Woodward Research Group @ the CNL
New Chiral Ligand
In collaboration with Prof Hon Wei Lam (also of the CNL) we have developed a low-cost synthesis of a pair of pseudoenantiomeric chiral diene ligands that allow all types of rhodium-catalysed asymmetric conjugate additions to be carried out at high efficiency.
Groups Worldwide are currently helping us validate the use of these new highly useful chiral ligands
For further details see: 'A Scalable Synthesis of Chiral Himbert Diene Ligands for Asymmetric Catalysis' (doi link), or contact us directly.
Synthesis and Discovery
We are a multi-disciplinary group - with a focus on catalysis, materials and understanding
The facilities of the CNL and our group technical expertise centre on synthesis of all types of organic and metal-organic molecules
We use physical organic chemistry and machine learning in our research and collaborate extensively
We are attracted to new methods and approaches for solving materials, energy and biological problems