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A comprehensive experimental and theoretical study of the CO + NO reaction catalyzed by Au/Ni nanoparticles (2019)
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Kyriakou, G., Márquez, A. M., Holgado, J. P., Taylor, M. J., Wheatley, A. E. H., Mehta, J. P., …Lambert, R. M. (2019). A comprehensive experimental and theoretical study of the CO + NO reaction catalyzed by Au/Ni nanoparticles. ACS Catalysis, 9(6), 4919-4929. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.8b05154

The catalytic and structural properties of five different nanoparticle catalysts with varying Au/Ni composition were studied by six different methods, including in situ XAS and DFT calculations. The asprepared materials contained substantial amounts... Read More about A comprehensive experimental and theoretical study of the CO + NO reaction catalyzed by Au/Ni nanoparticles.

Monometallic and bimetallic catalysts based on Pd, Cu and Ni for hydrogen transfer deoxygenation of a prototypical fatty acid to diesel range hydrocarbons (2019)
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Cheah, K. W., Taylor, M. J., Osatiashtiani, A., Beaumont, S. K., Nowakowski, D. J., Yusup, S., …Kyriakou, G. (in press). Monometallic and bimetallic catalysts based on Pd, Cu and Ni for hydrogen transfer deoxygenation of a prototypical fatty acid to diesel range hydrocarbons. Catalysis Today, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2019.03.017

Bimetallic PdxNi(100-x) and PdxCu(100-x) structures of a wide compositional range supported on activated carbon were synthesised via a simple, cheap and commercially relevant method. The surface and bulk properties of both the bimetallic structures a... Read More about Monometallic and bimetallic catalysts based on Pd, Cu and Ni for hydrogen transfer deoxygenation of a prototypical fatty acid to diesel range hydrocarbons.

Effect of support oxygen storage capacity on the catalytic performance of Rh nanoparticles for CO2 reforming of methane (2018)
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Yentekakis, I. V., Goula, G., Hatzisymeon, M., Betsi-Argyropoulou, I., Botzolaki, G., Kousi, K., …Lambert, R. M. (2019). Effect of support oxygen storage capacity on the catalytic performance of Rh nanoparticles for CO2 reforming of methane. Applied catalysis. B, Environmental, 243, 490-501. doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2018.10.048

The effects of the metal oxide support on the activity, selectivity, resistance to carbon deposition and high temperature oxidative aging on the Rh-catalyzed dry reforming of methane (DRM) were investigated. Three Rh catalysts supported on oxides cha... Read More about Effect of support oxygen storage capacity on the catalytic performance of Rh nanoparticles for CO2 reforming of methane.

In-situ hydrogen generation from 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene for catalytic conversion of oleic acid to diesel fuel hydrocarbons: Parametric studies using Response Surface Methodology approach (2018)
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Cheah, K. W., Yusup, S., Kyriakou, G., Ameen, M., Taylor, M. J., Nowakowski, D. J., …Uemura, Y. (2019). In-situ hydrogen generation from 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene for catalytic conversion of oleic acid to diesel fuel hydrocarbons: Parametric studies using Response Surface Methodology approach. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44(37), 20678-20689. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.05.112

This work reported a new strategy in producing synthetic diesel hydrocarbons from a mono-unsaturated fatty acid model compound, oleic acid and replacing high pressure molecular hydrogen with a hydrogen-rich donor solvent, 1,2,3,4–tetrahydronaphthalen... Read More about In-situ hydrogen generation from 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene for catalytic conversion of oleic acid to diesel fuel hydrocarbons: Parametric studies using Response Surface Methodology approach.

Cover Picture: Ann. Phys. 2'2018 (2018)
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Verrelli, E., Michelakaki, I., Boukos, N., Kyriakou, G., & Tsoukalas, D. (2018). Cover Picture: Ann. Phys. 2'2018. Annalen der Physik, 530(2), https://doi.org/10.1002/andp.201870013

In article number 1700256, Emanuele Verrelli and co‐workers propose that cluster beam deposition of sub‐2nm magic number Au clusters, Au20 and Au55, on flat surfaces reveals a rich evolution of the phenomena taking place at substrate level. New magic... Read More about Cover Picture: Ann. Phys. 2'2018.

Lipase immobilised on silica monoliths as continuous-flow microreactors for triglyceride transesterification (2017)
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Alotaibi, M., Manayil, J. C., Greenway, G. M., Haswell, S. J., Kelly, S. M., Lee, A. F., …Kyriakou, G. (2017). Lipase immobilised on silica monoliths as continuous-flow microreactors for triglyceride transesterification. Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, 3(1), 68-74. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7re00162b

Lipase immobilised on silica monoliths has been prepared and applied as biocatalytic continuous-flow microreactors for the transesterification of tributyrin as a model bio-oil component. Candida antarctica lipase was trapped within the pores of silic... Read More about Lipase immobilised on silica monoliths as continuous-flow microreactors for triglyceride transesterification.

