Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy at the University of Liverpool

Key Publications

F. Blanc, L. Sperrin, D. A. Jefferson, S. Pawsey, M. Rosay, C. P. Grey (2013) Dynamic nuclear polarization enhanced natural abundance 17O spectroscopy. J. Am. Chem. Soc.  vol 135  pp 2975-2978. DOI: 10.1021/ja4004377

W. Tang, S. Johnston, J. A. Iggo, N. G. Berry, M. Phelan, L. Lian, J. Bacsa and J. Xiao (2013) Cooperative Catalysis through Noncovalent Interactions. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition  vol 52 issue 6 pp 1668. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201208774

Craven M, Yahya R, Kozhevnikova E, Boomishankar R, Robertson CM, Steiner A and Kozhevnikov IV (2013) Novel polyoxometalate-phosphazene aggregates and their use as catalysts for biphasic oxidations with hydrogen peroxide. Chemical Communications vol 49 issue 4 pp 349-351. DOI: 10.1039/c2cc36793a

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Barroso M, Cowan AJ, Pendlebury SR, Graetzel M, Klug DR and Durrant JR (2011) The Role of Cobalt Phosphate in Enhancing the Photocatalytic Activity of alpha-Fe2O3 toward Water Oxidation. Journal of the American Chemical Society vol 133 issue 38 pp 14868-14871. DOI: 10.1021/ja205325v

Cowan AJ, Barnett CJ, Pendlebury SR, Barroso M, Sivula K, Graetzel M, Durrant JR and Klug DR (2011) Activation Energies for the Rate-Limiting Step in Water Photooxidation by Nanostructured alpha-Fe2O3 and TiO2. Journal of the American Chemical Society vol 133 issue 26 pp 10134-10140. DOI: 10.1021/ja200800t

Freunberger, Y. Chen, Z. Peng, J. Griffin, L.J. Hardwick, F. Bardé, P. Novák, P.G. Bruce (2011) Reactions in the Rechargeable Lithium-O2 Battery with Alkyl Carbonate Electrolytes. Journal of the American Chemical Society vol 133 issue 20 pp 8040-8047. DOI: 10.1021/ja2021747

Haq S, Hanke F, Dyer MS, Persson M, Iavicoli P, Amabilino DB and Raval R (2011) Clean coupling of unfunctionalized porphyrins at surfaces to give highly oriented organometallic oligomers. Journal of the American Chemical Society vol 133 issue 31 pp 12031-12039. DOI: 10.1021/ja201389u

J. Wu, J. Xiao (2011) From alpha-Arylation of Olefins to Acylation with Aldehydes: A Journey in Regiocontrol of the Heck Reaction. Acc. Chem. Res. vol 44 pp 614-626

J. A. Lopez-Sanchez, N. Dimitratos, S. White, G. Brett, L. Kesavan, H. P.Miedziak, R. Tiruvalam, R. L. Jenkins, A. F. Carley, C. J. Kiely and G. J. Hutchings (2011) Facile removal of stabiliser-ligands from supported gold nanoparticles to enhance catalytic properties. Nature Chemistry vol 3 pp 551-556

Kesavan L, Tiruvalam R, Rahim M H A, Saiman M I B, Enache D I, Jenkins R L, Dimitratos N, Lopez-Sanchez J A, Taylor S H, Knight D W, Kiely C J and Hutchings G J (2011) Solvent-free oxidation of primary carbon-hydrogen bonds in toluene using Au-Pd alloy nanoparticles. Science vol 331 issue 6014 pp 195-199. DOI: 10.1126/science.1198458

Sedghi G, Garcia-Suarez VM, Esdaile LJ, Anderson HL, Lambert CJ, Martin S, Bethell D, Higgins SJ, Elliott M, Bennett N, Macdonald JE and Nichols RJ (2011) Long-range electron tunnelling in oligo-porphyrin molecular wires. Nature Nanotechnology vol 6 issue 8 pp 517-523. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2011.111

A. G. Sergeev, J. F. Hartwig (2011) Selective, Nickel-Catalyzed Hydrogenolysis of Aryl Ethers. Science vol 332  pp 439-443. DOI: 10.1126/science.1200437

Borisova D, Mohwald H and Shchukin D G (2011) Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Active Corrosion Protection. ACS Nano vol 5 issue 3 pp 1939-1946. DOI: 10.1021/nn102871v

