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Jonathan Hull

Jonathan Hull

Goldhaber Fellow

Chemistry Division
Building 555
Brookhaven National Laboratory
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

Phone: (631) 344-4357
FAX:    (631) 344-5815

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Brookhaven Today (18 March, 2012): New Catalyst for Safe, Reversible Hydrogen Storage

Artificial Photosynthesis Group

Dr. Jonathan F. Hull received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Yale University in 2009 with Professors Robert H. Crabtree and Gary W. Brudvig, completed his postdoctoral studies with Professor Thomas J. Meyer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and joined BNL in the fall of 2010 as Goldhaber Distinguished Fellow. Hull designs biologically inspired small molecules for artificial photosynthesis (clean energy storage and catalysis), atom-economic transformations (green chemistry) and the selective functionalization of hydrocarbons (catalysis).

Journal Articles and Patents

  1. “Proton Coupled Electron Transfer” Weinberg, D. R.; Gagliardi, C. J.; Hull, J. F.; Murphy, C. F.; Kent, C. A.; Westlake, B.; Paul, A.; Ess, D. H.; McCafferty, D. G.; Meyer, T. J., Chem. Rev. 2012 In Press (DOI: 10.1021/cr200177j)
  2. “Second-coordination-sphere and Electronic Effects Enhance Iridium(III)-Catalyzed Homogeneous Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide in Water Near Ambient Temperature and Pressure” Wang, W. H.; Hull, J. F.; Muckerman, J. T.; Fujita, E.; Himeda, Y. Energy Environ. Sci. 2012, In Press (DOI: 10.1039/C2EE21888G)
  3. “Aqueous Speciation and Electrochemical Properties of a Water-Soluble Manganese Phthalocyanine Complex” Blakemore, J. D.; Hull, J. F.; Crabtree, R. H.; Brudvig, G. W. Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 7681-7688.
  4. “Reversible Hydrogen Storage using CO2 and a Proton-Switchable Iridium Catalyst in Aqueous Media under Mild Temperatures and Pressures” Hull, J. F.; Himeda, Y.; Wang, W. H.; Hashiguchi, B.; Periana, R.; Szalda, D. J.; Muckerman, J. T.; Fujita, E. Nature Chemistry, 2012, 4, 383-388.
  5. “Water Oxidation Intermediates Applied to Catalysis: Benzyl Alcohol Oxidation” Vannucci, A.; Hull, J. F.; Chen, Z.; Binstead, R. A.; Concepcion, J.; Meyer, T. J., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134 (9), 3972-3975.
  6. “A Visible Light Water-Splitting Cell with a Photoanode Formed by Codeposition of a High-Potential Porphyrin and an Iridium Water-Oxidation Catalyst” Moore, G. F; Blakemore, J. D.; Milot, R. L.; Hull, J. F.; Song, H. Y.; Cai, L.; Schmuttenmaer, C. A.; Crabtree, R. H.; Brudvig, G. W., Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 2389-2392.
  7. “Multiple Pathways for Benzyl Alcohol Oxidation by RuV=O3+ and RuIV=O2+” Paul, A.; Hull, J. F.; Norris, M. R.; Chen, Z.; Ess, D. H.; Concepcion, J. J.; Meyer, T. J., Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50 (4), 1167-1169.
  8. “Catalytic Water Oxidation on Derivatized nanoITO” Chen, Z.; Concepcion, J. J.; Hull, J. F.; Hoertz, P. G.; Meyer, T. J., Dalton Trans., 2010, 39 (30), 6950-6952.
  9. "Nonaqueous Catalytic Water Oxidation" Chen, Zuofeng; Concepcion, J. J.; Luo, H.; Hull, J. F.; Paul, A.; Meyer, T. J., J. Am. Soc., 2010, 132 (50), 17670-17673.
  10. “Half-Sandwich Iridium Complexes for Homogeneous Water-Oxidation Catalysis” Blakemore, J.D.; Schley, N.D.; Balcells, D.; Hull, J.F.; Olack, G.W.; Incarvito, C.D.; Eisenstein, O.; Brudvig, G.W.; Crabtree, R.H. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010,132 (45), 16017-16029.
  11. “A Simple Ru Catalyst for the Conversion of Aldehydes or Oximes to Primary Amides” Hull, J. F.; Hilton, S. T.; Crabtree, R. H. Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2010, 363 (6), 1243-1245. (Invited paper.)
  12. “Manganese Catalysts for C−H Activation: An Experimental/Theoretical Study Identifies the Stereoelectronic Factor That Controls the Switch between Hydroxylation and Desaturation Pathways” Hull, J. F.; Balcells, D.; Sauer, E. L. O.; Raynaud, C.; Brudvig, G.W.; Crabtree, R. H.; Eisenstein, O., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132 (22), 7605-7616.
  13. “Highly Active Iridium Cp* Compounds for Homogeneous Catalytic Water Oxidation” Hull, J. F.; Balcells, D.; Eisenstein, E.; Brudvig, G. W.; Crabtree, R. H. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131 (5), 8730-8731.
  14. “Manganese Catalysts with Molecular Recognition Functionality for Selective Alkene Epoxidation” Hull, J. F.; Sauer, E. L. O.; Incarvito, C. D. I.; Faller, J. W.; Brudvig, G. W.; Crabtree, R. H. Inorg. Chem., 2009, 48 (2), 488-495.

Selected Public Presentations (partial list, 3 of 13 posters and oral presentations)

  1. Oral Presentation: “Water Oxidation based on Homogeneous and Heterogeneous catalysts derived from Cp* Ir precursors”
    Invited Talk, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan November 2011
  2. Poster Presentation: “Water Oxidation: Comparing the Role of Free Energy and Proton Coupled Electron Transfer in Dissolved and Electrode-Bound Catalysts”
    Faraday Discussions, University of Edinburgh, Scotland September 2011
  3. Oral Presentation: “Finding the Gold in Green Chemistry”
    International Association for Business Development, Houston TX, May 2008