Design and synthesis of metal complexes for applications in thermal and photolytic processes.
Thermodynamic studies of organometallic complexes and intermediates in catalytic reactions of small molecules. Activation of H2, CO, CH4 and O2 by metal centered radicals, and tethered bimetalloradicals for energy applications. Metal-centered radical and organo-metal reactions for control of radical polymerizations of olefins by chain transfer catalysis and living radical polymerization. Self assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers into nanostructured arrays for applications in solar and fuel cells. Thermal and laser photolytic generation of nano-metal particles and polymer directed synthesis and stabilization of nanoparticles.
Heterobimetallic Complexes of Rhodium Dibenzotetramethylazaannulene [(tmtaa)Rh-M]: Formation, Structures, and Bond Dissociation Energetics. Gregory H. Imler; Garvin M. Peters; Michael J. Zdilla; Bradford B. Wayland, Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 273-279 .
Triangular Gold Nanoplate Growth by Oriented Attachment of Au Seeds Generated by Strong Field Laser Reduction. Behzad Tangeysh, Katharine Moore Tibbetts, Johanan H Odhner, Bradford B Wayland, Robert J Levis, Nano Letters, 2015, 15, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00709.
Solid state transformation of the crystalline monohydrate (CH3NH3)PbI3(H2O)) to the (CH3NH3)PbI3 perovskite. Gregory H Imler, Xia Li, Bolei Xu, Graham E. Dobereiner, Hai-Lung Dai, Yi Rao, and Bradford B. Wayland, Chemical Communications, 2015.
Mechanism of Improved Au Nanoparticle Size Distributions Using Simultaneous Spatial and Temporal Focusing for Femtosecond Laser Irradiation of Aqueous KAuCl4. Johanan H. Odhner; Katharine Moore Tibbetts; Behzad Tangeysh; R.J. Levis J.Phys. Chem .C , 2014 , 118, 23986-23995.