Ir-catalysed N2O decomposition effect of Ir particle size and metal support interactions (2017)
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Yentekakis, I., Goula, G., Kampouri, S., Betsi-argyropoulou, I., Panagiotopoulou, P., Taylor, M., …Lambert, R. (2018). Ir-catalysed N2O decomposition effect of Ir particle size and metal support interactions. Catalysis Letters, 148(1), 341-347. doi:10.1007/s10562-017-2233-z

The effect of the morphology of Ir particles supported on γ-Al2O3, 8 mol%Y2O3-stabilized ZrO2 (YSZ), 10 mol%Gd2O3-doped CeO2 (GDC) and 80 wt%Al2O3–10 wt%CeO2–10 wt%ZrO2 (ACZ) on their stability on oxidative conditions, the associated metal–support in... Read More about Ir-catalysed N2O decomposition effect of Ir particle size and metal support interactions.

Coalescence of cluster beam generated sub-2 nm bare Au nanoparticles and analysis of Au film growth parameters (2017)
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Verrelli, E., Michelakaki, I., Boukos, N., Kyriakou, G., & Tsoukalas, D. (2017). Coalescence of cluster beam generated sub-2 nm bare Au nanoparticles and analysis of Au film growth parameters. Annalen der Physik, 530(2), 1700256. https://doi.org/10.1002/andp.201700256

© 2017 by WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim In this work is presented the growth model for Au films grown on a carbon substrate at room temperature by using as building blocks Au nanoparticles (NPs) with 1.4 nm mean size generated via remo... Read More about Coalescence of cluster beam generated sub-2 nm bare Au nanoparticles and analysis of Au film growth parameters.

Dual wavelength (ultraviolet and green) photodetectors using solution processed zinc oxide nanoparticles (2017)
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O'Neill, M., Ibrahem, M. A., Verrelli, E., Lai, K. T., Kyriakou, G., Lee, A. F., …O’Neill, M. (2017). Dual wavelength (ultraviolet and green) photodetectors using solution processed zinc oxide nanoparticles. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 9(42), 36971-36979. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b08092

Narrow-band photoconductivity with a spectral width of 0.16 eV is obtained from solution-processed colloidal ZnO nanocrystals beneath the band-edge at 2.25 eV. A new model involving electron transfer from deep defects to discrete shallow donors is in... Read More about Dual wavelength (ultraviolet and green) photodetectors using solution processed zinc oxide nanoparticles.

The ultra-selective hydrogenation of Furfural on PtCu supported bimetallic nanoparticles and on Pt(111) under ultra-high vacuum (2017)
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Taylor, M. The ultra-selective hydrogenation of Furfural on PtCu supported bimetallic nanoparticles and on Pt(111) under ultra-high vacuum. (Thesis). Aston University. Retrieved from https://hull-repository...ribe.com/output/1356923

The selective transformation of furfural, a biomass platform molecule, was studied on Pt based heterogeneous catalysts and model single crystal surfaces. Hydrogenation reactions were carried out at pressures ranging from ultra-high vacuum to 20 bar.... Read More about The ultra-selective hydrogenation of Furfural on PtCu supported bimetallic nanoparticles and on Pt(111) under ultra-high vacuum.

Critical role of oxygen in silver-catalyzed Glaser-Hay coupling on Ag(100) under vacuum and in solution on Ag particles (2017)
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Orozco, N., Kyriakou, G., Beaumont, S. K., Fernandez Sanz, J., Holgado, J. P., Taylor, M. J., …Lambert, R. M. (2017). Critical role of oxygen in silver-catalyzed Glaser-Hay coupling on Ag(100) under vacuum and in solution on Ag particles. ACS Catalysis, 7(5), 3113-3120. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.7b00431

The essential role of oxygen in enabling heterogeneously catalyzed Glaser-Hay coupling of phenylacetylene on Ag(100) was elucidated by STM, laboratory and synchrotron photoemission, and DFT calculations. In the absence of coadsorbed oxygen, phenylace... Read More about Critical role of oxygen in silver-catalyzed Glaser-Hay coupling on Ag(100) under vacuum and in solution on Ag particles.

Catalytic hydrogenation and hydrodeoxygenation of Furfural over Pt(111): A model system for the rational design and operation of practical biomass conversion catalysts (2017)
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Taylor, M. J., Jiang, L., Reichert, J., Papageorgiou, A. C., Beaumont, S. K., Wilson, K., …Kyriakou, G. (2017). Catalytic hydrogenation and hydrodeoxygenation of Furfural over Pt(111): A model system for the rational design and operation of practical biomass conversion catalysts. Journal of physical chemistry. C, 121(15), 8490-8497. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b01744

Furfural is a key bioderived platform chemical whose reactivity under hydrogen atmospheres affords diverse chemical intermediates. Here, temperature-programmed reaction spectrometry and complementary scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) are employed t... Read More about Catalytic hydrogenation and hydrodeoxygenation of Furfural over Pt(111): A model system for the rational design and operation of practical biomass conversion catalysts.

