Gooßen Group

Welcome to the Gooßen Group


Modern Organotransition Metal Catalysis

The next lecture will take place at the 14th of June 2018.

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


Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie I
ZEMOS 2/27
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum

Tel.: +49 234 32 19075
Fax.: +49 234 32 14675