Derrick Poe co-authors new paper from BEES effort

Working with the BEES team at Case Western, Derrick Poe co-authored a recent paper entitled “A Nitroxide Containing Organic Molecule in a Deep Eutectic Solvent for Flow Battery Applications” (Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2021, 168, 020527, In this work, experimental and computational studies were carried out to investigate the nitroxide radical redox organic molecule, 2-phenyl-4,4,5,5-tetrame-thylimidazoline-1-oxyl-3-oxide (PTIO) in a deep eutectic solvent consisting of 1 1:4 molar mixture of choline chloride and ethylene glycol. Molecular modeling was performed to investigate the relative stability of PTIO as compared to the previously studied 4-hydroxy-TEMPO (4HT). It was found that the oxoammonium cation 4HT+ exhibits a noticeably larger nucleophilic reactive cloud as compared to PTIO+, indicating a higher reactivity.