The Armspach Group

Intracavity Organocatalysis

Some of the confining sulfur and P(III) ligands we prepared over the years can also be used as organocatalysts. Asymmetric organocatalyzed reactions such as Corey-Chaykovski epoxydation for the former and Baylis-Hillman reaction for the latter will be targeted in priority. As for transition metal catalysis, particular attention will be paid to reactions taking place in water to deal with environmental issues such as recyclability and the use of non toxic solvents. In this respect, asymmetric phase transfer catalysts build on a cyclodextrin scaffold will be prime targets.