Center Publications


Wang, Zhongying, Lv, Xiaoshu, Chen, Yantao, Liu, Dan, Xu, Xinhua, Palmore, G. T. R., Hurt, R.H. "Crumpled Graphene Nanoreactors" Nanoscale, 2015,7, 10267-10278.

Ahn, S. T., Bielinski, E. A., Lane, E. M., Chen, Y., Bernskoetter, W. H., Hazari, N., & Palmore, G. T. R. "Enhanced CO2 Electroreduction Efficiency through Secondary Coordination Effects on a Pincer Iridium Catalyst", Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 5947-5950.

DeCiccio, D., Ahn, S. T., Sen, S., Schunk, F., Palmore, G. T. R., & Rose-Petruck, C. "Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 with Clathrate Hydrate Electrolytes and Copper Foam Electrodes", Electrochemistry Communications, 2015, 52, 13-16.

Peterson, A. A. "Optimizing Electrocatalyst Selectivity for CO2 Reduction Over H2 Evolution", ECS Transactions, 2015, In Press.


Jin, D., Williard, P. G., Hazari, N., & Bernskoetter, W. H. "Effect of Sodium Cation on Metallacycle β-Hydride Elimination in CO2–Ethylene Coupling to Acrylates", Chemistry A European Journal, 201420 (11), 3205-3211.

Qiu, Y., Guo, F., Hurt, R. H., & Kulaots, I. "Explosive Thermal Reduction of Graphene Oxide-Based Materials: Mechanism and Safety Implications", Carbon, 2014, 72, 215-223.

Koehne, I., Schmeier, T. J., Bielinski, E. A., Pan, C. J., Lagaditis, P. O., Bernskoetter, W. H., Takase, M. K., Würtele, C., Hazari, N., & Schneider, S. "Synthesis and Structure of Six Coordinate Iron Borohydride Complexes Supported by PNP Ligands"Inorganic Chemistry, 201453 (4), 2133-2143.

Fillman, K. L., Bielinski, E. A., Schmeier, T. J., Nesvet, J. C., Woodruff, T. M., Pan, C. J., Takase, M. K., Hazari, N., & Neidig, M. L. "Flexible Binding of PNP Pincer Ligands to Monomeric Iron Complexes"Inorganic Chemistry, 201453 (12), 6606-6072.

Hanna, B. S., MacIntosh, A. D., Ahn, S., Tyler, B. T., Palmore, G. T. R., Williard, P. G. & Bernskoetter, W. H. "Ancillary Ligand Effects on Carbon Dioxide-Ethylene Coupling at Zerovalent Molybdenum"Organometallics, 2014, 33 (14), 3425-3432.

Bielinski, E. A., Lagaditis, P. O., Zhang, Y., Mercado, B. Q., Würtele, C., Bernskoetter, W. H., Hazari, N., & Schneider, S. "Lewis Acid Assisted Formic Acid Dehydrogenation Using a Pincer Supported Iron Catalyst"Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014136 (29), 10234-10237.

Qiu, Y., Wang, Z., Owens, A. C. E., Kulaots, I., Chen, Y., Kane, A. B. & Hurt, R. H. "Antioxidant Chemistry of Graphene-Based Materials and its Role in Oxidation Protection Technology", Nanoscale, 2014, 6 (20), 11744-11755.

Sen, S., Liu, D., & Palmore, G. T. R. "Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 at Copper Nanofoams", ACS Catalysis, 2014, 4, 3091-3095.

Chakraborty, S., Lagaditis, P. O., Förster, M., Bielinski, E. A., Hazari, N., Holthausen, M. C., Jones, W. D., & Schneider, S. "Well-Defined Iron Catalysts for the Acceptorless Reversible Dehydrogenation-Hydrogenation of Alcohols and Ketones", ACS Catalysis, 2014, 4 (12), 4377-4388.

Zhu, W., Zhang, Y., Zhang, H., Lv, H., Li, Q., Michalsky, R., Peterson, A. A., &  Sun, S. "Active and Selective Conversion of CO2 to CO on Ultrathin Au Nanowires", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136 (46), 16132-16135.


