The ongoing research in the Tunge laboratory is focused on developing mild, waste-free, catalytic methods that facilitate the synthesis of useful small molecules.  In addition, they are engaged in detailed mechanistic studies of catalytic processes with the goal of advancing the fundamental knowledge of the chemical sciences.  Thus, research projects in the Tunge group span several traditional disciplines with catalysis as the central theme.  In particular we are interested in the application of the principles of catalysis toward selective synthesis of biologically active small molecules, combinatorial synthesis, and potential large-scale production of fine chemicals.


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