UK Catalysis Hub


Energy Publications

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2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

Publications Include:



V. K. Puthiyapura, W. Lin, A. E. Russell, D. J. L. Brett, C. Hardacre, Effect of Mass Transport on the Electrochemical Oxidation of Alcohols over Electrodeposited film and Carbon- Supported Pt electrodes, Topics in Catalysis. In press

Pavel, O. D., Podolean, I., Parvulescu, V. I., Taylor, S. F. R., Manyar, H., Ralphs, K., Goodrich, P., & Hardacre, C. (2017). Impact of SCILL catalysts for the S-S coupling of thiols to disulfides Faraday Discussions. In press

F.P.Bouxin, X.Zhang, I.N.Kings, A.F.Lee, M.J.H.Simmons, K.Wilson, S.D.Jackson, Deactivation study of the hydrodeoxygenation of p-methylguaiacol over silica supported rhodium and platinum catalysts, Applied Catalysis A: General, Volume 539, (2017), Pages 29-37, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2017.03.039

Â. Silva, K. Wilson, Adam F. Lee, V. C. dos Santos, A. C. Cons Bacilla, K. M. Mantovani, S Nakagaki. Nb2O5/SBA-15 catalyzed propanoic acid esterification. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol. 205, 15.05.2017, p. 498-504. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.12.066

Stere CE, Anderson JA, Chansai S, Delgado JJ, Goguet A, Graham WG, Hardacre C, Taylor SFR, Tu X, Wang Z, Yang H, Non-Thermal Plasma Activation of Gold-Based Catalysts for Low-Temperature Water-Gas Shift Catalysis, Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2017 May 8;56(20):5579-5583. doi: 10.1002/anie.201612370. Epub 2017 Apr 12.


Mariano Tapia Reche a, Amin Osatiashtiani a, Lee J. Durndell a, Mark A. Isaacs a, Ângela Silva b, Adam F. Lee ORCID logoa and Karen Wilson, Niobic acid nanoparticle catalysts for the aqueous phase transformation of glucose and fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, 6, 7334-7341, DOI: 10.1039/c6cy01129b

Xingguang Zhang, Karen Wilson, and Adam F. Lee, Heterogeneously Catalyzed Hydrothermal Processing of C5–C6 Sugars, Chem. Rev., 2016, 116 (19), pp 12328–12368, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00311

Xingguang Zhang, Lee J. Durndell, Mark A. Isaacs, Christopher M. A. Parlett, Adam F. Lee, and Karen Wilson. Platinum-Catalyzed Aqueous-Phase Hydrogenation of d-Glucose to d-Sorbitol, ACS Catal., 2016, 6 (11), pp 7409–7417, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b02369

Falkowska, M., Chansai, S., Manyar, H. G., Gladden, L. F., Bowron, D. T., Youngs, T. G. A., & Hardacre, C. (2016). Determination of toluene hydrogenation kinetics with neutron diffraction. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18(26), 17237-17243.

Caravaca, A., Daly, H., Smith, M., Mills, A., Chansai, S., & Hardacre, C. (2016). Continuous flow gas phase photoreforming of methanol at elevated reaction temperatures sensitised by Pt/TiO2. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 1, 649-657.

Falkowska, M., Bowron, D. T., Manyar, H. G., Hardacre, C., & Youngs, T. G. A. (2016). Neutron Scattering of Aromatic and Aliphatic Liquids. ChemPhysChem, 17(13), 2043–2055

Puthiyapura, V.K., et al., Bio-butanol as fuel for direct alcohol fuel cells - Investigation of Sn-modified Pt catalyst for butanol electro-oxidation. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016. 8(20): p. 12859-12870.

JJL Humphrey et al. Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide at Gold-Palladium Core–Shell Nanoparticles: Product Distribution versus Shell Thickness. ChemCatChem 8 (2016) 952

I.M. Jimenez et al. Enhanced MFC power production and struvite recovery by the addition of sea salts to urine. Water Research (2016), DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.11.017.

J. C. Calderon et al. Palladium–nickelmaterials as cathode electrocatalysts for alkaline fuel cells. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy (2016), DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.08.192.

P.W. May et al. Diamond-coated ‘black silicon’ as a promising material for high-surface-area electrochemical electrodes and antibacterial surfaces, J. Mater. Chem. B 4 (2016) 5737-5746.

A. Gomis-Berenguer et al. Nanoporous carbon/WO3 anodes for an enhanced water photooxidation. Carbon 108 (2016) 471-479

L.M. Rivera Gavidia et al. Methanol tolerant Pt2CrCo catalysts supported on ordered mesoporous carbon for the cathode of DMFC, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 41 (2016) 19645-19655.

