Welcome to the Gooßen Group
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