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ZNG Research

Our research group was formed in 2007 by Dr. Zoltán Novák Assistant Professor at Eötvös Univeristy in Budapest, Hungary. In the beginning we focused on Palladium catalyzed cross-coupling reactions, however now the scope of our research covers the topic of C-H bond activation, Copper catalyzed reactions, Iron catalyzed reactions, Cross coupling via carbon-heteroatom bond cleavage, Solid supported catalysis, Photoredox catalysis, Domino reactions, Non-atmospherical pressure reactions and Total synthesis of small natural products.

(ELTE-TTK) Eötvös University, Institute of Chemistry, Department of Organic Chemistry
(MTA) Hungarian Academy of Sciences


  • Personal Account about Mild C-H Activation

    Our first Personal Account was published in The Chemical Record (Wiley) this August. In this comprehensive work we attempted to collect the developments and transformations which avoid the utilization of harsh reaction conditions (high temperature, strong acids and bases and numerous further additives) in the field of palladium catalyzed, ortho-directed C-H activation of aniline derivatives from the first attempts to up-to-date results, including the results of our research laboratory. The title of this review is "Mild Palladium Catalyzed ortho C-H Bond Functionalizations of Aniline Derivatives". For further reading please, Click Here.

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    Written on Thursday, 11 August 2016 15:27
  • June: Recent events in ZNG

    Our new publication has been released in Journal of Organic Chemistry (ACS). This project was entitled as "Understanding and Exploitation of Neighboring Heteroatom Effect for the Mild N‑Arylation of Heterocycles with Diaryliodonium Salts under Aqueous Conditions: A Theoretical and Experimental Mechanistic Study" and presented by Tamás Bihari, Bence Babinszki, Zsombor Gonda, Szabolcs Kovács, Zoltán Novák and András Stirling. Congratulations to them! For further reading please, Click Here.

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    Changes in group members

    • Dr. Szabolcs Kovács (postdoctoral research fellow) left our group and joined to the research team of Prof. Dr. Lukas J. Gooßen at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern.

    • Prof. Timothy Peelen and his two BSc. students visited us again. Welcome them! They are going to continue their work here in a joint research project until the end of July. Enjoy your stay in Hungary!

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    Janaya Sachs      and      Daniel Corbin

    • The BSc. and MSc. final examinations ended. Edina Tóth defended her MSc. thesis and Vivien Pázmándi, Zsófia Bokányi, Zita Makó, Réka Adamik and Mátyás Timári defended their bachelor thesis! Congratulations!

    • Ferenc Béke started to work in our group as a PhD. Student.

    Written on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:00