- Transition-Metal Catalysis [Au, Ag, Pt, Pd, Ru...]
- Organic Synthesis
- Cascade Reactions
- Accessible Complexity
- Synthesis of Biologically Relevant Materials
- Organometallic Chemistry
- Molecular Recognition
Our research activities are centred in synthetic organic chemistry and involve (i) the development of novel methodology, (ii) the design of new catalyst systems and (iii) the target driven synthesis of biologically relevant materials. By developing new transformations and more general reactions we aim to offer more efficient and elegant synthetic routes, thus reducing the time, effort, cost and waste associated with the preparation of complex molecules. With catalytic methods being ideally suited to the task of imparting novel reactivity and high selectivity under mild conditions their use is integral to our work. Projects involving organic synthesis, transition-metal catalysis, organocatalysis and organometallic chemistry are available.
Further information at the Davies research group web pages.