Subprojects of the SFB 706

Subproject A

Oxidation of non-activated C–H bonds at sp3 centres, namely selective transformation of alkanes to alcohols and to aldehydes/ketones

  • Subproject A1 - Selective Oxidation of n-Alkanes over Noble Metal-Containing Guests in Zeolites as Hosts
  • Subproject A2 - Novel Octahedral Redox Molecular Sieves for the Heterogeneously Catalyzed Selective Oxidation of Cyclohexane
  • Subproject A3 - Studying the active iron centre in catalytic oxidations by in situ Mössbauer spectroscopy and nuclear inelastic scattering
  • Subproject A4 - Biocatalytic oxidation of cyclic and acyclic alkanes using bacterial cytochrome P450-monooxygenases
  • Subproject A7 - Development of biomimetic, aerobic catalysis for selective oxidation of non-active alkanes

Subproject B

Oxidation of activated C–H bonds at sp3 centres, namely selective transformation of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds into the corresponding 2-hydroxylated compounds, i.e. of alkenes in allylic alkohols and of enones into γ-hydroxyenones

  • Subproject B1 - Atmospheric oxygen for oxidation of Ce-catalytic hydroxilation of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds: mechanisitic analyisis and synthetic application
  • Subproject B2 - Enantioselective Aerobic Catalytic Allylic Oxidation Using Bacterial Monooxygenases and Transition Metal Complexes
  • Subproject B3 - Metabolic engineered Escherichia coli cells for production of antioxidants: Astaxanthin and Vitamin E
  • Subproject B4 - Enzym catalytic oxidative phenole couppling with laccases and a combination of laccase and controlling proteins

Subproject C

Oxidation of non-activated C–H bonds at sp2 centres, namely oxidation of aromatic compounds to phenols

  • Subproject C1 - Interactions and elementary processes of benzene oxidation in zeolites - a molecular view
  • Subproject C2 - Ab-initio methods for the theoretical description of catalytic oxidation reactions with molecular oxygen
  • Subproject C3 - Intermediate stages of the copper induced C-H activation with O2
  • Subproject C4 - Calculation of reaction paths and characterization of reactive intermediates in catalytic oxidations
  • Subproject C5 - Transition metal-catalyzed oxidative functionalization of arenes and alkanes