Welcome to Group of Functionalization of Organic Compounds

We are focused on the development of new synthetic methods in organic chemistry.  Currently, we study directed C−H functionalizations of alkanes and cycloalkanes utilizing insertion reactions of electron-deficient species and C−H activation processes catalyzed by transition metals. In parallel, we work on the design and synthesis of bifunctional compounds for selective catalytic reactions. In particular, we are interested in the functionalization of the adamantane scaffold to enhance lipophilicity, rigidity, or thermodynamic stability of derived compounds for further use in catalyst design, drug design, material science and other areas of research and industrial applications.



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