Thoi Research Group

  • Using Molecular Interactions 
in Materials Development for Energy Solutions
  • Tuning Chemical Environments in Catalysis for Mechanistic Insights

Publications Prior to JHU

(10) Platinum-decorated carbon nanotubes for hydrogen oxidation and proton reduction in solid acid electrochemical cells. Thoi, V. S.; Usiskin, R. E.; Haile, S. M., Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 1570-1577. Top 25 Downloaded Chem. Sci. Article in the First Quarter of 2015. DOI:10.1039/C4SC03003F


(9) Towards a comprehensive understanding of visible-light photogeneration of hydrogen from water using cobalt(II) polypyridyl catalysts. Khnayzer, R. S.*; Thoi, V. S.*; Nippe, M.; King, A. E.; Jurss, J. W; El Roz, K. A.; Long, J. R.; Chang, C. J.; Castellano, F. N., Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 1477-1488. DOI:10.1039/C3EE43982H


(8) Visible-light photoredox catalysis: selective reduction of carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide by a nickel N-heterocyclic carbene-isoquinoline complex. Thoi, V. S.*; Kornienko, N.*; Margarit, C. G.; Yang, P.; Chang, C. J., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 14413-14424. DOI:10.1021/ja4074003


(7) Complexes of earth-abundant metals for catalytic electrochemical hydrogen generation under aqueous conditions. Thoi, V. S.; Sun, Y.; Long, J. R.; Chang, C. J., Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 135, 14413-14424. DOI:10.1039/C2CS35272A


(6) Electrochemical generation of hydrogen from acetic acid using a molecular molybdenum-oxo catalyst. Thoi, V. S.; Karunadasa, H. I.; Surendranath, Y.; Long, J. R. ; Chang, C. J., Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 7762-7770. DOI:10.1039/C2EE21519E


(5) Computational and experimental study of the mechanism of hydrogen generation from water by a molecular molybdenum-oxo electrocatalyst. Sundstrom, E. J.; Yang, X; Thoi, V. S.; Karunadasa, H. I.; Chang, C. J.; Long, J. R.; Head-Gordon, M., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 5233-5242. DOI:10.1021/ja210949r


(4) Nickel N-heterocyclic carbene-pyridine complexes that exhibit selectivity for electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide over water. Thoi, V. S.; Chang, C. J., Chem. Comm., 2011, 47, 6578-6580. DOI:10.1039/C1CC10449G


(3) Diamidodipyrrins: Versatile bipyrrolic ligands with multiple binding modes. Thoi, V. S.; Stork, J. R.; Niles, E. T.; Depperman, E. C.; Tierney, D. L; Cohen, S. M., Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 10533-10541. DOI:10.1021/ic8011876


(2) Rare examples of transition metal-main group metal heterometallic metal-organic frameworks from gallium and indium dipyrrinato complexes and silver salts: synthesis and framework variability. Stork, J. R; Thoi, V. S.; Cohen, S. M., Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46, 11213-11223. DOI:10.1021/ic7016159


(1) Luminescent dipyrrinato complexes of trivalent group 13 metal ions. Thoi, V. S.; Stork, J. R.; Magde, D.; Cohen, S. M., Inorg. Chem., 2006, 45, 10688-10697. DOI:10.1021/ic061581h