Jin, D., Schmeier, T. J., Williard, P. G., Hazari, N., & Bernskoetter, W. H. "Lewis Acid Induced β‑Elimination from a Nickelalactone: Efforts toward Acrylate Production from CO2 and Ethylene", Organometallics, 2013, 32 (7), 2152-2159.

Chen, Y., Guo, F., Qui, Y. Hu, H., Kulaots, I., Walsh, E., & Hurt, R. H. "Encapsulation of Particle Ensembles in Graphene Nanosacks as a New Route to Multifunctional Materials"ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (5), 3744-3753.

Bernskoetter, W. H., & Hazari, N. "A Computational Investigation of the Insertion of Carbon Dioxide into Four- and Five-Coordinate Iridium Hydrides"European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 22-23, 4032-4041.

Zhu, W., Michalsky, R., Metin, O., Lv. H., Guo, S., Wright, C .J., Sun, X., Peterson, A. A., & Sun, S. "Monodisperse Au Nanoparticles for Selective Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2 to CO"Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2013, 135 (45), 16833-16836.

Sen, S., Saraidaridis, J., Kim, S.-Y., & Palmore, G. T. R. "Viologens as Charge Carriers in a Polymer-Based Battery Anode", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2013, 5 (16), 7825-7830.

Other Related Publications by C4 Faculty


Dobereiner, G. E., Wu, J., Manas, M. G., Schley, N. D., Takase, M. K., Crabtree, R. H., Hazari, N., Nova, A., Maseras, F. “Mild, Reversible Reaction of Iridium(III) Amido Complexes with Carbon Dioxide”, Inorganic Chemistry 2012, 51, 9683-9693.

Wolfe, J.M., & Bernskoetter, W.H. “Reductive Functionalization of Carbon Dioxide to Methyl Acrylate at Zerovalent Tungsten”, Dalton Transactions 2012, 41, (35), 10763-10768.   

Schmeier, T. J., Nova, A., Hazari, N., & Maseras, F. “Synthesis of PCP Supported Nickel Complexes and their Reactivity with Carbon Dioxide”, Chemistry of European Journal 201218, 6915-6927.

Guo, S., & Sun, S.  “FePt Nanoparticles Assembled on Graphene as Enhanced Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction”Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2012134, 2492-2495.

Mazumder, V., Chi, M., Mankin, M. N., Liu, Y., Metin, Ö., Sun, D., More, K. L., & Sun, S. “A Facile Synthesis of MPd (M = Co, Cu) Nanoparticles and Their Catalysis for Formic Acid Oxidation”Nano Letters201212, 1102-1106.

Peterson, A. A., & Nørskov, J. K. “Activity descriptors for CO2electroreduction to methane on transition-metal catalysts”, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters20123 (2), 251-258.


Hruszkewycz, D. P., Wu, J., Green, J. C., Hazari, N., & Schmeier, T. J. “Mechanistic Studies of the Insertion of CO2 into Palladium(I) Bridging Allyl Dimers”, Organometallics 201131, 470-485.

Tang, W., Peterson, A. A., Varela, A. S., Jovanov, Z. P., Bech, L., Durand, W. J., Dahl, S., Nørskov, J. K., & Chorkendorff, I. “The importance of surface morphology in controlling the selectivity of polycrystalline copper for CO2electroreduction”Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics201114, (1), 76-81.

Hazari, N., Hruszkewycz, D. P., & Wu, J. “Pd(I) Bridging Allyl Dimers: A New System for the Catalytic Functionalization of Carbon Dioxide”, Synlett, 2011, 13, 1793-1797. Invited SYNPACT review article.

Guo, F., Kim, F., Han, T. H., Shenoy, V. B., Huang, J., & Hurt, R. H. “Hydration-Responsive Folding and Unfolding in Graphene Oxide Liquid Crystal Phases”, ACS Nano, 2011, 5, (10), 8019-8025.    

Wu, J., Hazari, N., & Incarvito, C. D. “Synthesis, Properties and Reactivity with Carbon Dioxide of (allyl)2Ni(L) Complexes”, Organometallics, 201130, 3142-3150. 

