Switchable catalysis

We are interested in catalysis toggled (switched on and off) in response to external stimuli (e.g. light),  especially when it happens due to geometric constraints.

Recently, we have synthesized a photo- and thermally activated catalyst for olefin metathesis:



Sashuk, V.,* Danylyuk, O. A Thermo- and Photo-Switchable Ruthenium Initiator For Olefin Metathesis. Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 6528-6531.