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Gregory C. Fu
Altair Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985; Ph.D., Harvard University, 1991. Altair Professor, 2012-.
Assistant: Julianne Just
The Fu group is focused on transition-metal catalysis and nucleophilic catalysis, with an emphasis on enantioselective reactions. In particular, we are developing: nickel-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions of alkyl electrophiles, including enantioconvergent reactions of racemic electrophiles; photoinduced, copper-catalyzed coupling reactions of aryl and alkyl electrophiles, which can enable C–N and other bond-forming processes to occur at unusually low temperature (a collaboration with the Peters lab); and, enantioselective nucleophile-catalyzed reactions that employ chiral derivatives of 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine (DMAP) and chiral phosphines.