In this course, students will learn basic principles of electrochemistry with a particular focus on redox behavior of transition metals including metalloproteins. Modern research in application of transition metal complexes for renewable energy storage and production will be highlighted and discussed in detail, including metal-catalyzed water oxidation, proton reduction and CO2 reduction processes. The course will provide practical training in voltammetric techniques and spectroelectrochemistry, and analysis and simulation of cyclic voltammetry data.
See course highlights at: https://groups.oist.jp/cccu/post/2016/12/16/course-highlights-inorganic-electrochemistry.
- Basic aspects of electrochemistry
- Electrochemical instrumentation
- Cyclic voltammetry: Reversible, irreversible and quasireversible processes
- Cyclic voltammetry: Effect of coupled chemical reactions; Digital simulation of cyclic voltammograms
- Bulk electrolysis and pulsed voltammetric techniques
- Hydrodynamic techniques: application for studying reaction intermediates and mechanisms.
- Electrochemical behavior of transition metal complexes.
- Redox-active metalloproteins
- Redox-induced structural reorganization of metal complexes
- Electrocatalysis by transition metals for renewable energy production and storage: water splitting to O2 and H2
- Transition metal-catalyzed electroreduction of CO2 and dehydrogenation of formic acid and alcohols: application for hydrogen storage
- Immobilization of metal catalysts on electrode surface
- Application of electrochemical processes in chemical industry