For individual publications of participating researchers see their hompages (under PIs).


Emil Sebastian Gutterød, Sri Harsha Pulumati, Gurpreet Kaur, Andrea Lazzarini, Bjørn Gading Solemsli, Anette Eleonora Gunnæs, Christian Ahoba-Sam, Maria Evangelou Kalyva, Johnny Andreas Sannes, Stian Svelle, Egill Skulason, Ainara Nova, Unni Olsbye. Influence of Defects and H2O on the Hydrogenation of CO2 to Methanol over Pt Nanoparticles in UiO-67 Metal–Organic Framework. American Chemical Society. 2020.

Samuel K. Pedersen, Haraldur G. Gudmundsson, Dennis U. Nielsen, Bjarke S. Donslund, Hans Christian D. Hammershøj, Kim Daasbjerg and Troels Skrydstrup. Main element chemistry enables gas-cylinder-free hydroformylations. Nature Catalysis. 2020.

Juan Angel De Gracia Triviño and Mårten S. G. Ahquist. Oxide Relay: An Efficient Mechanism for Catalytic Water Oxidation at Hydrophobic Electrode Surfaces. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020.

Ebrahim Tayyebi, Javed Hussain and Egill Skúlason. Why do RuO2 electrodes catalyze electrochemical CO2 reduction to methanol rather than methane or perhaps neither of those? Chem. Sci.2020.

M. B. Johansen, O. R. Gedde, T. S. Mayer and T. Skrydstrup. Access to Aryl and Heteroaryl Trifluoromethyl Ketones from Aryl Bromides and Fluorosulfates with Stoichiometric CO. Org. Lett. 2020. doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c01117.

N. Queyriaux, K. Abel, J. Fize, J. Pécaut, M. Orio and L. Hammarström. From non-innocent to guilty: on the role of redox-active ligand in the electro-assisted reduction of CO2 mediated by a cobalt(II)-polypyridyl complex. Sustainable Energy & Fuels 2020. Accepted manuscript.

A. Ismael, T. Skrystrup, A. Bayer. Carbonylative Suzuki-Miyaura couplings of sterically hindered aryl halides: Synthesis of 2-aroylbenzoate derivativesOrg. Bioorg. Chem. 202018, 1754-1759. doi: 10.1039/D0OB00044B.

A. Gevorgyan, H. K. Hopmann, A. Bayer. Formal C-H carboxylation of unactivated arenes with carbon dioxide. Chem. Eur. J. 2020. doi: 10.1002/chem.202000515.

A. Gevorgyan, H. K. Hopmann, A. Bayer. Exploration of New Biomass-Derived Solvents: Application to Carboxylation Reactions. Chem. Sus. Chem. 2020. doi:10.1002/cssc.201903224.

M. Obst, A. Gevorgyan, A. Bayer, H. K. Hopmann. Mechanistic insights into copper-catalysed carboxylations. Organometallics 2020doi:10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00710.

M.R. Madsen, J. B. Jakobsen, M. H. Rønne, H. Liang, H. C. D. Hammershøj, P. Nørby, S. U. Pedersen, T. Skrydstrup, K. Daasbjerg. Evaluation of the Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide using Rhenium and Ruthenium Bipyridine Catalysts Bearing Pendant Amines in the Secondary Coordination Sphere. Organometallics 2020. doi: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00815

E. S. Gutterød, A. Lazzarini, T. Fjermestad, G. Kaur, M. Manzoli, S. Bordiga, S. Svelle, K. P. Lillerud, E. Skúlason, S. Øien-Ødegaard, A. Nova, U. Olsbye. Hydrogenation of CO2 to Methanol by Pt Nanoparticles Encapsulated in UiO-67: Deciphering the Role of the Metal–Organic Framework. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142(2), 999-1009. doi: 10.1021/jacs.9b10873

L. Artús, U. Jayarathne, D. Balcells, W. Bernskoetter, N. Hazari, M. Jaraiz, A. Nova. Rational Design of Co-Catalysts for the Deaminative Hydrogenation of Amides. Chem. Sci. 2020. doi: 10.1039/C9SC03812D

M. Rønne, D. Cho, M. Madsen, J. Jakobsen, E. Escoudé, S. Eom, H. C. Hammershøj, D. U. Nielsen, S. U. Pedersen, M.-H. Baik, T. Skrydstrup, K. Daasbjerg. Ligand Controlled Product Selectivity in the Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Reduction Using Manganese Bipyridine Catalysts. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020142(9), 4265-4275. doi: 10.1021/jacs.9b11806

