Section of Chemistry

Reiner Lomoth Group

Reiner Lomoth’s research is focused on electron transfer and coupled chemical reactions in molecular systems and their mechanistic investigation with spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques. Most of this work is carried out within the Swedish Consortium for Artificial Photosynthesis that seeks to develop molecular systems for the direct conversion of solar energy into solar fuels. A major research line is the development of efficient molecular catalysts for H2 formation based on earth abundant metals. Much of our research aims at the characterization of these catalysts regarding structure and reactivity of catalytic intermediates to provide mechanistic insight and aid the directed design of improved catalysts.