- Chemical Society Seminar
- Dept. of Chemistry
Chemical Society Seminar: Dr. Tim Storr - Electronic Structure and Reactivity of Oxidized Metal Phenoxides
The interplay of redox-active transition metal ions and pro-radical ligands in metalloenzyme sites has generated considerable interest. The Cu(II)-phenoxyl radical form of galactose oxidase, as well as the Fe(IV)=O porphyrin radical intermediate of P450 enzymes are principal examples. Both of these enzymatic systems have inspired efforts to develop small molecule mimics capable of mild and selective oxidation chemistry....
Despite decades of research, the utilization of CO2 for commodity chemical and fuel synthesis still faces substantial technological and economic hurdles. To change this paradigm, it is imperative to develop scalable processes to high-volume targets in which the use of CO2 affords a clear chemical advantage over conventional routes starting from fossil fuels. This talk will describe our recent fundamental and applied research toward converting CO2 into oxygenated organic commodities....