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Highlights about our work

Victoria is featured as one of 35 Voices of Materials Chemistry. Chem. Mater. 2023, 35, 10269-10274.

Activating Elemental Selenium via a Solvothermal Approach. Chemistry Views 2023.

BO structure got a lot of attention. Ames National Lab 2023.

Structure of Boron Monoxide Investigated. ChemistryViews 2023.

2022 Pioneering Investigators. Chem. Commun. 2022.

Biswas, K.; Ren, Z.; Grin, Yu.; Lee, K.H.; Mori, T.; Chen, L. Thermoelectric materials science and technology toward applications. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2022, 121, 070401.

DOE Grant to Discover New Energy Materials. UC Davis LAS News, 2021.

III-V semiconductors sport clathrate structures. C&EN News 2020, 98(i4).

de Bettencourt Dias, A.; Tolman, W.B. Inorganic Young Investigators: A Celebration for Our Rising Stars. Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 10607-10610.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory press release. Researchers raise the heat on molten metals to forge future technologies. July 30, 2019.

Latturner, S. E.; Chan, J. Y. Emerging Investigators in Solid-State Inorganic Chemistry. Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 4-7.

LAS College, Iowa State University, June 2018: New thermoelectric material may reduce wasted energy.

Baumer, F.; Nilges, T. Inorganic Clathrates: A Polyhedron with 22 Vertices and up to Ninefold Coordinated Phosphorus Atoms. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 3424-3425.

Banerjee, S.; McNally, T. Emerging investigators in materials science 2015-2016. Mater. Res. X 2017, 4, 010401.

DOE Basic Energy Sciences, 2017: Breaking the Rules to Make Electricity from Waste Heat

EggHead Research blog, UC Davis, March 2017: New Types of Structures for Cage-Like Clathrates

Science Daily, March 2017: New types of structures for cage-like clathrates, March 2017: New types of structures for cage-like clathrates.

Energy Harvesting Journal, March 2017: Compounds basis for devices that turn waste heat to electricity

Dolyniuk, J. Thermoelectrics Are Hot (and Cold): Insights from Division of Inorganic Chemistry's Young Investigator Awardee, Sponsored by Chemistry of Materials. Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 7567-7569.

The Educational Outreach Committee and Chemistry Club set up interactive exhibits about nanomaterials at the Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento in November 2016. The exhibit was featured in a live segment on Good Day Sacramento.

Chem. Commun. Emergent Investigators, 2015.

DCTV Davis Media, 2015.

Halasyamani, P.S. Editorial for the ACS Select Collection on Solid-State Chemistry. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 10781-10784.

JACS Select: Virtual Issue #30, 2014.

Pignataro, B. Editorial: Young Chemists and the European Young Chemist Award. Chem. Europ. J. 2014, 20, 10532-10537.

Outreach together with Explorit, Davis Enterprise, 2014.

Clathrate Expands Thermoelectrics List C&EN News 2013, 91(30), 29.

Undergraduate/high school student authors are highlighted with bold underline.


214. Owens-Baird, B.; Gvozdetskyi, V.; Sarkar, A.; Selvaratnam, B.; Mar, A.; Kovnir, K. Discovery of Ternary Antimonides A–Al–Sb (A = Rb, Cs) with Desired Structure Motifs Guided by Machine Learning. Chem. Mater. 2024,

213. Zhang, Z.; Porter, A.; Sun, Y.; Belashchenko, K.; Viswanathan, G.; Sarkar, A.; Gamage, E.; Kovnir, K.; Ho, K.-M.; Antropov, V. Unveiling a Family of Dimerized Quantum Magnets, Conventional Antiferromagnets, and Non-Magnets in Ternary Metal Borides. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2024,

212. Yox, P.; Cerasoli, F.; Sarkar, A.; Amobi, G.; Viswanathan, G.; Voyles, J.; Lebedev, O.I.; Donadio, D.; Kovnir, K. Organizing chaos: Boosting thermoelectric properties by ordering the clathrate framework of Ba8Cu16As30. Chem. Mater. 2024, 36, 3925-3932.

211. Abusa, Y.; Yox, P.; Viswanathan, G.; Opare-Addo, J.; Sarkar, A.; Kyveryga, V.; Smith, E.; Lebedev, O.; Kovnir, K. A recipe for a great meal: A benchtop route from elemental Se to superior thermoelectric β-Ag2Se. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2024, 146, 11382-11391.

210. Sarkar, A.; Porter, A.P.; Viswanathan, G.; Yox, P.; Earnest, R.A.; Wang, J.; Rossini, A.J.; Kovnir, K. BaCuTP2 (T = Al, Ga, In): A Semiconducting Black Sheep in the ThCr2Si2 Intermetallic Family. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2024, 12, 10481-10493.

