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Welcome to the Gooßen Group

Research Objectives 

Our research is devoted to the development of straightforward transition metal-catalyzed reactions as alternatives to inconvenient multistep transformations. The derivatization of complex molecules selectively at one specific functional group in the presence of other sensitive functionalities is a major challenge in organic synthesis. 

Our primary research goals are

  • to find new catalytic transformations for the introduction of interesting functionalities under mild conditions 
  • to exploit alternative substrates for catalysis that will result in the reduction of waste salts and effluents 
  • to solve long-standing problems in catalysis 
  • to contribute to the in-depth mechanistic understanding of catalytic reactions