Publications

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40. Henke, W.C., Peng, Y., Meier, A.A., Fujita, E., Grills, D.C.,* Polyansky, D.E.,* and Blakemore, J.D.* Mechanistic Roles of Metal- and Ligand-Protonated Species in Hydrogen Evolution with [Cp*Rh] Complexes, Available on ChemRxiv, 2022, doi: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-c1cxb

Submitted for Publication

39. Lionetti, D., Hopkins, J.A.,# Boyd, E.A.,# Peng, Y., Lassalle-Kaiser, B.,* and Blakemore, J.D.* submitted
      # Equal contributions

Published

38. Hopkins Leseberg, J.A., Henke, W.C., Douglas, J.T., Oliver, A.G., Sydora, O.L.,* and Blakemore, J.D.* Spectroscopic Interrogation of the Reduction of Model Chromium Precatalysts for Olefin Oligomerization, Organometallics 2022, Article ASAP, doi: 10.1021/acs.organomet.2c00168

37. Golwankar, R.R., Kumar, A., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.* Revealing the Influence of Diverse Secondary Metal Cations on Redox-Active Palladium Complexes, Chem. – Eur. J. 2022, Advance Article, doi: 10.1002/chem.202200344; ChemRxiv Version

36. Boyd, E.A.,# Hopkins Leseberg, J.A.,# Cosner, E.L.,# Lionetti, D., Henke, W.C., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.* Remote Oxidative Activation of a [Cp*Rh] Monohydride, Chem. – Eur. J. 2022, 28, e202104389, doi: 10.1002/chem.202104389ChemRxiv Version
      # Equal contributions

35. Henke, W.C., Stiel, J.P., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.* Evidence for Charge Delocalization in Diazafluorene Ligands Supporting Low-Valent [Cp*Rh] Complexes, Chem. – Eur. J. 2022, 28, e202103970, doi: 10.1002/chem.202103970; ChemRxiv Version
     *** Featured on the journal cover! doi: 10.1002/chem.202200292 ***

34. Comadoll, C.G., Henke, W.C., Hopkins Leseberg, J.A., Douglas, J.T., Oliver, A.G., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.* Examining the Modular Synthesis of [Cp*Rh] Monohydrides Supported by Chelating Diphosphine Ligands, Organometallics 2021, 40, 3808–3818, doi: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00525 ChemRxiv Version

33. Hopkins Leseberg, J.A,# Henke, W.C.,# and Blakemore, J.D.* "Electrochemistry in Organometallic Chemistry" in Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry IV, Meyer, K. and Holland, P., Eds.; Elsevier: Amsterdam, forthcoming, 37 pages; in press.
      # Equal contributions

32. Kumar, A., Comadoll, C.G., King, D.S., Oliver, A.G., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.* Incorporation of [Cp*Rh] and [Cp*Ir] Species into Heterobimetallic Complexes via Protonolysis Reactivity and Dioximato Chelation, Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 14047-14059 doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c01362 ChemRxiv Version

31. Stalcup, M.A., Nilles, C.K., Lee, H.-J., Subramaniam, B.,* Blakemore, J.D.,* and Leonard, K.C.* Organic Electrosynthesis in CO2-eXpanded Electrolytes: Enabling Selective Acetophenone Carboxylation to Atrolatic Acid, ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 10431-10436, doi: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c03073
     *** Featured on the journal cover! ***

30. Kumar, A., Barr, J.L., Cruz, C.A., and Blakemore, J.D.,* Heterobimetallic [Ti,Al] Complexes: Divergent Synthesis, Redox Properties, and Ethylene Polymerization Catalysis, Organometallics 2021, 40, 2139-2148, doi: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00282

29. Kelsey, S.R., Kumar, A., Oliver, A.G., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.* Promotion and Tuning of the Electrochemical Reduction of Hetero- and Homobimetallic Zinc Complexes, ChemElectroChem 2021, 8, 2792-2802, doi: 10.1002/celc.202100358, DOE/OSTI: 1785556ChemRxiv
     *** Invited contribution for the special collection "In Memoriam: Prof. Jean-Michel Savéant" ***
     *** Featured on the journal front cover! doi: 10.1002/celc.202100849 ***
     *** Cover Profile for our group, doi: 10.1002/celc.202100848 ***

