We are currently pursuing the following research programs:


  1. 1)Iridium-catalyzed allene synthesis:





  1. 2)Iron-catalyzed C-C bond forming reactions:






  1. 3)Low-Valent Iron(0) Arenes as precursors to iron alkylidenes:




  1. 4)Pincer Iron and Cobalt complexes as hydro-functionalization catalysts:


 

Catalysis is a fundamental building block of chemistry; creative applications of catalysis in utilizing carbon-based resources such as coal, biomass and organic wastes, as well as natural gas and petroleum, have long-term strategic importance to the US economy.