Dirhodium(II) stabilized donor/acceptor carbenes display an extensive reactivity profile. A major aspect of our research is to develop these novel transformations and explore their scope and limitations. In particular, asymmetric catalysis has provided an efficient means for the preparation of a wide range of essentially enantiopure compounds.
As new and exciting reactivity is discovered within the realm of metal-stabilized carbene chemistry a greater understanding is sought. Through a number of collaborations we are bringing together both theoretical and experimental approaches to help understand and expand our novel methodologies.