Organometallic Chemistry

Our current main focus is on metal-free enzyme-mimetic reduction. As a part of Pihko group, we are combining hydrogen bond activation of carbonyls with Lewis base activation of main-group element hydrides.

Additionally, we utilize physical organic methods to investigate detailed reaction mechanisms and use that insight for further optimization of our reactions.



  • 25.1 Field trip to Fermion R&D laboratory, Espoo
  • 7.1 Toni Penttilä joins the group


  • 2223.11 Nordic Chemistry Learning 2018 Conference at University of Jyväskylä
  • Katalyytti workshop highlighted at jyscience instagram
  • 9–10.10 Nanoscience Days at University of Jyväskylä
  • 28.9 European Researchers’ Night: Demonstrating the organic synthesis of acetylsalicylic acid
  • 11.9 Web page launched
  • 3.9 Toni Väisänen joins the group
  • 1.9 Project begins!


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