28. Johnson, S.I., Blakemore, J.D., Brunschwig, B.S., Lewis, N.S., Gray, H.B., Goddard III, W.A., and Persson, P., Design of robust 2,2´-bipyridine ligand linkers for the stable immobilization of molecular catalysts on silicon(111) surfaces, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2021, 23, 9921-9929, doi: 10.1039/D1CP00545F

27. Henke, W.C., Kerr, T.A., Sheridan, T.R., Henling, L.M., Takase, M.K., Day, V.W., Gray, H.B., and Blakemore, J.D.* Synthesis, structural studies, and redox chemistry of bimetallic [Mn(CO)3] and [Re(CO)3] complexes, Dalton Trans. 2021, 50, 2746-2756, doi: 10.1039/D0DT03666H, PMC: 7983307
     *** Featured on the journal cover! doi: 10.1039/D1DT90035H ***

26. Hopkins Leseberg, J.A., Lionetti, D., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.* Electrochemical Kinetic Study of [Cp*Rh] Complexes Supported by Bis(2-pyridyl)methane Ligands, Organometallics 2021, 40, 266-277, doi: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00747

25. Kumar, A. and Blakemore, J.D.* On the Use of Aqueous Metal-Aqua pKa Values as a Descriptor of Lewis Acidity, Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 1107-1115 doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03239 DOE/OSTI: 1777182

24. Henke, W.C., Hopkins, J.A., Anderson, M.L., Stiel, J.P., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.* 4,5-Diazafluorene and 9,9´-Dimethyl-4,5-Diazafluorene as Ligands Supporting Redox-Active Mn and Ru Complexes, Molecules 2020, 25, 3189, doi: 10.3390/molecules25143189
     *** Invited contribution for special issue "Solar Fuels: A Themed Issue in Honor of Professor Harry B. Gray on the Occasion of His 85th Birthday ***

23. Hopkins, J.A., Lionetti, D., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.* Synthesis and Reactivity Studies of a [Cp*Rh] Complex Supported by a Methylene-Bridged Hybrid Phosphine-Imine Ligand, J. Organomet. Chem. 2020, 921, 121294, doi: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2020.121294 PMC Link
     *** Dedicated to Susan Teague, Bev Johnson, and Jan Akers in honor of their many years of distinguished service to the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kansas. ***

22. Sconyers, D.J., Shaughnessy, C.I., Lee, H.-J., Subramaniam, B.,* Leonard, K.C.,* and Blakemore, J.D.* Enhancing Molecular Electrocatalysis of CO2 Reduction with Pressure-Tunable CO2-Expanded Electrolytes ChemSusChem 2020, 13, 6338-6345, doi: 10.1002/cssc.202000390
     *** Invited contribution for special issue "Green Carbon Science – CO2 Capture and Conversion" ***
     *** Featured on the journal cover, and as a VIP contribution. doi: 10.1002/cssc.202002413 ***

21. Shaughnessy, C.I., Sconyers, D.J., Lee, H.-J., Subramaniam, B.,* Blakemore, J.,* and Leonard, K.C.* Insights into pressure tunable reaction rates for electrochemical reduction of CO2 in organic electrolytes, Green Chem. 2020, 22, 2434-2442, doi: 10.1039/D0GC00013B
     *** Featured on the journal cover! doi: 10.1039/D0GC90046J ***

20. Kumar, A., Lionetti, D., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.* Redox-Inactive Metal Cations Modulate the Reduction Potential of the Uranyl Ion in Macrocyclic Complexes, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 3032-3041, doi: 10.1021/jacs.9b11903, DOE/OSTI: 1600028

19. Henke, W.C.,# Otolski, C.J.,# Moore, W.N.G., Elles, C.G.,* and Blakemore, J.D.* Ultrafast Spectroscopy of [Mn(CO)3] Complexes: Tuning the Kinetics of Light-Driven CO Release and Solvent Binding, Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 2178-2187, doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02758  PMC Link  # Equal contributions

