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The Institute of Catalysis at the JKU Linz focuses on developing and applying transition metal complexes, including organometallic compounds, in an effort to support sustainable and efficient synthesis of substances and valuable materials.

We focus mainly in broadly applying developed methods and utilizing easily accessible, ideally sustainable starting materials. We aim to understand the structure-reactivity relationships of the catalysts as well as the involved reaction mechanisms. Inexpensive and abundant elements, such as iron, cobalt and manganese, are catalytically active metals and will serve as the starting points to develop active catalyst systems. The fields of application for catalyzed reactions range from the activation and functionalization of small molecules to synthesizing complex molecules from simple precursors and using modern reaction technology.