Inorganic Chemistry with a Twist!
Our main areas of research are synthetic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. We synthesize a wide range of organometallic, metal-boron, organo-boron and organic compounds, all of which are designed to exhibit interesting properties such as luminescence, nonlinear optical effects, and two-photon excited fluorescence, or triggering the differentiation of stem cells into nerve cells. We develop new catalysts and catalytic processes, and also apply them to the synthesis of, for example, conjugated materials. We are also interested in controlling intermolecular interactions in conjugated systems in both crystal and liquid crystal phases.