Assistant: Julianne Just
The Fu group is focused on the development of transition-metal catalyzed reactions for organic synthesis, with an emphasis on enantioselective processes. In particular, the group is developing nickel-catalyzed carbon–carbon bond-forming reactions of alkyl electrophiles, including enantioconvergent couplings of racemic electrophiles and racemic nucleophiles, as well as copper-catalyzed carbon–heteroatom bond-forming reactions of alkyl electrophiles, including asymmetric processes (a collaboration with the Peters lab). Mechanistic investigations play an important role in our studies.
Instructors: Fu, Stoltz, Ondrus