Development of novel organometallic complexes for catalysis. Kinetic and mechanistic studies of catalytic and novel organometallic reactions. We are interested in the discovery and design of new organometallic catalysts. Our primary focus will be on catalytic oxidation reactions with a particular emphasis on green chemical reactions. Green chemistry is defined as, the invention, design and application of chemical products and processes to reduce or to eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances. Special emphasis will be placed on the mechanistic interpretation of these catalytic reactions with an eye on the elucidation of reaction pathways in order to gain insights for catalytic development in the future.