In Nature Chemistry, the group of UniSysCat researcher Mathias Driess employs the general strategy of a cooperative effect of two low-valent motifs in a confined distance to each other, which is a research focus in Area A, by utilizing bidentate ligand based on silicon (II) donors– anions. The article was highlighted in the news & views section of this journal by David Scheschkewitz Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany.
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The JACS perspective article from the Driess group puts the electrocatalytic P=O reduction without using a sacrificial reagent, which is studied in research area D, in a wider context. In this treatise they summarize the emergence of electrochemical strategies developed for the reduction of selected examples of E-O/E=O compounds with E = silicon, phosphorus, and sulfur in the past few decades and highlight opportunities and future challenges.
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Further, their first work on an unprecedented one-pot fully electrochemically driven Wittig olefination reaction system without employing a chemical reductant or sacrificial electrode material to regenerate triphenylphosphine (TPP) from triphenylphosphine oxide (TPPO) and base-free in situ formation of Wittig ylides, reported in Chemistry,a European Journal, is central for research area D.
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