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Fuel recycling at copper catalysts

Hernández Sánchez, Raúl (2020) Fuel recycling at copper catalysts. In: Pitt Momentum Fund 2020, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Unpublished)

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With the ever-increasing energy needs of our society, it is critical to recycle fuels back into their original state. Reforming used hydrocarbons by closing the carbon cycle holds promise to achieve sustainability. The research plan described herein tackles this challenge by investigating the fundamental steps in growing carbon chains, to produce hydrocarbons, starting from carbon monoxide. The construction of the carbon-carbon bond is the most difficult step in this transformation. Here, inspired by work on copper surfaces, we develop homogeneous catalysts that mimic the surface active site, where we can investigate the overall transformation step-by-step. Success of this research plan will provide the guidelines to design more efficient catalysts and therefore, guide society towards sustainable fuel use.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Hernández Sánchez, Raúlraulhs@pitt.eduraulhs0000-0001-6013-2708
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of Sponsored Research > Pitt Momentum Fund
Date: 2020
Event Title: Pitt Momentum Fund 2020
Event Type: Other
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.18117/0cxz-ba93
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Chemistry
Refereed: No
Other ID: 3392
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2020 16:09
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2023 15:19


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