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. Specifically, the group is interested in developing catalytic processes to modify hydrocarbon frameworks via methylene-heteroatom exchanges and designing new organocataysts to address product selectivity issues in the synthesis of topologically complex polycyclic compounds.
For incoming graduate students of 2020, projects involving the development of new transformations enabled by transition-metal catalysis will be available.