209. Yuan, Z.; Dahliah, D.; Hasan, M.R.; Kassa, G.; Pike, A.; Quadir, S.; Claes, R.; Chandler, C.; Xiong, Y.; Kyveryga, V.; Yox, P.; Rignanese, G.-M.; Dabo, I.; Zakutayev, A.; Fenning, D.P.; Reid, O.G.; Bauers, S.; Liu, J.; Kovnir, K.; Hautier, G. Discovery of the Zintl-phosphide BaCd2P2 as a long carrier lifetime and stable solar absorber. Joule, 2024, 8, 1-18.

208. Kong, S.; Singh, P.; Sarkar, A.; Viswanathan, G.; Kolen'ko, Yu.; Mudryk, Y.; Johnson, D.; Kovnir, K. Enhancing properties with distortion: A comparative study of two iron-phosphide Fe2P polymorphs. Chem. Mater. 2024, 36, 1665-1677.

207. Gamage, E.; Kamali, S.; Kumar, G.; Clark, J.K.; Lee, Y.; Yox, P.; Ke, L.; Shatruk, M.; Kovnir, K. Inducing ferrimagnetic exchange in 1D-FeSe2 chains using heteroleptic amine complexes: [Fe(en)(tren)][FeSe2]2. Inorg. Chem. 2024, 63, 2443-2453.


206. Abusa, Y.; Yox, P.; Cady, S.; Viswanathan, G.; Opare-Addo, J.; Smith, E.; Mudryk, Y.; Lebedev, O.; Perras, F.; Kovnir, K. Make selenium reactive again: Activating elemental selenium for synthesis of metal selenides ranging from nanocrystals to large single crystals. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 22762-22775.

205. Sun, Y.; Zhang, Z.; Porter, A.P.; Kovnir, K.; Ho, K.-M.; Antropov, V. Prediction of Van Hove singularity systems in ternary borides. npj Compt. Mater. 2023, 9, 24.

204. Xia, W.; Tang, J.; Sun, H.; Zhang, C.; Ho, K.-M.; Viswanathan, G.; Kovnir, K.; Wang, C.-Z. Accelerating materials discovery using integrated deep machine learning approaches. J. Mater. Chem. A 2023, 11, 25973-25982.

203. Hewage, N.W.; Viswanathan, G.; Yox, P.; Wu, K.; Kovnir, K.; Akopov, G. Synthesis of Chiral High-Entropy Sulfides for the Non-Linear Optical Applications. Inorg. Chem. Front. 2023, 10, 6613-6621.

202. Sarkar, A.; Viswanathan, G.; Wu, K.; Miller, G.J.; Kovnir, K. BaCu2SiS4: A New Member of the AIIBI2MIVQ4 Chalcogenide Family with a Chiral Crystal Structure. Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2023, e202300147.

201. Pecunia, V.; ...; Kovnir, K.; Kauzlarich, S.M.; ... Roadmap on energy harvesting materials. J. Phys. Mater. 2023, 6, 042501.

200. Kong, S.; Singh, P.; Akopov, G.; Jing, D.; Davis, R.; Perez-Aguilar, J.; Hong, J.; Lee, S.; Viswanathan, G.; Soto, E.; Azhan, M.; Fernandes, T.; Harycki, S.; Gundlach-Graham, A.; Kolen'ko, Yu.; Johnson, D.; Kovnir, K. Probing of the non-innocent role of P in transition-metal phosphide hydrogen evolution reaction electrocatalysts via replacement with electropositive Si. Chem. Mater. 2023, 35, 5300-5310.

199. Perras, F.; Thomas, H.; Heintz, P.; Behera, R.; Yu, J.; Viswanathan, G.; Jing, D.; Southern, S.; Kovnir, K.; Stanley, L.; Huang, W. The Structure of Boron Monoxide. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 14660-14669.

198. Hong, Y.; Lee, J.; Seo, D.; Choi, M.-H.; Yox, P.; Kovnir, K.; Miller, G.J.; Ok, K.M.; You, T.-S. Yb Substitution and Ultralow Thermal Conductivity of the Ca3-xYbxAlSb3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.81(1)) System. Inorg. Chem. 2023, 62, 10141-10151.

197. Jeong, J.; Shim, D.; Yox, P.; Choi, M.-H.; Ok, K.M.; Kovnir, K.; Miller, G.J.; You, T.-S. Tuning the Radius Ratio to Enhance Thermoelectric Properties in the Zintl Compounds AM2Sb2 (A = Ba, Sr; M = Zn, Cd). Chem. Mater. 2023, 35, 3985-3997.

196. Lee, S.; Akopov, G.; Adeyemi, A.N.; Soto, E.; Wu, K.; Kovnir, K. IrSi3As3: First Transition Metal Arsenide Non-Linear Optical Material. J. Mater. Chem. A 2023, 11, 11767-11772.

195. Sousa, V.; Sarkar, A.; Lebedev, O.; Candolfi, C.; Lenoir, B.; Coelho, R.; Pereira G.A.; Vieira, E.; Alpuim, P.; Kovnir, K.; Kolen'ko, Yu. Large-Scale Colloidal Synthesis of Chalcogenides for Thermoelectric Applications. ACS Appl. Mater. Interf. 2023, 15, 15498-15508.

194. Yox, P.; Cerasoli, F.; Sarkar, A.; Kyveryga, V.; Viswanathan, G.; Donadio, D.; Kovnir, K. A new trick for an old dog: From prediction to properties of “hidden clathrates” Ba2Zn5As6 and Ba2Zn5Sb6. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 4638-4646.

193. Yox, P.; Viswanathan, G.; Sarkar, A.; Wang, J.; Kovnir, K. Thermoelectric Materials. Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry III 2023, 1.


192. Sousa, V.; Savelli, G.; Lebedev, O.I.; Kovnir, K.; Correia, J.H.; Vieira, E.M.F.; Alpuim, P.; Kolen’ko, Yu.V. High Seebeck Coefficient from Screen-Printed Colloidal PbSe Nanocrystals Thin Film. Mater. 2022, 15, 8805.

191. Hong, Y,; Yeon, S.; Yox, P.; Yunxiu, Z.; Choi, M.-H.; Moon, D.; Ok, K.M.; Kim, D.-H.; Kovnir, K.; Miller, G.J.; You, T.-S. Role of Eu-Doping in the Electron Transport Behavior in the Zintl Thermoelectric Ca5–x–yYbxEuyAl2Sb6 System. Chem. Mater. 2022, 34, 9903-9914.

190. Sun, H.; Zhang, C.; Xia, W.; Tang, L.; Wang, R.; Akopov, G.; Hewage, N.W.; Ho, K.-M.; Kovnir, K.; Wang, C.Z. Machine Learning-Guided Discovery of Ternary Compounds Containing La, P, and Group 14 Elements. Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 16699-16706.

189. Amarasinghe, D.K; Yox, P.; Viswanathan, G.; Adeyemi; A.N.; Kovnir, K. Modulation of Transport Properties via S/Br Substitution: Solvothermal Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Transport Properties of Bi13S17Br3. Dalton Trans. 2022, 51, 16748-16756.

188. Woo, K.E.; Kong, S.; Chen, W.; Chang, T.H.; Viswanathan, G.; Diez, A.M.; Sousa, V.; Kolen’ko, Y.V.; Lebedev, O.I.; Figueiredo, M.C.; Kovnir, K. Topotactic BI3-assisted borodization: Synthesis and electrocatalysis applications of transition metal borides. J. Mater. Chem. A 2022, 10, 21738-21749.

187. Cho, K.; Teknowijoyo, S.; Ghimire, S.; Krenkel, E.H.; Tanatar, M.A.; Zhigadlo, N.D.; Kong, S.; Kovnir, K.; Prozorov, R. Possible unconventional order parameter in single crystals of SrPt3P superconductor. J. Phys. Cond. Matter 2022, 34, 435601.

186. Latturner, S.E.; Biswas, K.; Shoemaker, D.P. Kovnir, K. Laudatio Mercouri G. Kanatzidis. Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2022, 648, e202200254.

185. Medina-Gonzalez A.M.; Yox, P.; Chen, Y; Adamson, M.A.S.; Rosales, B.A.; Svay, M.; Smith, E.A.; Schaller, R.D.; Wu, K.; Rossini, A.J.; Kovnir, K.; Vela, J. Solution-Grown Ternary Semiconductors: Nanostructuring and Stereoelectronic Lone Pair Distortions in I–V–VI2 Materials. Chem. Mater. 2022, 34, 7357-7368.

184. Yox, P.; Porter, A.P.; Dorn, R.W.; Kyveryga, V.; Rossini, A.; Kovnir, K. Semiconducting silicon-phosphorous frameworks for caging exotic polycations. Chem. Commun. 2022, 58, 7622-7625.

183. Gamage, E.; Kamali, S.; Clark, J.K.; Lee, Y.; Yox, P.; Shafer, P.; Yaroslavtsev, A.A.; Ke, L.; Shatruk, M.; Kovnir, K. As-Se pentagonal linkers to induce chirality and polarity in mixed-valent Fe-Se tetrahedral chains resulting in hidden magnetic ordering. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 11283-11295.

182. Harmer, C.P.; Kamali, S.; Lebedev, O.I.; Lee, S.j.; Ribeiro, R.A.; Canfield, P.C.; Kovnir, K. Pseudo-polymorphism in layered FeS intercalates: A competition between charged and neutral guest species. Chem. Mater. 2022, 34, 5397-5408.

181. Sarkar, A.; Viswanathan, G.; Yox, P.; Harycki, S.; Cerasoli, F.T.; Wang, J.; Perras, F.A.; Gundlach-Graham, A.; Donadio, D.; Kovnir, K. Evolution of Structure and Transport Properties of the Ba8Cu16P30 Clathrate-I Framework with the Introduction of Ga. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2022, 1120, 191901.

