Presentation Title

Cobalt Complexes for Reduction of Nitrogen Oxides

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Location

HUB 302-138

Type of Presentation

Poster

Abstract

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is oftentimes a focus for pollution remediation, however lesser known pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx), containing a nitrogen atom and any number of oxygen atoms, are also of concern. NOx species are formed through combustion reactions and can react with organic compounds to form ozone. Conversion of NOx species to less harmful inert gases occurs in nature, but at an unfavorable rate that does not diminish atmospheric levels to a safe minimum. This work aims to synthesize new cobalt complexes with the capability to react with NOx species. These transition metal complexes may offer insights towards the biological cycle through characterization of potential intermediates. Long term goals include utilizing the metal complexes to transform NOx species in chemical conversions.

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Cobalt Complexes for Reduction of Nitrogen Oxides

HUB 302-138

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is oftentimes a focus for pollution remediation, however lesser known pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx), containing a nitrogen atom and any number of oxygen atoms, are also of concern. NOx species are formed through combustion reactions and can react with organic compounds to form ozone. Conversion of NOx species to less harmful inert gases occurs in nature, but at an unfavorable rate that does not diminish atmospheric levels to a safe minimum. This work aims to synthesize new cobalt complexes with the capability to react with NOx species. These transition metal complexes may offer insights towards the biological cycle through characterization of potential intermediates. Long term goals include utilizing the metal complexes to transform NOx species in chemical conversions.