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Publications

14) Kim, J. ; McNamara, N.D. ; Her, T.H.; Hicks, J.C.*, Carbothermal Reduction of Ti-Modified IRMOF-3: An Adaptable Synthetic Method to Support Catalytic Nanoparticles on Carbon, ACS Appl. Mater., 2013. DOI: 10.1021/am404089v,   

 

13) Rensel, D.J.; Rouvimov, S.; Gin, M.E.; Hicks, J.C.*, Highly selective bimetallic FeMoP catalyst for C-O bond cleavage of aryl ethers, J. Catal., 2013, 305, 256-263.


12) McNamara, N.D; Neumann, G.T.; Masko, E.T.; Urban, J.A.; Hicks, J.C.*, Catalytic Performance and Stability of (V) MIL-47 and (Ti) MIL-125 in the Oxidative Desulfurization of Heterocyclic Aromatic Sulfur Compounds, J. Catal., 2013, 305, 217-226.


11) Neumann, G.T.; Hicks, J.C.*, Dual Role of Steam in the Dry Gel Synthesis of Mesoporous ZSM-5, Cryst. Growth Des., 2013, 13, 1535–1542. DOI: 10.1021/cg301784m.


10) Xu, Z.; McNamara, N. D.; Neumann, G. T.; Schneider, W. F.; Hicks, J. C.*, Catalytic Hydrogenation of CO2 to Formic Acid with Silica-Tethered Iridium Catalysts, ChemCatChem, 2013.


9) Hicks, J.C.*, “Chemical and Biochemical Catalysis for Next Generation Biofuels, Blake A. Simmons (Ed.)”, Catal. Lett., 2012, 142, 655-656.


8) Neumann, G.T.; Hicks, J.C.*, Effects of Cerium and Aluminum in Cerium-Containing Hierarchical HZSM-5 Catalysts for Biomass Upgrading, Top. Catal., 2012, 196-208. 


7) Neumann, G.T.; Hicks, J.C.*, Novel Hierarchical Cerium-Incorporated MFI Zeolite Catalysts for the Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass, ACS Catal., 2012, 2, 642–646.


6) Hicks, J.C.*, Advances in C-O Bond Transformations in Lignin-Derived Compounds for Biofuels Production, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2011, 2, 2280–2287.


5) Hicks, J.C.; Drese, J.; Fauth, D.J.; Gray, M.; Qi, G.G.; Jones, C.W.*, Designing Adsorbents for CO2 Capture From Flue Gas - Hyperbranched Aminosilicas Capable of Capturing CO2 Reversibly, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 2902-2903.


4) Hicks, J.C.; Dabestani, R.; Buchanan III, A.C.; Jones, C.W.*, Assessing Site-Isolation of Amine Groups on Aminopropyl-Functionalized SBA-15 Materials via Spectroscopic and Reactivity Probes, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2008, 361, 3024-3032.


3) Hicks, J.C.; Mullis, B.A.; Jones, C.W.*,  Sulfonic Acid Functionalized SBA-15 Silica as a Methylaluminoxane-Free Cocatalyst/Support for Ethylene Polymerization,  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 8426-8427.


2) Hicks, J.C.; Dabestani, R.; Buchanan III, A. C.; Jones, C. W.*, Spacing and Site Isolation of Amine Groups in 3-Aminopropyl-Grafted Silica Materials – the Role of Protecting Groups. Chem. Mater., 2006, 18, 5022-5032.


1) Hicks, J.C.; Jones, C.W.*, “Controlling the Density of Amine Sites on Silica Surfaces Using Benzyl Spacers,” Langmuir, 2006, 22, 2676-2681.

Book Chapters

Neumann, G.T., Garcia, D., Hicks, J.C.*, “Catalysts for Biofuels”, in Heterogeneous Catalysis at the Nanoscale for Energy Applications, Wiley-VCH, 2013, submitted. (Invited)


Hicks, J.C., Jones, C.W.*, “Tethered Catalysts on Inorganic Oxides,” in Tailor Made Polymers, J. Severn, Ed., Wiley-VCH, 2007.

Patents

Hicks, J.C.; Jones, C.W.; Gray, M.; Fauth, D.; “Structures for Capturing CO2, Methods of Making the Structures, and Methods of Capturing CO2,” Serial No.: 11/637,477, US Patent Pending.


Stevens, J.F.; Karanjikar, M.R.; Spilker, K.K.; Naae, D.G.; Essl D.P.; Ricci, R.C.; Mirkovic, Z.; Vu, T.M.; DeCanio, S.J.; Rovner, J.M.; Hicks, J.C.; “Integrated Biofuel Process,” Serial No.: 12/477,450, US Patent Pending.


Stevens, J.; Young, M.; Euhus, D.; Coulthard, A.; Naae, D.; Spilker, K.; Hicks, J.C.; Bhattacharya, S.; Spindler, P.; “Solvent-Enhanced Biomass Liquefaction,” Serial No.: 61/362,243, US Patent Pending.


Naae, D.G.; Hicks, J.C.; Mayer, J.F.; Trevino, H., Villegas, J.I.;, “Process for Producing a Refinery Stream-Compatible Bio-Oil from a Lignocellulosic Feedstock,”  Serial No.: 13/631,182, US Patent Application Filed.

 

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