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Hydrothermal Organic Reduction and Deoxygenation

Abstract Organic reactions in natural hydrothermal settings have relevance toward the deep carbon cycle, petroleum formation, the ecology of deep microbial communities, and potentially the origin of life. Many reaction pathways involving organic compounds under geochemically relevant hydrothermal conditions have now been characterized, but their mechanisms, in particular those involving mineral surface catalysis, are largely unknown. The overall goal of this work is to describe these mechanisms so that predictive models of reactivity can be developed and so that applications of these reactions beyond geochemistry can be explored. The focus of this dissertation is the mechanisms of hydrothermal dehydration and catalytic hydrogenation reactions. Kine... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Bockisch, Christiana (Author) / Gould, Ian R (Advisor) / Hartnett, Hilairy E (Committee member) / Shock, Everett L (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Organic chemistry / Environmental science / Alternative energy / Biofuels / Catalysis / Geochemistry / Hydrothermal
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 220 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemistry 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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