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THE NICHOLS LAB

Electrocatalysis  •  Inorganic Chemistry  •  Mechanisms  •  Spectroscopy

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RECENT NEWS

Published in ACS Central Science!

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June 3rd, 2024

Our paper titled “Porphyrin Aggregation under Homogeneous Conditions Inhibits Electrocatalysis: A Case Study on CO2 Reduction” appears in ACS Central Science! We discuss the role of porphyrin substitutions, axial ligands, and additives in dictating solution aggregation. 

Read more here.

RESEARCH AREAS

We are an inorganic research group with interests in the preparation and interrogation of molecular and interfacial electrocatalysts for sustainable energy applications. We draw conceptual inspiration from enzyme active sites to design efficient, selective, and tunable synthetic catalysts. We use cyclic voltammetry, spectroelectrochemistry, time-resolved FT-IR spectroscopy, and SEIRA spectroscopy to gain a deeper understanding of relevant governing parameters and mechanisms.

   

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We are located in the Chemistry Department at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. 

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