• Catalyzed borylations including C-H and C-X bond functionalization

    Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions
    Pd-catalyzed asymmetric oxidative bis(methoxycarbonylation) of alkenes
    Cu-catalyzed oxodations

  • Fundamental studies

    Synthesis and reactivity of metal boryl complexes
    Synthesis and reactivity of Pd-complexes (with Peking nd Wuhan Univs)
    Synthesis and reactivityof model catalytic intermediates
    Kinetic studies of catalytic reactions
    Theoretical studies of reaction mechanism (with Hong Kong Univ Sci Tech)

  • Development of new catalytic processes

    Advances in one-pot procedures (with (Syngenta Ltd.)
    Arrey synthesis (with GlaxoSmithKline)

  • Applications

    Synthesis of conjugated organic materials
    Small molecules triggers of stem cell differentiation
    (with Reinnervate Ltd. and High Force esearch Ltd.)

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