The Manthiram Lab is focused on creating electrically-powered catalysts which drive oxidation and reduction steps involved in chemical synthesis, using nitrogen gas, carbon dioxide, and water as sustainable synthons.
CO2 as C-atom source
Carbon-negative functionalization of molecules using carbon dioxide
N2 as N-atom source
Dissociating dinitrogen molecules for chemical synthesis
H2O as O-atom source
Transferring oxygen atoms from water to organic molecules
Epoxidation of Cyclooctene Using Water as the Oxygen Atom Source at Manganese Oxide ElectrocatalystsHighlighted in The Chemical Engineer by A. Jasi,MIT News by A. Trafton,C&EN by L. Boerner,Energy Futures by N. Stauffer
Members of our team deeply analyzing carbon and oxygen atoms – sadly, candlepin bowling does not provide nitrogen atoms.