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Development and Mechanistic Study of Copper-Based Water Oxidation Catalysts
Water oxidation is a challenging reaction that has great importance for alternative energy and fuel generation. Although several water oxidation catalysts have been discovered, much improvement is needed for the technology to be viable on a global scale. In recent years, there has been focus in the development of catalysts ...
Synthesis of Electrophilic Rhodium and Iridium Complexes and Investigation of Reactivity for C-H Bond Activation and Functionalization
Direct methods for the transformation of alkanes into alcohols, alkenes, amines and other functionalized products would have a great impact on industrial processes. In this thesis the work described is aimed at developing electrophilic Rh and Ir systems to promote C-H bond activation and functionalization of alkanes and ...