Brian Frost

( University of Nevada, Reno )


(775) 784-1993
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Reno
  • Departments: Chemistry
  • Research Fields: Organometallic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Catalysis In Alternative Media, Kinetic And Mechanistic Studies, Ligand Design, Synthesis (organic Synthesis)
  • Disciplines: Chemistry, Physical Sciences
  • Location:Washoe County
  • Funding:DoE - Department of Energy, NSF - National Science Foundation, STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics


The Frost group is interested in the development of new inorganic and organometallic complexes for use in aqueous and biphasic catalysis. Organometallic chemistry and catalysis remain exciting areas of research with many opportunities for fundamental, not to mention pedagogical, contributions. We are interested in the synthesis, structure, and reactivity of inorganic and organometallic complexes with emphasis on those applicable to catalysis. Techniques utilized in our laboratory include, but are not limited to, computational chemistry, multinuclear NMR spectroscopy (1H, 13C, 31P), UV-vis spectroscopy, mass specrometry, X-ray crystallography, and in situ IR using ASI’s ReactIR 4000.TM