PUBLICATIONS

2020

184.

Ali Chamas, Hyunjin Moon, Jiajia Zheng, Yang Qiu, Tarnuma Tabassum, Jun Hee Jang, Mahdi Abu-Omar, Susannah L Scott, Sangwon Suh "Degradation Rates of Plastics in the Environment" ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2020, 8, pp 3494-3511 https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06635

183.

 Klein, Ian, and Abu-Omar, Mahdi. Final Technical Report: Selective Catalysis for One-Step Lignocellulose Delignification and Lignin Valorization to High Value Methoxyphenols. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.

182.

Mahdi Abu-Omar, Kothanda Rama Pichaandi, Chan Park, Jun Hee Jang "Tandem and Bimetallic Catalysts for Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Light Hydrocarbons with Renewable Feedstock" University of California. 2020, DOE-UCSB-0017592 https://doi.org/10.2172/1583005

181.

J Krzystek, Alexander Schnegg, Azar Aliabadi, Karsten Holldack, Sebastian A Stoian, Andrew Ozarowski, Scott D Hicks, Mahdi M Abu-Omar, Kolle E Thomas, Abhik Ghosh, Kenneth P Caulfield, Zachary J Tonzetich, Joshua Telser "Advanced Paramagnetic Resonance Studies on Manganese and Iron Corroles with a Formal d4 Electron Count" Inorganic Chemistry. 2020, 59, pp 1075-1090 https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02635

180.

Chien-Han Chen, Chia-Min Lin, Tzong-Yuan Juang, Mahdi M Abu-Omar, Ching-Hsuan Lin "One-pot hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of lignin monomers to C9 hydrocarbons co-catalysed by Ru/C and Nb 2 O 5" Green Chemistry. 2020,  Advance Article https://doi.org/10.1039/D0GC01692F

179.

Shih Wei Shao, Chien Han Chen, Jian Ren Chan, Tzong Yuan Juang, Mahdi M Abu-Omar, Ching Hsuan Lin "Full atom-efficiency transformation of wasted polycarbonates into epoxy thermosets and the catalyst-free degradation of the thermosets for environmental sustainability" Green Chemistry. 2020, 43, pp 4683-4696 https://doi.org/10.1039/D0GC01318H

178.

S Masoud Nabavizadeh, Fatemeh Niroomand Hosseini, Chan Park, Guang Wu, Mahdi M Abu-Omar "Discovery and mechanistic investigation of Pt-catalyzed oxidative homocoupling of benzene with PhI (OAc) 2" Dalton Transactions. 2020, 49, pp 2477-2486 https://doi.org/10.1039/C9DT04261J

2019

177.

S Masoud Nabavizadeh, Fatemeh Niroomand Hosseini, Chan Park, Guang Wu, Mahdi M Abu-Omar "Discovery and mechanistic investigation of Pt-catalyzed oxidative homocoupling of benzene with PhI (OAc) 2" Dalton Transactions. 2020, 49, pp 2477-2486 https://doi.org/10.1039/C9DT04261J

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176.

Chongbo Cheng, Julianne Truong, Jacob A Barrett, Dekui Shen, Mahdi M Abu-Omar, Peter C Ford "Hydrogenolysis of Organosolv Lignin in Ethanol/Isopropanol Media without Added Transition-Metal Catalyst" ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2019, 8, pp 1023-1030 https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b05820

175.

Emmanuel Galiwango, Nour S Abdel Rahman, Ali H Al-Marzouqi, Mahdi M Abu-Omar, Abbas A Khaleel "Isolation and characterization of cellulose and α-cellulose from date palm biomass waste" Heliyon. 2019, 5, pp e02937 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02937

174.

Chien Han Chen, Tsung Yen Yu, Jen-Hao Wu, Mathivathanan Ariraman, Tzong-Yuan Juang, Mahdi M Abu-Omar, Ching-Hsuan Lin "Synthesis and Properties of Quinoxaline-Containing Benzoxazines and Polybenzoxazines" ACS omega. 2019, 4, pp 9092-9101 https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.9b01042

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173.

