Department of Chemistry - Professor Details | chemistry

Faculty of Science

 

R. Tom BAKER

R. Tom BAKER
Rank/Status:
Full Professor
Department:
Chemistry
Office:
BSC 512B
Telephone:
(613) 562-5800 x5698
Email:
rbaker@uOttawa.ca
Home Page:
http://www.catalysis.uottawa.ca/baker-group/

Keywords:
Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
Molecular catalysis, chemical hydrogen storage, surface-supported catalysts, polyalcohol conversion, metal organofluorine chemistry

Research Interests:
Baker’s focus is on application of catalysis science to development of efficient energy applications. Collaborative projects include amine-boranes for chemical hydrogen storage, metal-catalyzed lignocellulose disassembly and surface-supported molecular complexes for tandem catalysis. Studies in fundamental transition metal organofluorine chemistry look at ‘greener’ methods for preparing technologically valuable fluorochemicals and –polymers.