Leibniz Institute for Catalysis

Research Group: Sustainable Excited-State Catalysis

E-Mail: Osama.Elsepelgy[at]Catalysis.de

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Main current Research interests:

  • Visible-Light homogenous Catalysis (Organocatalysis, transition-metal and Biocatalysis).
  • Sustainable Chemistry
  • Asymmetric Synthesis

Selected Publications

Brzozowska, A., Azofra, L.M., Zubar, V., Atodiresei, I., Cavallo, L., Rueping, M., El-Sepelgy, O., “Highly Chemo- and Stereoselective Transfer Semihydrogenation of Alkynes Catalyzed by a Stable, Well-Defined Manganese(II) Complex” ACS Catal. 20188, 4103-4109.


Azofra, L.M., Tran, M.A., Zubar, V., Cavallo, L., Rueping, M., El-Sepelgy, O. “Conversion of racemic alcohols to optically pure amine precursors enabled by catalyst dynamic kinetic resolution: Experiment and computation” Commun.,202056, 9094-9097.


Zubar, V., Lebedev, Y., Azofra, L.M., Cavallo, L., El-Sepelgy, O., Rueping, M., “Hydrogenation of CO2-Derived Carbonates and Polycarbonates to Methanol and Diols by Metal–Ligand Cooperative Manganese Catalysis“ Angew. Chem.-Int. Ed.201857, 13439-13443. 

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