Exploring New Ideas in Synthetic Chemistry, Catalysis, and Supramolecular Chemistry
Along the borders of traditional research areas there exists a great deal of room for new and exciting research. The Goal of the Gorden Group is to develop broad-ranging, state-of-the-art programs based on organic synthetic chemistry and inorganic coordination chemistry. This idea of interwoven research areas has been fundamental to our program since 2005. We seek to apply these to problems of fundamental interest and practical importance.
This leads us to two main areas of focus: the development of new selective actinide coordination ligands for use in sensors or waste remediation, and the development metal catalysts supported with heterocyclic ligands for improved reaction mechanisms, reduced wastes, and "green" or sustainable chemistry.