The Schafer group has developed new families of N,O-chelated early transition metal complexes for atom-economic catalysis to prepare amines, heterocycles, enzymes and biodegradable polymers. In particular, the group specializes in organometallic catalysis for organic synthesis including reaction kinetics and mechanistic investigations. These catalysts can be used in tandem sequential reactions for the efficient synthesis of biologically active small molecules.
Co-Principal Investigator Awards
Chloé Thieuleux – French Scholars Lecture Series – 2020
Richard Schrock – International Visiting Research Scholars – 2014
Andrew Weller – International Visiting Research Scholars – 2013