Publications

Independent Publications

Publications at CU Boulder

Tessa H. T. Myren, Abdulaziz Alherz, Jonathan R. Thurston, Taylor A. Stinson, Chloe G. Huntzinger, Charles B. Musgrave, Oana R. Luca* Mn-based Molecular Electrocatalysts for the Catalytic Disproportionation of CO2 into CO and CO32- ACS Catalysis accepted.

Tessa H. T. Myren, Abdulaziz Alherz, Taylor A. Stinson, Chloe G. Huntzinger, Bimala Lama, Charles Musgrave, Oana R. Luca* Metalloradical intermediates in electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to CO: Mn versus Re bis-N-heterocyclic carbene pincers, Dalton Transactions accepted.

Zachary Mast, Tessa H. T. Myren, Chloe G. Huntzinger, Taylor A. Stinson, Rami M. Kharbouch, Emilse M. Almanza, Samantha E. Zygmont, John R. Miecznikowski, Oana R. Luca* CuI SNS Triazole and Imidazole Pincers as Electrocatalyst Precursors for Solar Fuel Production Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers accepted.

Tessa H.T. Myren, Alyssia M. Lilio, Chloe C. Huntzinger, J. William Horstman, Taylor A. Stinson, Trevor B. Donadt, Curtis Moore, Bimala Lama, Hans H. Funke, Bimala Lama, and Oana R. Luca,* Manganese N-heterocyclic carbene pincers for the electrocatalytic synthesis of solar fuels from carbon dioxide 2019, 38(6), 1248-1253 invited paper for the Special Issue “Organometallic Electrochemistry – Going Redox-Catalysis the Smart Way”.

Trevor B. Donadt, Alyssia M. Lilio, Taylor A. Stinson, Bimala Lama, and Oana R. Luca,* DOSY NMR and Normal Pulse Voltammetry for the Expeditious Determination of Number of Electrons Exchanged in Redox Events ChemistrySelect, 2018, 3, 7410-7415.

Publications at California Institute of Technology

Aidan Q. Fenwick, Oana R. Luca,* The Formation of CO by Thermal Decomposition of Formic Acid under Electrochemical Conditions of CO2 Reduction Photochem. Photobiol. B 2015, 152, 43-46.

 Oana R. Luca,* Jeffrey L. Gustafson,* Sean M. Maddox, Aidan Q. Fenwick, Daryl C. Smith, Catalysis by Electrons and Holes: Formal Potential Scales and Preparative Organic Electrochemistry Organic Chemistry Frontiers 2015, 2, 823-848.

 Oana R. Luca,* Aidan Q. Fenwick, Organic reactions for the electrochemical and photochemical production of chemical fuels from CO2 -The reduction chemistry of carboxylic acids and derivatives as bent CO2 surrogates Photochem. Photobiol. B 2015, 152, 26-42.

Aidan Q. Fenwick, John M. Gregoire, Oana R. Luca,* Electrocatalytic Reduction of Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide to Chemical Fuels: Challenges as Opportunities for a Solar Fuel Device Photochem. Photobiol. B Invited for a special issue on “Artificial Photosynthesis” 2015, 152, 47-57.

*corresponding author

Other Publications

Victor Batista, Robert  H. Crabtree, Steven J. Konezny, Oana R. Luca and Jeremy M. Praetorius, Oxidative Functionalization of Benzylic C-H Bonds by DDQ, New Journal of Chemistry 2012, 36, 1141-1144.

Oana R. Luca, James D. Blakemore, Jeremy M. Praetorius, Timothy J. Schmeier, Glendon B. Hunsinger, Gary W. Brudvig, Nilay Hazari and Robert H. Crabtree, Organometallic Ni pincer complexes for the electrocatalytic production of hydrogen, Inorganic Chemistry 2012, 51, 8704–8709.

Oana R. Luca, Charles C. L. McCrory, Nathan F. Dalleska, Carl A. Koval, The Selective Electrochemical Conversion of Preactivated CO2 to Methane Journal of the Electrochemical Society 2015, 162, H473-H476.

Aidan Q. Fenwick, Oana R. Luca,* The Formation of CO by Thermal Decomposition of Formic Acid under Electrochemical Conditions of CO2 Reduction Photochem. Photobiol. B 2015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2015.04.003.

