Analysis of the Interactions of Cu(111) and Ethylamine with a Focus on the Sustainable Production of Acetonitrile via Catalytic DehydrogenationIvimey, Christopher J.
This thesis explores the interactions of ethylamine and the Cu(111) surface. The main motivation behind this work is the production of acetonitrile, an incredibly useful solvent in the pharmaceutical industry which is currently produced mainly as a byproduct of the Sohio acrylonitrile production process. This dependency has led to shortages in the past and so there is a need for an alternative. A ... read more