Publications Dumesic Research Group

Most Recent Publications

  • Production of 1,6-hexanediol from tetrahydropyran-2-methanol by dehydration–hydration and hydrogenation, with Burt, Samuel P. ; Barnett, Kevin J. ; Mcclelland, Daniel J. ; Wolf, Patrick ; Dumesic, James A. ; Huber, George W. ; Hermans, Ive. Green Chem., 2017

  • Methane Conversion to Ethylene and Aromatics on PtSn Catalysts, with Gerceker, Duygu ; Motagamwala, Ali Hussain ; Rivera-Dones, Keishla R. ; Miller, James B. ; Huber, George W. ; Mavrikakis, Manos ; Dumesic, James A. ACS Catalysis, 03/03/2017, Vol.7(3), pp.2088-2100

  • Effect of Particle Size upon Pt/SiO2 Catalytic Cracking of n‐Dodecane under Supercritical Conditions: In situ SAXS and XANES Studies, with Lee, Sungwon ; Lee, Sungsik ; Kumbhalkar, Mrunmayi D. ; Wiaderek, Kamila M. ; Dumesic, James ; Winans, Randall E. ChemCatChem, 09 January 2017, Vol.9(1), pp.99-102

  • Hydrogenation of levoglucosenone to renewable chemicals, with Krishna, Siddarth H. ; Mcclelland, Daniel J. ; Rashke, Quinn A. ; Dumesic, James A. ; Huber, George W. Green Chem., 2017

  • Kinetics of Levoglucosenone Isomerization, with Krishna, Siddarth H. ; Walker, Theodore W. ; Dumesic, James A. ; Huber, George W. ChemSusChem, 10 January 2017, Vol.10(1), pp.129-138

  • PtMo Bimetallic Catalysts Synthesized by Controlled Surface Reactions for Water Gas Shift, withSener, Canan ; Wesley, Thejas S. ; Alba-Rubio, Ana C. ; Kumbhalkar, Mrunmayi D. ; Hakim, Sikander H. ; Ribeiro, Fabio H. ; Miller, Jeffrey T. ; Dumesic, James A., ACS Catalysis, 02/05/2016, Vol.6(2), pp.1334-1344

  • Role of the Cu-ZrO 2 Interfacial Sites for Conversion of Ethanol to Ethyl Acetate and Synthesis of Methanol from CO 2 and H 2, with Ro, Insoo; Liu, Yifei; Ball, Madelyn R.; Jackson, David H. K.; Chada, Joseph Paul; Sener, Canan; Kuech, Thomas F.; Madon, Rostam J.; Huber, George W.; Dumesic, James A., ACS Catalysis, 2016, Vol.6(10)

  • Effect of carbon supports on RhRe bifunctional catalysts for selective hydrogenolysis of tetrahydropyran-2-methanol, with Karanjkar, Pranav U. ; Burt, Samuel P. ; Chen, Xiaoli ; Barnett, Kevin J. ; Ball, Madelyn R. ; Kumbhalkar, Mrunmayi D. ; Wang, Xiaohong ; Miller, James B. ; Hermans, Ive ; Dumesic, James A. ; Huber, George W. Catalysis Science & Technology, 2016, Vol.6(21), pp.7841-7851

  • Selective Hydrogenation of Unsaturated Carbon–Carbon Bonds in Aromatic-Containing Platform Molecules, with Schwartz, Thomas J. ; Lyman, Spencer D. ; Motagamwala, Ali Hussain ; Mellmer, Max A. ; Dumesic, James A. ACS Catalysis, 03/04/2016, Vol.6(3), pp.2047-2054

  • Intrinsic kinetics of plasmon-enhanced reverse water gas shift on Au and Au–Mo interfacial sites supported on silica, with Ro, Insoo ; Carrasquillo-Flores, Ronald ; Dumesic, James A. ; Huber, George W. Applied Catalysis A, General, 5 July 2016, Vol.521, pp.182-189

  • A superstructure-based framework for simultaneous process synthesis, heat integration, and utility plant design, with Kong, Lingxun ; Sen, S. Murat ; Henao, Carlos A. ; Dumesic, James A. ; Maravelias, Christos T. Computers and Chemical Engineering, August 4, 2016, Vol.91, p.68(17)

  • An engineered solvent system for sugar production from lignocellulosic biomass using biomass derived -valerolactone Motagamwala, with Ali Hussain ; Won, Wangyun ; Maravelias, Christos T. ; Dumesic, James A. Green Chemistry, 2016, Vol.18(21), pp.5756-5763

