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Gerald Manbeck

Associate Chemist, Artificial Photosynthesis, Chemistry Division

Gerald Manbeck

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Chemistry Division
Bldg. 555
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-4360
gmanbeck@bnl.gov

Research | Education | Appointments | Publications


Research Activities

Artificial Photosynthesis

Research Interests

Photochemistry and electrochemistry of transition metal complexes and the application in solar fuels via carbon dioxide reduction. Mechanistic studies of proton-coupled electron transfer reactions by transient spectroscopic techniques.

Education

  • Ph.D Chemistry University of Rochester, 2011
  • BS Chemistry Bucknell University, 2006

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Chemist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2016-present
  • Research Associate in Artificial Photosynthesis, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2013-2016
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Virginia Tech, 2011-2013

Selected Publications

  • Wang W-H, Himeda Y, Muckerman JT, Manbeck GF, Fujita E (2015) CO2 Hydrogenation to Formate and Methanol as an Alternative to Photo- and Electrochemical CO2 Reduction. Chemical Reviews 115:12936–12973. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00197
  • Manbeck GF, Canterbury T, Zhou R, King S, Nam G, Brewer KJ (2015) Electrocatalytic H2 Evolution by Supramolecular RuII–RhIII–RuII Complexes: Importance of Ligands as Electron Reservoirs and Speciation upon Reduction. Inorganic Chemistry 54:8148–8157. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01536
  • Manbeck GF, Fujita E (2015) A review of iron and cobalt porphyrins, phthalocyanines and related complexes for electrochemical and photochemical reduction of carbon dioxide. Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines 19:45–64. doi: 10.1142/s1088424615300013
  • Manbeck GF, Muckerman JT, Szalda DJ, Himeda Y, Fujita E (2015) Push or Pull? Proton Responsive Ligand Effects in Rhenium Tricarbonyl CO2 Reduction Catalysts. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 119:7457–7466. doi: 10.1021/jp511131x
  • Zhou R, Manbeck GF, Wimer DG, Brewer KJ (2015) A new RuIIRhIII bimetallic with a single Rh–Cl bond as a supramolecular photocatalyst for proton reduction. Chemical Communications 51:12966–12969. doi: 10.1039/c5cc04123f
  • Zhou R, Sedai B, Manbeck GF, Brewer KJ (2013) New Supramolecular Structural Motif Coupling a Ruthenium(II) Polyazine Light Absorber to a Rhodium(I) Center. Inorganic Chemistry 52:13314–13324. doi: 10.1021/ic4006828
  • Manbeck GF, Brewer KJ (2013) Photoinitiated electron collection in polyazine chromophores coupled to water reduction catalysts for solar H2 production. Coordination Chemistry Reviews 257:1660–1675. doi: 10.1016/j.ccr.2012.10.019
  • Manbeck GF, Kohler MC, Porter MR, Stockland Jr. RA (2011) P–H activation using alkynylgold substrates: steric and electronic effects. Dalton Transactions 40:12595. doi: 10.1039/c1dt11337b
  • Manbeck GF, Brennessel WW, Eisenberg R (2011) Photoluminescent Copper(I) Complexes with Amido-Triazolato Ligands. Inorganic Chemistry 50:3431–3441. doi: 10.1021/ic102338g
  • Vaidya T, Manbeck GF, Chen S, Frontier AJ, Eisenberg R (2011) Divergent Reaction Pathways of a Cationic Intermediate: Rearrangement and Cyclization of 2-Substituted Furyl and Benzofuryl Enones Catalyzed by Iridium(III). Journal of the American Chemical Society 133:3300–3303. doi: 10.1021/ja111317q
  • Manbeck GF, Brennessel WW, Stockland RA, Eisenberg R (2010) Luminescent Au(I)/Cu(I) Alkynyl Clusters with an Ethynyl Steroid and Related Aliphatic Ligands: An Octanuclear Au4Cu4Cluster and Luminescence Polymorphism in Au3Cu2Clusters. Journal of the American Chemical Society 132:12307–12318. doi: 10.1021/ja103400e
  • Manbeck GF, Brennessel WW, Evans CM, Eisenberg R (2010) Tetranuclear Copper(I) Iodide Complexes of Chelating Bis(1-benzyl-1H-1,2,3-triazole) Ligands: Structural Characterization and Solid State Photoluminescence. Inorganic Chemistry 49:2834–2843. doi: 10.1021/ic902236n
  • Manbeck GF, Lipman AJ, Stockland, RA, Freidl AL, Hasler AF, Stone JJ, Guzei IA (2005) Organosoluble Copper Clusters as Precatalysts for Carbon−Heteroelement Bond-Forming Reactions:  Microwave and Conventional Heating. The Journal of Organic Chemistry 70:244–250. doi: 10.1021/jo048761y
Gerald Manbeck

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Chemistry Division
Bldg. 555
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-4360
gmanbeck@bnl.gov

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