Research


Our group performs synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry as a way of investigating new concepts in structure, bonding, catalysis, and materials chemistry. The research involves the use of rigorous air-sensitive synthetic techniques and draws on a wide range of physical methods for characterizing novel compounds.

With a particular interest in energy problems, our work takes advantage of modern concepts in bonding theory to generate materials that can influence how energy from renewable sources is collected, stored, and released. To do this, we develop both new catalysts for reactions that store energy in chemical bonds and battery materials that can reversibly deliver multiple electrons with minimal energy loss. Our current areas of focus include:


 

 

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Neil C. Tomson

Department of Chemistry, IAST 3002
University of Pennsylvania
231 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323

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