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2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

Publications Include:



Book chapter: P.J. Deuss, M. V. Doble, A. G. Jarvis, and P.C.J. Kamer, Chapter 10: Hybrid Catalysts for other C-C and C-X bond formation reactions. Artificial metalloenzymes and metalloDNAzymes in catalysis. From design to application. Wiley, In press.

Enzyme Activity by Design: An Artificial Rhodium Hydroformylase for Linear Aldehydes

Grazia Malta, Simon A. Kondrat, Simon J. Freakley, Catherine J. Davies, Li Lu, Simon Dawson, Adam Thetford, Emma K. Gibson, David J. Morgan, Wilm Jones, Peter P. Wells, Peter Johnston, C. Richard A. Catlow, Christopher J. Kiely, Graham J. Hutchings, Identification of single-site gold catalysis in acetylene hydrochlorination, Science, 2017, Vol 355, Issue 6332, Pages. 1399-1403, DOI: 10.1126/science.aal3439

Jarvis, Amanda G.; Obrecht, Lorenz; Deuss, Peter J.; et al. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION Volume: 56 Issue: 44 Pages: 13596-13600 Published: OCT 23 2017

Delarmelina, Maicon; Marelli, Enrico; Carneiro, Jose Walkimar de M.; et al. Mechanism of the Catalytic Carboxylation of Alkylboronates with CO2 Using Ni-NHC Complexes: A DFT Study, CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL Volume: 23 Issue: 59 Pages: 14954-14961 Published: OCT 20 2017

H. Altass, A.F. Carley, P.R. Davies and R.J. Davies, XPS and STM studies of the oxidation of hydrogen chloride at Cu(100) surfaces, Surface Science, 650 (2016) 177-186.

Newland, R. J.; Wyatt, M. F.; Wingad, R. L.; et al., A ruthenium(II) bis(phosphinophosphinine) complex as a precatalyst for transfer-hydrogenation and hydrogen-borrowing reactions, DALTON TRANSACTIONS Volume: 46 Issue: 19 Pages: 6172-6176 Published: MAY 21 2017

Morad, Moataz; Nowicka, Ewa; Douthwaite, Mark; et al., Multifunctional supported bimetallic catalysts for a cascade reaction with hydrogen auto transfer: synthesis of 4-phenylbutan-2-ones from 4-methoxybenzyl alcohols, CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Volume: 7 Issue: 9 Pages: 1928-1936 Published: MAY 7 2017 DOI: 10.1039/c7cy00184c

Giorgi, Pascal D.; Miedziak, Peter J.; Edwards, Jennifer K.; et al., Bicatalytic Multistep Reactions En Route to the One-Pot Total Synthesis of Complex Molecules: Easy Access to Chromene and 1,2-Dihydroquinoline Derivatives from Simple Substrates, CHEMCATCHEM Volume: 9 Issue: 1 Pages: 70-75 Published: JAN 2017

Bahruji, H.et al. 2016. Pd/ZnO catalysts for direct CO2 hydrogenation to methanol. Journal of Catalysis (10.1016/j.jcat.2016.03.017)

H. Bahruji, M. Bowker, J. Hayward, G. Hutchings, W. Jones, D. J. Morgan and J. Ruiz Esquius, PdZn catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol using chemical vapour impregnation (CVI), Faraday Discuss., 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6FD00189K.

Da Via, Luigi; Recchi, Carlo; Davies, Thomas E.; et al., Visible-Light-Controlled Oxidation of Glucose using Titania-Supported Silver Photocatalysts, CHEMCATCHEM Volume: 8 Issue: 22 Pages: 3475-3483 Published: NOV 22 2016


H. Bahruji, M. Bowker, J. Hayward, G. Hutchings, W. Jones, D. J. Morgan and J. Ruiz Esquius, PdZn catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol using chemical vapour impregnation (CVI), Faraday Discuss., 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6FD00189K.

P.R. Davies, On the Role of Water in Heterogeneous Catalysis: A Tribute to Professor M. Wyn Roberts, Top Catal, 59, 671–677, DOI: 10.1007/s11244-016-0539-

H. Altass, A.F. Carley, P.R. Davies, R.J. Davies, XPS and STM studies of the oxidation of hydrogen chloride at Cu(100) surfaces, Surface Science, 650, 177–186, DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2015.12.024

O.F. Aldosari, S. Iqbal, P.J. Miedziak, G.L. Brett, D.R. Jones, X. Liu, J.K. Edwards, D.J. Morgan, D.K. Knight and G.J. Hutchings, Pd-Ru/TiO2 catalyst – an active and selective catalyst for furfural hydrogenation, Catal. Sci. Technol, 6,234-242

A. Kondrat, P.J. Smith, P.P. Wells, P.A. Chater, J.H. Carter, D.J. Morgan, E.M. Fiordaliso, J.B. Wagner, T.E. Davies, L. Lu, J.K. Bartley, S.H. Taylor, M.S. Spencer, C.J. Kiely, G.J. Kelly, C.W. Park, M.J. Rosseinsky and G.J. Hutchings, Stable amorphous georgeite as a precursor to a high activity catalyst, Nature, 531, 83-274       

M. Bowker, The Role of Precursor States in Adsorption, Surface Reactions and Catalysis, Topics in Catal, 59:663–670

B. R. Yeo, Geoffrey J. F. Pudge, K. G. Bugler, A. V. Rushby, S. Kondrat, J. Bartley, S. Golunski, S. H. Taylor, E. Gibson, P. P. Wells, C. Brookes, M. Bowker, G. J. Hutchings, The surface of iron molybdate catalysts used for the selective oxidation of methanol, Surface Science, 648, 163–169, 10.1016/j.susc.2015.11.010

H. Bahruji, M. Bowker, G. Hutchings, N. Dimitratos, P. Wells, E. Gibson, W. Jones, C. Brookes, D. J. Morgan, G. Lalev, Pd/ZnO catalysts for direct CO2 hydrogenation to methanol, J. Catal. in press, doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2016.03.017

M. Bowker and K. C. Waugh, From surface science to catalysis: The importance of methoxy and formate species on Cu single crystals and industrial catalysts, Surface Sci, 650, 93–102       

Qian Yang, Wilm Jones, Peter P. Wells, David Morgan, Lichun Dong, Baoshan Hu, Nikolaos Dimitratos, Mingdong Dong, Mike Bowker, Flemming Besenbacher, Ren Su, Graham Hutchings, Exploring the mechanisms of metal co-catalysts in photocatalytic reduction reactions: Is Ag a good candidate? Applied Catalysis A, 518, 213-220, doi:10.1016/j.apcata.2015.10.023

Bolimowski, Patryk A; Bond, Ian P; Wass, Duncan F, Robust synthesis of epoxy resin-filled microcapsules for application to self-healing materials, Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences, Volume: 374,  Issue: 2061

Christopher D. Evans, Simon A. Kondrat,* Paul J. Smith, Troy D. Manning, Peter J. Miedziak, Gemma L. Brett, Robert D. Armstrong, Jonathan K. Bartley, Stuart H. Taylor, Matthew J. Rosseinsky and Graham J. Hutchings, The preparation of large surface area lanthanum based perovskite supports for AuPt nanoparticles: tuning the glycerol oxidation reaction pathway by switching the perovskite B site, Faraday Discuss 2016,188, 427-450, DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00187K

Inaki Gandarias, Ewa Nowicka, Blake J. May, Shaimaa Alghareed, Robert D. Armstrong, Peter J. Miedziak and Stuart H. Taylor,  The selective oxidation of n-butanol to butyraldehyde by oxygen using stable Pt-based nanoparticulate catalysts: an efficient route for upgrading aqueous biobutanol, CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, Volume: 6, Issue: 12, Pages: 4201-420910.1039/C5cy01726b

Yufei He, Prof. Junting Feng, Dr. Gemma L. Brett, Yanan Liu, Dr. Peter J. Miedziak, Dr. Jennifer K. Edwards, Prof. David W. Knight, Prof. Dianqing Li, Prof. Graham J. Hutchings, Oxidation of Aliphatic Alcohols by Using Precious Metals Supported on Hydrotalcite under Solvent- and Base-Free Conditions, CHEMSUSCHEM, Volume: 8 Issue: 19  Pages: 3314-3322, DOI: 10.1002/cssc. 201500503


S. Iqbal, S.A. Kondrat, D.R. Jones, D.C. Schoenmaker, J.K. Edwards, L. Lu, B.R. Yeo, P.P. Wells, E.K. Gibson, D.J. Morgan, C.J. Kiely and G.J. Hutchings, Ruthenium Nanoparticles Supported on Carbon: An Active Catalyst for the Hydrogenation of Lactic Acid to 1,2-Propanediol, ACS Catalysis, 5, 5047-5059

R Ramdas, E Nowicka, R Jenkins, D Sellick, C Davies, S Golunski, Using real particulate matter to evaluate combustion catalysts for direct regeneration of diesel soot filters, Appl. Catal. B: Environ. 176, 436-443

D.R. Jones, S. Iqbal, S.A. Kondrat, G.M. Lari, D.J. Morgan, S.F. Parker and G.J. Hutchings. An investigation of the effect of carbon support on ruthenium/carbon catalyst for lactic acid and butanone hydrogenation Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18 (2016) 17259-17264, doi: 10.1039/C6CP01311B

Gandarias, Inaki et al. Selective Oxidation of n-Butanol Using Gold-Palladium Supported Nanoparticles Under Base-Free Conditions, ChemSusChem 8, (3)
473–480, DOI:10.1002/cssc.201403190

Christine F. Czauderna, Amanda G. Jarvis, Frank J. L. Heutz, David B. Cordes, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt, and Paul C. J. Kamer, Chiral Wide-Bite-Angle Diphosphine Ligands: Synthesis, Coordination Chemistry, and Application in Pd-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation Organometallics, 34 (9), pp 1608–1618, DOI: 10.1021/Om5008055

Clarke T.J., Davies T.E., Kondrat S.A., Taylor S.H. Mechanochemical synthesis of copper manganese oxide for the ambient temperature oxidation of carbon monoxide, Applied Catalysis, B: Environmental, 165, pp. 222-231., DOI:10.1016

Oct-15, Megan V. Doble, Andrew C.C. Ward, Peter J. Deuss, Amanda G. Jarvis, Paul C.J. Kamer, Catalyst design in oxidation chemistry; from KMnO4 to artificial metalloenzymes, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, 22(20) 5657–5677, doi: 10.1016/j.bmc.2014.07.002

Sep-15, Marin, Raimon P., Ishikawa, Satoshi, Bahruji, Hasliza, Shaw, Greg, Kondrat, Simon A., Miedziak, Peter J., Morgan, David John, Taylor, Stuart H., Bartley, Jonathan K., Edwards, Jennifer K., Bowker, Michael, Ueda, Wataru and Hutchings, Graham J, Supercritical antisolvent precipitation of TiO2 with tailored anatase/rutile composition for applications in redox catalysis and photocatalysis, Applied Catalysis, A: General, Volume 504, (5) 62–73, DOI:10.1016/j.apcata.2015.02.023

Aug-15, Lari GM1, Nowicka E, Morgan DJ, Kondrat SA, Hutchings GJ. The use of carbon monoxide as a probe molecule in spectroscopic studies for determination of exposed gold sites on TiO2, Physical Chemistry Chemical Phys, 17(35):23236-44, DOI: 10.1039c5cp02512e

Aug-15, Yueling Cao, Xi Liu,a  Sarwat Iqbal, Peter J. Miedziak,  Jennifer K. Edwards,   Robert D. Armstrong,   David J. Morgan,   Junwei Wang and Graham J. Hutchings, Base-free oxidation of glucose to gluconic acid using supported gold catalysts, Catalysis Science & Technology, 6, 107-117, DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00732A

Jul-15, Gavin M. King, Dr. Sarwat Iqbal, Dr. Peter J. Miedziak, Dr. Gemma L. Brett, Dr. Simon A. Kondrat, Benjamin R. Yeo, Dr. Xi Liu, Dr. Jennifer K. Edwards, Dr. David J. Morgan, Prof. David K. Knight, Prof. Graham J. Hutchings, An Investigation of the Effect of the Addition of Tin to 5 %Pd/TiO2 for the Hydrogenation of Furfuryl Alcohol, ChemCatChem, 7, (14), 2122–2129, DOI: 10.1002cctc.201500242       


R. Su, R. Tiruvalam, A.J. Logsdail, Q. He, C.A. Downing, M.T. Jensen, N.Dimitratos, L. Kesavan, P.P. Wells, R. Bechstein, H.H. Jensen, S. Wendt, C.R.A. Catlow, C.J. Kiely, G.J. Hutchings and F. Besenbacher, Designer Titania-Supported Au-Pd Nanoparticles for Efficient Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production, ACS Nano    8, 3490-3497