Dinuclear tetrakis Schiff base complexes for electrocatalytic water splitting

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Kal, Subhadeep
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Dinolfo, Peter
Linhardt, Robert J.
Ryu, Chang Yeol
Cramer, Steven M.
Issue Date
2013-12
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Chemistry
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PhD
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Abstract
Solar energy is one of the most promising sources of sustainable renewable energy which has the potential to meet the daunting energy demands of our growing society. However, the future of sustainable renewable energy supply depends largely on whether there will be breakthroughs enabling us to efficiently convert this solar energy into a storable form of energy such as a liquid fuel. In this thesis we investigate aspects of artificial photosynthesis that could become pathways for catalytic fuel generation. The described techniques involve catalytic conversion of solar energy to fuel using water and/or carbon dioxide as a starting material, mimicking natural photosynthesis in plants.
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December 2013
School of Science
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Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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