Sustainable Chemistry and Quantum Technologies
This project is performed in collaboration with Dr. Grégory Danoun. The objective is to use the specific design of new dual catalysts to produce hydrogen from molecules contained in food wastes. Alcohols, long-chain carbon carboxylic acids, and urea are prime targets.
We aim at reacting our novel complexes with small molecules, such as nitrogen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen protoxide, white phosphorus, and carbon monoxide, to lean toward their transformation into more valuable products.
This is an ERC-granted project that aims at developing a new type of organometallics containing lanthanides, redox non-innocent ligands, and transitions metals herein proposed: the first providing reversible electron(s) source(s) (remote control), the second acting as electron(s) reservoir and controlling the electron correlation strength (“dimmer switch”), and the last being the si e of the selective catalytic reaction. The principal goal is to synthesize active compounds concerning C-H bond activation and methane activation is regarded as an ultimate achievement.
C-H activation and methane homologation
Small Molecule Activation
Photo-reforming of wastes