THE NICHOLS LAB
Electrocatalysis • Bio-inspired Design • Mechanisms • Spectroscopy
Our interests lie in preparing and interrogating molecular and interfacial electrocatalysts for sustainable energy applications. We draw conceptual inspiration from enzyme active sites to target design of efficient, selective, and tunable 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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PUBLISHED IN JACS!
June 24, 2022
We report that bicarbonate acts as a proton donor in non-aqueous CO2 reduction and that it can be templated by installing a urea in the second coordination sphere.
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We are located in the Chemistry Department at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.