Submitted by Rachel E. Siegel / University of California, Davis on Mon, 02/26/2024 - 13:40
My Notes

This literature Discussion LO was created for the 2024 ACS Inorganic Chemistry Award Winners Collection.  Professor Louise A. Berben was awarded the ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry.  This literature discussion covers the study of a pre-equilibrium mechanism which increases rates of hydride transfer catalysis by 6 orders of magnitude.  The study is focused on the metal carbonyl cluster, [Co11C2(CO)23]2 as an electrocatalyst.

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this literature discussion, a student should be able to:

  • Understand the basics of cyclic voltammetry
  • Introduction to C-H bond formation for CO2 reduction into formate
  • Understand pre-equilibria vs steady state mechanism
Implementation Notes

Most suited for upper division inorganic or physical chemistry courses.

Time Required
40-50 minutes
Evaluation Methods

This LO has not been implemented yet, but students could turn in their answers after the class discussion.

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