18. Sconyers, D.J. and Blakemore, J.D.* Electrodeposition behavior of homoleptic transition metal acetonitrile complexes interrogated with piezoelectric gravimetry, Analyst 2020, 145, 466-477, doi: 10.1039/C9AN01952A
     *** Invited contribution for special issue "Versatile Electrochemical Approaches for Sensing, Biology, and Energy"
     *** Analyst Emerging Investigator Feature and Profile***

17. Shaughnessy, C.I.,# Sconyers, D.J.,# Kerr, T.A., Lee, H.-J., Subramaniam, B.,* Leonard, K.C.,* and Blakemore, J.D.* Intensified Electrocatalytic CO2 Conversion in Pressure-Tunable CO2-Expanded Electrolytes, ChemSusChem 2019, 12, 3761-3768, doi: 10.1002/cssc.201901107 # Equal contributions
     *** Featured on the journal cover! doi: 10.1002/cssc.201902127 ***

16. Lionetti, D., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.* Structural and Chemical Properties of Half-Sandwich Rhodium Complexes Supported by the Bis(2-pyridyl)methane Ligand, Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 12396-12406, doi: 10.1039/C9DT01821B
     *** Featured on the journal front cover! doi: 10.1039/C9DT90185J ***

15. Barr, J.L., Kumar, A., Lionetti, D., Cruz, C.A.,* and Blakemore, J.D.* Understanding the Roles of Triethylaluminum in Phosphinimide-Supported Titanium Catalyst Systems for Ethylene Polymerization, Organometallics 201938, 2150-2155, doi: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00140

14. Sconyers, D.J. and Blakemore, J.D.,* Distinguishing Deposition, Corrosion, and Stripping of Transient Heterogeneous Materials during Molecular Electrocatalysis, Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 6372-6382, doi: 10.1039/C9DT00584F
     *** Featured on the inside front cover! doi: 10.1039/c9dt90111f ***

13. Hopkins, J.A., Lionetti, D., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.* Chemical and Electrochemical Properties of [Cp*Rh] Complexes Supported by a Hybrid Phosphine-Imine Ligand, Organometallics 2019, 38, 1300-1310, doi: 10.1021/acs.organomet.8b00551
     *** Invited contribution for special issue "Organometallic Electrochemistry" ***

12. Boyd, E.A., Lionetti, D., Henke, W.C., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.* Preparation, Characterization, and Electrochemical Activation of a Model [Cp*Rh] Hydride, Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 3606-3615, doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b02160  PMC Link
     *** Featured on the journal front cover! Link: pubs.acs.org/toc/inocaj/58/6 ***

11. Johnson, K.J., Prather, K.V., and Blakemore, J.D.* Noncovalent Immobilization of Catalysts on Electrode Surfaces, in Noncovalent Interactions in Catalysis, Mahmudov, K.T., Kopylovich, M.N., da Silva, M.F.C.G., and Pombeiro, A.J.L., eds., 2019, pp. 324-349. doi:10.1039/9781788016490-00324  Book Information

10. Moore, W.N.G., Henke, W.C., Lionetti, D., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.* Single-Electron Redox Chemistry on the [Cp*Rh] Platform Enabled by a Nitrated Bipyridyl Ligand, Molecules 2018, 23, 2857; doi: 10.3390/molecules23112857
     *** Published as an invited Feature Article! ***
     *** Featured on the journal Front Cover! Link: www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/23/11 ***

9. Lionetti, D., Day, V.W., Lassalle-Kaiser, B.,* and Blakemore, J.D.,* Multiple Binding Modes of an Unconjugated Bis(pyridine) Ligand Stabilize Low-Valent [Cp*Rh] Complexes, Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 1694-1697, doi: 10.1039/C7CC09164H
    
*** Featured on the journal cover! doi: 10.1039/C8CC90069H ***

8. Kumar, A., Lionetti, D., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.,* Trivalent Lewis Acidic Cations Govern the Electronic Properties and Stability of Heterobimetallic Complexes of Nickel, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 141-149,  doi: 10.1002/chem.201704006
     *** Chosen as a "Hot Paper" by the Editors for its importance in the rapidly evolving field of Lewis Acid-modulated redox chemistry. ***
     *** Featured on the Journal cover! doi: 10.1002/chem.201705512 ***

