Robert Rioux

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Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Summary

Research interests include heterogeneous catalysis, catalyst design and synthesis, time-resolved FTIR spectroscopy of condensed systems, x-ray absorption spectroscopy (EXAFS, XANES), reaction mechanisms in nanoscale systems and photocatalysis.

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Recent Publications

Surface-Functionalized Boron Nanoparticles with Reduced Oxide Content by Nonthermal Plasma Processing for Nanoenergetic Applications

Agarwal, P. P. K., Jensen, D., Chen, C. H., Rioux, R. M. & Matsoukas, T., Feb 10 2021, In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 13, 5, p. 6844-6853 10 p.

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Continuous Injection Isothermal Titration Calorimetry for in Situ Evaluation of Thermodynamic Binding Properties of Ligand-Receptor Binding Models

Chang, J. W., Armaou, A. & Rioux, Jr., R. M., Jul 29 2021, In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 125, 29, p. 8075-8087 13 p.

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Understanding the Solution-Phase Growth of Cu and Ag Nanowires and Nanocubes from First Principles

Fichthorn, K. A., Chen, Z., Chen, Z., Rioux, R. M., Kim, M. J. & Wiley, B. J., Apr 20 2021, In: Langmuir. 37, 15, p. 4419-4431 13 p.

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Ring-opening and hydrodenitrogenation of indole under hydrothermal conditions over Ni, Pt, Ru, and Ni-Ru bimetallic catalysts

Guo, Y., He, H., Liu, X., Chen, Z., Rioux, R. M., Janik, M. J. & Savage, P. E., Feb 15 2021, In: Chemical Engineering Journal. 406, 126853.

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Catalyst Design for Selective Hydrogenation of Benzene to Cyclohexene through Density Functional Theory and Microkinetic Modeling

He, H., Meyer, R. J., Rioux, R. M. & Janik, M. J., Oct 1 2021, In: ACS Catalysis. 11, 19, p. 11831-11842 12 p.

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Chemical Identity of Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) End Groups Impact Shape Evolution during the Synthesis of Ag Nanostructures

Jharimune, S., Pfukwa, R., Chen, Z., Anderson, J., Klumperman, B. & Rioux, R. M., Jan 13 2021, In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 143, 1, p. 184-195 12 p.

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Solvent-Dependent Impact of Spectator Anions on the Thermodynamics of Cation Exchange in CdSe Nanocrystals

Jharimune, S., Sathe, A. A. & Rioux, R. M., Jun 17 2021, In: Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 125, 23, p. 12792-12801 10 p.

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Factors controlling the molecular modification of one-dimensional zeolites

Li, R., Elliott, W. A., Clark, R. J., Sutjianto, J. G., Rioux, R. M., Palmer, J. C. & Rimer, J. D., Sep 14 2021, In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 23, 34, p. 18610-18617 8 p.

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Kinetics of H2 Adsorption at the Metal–Support Interface of Au/TiO2 Catalysts Probed by Broad Background IR Absorbance

Mahdavi-Shakib, A., Kumar, K. B. S., Whittaker, T. N., Xie, T., Grabow, L. C., Rioux, R. M. & Chandler, B. D., Mar 29 2021, In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 60, 14, p. 7735-7743 9 p.

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Catalytic influence of light element incorporation in the lattice of palladium

Xie, T. & Rioux, R. M., Jul 1 2021, In: Catalysis Today. 371, p. 29-39 11 p.

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