Shou Zhao, Mahdi M Abu-Omar "Catechol-Mediated Glycidylation toward Epoxy Vitrimers/Polymers with Tunable Properties" Macromolecules. 2019, 52, pp 3646-3654 https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00334

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172.

Naroomand Hosseini Fatemeh, Zahra Farasat, S. Masoud Nabavizadeh, Guang Wu, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar "N-methylation versus oxidative addition using MeI in the reaction of organoplatinum (II) complexes containing pyrazine ligand" J. Organometallic Chem. 2019, 880, pp 232-240 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2018.11.002

171.

Chien-Han Chen, Shih-Huang Tung, Ru-Jong Jeng, Mahdi M Abu-Omar, Ching-Hsuan Lin "A facile strategy to achieve fully bio-based epoxy thermosets from eugenol" Green Chemistry. 2019, 21, pp 4475-4488 https://doi.org/10.1039/C9GC01184F

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170.

Chien-Han Chen, Chia-Min Lin, Tzong-Yuan Juang, Mahdi M Abu-Omar, Ching-Hsuan Lin "The reaction of activated esters with epoxides for self-curable, highly flexible, A 2 B 2-and A 3 B 3-type epoxy compounds" Polymer Chemistry. 2019, 10, pp 3983-3995 https://doi.org/10.1039/C9PY00377K

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169.

Asma Nahaei, S Masoud Nabavizadeh, Fatemeh Niroomand Hosseini, S Jafar Hoseini, Mahdi M Abu-Omar "Arene C–H bond activation and methane formation by a methylplatinum (ii) complex: experimental and theoretical elucidation of the mechanism" New Journal of Chemistry. 2019, 43, pp 8005-8014 https://doi.org/10.1039/C9NJ01968E

2018

168.

Shou Zhao and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar "Recyclable and Malleable Epoxy Thermoset Bearing Aromatic Imine Bonds" Macromolecules 2018, 51 (23), pp 9816-9824 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01976

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167.

Jeffery M. Switzer, Paul D. Pletcher, D. Keither Steelman, Jungsuk Kim, Grigori A. Medvedev, Mahdi M. Abu-Omar, James M. Caruthers, and W. Nicholas Deglass "Quantitative Modeling of the Temperature Dependence of the Kinetic Parameters for Zirconium Amine Bis(Phenolate) Catalysts for 1-Hexene Polymerization" ACS Catalysis 2018, 8 (11), pp 10407-10418 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acscatal.8b01989

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166.

Shou Zhao, Xiangning Huang, Andrew J. Whelton, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar "Formaldehyde-Free Method for Incorporating Lignin into Epoxy Thermosets" ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2018, 6 (8), pp 10628-10636 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b01962

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165.

Thilina Gunasekara, Jungsuk Kim, Andrew Preston, D. Keith Steelman, Grigori A. Medvedev, W. Nicholas Delgass, Orson L. Sydora, James M. Caruthers, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar "Mechanistic Insights into Chromium-Catalyzed Ethylene Trimerization" ACS Catalysis 2018, 8 (8), pp 6810-6819 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acscatal.8b00468

164.

Shou Zhao, Xiangning Huang, Andrew J. Whelton, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar "Renewable Epoxy Thermosets from Fully Lignin Derived Triphenols" ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2018, 6 (6), pp 7600-7608 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b00443

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163.

Yuan Jiang, Duanchen Ding, Shou Zhao, Hanyu Zhu, Hilkka I. Kenttämaa, Mahdi M. Abu-Omar "Thermoset Polymers Based on Lignin and Carbohydrate Derived Monomers" Green Chem. 2018, 20 (9), pp 1131-1138 https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2018/gc/c7gc03552g

162.

Hao Luo and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar "Lignin Extraction and Catalytic Upgrading from Genetically Modified Poplar" Green Chem. 2018, 20 (3), pp 745-753 https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2018/gc/c7gc03417b

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169

Naroomand Hosseini Fatemeh, Zahra Farasat, S. Masoud Nabavizadeh, Guang Wu, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar "N-methylation versus oxidative addition using MeI in the reaction of organoplatinum (II) complexes containing pyrazine ligand" J. Organometallic Chem. 2019, 880, pp 232-240 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2018.11.002

2017

161.