180. Akopov, G.; Hewage, N.W.; Viswanathan, G.; Yox, P.; Wu, K.; Kovnir, K. Non-Linear Optical Properties of the (RE)3CuGeS7 Family of Compounds. Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2022, e202200096.

179. Gamage, E.; Ribeiro, R.A.; Harmer, C.P.; Canfield, P.C.; Ozarowski, A.; Kovnir, K. Tuning of Cr-Cr magnetic exchange through chalcogenide linkers in Cr2 molecular dimers. Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 6160-6174.

178. Lummis, P.A.; Osten, K.M.; Levchenko, T.I.; Hazer, M.S.A.; Malola, S.; Owens-Baird, B.; Veinot, A.J.; Albright, E.L.; Schatte, G.; Takano, S.; Kovnir, K.; Stamplecoskie, K.G.; Tsukuda, T.; Häkkinen, H.; Nambo, M.; Crudden, C.M. NHC-Stabilized Au10 Nanoclusters and Their Conversion to Au25 Nanoclusters. JACS Au 2022, 2, 875-885.

177. Tener, Z.; Yannello, V.; Garlea, V.; Lapidus, S.; Yox, P.; Kovnir, K.; Stoian, S.; Shatruk, M.Evolution of Bonding and Magnetism via Changes in Valence Electron Count in CuFe2–xCoxGe2. Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 4257-4269.

176. Akopov, G.; Viswanathan, G.; Hewage, N.W.; Yox, P.; Wu, K.; Kovnir, K. Pd and Octahedra Do Not Get Along: Square Planar [PdS4] Units in Non-Centrosymmetric La6PdSi2S14. J. Alloys Comp. 2022, 902, 163756.

175. Lee, S.J.; Viswanathan, G.;Carnahan, S.C.; Harmer, C.P.; Akopov, G.; Rossini, A.J.; Miller, G.J.; Kovnir, K. Add a Pinch of Tetrel: The Transformation of a Centrosymmetric Metal into a Nonsymmorphic and Chiral Semiconductor. Chem. Europ. J. 2022, 28, e202104319.

174. Wang, J.; Owens-Baird, B.; Kovnir, K. From three-dimensional clathrates to two-dimensional Zintl phases AMSb2 (A = Rb, Cs, M = Ga, In) composed of pentagonal M-Sb rings. Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 533-541.

173. Gamage, E.; Clark, J.; Yazback, M.; Cheng, H.-P.; Shatruk, M.; Kovnir, K. Solvothermal synthesis of [Cr7S8(en)8Cl2]Cl3·2H2O with magnetically frustrated [Cr7S8]5+ double-cubes. Chem. Europ. J. 2022, 28, e2021037.


172. Kovnir, K. Predictive Synthesis. Chem. Mater. 2021, 33, 4835-4841. Invited Perspective.

171. Yox, P; Lebedev, O.I.; Donadio, D.; D.; Kovnir, K. Unprecedented superstructure in the type I family of clathrates. Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 13780-13783.

170. Akopov, G.; Hewage, N.W.; Yox, P.; Viswanathan, G.; Lee, S.J.; Hulsebosch, L.P.; Cady, S.D.; Paterson, A.L.; Perras, F.A.; Xu, W.; Wu, K.; Mudryk, Y.; Kovnir, K. Synthesis-Enabled Exploration of Chiral and Polar Multivalent Quaternary Sulfides. Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 14718-14730. Cover Image

169. Chauhan, N.; Pyrlin, S.; Lebedev, O.I.; Marques, L.; Ramos, M.; Maiti, T.; Kovnir, K.; Korgel, B.; Kolen'ko, Yu. Compositional Fluctuations Mediated by Excess of Tellurium in Bismuth Antimony Telluride Nanocomposite Yields High Thermoelectric Performance. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2021, 125, 20184-20194.

168. Mark, J.; Woo, K.; Zhu, W.; Ji, B.; Lee, S.; Adeyemi, A.; Sen, S.; Kovnir, K. 2D and 3D tetrel-arsenide frameworks templated by Li and Cs cations. Chem. Mater. 2021, 33, 4586-4595.

167. Wolski, L.; Lebedev, O.I.; Harmer, C.; Kovnir, K.; Abdelli, H.; Grzyb, T.; Daturi, M.; El-Roz, M. Unravelling the Origin of Photocatalytic Deactivation in CeO2/Nb2O5 Heterostructure Systems during Methanol Oxidation - Insight into the Role of Cerium Species. J. Phys. Chem. C 2021, 125, 12650-12662.

166. Gonçalves, B.F.; LaGrow, A.P.; Pyrlin, S.; Owens-Baird, B.; Botelho, G.; Kovnir, K.; Marques, L.S.A.; Ramos, M.M.D.; Lanceros-Mendez, S.; Kolenko, Yu.V. Large-Scale Synthesis of Semiconducting Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Nanoparticles for Screen Printing Application. Nanomater. 2021, 11, 1148.

