Publications

PhD and Postdoctoral Career:

1.       “Mechanism of the Ligand-Free Cu(I)-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition Reaction” Rodionov, V.O.; Fokin, V.V.; Finn, M.G. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 2210-2215.

This work has been featured on the cover of Angewandte Chemie and highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News, Feb. 21, 2005, p. 36.

2.       “Benzimidazole and Related Ligands for Cu-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition” Rodionov, V.O.; Presolski, S.I.; Gardinier, S.; Lim, Y.-H.; Finn, M.G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 12696-12704.

3.       “Ligand-Accelerated Cu-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition: a Mechanistic Report” Rodionov, V.O.; Presolski, S.I.; Diaz D.D.; Fokin, V.V.; Finn, M.G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 12705-12712.

4.       “Transition-Metal-Free Catalytic Synthesis of 1,5-Diaryl-1,2,3-triazoles” Kwok, S.W.; Fotsing, J.R.; Fraser, R.J.; Rodionov, V.O.; Fokin, V.V. Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 4217–4219.

5.       “Easy Access to a Family of Polymer Catalysts from Modular Star Polymers” Rodionov, V.O.; Gao, H.; Scroggins, S.; Unruh, D.A.; Avestro, A.J.; Fréchet J.M.J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 2570–2572.

Independent Research:

