Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Electrochemical Studies Involving CO2 Reduction with Rhenium-based Catalysts and for Guanosine Monophosphate Oxidation
by Milano, Kayla Anne, M.S., The University of Mississippi, 2018, 54; 10844877
Abstract (Summary)

The first chapter will cover the reduction of CO2 with rhenium catalysts. Due to the increasing levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases produced from fossil fuel combustion, alternative energy sources that are both clean and renewable remain an important research objective. One option being explored is the ability to convert carbon dioxide for solar fuels. The main problem faced with the reduction of this greenhouse gas is the negative voltages but must be met for the conversion to occur. The hypothesis was that by studying known rhenium complexes we would be able to begin building a better fundamental knowledge on benefits on additional electrons in the system and its location in the catalyst environment.

The following chapter of this thesis will cover the oxidation of guanine monophosphate (GMP). GMP has been linked to numerous conditions when it is oxidized or damaged. There have been two oxidation pathways suggested in association to the oxidation of GMP: EPT and MS-EPT. The ideal conditions for GMP’s oxidation is still be studied and collected. The study focuses on the acetate versus phosphate buffer, varying base concentration in phosphate buffer, and the varying concentration of ruthenium complex, a redox mediator.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jurss, Jonah
Commitee: Cleland, Walter, Watkins, Davita
School: The University of Mississippi
Department: Chemistry
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Chemistry, Energy
Keywords: Greenhouse gases, Rhenium catalysts, Guanine monophosphate
Publication Number: 10844877
ISBN: 9781085560993
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