Teobaldi G, Lammle K, Trevethan T, Watkins M, Schwarz A, Wiesendanger RW and  Shluger AL (2011) Chemical Resolution at Ionic Crystal Surfaces Using Dynamic Atomic Force Microscopy with Metallic Tips. Phys. Rev. Lett. vol 106  pp 216102. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.216102

Y. Ren, L.J. Hardwick, P.G. Bruce (2010) Lithium Intercalation into Mesoporous Anatase with an Ordered 3D Pore Structure. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Vol 122Issue 14, pages 2624–2628. DOI: 10.1002/ange.200907099

J. Ruan, J.A. Iggo, N. G. Berry, and J. Xiao (2010) ‘Hydrogen-Bonding-Promoted Oxidative Addition and Regioselective Arylation of Olefins with Aryl Chlorides’. Journal of the American Chemical Society vol 132 issue 46 pp 6689-16699

Alhanash A, Kozhevnikova EF, Kozhevnikov IV (2010) Gas-phase dehydration of glycerol to acrolein catalysed by caesium heteropoly salt. Applied Catalysis A vol 378  pp 11-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2010.01.043

Han Y S, Shchukin D, Yang J, Simon C R, Fuchs H and Mohwald H (2010) Biocompatible Protein Nanocontainers for Controlled Drugs Release. Acs Nano vol 4 issue 5 pp 2838-2844. DOI: 10.1021/nn100307j

Wang, Y, Kroeger, J, Berndt, R, Hofer, WA (2009) Structural and Electronic Properties of Ultrathin Tin-Phthalocyanine Films on Ag(111) at the Single-Molecule Level. Angewandte Chemie International Edition vol 48  pp 1261. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200803305

Haq. S, Liu N, Humblot V, Jansen A.P.J, Raval. R (2009) Drastic symmetry breaking in supramolecular organisation of enantiomerically unbalanced monolayers at surfaces.. Nature chemistry vol 1  pp 409-414. DOI: 10.1038/nchem.295

Li, CQ; Villa-Marcos, B; Xiao, JL (2009) Metal−brønsted acid cooperative catalysis for asymmetric reductive amination. Journal of the American Chemical Society  vol 131  pp 6967-6969. DOI: 10.1021/ja9021683

F. Blanc, R. Berthoud, C. Copéret, A. Lesage, L. Emsley, R. Singh, T. Kreickmann, S. Arndt, R. R. Schrock (2008) Direct observation of reaction intermediates for a well defined heterogeneous alkene metathesis catalyst. . Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA  vol 105 issue 34 pp 12123-12127. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0802147105

Harikumar, KR, Lim, TB, McNab, IR, Polanyi, JC, Zotti, L, Ayissi, S, Hofer, WA (2008) Dipole-directed assembly of lines of 1,5-dichloropentane on silicon substrates by displacement of surface charge. Nature Nanotechnology vol 3  pp 222-228. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2008.65

Ruan J W, Saidi O, Iggo J A and Xiao J L (2008) Direct acylation of aryl bromides with aldehydes by palladium catalysis. Journal of the American Chemical Society vol 130 issue 32 pp 10510–10511. DOI: 10.1021/ja804351z

Sedghi G, Sawada K, Esdaile LJ, Hoffmann M, Anderson, HL, Bethell, D, Haiss, W, Higgins,SJ and Nichols RJ (2008) Single molecule conductance of porphyrin wires with ultralow attenuation. Journal of the American Chemical Society vol 130 issue 27 pp 8582-8583. DOI: 10.1021/ja802281c

A. G. Sergeev, A. Spannenberg, M. Beller (2008) Palladium-Catalyzed Formylation of Aryl Bromides: Elucidation of the Catalytic Cycle of an Industrially Applied Coupling Reaction. J. Am. Chem. Soc. vol 130  pp 15549-15563. DOI: 10.1021/ja804997z

Torrelles X, Cabailh G, Lindsay R, Bikondoa O, Roy J, Zegenhagen J, Teobaldi G, Hofer WA, Thornton G (2008) Geometric structure of TiO2(011)(2x1). Phys. Rev. Lett. vol 101  pp 185501. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.185501

Li, CQ; Wang, C; Villa-Marcos, B; Xiao, JL  (2008) Chiral counteranion-aided asymmetric hydrogenation of acyclic imines. Journal of the American Chemical Society  vol 130  pp 14450-14451. DOI: 10.1021/ja807188s