Ozerov Research Group
Organometallics, Catalysis, Energy

Texas A&M University, Department of Chemistry
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Alkyne C-H Borylation Catalyst Aryl Halide Coupling Catalyst C-F Activation Catalyst First Bis(Methylene) Complex First Covalent Pd-Zn Bond Silylium Zwitterion

Ozerov Group Spring 2017

Ozerov Group - August 2016

Front Row: Cheng-Han (Andy) Yu, Bryan Foley, S. Olivia Gunther, Yihan Cao, Chris Pell

Back Row: Alex Kosanovich, Ming-Uei Hung, Wei-Chun Shih, Dr. Oleg Ozerov Yanwu Shao and Qingheng Lai


The projects in our group typically involve transition metal or main group organometallic chemistry but are diverse and cover a wide variety of synthetic and mechanistic work. The ideal-case research scheme consists of:

1) discovery of a new reaction or a structural environment;

2) demonstration of unusual reactivity, structural, or electronic novelty;

3) application of these findings to develop a new catalytic process.

The training of students in our group is not built around a narrow research theme but instead aims to help students mature into problem-solving practicing synthetic chemists through exposure to diverse research experiences.

For more specific areas of research along with representative Ozerov Group publications, please see our Research Page.






  • "Computational Study of the Mechanism of Dehydrogenative Borylation of Terminal Alkynes by SiNN Iridium Complexes"." is published.
  • "Selective ortho-C–H Activation of Pyridines Directed by the Lewis Acidic Boron of PBP Pincer Iridium Complexes" is published.
  • Wei-Chun defends his Ph.D. and will be working for Formosa Plastics in Texas.
  • Chris defends his Ph.D. and hires on with Intel in Oregon.
  • "Structure, Electronics, and Reactivity of Ce (PNP) Complexes" is published.
  • "Formation of (PNP) Rh complexes containing covalent rhodium-zinc bonds in studies of potential Rh-catalysed Negishi coupling", is published.
  • Aldo Jordan and Jim Zhang visit the Ozerov Group as REU students for the summer.
  • Olivia receives the "Outstanding Teaching Assistant" award for the Spring Semester.
  • Alex receives the Richard W. Schmude, Jr. Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Chemistry , Congrats!
  • Chris receives the Sharon Dabney Memorial Scholarship for excellence as a graduate student in the field of Chemistry.
  • For a complete list of news, past and present, see: Group News.

Dr. Oleg Ozerov
Department of Chemistry
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 30012
College Station, Texas 77842-3012
PHONE: 979-845-5870 | EMAIL: ozerov@chem.tamu.edu
Office Room # 004

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