Department of chemistry
The University of British Columbia
Faculty in University of British Columbia
Research interests in our group encompass the areas of catalysis and polymer chemistry, with a special focus on control of chirality and electronics via rational ligand design. In the major thrust of the research program, we are developing Lewis acidic metal centres supported by chiral ligands for the enantioselective and controlled ring opening polymerization of cyclic lactones to form biodegradable polyesters. In addition to polymerization, we are interested in using chiral indium complexes as catalysts in a myriad of organic transformations.