1. Chapovetsky, A.†; Welborn, M.†; Luna, J. M.; Haiges, R.; Miller III, T. F.*; Marinescu, S. C.* “Pendant Hydrogen-Bond Donors in Cobalt Catalysts Independently Enhance CO2 Reduction”, ACS Cent. Sci. 2018, ASAP, DOI:10.1021/acscentsci.7b00607Link
    † These authors contributed equally
    Highlight: Chabolla, S. and Yang, J. ACS Central Science 2018, Article ASAP Link

  2. Downes, C. A.; Clough, A. J.; Chen, K.; Yoo, J. W.; Marinescu, S. C.* “Evaluation of the H2 Evolving Activity of Benezenehexathiolate Coordination Frameworks and the Effect of Film Thickness on H2 Production”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 10, 1719–1727, DOI:10.1021/acsami.7b15969 Link

  3. Downes, C. A.; Marinescu, S. C.* “Understanding Variability in the Hydrogen Evolution Activity of a Cobalt Anthracenetetrathiolate Coordination Polymer”, ACS Catal., 2017, 7, 8605–8612, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b02977 Link

  4. Downes, C. A.; Marinescu, S. C.* “Electrocatalytic Metal-Organic Frameworks for Energy Applications”, ChemSusChem, 2017, 10, 4374–4392, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201701420 Link

  5. Clough, A. J.; Skelton, J. M.; Downes, C. A.; de la Rosa, A. A.; Yoo, J. W.; Walsh, A.; Melot, B. C.*; Marinescu, S. C.* “Metallic Conductivity in a Two-Dimensional Cobalt Dithiolene Metal-Organic Framework”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 10863–10867, DOI:10.1021/jacs.7b05742 Link
  6. Highlighted by USC News Link

  7. Downes, C. A.; Yoo, J. W.; Orchanian, N. M.; Haiges, R.; Marinescu, S. C.* “H2 Evolution by a Cobalt Selenolate Electrocatalyst and Related Mechanistic Studies”, Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 7306–7309, DOI:10.1039/C7CC02473H Link
  8. Emerging Investigators Special Issue

  9. Downes, C. A.; Marinescu, S. C.* “Bioinspired Metal Selenolate Polymers with Tunable Mechanistic Pathways for Efficient H2 Evolution”, ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 848–854. DOI:10.1021/acscatal.6b03161 Link

  10. Chapovetsky, A.; Haiges, R.; Marinescu, S. C.* “Synthesis and characterization of a tetranickel complex supported by a dithiolate framework with pendant ether moieties” Polyhedron 2017, 123, 9–13. DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2016.11.001 Link

  11. Downes, C. A.; Marinescu, S. C.* “One Dimensional Metal Dithiolene (M = Ni, Fe, Zn) Coordination Polymers for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction” Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 19311–19321. DOI: 10.1039/C6DT03257E Link

  12. Chapovetsky, A.; Do, T. H.; Haiges, R.; Takase, M. K; Marinescu, S. C.* “Proton Assisted Reduction of CO2 by Cobalt Aminopyridine Macrocycles” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 5765–5768. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b01980 Link
    Highlight: ACS Select Virtual Issue, "Women in Inorganic Chemistry: Synthetic Chemistry Addressing Challenges in Energy and the Environment" Inorg. Chem. 2018, Article ASAP Link
    Highlight: ACS Select Virtual Issue, "The Way Forward in Molecular Electrocatalysis", by Dey, A. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55(21), pp 10831–10834 Link

  13. Downes, C. A.; Marinescu, S. C.* “Efficient Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical H2 Production from Water by a Cobalt Dithiolene One Dimensional Metal–Organic Surface” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 13740–13743. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b07020 Link

  14. Clough, A. J.; Yoo, J. W.; Mecklenburg, M. H.; Marinescu, S. C.* “Two–Dimensional Metal–Organic Surfaces for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution from Water” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 118–121. DOI: 10.1021/ja5116937 Link
    • Categorized as a “Highly Cited Paper” by Web of Science™, receiving enough citations to place it in the top 1% of its academic field based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.