Selective oxidation of cyclohexene through gold functionalized silica monolith microreactors (2015)
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Alotaibi, M. T., Taylor, M. J., Liu, D., Beaumont, S. K., & Kyriakou, G. (2016). Selective oxidation of cyclohexene through gold functionalized silica monolith microreactors. Surface science, 646, 179-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2015.10.039

Two simple, reproducible methods of preparing evenly distributed Au nanoparticle containing mesoporous silica monoliths are investigated. These Au nanoparticle containing monoliths are subsequently investigated as flow reactors for the selective oxid... Read More about Selective oxidation of cyclohexene through gold functionalized silica monolith microreactors.

Highly selective hydrogenation of furfural over supported Pt nanoparticles under mild conditions (2015)
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Taylor, M. J., Durndell, L. J., Isaacs, M. A., Parlett, C. M., Wilson, K., Lee, A. F., & Kyriakou, G. (2016). Highly selective hydrogenation of furfural over supported Pt nanoparticles under mild conditions. Applied catalysis. B, Environmental, 180, 580-585 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.07.006

The selective liquid phase hydrogenation of furfural to furfuryl alcohol over Pt nanoparticles supported on SiO₂, ZnO, γ-Al2O₃, CeO₂ is reported under extremely mild conditions. Ambient hydrogen pressure, and temperatures as low as 50 °C are shown su... Read More about Highly selective hydrogenation of furfural over supported Pt nanoparticles under mild conditions.

Microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of carbon monolith via a soft-template method using resorcinol and formaldehyde as carbon precursor and pluronic F127 as template (2014)
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Elaigwu, S. E., Kyriakou, G., Prior, T. J., & Greenway, G. M. (2014). Microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of carbon monolith via a soft-template method using resorcinol and formaldehyde as carbon precursor and pluronic F127 as template. Materials letters, 123, 198-201 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2014.03.003

A new microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of carbon monolith is reported in this work. The process uses microwave heating at 100 °C under acidic condition by employing a triblock copolymer F127 as the template, and resorcinol–formaldehyde as th... Read More about Microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of carbon monolith via a soft-template method using resorcinol and formaldehyde as carbon precursor and pluronic F127 as template.

Controlling a spillover pathway with the molecular cork effect (2013)
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Marcinkowski, M. D., Jewell, A. D., Stamatakis, M., Boucher, M. B., Lewis, E. A., Murphy, C. J., …Sykes, E. C. H. (2013). Controlling a spillover pathway with the molecular cork effect. Nature Materials, 12(6), (523-528). doi:10.1038/nmat3620. ISSN 1476-1122

Spillover of reactants from one active site to another is important in heterogeneous catalysis and has recently been shown to enhance hydrogen storage in a variety of materials. The spillover of hydrogen is notoriously hard to detect or control. We r... Read More about Controlling a spillover pathway with the molecular cork effect.

Isolated metal atom geometries as a strategy for selective heterogeneous hydrogenations (2012)
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Boucher, M. B., Kyriakou, G., Jewell, A. D., Lewis, E. A., Sykes, E. C. H., Baber, A. E., …Tierney, H. L. (2012). Isolated metal atom geometries as a strategy for selective heterogeneous hydrogenations. Science, 335(6073), 1209-1212. doi:10.1126/science.1215864

Facile dissociation of reactants and weak binding of intermediates are key requirements for efficient and selective catalysis. However, these two variables are intimately linked in a way that does not generally allow the optimization of both properti... Read More about Isolated metal atom geometries as a strategy for selective heterogeneous hydrogenations.

Identity of the active site in gold nanoparticle-catalyzed sonogashira coupling of phenylacetylene and iodobenzene (2010)
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Beaumont, S. K., Kyriakou, G., & Lambert, R. M. (2010). Identity of the active site in gold nanoparticle-catalyzed sonogashira coupling of phenylacetylene and iodobenzene. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132(35), 12246-12248. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja1063179

XPS, TEM, and reaction studies were used to examine the catalytic behavior of gold species deposited on lanthana toward the cross-coupling of phenylacetylene and iodobenzene. Atomically dispersed AuI and AuIII were catalytically inert, whereas metall... Read More about Identity of the active site in gold nanoparticle-catalyzed sonogashira coupling of phenylacetylene and iodobenzene.

Sonogashira coupling on an extended gold surface in vacuo: Reaction of phenylacetylene with iodobenzene on Au(111) (2010)
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Kanuru, V. K., Kyriakou, G., Beaumont, S. K., Papageorgiou, A. C., Watson, D. J., & Lambert, R. M. (2010). Sonogashira coupling on an extended gold surface in vacuo: Reaction of phenylacetylene with iodobenzene on Au(111). Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132(23), (8081-8086). doi:10.1021/ja1011542. ISSN 0002-7863

Temperature-programmed reaction measurements supported by scanning tunneling microscopy have shown that phenylacetylene and iodobenzene react on smooth Au(111) under vacuum conditions to yield biphenyl and diphenyldiacetylene, the result of homocoupl... Read More about Sonogashira coupling on an extended gold surface in vacuo: Reaction of phenylacetylene with iodobenzene on Au(111).


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