The Gabbaï Research Group

A research group interested in the chemistry of main group and transition metal elements


Our Research

We are a group of synthetic chemists based at Texas A&M University and interested in electron-deficient organic, organometallic, and inorganic derivatives.  While our primary area of expertise falls in the chemistry of Lewis acidic main group elements, we are also involved in the chemistry of late transition metal complexes. We have a fundamental interest in the design of compounds that feature atypical electronic structures and bonding motifs. At the same time, we are actively pursuing new concepts in the area of anion sensing and transport, with possible applications in cellular biology.  We are also strongly invested in the design of new ligands for application in late transition metal catalysis.