INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Updated 12 Feb 2014

Energy Catalysis and Solar Fuels
New catalysts for carbon-neutral energy conversion processes are essential to addressing climate change and rising global energy demands. We are taking a unified approach to this problem by developing molecular inorganic, biological, and materials catalysts for carbon dioxide reduction and water splitting that can be used in parallel under environmentally green, aqueous conditions. Biology and materials science provide concepts as well as components to develop new solar fuel chemistry.

Reviews
  • Thoi, V. S.; Sun, Y.; Long, J. R.; Chang, C. J. "Complexes of earth-abundant metals for catalytic electrochemical hydrogen generation under aqueous conditions", Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42, 2388-2400. [pdf] [html]




CO2 Reduction Catalysis
  • Thoi, V. S.; Kornienko, N.; Margarit, C. G.; Yang, P.; Chang, C. J. "Visible-Light Photoredox Catalysis: Selective Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Carbon Monoxide by a Nickel N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Isoquinoline Complex", J. Am. Chem. Soc 2013, 135, 14413-14424. [html] [pdf]




  • Thoi, V. S. and Chang, C. J. "Nickel N-heterocyclic carbene-pyridine complexes that exhibit selectivity for electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide over water", Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 6578-6580. [pdf] [html]




Molecular Catalysts for Hydrogen Production
  • King, A. E.; Surendranath, Y.; Piro, N. A.; Bigi, J. P.; Long, J. R.; Chang, C. J. "A Mechanistic Study of Proton Reduction Catalyzed by a Pentapyridine Cobalt Complex: Evidence for Involvement of an Anation-Based Pathway", Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 1578-1587. [pdf] [html]




  • Karunadasa, H. I.; Montalvo, E.; Sun, Y.; Majda, M.; Long, J. R.; Chang, C. J. "A Molecular MoS2 Edge Site Mimic for Catalytic Hydrogen Generation", Science 2012, 335, 698-702. [pdf] [html] [UC Berkeley press release] [LBNL press release] [Daily Cal article] [C&E News article]




  • Sun, Y.; Bigi, J. P.; Piro, N. A.; Tang, M. L.; Long, J. R.; Chang, C. J. "Molecular Cobalt Pentapyridine Catalysts for Generating Hydrogen from Water", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 9212-9215. [pdf] [html]




  • Karunadasa, H. I.; Chang, C. J.; Long, J. R. "A Molecular Molybdenum-Oxo Catalyst for Generating Hydrogen from Water", Nature 2010, 464, 1329-1333. [pdf]




Materials Catalysts for Hydrogen Production
  • Sun, Y.; Liu, C.; Grauer, D. C.; Yano, J.; Long, J. R.; Yang, P.; Chang, C. J.. "Electrodeposited Cobalt-Sulfide Catalyst for Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Generation from Water", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, in press. [html] [pdf]




  • Sun, Y.; Sun, J.; Long, J. R.; Yang, P.; Chang, C. J. "Photocatalytic generation of hydrogen from water using a cobalt pentapyridine complex in combination with molecular and semiconductor nanowire photosensitizers", Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 118-124. [pdf] [html]






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