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,
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.