Comparing Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry to Metal-Ligand Cooperativity

Evi Habraken

University of Amsterdam

Evi Habraken graduated in Molecular Engineering at the department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands). She did her master thesis abroad in the group of Prof. Paul Pringle at the University of Bristol (United Kingdom) on diphosphinothiophenes as ligand. End 2014 she started pursuing her PhD under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. J. Chris Slootweg at the University of Amsterdam. Her work focuses on frustrated Lewis pairs as they possess a lone pair of electrons and a vacant orbital, which may function as a powerful transition-metal-free catalyst for various organic reactions.


The discovery of main-group systems, such as frustrated Lewis pairs (FLPs), possessing a lone pair of electrons and a vacant orbital have shown to be able to activate small molecules [1]. This too holds for metal-ligand... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Evi Habraken (University of Amsterdam)
  2. Andreas Ehlers (University of Amsterdam)
  3. Chris Slootweg (University of Amsterdam)

Topic Areas

B - Computational and theoretical chemistry , B - Reactions of coordination compounds , P - Computational and theoretical chemistry , P - Reactions of coordination compounds


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