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Laboratory for Inorganic & Materials Chemistry

- the "de Ruiter" Research Group -

Welcome to the de Ruiter Research Website

Our group is located at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Situated on top of the Carmel Mountains, our Laboratory does not only have a majestic view over the Mediterranean, but also facilitates cutting edge research in the fields of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry (IMC). Our group has broad interests in earth-abundant metal catalysis for sustainable process development and in particular a strong research interest in developing bespoke N-Heterocyclic carbene (NHC) based ligands for manganese, iron and cobalt catalyzed organic transformations

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de Ruiter Group 2020

Adam Brill, Ranjeesh Theranukandiyil, Graham de Ruiter, Subhash Garhwal, Kartick Dey

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de Ruiter Group 2019

Chinna Swamy, Graham de Ruiter, Ranjeesh Thenarukandiyil, Subhash Garhwal, Adam Brill

Latest News

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It has finally happened, our groups has a twitter account!! Please follows us on Twitter for the latest research news; @deruiterlabs

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Paper Published!

See our latest work in an invited article in Chemistry an Asian Journal, where we discuss how earth-abundant metal salts are capable of catalyzing the hydroboration of a variety of nitriles, esters, and carbonates.

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Paper Accepted!

Congratulations to Subhash Garhwal for publishing the iron catalyzed hydrogen isotope exchange at aromatic hydrocarbons in JACS!

Research

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Earth-Abundant

Metal Catalysis

To provide sustainable solutions for future generations, the use of non-toxic, cheap, and readily available catalysts is paramount. In our laboratory we focus on using iron and manganese in a variety of catalytic transformations related to C-H bond activation and C-C bond forming reactions.

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Asymmetric Catalysis

Stereogenic centres are ubiquitous in many pharmaceuticals, yet their formation remains challenging. In our research group we aim to develop new chiral ligands based on N-heterocyclic carbenes. These ligands are tested in various hydro- and remote functio-nalization strategies

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Self-Assembly & Graphene based Devices

Self-Assembly is a non-invasive strategy for non-covalently modifying a vast array of different surfaces. In our laboratory we aim to reversibly modify the physicochemical properties of 2D materials via self-assembly of light responsive molecules. This research is in collaboration with Prof. Elad Koren.