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


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Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie I
NC 2/170
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum

Tel: +49 234 32 23218
Fax: +49 234 32 14355

E-mail: lukas.goossen@rub.de

office opening hours:

monday – thursday: 08.00 h – 14.00 h

friday: 12:30-15 h

Office E-mail: akgo-sek@rub.de