quantum chemistry, research, chemistry, catalysis, CO2, carbon fixation, CH cleavage, CH activation
The synthesis of a variety of chemical compounds can be achieved by using basic reactants such as Ethane, Ethylene, Propane, Propene, Propylene, C4-Olefins, Benzene, Toluene and Xylene. The use of such basic compounds in the direct chemical synthesis is, however, challenging since the activation of C-H bonds is required. There are plenty of opportunities for the development of new and innovative catalysts. These would be able to efficiently activate basic chemical compounds for further functionalization. Such new catalysts would greatly enhance the productivity, economicity and the competitive capability of companies that produce standard chemical compounds.