7. Henke, W.C., Lionetti, D., Moore, W.N.G., Hopkins, J.A., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.,* Ligand Substituents Govern the Efficiency and Mechanistic Path of Hydrogen Production with [Cp*Rh] Catalysts, ChemSusChem 2017, 10, 4589-4598, doi: 10.1002/cssc.201701416
     *** Invited contribution for special issue "Artificial Photosynthesis for Sustainable Fuels" ***

6. Lionetti, D., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.,* Noncovalent immobilization and surface characterization of lanthanide complexes on carbon electrodes, Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 11779-11789, doi: 10.1039/C7DT02577G

5. Johnson, S.I., Gray, H.B., Blakemore, J.D.,* and Goddard, W.A.,* Role of Ligand Protonation in Dihydrogen Evolution from a Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl Rhodium Catalyst, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 11375-11386, doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01698

4. Peng, Y., Ramos-Garcés, M.V., Lionetti, D., and Blakemore, J.D.,* Structural and Electrochemical Consequences of [Cp*] Ligand Protonation, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 10824-10831, doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01895

3. Lionetti, D., Day, V.W., and Blakemore, J.D.,* Synthesis and Electrochemical Properties of Half-Sandwich Rhodium and Iridium Methyl Complexes, Organometallics 2017, 36, 1897-1905, doi: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00136

2. Sconyers, D.J. and Blakemore, J.D.,* Distinguishing between homogeneous and heterogeneous hydrogen-evolution catalysis with molecular cobalt complexes, Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 7286-7289, doi: 10.1039/C7CC02188G
      *** Invited contribution for special issue: Emerging Investigators 2017 ***
      *** Contributor profiles for the special issue ***

1. Aguirre Quintana, L., Johnson, S.I., Corona, S.L., Villatoro, W., Goddard, W.A., III, Takase, M.K., VanderVelde, D.G., Winkler, J.R.,* Gray, H.B.,* Blakemore, J.D.*, Proton-Hydride Tautomerism in Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2016, 113, 6409-6414, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1606018113
      *** Highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News on 13-June-2016:
      “Chemists announce the end of the innocence for cyclopentadienyl.” Link ***
      *** Highlighted by CEBC at KU on 21-November-2016. Link ***


36. Huang, D.L., Vinyard, D.L., Blakemore, J. D., Hashmi, S.M., Crabtree, R.H., Cp* versus Bis-carbonyl Iridium Precursors as CH Oxidation Precatalysts, Organometallics 2016, 36, 199-206, doi: 10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00525

35. McNicholas, B.J., Blakemore, J.D., Chang, A.B., Bates, C.M., Kramer, W.W., Grubbs, R.H., Gray, H.B., ​Electrocatalysis of CO2 Reduction in Brush Polymer Ion Gels, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 11160-11163, doi: 10.1021/jacs.6b08795

34. Gupta, A., Blakemore, J.D., Brunschwig, B.S., Gray, H.B. Immobilization and Electrochemical Properties of Ruthenium and Iridium Complexes on Carbon Electrodes, J. Phys. Condensed Matter 2016, 28, 1-7 doi: 10.1088/0953-8984/28/9/094002
      *** Special Issue on “Molecular Functionalization of Surfaces for Device Applications” ***

33. Blakemore, J.D., Crabtree, R.H., Brudvig, G.W. Molecular Catalysts for Water Oxidation, Chem. Rev. 2015, 115, 12974-13005, doi: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00122
      *** Listed as a ‘Hot Paper’ by Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) for January/February 2016. ***
      *** Thematic Special Issue on “Solar Energy Conversion” ***

32. Laga, S.M., Blakemore, J.D., Henling, L.M., Brunschwig, B.S., Gray, H.B. Catalysis of Proton Reduction with a [BO4]-bridged Dicobalt Glyoxime, Inorg. Chem2014, 53, 12668-12670, doi: 10.1021/ic501804h

31. Hunter, B.M., Blakemore, J.D., Deimund, M., Gray, H.B., Winkler, J.R. Mueller, A.M. Highly Active Mixed-Metal Nanosheet Water Oxidation Catalysts Made by Pulsed-Laser Ablation in Liquids, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 13118-13121, doi: 10.1021/ja506087h

