Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Copper-based Water Oxidation Catalyst Reported in Nature Chemistry, Highlighted in C&E News

Copper-based electrocatalyst.
CENTC investigators James Mayer, Karen Goldberg, and graduate student Shoshanna Barnett have prepared a homogeneous, water oxidation catalyst containing the earth abundant metal copper. In work reported in Nature Chemistry, copper salts and bipyridine mixed at high pH form a bipyridine hydroxo complex that promotes dioxygen production. This work is of interest because electrolytic water oxidation to give dioxygen is a key challenge in the conversion of electricity to chemical fuels.

Read the paper from Nature Chemistry, and the C&E News Science Concentrate.

1 comment:

  1. cool...compound...thanks a lot for sharing it to us.... really much appreciated.
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