22) Kim. J; McNamara, N. D.; Hicks, J. C.*, Catalytic Activity and Stability of Carbon Supported V Oxides and Carbides Synthesized via Pyrolysis of MIL-47 (V), Appl. Catal. A. 2016, 517, 141-150. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2016.03.011


21) McNamara, N. D.; Kim, J.; Hicks, J. C.*, Controlling the Pyrolysis Conditions of Microporous/Mesoporous MIL-125 To Synthesize Porous, Carbon-Supported Ti Catalysts with Targeted Ti Phases for the Oxidation of Dibenzothiophene, Energy & Fuels. 2016, 30, 594-602. DOI:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b01946


20) Kim, J.; Oliver, A. G.; Hicks, J. C.*, Enhanced CO2 Capture Capacities and Efficiencies with N-Doped Nanoporous Carbons Synthesized from Solvent-Modulated, Pyridinedicarboxylate-Containing Zn-MOFs, CrystEngComm. 2015, 17, 8015-8020. DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00828J


19) Kim, J.; Oliver, A. G.; Neumann, G. T.; Hicks, J. C.*, Zn-MOFs Containing Pyridine and Bipyridine Carboxylate Organic Linkers and Open Zn2+ Sites, Eur J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 2015, 2011-3018. DOI: 10.1002/ejic. 201500245


18) McNamara N. D. and Hicks J. C.*, Chelating Agent-Free, Vapor-Assisted Crystallization Method to Synthesize Hierarchical Microporous/Mesoporous MIL-125 (Ti), ACS Appl. Mater. & Interfaces, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/am508799d


17) Kim J., Neumann G.T., McNamara N.D., Hicks J.C.*; Exceptional Control of Catalytic Hierarchical Carbon Supported Transition Metal Nanoparticles using Metal-Organic Framework Templates, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 2 (34), 14014-14027. DOI: 10.1039/C4TA03050H 


16) Neumann G.T. ,Pimentel B.R., Rensel D.R., Hicks J.C.*; Correlating lignin structure to aromatic products in the catalytic fast pyrolysis of lignin model compounds containing β-O-4 linkages,Catal. Sci. Tech. 2014.

DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00569D


15) McNamara N.D. ;Hicks J.C.* CO2 Capture and Conversion with a Multifunctional Polyethyleneimine‐Tethered Iminophosphine Iridium Catalyst/Adsorbent, ChemSusChem, 2014, 7 (4), 1114-1124.

DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201301231


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. Interfaces, 2013, 5 (21), 11479-11487.

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.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2013.05.026

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.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2013.05.021

11) Neumann, G.T.; Hicks, J.C.*, Dual Roles 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.

DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201200839

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. 

DOI: 10.1007/s11244-012-9788-0

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.

DOI: 10.1021/cs200648q

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.

DOI: 10.1021/jz2007885

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.

DOI: 10.1021/ja077795v

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.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2008.01.002

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.

DOI: 10.1021/ja0727870

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.

DOI: 10.1021/cm061382w

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

DOI: 10.1021/la053024y
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.


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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