  1. “Scalable Synthesis and Characterization of Multilayer γ-Graphyne, New Carbon Crystals with a Small Direct Band Gap” V.G. Desyatkin, W.B. Martin, Aliev A.E. N.E. Chapman, A.F. Fonseca, D.S. Galvão, E.R. Miller, K.H. Stone, Z. Wang, D. Zakhidov, F.T. Limpoco, S.R Almahdali, S.M. Parker, R.H. Baughman, V.O. Rodionov J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, in press.
  2. “Update: An Efficient Synthesis of Poly(ethylene glycol)- Supported Iron(II) Porphyrin Using a Click Reaction and its Application for the Catalytic Olefination of Aldehydes” Chinnusamy T.; Rodionov V.O.; Kühn F.E.; and Reiser O. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2012, 354, 1827–1831
  3. “Sequence-Controlled Copolymers of 2,3,4,5,6-Pentafluorostyrene: A Mechanistic Insight and Application to Organocatalysis” O’Shea J.-P.; Solovyeva V.; Guo X.; Zhao J.; Hadjichristidis N.; and Rodionov V.O. Polym. Chem. 2014, 5, 698-701
  4. “Sequence-Controlled Copolymers of 2,3,4,5,6-Pentafluorostyrene: A Mechanistic Insight and Application to Organocatalysis” O’Shea J.-P.; Solovyeva V.; Guo X.; Zhao J.; Hadjichristidis N.; and Rodionov V.O. Polym. Chem. 2014, 5, 698-701
  5. “Star Block-Copolymers: Enzyme-Inspired Catalysts for Oxidation of Alcohols in Water” Mugemana C.; Chen B.-T.; Bukhryakov K.V.; and Rodionov V.O. Chem. Comm. 2014, 50, 7862-7865
  6. “One-Pot Synthesis of Au@SiO2 Catalysts: A Click Chemistry Approach” Solovyeva V.A.; Vu K.B.; Merican Z.; Sougrat R.; and Rodionov V.O. ACS Comb. Sci. 2014, 16, 513-517. This work has been featured on the cover of ACS Comb. Sci. (October 2014)
  7. “Nanocapsules with Fluorous Filling: A “Molecular Zipper” Approach” Merican Z.; Mugemana C.; Almahdali S.; Vu K.B.; O’Shea J.-P.; Sougrat R.; and Rodionov V.O. J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem. 2015, 53, 215-218
  8. “Perfluorinated Cobalt Phthalocyanine Effectively Catalyzes Water Electrooxidation” Morlanés N.; Joya K.S.; Takanabe K.; and Rodionov V.O. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem, 2015, 1, 49-52.
  9. “Cooperative Catalysis with Block-Copolymer Micelles: a Combinatorial Approach” Bukhryakov K.V.; Desyatkin V.G.; O’Shea J.-P.; Almahdali S.; Solovyeva V.; and Rodionov V.O. ACS Comb. Sci. 2015, 17(2), 76-80. This work has been highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News, Jan. 19, 2015, p. 24.
  10. “Enzyme-inspired Functional Surfactant for Aerobic Oxidation of Activated Alcohols to Aldehydes in Water” Chen B.-T.; Bukhryakov K.V.; Sougrat R.; and Rodionov V.O. ACS Catalysis 2015, 5(2), 1313–1317.
  11. “Surface-Bound Ligands Modulate Chemoselectivity and Activity of a Bimetallic Nanoparticle Catalyst” Vu K.B.; Bukhryakov K.V.; Anjum D.H.; and Rodionov V.O. ACS Catalysis 2015, 5(4), 2529–2533.
  12. “Amplification of Chirality through Self-Replication of Micellar Aggregates in Water” Bukhryakov K.V.; Almahdali S.; and Rodionov V.O. Langmuir. 2015, 31(10), 2931–2935
  13. “Immobilization of Molecular Cobalt Electrocatalyst by Hydrophobic Interaction with Hematite Photoanode for Highly Stable Oxygen Evolution” Joya K.S.; Morlanés N.; Maloney E.; Rodionov V.O.; and Takanabe K. Chem. Comm. 2015, 51, 13481-13484
  14. “Palladium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Precatalyst Site Isolated in the Core of a Star Polymer” Bukhryakov K.V.; Mugemana C.; Vu K.B.; and Rodionov V.O. Org. Lett. 2015, 17 (19), 4826–4829
  15. Mining chemical activity status from high-throughput screening assays” Othman S.; Ba-alawi W.; Afeef M.; Essack M.; Rodionov V.; Kalnis P.; and Bajic V.B. PLoS One 2015; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0144426
  16. “Simultaneous Reduction of CO2 and Splitting of H2O by a Single Immobilized Cobalt Phthalocyanine Electrocatalyst” Morlanés N.; Takanabe K.; and Rodionov V.O. ACS Catalysis 2016, 6, 3092–3095
  17. “Ring opening metathesis polymerization of cyclopentene using a ruthenium catalyst confined by a branched polymer architecture” Mugemana C.; Bukhryakov K.V.; Bertrand O.; Vu K.B.; Gohy J.-F.; Hadjichristidis N.; and Rodionov V.O. Polym. Chem. 2016, 7, 2923–2928. This work has been featured on the cover of Polym. Chem. (April 2016)
  18. “Cooperative Organocatalysis of Mukaiyama-Type Aldol Reactions by Thioureas and Nitro Compounds” Bukhryakov K.V.; Desyatkin V.; and Rodionov V.O. Chem. Comm. 2016, 52, 7576–7579
  19. “Controllable Catalysis with Nanoparticles: Bimetallic Alloy Systems and Surface Adsorbates” Chen T. and Rodionov V.O. ACS Catalysis 2016, 6, 4025–4033
  20. “An Efficient and Stable Hydrophobic Molecular Cobalt Catalyst for Water Electrooxidation at Neutral pH” Chen B.-T.; Morlanés N.; Adogla E.; Takanabe K.; and Rodionov V.O. ACS Catalysis 2016, 7, 4647–4652
  21. “Hollow Nanospheres with Fluorous Interiors for Transport of Molecular Oxygen in Water” Vu K.B.; Almahdali S.; Bukhryakov K.V.; and Rodionov V.O. ChemistrySelect 2016, 1(12), 3306-3309, DOI:10.1002/slct.201600602
  22. “Polystyrene-supported Cu(II)-R-Box as recyclable catalyst in asymmetric Friedel-Crafts reaction” Desyatkin V.G.; Anokhin M.V.; Rodionov V.O.; and Beletskaya I.P. Russ. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 52(12), 1717-1727
  23. “pH-Sensitive Amphiphilic Block-Copolymers for Transport and Controlled Release of Oxygen” Patil Y.; Almahdali S.; Vu K.B.; Zapsas G.; Hadjichristidis N.; and Rodionov V.O. Polym. Chem. 2017, 8, 4322-4326 This work has been featured on the cover of Polym. Chem. (August 2017)
  24. “Thiols Make for Better Catalysts: Au Nanoparticles Supported on Functional SBA-15 for Catalysis of Ullmann-type Homocouplings” Chen T.; Chen B.-T.; Bukhryakov K.V.; and Rodionov V.O. Chem. Comm. 2017, 53, 11638-11641. This work has been featured on the cover of Chem. Comm. (October 2017)
  25. “A Novel Poly(vinylidene fluoride)-Based 4-Miktoarm Star Terpolymer: Synthesis and Self-Assembly” Patil Y.; Bilalis P.; Polymeropoulos G.; Almahdali S.; Hadjichristidis N.; and Rodionov V.O. Mol. Pharmaceutics. 2018, 15, 3005-3009

Book Chapters:

  • Mugemana C.; Almahdali S.; and Rodionov, V. O. “Sequence-Controlled Polymerization Guided by Aryl-Fluoroaryl π-Stacking.” in Sequence-Controlled Polymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Properties (ACS Symposium Series), pp. 235-253, DOI: 10.1021/bk-2014-1170.ch016

Patents and Patent Applications:

  1. Finn, M. G.; Rodionov, V. O. “Preparation of ligands for copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition reactions.” US 20100197871 A1, 2009, 55pp.
  2. Rodionov, V.O.; Khanh, V.B. “Surface functionalized hollow silica particles and composites” WO 2017/085544 A1, 2017, 38pp.