Gerald E.K. Branch Distinguished Professor, Emeritus
Professor Bergman has closed his own laboratory. The Research Interests page of this website summarizes research areas in which his group has recently been involved. However, he continues to teach and participate in other department and university activities, and also maintains research collaborations (involving jointly and informally advised coworkers), several of which are included in the Research Interests and the Publications sections. Persons interested in joining these projects should contact the faculty members who have been collaborating with Prof. Bergman.
Organic and Inorganic Chemistry: Synthesis and Reaction Mechanisms – New organic, inorganic and organotransition metal compounds are being synthesized. These materials are used to develop and study new chemical reactions and the reactive intermediates involved in these transformations, and to explore applications in homogeneous catalysis, supramolecular chemistry, and organic synthesis.