Catalyst: Imagine Doing Chemistry at No Cost … to the Environment!

Elsevier, Chem, Volume 4, Issue 9, September 2018, Pages 2004-2007.
Bruce H. Lipshutz

Bruce H. Lipshutz is currently a professor of chemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research program has, for decades, focused mainly on the development of new reagents and methodologies that are especially general and useful for the synthetic community. Of late, his group pays special attention to synthetic chemistry that is environmentally responsible. That is, the goals now focus on getting organic solvents out of organic chemistry, minimizing the input of energy into reactions, and developing new reagents that enable transition-metal catalysis at the ppm level, thereby extending our access to endangered metals.