"Activating Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide with Organometallic Uranium Complexes- Closing the Carbon Cycle". Geoff Cloke. CPD Conference June 22 nd 2012. The Carbon Cycle. ~80 % of current global energy supply depends on fossil fuels End product of combustion is CO 2
CPD Conference June 22nd 2012
“Uncertainty in petroleum cost and supply demands that alternative sources of primary organic materials be developed. Carbon monoxide as a component of synthesis gas (H2 + CO) from coal and biomass will have a leading role in meeting these needs. ..........develop strategies that use CO as a two-carbon or larger building block to construct the organic materials needed for fuels and chemical manufacturing.”
Wayland, Science, 2006
Create C-C bonds and/or C-H bonds from CO or CO2
C≡O 1070 kJ/mol
O=C=O 800 kJ/mol
Uranium(III)- highly reducing
UIV/III: E½ = -2.18 V
E / volts
What to do with all the depleted uranium??!
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Carbon Dioxide Activation 2
Nikos Tsoureas, unpublished results 2012
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Electrochemically- controlled potential electrolysis?