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Here are our most recent papers:


Photocatalytic CO2 reduction and environmental remediation using mineralization of toxic metal cations products, T. Lai, J. Wang,  W. Xiong, Huijuan Wang, Mufei Yang Tian Li, X. Kong, X. Zou, Y. Zhao D. O’Hare and Y.-F. Song, Chem. Eng. Sci., (2022), 117704.


(480)  Tuning Polyethylene Molecular Weight Distributions Using Catalyst Support Composition, P. Kenyon, D.W.J. Leung, Z.R. Turner, J.-C. Buffet, D. O'Hare, Macromolecules, (2022), 55, 3408-3414.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c02604

(479) Introduction to CO2 capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), Q. Wang,  H. Pfeiffer,  R.  Amal and D. O'Hare, React. Chem. Eng.,  (2022), advance article

DOI: 10.1039/d2re90007f


Aqueous miscible organic solvent treated NiTi layered double hydroxide nanosheets for air purification photocatalysis, Adrián Pastor, Chunping Chen, Gustavo de Miguel, Francisco Martin, Manuel Cruz-Yusta, Jean-Charles Buffet, Dermot O’Hare, Ivana Pavlovic, and Luis Sánchez, Chem., Eng., J., (2022), 429, 132361.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2021.132361


Controlling the activity of an immobilised molecular catalyst by Lewis acidity tuning of the support, P. Kenyon, D.W.J. Leung, M. Lyu, C. Chen, Z.R. Turner, J.-C. Buffet, D. O’Hare., J. Catal., (2021), 402, 94 -100.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2021.08.019


Aged layered double hydroxide nanosheet - polyvinyl alcohol dispersions for enhanced gas barrier coating performance, J. Yu, C. Chen, J.B. Gilchrist, J.-C. Buffet, Z. Wu, G. Mo, F. Xie, D. O’Hare, Materials Horizons, (2021), on-line.



Layered double oxide electrodes in organic electrolyte supercapacitors, J. Hong, C. Chen, A. Siriviriyanun, D.-G. Crivoi, P. Holdway, J.-C. Buffet and D. O’Hare, RSC Advances., (2021), 11, 27267 – 27275.
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA04681K


Supported permethylindenyl titanium catalysts for the synthesis of disentangled ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (disUHMWPE), C.G. Collins Rice, J.-C. Buffet, Z.R. Turner, and D. O’Hare, Chem Comm., (2021), 57, 8600 - 8603

DOI: 10.1039/D1CC03418A


Polymethylaluminoxane organic frameworks (sMAOF) – highly active supports for slurry phase ethylene polymerisation, A.F.R. Kilpatrick, H.S. Geddes, Z.R. Turner, J.-C. Buffet, A.L. Goodwin and D. O'Hare, Catalysis Science & Technology, (2021), 11, 5472 - 5483.

DOI: 10.1039/d1cy00767j


Modified Layered Double Hydroxides for Efficient and Reversible Carbon Dioxide Capture from Air, X. Zhu, M.  Lyu, T. Ge, J. Wu, C. Chen, F. Yang, D. O’Hare, R. Wang, Cell Reports, Physical Science, (2021), 2, 100484.

DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2021.100484


Design of amine-functionalized layered double oxide nanosheets with efficient CO2 capture capacities from ambient air, ultrafast kinetics, and promising stability, X. Zhu, T. Ge, F. Yang, M. Lyu, C. Chen, D. O'Hare, R.  Wang, Proceedings of the 15th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference 15-18 March 2021.



High-efficiency CO2 separation using hybrid LDH-polymer membranes, X. Xu, J. Wang, A. Zhou, S. Dong, K. Shi, B. Li, J. Han and D. O’Hare, Nature Communications., (2021), 12(1), 3069.

DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-23121-z


CO2 activation by permethylpentalene amido zirconium complexes, E.A. Hamilton, A.F.R. Kilpatrick, Z.R. Turner, D.A.X. Fraser, J.-C. Buffet and D. O’Hare, Dalton Trans., (2021), 50, 4494 - 4498.

DOI: 10.1039/D1DT00770J


Ring opening polymerisation of L  and rac lactide using group 4 permethylpentalene aryloxides and alkoxides, Z.R. Turner, J.V. Lamb, T.P. Robinson, D. Mandal, J.-C. Buffet and D. O′Hare, Dalton Trans., (2021), 50, 4805 - 4818.

DOI: 10.1039/D1DT00252J


Single Ni Sites Embedded in Multilayer Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Derived from Amino-Functionalized MOF for Highly Selective CO2 Electroreduction, H. Wang, G. Liu, C. Chen, W. Tu, Y. Lu, S. Wu, D. O'Hare, R. Xu, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, (2021), 9, 10, 3792–3801.

DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c08749


Synthesis of zirconocene complexes and their use in slurry-phase polymerisation of ethylene, P. Angpanitcharoen, J.V. Lamb, J.-C. Buffet, Z.R. Turner and D. O’Hare, RSC Advances, (2021), 11, 11529 - 11535

DOI: 10.1039/D1RA01912K


Non-toxic layered double hydroxide nanoplatelet dispersions for gas barrier coatings on flexible packaging, K. Ruenkajorn, C. Chen, J. Yu, J.-C. Buffet and D. O’Hare, Mater. Adv., (2021), 2, 2626-2635 

DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00986E


Synthesis of dense porous layered double hydroxides from struvite, W.L.J. Kwok, H. Suo, C. Chen, D.W.J. Leung, J.-C. Buffet and D. O’Hare, Green Chem.,(2021), 23, 1616 - 1620

DOI: 10.1039/D0GC04410E


Synthesis of ultra-high molecular weight poly(ethylene)-co-(1-hexene) copolymers through high-throughput catalyst screening,  T.J. Williams, J.V. Lamb, J.-C. Buffet, T. Khamnaen, and D. O’Hare, RSC Advances, (2021), 11, 5644 – 5650.

DOI: 10.1039/D1RA00446H



Synthesis, characterisation and ethylene polymerisation performance of silyl bridged peralkylated bis(indenyl) zirconocenes, P. Angpanitcharoen, J.V. Lamb, Z.R. Turner and J-C. Buffet D. O'Hare, Mol. Catal., (2020),  498, 111275 – 111287.

DOI: 10.1016/j.mcat.2020.111275



Physicochemical surface-structure studies of highly active zirconocene supported on solid polymethylaluminoxane polymerisation catalysts, A.F.R. Kilpatrick, N.H. Rees, Z.R. Turner, J.-C. Buffet and D. O’Hare, Mater. Chem. Front., (2020), 4, 3226-3233 

DOI: 10.1039/D0QM00482K



L  and rac-lactide polymerisation using scandium and aluminium permethylindenyl complexes, N. Diteepeng, I.A.P. Wilson, J.-C. Buffet, Z.R. Turner and D. O'Hare, Polym. Chem., (2020) 2020, 11, 6308 - 6318

DOI: 10.1039/D0PY00980F



Efficient CO2 capture from ambient air with Amine-functionalized Mg–Al mixed metal oxide nanosheets, X. Zhu, T. Ge, F. Yang, M. Lyu, C. Chen, D. O’Hare, R. Wang, J. Mater. Chem., A., (2020), 8, 16421-16428.

DOI: 10.1039/D0TA05079B



Metallocene polyethylene wax synthesis, J.V. Lamb, J.-C. Buffet, Z. R. Turner, T. Khamnaen, and D. O′Hare, Macromolecules, (2020), 53, 5847–5856.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00990



Correlations of acidity-basicity of solvent treated layered double hydroxides/oxides and their CO2 capture performance, D.W.J. Leung, C. Chen, J.-C. Buffet and D. O'Hare, Dalton Trans., (2020), 49, 9306 - 9311.

DOI: 10.1039/D0DT01587C



High-Performance, Long Lifetime Chloride Ion Battery using a NiFe-Cl Layered Double Hydroxide Cathode, Q. Yin, J. Luo, J. Zhang, L. Zheng, G. Cui, J. Han, and D. O’Hare, J. Mater Chem. A., (2020), 8, 12548 – 12555.

DOI: 10.1039/D0TA04290K



Aqueous miscible organic-layered double hydroxides with improved CO2 adsorption capacity, X. Zhu, C. Chen, Y. Shi, D. O’Hare, N. Cai, Adsorption (2020), 26, (5):1-9

DOI: 10.1007/s10450-020-00209-4



Surface  modification of aqueous miscible organic layered double hydroxides (AMO-LDHs), C. Chen, J.-C. Buffet, D. O’Hare, Dalton Trans., (2020), 49, 8498-8503.  

DOI: 10.1039/D0DT01213K



Aqueous miscible organic layered double hydroxides as catalyst precursors for biodiesel synthesis, C. Chen, Maxwell Greenwood, Jean-Charles Buffet and Dermot O’Hare, Green Chem., (2020), 22, (10), 3117-3121.

DOI: 10.1039/D0GC00571A



A facile synthesis of layered double hydroxide based core@shell hybrid materials, M. Lyu, C. Chen, J.-C. Buffet, and D. O'Hare, New J. Chem., (2020), 44, 10095-10101.

DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ06341B



Aspect Ratio Control of LDH Nanosheets and their Application for High Oxygen Barrier Coating in Flexible Food Packaging, J. Yu, J.-C. Buffet, D. O'Hare, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces.,  (2020), 12, (9) 10973-10982.




Ethylene polymerization using zirconocenes supported on pentafluorophenyl-modified solid polymethylaluminoxane, J.V. Lamb, J.-C. Buffet, Z.R. Turner and D. O′Hare, Macromolecules, (2020), 53, (3), 929-935 




Slurry-phase ethylene polymerisation using group 4 ansa-bridged permethylindenyl complexes supported on polymethylaluminoxane, J.V. Lamb, J.C. Abell, J.E. McLaren, J.C. Buffet, Z.R. Turner and D. O'Hare, J. Mol, Catal., (2020) 484, p.110735. 

