bifunctional catalyst

bifunctional catalyst

[¦bī¦fəŋk·shən·əl ′kad·ə‚list]
(chemistry)
A catalytic substance that possesses two catalytic sites and thus is capable of catalyzing two different types of reactions. Also known as dual-function catalyst.
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This is a unique bifunctional catalyst system different from anything known and offers an opportunity to invent a completely new catalytic system for this reaction.
I propose to use these bifunctional catalysts to promote the dual activation of silyl reagents and suitable electrophiles.