Research

N-Heterocyclic Carbene & Main Group Chemistry

To investigate the new reactivity of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) with various molecules

   N-heterocyclic carbenes, which are emerging as metal-mimicking materials to activate or to stabilize small molecules, have been explored to aim at capturing and releasing biologically important molecules such as nitric oxide and carbon monoxide. With the unique property, NHCs have been successfully demonstrated to stabilize nitric oxide radicals and to control the fixation and release of nitric oxide. Moreover, NHCs have been explored for vario