Welcome to Erli Lu Group


Group-1 Alkali Metal Chemistry in Solutions and Solid-state

 Highlights of our recent work. For a full list, see Research -> Publications.

Or visit Erli's ORCiD page: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0619-5967

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 6562


Dalton Trans. 2023, 52, 8172. Perspective Article.


J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 17007


Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 6205


We aim to deliver fundamental breakthroughs in Group-1 metal coordination chemistry in two aspects:

(1) Synthesizing unconventional Li/Na/K molecular complexes (e.g., MeLi monomer) and studying their reactivity;

(2) Developing new enabling Group-1 metal reagents (e.g., novel electrides) for sustainable, solvent-free organic synthesis.


Chemistry, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University, UK.

Email: erli.lu@newcastle.ac.uk

Group Twitter: https://twitter.com/erli_lu

 Copyright: Dr Erli Lu, 2022. All rights reserved.