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Ruthenium or osmium complexes and their uses as catalysts for water oxidation

United States Patent

June 7, 2016
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The present invention provides ruthenium or osmium complexes and their uses as a catalyst for catalytic water oxidation. Another aspect of the invention provides an electrode and photo-electrochemical cells for electrolysis of water molecules.
Corbea; Javier Jesus Concepcion (Upton, NY), Chen; Zoufeng (Chapel Hill, NC), Jurss; Jonah Wesley (Berkeley, CA), Templeton; Joseph L. (Chapel Hill, NC), Hoertz; Paul (Morrisville, NC), Meyer; Thomas J. (Chapel Hill, NC)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
14/ 492,887
September 22, 2014
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made, in-part, with United States government support under grants numbered DE-FG02-06ER15788 and DE-SC0001011 from the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights to this invention.