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.