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. Located on the slopes of Mt. Carmel, the our laboratory does not only offer stunning views over the mediterranean, it also one of the leading laboratories in sustainable chemistry in Israel. By developing green and durable catalytic solutions for challenging chemical problems we secure a sustainable outlook for future generations. 

Our laboratory has a large expertise in organometallic, inorganic, and synthetic chemistry, where we can provide a suitable environment for students at all stages of their career.