1. Total Syntheis of biologically active natural products.
2. Chemical catalysis and syntheis.
In response to the increasingly demands of sustainable reaction methods and green synthetic technology, researchers in the organic synthesis and chemical catalysis divisions have strived to advance the development of cutting-edge technology for chemical transformations. The synthetic chemistry division of this sector focuses on the advances of synthetic methodology and drug discovery. The research topics under catalysis division is reconciling to catalysis relating to renewable energy. Major research directions in this sector include: (1) synthetic methodology: metal catalysed reactions; (2) Diarecting group C-H ctivation (3) Transient Diarecting group C-H activation.
3. Asymmetric C-H functionalization.