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The Li Research Group at ISU

| Synthesis via molecular editing |

Research in the group is centered on developing new molecular editing strategies with transition-metal complexes and organocatalysts. The group is developing catalytic processes to modify hydrocarbon frameworks via atom-swapping reaction sequences and designing new organocataysts to address product selectivity issues in the synthesis of topologically complex polycyclic compounds.

Graduate students will learn a combination of method development, synthesis, and where relevant, organometallic chemistry, to understand and solve the problems they are interested in.

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