NWO-VIDI grant awarded to Chris Slootweg

18. 6. 2013 | Susan

Dr. Chris Slootweg (VU) has been awarded a Vidi grant by the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

The project of Dr. Chris Slootweg (Division of Organic Chemistry) will target easily accessible Lewis acid/base combinations (so-called Frustrated Lewis pairs) as new main-group catalysts to efficiently activate and functionalize small molecules, like H2, CH4, NH3 and CO2. These molecules are ubiquitous reservoirs of chemical energy and appealing synthons for constructing more complex molecules.