Marzieh Dadkhah Aseman, S. Masoud Nabavizadeh, Fatemeh Niroomand Hosseini, Guang Wu, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar "Carbon-Oxygen Bond Forming Reductive Elimination from Cycloplatinated (IV) Complexes" Organometallics 2017, 37 (1), pp 87-98 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00745

160.

Thilina Gunasekara, Jungsuk Kim, Silei Xiong, Andrew Preston, D. Keith Steelman, Grigori A. Medvedev, W. Nicholas Delgass, James M. Caruthers, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar "Interaction between Two Active Sites of the Same Catalyst for Macromonomer Enchained Olefin Polymerization" Macromolecules 2017, 50 (23), pp 9151-9161 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01341

159.

Fatemeh Niroomand Hosseini, S. Masoud Nabavizadeh, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar "Which is the Stronger Nucleophile, Platinum or Nitrogen in Rollover Cycloplatinated (II) Complexes?" Inorganic Chemistry 2017, 56 (23), pp 14706-14713 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02678

158.

Sara A. Johnson, Robert F Higgins, Mahdi M. Abu-Omar, Matthew P. Shores, and Suzanne C. Bart "Mechanistic Insights into Concerted C-C Reductive Elimination from Homoleptic Uranium Alkyls" Organometallics 2017, 36 (18), pp 3491-3497 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00438

157.

Thilina Gunasekara, Andrew Z. Preston, Manhao Zeng, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar “Highly Regio-selective a-olefin Dimerization Using Zirconium and Hafnium Amine Bis(phenolate) Complexes” Organometallics 2017, 36. (15), pp 2934–2939   Link to Article>>

156.

Xiangning Huang, Shou Zhao, Mahdi Abu-Omar, and Andrew Whelton “In-situ cleaning of heavy metal contaminated plastic water pipes using a biomass derived ligand” J. Environ. Chem. Eng. 2017, 5, 3622-3631.  Link to Article>>

155.

Hao Luo and Mahdi Abu-Omar “Chemicals from Lignin” In: Abraham, M.A. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies. Elsevier, 2017, pp. 573–585. [Book Chapter]

154.

Andrew Z. Preston, Jungsuk Kim, Grigori A. Medvedev, W. Nicholas Delgass, James M. Caruthers, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar “Steric and Solvation Effects on Polymerization Kinetics, Dormancy, and Tacticity of Zr-Salan Catalysts” Organometallics 2017, 36, 2237-2244.  Link to Article>>

153.

Kothanda Rama Pichaandi, Lara Kabalan, Sabre Kais, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar “Ring flipping in heterobimetallic Re-Ir complexes and its effect on structural isomerism: Dynamic NMR and DFT study” J. Organometal. Chem. 2017, 843, 62-65.  Link to article>>

152.

Kelsey E. Cantwell, Phillip E. Fanwick, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar “Mild, Selective Sulfoxidation with Molybdenum(VI) cis-Dioxo Catalysts” ACS Omega, 2017, 2 (5), 1778-1785.  Link to article>>

151.

Michael G. Mazzotta, Manxi Xiong, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar “Carbon Dioxide Reduction to Silyl-Protected Methanol Catalyzed by an Oxorhenium Pincer PNN Complex” Organometallics, 2017, 36 (9), 1688-1691. Link to article>>

150.

Lakshmi Nilakantan, Kothanda Rama Pichaandi, Mahdi M. Abu-Omar, David R. McMillin, Paul R. Sharp “Synthesis, Characterization and DFT Study of digold(II) naphthalene Complex” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2017, 844, pp 30-34.  Link to article>>

149.

Shou Zhao and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar “Synthesis of Renewable Thermoset Polymers through Successive Lignin Modification Using Lignin-Derived Phenols” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2017, in press. Link to article>>

148.

Shou Zhao and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar “Renewable Thermoplastics Based on Lignin-Derived Polyphenols” Macromolecules, 2017, 50 (9), 3573-3581.  Link to article>>