The Zdilla group is interested in several problems at the interface of inorganic chemistry with other subdisciplines, including biology, energy, and nanotechnology. Most of our work is centered around the use of multi-metal systems for various applications, including green catalysis, materials precursors, solid electrolytes, energetic materials, and biological model systems. The group specializes in inorganic synthesis, air-free handling, and X-ray crystallography.
Water Oxidation Catalyzed by Cobalt Oxide Supported on the Mattagamite Phase of CoTe2
McKendry, I. G.; Thenuwara, A. C.; Sun, J.; Peng, H.; Perdew, J. P.; Strongin, D. R.; Zdilla, M. J.
ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 7393−7397.
Electronic structure of manganese complexes of the redox-non-innocent tetrazene ligand and evidence for the metal-azide/imido cycloaddition intermediate
Vaddypally, S.; McKendry, I. G.; Tomlinson, W.; Hooper, J. P.; Zdilla, M. J.
Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22,10548 –10557.
Bulk-phase, ion conduction in cocrystalline LiCl·N,N-dimethylformamide: A new paradigm for solid electrolytes based upon the Pearson Hard-Soft Acid-Base concept
Chinnam, P.R.; Clymer, R.N.; Jalil, A.A.; Wunder, S.L.; Zdilla, M.J.
Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 5479−5482.
Mechanistic elucidation of the stepwise formation of a tetranuclear manganese pinned butterfly cluster via N-N bond cleavage, hydrogen atom transfer, and cluster rearrangement
Hamilton, C. R.; Gau, M. R.; Baglia, R. A.; McWilliams, S. F.; Zdilla, M. J.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 17974.