My research aims at
improving the understanding of pincer complex reactions with the purpose being able
to systematically improve and design new pincer catalysts. Specifically, I
employ spectroscopic techniques, including Flash Photolysis and X-ray
absorption spectroscopy, to study reactions in situ and ex situ combined
with DFT calculations to identify reasonable reaction mechanisms and acquire
fundamental knowledge about the role of the pincer ligand and the metal center.