V. Celorrio et al., Composition-Dependent Reactivity of Ba0.5Sr0.5CoxFe1-xO3-δ toward the Oxygen Reduction Reaction, J. Phys. Chem. C 120 (2016) 22291-22297

Morgan, Kevin; Touitou, Jamal; Choi, Jae-Soon; Coney, Ciaran; Hardacre, Christopher; Pihl, Josh A.; Stere, Cristina E.; Kim, Mi-Young; Stewart, Caomhan; Goguet, Alexandre; Partridge, William P, Evolution and Enabling Capabilities of Spatially Resolved Techniques for the Characterization of Heterogeneously Catalyzed Reactions, ACS Catalysis, 6, 2, 1356

Caravaca A, Jones W, Hardacre C, Bowker M. H2 production by the photocatalytic reforming of cellulose and raw biomass using Ni, Pd, Pt and Au on titania, Proc. R. Soc. A, 472: 20160054, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2016.0054

J.C. Calderón, V. Celorrio, M.J. Nieto-Monge, D.J. Fermín, J.I. Pardo, R. Moliner, M.J. Lázaro. Palladium-Nickel Materials as Cathode Electrocatalysts for Alkaline Fuel Cells. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Accepted

V. Celorrio, E. Dann, L. Calvillo, G. Granozzi, A. Aguadero, D. Kramer, A. Russell, D.J. Fermín, Oxygen Reduction Reaction at LaxCa1-xMnO3 Nanostructures: Interplay between A-site Segregation and B-site valence, Catalysis Science & Technology, doi: 10.1039/C6CY01105E

P.W. May, M. Clegg, T.A. Silva, H. Zanin, O. Fatibello-Filho, V. Celorrio, D.J. Fermin, C. Welch, G. Hazell, L. Fisher, A. Nobbs, B. Su, Diamond-coated ‘black Si’ as a promising material for high-surface-area electrochemical electrodes and antibacterial surfaces. Journal of Materials Chemistry B,  4, 5737-5746       

E. Madrid, M.A. Buckingham, J.M. Stone, A.T. Rogers, W.G. Gee, A.D. Burrows, P.R. Raithby, V. Celorrio, D.J. Fermin, F. Marken, Ion Flow in ZIF-8 Results in Ionic Diode Phenomena, Chemical Communications, 52 2792-2794

L.M. Rivera, G. García, V. Celorrio, M.J. Lázaro, E. Pastor, Pt2CrCo catalysts supported on ordered mesoporous carbon for the cathode of DMFC,    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.06.132

A. Gomis-Berenguer, V. Celorrio, D.J. Fermín, J. Iniesta, C.O. Ania. Photoelectrochemical behaviour of nanoporous carbon/ WO3 electrodes Carbon, 108, 471-479.

James A. Bennett, Karen Wilson and Adam F. Lee, Catalytic applications of waste derived materials, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016,4, 3617-3637, DOI: 10.1039/c5ta09613h


Donna Chen, Xingguang Zhang and Adam F. Lee, Synthetic strategies to nanostructured photocatalysts for CO2 reduction to solar fuels and chemicals, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015,3, 14487-14516, DOI: 10.1039/c5ta01592h

James A. Hunns, Marta Arroyo, Adam F. Lee ORCID logoa, José M. Escola, David Serrano and Karen Wilson, Hierarchical mesoporous Pd/ZSM-5 for the selective catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of m-cresol to methylcyclohexane, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, 6, 2560-2564, DOI: 10.1039/c5cy02072g

Oct-15, Vinod Kumar Puthiyapura, Daniel J. Brett, Andrea E Russell, Wen Feng Lin and Chris Hardacre, Preliminary Investigation on the Electrochemical Activity of Butanol Isomers as Potential Fuel for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cell. ECS Transactions,    69, issue 17, 809-816, doi: 10.1149/06917.0809ecst

Puthiyapura, Vinod Kumar Brett, Dan J. L Russell, Andrea E Lin, Wen-Feng Hardacre, Christopher,  Biobutanol as Fuel for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells-Investigation of SnModified Pt Catalyst for Butanol Electro-oxidation, ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, Volume: 8, Issue: 20, Pages: 12859-12870

Richard L. Wingad,   Emilie J. E. Bergström,   Matthew Everett,   Katy J. Pellow and    Duncan F. Wass, Catalytic conversion of methanol/ethanol to isobutanol - a highly selective route to an advanced biofuel, CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS,    Volume: 52 Issue: 29 Pages: 5202-5204, DOI: 10.1039/c6cc01599a

V. K. Puthiyapura, D. J. L. Brett, A. E. Russell, W. F. Lin and C. Hardacre, Development of a PtSn bimetallic catalyst for direct fuel cells using bio-butanol fuel, CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, Volume: 51 Issue: 69 Pages: 13412-13415      DOI: 10.1039/c5cc04188k


Miedziak, Peter J et al. Base-free glucose oxidation using air with supported gold catalystsGreen Chemistry, DOI:10.1039/C4GC00087K

Noramalina Mansor, A. Belen Jorge, Furio Corà, Christopher Gibbs, Rhodri Jervis, Paul F. McMillan, Xiaochen Wang, and Daniel J. L. Brett, Graphitic Carbon Nitride Supported Catalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118 (13), pp 6831–6838, DOI: 10.1021/jp412501j

Rhodri Jervisa, Noramalina Mansora, Christopher Gibbsa, Claire A. Murray, Chiu C. Tang, Paul R. Shearing and Dan J. L. Bretta, Hydrogen Oxidation on PdIr/C Catalysts in Alkaline Media, J. Electrochem. Soc. 2014 volume 161, issue 4, F458-F463, DOI: 10.1149/2.037404jes