165. Akopov, G.; Mark, J.; Viswanathan, G.; Lee, S.J.; McBride, B.C.;, Won, J.; Perras, F.A.; Paterson, A.L.; Yuan, B.; Sen, S.; Adeyemi, A.N.; Zhang, F.; Wang, C.-Z.; Ho, K.M.; Miller, G.J.; Kovnir, K. Third times the charm: Intricate non-centrosymmetric polymorphism in LnSiP3 (Ln = La and Ce) induced by distortions of phosphorus square layers. Dalton Trans. 2021, 50, 6463-6476. Cover Image.

164. Yox, P; Lee, S.; Wang, L.L.; Jing, D.; Kovnir, K. Crystal structure and properties of layered pnictides BaCuSi2Pn3 (Pn = P, As). Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 5627-5634.

163. Lee, S.; Won, J.; Wang, L.-L.; Jing, D.; Harmer, C.P.; Mark, J.; Akopov, G.; Kovnir, K. Novel Noncentrosymmetric Tetrel Pnictides composed of Square-Planar Au(I) with Peculiar Bonding. Chem. Europ. J. 2021, 27, 7383-7390. Hot Topic Paper. Cover Image.

162. Lee, S.; Carnahan, S.; Akopov, G.; Yox, P.; Wang, L.-L.; Rossini, A.; Wu, K.; Kovnir, K. Noncentrosymmetric Tetrel Pnictides RuSi4P4 and IrSi3P3: Nonlinear Optical Materials with Outstanding Laser Damage Threshold. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2021, 2010293.

161. Harmer, C.P.; Pak, C.; Greenfield, J.; Adeyemi, A.; Gamage, E.; Kovnir, K. Non-innocent intercalation of diamines into tetragonal FeS superconductor. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2021, 4, 42-46.

160. Akopov, G.; Viswanathan, G.; Kovnir, K. Synthesis, Crystal and Electronic Structure of La2SiP4. Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2021, 647, 91-97.

159. Serov, A.; Kovnir, K.; Shatruk, M.; Kolen'ko, Yu. V. Critical Review of Earth-Abundant Borides and Phosphides for Water Electrolysis: Transition from the Lab to the Market. Johnson Matthey Technol. Rev. 2021, 65, 207–226.


158. Rodriguez-Abreu, C.; Kolen'ko, Yu.V.; Kovnir, K.; Sanchez-Dominguez, M.; Shrestha, R.G.; Bairi, P.; Ariga, K.; Shrestha, L.K.; 1D Materials from Ionic Self-Assembly in Mixtures containing Chromonic Liquid Crystal Mesogens. PCCP, 2020, 22, 23276-23285.

157. Chauhan, N.S.; Lebedev, O.I.; Kovnir, K.; Pyrlin, S.; Marques, L.S.A.; Ramos, M.; Korgel, B.; Kolenko, Yu.V. Scalable colloidal synthesis of Bi2Te2.7Se0.3 plate-like particles give access to high-performing n-type thermoelectric material for low temperature application. Nanoscale Adv. 2020, 2, 5699-5709.

156. Owens-Baird, B.; Yox, P.; Lee, S.; Carol, S.B.; Wang, S. G.; Chen, Y.-S.; Lebedev, O.I.; Kovnir, K. Chemically Driven Superstructural Ordering Leading to Giant Unit Cells in Unconventional Clathrates Cs8Zn18Sb28 and Cs8Cd18Sb28. Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 10255-10264.

155. Wang, J. Dolyniuk, J.; Krenkel, E.; Niedziela, J.L.; Tanatar, M.A.; Timmons, E.; Lanigan-Atkins, T.; Zhou, H.; Cheng, Y.; Ramirez-Cuesta, A.J.; Schlagel, D.L.; Kaluarachchi, U.S.; Wang, L.-L.; Bud'ko, S.L.; Canfield, P.C.; Prozorov, R.; Delaire, O.; Kovnir, K. Clathrate BaNi2P4: An interplay of heat and charge transport due to strong host-guest interactions. Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 7935-7940.

154. Gamage, E.; Greenfield, J.; Unger, C.; Kamali, S.; Clark, J.; Harmer, C.; Luo, L.; Wang, J.; Shatruk, M.; Kovnir, K. Tuning Fe-Se tetrahedral frameworks by a combination of [Fe(en)3]2+ cations and Cl- anions. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 13353-13363.

153. Owens-Baird, B.; Sousa, J.P.S.; Ziouani, Y.; Petrovykh, D.Y.; Zarkevich, N.; Johnson, D.J.; Kolen'ko, Yu.V.; Kovnir, K. Crystallographic Facet Selective HER Catalysis: Exemplified in FeP and NiP2 Single Crystals. Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 5007-5016.

152. Clark, J.K.; Tan, X.; Arico, A.A.; Ramirez, A.P.; Yannello, V.; Thompson, C.M.; Kovnir, K.; Garlea, V.O.; Shatruk, M. Reentrant Spin Glass State Induced by Structural Phase Transition in La0.4Ce0.6Co2P2. Phys. Rev. Mater. 2020, 4, 074412.

