Prof. Dr. Lutz Ackermann



Our research group is interested in the development of environmentally benign and economically sound processes of importance to organic synthesis. This combines techniques of among others organic synthesis, and organometallic chemistry for the development of more efficient catalytic transformations. Current efforts of our program are focused on the following main research areas: (A) catalytic functionalizations of unactivated C–H bonds. This work includes the use of inter alias ruthenium, palladium, nickel, iron, cobalt, manganese and copper catalysts on a day to day basis; (B) development of air-stable ligands for metal catalysis; (C) photoredox catalysis; and (D) electrocatalysis. More information can be found on our Homepage.


Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Georg-August-University Göttingen

Phone +49(0)551 39-33201

Mail Lutz.Ackermann (at)