Research in the Lacour group aims at the preparation of chiral salts and ylides, and their use in synthetic (asymmetric) chemistry in a broad sense.
Reactive carbenes and resulting ylide chemistry
Our group is interested in the chemical structure and reactivity of oxonium, ammonium and carbonyl ylides in particular.
Cationic Helicenes and related derivatives
Our group develops short & highly modular syntheses of functionalized triangulenes, helicenes and helicenes and study applications – from Biology to Physics.
New transformations with high stereoselectivity, unprecedented outcome, interesting mechanisms or application potentials are developed.
Our group studies processes involving ions and salts – and chiral anions in particular.