The research in the catalytic organoborane chemistry line is directed towards the development of atom-efficient, low-waste processes for the synthesis of high added value organoborane products with a special emphasis on the asymmetric version of the catalytic boron-addition reactions.
Within this framework we strive to meet scientific challenges in combination with application-oriented research. These goals are pursued via six research topics:
- Study of catalytic boron addition reactions (hydroboration, diboration, b-boration) to alkenes and alkynes by using inexpensive transition metals, such as copper and iron.
- Asymmetric approaches towards chiral organoboron synthesis. Use of alternative chiral ligands.
- Development of catalytic tandem organic sequences through selective boron addition chemistry.
- Mechanistic studies of the catalytic processes combined with theoretical studies.
- Organocatalytic approaches to boron addition reactions.
- Synthesis of target organoboron compounds.
Homogeneous catalysis, Boron chemistry, Organoborane synthesis, Chiral organoboranes, Pinacolborane, Catecolborane, Tandem organoborane reactions