  • Measurement of intrinsic catalytic activity of Pt monometallic and Pt-MoOx interfacial sites over visible light enhanced PtMoOx/SiO2 catalyst in reverse water gas shift reaction, with Ro, Insoo ; Sener, Canan ; Stadelman, Thomas M. ; Ball, Madelyn R. ; Venegas, Juan M. ; Burt, Samuel P. ; Hermans, Ive ; Dumesic, James A. ; Huber, George W., Journal of Catalysis, December 2016, Vol.344, pp.784-794

  • Coupling chemical and biological catalysis: a flexible paradigm for producing biobased chemicals, with Schwartz, Thomas J. ; Shanks, Brent H. ; Dumesic, James A..Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 2016, Vol.38, p.54(9)

  • Modifying the Surface Properties of Heterogeneous Catalysts Using Polymer-Derived Microenvironments, with Schwartz, Thomas ; Wesley, Thejas ; Dumesic, James. Topics in Catalysis, 2016, Vol.59(1), pp.19-28

  • Self-assembly of noble metal monolayers on transition metal carbide nanoparticle catalysts, with Hunt, Sean T ; Milina, Maria ; Alba-Rubio, Ana C ; Hendon, Christopher H ; Dumesic, James A ; Román-Leshkov, Yuriy. Science (New York, N.Y.), 20 May 2016, Vol.352(6288), pp.974-8

  • Active sites and mechanisms for H2O2 decomposition over Pd catalysts, with Anthony Plauck ; Eric E. Stangland ; James A. Dumesic ; Manos Mavrikakis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 05 April 2016, Vol.113(14), p.E1973

  • Analysis of reaction schemes using maximum rates of constituent steps, with Motagamwala, Ali Hussain ; Dumesic, James A. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 24 May 2016, Vol.113(21), pp.E2879-88

  • Acid-functionalized mesoporous carbons for the continuous production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, with Gallo, Jean Marcel R. ; Alamillo, Ricardo ; Dumesic, James A. Journal of Molecular Catalysis. A, Chemical, October 2016, Vol.422, pp.13-17

  • Identifying low-coverage surface species on supported noble metal nanoparticle catalysts by DNP-NMR, with Johnson, Robert L. ; Perras, Frdric A. ; Kobayashi, Takeshi ; Schwartz, Thomas J. ; Dumesic, James A. ; Shanks, Brent H. ; Pruski, Marek. Chemical Communications, 2016, Vol.52(9), pp.1859-1862

  • Carbon Overcoating of Supported Metal Catalysts for Improved Hydrothermal Stability, with Pham, Hien N. ; Anderson, Amanda E. ; Johnson, Robert L. ; Schwartz, Thomas J. ; O’neill, Brandon J. ; Duan, Pu ; Schmidt-Rohr, Klaus ; Dumesic, James A. ; Datye, Abhaya K., ACS Catalysis, 08/07/2015, Vol.5(8), pp.4546-4555

  • Catalyst Design with Atomic Layer Deposition, with O’neill, Brandon J. ; Jackson, David H. K. ; Lee, Jechan ; Canlas, Christian ; Stair, Peter C. ; Marshall, Christopher L. ; Elam, Jeffrey W. ; Kuech, Thomas F. ; Dumesic, James A. ; Huber, George W., ACS Catalysis, 03/06/2015, Vol.5(3), pp.1804-1825

  • Solvent‐Enabled Nonenyzmatic Sugar Production from Biomass for Chemical and Biological Upgrading, with Luterbacher, Jeremy S. ; Alonso, David Martin ; Rand, Jacqueline M. ; Questell‐Santiago, Ydna M. ; Yeap, Jher Hau ; Pfleger, Brian F. ; Dumesic, James A. ChemSusChem, 24 April 2015, Vol.8(8), pp.1317-1322

  • Tuning Acid-Base Properties Using Mg-Al Oxide Atomic Layer Deposition, with Jackson, David H K ; O'Neill, Brandon J ; Lee, Jechan ; Huber, George W ; Dumesic, James A ; Kuech, Thomas F, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 5 August 2015, Vol.7(30), pp.16573-80

  • Plasmon-enhanced reverse water gas shift reaction over oxide supported Au catalysts, with Upadhye, Aniruddha A. ; Ro, Insoo ; Zeng, Xu ; Kim, Hyung Ju ; Tejedor, Isabel ; Anderson, Marc A. ; Dumesic, James A. ; Huber, George W. Catalysis Science & Technology, 2015, Vol.5(5), pp.2590-2601

