Picture of the Month - January 2019
Here you see current insights into the research of the LaMa groups. A collection of the former pictures can be found in the Gallery.
Reversible Hydrogen Activation by a Pyridonate Borane Complex: Combining Frustrated Lewis Pair Reactivity with Boron-Ligand Cooperation
Our group is interested in the in silico design and the synthesis of novel metal-free, molecular systems for bond activation and catalysis. One example is a pyridone borane complex that is able to activate and liberate dihydrogen under mild conditions. The hydrogen activation was followed by in-situ NMR spectroscopy, as displayed in the Figure.
This pyridone borane complex combines the reactivity of a frustrated Lewis pair (FLP) with the novel concept of boron-ligand cooperation.
This picture was submitted by Dr. Urs Gellrich.