The Gibson group is interested in all
aspects of transition metal chemistry and its application in organic
synthesis. The group involves in organic synthesis, organometallic synthesis,
asymmetric synthesis and asymmetric catalysis.
Currently we are working in the following
areas of chemistry.
Development of new
and effective catalysts of the traditional Pauson-Khand reaction, and their
application to the discovery of new variants of this powerful [2+2+1]
The creation of
planar chirality in arene(tricarbonyl)chromium (0) complexes by novel and
versatile route, and its application in asymmetric catalysis.
Exploring the reactivity of tricarbonylchromium
complexes of paracyclophanes
The synthesis of novel chiral
cyclophanes and their applications in catalysis and molecular recognition.