DOI: 10.1016/j.mcat.2019.110735



Functionalized Layered Double Hydroxides for Innovative Applications,  M. Laipan, J.Yu, R. Zhu, J. Zhu, A.T. Smith, H. He, D. O'Hare, L. Sun, Luyi, Materials Horizons (2020) 7, 715-745.




Group 4 constrained geometry complexes for olefin (co)polymerisation, Thomas J.Williams, Alexander D.H.Smith, Jean-Charles Buffet, Zoë R. Turner, Dermot O'Hare, Molecular Catalysis, (2020), 486, 110872.

DOI: 10.1016/j.mcat.2020.110872




Molecular Nitrogen Promotes Catalytic HydrodeoxygenationH. Duan, J.-C. Liu, Y. Zhao, M. Xu, X.-L. Ma, J. Dong, X. Zheng, J. Zheng, C.S. Allen, M. Danaie, Y.-K. Peng, T. Issariyakul, D. Chen, A.I. Kirkland, J.-C. Buffet, D. Ma, J. Li, S.C.E. Tsang and D. O’Hare, Nature Catalysis, (2019), 2, pp. 1078–1087.




Constrained geometry scandium permethylindenyl complexes for the ring-opening polymerisation of L- and rac-lactide, N. Diteepeng, J.-C. Buffet, Z. Turner, D. O'Hare, Dalton Trans., (2019), 48, (42), 16099-16107. 




High oxygen barrier coating using non-toxic nanosheet dispersions for flexible food packaging film, J. Yu, K. Ruengkajorn, D. Georgiana Crivoi, C. Chen, J-C. Buffet, D. O’Hare, Nature Communications, (2019), 10, Article number: 2398. 


(443) Thermal properties and flame retardant characteristics of LDH polymer nanocomposites, D. O’Hare, Q.Wang, Chapter 10, Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites, 1st Ed., (2019), Elsevier, ISBN: 9780081022610.



Recent advances in lithium containing ceramics based sorbents for high-temperature COcapture, Y. Zhang, Y. Gao, H. Pfeiffer, B. Louis, L. Sun, D. O'Hare, Q. Wang, J. Mater. Chem., A: Materials for Energy and Sustainability, (2019), 7, 7962-8005.

DOI: 10.1039/c8ta08932a



Synthesis, characterisation and redox properties of anti-bimetallic permethylpentalene complexes, S. Binding,J.C.Green, Z.R.Turner, J-C.Buffet, D.O'Hare, DaltonTrans., (2019), 48, 4263-4273. 

DOI: 10.1039/c8dt05054f



Roles for K2COdoping on elevated temperature CO2 adsorption of potassium promoted layered double oxides, X. Zhu, C. Chen, Q. Wang, Y. Shi, D. O'Hare, N. Cai, Chem. Eng. J., (2019), 366, 181-191. 

DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2019.01.192



Group 4 permethylindenyl complexes for the polymerisation of L‑ and rac‑lactide monomers, J.V. Lamb, J.E. Matley, C.M.R. Wright, Z.R. Turner, J.‑C. Buffet and D. O'Hare, DaltonTrans., (2019), 48, 2510-2520.




Bifunctional acid-base mesoporous silica@aqueous miscible organic-layered double hydroxides, H. Suo, H. Duan, C. Chen, J.-C. Buffet and D. O'Hare, RSC Advances, (2019), 9, 3749-3754.

DOI: 10.1039/c9ra00188c



Solvothermal synthesis MgAl-LDH nanosheets, K. Cermelj,K. Ruengkajorn,J.-C. Buffet,D. O’Hare, J. Energy Chem., (2019), 35, 88-94.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jechem.2018.11.008



Group 4 permethylindenyl complexes for slurry-phase polymerisation of ethyleneJ.V. Lamb, J.-C. Buffet, Z.R. Turner and D. O'Hare, Polym. Chem., 2019, 10, 1386-1398. 

DOI: 10.1039/C8PY01796D



Synthesis, characterisation and slurry phase ethylene polymerisation of rac-(PhBBI*)ZrCl2immobilised on modified layered double hydroxides, G.E.Hickman, C.M.R. Wright, A. F.R. Kilpatrick, Z.R. Turner, J.-C. Buffet, D. O’Hare, Molecular Catalysis, (2019), 468, 139-147. 





Synthesis and characterization of permethylpentalene titanium aryloxide and alkoxide complexes, D.D. Clement, S.C. Binding, T.A.Q. Arnold, F.M. Chadwick, I.J. Casely, Z.R. Turner, J-C. Buffet, D. O'Hare, Polyhedron, (2019), 157, 146-151.  






Synthesis of elevated temperature CO2adsorbents from aqueous miscible organic-layered double hydroxides, X. Zhu, C. Chen, H. Suo, Q. Wang, Y. Shi, D. O'Hare,N. Cai, Energy, (2019), 167, 960-969.