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Wednesday, April 22 • 1:20pm - 1:40pm
Synthesis of Polythiometalates for Possible use as Catalysts for Water Reduction

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Polythiometalates are cluster compounds involving metals bound to each other with sulfur ligands. These compounds have been shown to catalyze certain reductive reactions. This presentation will focus on the attempted synthesis and characterization of chromium based polythiometalates. Syntheses attempted thus far involve elemental chromium, chromium (II), and chromium (III) based starting materials that have been combined with a sulfur source such as sodium sulfide. Syntheses involving chromium (III) appear to have been unsuccessful, however chromium (II) and elemental chromium may have yielded better results. Characterization of the products has been performed in a scanning electron microscope via EDX spectroscopy.


Wednesday April 22, 2015 1:20pm - 1:40pm PDT
123 Zeis Hall

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