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Title: Research Performance Progress Report

The focus of this project was catalysis by ‘proton coupled electron transfer’ (PCET) to metal bound fragments derived from the most abundant small molecules (i. e. O2 and N2). There are many important chemical challenges that are tied to this fundamental reaction type. Among these are: metal catalyzed oxidations of organic molecules utilizing O2 as the oxidant; reduction of O2 to water close to the thermodynamic potential – in other words, the cathode of any fuel cell based on reactions with O 2; transfer of reduced nitrogen species to organic substrates; fixation of nitrogen at modest temperatures and pressures. Any one of these problems has obvious implications for the generation and/or utilization of energy on a large scale.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1227137
Report Number(s):
Final Project Report #1
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-92ER14273
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY Catalysis; small molecule activation; PCET