This site is based upon the research interests of Chris Richards at the University of East Anglia on the use of metallocene and metallacycle complexes in asymmetric synthesis and catalysis. This research provides enabling technology for the discovery and manufacture of chiral bioactive compounds, key pathways in the development of small-molecule medicines for the treatment of disease.

Expertise in the group may be summarised by the following three headings:

i) Ligand discovery and optimisation for metal catalysed asymmetric synthesis.

ii) Metallacycles as catalysts and precatalysts in asymmetric synthesis.

iii) Sequential catalysis and the synthesis of bioactive compounds.

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