Enhancing the efficiency for assembling relatively complex organic products from simple and non-expensive precursors constitutes one of the most exciting challenges for a synthetic chemist. Therefore, our research program is dedicated to the development of new metal-catalyzed reactions that result in rapid increases in molecular and/or stereochemical complexity and match the requirements of atom economy, selectivity and minimization of the chemical waste.
We currently focus on the development of novel C-H and C-C bond activation processes using transition metal catalysts and the development of asymmetric versions. Ultimately, we apply these methods in the synthesis of complex natural products with pharmacological properties.
For more detailed insights in our current and completed projects, see our publications section.