Thoi Research Group

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


Undergraduate authors, *Corresponding authors

(14) Exploring Ligand Non-Innocence of Coordinatively-Versatile Diamidodipyrrinato Cobalt Complexes. Saund, S. S., Goldschmid, S. L., Ng, K., Stewart, V. J., Siegler, M. A., Thoi, V. S.* Chem. Commun., 2019. In press. DOI: 10.1039/C8CC08674E

(13) Lithiated Defect Sites in Zr Metal-Organic Framework for Enhanced Sulfur Utilization in Li-S Batteries. Baumann, A. E., Burns, D. A., Diaz, J. C., Thoi, V. S.* ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces., 2019. In press. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b19034

(12) Effects of Substrate Porosity in Carbon Aerogel Supported Copper for Electrocatalytic Carbon Dioxide Reduction. Han, X., Wang, M., Le, M. L., Bedford, N. M., Woehl, T. J., Thoi, V. S.* Electrochimica Acta, 2019, 297, 545-552. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2018.11.203

(11) Promoting Sulfur Adsorption using Surface Cu Sites in Metal-Organic Frameworks for Lithium Sulfur Batteries. Baumann, A. E., Aversa, G. E., Roy, A., Falk, M. L., Bedford, N. M., Thoi, V. S.* J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 4811-4821. DOI: 10.1039/C8TA01057A

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. Joint authors. 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. Joint authors. 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