(Invited) Molecular Design for Reactive Redox Separations Journal Article uri icon



  • This talk presents the rational molecular design of next-generation redox-active sorbents for the capture of carbon dioxide from dilute sources such as air. We discuss the electrochemical generation of organic nucleophiles (C and O-nucleophiles), with a focus on chemical species known to rapidly capture CO2 under cathodic conditions, and that release the bound CO2 under anodic conditions. We first introduce the thermodynamics of redox-reactive CO2-binder chemical space for electrochemical reactive capture and release of CO2 by electrochemically-generated nucleophiles. We then use this thermodynamic understanding to guide the synthetic development of new robust redox-reactive media for the capture of CO2 from dilute sources that take advantage of the beneficial bulk properties of ionic liquids and the well-established redox chemistries of reduced quinones.

publication date

  • October 9, 2022

has restriction

  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • December 6, 2022 7:35 AM

Full Author List

  • Luca O; Petersen H

author count

  • 2

Other Profiles

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2151-2043

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1032

end page

  • 1032


  • MA2022-02


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