Bioinspired catalysts

Spinel composite electrodes for water oxidation and CO 2 reduction

Graeme C. Gardner, David M. Robinson, Clyde C. Cady, Yong Bok C Go, Peter Lobaccaro, Zach C. Maron, Ankush V. Biradar, Martha C. Greenblatt, G Charles Dismukes, Teddy Asefa

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Abstract

Cheaper efficient catalysts made from earth abundant materials (not noble metals) are indispensible for extracting hydrogen from water, the essential precursor to all globally sustainable fuels. Attaining this goal and the reduction of CO 2 to liquid fuels are the enabling innovations needed to replace fossil fuels. We have synthesized different polymorphs of LiCoO 2 and compared their catalytic activity in water oxidation. Our results show that LiCoO 2 is active exclusively in the cubic "spinel-like" structure, while inactive as the layered phase, which is thermodynamically more stable. The related spinel LiMn 2O 4 is transformed from an inactive rock to a highly efficient water oxidation catalyst (λ-MnO 2) upon Li + removal. These materials contain cubical metal-oxo (M 4O 4) subunits (absent in the layered analog) that appear to be the key to catalytic activity. We shall describe the biological basis for the high activity of the M 4O 4-cubical topology and anode performance of various activated spinels in water oxidation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2011Sep 1 2011

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Other242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period8/28/119/1/11

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Carbon Monoxide
Oxidation
Electrodes
Catalysts
Water
Composite materials
Catalyst activity
Liquid fuels
Precious metals
Polymorphism
Fossil fuels
Hydrogen
Anodes
Innovation
Metals
Earth (planet)
Rocks
Topology
spinell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Gardner, G. C., Robinson, D. M., Cady, C. C., Go, Y. B. C., Lobaccaro, P., Maron, Z. C., ... Asefa, T. (2011). Bioinspired catalysts: Spinel composite electrodes for water oxidation and CO 2 reduction. In ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts

Bioinspired catalysts : Spinel composite electrodes for water oxidation and CO 2 reduction. / Gardner, Graeme C.; Robinson, David M.; Cady, Clyde C.; Go, Yong Bok C; Lobaccaro, Peter; Maron, Zach C.; Biradar, Ankush V.; Greenblatt, Martha C.; Dismukes, G Charles; Asefa, Teddy.

ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2011.

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Gardner, GC, Robinson, DM, Cady, CC, Go, YBC, Lobaccaro, P, Maron, ZC, Biradar, AV, Greenblatt, MC, Dismukes, GC & Asefa, T 2011, Bioinspired catalysts: Spinel composite electrodes for water oxidation and CO 2 reduction. in ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO, United States, 8/28/11.
Gardner GC, Robinson DM, Cady CC, Go YBC, Lobaccaro P, Maron ZC et al. Bioinspired catalysts: Spinel composite electrodes for water oxidation and CO 2 reduction. In ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2011
Gardner, Graeme C. ; Robinson, David M. ; Cady, Clyde C. ; Go, Yong Bok C ; Lobaccaro, Peter ; Maron, Zach C. ; Biradar, Ankush V. ; Greenblatt, Martha C. ; Dismukes, G Charles ; Asefa, Teddy. / Bioinspired catalysts : Spinel composite electrodes for water oxidation and CO 2 reduction. ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2011.
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