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Our research program is focused on the discovery of catalytic methodologies that enable the preparation of complex molecular structures. We have activity in the field of organocatalysis, transition metal catalysis and biocatalysis. These technologies are often applied in natural product total synthesis, although we have activities in inorganic chemistry, medicinal and materials science. We have a deep interest in organocatalysis, particularly using Lewis basic catalysis. If you are interested in joining the Lupton group then contact David directly.

Group Winter 2013

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May 2012 Left to Right: Quillon Simpson, Marcin Kowalczyk, Andrei Ungureanu, Mousa Asadi, Alison Levens, Yuji Nakano, David W. Lupton, Changhe Zhang, Kim Nguyen, Jacob Grant


November 2015: Congratulations to Joel for being a recipient of the highly competitive DECRA fellowship from the Australian Research Council this will help support his research in catalysis at Monash until 2018.

October 2015: Congratulations to Alison and Changhe for their recent publication in Org. Lett. examining enantioselective diene regerneative chemistry using NHCs.

August 2015: Congratulations to Andrei , and a little bit to Alison and Lisa for their recently published article in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. on the chemistry of the sulfonyl azolium.

January 2015: Welcome to Kim who will be studying honours later this year. Congratulations to Lisa and Alison for having their work recent accepted for publication in J. Am. Chem. Soc. and Chem. Sci.

January 2014: Welcome to Changhe and Adam who have joined the group to study for their PhD and honours respectively. Congratulations to Lisa and Yuji for having our review accepted for publication in Synthesis

April 2014: Congratulations to Marcin for having his manuscript on hemiacetal azolium catalysis with NHCs accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. and also to Yuji for his manuscript being accepted in Chem. Commun.

November 2013: Congratulations to Marsewi for having her manuscript on polyvalent iodine catalysis accepted in Organic Letters and to Alison, Yuji and Marcin for helping finish off this story. Welcome to Jacob and Andrei who commenced studies in the group in the last month.

August 2013: Congratulations to Chris for having his manuscript on enantioselective carbazolone synthesis accepted in Aust. J. Chem. and to Judith for having her full paper on dendrimers accepted in Org. Biomol. Chem. Finally congratulations to Alison and Marcin for their entry in eEROS.

July 2013: Congratulations to Lisa for having her manuscript on enantioselective catalysis with NHCs accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. and also for being selected to give a presentation at this years Southern Highlands Conference on Heterocycles.