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
Members of our team deeply analyzing carbon and oxygen atoms – sadly, candlepin bowling does not provide nitrogen atoms.