Angew. Chem.: Catalysts should be as stable, efficient and adaptable to certain applications as possible. This Bochum-made development makes all of this possible.
catalysis, efficiency, phosphine ligands, ylide
Phys. Rev. Lett.: RUB researchers give floppy molecule a structure through solvent effects - Computer simulations show: protonated methane is tamed by microsolvation.
How you get the chameleon of the molecules to settle on a particular “look” has been discovered by RUB chemists led by Professor Dominik Marx. The molecule CH5+ is normally not to be described by a single rigid structure, but is dynamically flexible. By means of computer simulations, the team from the Centre for Theoretical Chemistry showed that CH5+ takes on a particular structure once you attach hydrogen molecules. “In this