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Professor Bo Xu

Professor Bo Xu

The research of the Xu Group is focused on the understanding of novel interactions between organic and organometallic compounds from the perspective of physical organic chemistry. The ultimate goal of enabling user-friendly synthesis of organic compounds is investigating innovative methods for the facile construction of organofluorine compounds, developing environmentally friendly catalysts, and adding promoters or additives for the construction of organic molecules. The group's international outreach targets natural products from Peruvian medicinal plants with activities against mental diseases, cancer and tropical infections.

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Recent papers from the Xu Group

Malhotra D, Mashuta MS, Hammond GB, Xu B. 2014. A Highly Efficient and Broadly Applicable Cationic Gold Catalyst. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.. 53(17):4456-4459.
Han J, Shimizu N, Lu Z, Amii H, Hammond GB, Xu B. 2014. Efficient Generation and Increased Reactivity in Cationic Gold via Brønsted Acid or Lewis Acid Assisted Activation of an Imidogold Precatalyst. Org. Lett.. 16(13):3500-3503.
Okoromoba OE, Han J, Hammond GB, Xu B. 2014. Designer HF-Based Fluorination Reagent: Highly Regioselective Synthesis of Fluoroalkenes and gem-Difluoromethylene Compounds from Alkynes. J. Am. Chem. Soc.. 136(41):14381-14384.


  • Organic Synthetic Chemistry

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