The Gunnoe Research Group

Synthetic and Mechanistic Organometallic Chemistry at the University of Virginia


Research Focus

Our group focuses on the development of homogeneous molecular and single-site supported catalysts for the conversion of small organic molecules. Interests span from processes relevant to energy and large commodity chemicals to higher value fine chemical synthesis. We prepare new inorganic and organometallic complexes and probe their reactivity in both new stoichiometric reactions as well as catalytic conversions. In addition to the synthesis and characterization of new complexes and study of reactivity, we also place significant effort toward mechanistic studies.