Viologen is inspired by recent discoveries made in the field of fuel cell technology. Viologens are a class of organic electrochromics which owe their name to a color change from colorless to violet. Viologen have the potential to catalytically oxidize glucose and other carbohydrates in a mildly alkaline solution, which makes a carbohydrate fuel cell possible. Viologens are also investigated for use in electrochromic systems because of their ability to change color reversibly many times upon reduction and oxidation.
Music: Dr. Matthew Dotson
2011 5th Annual Kentucky New Music Festival, Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington, KY
2011 UCM New Music Festival, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO