University of Toronto
Stephan Research Group
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Dalton Transactions 2007

Current Interests
Our research interests span a wide range of inorganic main group and organometallic chemistry. In the more fundamental projects, new reactivity and chemical transformations are targeted with a view to developing new catalysts to either new materials or new processes. In addition, collaborations with industry address the design and development of new catalyst and process technologies for use in commercial applications. These activities are supported by NSERC and industrial collaborators. 

Current fundamental projects are focused in the areas:

· The reactivity of  "frustrated Lewis pairs"
· B-based hydrogenation catalysis
· Main group CO2 chemistry
· P-based Lewis acids
· Transition metal mediated CO2 reduction
· New ligands derived from FLP chemistry

Current industrial/applied research projects are directed towards:

· High temperature olefin polymerization catalysis
· New approaches to olefin hydrogenation catalysts
· New olefin metathesis catalysts

Current Research support is derived from:

· Canada Foundation for Innovation
· Research and Innovation (ON)
· Canada Research Chair
· Digital Specialty Chemicals
· NSERC-CRD (Digital)
· NSERC Discovery Grant
· NSERC Strategic
· University of Toronto
· Qatar