Organic Synthesis, chemistry of singlet oxygen and organic peroxides,
chemistry of fulvenes, small ring compounds, cycloadditions,
heterocyclic chemistry. One of our ongoing projects focuses on the
development of new synthetic methodologies based on functionalized
allene oxides derived from saturated fulvene endoperoxides. Another
project concerns the synthesis of nitrogen heterocycles based on a
novel aza-Robinson annulation reaction. Among the target molecules are
five-membered nitrogen heterocycles found in the naturally occurring
family of tetramic acid antibiotics. Furthermore, environmentally
benign oxidative C-C and C=N cleavage reactions are under investigation.
Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Chemistry of Singlet Oxygen,
Organic peroxides, Oxygen and Nitrogen Heterocycles, Small Ring Compounds,
projects involve the synthesis of new synthetic methods based on
organic peroxides. In particular, the chemistry of allene oxides
derived from saturated fulvene
endoperoxides is being studied extensively.