The Rizzacasa Group

Group Photo December 2022

Our main research focus is the total synthesis of complex natural products which exhibit a variety of biological activities, as well as structural novelty.

We hope to develop original synthetic routes, confirm biosynthetic origins and synthesise meaningful quantities to enable rigorous biological studies. Over the past 20 years our group has had success in reaching these goals and examples can be seen in our publications page.

Our current research projects can be viewed, following the links below.

Total Synthesis of Myxobacterial Secondary Metabolites

Total Synthesis of Alkyl Citrate Natural Products

Total Synthesis of Thioketopiperazine Natural Products

Biomimetic Total Synthesis

Development of New Asymmetric Catalysis