboxylic Acid Derivative 
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The work on the development of transition metal catalysts described herein was funded by Degussa AG, Saltigo GmBH, Merck KGA, the BMBF, the FCI, the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, the Max-Buchner-Forschungsstiftung, and the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. I am thankful to all members of my group who worked for nearly a decade on the development of new catalysts for the synthesis of biologically active compounds, especially Dr. Alexander Zapf, Dipl. Chem. Andreas Ehrentraut, Dr. Anja Frisch, Dr. Mario Gomez, Dr. Surendra Harkal, Dr. Ralf Jackstell, Dr. Jürgen Krauter, Dr. Kamal Kumar, Dr. Wolfgang Mägerlein, Dr. Thomas Schareina, and Dr. Kumaravel Selvakumar. In addition, the work presented here would have not been possible without trustful and active industrial cooperation partners in this area. Here, I am very thankful to Dr. Thomas Riermeier, Dr. Axel Monsees, Dr. Juan Almena, Renat Kadyrov (all Degussa AG, Dr. Wolfgang Mägerlein, Dr. Nikolaus Müller (Saltigo GmbH), and Dr. Michael Arlt (Merck KGA).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V.University of RostockRostockGermany

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