the Catalysis U.o.I Group
- Biomimetic Catalysis-Molecular Catalysis:
Hydrocarbon oxidation: Mn-complexes, Fe-complexes, Mn-, Fe-porphyrins, mechanistic studies. Phenol-catechol oxidation: Cu-complexes, mechanistic studies. Catalytic decomposition of chlorophenols & dyes: Fe-, Mn-porphyrins, mechanistic studies. H2-production & CO2 reduction: Formic acid decomposition, production of small organics from CO2 reduction by molecular catalysts, nanoparticles. Inorganic Catalytic Technology.
- Hybrid organic-inorganic materials–Development of Composite Materials:
Chemical Surface Modification of Silica, Metal Oxides, Carbon-based Materials, Nano-Particles. Hybrid Materials. Sol-gel Materials. Heterogeneous Oxidation Catalysts. Heterogenoeus catalysts for dehydrogenations & CO2 reduction. Bio-active Hybrid Materials.
- Chemical Biomimetics:
Metal Ions in Biological Systems, Models of Thiamine Enzymes, Cytochromes P-450, Models of Mn- and Fe-non-Heme Enzymes, Biomimetics of Cu-enzymes.