Researchers from NTU (Prof. Choon-Hong Tan) and SUTD (Dr. Richmond Lee) have published a collaborative work on the high impact Journal of American Chemical Society. The work centers on asymmetric acylsilane rearrangement by a bisguanidine ion-pair catalyst. Experiments were first carried out by the NTU lab and computational studies followed in SUTD. Importantly, this paper offers a major step forward in asymmetric silicon chemistry and understanding of its reaction mechanism.

For the full article, please refer to https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.7b13056