Laurel Schafer

Professor
Department of Chemistry

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

French Scholars Lecture Series, Chloé Thieuleux, 2020

Chloé Thieuleux
Laurel Schafer

International Visiting Research Scholars, Richard Schrock, 2014

Richard Schrock
Laurel Schafer

International Visiting Research Scholars, Andrew Weller, 2013

Andrew Weller
Laurel Schafer