  1. McKone, J. R.; Marinescu, S. C.; Brunschwig, B. S.; Winkler, J. R.; Gray, H. B.* “Earth-abundant hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts” Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 865–878. Link
    • Categorized as a “Highly Cited Paper” by Web of Science™, receiving enough citations to place it in the top 1% of its academic field based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.
  2. Keith, J. A.; Behenna, D. C.; Sherden, N.; Mohr, J. T.; Ma, S.; Marinescu, S. C.; Nielsen, R. J.; Oxgaard, J.; Stoltz, B. M.*; Goddard, W. A., III* “The Reaction Mechanism of the Enantioselective Tsuji Allylation: Inner-Sphere and Outer-Sphere Pathways, Internal Rearrangements, and Asymmetric C–C Bond Formation” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 19050–19060. Link
  3. Marinescu, S. C.; Bracher, P. J.; Winkler, J. R.; Gray, H. B.* “Solar Fuels” AIP Conf. Proc. 2013, 1519, 64–67. Link
  4. Marinescu, S. C.; Winkler, J. R.; Gray, H. B.* “Molecular Mechanisms of Cobalt Catalyzed Hydrogen Evolution” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2012, 109, 15127–15131. Link
  5. • This article was featured in Science (Yeston, J. S. “Protons coming and going” Science 2012, 338, 17, Link ), C&E News (Jacoby, M. “Pinning down a Cobalt-Catalyzed Hydrogen Evolution” C&E News 2012, 90, 37, 8, Link ) and a Caltech press release entitled “Showing the Way to Improved Water-Splitting Catalysts”. Link
  6. Marinescu, S. C.; Ng, V. W. L.; Lichtscheidl, A. G.; Schrock, R. R.*; Müller, P.; Takase, M. K. “Syntheses of Variations of Stereogenic-at-Metal Imido Alkylidene Complexes of Molybdenum” Organometallics 2012, 31, 6336–6343. Link
  7. Behenna, D. C.; Mohr, J. T.; Sherden, N. H.; Marinescu, S. C.; Harned, A. M.; Tani, K.; Seto, M.; Ma, S.; Novák, Z.; Krout, M. R.; McFadden, R. M.; Roizen, J. L.; Enquist, J. A., Jr.; White, D. E.; Levine, S. R.; Petrova, K. V.; Iwashita, A.; Virgil, S. C.; Stoltz, B. M.* “Enantioselective Decarboxylative Alkylation Reactions: Catalyst Development, Substrate Scope, and Mechanistic Studies” Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 14199–14223. Link
  8. Marinescu, S. C.; Levine, D. S.; Zhao, Y.; Schrock, R. R.*; Hoveyda, A. H. “Isolation of Pure Disubstituted E Olefins through Mo-Catalyzed Z-Selective Ethenolysis of Stereoisomeric Mixtures” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 11512–11514. Link
  9. Marinescu, S. C.; Schrock, R. R.*; Müller, P.; Takase, M. K.; Hoveyda, A. H. “Room-Temperature Z-Selective Homcoupling of α-Olefins by Tungsten Catalysts” Organometallics 2011, 30, 1780–1782. Link
  10. Marinescu, S. C.; King, A. J.; Schrock, R. R.*; Singh, R.; Müller, P.; Takase, M. K. “Simple Molybdenum(IV) Olefin Complexes of the Type Mo(NR)(X)(Y)(olefin)” Organometallics 2010, 29, 6816–6828. Link
  11. Schrock, R. R.*; Jiang, A. J.; Marinescu, S. C.; Simpson, J. H.; Müller, P. “Fundamental Studies of Molybdenum and Tungsten Methylidene and Metallacyclobutane Complexes” Organometallics 2010, 29, 5241–5251. Link
  12. Marinescu, S. C.; Schrock, R. R.*; Müller, P.; Hoveyda, A. H. “Ethenolysis Reactions Catalyzed by Imido Alkylidene Monopyrrolide (MAP) Complexes of Molybdenum” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 10840–10841. Link
  13. Rendon, N.; Berthoud, R.; Blanc, F.; Gajan, D.; Maishal, T.; Basset, J.-M.; Copéret, C.*; Lesage, A.; Emsley, L.; Marinescu, S. C.; Singh, R.; Schrock, R. R.* “Well-Defined Silica-Supported Mo-Alkylidene Catalyst Precursors containing one OR Substituent: Methods of Preparation and Structure-Reactivity Relationship in Alkene Metathesis” Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 5083–5089. Link
  14. Marinescu, S. C.; Schrock, R. R.*; Li, B.; Hoveyda, A. H. “Inversion of Configuration at the Metal in Diastereomeric Imido Alkylidene Monoaryloxide Monopyrrolide Complexes of Molybdenum” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 58–59. Link
  15. Marinescu, S. C.; Singh, R.; Hock, A. S.; Wampler, K. M.; Schrock, R. R.*; Müller, P. “Syntheses and Structures of Molybdenum Imido Alkylidene Pyrrolide and Indolide Complexes” Organometallics 2008, 27, 6570–6578. Link
  16. Marinescu, S. C.; Toyoki, N.; Mohr, J. T.; Stoltz, B. M.* “Homogeneous Pd-Catalyzed Enantioselective Decarboxylative Protonation” Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 1039–1042. Link
  17. Keith, J. A.; Behenna, D. C.; Mohr, J. T.; Ma, S.; Marinescu, S. C.; Oxgaard, J.; Stoltz, B. M.*; Goddard, W. A., III* “The Inner-Sphere Process in the Enantioselective Tsuji Allylation Reaction with (S)-t-Bu-phosphinooxazoline Ligands” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 11876–11877. Link
  18. Marinescu, S. C.; Agapie, T.; Day, M. W.; Bercaw, J. E.* “Group 3 Dialkyl Complexes with Tetradentate (L, L, N, O; L = N, O, S) Monoanionic Ligands – Synthesis and Reactivity” Organometallics 2007, 26, 1178–1190. Link

Patents

  1. Marinescu, S. C.; Downes, C. A. “Bioinspired Metal Selenolate Polymers with Tunable Mechanistic Pathways for Efficient H2 Evolution” provisional patent, USC 0172 PRV; filed 11/17/2016.
  2. Marinescu, S. C.; Chapovetsky, A. “Proton Assisted Reduction of CO2 by Cobalt Aminopyridine Macrocycles” provisional patent, USC 0151 PRV; filed 04/01/2016.
  3. Marinescu, S. C.; Downes, C. A.; Clough, A. J. “1D- and 2D-Metal-Organic Frameworks for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution from Water” provisional patent, USC 0136 PRV; filed 10/10/2014.
  4. Marinescu, S. C.; Clough, A. J. “2D Metal-Organic Surfaces (MOS) for Efficient Water Reduction” provisional patent, CIT-6775-P, filed 01/16/2014
  5. Schrock, R. R.; Marinescu, S. C.; Hoveyda, A. H. “Catalysts and Processes for the Formation of Terminal Olefins by Ethenolysis” 2009 U. S. Patent Application M0925.70258WO00. Link