Development of Chiral Catalysts for Mannich and Aldol Reactions

Bianca Bicalho, Ramsey Goodner

The goal of this project is to develop chiral catalysts to have selectivity for the chiral centers of the product. Ramsey is working on asymmetric mannish reactions, creating a chiral ligand attached to an earth abundant metal. Bianca is working on creating a catalyst utilizing a metal and a ligand that allows for diasteroselectivity in a catalytic direct aldol reaction.




Wade Downey