Oana R. Luca, Ting Wang, Steven J. Konezny, Victor S. Batista and Robert H. Crabtree, DDQ as an electrocatalyst for amine dehydrogenation, a model system for virtual hydrogen storage, New Journal of Chemistry 2011, 35, 998-999.

 Moyses Araujo, Mark D. Doherty, Steven J. Konezny, Oana R. Luca, Alex Usyatinsky, Hans Grade, Emil Lobkovsky, Grigorii L. Soloveichik, Robert H. Crabtree and Victor S. Batista, Tuning redox potentials of bis(imino)pyridine cobalt complexes: an experimental theoretical study involving solvent and ligand effects, Dalton Transactions 2012, 41, 3562-3573.


Steven J. Konezny, Mark D. Doherty, Oana R. Luca, Robert H. Crabtree, Grigorii L. Soloveichik and Victor S. Batista, Reduction of Systematic Uncertainty in DFT Redox Potentials of Transition-Metal Complexes, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2012, 116, 6349–6356.

Victor Batista, Robert  H. Crabtree, Steven J. Konezny, Oana R. Luca and Jeremy M. Praetorius, Oxidative Functionalization of Benzylic C-H Bonds by DDQ, New Journal of Chemistry 2012, 36, 1141-1144.

 Oana R. Luca, Steven J. Konezny, James D. Blakemore, Dominic M. Colosi, Shubhro Saha, Gary W. Brudvig, Victor S. Batista and Robert H. Crabtree, A Tridentate Nickel Pincer for Aqueous Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Production, New Journal of Chemistry 2012, 36, 1149-1152.

Oana R. Luca, James D. Blakemore, Jeremy M. Praetorius, Timothy J. Schmeier, Glendon B. Hunsinger, Gary W. Brudvig, Nilay Hazari and Robert H. Crabtree, Organometallic Ni pincer complexes for the electrocatalytic production of hydrogen, Inorganic Chemistry 2012, 51, 8704–8709.

 Oana R. Luca and Robert H. Crabtree, Redox-Active Ligands in Catalysis, Chemical Society Reviews 2013, 42, 1440-1459. (Werner special issue)

Oana R. Luca, Bennett A. Thompson, Michael K. Takase and Robert H. Crabtree, Synthesis and Electrochemistry of a Series of Cyclopentadienyl Ni N-Heterocyclic Carbene Compounds Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2013, 720, 79-83.

Oana R. Luca, Steven J. Konezny, Eric K. Paulson, Fatemah Habib, Kurt M. Luthy, Muralee Murugesu, Robert H. Crabtree and Victor S. Batista, Study of an S=1 NiII Pincer Electrocatalyst Precursor for Aqueous Hydrogen Production Based on Paramagnetic 1H NMR Dalton Transactions 2013, 42, 8802-8807.

 Oana R. Luca, Daria L. Huang, Michael K. Takase and Robert H. Crabtree, A Redox-Active Cyclopentadienyl Ni N-heterocyclic Carbene Complex for the Electrocatalytic Desaturation of Chemical Fuels New Journal of Chemistry 2013, 37, 3402-3405.

Fatemah Habib, Oana R. Luca, Veacheslav Vieru, Serge I. Gorelsky, Michael K. Takase, Liviu F. Chibotaru, Steven Hill, Robert H. Crabtree and Muralee Murugesu, Ligand Field Influence on Slow Magnetisation Relaxation versus Spin-Crossover in Mononuclear Cobalt Complexes Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2013, 52, 11290-11293.

 Oana R. Luca, Steven J. Konezny, Glendon B. Hunsinger, Peter Müller, Michael K. Takase and Robert H. Crabtree, Redox-Active Pincers with Pendant H-bonding Sites: Synthesis, Characterization and Hydrogen Production Electrocatalysis from Their Ni Complexes Polyhedron 2014, 86, 2-6.

 Oana R. Luca, Charles C. L. McCrory, Nathan F. Dalleska, Carl A. Koval,* The Selective Electrochemical Conversion of Preactivated CO2 to Methane Journal of the Electrochemical Society 2015, 162, H473-H476. Alexander G. O’Brien , Oana R. Luca , Phil S. Baran and Donna G. Blackmond, In situ FTIR spectroscopic monitoring of electrochemically controlled organic reactions in a recycle reactor reaction React. Chem. Eng. 2016, 1, 90-95.

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