Manoj's paper on carbonic acid decomposition is accepted by J. Phys. Chem. A

Friday, June 20, 2014

Manoj's paper, "Organic Acids Tunably Catalyze Carbonic Acid Decomposition," Manoj Kumar, Daryle H. Busch, Bala Subramaniam, and Ward H. Thompson, has been accepted for publication by The Journal of Physical Chemistry A. The paper describes how organic acids dramatically lower the barrier for the decomposition of carbonic acid to CO2 and H2O.  Moreover, it shows that the nature of the organic acid has an impact - the free energy barrier scales with the acid pKa.  

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