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45) S. T. Hunt and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Reverse microemulsion-mediated synthesis of monometallic and bimetallic early transition metal carbide and nitride nanoparticles" 

J. Vis. Exp., 105:e53147 (2015) [link|pdf]

44) M. Kumar, H. Luo, Y. Román-Leshkov, and J. D. Rimer

"SSZ-13 crystallization by particle attachment and deterministic pathways to crystal size control

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137:13007-13017 (2015) [link|pdf]

43) M. Shetty, K. Murugappan, T. Prasomsri, W. H. Green, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Reactivity and stability investigation of supported molybdenum oxide catalysts for the hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of m-cresol

J. Catal, 331:86-97 (2015) [link|pdf]

42) S. Van de Vyver and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Metalloenzyme-like zeolites as Lewis acid catalysts for C-C bond formation" 

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54:12554-12561 (2015) [link|pdf]

41) H. Y. Luo, V. K. Michaelis, S. Hodges, R. G. Griffin, Y. Román-Leshkov

"One-pot synthesis of MWW zeolite nanosheets using a rationally designed organic structure-directing agent" 

Chem. Sci., 6:6320-6324 (2015) [link|pdf]

40) J. D. Lewis, S. Van de Vyver and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Acid-base pairs in Lewis acidic zeolites promote direct aldol reactions by soft enolization"

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54:9835-9838 (2015) [link|pdf]

39) M. M. Wright, N. Seifkar, W. H. Green, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Natural gas and cellulosic biomass: a clean fuel combination? Determining the natural gas blending wall in biofuel production"

Enviro. Sci. Technol., 49:8183-8192 (2015) [link|pdf]

38) S. T. Hunt, T. M. Kokumai, D. Zanchet, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Alloying tungsten carbide nanoparticles with tantalum: impact on electrochemical oxidation resistance and hydrogen evolution activity"

J. Phys. Chem. C., 119:3691-13699 (2015) [link|pdf]

37) O. Ali Abdelrahman, H. Y. Luo, A. Heyden, Y. Román-Leshkov, J. Q. Bond

"Toward rational design of stable, supported metal catalysts for aqueous-phase processing: Insights from the hydrogenation of levulinic acid"

J. Catal., 329:10–21 (2015) [link|pdf]

36) H. Y. Luo, T. Prasomsri, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Al-MFI Nanosheets as highly active and stable catalysts for the conversion of propanal to hydrocarbons"

Top. Catal., 58:529-536 (2015) [link|pdf]

35) Y. Wang, F. Vogelgsang, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Acid-catalyzed oxidation of levulinate derivatives to succinates under mild conditions"

ChemCatChem, 7:916-920 (2015) [link|pdf]

34) S. A. M. Said, D. S. A. Simakov, E. M. A. Mokheimer, M. A. Habib, S. Ahmed, M. Waseeuddin, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Computational fluid dynamics study of hydrogen generation by low temperature methane reforming in a membrane reactor"

Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 40:3158–3169 (2015) [link|pdf]

33) D. S. A. Simakov, H. Y. Luo, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Ultra-low loading Ru/γ-Al2O3: A highly active and stable catalyst for low temperature solar thermal reforming of methane"

Appl. Catal., B., 168–169:540–549 (2015) [link|pdf]

32) D. S. A. Simakov, M. M. Wright, S. Ahmed, E. M. A. Mokheimer, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Solar thermal catalytic reforming of natural gas: a review on chemistry, catalysis and system design"

Catal. Sci. Technol., 5:1991-2006 (2015) [link|pdf]

31) K. Narsimhan, V. K. Michaelis, G. Mathies, W. R Gunther, R. G. Griffin, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Methane to acetic acid over Cu-exchanged zeolites: mechanistic insights from a site-specific carbonylation reaction​"

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137:1825–1832 (2015) [link|pdf]

30) S. Van de Vyver, C. Odermatt, K. Romero, T. Prasomsri, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Solid Lewis acids catalyze the carbon−carbon coupling between carbohydrates and formaldehyde"

ACS Catal., 5:972–977 (2015) [link|pdf]



29) H. Y. Luo, D. F. Consoli, W. R. Gunther, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Investigation of the reaction kinetics of isolated Lewis acid sites in Beta zeolites for the Meerwein–Ponndorf–Verley reduction of methyl levulinate to γ-valerolactone"

J. Catal., 320:198–207 (2014) [link|pdf]

28) A. J. Crisci , H. Dou , T. Prasomsri , and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Cascade reactions for the continuous and selective production of isobutene from bio-derived acetic acid over zinc-zirconia catalysts"

