The History of Chemistry

108: Fuel Transformation

February 18, 2024 Steve Cohen Episode 108
The History of Chemistry
108: Fuel Transformation
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Show Notes

In which I discuss my Dear Wife's doctoral dissertation, which deals with converting hydrocarbon fuel (say, methane) into a liquid (say, methanol) for much easier transportation from source to need. We dig into many details of experimentation, laboratory equipment, and even an unexpected side reaction. This was and is a popular topic among organometallic chemists since the 1980s.

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