[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT130101713]
Researchers A/Prof Reto Dorta;
Brief description The synthesis of both natural and unnatural organic compounds in optically active form is a central challenge in chemistry. Because the most important molecules in nature are chiral and of specific handedness, there exists a growing need to access any given organic compound in its optically pure form. Asymmetric catalysis offers the most elegant way to solving this problem and this project will target some of the difficult challenges in realising asymmetric synthesis, building new, privileged chiral ligands, opening new catalytic pathways for constructing chiral compounds and understanding the intimate catalytic pathway that enables reactivity and selectivity. This will generate applications across the chemical industries.
Funding Amount 872240
Funding Scheme Future Fellowships