Ambra Dreos

Visiting Researcher at Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Kasper Moth-Poulsen Group

I attended the Organic Chemistry and Biomolecular Chemistry Master program at the University of Trieste (IT), obtaining the MSc summa cum laude in December 2014.During the Master program I could attend the spring semester courses in 2013 at the University of Southern Denmark (DK) thanks to an Erasmus scholarship.I have been a recipient of an Erasmus Placement scholarship that allowed me to conduct the Master thesis research project at the University of Southern Denmark (DK) . The final project was entitled ”Unraveling the thermodynamics and kinetics of [2]pseudorotaxanes”, and it was performed under the supervision of Prof. J. O. Jeppesen (USD) and Prof E. Iengo (UNITS), at the University of Southern Denmark (DK) between March and September 2014. The Master thesis final project involved multi-step organic synthesis of tetrathiafulvalene derivatives and preparation of tetrathiafulvalene and cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) based [2]pseudorotaxanes, characterized using NMR spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry. Characterization of the thermodynamic properties of the [2]pseudorotaxanes using UV-Vis adsorption spectroscopy was performed. Moreover kinetic studies upon oxidation using NMR spectroscopy at different temperatures were carried out on the [2]pseudorotaxanes.My current project involves the design and synthesis of norbornadiene-quadricyclane molecular switches for solar energy storage.


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Macroscopic heat release in a molecular solar thermal energy storage system

Zhihang Wang, Anna Roffey, Raul Losantos et al
Energy and Environmental Sciences. Vol. 12 (1), p. 187-193
Journal article

Intermolecular London Dispersion Interactions of Azobenzene Switches for Tuning Molecular Solar Thermal Energy Storage Systems

Anne Kunz, Andreas H. Heindl, Ambra Dreos et al
ChemPlusChem. Vol. 84 (8), p. 1145-1148
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Norbornadiene-Based Photoswitches with Exceptional Combination of Solar Spectrum Match and Long-Term Energy Storage

Martyn Jevric, Anne Petersen, Mads Manso et al
Chemistry - A European Journal. Vol. 24 (49), p. 12767-12772
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Three-Input Molecular Keypad Lock Based on a Norbornadiene-Quadricyclane Photoswitch

Ambra Dreos, Zhihang Wang, Behabitu Ergette Tebikachew et al
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Vol. 9 (21), p. 6174-6178
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Liquid Norbornadiene Photoswitches for Solar Energy Storage

Ambra Dreos, Zhihang Wang, Jonas Udmark et al
Advanced Energy Materials. Vol. 8 (18)
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Norbornadiene-quadricyclane photochromic systems for solar energy storage applications and testing in devices

Ambra Dreos, Kjell Jorner, Karl Borjesson et al
Conference contribution

Unraveling factors leading to efficient norbornadiene-quadricyclane molecular solar-thermal energy storage systems

K. Jorner, Ambra Dreos, R. Emanuelsson et al
Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Vol. 5 (24), p. 12369-12378
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Loss channels in triplet-triplet annihilation photon upconversion: importance of annihilator singlet and triplet surface shapes

Victor Gray, Ambra Dreos, Paul Erhart et al
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. Vol. 19 (17), p. 10931-10939
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Exploring the potential of a hybrid device combining solar water heating and molecular solar thermal energy storage

Ambra Dreos, Karl Börjesson, Zhihang Wang et al
Energy and Environmental Sciences. Vol. 10 (3), p. 728-734
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Low Molecular Weight Norbornadiene Derivatives for Molecular Solar-Thermal Energy Storage

Maria Quant, Anders Lennartsson, Ambra Dreos et al
Chemistry - A European Journal. Vol. 22 (37), p. 13265-13274
Journal article

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