Activation of small molecules

Electrochemical activation of small molecules

One of the model systems related to Me-N-C catalysts is given by the utilization of different MeN4 macrocycles. Depending on the kind of metal species these molecules were found to be of great interest for different electrochemical activation reactions of environmental relevant molecules as H2O, CO2, O2, NOx and so on.

Based on the structural similarity of the active sites it is of interest to study the catalytic properties of the Me-N-C catalysts as the heat-treated analogs to the macrocycles.

The aim of this study is to gain of a fundamental understanding of the effect of the pyrolysis temperature for different activation reactions.