30. Lattimer, J.R.C.,# Blakemore, J.D.,# Sattler, W., Gul, S., Chatterjee, R., Yachandra, V., Yano, J., Brunschwig, B.S., Lewis, N.S., Gray, H.B., Assembly, Characterization, and Electrochemical Properties of Immobilized Metal Bipyridyl Complexes on Silicon(111) Surfaces, Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 15004-15012, doi: 10.1039/C4DT01149J
      *** Special Issue on “Inorganic Chemistry for Renewable Energy Conversion and Storage” ***

29. Blakemore, J.D., Hernandez, E.S., Sattler, W., Hunter, B.M., Brunschwig, B.S., Gray, H.B. Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl Rhodium Complexes, Polyhedron 2014, 84, 14-18, doi: 10.1016/j.poly.2014.05.022
      *** Special Issue in Honor of John Bercaw (on the occasion of his seventieth birthday) ***

28. McKone, J.R., Ardo, S.A., Blakemore, J.D., Bracher, P.J., Dempsey, J.L., Darnton, T.V., Harmon, W.H., Rose, M.J., Walter, M.G., Dasgupta, S., Winkler, J.R., Gray, H.B. The Solar Army: A Case Study in Science Outreach Based on Solar Photochemistry, Reviews in Advanced Sciences and Engineering 2014, 3, 288-303, doi: 10.1166/rase.2014.1076

27. Huang, J., Blakemore, J.D., Fazi, D., Kokhan, O., Schley, N.D., Crabtree, R.H., Brudvig, G.W., Tiede, D.M. Domain Structure for an Amorphous Iridium-oxide Water-Oxidation Catalyst Resolved by X-ray Pair Distribution Function Analysis, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16, 1814-1819, doi: 10.1039/C3CP54878C
      *** Featured as a “Hot Article” by PCCP ***

26. Blakemore, J.D., Gupta, A., Warren, J.J., Brunschwig, B.S., Gray, H.B. Noncovalent Immobilization of Electrocatalysts for Fuel Production on Carbon Electrodes, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 18288-18291, doi: 10.1021/ja4099609

25. Blakemore, J.D., Gray, H.B., Winkler, J.R., Mueller, A.M. Co3O4 Nanoparticles Water-Oxidation Catalysts Made by Pulsed-Laser Ablation in Liquids, ACS Catalysis 2013, 3, 2497-2500, doi: 10.1021/cs400639b

24.  Sattler, W., Ener, M.E., Blakemore, J.D., Rachford, A.A., Labeaume, P.J., Thackeray, J.W., Cameron, J.F., Winkler, J.R., Gray, H.B. Generation of Powerful Tungsten Reductants by Visible Light Excitation, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 10614-10617, doi: 10.1021/ja4047119

23.  Blakemore, J.D., Mara, M.W., Kushner-Lenhoff, M.N., Schley, N.D., Konezny, S.J., Rivalta, I., Negre, C.F.A., Snoeberger, R.C., Huang, J., Kokhan, O., Stickrath, A., Tran, L.A., Parr, M.L., Chen, L.X., Tiede, D.M., Batista, V.S., Brudvig, G.W., Crabtree, R.H. Characterization of an Amorphous Iridium Water‑Oxidation Catalyst Electrodeposited from Organometallic Precursors, Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 1860-1871, doi: 10.1021/ic301968j

22.  Kushner-Lenhoff, M., Blakemore, J.D., Schley, N.D., Crabtree, R.H., Brudvig, G.W. Effects of Aqueous Buffers on Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation with an Iridium Oxide Material Electrodeposited in Thin Layers from an Organometallic Precursor, Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 3616-3622, doi: 10.1039/c2dt32326e

21. Graeupner, J., Brewster, T.P., Blakemore, J.D., Schley, N.D., Thomsen, J.M., Brudvig, G.W., Hazari, N., Crabtree, R.H. Preparation of Electron-Rich CpIr(biphenyl-2,2’-diyl) Complexes with π-Accepting Carbon Donor Ligands, Organometallics 2012, 31, 7158–716, doi: 10.1021/om300696t

20.  Luca, O.R., Blakemore, J.D., Praetorius, J.M., Schmeier, T.J., Hunsinger, G.B., Brudvig, G.W., Hazari, N., Crabtree, R.H. Organometallic Ni Pincer Complexes for the Electrocatalytic Production of Hydrogen, Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 8704-8709, doi: 10.1021/ic300009a

