ERC Grant Katalysatoren Huber Fläschchen (EN)
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Developing new catalysts

New catalysts are supposed to prevent the formation of mirror images of molecules generated in chemical reactions.

Professor Stefan Huber is working on developing new catalysts. For the first time, they shall use what are known as halogen bridges, a certain weak interaction between molecules. They are supposed to help ensuring that only a certain type of molecule is created that always occurs in two mirror-image forms in many chemical reactions. This is important, for instance, in the pharmaceutical industry, as often only one of the two mirror-image molecules is effective as a drug, while the other frequently causes serious side effects.

The ERC Starting Grant of Stefan Huber is endowed with 1.5 million euros. The project starts in 2015.

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Professor Stefan Huber

Stefan Huber is professor at the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry and member of the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV.


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