Shaughnessy Research Group at The University of Alabama
The Shaughnessy group's interests are in the areas of organic and organometallic chemistry. We are interested in the mechanisms of organometallic reactions that are key steps in catalytic cycles. By understanding these fundamental reaction steps, we attempt to develop new or improved synthetic methods relying on organometallic catalysts. Our group is particularly interested in the role of ligand structural properties in affecting reactions catalyzed by transition metal complexes. Researchers in the Shaughnessy group gain expertise in organic and organometallic synthesis, catalyst optimization, mechanistic studies of catalytic processes, and characterization methods. The Shaughnessy group provides opportunities for post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students to engage in research.