Synthetic Reagents and methods
As a part of broader hydrocarbon chemistry focus the study and development
of selective synthetic reagents and methods are also being pursued. These
include organometallic systems, particularly boron and titanium based
reagents, electrochemical synthesis, selective alkylating, fl uorinating, nitrating,
oxygenating, carbonylating and other reagent systems.
Emphasis is also given
to asymmetric reactions and new catalytic transformations. The synthetic
research effort is supplemented by mechanistic studies.