The Hayton group is exploring the synthesis and characterization of new catalysts with the primary target being the reduction of carbon dioxide to useful organic feedstocks. These studies are complementary to others within CenSURF focused on the electrocataytic conversion of carbon dioxide to ethylene, a potential route to sustainable polyethylene production.
Nguyen, T. D.; Goldsmith, B. R.; Zaman, H. T.; Wu, G.; Peters, B.; Hayton, T. W. "Synthesis and Characterization of a Cu14 Hydride Cluster Supported by Neutral Donor Ligands" Chem. Eur. J. 2015, early online access.
Nguyen, T. D.; Wright, A. M.; Page J. S.; Wu, G. ; Hayton, T. W. "Oxidation of Alcohols and Activated Alkanes with Lewis Acid-Activated TEMPO" Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 11377-11387.