19.  Blakemore, J.D., Schley, N.D., Kushner-Lenhoff, M.N., Winter, A.M., D'Souza, F., Crabtree, R.H., Brudvig, G.W. A Comparison of Amorphous Iridium Water-Oxidation Catalysts Prepared from Soluble Precursors, Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 7749-7763, doi: 10.1021/ic300764f

18.  Blakemore, J.D., Hull, J.F., Crabtree, R.H., Brudvig, G.W. Aqueous Speciation and Electrochemical Properties of a Water-Soluble Manganese Phthalocyanine, Dalton Trans. 2012, 41, 7681-7688, doi: 10.1039/c2dt30371j

17.  Vagnini, M.T., Smeigh, A.L., Blakemore, J.D., Eaton, S.W., Schley, N.D., D'Souza, F., Crabtree, R.H., Brudvig, G.W., Co, D.T., Wasielewski, M.R. Ultrafast Photodriven Intramolecular Electron Transfer to Perylene Diimide Derivatives from an Iridium-Based Water-Oxidation Catalyst, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A2012, 109, 15651-15656, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1202075109

16.  Luca, O.R., Konezny, S.J., Blakemore, J.D., Colosi, D.M., Saha, S., Brudvig, G.W., Batista, V.S., Crabtree, R.H. A Tridentate Nickel Pincer for Aqueous Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Production, New J. Chem. 2012, 36, 1149-1152, doi: 10.1039/c2nj20912h

15.  Smith, D.C., Blakemore, J.D. Glassware for Making and Measuring Oxygen Gas, Fusion: The Journal of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society 2012, 51 (2), 21-27. [PDF]

14.  Moore, G.F., Konezny, S.J., Song, H., Milot, R.L., Blakemore, J.D., Lee, M.L., Batista, V.S., Schmuttenmaer, C.A., Crabtree, R.H., Brudvig, G.W. Bioinspired High-Potential Porphyrin Photoanodes, J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 4892-4902, doi: 10.1021/jp210096m

13.  Parent, A.R., Blakemore, J.D., Brudvig, G.W., Crabtree, R.H. Wilkinson’s Iridium Acetate Trimer as a Water-Oxidation Catalyst, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 11745-11747, doi: 10.1039/c1cc15501f

12. Schley, N.D., Blakemore, J.D., Subbaiyan, N.K., Incarvito, C.D., D'Souza, F., Crabtree, R.H., Brudvig, G.W. Distinguishing Homogeneous from Heterogeneous Catalysis in Electrode-Driven Water Oxidation with Molecular Iridium Complexes, J. Am. Chem. Soc2011, 133, 10473-10481, doi: 10.1021/ja2004522
      *** Our work was featured in a commentary by Tom Meyer of UNC Chapel Hill.  See:
           Meyer, T.J. Oxidizing water two ways, Nat. Chem. 2011, 3, 757-758, doi: 10.1038/nchem.1161 ***

11. Moore, G.F., Blakemore, J.D., Milot, R.L, Hull, J.F., Song, H., Cai, L., Schmuttenmaer, C.A., Crabtree, R.H., Brudvig, G.W. A Visible Light Water-Splitting Cell with a Photoanode formed by Codeposition of a High-Potential Porphyrin and an Iridium Water-Oxidation Catalyst, Energy Environ. Sci. 2011, 4, 2389-2392, doi: 10.1039/c1ee01037a

10. Brewster, T.P., Blakemore, J.D., Schley, N.D., Incarvito, C.D., Hazari, N., Brudvig, G.W., Crabtree, R.H. An Iridium(IV) Species, [Cp*Ir(NHC)Cl]+, Related to a Water-Oxidation Catalyst, Organometallics 2011, 30, 965-973, doi: 10.1021/om101016s
      *** This paper was among the top ten most-read articles of the full-year 2011 in Organometallics, according to ACS Publications. ***

9. Blakemore, J.D., Schley, N.D., Olack, G.W., Incarvito C.D., Brudvig, G.W., Crabtree, R.H. Anodic Deposition of a Robust Iridium Water-Oxidation Catalyst from Organometallic Precursors, Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 94-98, doi: 10.1039/C0SC00418A

