Fundamental understanding of relevant organometallic processes in the context of bimetallic catalysis and C-H activation using first row metals. The long term goal is to provide critical information for the rational design and development of novel catalytic transformations.
The Pérez-Temprano group is focused on understanding organometallic processes relevant to catalytic transformations. Our goal is not only to provide critical mechanistic information on well-known reactivity, but also to discover, design, develop and understand novel transition metal-catalyzed reactions. Our group interests are varied, but they are connected by the common theme of developing more sustainable approaches for the synthesis of organic molecules using fundamental organometallic chemistry. We want to contribute to address some of the major challenges that our world faces, such as global warming or minimizing the impact of chemical synthesis. To develop our research projects, we apply different approaches, ranging from synthetic organic chemistry to mechanistic studies including the preparation of key catalytic intermediates and a full complement of physical organic tools such as kinetic studies.