Brewster Lab Research

Research in the Brewster Lab is at the interface of organic and inorganic chemistry. We design transition metal-based catalysts for challenging, sustainable reactions of organic substrates and engage in the synthesis and characterization of novel organometallic architectures. 

Target systems of interest include:

  1. C-H functionalization of fluorinated aromatics using palladium/silver catalyst systems
  2. Heterobimetallic constructs for switchable polymerization and for deoxygenation of polyols (collaboration with Prof. Charles Garner and Prof. Stefan Kilyanek - University of Arkansas)
  3. Model complexes for hydrogel-based drug delivery systems (collaboration with Prof. Tomoko Fujiwara)

Research endeavors are ongoing and constantly changing based on new results! Please check back for updates or contact Dr. Brewster for more information!