Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold
N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) are ultra stable ligands for gold and other metal surfaces. We are broadening the application of NHCs to curved nanomaterials such as nanoparticles and nanoclusters
Asymmetric Catalysis & Organoboron Chemistry
Utilizing enantioenriched boronic esters as valuable starting materials for enantiospecific cross-coupling reactions. Continuous exploration of new enantiospecific transformations and mechanistic understanding.
Unique molecules containing a highly Lewis-acidic boron atom capable of catalyzing useful reduction reactions. Expansion of scope of the structure and reactivity of borenium ions towards new metal-free catalytic reactions.
In 1996, Cathleen started her own research group at the University of New Brunswick. In 2002, she moved to Queen’s University.
In 2013, Cathleen was offered a position as a member of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) at Nagoya University where she runs a full-time satellite lab.
Cathleen is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair and the recipient of the 2019 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award.
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