Gregory C. Fu
Research InterestsCatalysis, enantioselective synthesis, mechanistic studies, organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, reaction development
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.