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 2016
December 2016: Congratulations to Quillon and Adam for recieving a poster and talk prize respectively at the Annual Synthesis Symposium well done and well deserved.
November 2016: Big thanks to the Australian Research Council for funding a Discovery Project (DP17) to allow us to explore some new topics in organocatalysis.
November 2016: Congratulations to Alison and Adam for their recent publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. examining enantioselective catalysis with DA-cyclobutanes.