Synthesis and Catalysis of Transition-Metal-Doped Porous Manganese Oxide Hollow Nanospheres

By: Jeff Carmichael '14

Advising Faculty: Stanton Ching

Porous manganese oxides have been prepared by a facile self-assembly method. Butyric acid to is used generate a morphology that has nanoplatelets of the material aggregating into hollow spheres. Such materials are of interest for applications in catalysis, toxic waste remediation, and rechargeable battery technology. In this research, catalytic activity of the hollow spheres is being studied, including the influence of adding transition-metal dopants such as copper, iron and vanadium.

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Related Fields: Chemistry, Chemistry/ Biochemistry, Environmental Chemistry