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Exploring the Use of Silver Cathodes which Possess Exceptional Catalytic Activity


As part of our research in electrochemistry, we are exploring the use of silver cathodes which possess exceptional catalytic activity toward the reduction of halogenated organic compounds. Direct reduction of 6-iodo-1-phenyl-1-hexyne at a silver cathode in dimethylformamide affords benzylidenecyclopentane in nearly quantitative yield (an impossibility if a carbon or mercury electrode is employed).

In other work, a protocol based on stripping analysis has been devised to determine trihalomethanes (THMs) at concentrations of 10–100 nM in drinking water. This range brackets the limits of THM contamination mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Veronica Siedle Associate Professor

Inorganic

Energy, Synthesis, Catalysis

James F. Jackson Professor of Chemistry

Organic

Life, Synthesis, Catalysis

Distinguished Professor
Professor and Robert & Marjorie Mann Chair

Analytical, Physical

Life, Analysis

Distinguished Professor
Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Science

Chemical Biology

Life, Synthesis

Provost Professor of Chemistry

Physical

Life, Analysis, Origins

Distinguished Professor and Lilly Chemistry Alumni Professor

Chemical Biology

Life

Veronica Siedle Professor of Chemistry

Inorganic

Energy, Synthesis, Catalysis

Professor
Adjunct Professor, Physics

Materials, Physical

Energy, Life

Professor
Dorothy & Edward Bair Chair

Analytical

Life, Analysis, Origins

Class of 1948 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor
Adjunct Professor, Physics

Inorganic, Materials, Physical

Energy, Catalysis

Distinguished Professor and Robert & Marjorie Mann Chair

Analytical, Materials, Physical

Analysis, Origins

Professor and Joan & Marvin Carmack Chair, Associate Dean of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Analytical, Chemical Biology, Organic

Life, Synthesis

Associate Professor (SPEA),
Adjunct Professor (Chemistry)

Analytical, Physical

Analysis, Origins, Catalysis

James F. Jackson Associate Professor of Chemistry

Organic

Life, Synthesis, Catalysis

Adjunct Professor

Physical

Department Chair and Professor

Materials, Physical

Energy, Origins, Catalysis

Professor & Associate Vice President for Engagement

Chemical Biology, Organic

Life, Synthesis

Distinguished Professor and Harry G. Day Chair

Organic

Life, Synthesis