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The CuBE Project

Unravelling the secrets of Cubased catalyst for C-H activation (CuBE)

The Holy Grail of selective C-H activation has been vigorously pursued for more than 70 years in all areas of catalysis – homogeneous, heterogeneous and biological – yet with scarce cross-fertilization. CuBE will bridge this gap, by synergistically disclosing the secrets of Cu-containing biological and synthetic catalysts and by translating the acquired knowledge into rationally designed new synthetic and biological catalysts with unprecedented activity, selectivity and turn-over numbers.

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