151. Mark, J.; McBride, B.; Lee, S.; Yox, P.; Kovnir, K. Synthesis, crystal growth, and transport properties of van-der-Waals tetrel pnictide GeAs2. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2020, 3, 4168-4172.

150. Owens-Baird, B.; Wang, J.; Wang, S.G.; Chen, Y.-S.; Lee, S.; Donadio, D.; Kovnir, K. III-V Clathrate Semiconductors with Outstanding Hole Mobility: Cs8In27Sb19 and A8Ga27Sb19 (A = Cs, Rb). J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 2031-2041.

149. Mark, J.; Lee, K.; Marple, M.T.; Lee, S.; Sen, S.; Kovnir, K. LiSi3As6 and Li2SiAs2 with flexible SiAs2 polyanions: Synthesis, structure, bonding, and ionic conductivity. J. Mater. Chem. A 2020, 8, 3322-3332.

148. Wang, J.; Yox, P.; Kovnir, K. Flux Growth of Phosphide and Arsenide Crystals. Front. Chem. 2020, 8, 186.

147. Wang, J.; Voyles, J.; Grzybowski, S.; Kovnir, K. Synthesis, Structure, and Transport Properties of Ba8Cu16-xAuxP30 Clathrate Solid Solution. J. Appl. Phys. 2020, 127, 055104.

146. Owens-Baird, B.; Wang, L.-L.; Lee, S.; Kovnir, K. Synthesis, Crystal and Electronic Structure of Layered AMSb Compounds (A = Rb, Cs; M = Zn, Cd). Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2020, 646, 1079-1085.

145. Ayodele, O. B.; Cai, R.; Wang, J.; Ziouani, Y.; Liang, Z.; Chiara Spadaro, M.; Kovnir, K.; Arbiol, J.; Akola, J.; Palmer, R.; Kolen'ko, Yu. Synergistic Computational-experimental Discovery of Highly Selective PtCu Nanocluster Catalysts for Acetylene Semihydrogenation. ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 451-457.

144. Goncalves, L.P.L; Wang, J.; Vinati, S.; Barborini, E.; Wei, X.-K.; Heggen, M.; Franco, M.; Sousa, J.P.S.; Petrovykh, D.Y.; Soares, O.S.G.P.; Kovnir, K.; Akola, J.; Kolen'ko, Yu.V. Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study of Acetylene Semi-Hydrogenation over Pd/Al2O3. Int. J. Hydr. Energ. 2020, 45, 1283-1296.


143. Wang, J.; Mark, J.; Woo, K.E.; Voyles, J.; Kovnir, K. The Chemical Flexibility of Mg in Pnictide Materials: Structure and Properties Diversity. Chem. Mater. 2019, 31, 8286-8300.

142. Woo, K.E.; Wang, J.; Mark, J.; Kovnir, K. Directing boron-phosphorus bonds in crystalline solid: oxidative polymerization of P=B=P monomers into 1D chains. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 13017-13021.

141. Mark, J.; Wang, J.; Wu, K.; Lo, J.G.; Lee, S.; Kovnir, K. Ba2Si3P6: 1D Nonlinear Optical Material with Thermal Barrier Chains. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 11976-11983.

140. Kovnir, K. Preface to the 50 Years of Solid State Chemistry Anniversary Issue. J. Solid State Chem. 2019, 277, 833-834.

139. Dragulescu-Andrasi, A; Hietsoi, O.; Ungor, O.; Dunk, P.; Stubbs, V.; Arroyave, A.; Kovnir, K.; Shatruk, M. Dicyanometalates as Building Blocks for Multinuclear Fe(II) Spin-Crossover Complexes. Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 11920-11926.

138. Lee, S.; Owens-Baird, B.; Kovnir, K. Aliovalent substitutions of the 2D layered semiconductor GeAs. J. Solid State Chem. 2019, 276, 361-367.

137. Akopov, G.; Mak, W.H.; Koumoulis, D.; Yin, H.; Owens-Baird, B.; Yeung, M.T.; Muni, M.H.; Lee, S.; Roh, I.; Sobell, Z.C.; Diaconescu, P.L.; Mohammadi, R.; Kovnir, K.; Kaner, R.B. Synthesis and Characterization of Single Phase Metal Dodecaboride Solid Solutions: Zr1-xYxB12 and Zr1-xUxB12. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 9047-9062.

136. Owens-Baird, B.; Xu, J.; Petrovykh, D.Y.; Bondarchuk, O.; Ziouani, Y.; Gonzalez-Ballesteros, N.; Yox, P.; Sapountzi, F.M.; Niemantsverdriet, H.; Kolen'ko, Yu.V.; Kovnir, K. NiP2: A Story of Two Divergent Polymorphic Multifunctional Materials. Chem. Mater. 2019, 31, 3407-3418.

