Freitag, 23. Juni 2017, 16:15 - 18:15 iCal

Prof. Dr. Richard Glass /

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA


"[2Fe2S] Electrocatalysts for H2 Production – a Renewable, Green Fuel”

Joseph Loschmidt Hörsaal der Fakultät für Chemie
Währinger Straße 42, 1090 Wien


[2Fe2S] Electrocatalysts for H2 Production – a Renewable, Green Fuel


Molecular hydrogen is a promising alternative fuel. This lecture will present the development of compounds featuring earth-abundant elements: iron and sulfur, as electrocatalysts for the conversion of transient electricity into storable chemical energy. These catalysts have unprecedentedly high turnover numbers for reducing weak acids into H2; as illustrated below bubbles of H2 are rapidly produced at the electrode surface. The novel chemistry engendered in these reactions featuring non-innocent ligands will be presented.


Fakultät für Chemie


Brigitte Schwarz
Fakultät für Chemie der Universität Wien