The major research interests of Prof. Jinbo Hu's lab include the development of new fluorination reagents and reactions, especially the difluoromethylation, difluoromethylenation, and monofluoromethylation methods. Over the past decade, his group has developed fluoroalkyl sulfones, sulfoximines, and silanes as powerful fluoroalkylating agents. Furthermore, they have also developed several user-friendly difluorocarbene reagents such as TMSCF3/NaI, TMSCF2Cl/Cl-, and TMSCF2Br/Br- systems. Currently, the Hu lab is also focusing on the development of new reagents and reactions for carbon-fluorine bond formation.
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