Machan Research Group

Inorganic chemistry focused on catalysis related to energy, electrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry, and materials chemistry


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Research @ UVA


Postdoctoral Research

24. Charged Macromolecular Rhenium Bipyridine Catalysts with Tunable CO2 Reduction Potentials

23. Concerted One-Electron Two-Proton Transfer Processes in Models Inspired by the Tyr-His Couple of Photosystem II

22. Bio-inspired CO2 reduction by a rhenium tricarbonyl bipyridine-based catalyst appended to amino acids and peptidic platforms: incorporating proton relays and hydrogen-bonding functional groups

21. Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide with Mn(terpyridine) Carbonyl Complexes

20. Interrogating Heterobimetallic Co-Catalytic Responses for the Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2 Using Supramolecular Assembly

19. Improving the Efficiency and Activity of Electrocatalysts for the Reduction of CO2 Through Supramolecular Assembly with Amino Acid-Modified Ligands

18. Re(I) NHC Complexes for Electrocatalytic Conversion of CO2

17. Photocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to CO and HCO2H Using fac-Mn(CN)(bpy)(CO)3

16. Rapid synthesis of redox-active dodecaborane B12(OR)12 clusters under ambient conditions

15. Orientation of Immobilized Cyano-Substituted Bipyridine Re(I) fac-Tricarbonyl Electrocatalysts on Au Surfaces

14. Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide by Mn(CN)(2,2ʹ-bipyridine(CO)3: CN Coordination Alters Mechanism

13. Reductive Disproportionation of Carbon Dioxide by an Alkyl-Functionalized Pyridine Monoimine Re(I) fac-tricarbonyl Electrocatalyst

12. A Molecular Ruthenium Electrocatalyst for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to CO and Formate

11. Synthesis, Spectroscopy, and Electrochemistry of (α-diimine)M(CO)3Br, M = Mn, Re, Complexes: Ligands Isoelectronic to Bipyridyl Show Differences in CO2 Reduction

10. Supramolecular Assembly Promotes the Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide by Re(I) Bipyridine Catalysts at a Lower Overpotential

9. Combined Steric and Electronic Effects of Positional Substitution on Dimethyl-Bipyridine Rhenium(I) Tricarbonyl Electrocatalysts for the Reduction of CO2

8. Developing a Mechanistic Understanding of Molecular Electrocatalysts for CO2 Reduction Using Infrared Spectroelectrochemistry

Graduate Research

7. General Strategy for the Synthesis of Rigid Higher-Order Platinum(II) Complexes via the Weak-Link Approach: Tweezers, Triple-Layers and Macrocycles

6. One-Pot Synthesis of an Fe(II) Bisterpyridine Complex with Allosterically Regulated Electronic Properties

5. Crystallographic Snapshots of the Bond-Breaking Isomerization Reactions of Ni(II) Complexes with Hemilabile Ligands

4. A Coordination Chemistry Dichotomy for Icosahedral Carborane-Based Ligands

3. Plasticity of the Nickel (II) Coordination Environment in Complexes with Hemilabile Phosphino Thioether Ligands

2. Chelating Effect as a Driving Force for the Selective Formation of Heteroligated Pt(II) Complexes with Bidentate Phosphino-Chalcoether Ligands

1. Electronic Tuning of Nickel-Based Bis(dicarbollide) Redox Shutles in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells