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Synthesis Characterization of New Materials for Energy Related Applications

Research Area: 
Inorganic
Research Area: 
Materials

Project Description

Synthesis characterization of new materials for energy related applications

Qualifications

GPA: > 3.0

Course Experience: General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Current Undergraduate Researchers

  • John Ahn
  • Ben Deibert
  • Maia Saito

Publications with Undergraduate Co-authors:
(Past 10 years, Undergraduate co-authors are underlined)

  1. Feyerherm, R.; Loose, A.; Lawandy, M. A.; Li, J. “Structural and Magnetic Ordering in the Two-dimensional Coordination Polymer Co(ox)(bpy-d8), ox = C2O42-, bpy-d8 = 4,4’-bipyridine-d8”, J. Phys. & Chem. of Solids, 2002, 63, 71.
  2. Pan, L.; Kelly, S. P.; Huang, X. -Y.; Li, J. “Iron(II) meso-tetra(4-pyridyl)porphyrin: An Unprecedented Multifunctional Porphyrin Network with A Unique 2D Structure and Unusually High Thermal Stability”, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Comm., 2002, 2334.
  3. Feyerherm, R.; Loose, A.; Lawandy, M. A.; Li, J. “Crystal and magnetic structure of the two-dimensional coordination polymers CoCl2(bpy-d8) and NiCl2(bpy-d8) (bpy-d8 = 4,4’-bipyridine-d8)”, Appl. Phys. A, 2002, 74, S778.
  4. Pan, L., Liu, H.-M.; Kelly, S. P.; Huang, X.-Y.; Olson, D. H.; Li, J. “ℝPM-2: A Recyclable Porous Material with Unusual Adsorption Capability: Self Assembly via Structural Transformations”, J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Comm., 2003, 854.
  5. Chen, X. -A.; Dilks, K. J.; Huang, X. -Y.; Li, J. “APdCu(Se2)(Se3) (A = K, Rb): Novel Quaternary Copper Palladium Polyselenides with Unusual Metal-Selenium Coordination”, Inorg. Chem., 2003, 42, 3723.
  6. Pan, L.; Sander, M. B.; Huang, X.-Y.; Li, J.; Smith, M.; Bittner, E.; Bockrath, B.; Johnson, J. K. “Microporous Metal Organic Materials: Promising Candidates as Sorbents for Hydrogen Storage”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 1308.
  7. Wu, M.; Su, W.-P.; Jasutkar, N.; Huang, X.-Y.; Li, J. “An Open-framework Bimetallic Chalcogenide Structure K3Rb3Zn4Sn3Se13 Built on a Unique [Zn4Sn3Se16]12- Cluster: Synthesis, Crystal Structure, Ion Exchange and Optical Properties”, Mater. Res. Bull. 2005, 40, 21.
  8. Lee, J. -Y.; Pan, L.; Kelly, S. K.; Jagiello, J.; Emge, T. J.; Li, J. “Achieving High Density of Adsorbed Hydrogen in Microporous Metal Organic Frameworks”, Adv. Mater. 2005, 17, 2703.
  9. Pan, L.; Ching, N.; Hunag, X. -Y.; Lee, J. Y.; Li, J.; Yuen, T.; Lin, C. L.; Zan, J. “The Effect of Terminal Ligands on the Dimensionality and Topology of Metal Dicarboxylate Coordination Structures”, ”, in Solid State Chemistry of Inorganic Materials V, Eds. Li, J.; Brese, N. E.; Kanatzidis, M. G.; Jansen, M., ISBN: 1-55899-796-2, Vol. 848, 2005, FF3.16.
  10. Pan, L.; Olson, D. H.; Ciemnolonski, L. R.; Heddy, R.; Li, J. “Separation of Hydrocarbons with a Microporous Metal-Organic Framework”, Angew. Chem., 2006, 45, 616.
  11. Pan, L.; Parker, B.; Huang, X. Y.; Olson, D. H.; Lee, J. -Y.; Li, J. “A Guest-Free MMOF with Unique Gas Separation and Storage Capability”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 4180.
  12. Smith, M.; Culp, J.; Bittner, E.; Parker, B.; Li, J.; Bockrath, B. “Kinetics of Desorption of Hexane from the Microporous Metal Organic Framework RPM1”, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2007, 106, 115.
  13. Li, J.; Bi, W.-H.; Ki, W.; Huang, X.-Y.; Reddy, S. “Nanostructured Crystals: Unique Hybrid Semiconductors Exhibiting Nearly Zero and Tunable Uniaxial Thermal Expansion Behavior”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 14140.
  14. Pan, L.; Heddy, R.; Li, J.; Zheng, C.; Huang, X.-Y.; Tang, X.Z.; Kilpatrick, L. “Synthesis and Structural Determination of a Hexanuclear Zirconium Glycine Compound Formed in Aqueous Solution”, Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 5537.
  15. Li, K. H.; Lee, J. Y.; Olson, D. H.; Bi, W. H.; Eibling, M. J.; Emge, T. J.; Li, J. “Unique Gas and Hydrocarbon Adsorption in A Highly Porous Metal-Organic Framework Made of Extended Aliphatic Ligands”, Chem. Comm. 2008, 6123.
  16. Li, K. H.; Olson, D. H.; Seidel, J.; Emge, T. J.; Gong, H. W.; Zeng, H. P.; Li, J. “Zeolitic Imadazolate frameworks Capable of Kinetic Separation of Propane and Propene”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 10368.
  17. Pappas, I.; Fitzgerald, M.; Huang, X.-Y.; Heddy, R.; Li, J.; Pan, L. ”Thermally Resolved in situ Dynamic Light Scattering Studies of Zirconium(IV) Cluster Formation”, Crystal Growth & Design, 2009, 9, 5213-5219.
  18. Olson, D. H.; Lan, A. J.; Seidel, J.; Li, K. H.; Li, J. “Metal Organic Frameworks Showing Hydrocarbon Adsorption Properties Commensurate With Their Pore Structure”, Adsorption, 2010, 16, 559-565.
  19. Wu, M.; Rhee, J.; Yao, H. B.; Emge, T. J.; Cheng, J. -H.; Thiagarajan, S.; Croft, M.; Yang, R. G.; Li, J. “A Low band Gap iron Sulfide Hybrid Semiconductor with Unique 2D [Fe16S20]8- Layer and Reduced Thermal Conductivity”, Chem. Comm., 2010, 46, 1649-1651.

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