The Jensen Group

By developing and using molecular design methods, we predict catalysts and other functional transition-metal compounds. The predictions rely on detailed mechanistic insight and are followed up by synthesis, characterization and testing, either in our own labs or by collaborators.

Phosphine-based Z-selective olefin metathesis catalysts.

NEWS: A heterogeneous catalyst for decarbonylative dehydration of fatty acids with drastically improved activity and selectivity for alpha-olefins. Read more in Chatterjee and Jensen ACS Catalysis 2017, 7, 2543.