We are a synthetic inorganic, organometallic and organic group interested in the development of new small molecules and ligands. We have experience with the synthesis and characterization of unusual compounds, such as stable carbenes or stable low-coordinate low-valent transition metals. We want to pursue the chemistry of the unusual, exploring less charted territories such as the main group elements (in green) and the lanthanides (in blue). Our interests include the following:


– Fluorination of small organic molecules

– Defluorination of harmful chemicals

– Small molecule luminescence and photochemistry

– Synthesis of persistent radicals for polymerization