8. Marino, N., Fazen, C.H., Blakemore, J.D., Incarvito, C.D., Hazari, N., Doyle, R.P. Isostructural Pd(II) and Pt(II) Pyrophosphato Complexes: Polymorphism and Unusual Bond character in d8-d8 systems, Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 2507-2520, doi: 10.1021/ic1023373

7. Blakemore, J.D., Chalkley, M.J., Farnaby, J.H., Guard, L.M., Hazari, N., Incarvito, C.D., Luzik, E.D., Jr., Suh, H.W. New Bidentate Trans-Chelating N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands for Palladium, Organometallics 2011, 30, 1818-1829, doi: 10.1021/om100890q

6. Blakemore, J.D., Schley, N.D., Balcells, D., Hull, J.F., Olack, G.W., Incarvito, C.D., Eisenstein, O., Brudvig, G.W.,* Crabtree, R.H.* Half-Sandwich Iridium Complexes for Homogeneous Water-Oxidation Catalysis, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 16017-16029, doi: 10.1021/ja104775j

5. Wijesinghe, C.A., El-Khouly, M.E., Blakemore, J.D., Zandler, M.E., Fukuzumi, S., D'Souza, F. Charge Stabilization in a Closely Spaced Ferrocene-Boron Dipyrrin-Fullerene Triad, Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 3301-3303, doi: 10.1039/c000565g

4. Hull, J.F., Balcells, D., Blakemore, J.D., Incarvito, C.D., Eisenstein, O., Crabtree, R.H., Brudvig, G.W. Highly Active and Robust Cp* Iridium Complexes for Catalytic Water Oxidation, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 8730-8731, doi: 10.1021/ja901270f

3. Balcells, D., Moles, P., Blakemore, J.D., Raynaud, C., Brudvig, G.W., Crabtree, R.H., Eisenstein, O. Molecular Recognition in Mn-Catalyzed C-H Oxidation: Reaction Mechanism and Origin of Selectivity from a DFT Perspective, Dalton Trans. 2009, 30, 5989-6000, doi: 10.1039/b905317d

2. Li, G., Sproviero, E.M., Snoeberger, R.C., III, Iguchi, N., Blakemore, J.D., Crabtree, R.H., Brudvig, G.W., Batista, V.S. Deposition of an Oxomanganese Water Oxidation Catalyst on TiO2 Nanoparticles: Computational Modeling, Assembly and Characterization, Energy Environ. Sci2009, 2, 230-238, doi: 10.1039/b818708h

1. Blakemore, J.D., Chitta, R., D'Souza, F. Synthesis and Study of Crown Ether-Appended Boron Dipyrrin Chemosensors for Cation Detection, Tet. Lett. 2007, 48, 1977-1982, doi: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2007.01.067


Recent News

26–30 June 2022 – James and Riddhi attend the 29th Rare Earth Research Conference (RERC29) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. James delivered an invited talk on the first morning of the meeting on the topic of "Redox Tuning of Tripodal Cerium Complexes with Secondary Metal Cations," and Riddhi was awarded a Best Poster Prize for her work on "Electrochemical Activation of the Uranyl Ion." Thanks to Prof. Eric Schelter and Dr. Marta Guron (U. Penn) for organizing such a great meeting—a truly inspirational experience!

6 June 2022 – An exciting summer of research is underway in the Blakemore Group–our seventh here at KU! Welcome to our newest group members: Fynn Cooper, an incoming graduate student; Cecilia Paranjothi, a rising sophomore at KU;  and Natalie Lind, a visiting summer REU student from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Let the fun begin!

6 May 2022 – Emma Cosner has been named the recipient of the Class of 1913 Award. This prize, which is one of the prestigious University Awards, is granted annually to two graduating students “who, by their evidenced intelligence, devotion to their studies, and personal character, give promise of such usefulness to society.” The central criterion for this award is a stellar academic record, making Emma a very deserving recipient. Emma has been conducting research in our group for over three years, and has been co-mentored throughout that time by Dr. Julie Leseberg. Congratulations, Emma!

Funding Sources

Our work is supported by the US Department of Energy, US National Science Foundation, the Chevron Phillips Chemical, Lam Research Corp., and the Spring Creek Fund.