Catalysts - creating chemical tools of the future

Read in Aktuel Naturvidenskab about Skrydstrup Group's work on transition metal catalysts as tools for many industries in their need to make better products for a world with growing pains.

2019.01.04 | Lise Refstrup Linnebjerg Pedersen

Troels Skrydstrups research into transition metal catalysts as chemical tools of the future is reported on by Aktuel Naturvidenskab. (Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo)

Troels Skrydstrups research into transition metal catalysts as chemical tools of the future is reported on by Aktuel Naturvidenskab. (Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo)

Article in Aktuel Naturvidenskab on Troels Skrydstrups research into transition metal catalysts (Article by Kristian Sjøgren, Photo: Colourbox)

Article in Aktuel Naturvidenskab on Troels Skrydstrups research into transition metal catalysts (Article by Kristian Sjøgren, Photo: Colourbox)

Transition metal catalysts are some of the most important tools in the organic chemist's toolbox. In fact 3 times within 10 years (2001 to 2010), research on transition metal catalysts has released a Nobel Prize in Chemistry. 

Transition metal catalysts are an essential component of organic chemistry, and organic chemistry is needed to develop plastics, fuels, drugs, rubber, cosmetics, cleaners, dyes, agricultural chemicals and many other things that we as consumers today take for granted.

Read in the 5 pages article in Aktuel Naturvidenskab about Skrydstrup Group's work on creating transition metal catalysts as tools for many industries in their need to make better products for a world with growing pains.

The article1 in Aktuel Naturvidenskab is written by Kristian Sjøgren and is sponsored by Independent Research Fund Denmark.

1Aktuel Naturvidenskab, "Katalysatorer: Sådan skaber forskere fremtidens kemiske værktøjer", Issue no. 6, December 2018, page 28-33. In Danish only.

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