Dr. Kubiak’s research interests involve the electrochemical reduction of CO2, catalysis, mechanistic inorganic chemistry, and electron transfer chemistry.

Within JCAP, Dr. Kubiak’s research centers around the electrochemical reduction of CO2, including the discovery of new materials for the selective and efficient reduction of CO2 to more highly reduced species, especially methanol, as well as promoters and co-catalysts for the reduction of CO2.


Recent Publications

Lilio, A. M. et al. Incorporation of pendant bases into Rh(diphosphine)2 complexes: Synthesis, thermodynamic studies, and catalytic CO2 hydrogenation activity of [Rh(P2N2)2]+ complexes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b04291 (2015).

Sieh, D., Lacy, D. C., Peters, J. C. & Kubiak, C. P. Reduction of CO2 by Pyridine Monoimine Molybdenum Carbonyl Complexes: Cooperative Metal–Ligand Binding of CO2. Chemistry – A European Journal, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201500463 (2015).


Additional Information

Kubiak Group:  http://kubiak.ucsd.edu/