Research in the Ollevier Group is centered on the field of organic synthesis and catalysis. We are inspired by the pursuit of new concepts in synthetic organic chemistry involving metal-mediated catalysis and asymmetric synthesis. Please visit our Publications page to see our latest work or scroll down to view highlights of the various areas of research we are currently engaged in.
Over the years, our laboratory has assumed a strong leadership in green Lewis acid catalysts. Recently, we developed efficient enantioselective processes using new green catalysts. We set up general applications and a broad scope for new classes of Bi and Fe chiral catalysts. We have established versatile uses for Fe catalysts in the asymmetric Mukaiyama aldol reaction and the asymmetric epoxide-opening reaction. It leads to major advances for academia and industry since rapid and efficient access to various classes of important building blocks is established.