  • Synthesis of Supported RhMo and PtMo Bimetallic Catalysts by Controlled Surface Reactions, with Alba‐Rubio, Ana C. ; Sener, Canan ; Hakim, Sikander H. ; Gostanian, Thomas M. ; Dumesic, James A. ChemCatChem, December 2015, Vol.7(23), pp.3881-3886

  • Lignin monomer production integrated into the -valerolactone sugar platform, with Luterbacher, Jeremy S. ; Azarpira, Ali ; Motagamwala, Ali H. ; Lu, Fachuang ; Ralph, John ; Dumesic, James A. Energy & Environmental Science, 2015, Vol.8(9), pp.2657-2663

  • Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide Over Au–Pd Catalysts Prepared by Electroless Deposition, with Alba-Rubio, Ana ; Plauck, Anthony ; Stangland, Eric ; Mavrikakis, Manos ; Dumesic, James. Catalysis Letters, 2015, Vol.145(12), pp.2057-2065

  • Selective Production of Levulinic Acid from Furfuryl Alcohol in THF Solvent Systems over H-ZSM-5, with Mellmer, Max A. ; Gallo, Jean Marcel R. ; Martin Alonso, David ; Dumesic, James A. ACS Catalysis, 06/05/2015, Vol.5(6), pp.3354-3359

  • Adsorption of water/glucose mixture onto amberlite resin, with Trindade, Valter N. ; Guirardello, Reginaldo ; Luterbacher, Jeremy S. ; Dumesic, James A. ; Da Silva, Edson A. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 2015, Vol.43, pp.607-612

  • Dehydration of cellulose to levoglucosenone using polar aprotic solvents, with Cao, Fei ; Schwartz, Thomas J. ; Mcclelland, Daniel J. ; Krishna, Siddarth H. ; Dumesic, James A. ; Huber, George W. Energy & Environmental Science, 2015, Vol.8(6), pp.1808-1815

  • Stabilizing cobalt catalysts for aqueous-phase reactions by strong metal-support interaction, with Lee, Jechan ; Burt, Samuel P. ; Carrero, Carlos A. ; Alba-Rubio, Ana C. ; Ro, Insoo ; O’neill, Brandon J. ; Kim, Hyung Ju ; Jackson, David H.K. ; Kuech, Thomas F. ; Hermans, Ive ; Dumesic, James A. ; Huber, George W. Journal of Catalysis, October 2015, Vol.330, pp.19-27

  • Process systems engineering studies for the synthesis of catalytic biomass-to-fuels strategies, with Han, Jeehoon ; Sen, S. Murat ; Luterbacher, Jeremy S. ; Alonso, David Martin ; Dumesic, James A. ; Maravelias, Christos T. Computers and Chemical Engineering, Oct 4, 2015, Vol.81, p.57(13)

  • Inhibition of metal hydrogenation catalysts by biogenic impurities, with Schwartz, Thomas J. ; Brentzel, Zachary J. ; Dumesic, James A. Catalysis Letters, 2015, Vol.145(1), p.15(8)

  • Methionine bound to Pd/γ-Al2O3 catalysts studied by solid-state 13C NMR, with Johnson, Robert L. ; Schwartz, Thomas J. ; Dumesic, James A. ; Schmidt-Rohr, Klaus. Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, November 2015, Vol.72, pp.64-72

  • Effects of Water on the Copper‐Catalyzed Conversion of Hydroxymethylfurfural in Tetrahydrofuran, with Liu, Yifei ; Mellmer, Max A. ; Alonso, David Martin ; Dumesic, James A. ChemSusChem, December 2015, Vol.8(23), pp.3983-3986

  • Synthesis of supported bimetallic nanoparticles with controlled size and composition distributions for active site elucidation, with Hakim, Sikander H.; Sener, Canan; Alba-Rubio, Ana C.; Gostanian, Thomas M.; O'Neill, Brandon J.; Ribeiro, Fabio H; Miller, Jeffrey T; Dumesic, James A J. Catal., 2015, Vol.328

  • Enhancing the stability of copper chromite catalysts for the selective hydrogenation of furfural with ALD overcoating (II) - Comparison between TiO.sub.2 and Al.sub.2O.sub.3 overcoatings, with Zhang, Hongbo ; Canlas, Christian ; Kropf, A. Jeremy ; Elam, Jeffrey W. ; Dumesic, James A. ; Marshall, Christopher L. Journal of Catalysis, 2015, Vol.326, p.172(10)

  • A lignocellulosic ethanol strategy via nonenzymatic sugar production: Process synthesis and analysis, with Han, Jeehoon ; Luterbacher, Jeremy S. ; Alonso, David Martin ; Dumesic, James A. ; Maravelias, Christos T. Bioresource Technology, 2015, Vol.182, p.258(9)

