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.
|Commitee:||Cleland, Walter, Watkins, Davita|
|School:||The University of Mississippi|
|School Location:||United States -- Mississippi|
|Source:||MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Greenhouse gases, Rhenium catalysts, Guanine monophosphate|
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