User Contributed Data Highlight: Alkane Activation

Many thanks to Tolutola Oyetunde for contributing his Alkane Activation Database. Tolutola Oyetunde is a doctoral student in the Computational Activated Materials Laboratory in the department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Washington University in San Louis. His research group, led by Professor Cynthia Lo, are focusing on developing catalysts for C1 chemistry. 

This Alkane Activation Database contains valuable information relating to alkane activation reactions. Alkane activation refers to the cleavage of a single C-H bond and the formation of a C-X bond. C-H bonds are traditionally considered unreactive, therefore, catalysts play an important role in these activation reactions. The production of transportation fuel and the chemical industry are examples of areas in which these reactions are used.