Current research in our group is mainly devoted to the synthesis, characterization and analysis of novel macromolecular synthetic compounds as well as new catalysts and reactions to produce them. Thus, our main goal is to investigate and better understand the breach between small molecules and nanoscopic structures.
Specific Research Interests:
S-Chelated ruthenium precatalysts for olefin metathesis: Latent thermo- and photoactivated precatalysts; Understanding of latency mechanism; Self-destructive latent catalysts
Advances in olefin metathesis: Dimer ring closing metathesis (DRCM); Olefin metathesis of bio-renewable materials; Asymmetric olefin metathesis; New monomers for ROMP.
Single-chain collapsed nanoparticles: Synthesis and characterization of mono- and bimetallic organometallic nanoparticles, applications in catalysis
Advances in macromolecular chemistry: Dendrimers with modifiable termini, Dendritic catalysts
Photochemistry: Development of chromatic orthogonality by "sunscreen effect", Application of "sunscreen effect" in synthetic chemistry and olefin metathesis