Schmeier, T. J., Dobereiner, G. E., Crabtree, R. H., & Hazari, N. “Secondary Coordination Sphere Interactions Facilitate the Insertion Step in an Iridium(III) CO2 Reduction Catalyst”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011133, 9274-9277.

Hwang, R. Y., Kim, S. Y., Palmore, G. T. R., & Song, H. K. “Suppression of the loss of an electroactive dopant from polypyrrole by using a non-aqueous electrolyte of dopant­phobicity”, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2011657, 181-186.

Durand, W.J., Peterson, A. A., Studt, F., Abild-Pedersen, F., & Nørskov, J.K. “Structure effects on the energetics of the electrochemical reduction of CO2by copper surfaces”, Surface Science2011605, (15-16), 1354-1359.  

Leonard, N.G., Williard, P. G., & Bernskoetter, W. H.“Synthesis and Coordiation Chemistry of Organoiridium Complexes Supported by an Anionic Tridentate Ligand”Dalton Transactions201140, (16), 4300-4306.

Hruszkewycz, D. P., Wu, J., Hazari, N., & Incarvito, C. D. “Palladium(I) Bridging Allyl Dimers for the Catalytic Functionalization of CO2, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011133, 3280-3283. Selected as a Science and Technology Concentrate in Chemical & Engineering News.

Chollet, M., Ahr, B., Walko, D. A., Rose-Petruck, C., & Adams, B. “2-ps Hard X-Ray Streak Camera Measurements at Sector 7 Beamline of the Advanced Photon Source”,  IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 201118, (1), 66-73.

Ahr, B., Chollet, M., Adams, B., Lunny, E. M., Laperle, C. M., & Rose-Petruck, C. Picosecond x-ray absorption measurements of the ligand substitution dynamics of Fe(CO)5 in ethanol", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2011, 135590-5599(Also PCCP Cover Page, April 2011).

Bernskoetter, W. H., &  Tyler, B. T. “Kinetics and Mechanism of Molybdenum Mediated Acrylate Formation from Carbon Dioxide and Ethylene”, Organometallics201130, (3), 520-527.

2010 and Earlier

Schmeier, T. J., Hazari, N., Incarvito, C. D., & Raskatov, J. R. “Exploring the Reactions of CO2 with PCP Supported Nickel Complexes”, Chemical Communications, 201047, 1824-1826.

Chollet, M., Ahr, B., Walko, D. A., Rose-Petruck, C., & Adams, B. “Hard X-ray streak camera at the Advanced Photon Source", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment2010649, (1), 70-72.

Guo, F., Mukhopadhyay, A., Sheldon, B. W., & Hurt, R. H. “Vertically Aligned Graphene Layer Arrays from Chromonic Liquid Crystal Precursors”, Advanced Materials2010, 23 (4), 508–513.

Wu, J., Green, J. C., Hazari, N., Hruszkewycz, D. P., Incarvito, C. D., & Schmeier, T. J. “The Reaction of Carbon Dioxide with Palladium Allyl Bonds”, Organometallics, 201029, 6369-6376.

Wang, C., van der Vliet, D., More, K.L., Zaluzec, N. J., Peng, S.,  Sun, S., Daimon, H., Wang, G., Greeley, J., Pearson, J., Paulikas, A. P., Karapetrov, G., Strmcnik, D., Markovic, N. M., & Stamenkovic, V. R. “Multimetallic Au/FePt3 Nanoparticles as Highly Durable Electrocatalyst”Nano Letters, 201011, 919-926.

Wu, J., & Hazari, N. “Palladium Catalyzed Carboxylation of Allylstannanes and Boranes Using CO2, Chemical Communications, 201047, 1069-1071.

Peterson, A. A., Abild-Pedersen, F., Studt, F., Rossmeisl, J., & Nørskov, J. K. “How copper catalyzes the electroreduction of carbon dioxide into hydrocarbon fuels”Energy & Environmental Science, 20103 (9), 1311-1315.

Neltner, B., Peddie, B., Xu, A., Doenlen, W., Durand, K., Soo Yun, D., Speakman, S., Peterson, A. A. & Belcher, A.  “Production of hydrogen using nanocrystalline protein-templated catalysts on M13 phage”ACS Nano, 2010, 4 (6), 3227-3235.

