Synthetic Methods Toward Fluorinated Molecules
We have developed synthetic methods for convenient access to fluorinated molecules via fluorofunctionalizations of olefins and allenes. Amalgamated with our efforts in olefin difunctionalization, these have also resulted in the population of novel fluorinated chemical spaces.
Chemistry of Allenes, Arynes and Transient π-systems
We have developed new chemistry of a variety of π-systems in concert with exploring new modes of activation of small molecules. These have resulted in the expeditious construction of various molecular architectures through novel disconnections and the discovery of hitherto unknown reactivity pathways.
Our group has been exploring the development of new reactions using visible-light photocatalysis. We have developed carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bond formations in the realm of olefin difunctionalizations, including fluoroamination, carboamination, and cascade sulfonylations.