De Ruiter Research Laboratory

Driving sustainable chemistry in Israel

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We develop new earth-abundant metal catalysts through novel ligand design. These catalysts are used for new reaction development and optimization,  small molecule optimization, and electronic structure studies.

Recent Publications

Part per million levels of an anionic iron hydride complex catalyzes selective alkene isomerization via two-state reactivity

Molecular functionalization of 2D materials: from atomically planar 2D architectures to off-plane 3D functional materials

Manganese-Catalyzed Hydroboration of Terminal Olefins and Metal-Dependent Selectivity in Internal Olefin Isomerization and Hydroboration

About Us

We are an Inorganic and Materials Chemistry laboratory located at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Our research focusses on developing green and sustainable methodologies in chemistry. To this end we develop new catalyst and materials that incorporate environmentally friendly earth-abundant metals.

We have a large expertise in organometallic, inorganic, synthetic and green chemistry and we provide a suitable learning environment for students/researchers at all stages of their career.