" ...This new power, hitherto unknown is common both organic and inorganic nature ... I shall ...call it catalytic power."
Berzelius Edin. New. Phil. Jrnl. XXI, 223.
Today catalysis, especially the one using transition metal compounds, arms chemists with a unique tool that allows to bring about complex transformations of molecules under mild reaction conditions. These fascinating opportunities provide major impetus for our interests in exploratory research in catalysis and its application in organic synthesis.