The use of amines and phosphines in nucleophilic catalysis is well precedented; however, arguably one of the severe limitations with respect to exploiting the more nucleophilic, yet less basic, phosphine in this regard is its air sensitivity.
The Kwon Group has made major strides in the development and application of nucleophilic phosphinocatalysis reactions as a means to synthesize carbo- and heterocycles that serve as synthetic intermediates for both natural products and medicinally useful compounds.
The List group focuses on the development of new concepts in catalysis. Since 1999, this research group has pioneered the development of organocatalysis as the third pillar of stereoselective catalysis, along side biocatalysis and transition metal catalysis.
Our laboratory is interested in the development of new synthetic methodology and its application to the synthesis of potentially useful molecules. Our research work is spread across a wide range of different areas including transition-metal catalysis (gold, palladium), organoboron chemistry...
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