The electrochemical transformation of small molecules is at the core of energy and environmental chemistry. Dr. McCrory's general research approach is to develop enabling technologies that allow for the careful study and control of electrocatalytic processes with an emphasis on kinetic and mechanistic analysis, and to use these approaches to address fundamental challenges in the electrochemical conversion of small molecules by solid-state and molecular catalysts. He uses a combination of surface science and electrochemistry to directly observe reactive intermediates in the catalytic pathway in model systems and then use these mechanistic findings to develop new, efficient electrocatalytic materials.
Kramer, W. W.; McCrory, C. C. L. “Polymer Coordination Promotes Selective CO2 Reduction by Cobalt Phthalocyanine.” Chemical Science, 2016, 7, 2506-2515.
Jung, S.; McCrory, C. C. L., Ferrer, I. M.; Peters, J. C.; Jaramillo, T. F. “Benchmarking Nanoparticulate Metal Oxide Electrocatalysts for the Alkaline Water Oxidation Reaction.” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2016, 4, 3068-3076.
McCrory, C. C. L.; Szymczak, N. K.; Peters, J. C. “Evaluating Activity for Hydrogen-Evolving Cobalt and Nickel Complexes at Elevated Pressures of Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide.” Electrocatalysis, 2016, 7, 87-96.
McCrory, C. C. L.; Jung, S.; Ferrer, I. M.; Chatman, S. M.; Peters, J. C.; Jaramillo, T. F. “Benchmarking HER and OER Electrocatalysts for Solar Water Splitting Devices.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 4347-4357.
Luca, O. R.; McCrory, C. C. L.; Dalleska, N. F.; Koval, C. A. “The Selective Electrochemical Conversion of Preactivated CO2 to Methane.” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2015, 162, H473-H476.
Lacy, D. C.; McCrory, C. L.; Peters, J. C. “Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction by a Cobalt Complex with a Redox-Active Tetraazamacrocylic Ligand: Molecular and Electronic Structure Studies of Reduced Species.” Inorganic Chemistry, 2014, 53, 4980-4988.
McCrory, C. C. L; Jung, S.; Peters, J. C.; Jaramillo T. F. “Benchmarking Heterogeneous Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2013, 135, 16977-16987.
McCrory, C. C. L.; Uyeda, C.; Peters, J. C. “Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution in Acidic Water with Molecular Cobalt Tetraazamacrocycles.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2012, 134, 3164-3170.
McCrory, C. C. L; Devadoss, A; Ottenwaelder, X; Lowe, R. D.; Stack, T. D. P; Chidsey, C. E. D. “Electrocatalytic O2 Reduction by Covalently Immobilized Copper(I) Complexes: Evidence for a Binuclear Cu2O2 Intermediate.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011, 133, 3696-3699.