Blacquiere Research GroupWestern Science
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About Us

We design and make homogeneous catalysts for organic synthesis. Our thee main approaches to this challlenge include: 1) Design and synthesis of unique catalyst structures; 2) Analysis of catalyst selectivity, activity, lifetime and scope to achieve a comprehensive picture of catalyst performance; and 3) Mechanistic interrogation via the interrogation of potential catalytic intermediates and/or deactivation products. We target transformations that utilize abundant and clean substrates (i.e. O<sub>2</sub> or H<sub>2</sub>O) or that generate minimal waste products.

We design and make homogeneous catalysts for organic synthesis. Our three main approaches to this challlenge include: 1) Design and synthesis of unique catalyst structures; 2) Analysis of catalyst selectivity, activity, lifetime and scope to achieve a comprehensive picture of catalyst performance; and 3) Mechanistic interrogation via the interrogation of potential catalytic intermediates and/or deactivation products. We target transformations that utilize abundant and clean substrates (i.e. O2 or H2O) or that generate minimal waste products.


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