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dc.contributor.advisor Grotjahn, Douglas B. Saeedifard, Farzaneh 2017-07-10T19:01:06Z 2016
dc.description.abstract Water splitting converts water into the elements oxygen and hydrogen in a highly energy demanding reaction, which represents a promising strategy to make and store solar energy. Water splitting involves the oxidation of water to oxygen and reduction of water protons to hydrogen. An efficient water oxidation process requires a fast and robust water oxidation catalyst (WOC), which is a challenge. One suggested deactivation pathway of WOCs is loss of ligand(s). Therefore, increasing ligand denticity could be a useful strategy to develop more stable and robust WOCs. Herein, we will discuss synthesis and catalytic activity of a new family of complexes (structure 1) with a new pentadentate ligand. Pentadentate complexes have shown promising results for water oxidation at both pH = 1 and 7. Cyclic voltammetry and spectroelectrochemistry were used to get insight about the mechanism and rate constant for water oxidation activity. en_US
dc.format.extent 81 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Sciences en_US
dc.title Increasing ligand denticity as a strategy for a better water oxidation catalyst en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US 2016-09-21T10:04:42Z en
dc.language.rfc3066 en en
dc.description.embargoterms forever en_US 10000-01-01
dc.contributor.department Chemistry en_US Master of Science (M.S.) San Diego State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Purse, Bryon W.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Segall, Anca M.

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