135. Woo, K. E.; Dolyniuk, J.; Kovnir, K. Superseding van der Waals with electrostatic interactions: Intercalation of Cs into the interlayer space of SiAs2. Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 4997-5005.

134. Mark, J.; Hanrahan, M.; Woo, K. E.; Lee, S.; Rossini, A. J.; Kovnir, K. Chemical and Electrochemical Lithiation of van der Waals Tetrel Arsenides. Chem. Europ. J. 2019, 25, 6392-6401.

133. Dolyniuk, J.; Mark, J.; Lee, S.; Tran, N.; Kovnir, K. Synthesis and Characterization of K and Eu Binary Phosphides. Mater. 2019, 263, 195-202.Invited Paper.

132. Sousa, V.; Goncalves, B.F.; Franco, M.; Ziouani, Y.; Gonzalez-Ballesteros, N.; Cerqueira, M. F.; Yannello, V.; Kovnir, K.; Lebedev, O.I.; Kolen'ko, Yu. V. Superstructural Ordering in Hexagonal CuInSe2 Nanoparticles. Chem. Mater. 2019, 31, 260-267. Cover Figure

131. Mark, J.; Dolyniuk, J.; Tran, N.; Kovnir, K. Crystal and Electronic Structure and Optical Properties of AE2SiP4 (AE = Sr, Eu, Ba) and Ba4Si3P8. Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2019, 645, 242-247. Invited Paper.


130. Piotrowski, M.; Franco, M.; Sousa, V.; Rodrigues, J.; Deepak, F.L.; Kakefuda, Y.; Kawamoto, N.; Baba, T.; Owens-Baird, B.; Alpuim, P; Kovnir, K.; Mori, T.; Kolen'ko, Yu. V. Probing of Thermal Transport in 50-nm Thick PbTe Nanocrystal Film by Time-Domain Thermoreflectance. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2018, 122, 27127-27134.

129. Dun, C.; Liu, Y.; Al-Qawasmeh, A.; Hewitt, C. A.; Guo, Y.; Xu, J.; Jiang, Q.; Wang, J.; Marcus, G.; Cadavid, D.; Montgomery, D.; Wang, H.; Kovnir, K.; Cabot, A.; Carroll, D. L. Topological doping effects in 2D chalcogenide thermoelectrics. 2D Mater. 2018, 5, 045008.

128. Wang, J.; Kovnir, K. Giant anisotropy detected. Nature Photon. 2018, 12, 382-383.

127. Wang, J.; Yox, P.; Voyles, J.; Kovnir, K. Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Properties of Three La-Zn-P Compounds with Different Dimensionality of Zn-P Framework. Cryst. Growth & Design. 2018, 18, 4076-4083.

126. Dolyniuk, J.; Lee, S.; Tran, N.; Wang, J.; Wang, L.-L.; Kovnir, K. Eu2P7X and Ba2As7X (X = Br, I): Chiral Double-Zintl Salts Containing Heptapnictortricyclane Clusters. J. Solid State Chem. 2018, 263, 195-202.

125. Dolyniuk, J.; Wang, J.; Marple, M.; Sen, S.; Cheng, Y.; Ramirez-Cuesta, A. J.; Kovnir, K. Chemical bonding and transport properties in clathrates-I with Cu-Zn-P frameworks. Chem. Mater. 2018, 30, 3419-3428.

124. Woo, K.; Wang, J.; Wu, K.; Lee, K.; Dolyniuk, J.; Pan, S.; Kovnir, K. Mg-Si-As: An Unexplored System with Promising Nonlinear Optical Properties. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1801589.

123. Wang, J.; He, Y.; Mordvinova, N. E.; Lebedev, O. I.; Kovnir, K. The smaller the better: hosting trivalent rare-earth guests in Cu-P clathrate cages. Chem, 2018, 4, 1465-1475.

122. Zevalkink, A.; Smiadak, D.; Martin, D.; Chabinyc, M.; Delaire, O.; Blackburn, J.; Ferguson, A.; Wang, J.; Kovnir, K.; Schelhas, L.; Kang, S. D.; Dylla, M. T.; Snyder, G. J.; Ortiz, B.; Toberer, E. A practical field guide to thermoelectrics: fundamentals, synthesis, and characterization. Appl. Phys. Rev. 2018, 5, 021303.

121. Guo, J.; Liu, Y.; Ma, Y.; Zhu, E.; Lee, S.; Lu, Z.; Zhao, Z.; Xu, C.; Lee, S.-J.; Wu, H.; Kovnir, K.; Huang, Y.; Duan, X. Few-layer GeAs field-effect transistors and infrared photodetectors. Adv. Mater. 2018, 1705934.

120. Wang, J.; Wang, L.-L.; Kovnir, K. Phonon Glass Behavior Beyond Traditional Cage Structures: Synthesis, Crystal and Electronic Structure, and Properties of KMg4Sb3. J. Mater. Chem. A 2018, 6, 4759-4767.

