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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


de Ruiter Group 2020

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


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!


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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.