ACS Catal., 4:4196-4200 (2014)  [link|pdf]

27) J. D. Lewis, S. Van de Vyver, A. J. Crisci, W. R. Gunther, V. K. Michaelis, R. G. Griffin, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"A continuous flow strategy for the coupled transfer hydrogenation and etherification of 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural using Lewis acid zeolites"

ChemSusChem, 7:2255–2265 (2014)  [link|pdf]

26) P. C. A. Bruijnincx, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Sustainable catalytic conversions of renewable substrates"

Catal. Sci. Technol., 4:2180-2181 (2014) [link|pdf]

25) T. R. Brown, M. M. Wright, Y. Román-Leshkov, and R. C. Brown

"Techno-economic assessment (TEA) of advanced biochemical and thermochemical biorefineries"

Book chapter in Advances in Biorefineries: biomass and waste supply chain exploitation, edited by K. W. Waldron, Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy (2014) [link|pdf]

24)  T. Prasomsri, M. Shetty, K. Murugappan, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Insights into the catalytic activity and surface modification of MoO3 during the hydrodeoxygenation of lignin-derived model compounds into aromatic hydrocarbons under low hydrogen pressures"

Energy Environ. Sci., 7:2660-2669 (2014) [link|pdf] (*selected for back cover)

23) W. R. Gunther, V. K. Michaelis, M. A. Caporini , R. G. Griffin, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Dynamic nuclear polarization NMR enables the analysis of Sn-Beta zeolite prepared with natural abundance 119Sn precursors"

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136:6219-6222 (2014) [link|pdf]

22) S. T. Hunt, T. Nimmanwudipong, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Engineering non-sintered, metal-terminated tungsten carbide nanoparticles for catalysis"

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 53:5131-5136 (​2014) [link|pdf]

21) Y. Wang, S. Van de Vyver, K. Sharma, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Insights into the stability of gold nanoparticles supported on metal oxides for the base-free oxidation of glucose to gluconic acid

Green. Chem., 16:719-726 (2014) [link|pdf]


20) W. R. Gunther, Q. Duong, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Catalytic consequences of borate complexation and pH on the epimerization of L-arabinose to L-ribose in water catalyzed by Sn-Beta zeolite with borate salts"

J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 379:294-302 (2013) [link|pdf]

19) L. Bui, H. Luo, W. R. Gunther, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Domino reaction catalyzed by zeolites with Brønsted and Lewis acid sites for the production of γ-valerolactone from furfural

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52:8022-8025 (​2013) [link|pdf] (*selected as Hot Paper and cover)

18) T. Prasomsri,  T. Nimmanwudipong, and Y. Román-Leshkov
"Effective hydrodeoxygenation of biomass-derived oxygenates into unsaturated hydrocarbons by MoO3 using low H2 pressures"

Energy Environ. Sci., 6:1732-1738 (2013) [link|pdf] (*selected for inside cover)

17) S. Van de Vyver, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Emerging catalytic processes for the production of adipic acid"

Catal. Sci. Technol., 3:1465-1479 (2013) [link|pdf]


16) S. Van de Vyver, S. Helsen, J. Geboers, F. Yu, J. Thomas, M. Smet, W. Dehaen, Y. Román-Leshkov, I. Hermans, and B. F. Sels

"Mechanistic insights into the kinetic and regiochemical control of the thiol-promoted catalytic synthesis of diphenolic acid"

ACS Catal., 2:2700-2704 (2012) [link|pdf]

15) H. Y. Luo, L. Bui, W. R. Gunther, E. Min, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Synthesis and catalytic activity of Sn-MFI nanosheets for the Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of cyclic ketones"

ACS Catal., 2:2695-2699 (2012) [link|pdf]

14) W. R. Gunther, Y. Wang, Y. Ji, V. K. Michaelis, S. T. Hunt, R. G. Griffin, and Y. Román-Leshkov

"Sn-Beta zeolites with borate salts catalyse the epimerization of carbohydrates via an intramolecular carbon shift"

Nat. Commun., 3:1109 (2012) [link|pdf]

13) M. M. Wright, W. H. Green, and Y. Román-Leshkov 

"Investigating the techno-economic trade-offs of hydrogen source using a response surface model of drop-in biofuel production via bio-oil upgrading"

Biofuels, Bioprod. Biorefin., 6:503-520 (2012). [link|pdf]

12) M. Zahmakıran, Y. Zhang and Y. Román-Leshkov   

"Rhodium(0) nanoparticles supported on nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite: highly effective catalytic system for the solvent-free hydrogenation of aromatics at room temperature"

Langmuir, 28:60-64 (2012) [link|pdf]​

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