Laboratory of
Asymmetric Catalysis
The Kalek Research Group

Cooperative Catalysis

An important direction in our research is the development of reactions involving cooperative (synergistic) catalysis by a NHC/phosphine and a transition metal. Combination of the reactivities of organometallic species with the modes of activation offered by the nucleophilic catalysts should benefit from the best of both worlds, permitting transformations that are not currently possible. The new processes will enable short synthesis of important molecules in meaningful quantities from simple and readily accessible starting materials.

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