Metals in Catalysis, Biomimetics & Inorganic Materials

Research at MCBIM, the inorganic chemistry group of the LIC, involves chemistry taking place within the coordination sphere of metal ions such as copper(II), iron(II), ruthenium(II), or europium(III).
The synthesis of organic ligands and their coordination to metal ions is realized first; then the geometry, spectroscopic properties, and reactivity of the metal-containing molecules are studied. Applications span from homogeneous catalysis to photo catalysis; from functional materials to chemical biology and medicinal chemistry.
The group is composed of three staff members active in four main research lines: 1) catalysis; 2) bioinorganic and biomimetic chemistry; 3) molecular functional materials; and 4) photochemistry.
Within these different research topics a great variety of new results has been obtained. A selection can be found on our dedicated website.

Administrative office: 

Yvonne Snellenberg
t: +31 (0)71 527 4450
e: snellenbergy [at]

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