  • Graphitic‐Carbon Layers on Oxides: Toward Stable Heterogeneous Catalysts for Biomass Conversion Reactions, with Xiong, Haifeng ; Schwartz, Thomas J. ; Andersen, Nalin I. ; Dumesic, James A. ; Datye, Abhaya K. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 26 June 2015, Vol.54(27), pp.7939-7943

  • Reverse Water-Gas Shift on Interfacial Sites Formed by Deposition of Oxidized Molybdenum Moieties onto Gold Nanoparticles, with Carrasquillo-Flores, Ronald ; Ro, Insoo ; Kumbhalkar, Mrunmayi D ; Burt, Samuel ; Carrero, Carlos A ; Alba-Rubio, Ana C ; Miller, Jeffrey T ; Hermans, Ive ; Huber, George W ; Dumesic, James A. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 19 August 2015, Vol.137(32), pp.10317-25

  • Selective Conversion of Cellulose to Hydroxymethylfurfural in Polar Aprotic Solvents, with Weingarten, Ronen ; Rodriguez‐Beuerman, Alexandra ; Cao, Fei ; Luterbacher, Jeremy S. ; Alonso, David Martin ; Dumesic, James A. ; Huber, George W., ChemCatChem, August 2014, Vol.6(8), pp.2229-2234

  • Formic acid decomposition on Au catalysts: DFT, microkinetic modeling, and reaction kinetics experiments, with Singh, Suyash ; Li, Sha ; Carrasquillo‐Flores, Ronald ; Alba‐Rubio, Ana C. ; Dumesic, James A. ; Mavrikakis, Manos. AIChE Journal, April 2014, Vol.60(4), pp.1303-1319

  • Enhanced stability of cobalt catalysts by atomic layer deposition for aqueous-phase reactions, with Lee, Jechan ; Jackson, David H. K. ; Li, Tao ; Winans, Randall E. ; Dumesic, James A. ; Kuech, Thomas F. ; Huber, George W. Energy & Environmental Science, 2014, Vol.7(5), pp.1657-1660

  • A strategy for the simultaneous catalytic conversion of hemicellulose and cellulose from lignocellulosic biomass to liquid transportation fuels, with Han, Jeehoon ; Sen, S. Murat ; Alonso, David Martin ; Dumesic, James A. ; Maravelias, Christos T. Green Chemistry, 2014, Vol.16(2), pp.653-661

  • Atomic Layer Deposition Overcoating: Tuning Catalyst Selectivity for Biomass Conversion, with Zhang, Hongbo ; Gu, Xiang‐Kui ; Canlas, Christian ; Kropf, A. Jeremy ; Aich, Payoli ; Greeley, Jeffrey P. ; Elam, Jeffrey W. ; Meyers, Randall J. ; Dumesic, James A. ; Stair, Peter C. ; Marshall, Christopher L. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2014, Vol.53(45), pp.12132-12136

  • Synthesis of catalytic biomass-to-fuels strategies, with Sen, S. Murat ; Han, Jeehoon ; Luterbacher, Jeremy S. ; Alonso, David Martin ; Dumesic, James A. ; Maravelias, Christos T. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 2014, Vol.34, pp.615-620

  • Carbon Overcoating of Supported Metal Catalysts for Improved Hydrothermal Stability under Aqueous-Phase Conditions, accepted in ACS Catalysis, with Hien N. Pham, Amanda E. Anderson, Robert L. Johnson, Brandon J. O'Neill, Klaus Schmidt-Rohr, and Abhaya K. Datye.

  • Density Functional Theory Calculations and Analysis of Reaction Pathways for Reduction of Nitric Oxide by Hydrogen on Pt(111), ACS Catalysis, 4, 3307 (2014), with Carrie A. Farberow, and Manos Mavrikakis.

  • Effects of γ-Valerolactone in Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Monosaccharides, Green Chemistry, 16, 4659 (2014), with Max A. Mellmer, David Martin Alonso, Jeremy S. Luterbacher, and Jean Marcel R. Gallo.

  • Shape selective ALD catalyst application in biomass conversion, accepted in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, with Hongbo Zhang, Xiangkui Gu, Christian Canlas, A. Jeremy Kropf, Jeffery Greeley, Jeffery W. Elam, Peter C. Stair, and Christopher L. Marshall.

