The Manthiram Lab creates 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
Non-aqueous gas diffusion electrodes for rapid ammonia synthesis from nitrogen and water-splitting-derived hydrogenHighlighted in Science by R. Service,MIT News by A. Trafton,RSC Chemistry World by T. Wogan
Kinetic Analysis on the Role of Bicarbonate in Carbon Dioxide Electroreduction at Immobilized Cobalt Phthalocyanine
Members of our team deeply analyzing carbon and oxygen atoms – sadly, candlepin bowling does not provide nitrogen atoms.