The Engle Lab is thrilled to announce that we have received an NSF CAREER award to support ongoing research in the area of Pd(II)-catalyzed C(alkenyl)–H activation. This research project will allow us to determine the catalyst properties that drive selectivity for C(alkenyl)–H activation or nucleopalladation from common Pd(II)–π-alkene intermediates, towards our long term goal of developing a toolkit for universal alkene functionalization. The grant will also support ongoing outreach activities to communicate organometallic chemistry principles to diverse audiences and provide state-of-the-art training experiences to undergraduates and high school interns. We are grateful to the National Science Foundation for supporting this project, which will run for the next five years.
For more about the CAREER program, click here: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214