© Hector Fellow Academy
6. August 2021
Paper by Philipp Stein published

A paper by Philipp has been published in the journal "Advanced Synthe­sis & Catalysis"

In the article "Water Can Accel­er­ate Homoge­neous Gold Catal­y­sis" the influ­ence of water on the rate constant is inves­ti­gated by several intramol­e­c­u­lar gold catalyzed reactions. The kinetic data was collected by GC or 1H NMR spectroscopy.

In recent years, the trans­for­ma­tion of organic substrates by gold catalysts has become increas­ingly impor­tant and numer­ous new gold-catalyzed reaction types and gold catalysts have been developed.

The results show that not only a toler­ance but also a reaction-promot­ing influ­ence of water on gold catal­y­sis can be identi­fied and kinet­i­cally quanti­fied. This leads to increased reaction rates and can thus be used to save time and money and achieve a higher yield.

Congrat­u­la­tions to Philipp Stein!