The Hultzsch group is engaged in the development of new catalytic synthetic methods for the production of industrial relevant fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals such as N-containing molecules by means of hydrofunctionalizations of alkenes and the borrowing Hydrogen strategy. Important goals are the efficient conversion of starting materials to the desired products, in particular with respect to chemo-, regio- and stereoselectivity. Additionally, we are involved in the synthesis of new biodegradable polymers via polymer catalysis.