  • Enhancing the stability of copper chromite catalysts for the selective hydrogenation of furfural using ALD overcoating, Journal of Catalysis, 317, 284 (2014), with Hongbo Zhang, Yu Lei, A. Jeremy Kropf, Guanghui Zhang, Jeffrey W. Elam, Jeffrey T. Miller, Fred Sollberger, Fabio Ribeiro, M. Cem Akatay, Eric A. Stach, and Christopher L. Marshall.

  • Control of Thickness and Chemical Properties of Atomic Layer Deposition Overcoats for Stabilizing Cu/γ-Al2O3 Catalysts, accepted in Chemistry and Sustainability (ChemSusChem), with Brandon J. O’Neill, Canan Sener, David H. K. Jackson, and Thomas F. Kuech.

  • Tandem Catalytic Conversion of Glucose to 5-Hydroxymethyl-furfural with an Immobilized Enzyme and a Solid Acid, ACS Catalysis 4, 2165 (2014), with Hua Huang, Carl A. Denard, Ricardo Alamillo, Anthony J. Crisci, Yurun Miao, Susannah L. Scott, and Huimin Zhao.

  • Operando X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Studies of Sintering for Supported Copper Catalysts during Liquid-phase Reaction, Heterogeneous, Homogeneous, and Bio-Catalysis (ChemCatChem), 6, 2493 (2014), Brandon J. O’Neill, Jeffrey T. Miller, Paul J. Dietrich, Fred G. Sollberger, and Fabio H. Ribeiro.


  • Engineering catalyst microenvironments for metal-catalyzed hydrogenation of biologically-derived platform chemicals, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201407615, with Thomas J. Schwartz, Robert L. Johnson, Javier Cardenas, Adam Okerlund, Nancy A. Da Silva, and Klaus Schmidt-Rohr.

  • Method for Selectively Preparing 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) from Biomass in Polar Aprotic Solvents, U.S. Patent Application, with George W. Huber and Ronen Weingarten.

  • Bridging the chemical and biological catalysis gap: Challenges and outlooks for producing sustainable chemicals, ACS Catalysis 4, 2060 (2014), with Thomas Schwartz, Brandon O'Neill, and Brent Shanks.

  • Pore structure and bifunctional catalyst activity of overlayers deposited by atomic layer deposition on copper nanoparticles, ACS Catalysis 4, 1554 (2014), with Ana C. Alba-Rubio, Brandon J. O´Neill, Fengyuan Shi, Cem Akatay, Christian Canlas, Tao Li, Randall Winans, Jeff Elam, Eric A. Stach, and Paul M. Voyles.

  • Solvent Effects in Catalytic Reactions for Biomass Conversion, accepted in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201408359, with Max A. Mellmer, Canan Sener, Jean Marcel R. Gallo, Jeremy S. Luterbacher, and David Martin Alonso.

  • Selective Conversion of Cellulose into Hydroxymethylfurfural in Polar Aprotic Solvents, Heterogeneous, Homogeneous, and Bio-Catalysis (ChemCatChem) 6, 1 (2014), with Ronen Weingarten, Alexandra Rodriguez-Beuerman, Jeremy Luterbacher, David Martin Alonso, and George W. Huber.

  • Stabilization of Cobalt Catalysts by Atomic Layer Deposition for Aqueous-Phase Reactions, Energy and Environmental Science, 7, 1657 (2014), with Jechan Lee, David H. K. Jackson, Tao Li, Randall E. Winans, Thomas F. Kuech, and George W. Huber.

  • Production of renewable jet fuel range alkanes and commodity chemicals from integrated catalytic processing of biomass, Energy and Environmental Science 7, 1500 (2014), with Jesse Q. Bond, Aniruddha A. Upadhye, Hakan Olcay, Geoff Tompsett, Jungho Jae, Rong Xing, David Martin Alonso, Dong Wang, Taiying Zhang, Rajeev Kumar, Andrew Foster, S. Murat Sen, Christos T. Maravelias, Robert Malina, Steven R.H. Barrett, Raul Lobo, Charles E. Wyman, and George W. Huber.

  • On the Nature of Active Sites for Formic Acid Decomposition on Au catalysts: DFT, Microkinetic Modeling, and Reaction Kinetics Experiments, AIChE Journal 60, 1303 (2014), with Suyash Singh, Sha Li, Ronald Carrasquillo-Flores, Ana C. Alba-Rubio, and Manos Mavrikakis.

  • Non-enzymatic sugar production from biomass using biomass-derived γ-valerolactone, Science 343, 277 (2014), with Jeremy S. Luterbacher, Jacqueline M. Rand, David Martin Alonso, Jeehoon Han, J. Tyler Youngquist, Christos T. Maravelias, and Brian F. Pfleger.
 
 
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