The Synthesis and Investigation of Powerful Reducing Agents: Exploring New Paddlewheel Complexes for Dechlo-Rination Reactions and Hydrogen Production

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Dennis Lichtenberger
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Jon Njardarson
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Title: The Synthesis and Investigation of Powerful Reducing Agents: Exploring New Paddlewheel Complexes for Dechlo-rination Reactions and Hydrogen Production

 

Invention: The invention describes a novel reducing agent for use in creating elemental hydrogen for power generation purposes. The core of this compound is a dimetal complex that is produced in a novel way.

 

Background: In the fuel cell industry, existing compounds focus on generating hydrogen from noxious compounds or, more recently, water. The invention presented here produces a strong reducing agent that is capable of reducing a wider variety of compounds and can therefore intake many more types of inputs than the standard variety.

 

Applications:

  • Hydrogen generation
  • Fuel cell production

 

Advantages:

  • High yield synthesis
  • Produces a strong reducing agent

 

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