Coordination complex design for applications in thin films and electrochemical energy storage
Several applications of d-block organometallic chemistry will be presented, spanning chemical vapor deposition precursors, lithium ion battery electrode materials, and redox flow battery electrolytes. In the first chapter, the coordination chemistry of phosphine (PH3) with Ruthenium will be explored in the context of attempts to design a carbon-free Ru(P) thin film chemical vapor deposition precursor. In the second chapter, a novel application of organometallic proton exchange to the synthesis of amorphous Li-ion battery electrodes with the goal of increased capacity retention will be demonstrated. In the third chapter, the identity and electrochemistry of the redox active species in a novel redox flow battery system will be elucidated.