A. S. Donslund, S. S. Pedersen, C. Gaardbo, K. T. Neumann, L. Kingston, C. S. Elmore, K. Daasbjerg, T. Skrydstrup. Direct Access to Isotopically Labeled Aliphatic Ketones Mediated by Nickel(I) Activation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020. doi: 10.1002/anie.201916391


T. Leischner, Ll. Artús Suàrez, A. Spannenberg, K. Junge, A. Nova, M. Beller. Highly selective hydrogenation of amides catalysed by a molybdenum pincer complex: scope and mechanism. Chem. Sci. 201910, 10566-10576. doi: 10.1039/C9SC03453F

A. Gevorgyan, M. F. Obst,  Y. Guttormsen, F. Maseras, K. H. Hopmann, A. Bayer. Caesium fluoride-mediated hydrocarboxylation of alkenes and allenes: scope and mechanistic insights. Chem. Sci2019, 10, 10072-10078. doi: 10.1039/C9SC02467K

J. K. Mannisto, A. Sahari, K. Lagerblom, T. Niemi, M. Nieger, G. Sztanó, T. Repo. One-Step Synthesis of 3,4-Disubstituted 2-Oxazolidinones by Base-Catalyzed CO2 Fixation and Aza-Michael Addition.Chem. Eur. J. 201925, 10284. doi: 10.1002/chem.201902451

A. S. Donslund, K. T. Neumann, N. P. Corneliussen, E. K. Grove, D. Herbstritt, K. Daasbjerg, T. Skrydstrup. Access to β‐Ketonitriles through Nickel‐Catalyzed Carbonylative Coupling of α‐Bromonitriles with Alkylzinc Reagents. Chem. Eur. J. 201925, 9856. doi: 10.1002/chem.201902206

S. Carrasco, A. Sanz-Marco, B. Martín-Matute. Fast and Robust Synthesis of Metalated PCN-222 and Their Catalytic Performance in Cycloaddition Reactions with CO2Organometallics 201938(18), 3429-3435doi: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00273

H. P. Collin, W. J. Reis, D. U. Nielsen, A. T. Lindhardt, M. S. Valle, R. P. Freitas, T. Skrydstrup. COtab: Expedient and Safe Setup for Pd-Catalyzed Carbonylation Chemistry. Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 5775–5778, doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b01423

A. K. Ravn, M. B. T. Vilstrup, P. Noerby, D. U. Nielsen, K. Daasbjerg, T. Skrydstrup. Carbon Isotope Labeling Strategy for β-Amino Acid Derivatives via Carbonylation of Azanickellacycles. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 11821–11826, doi: 10.1021/jacs.9b05934

Z. Xin, T. Skrydstrup. Liquid Marbles: A Promising and Versatile Platform for Miniaturized Chemical Reactions. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 11952–11954, doi: 10.1002/anie.201905204

N. Queyriaux, W. B. Swords, H. Agarwala, B. A. Johnson, S. Ott, L. Hammarström. Mechanistic insights on the non-innocent role of electron donors: reversible photocapture of CO2 by RuII-polypyridyl complexes. Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 16894-16898. doi: 10.1039/C9DT03461G

V. Pascanu, G. González Miera,A. K. Inge, B. Martín-Matute. Metal-Organic Frameworks as Catalysts for Organic Synthesis: A Critical Perspective. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019141, 7223-7234. doi: 10.1021/jacs.9b00733


Annual report:

L. Pavlovic, J. Vaitla, A. Bayer, K. H. Hopmann. Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydrocarboxylation: Mechanistic Analysis Reveals Unusual Transition State for Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation. Organometallics 201837(6), 941-948 doi: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00899

M. F. Obst, L. Pavlovic, K. H. Hopmann. Carbon-carbon bonds with CO2: Insights from computational studies. J. Organomet. Chem. 2018864, 115-127. doi: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2018.02.020


J. Vaitla, Y. Guttormsen, J. K. Mannisto, A. Nova, T. Repo, A. Bayer, Annette, K. H. Hopmann. Enantioselective incorporation of CO2: status and potential. ACS Catalysis 2017, 7(10), 7231- 7244. doi: 10.1021/acscatal.7b02306