Our research predominantly involves the investigation of novel organic and organometallic structures and their application to organic synthesis - most usually C-C bond-forming processes.
We have expertise in isotopic labelling, stereodynamics, advanced NMR techniques, kinetics and, in collaboration, high level computational analysis of structure and reactivity.
Both stoichiometric and catalytic processes are of interest; the general aim being efficient control of selectivity (regio-, enantio-, diastereo-, and chemo-selectivities).
Intrinsic to this development is the use of physical-organic/physical-inorganic chemistry to elucidate reaction mechanisms.
For an up-to-date list of publications by group members, see Publications.
For a list Ph.D. theses from former postgraduate group members, see Ph.D. Theses.