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dc.contributor.advisorBellert, Darrin
dc.contributor.authorBenjamin, Katie
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-23T23:40:20Z
dc.date.available2013-05-23T23:40:20Z
dc.date.copyright2013
dc.date.issued2013-05-23
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8615
dc.description.abstractAs the world’s reserve of fossil fuels continues to deplete, the need to investigate alternative means of fuel production continues to rise in global relevance. Whether alternative fuel production arises from an established means or from a new technology, it is necessary to explore all plausible options. Ideally, one would take an industrial waste product or environmental contaminant and convert it into a green fuel source. Doing so generates a usable fuel source while minimizing waste and contamination. One potential means of such fuel production is through the transition metal assisted decay of an organic molecule. Although numerous organic compounds produce gaseous fuels after decomposition, acetic acid has been identified as a prominent byproduct of industrial processes with the potential to yield a green fuel source. This thesis examines the Ni+ cation assisted decomposition of acetic acid into methanol and carbon monoxide.en_US
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dc.subjectCatalysis.en_US
dc.subjectDecomposition.en_US
dc.subjectGreen fuel source.en_US
dc.subjectAcetic acid.en_US
dc.subjectNickel cation.en_US
dc.subjectMethanol.en_US
dc.subjectTransition metal.en_US
dc.titleA Computational Examination of the Transition Metal Cation Assisted Decomposition of Acetic Aciden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNeuroscience.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolshonors collegeen_US


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