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 a broad interest in earth-abundant metal catalysis for sustainable process development and in developing hybrid materials via self-assembly for small activation.
de Ruiter Group 2019
Chinna Swamy, Graham de Ruiter, Ranjeesh Thenarukandiyil, Subhash Garhwal, Adam Brill
de Ruiter Group 2020
Adam Brill, Ranjeesh Theranukandiyil, Graham de Ruiter, Subhash Garhwal, Kartick Dey
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.
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-functionalization strategies
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.