Research in the Jamison group is centered on the development of new reactions and technologies for organic synthesis. Towards these themes, the group has pioneered a number of air-stable nickel precatalysts supported by phosphines and N-heterocyclic carbenes that are readily converted to the active catalyst in situ. A variety of carbon-carbon bonding forming reactions promoted by nickel catalysts have also been discovered, including the coupling of different functional groups in a highly regio-, stereo- and enantioselective fashion depending on the nature of the supporting ligands on nickel.
The Jamison group also pursues new chemical methods and technologies under continuous flow conditions to enable reactions that would be difficult or impossible to perform under batch conditions, streamline multistep processes, decrease safety risks to researchers, as well as improve reaction efficiency.
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