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Abstract by Jacob Davis

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Presenter's Name

Jacob Davis

Degree Level

Undergraduate

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Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty Advisor

Matt Asplund

Title

FTIR Spectroscopy of Bimetallic Catalysts

Abstract

We have used time resolved FTIR spectroscopy to attempt to determine the catalytic mechanism of a copper iron bimetallic catalyst. We have measured the catalytic process on several time scales, including: seconds, milliseconds, and microseconds. We are now working on getting data on a timescale of hours. Our data so far has indicated that the previously proposed mechanism was likely incorrect and it supports our new proposed mechanism.