Mazumder, V., Chi, M., More, K. L., & Sun, S. “Core/Shell Pd/FePt Nanoparticles as Active and Durable Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction”Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010132, 7848-7849.

Kim, S. Y., Sen, S., Song, H-K., & Palmore, G. T. R. “Enhancing the stability and performance of a battery cathode using a non-aqueous electrolyte”, Electrochemistry Communications, 201012, 761-764.

Kim, S.B., Pike, R. D., D’Acchioli, J. S., Walder, B. J., Carpenter, G. B., & Sweigart, D.A. “Patterned Monolayers of Neutral and Charged Functionalized Manganese Arene Complexes on a Highly Ordered Pyrolytic Graphite Surface”Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 200948, 1762-1765.

Kim, S. B., Cai, C., Sun, S., & Sweigart, D.A. “Incorporation of Fe3O4 Nanoparticles into Organometallic Coordination Polymers by Nanoparticle Surface Modification”Angewandte Chemie International Edition200948 (16), 2907-2910.

Fei, J., Lim, K.-G., & Palmore, G. T. R. "Polymer composite with three electrochromic states", Chemistry of Materials, 200820, 3832-3839.

Park, K. H., Jang, K., Cho, Y., Chun, J., Kim, H.J., Sweigart, D. A., & Son, S. U. “Mn Quinonoid Core-Rh Quinonoid Shell Organometallic Nanospheres as Atom Economical Semiheterogeneous Catalysts in Carbene Transfer Reactions”Advanced Materials, 2007, 19 (18), 2547-2551.

Fei, J., & Palmore, G. T. R. "A Biopolymer Composite that Catalyzes the Reduction of Oxygen to Water", Chemistry of Materials, 200719, 1565-1570.

Bernskoetter, W. H., Lobkovsky, E., & Chirik, P.J. “Nitrogen–Carbon Bond Formation from N2 and CO2 Promoted by a Hafnocene Dinitrogen Complex Yields a Substituted Hydrazine”Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 200646 (16), 2858-2861.

Park, K.-H., Jang, K., Son, S. U., & Sweigart, D. A. "Self-Supported Organometallic Rhodium Quinonoid Nanocatalysts for Stereoselective Polymerization of Phenylacetylene"Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2006, 128 (27) 8740-8741.  (featured in July 10, 2006 issue of ACS newsweekly Heart Cut).

Song, H.-K., & Palmore, G. T. R. "Redox-active Polypyrrole: Toward polymer-based batteries", Advanced Materials, 2006, 18, 1764-1768.

Son, S. U., Kim, S. B., Reingold, J. A., Carpenter, G. B. & Sweigart, D. A. “An Anionic Rhodium η4-Quinonoid Complex as a Multifunctional Catalyst for the Arylation of Aldehydes with Arylboronic Acids"Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2005127 (35), 12238-12239. 

Lee, T., Jiang, Y., Rose-Petruck, C., & Benesch, F. “Ultrafast table-top laser pump -x-ray probe measurement of solvated Fe(CN)4-, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2005122 (8), 084506/1.

Lee, T., Welch, E., & Rose-Petruck, C. “Structure of solvated Fe(CO)5: A concerted XAFS, FTIR, and DFT Study of Solvation in Fluorinated Arenes", The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2004108 (52),11768-11778.

Jian, K., Xianyu, H., Eakin, J., Gao, Y., Crawford, G. P., & Hurt, R. H. “Orientationally Ordered and Patterned Discotic Films and Carbon Films from Liquid Crystal Precursors", Carbon200443 (2), 407-415. 

Hurt, R. H., Krammer, G., Crawford, G., Jian, K., & Rulison, C. “Polyaromatic Assembly Mechanisms and Structure Selection in Carbon Materials", Chemistry of Materials200214 (11), 4558-4565.

Sun, S., Murray, C. B., Weller, D., Folks, L., & Moser, A. “Monodisperse FePt nanoparticles and ferromagnetic FePt nanocrystal superlattices”, Science2000287 (5460), 1989-1992.

Hurt, R.H., &  Chen, Z.-Y., "Liquid Crystals and Carbon Materials", Physics Today200053 (3), 39­44.