119. Xu, J.; Sousa, J.P.S.; Mordvinova, N.; Costa, J.D.; Lado, J.L.; Petrovykh, D.Y.; Kovnir, K.; Lebedev O. I.; Kolen'ko, Yu.V. Al-induced In situ Formation of Highly Active Nanostructured Water-oxidation Electrocatalyst Based on Ni-phosphide. ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 2595-2600.

118. Wang, J.; Dolyniuk, J.; Kovnir, K. Unconventional Clathrates with Transition Metal-Phosphorus Frameworks. Acc. Chem. Res. 2018, 51, 31-39.

117. Owens-Baird, B.; Kolen'ko, Yu.; Kovnir, K. Structure-activity relationships for Pt-free metal phosphide hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts. Chem. Europ. J. 2018, 24, 7298-7311.


116. Wang, J.; Lebedev, O.I.; Lee, K.; Dolyniuk, J.; Klavins, P.; Bux, S.; Kovnir, K. A high-efficiency thermoelectric Ba8Cu14Ge6P26: Bridging the gap between tetrel-based and tetrel-free clathrates. Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 8030-8038.

115. Greenfield, J.; Unger, C.; Chen, M.; Izquierdo, N.; Woo, K.; Garlea, V.O.; Kamali, S; Kovnir, K. A series of chiral, polar, homospin topological ferrimagnets: M3(OOCH)5Cl(OH2) (M = Fe, Co, Ni). Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 7716-7724.

114. Owens-Baird, B.; Lee, S.; Kovnir, K. Two-Dimensional Metal NaCu6.3Sb3 and Solid-State Transformations of Sodium Copper Antimonides. Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 12438-12445. Cover Figure.

113. Xu, J.; Wei, X.-K.; Costa, J.D.; Lado, J.L.; Owens-Baird, B.; Goncalves, L.P.L.; Fernandes, S.P.S.; Heggen, M.; Petrovykh, D.Y.; Dunin-Borkowski, R.E.; Kovnir, K.; Kolen'ko, Yu.V. Interface Engineering in Nanostructured Nickel Phosphide Catalyst for Efficient and Stable Water Oxidation. ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 5450-5455.

112. Marple, M.; Badger, J.; Hung, I.; Gan, Z.; Kovnir, K.; Sen. S. Structure of Amorphous Selenium by 2D 77Se NMR Spectroscopy: An End to The Dilemma of Chain vs. Ring. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 9777-9781.

111. Wang, J.; Greenfield, J.; Kovnir, K. Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Magnetic Properties of R2Mg3SiPn6 (R = La, Ce; Pn = P, As). Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 8348-8354.

110. Dolyniuk, J.; Whitfield, P.S.; Lee, K.; Lebedev, O.I.; Kovnir, K. Controlling Superstructural Ordering in the Clathrate-I Ba8Cu16P30 (M= Cu, Zn) through the Formation of Metal-Metal Bonds. Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 3650-3659.

109. Wang, J.; Mazzetti, J.; Kovnir, K. Synthesis, crystal and electronic structure, and physical properties of a new quaternary phosphide Ba4Mg2+δCu12-δP10 (0 < δ < 2). Inorg. Chem. Front. 2017, 4, 801-808. Invited Paper.

108. Owens-Baird, B.; Heinrich, S.; Kovnir, K. Thermoelectric Materials. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. 2017, DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc2497, 1-35. Invited Review.

107. Dolyniuk, J.; Zaikina, J.V.; Kaseman, D.C.; Sen, S.; Kovnir, K. Breaking the Tetra-Coordinated Framework Rule: New Clathrate Ba8M24P28+δ (M = Cu/Zn). Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 2418-2422. Cover Figure; VIP: Very Important Paper.

106. Pomerantseva, E.; Resini, C.; Kovnir, K.; Kolen'ko, Yu.V. Emerging Nanostructured Electrode Materials for Water Electrolysis and Rechargeable Beyond Li-ion Batteries. Adv. Phys. X, 2017, 2, 211-253. Invited Review.

105. Wang, J.; Lee, K.; Kovnir, K. Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Properties of La4Zn7P10 and La4Mg1.5Zn8.5P12. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 783-790.

104. Tan, X.; Garlea, V. O.; Kovnir, K.; Thompson, C. M.; Xu, T.; Cao, H.; Chai, P.; Tener, Z. P.; Yan, S.; Xiong, P.; Shatruk, M. Complex magnetic phase diagram with multistep spin-flop transitions in La0.25Pr0.75Co2P2. Phys. Rev. B, 2017, 95, 024428.


103. Dolyniuk, J.; Owens-Baird, B.; Wang, J.; Zaikina, J.V.; Kovnir, K. Clathrate Thermoelectrics. Materials Science & Engineering R. 2016, 108, 1-46. Invited Review.

102. Dolyniuk, J.; Kovnir, K. High Pressure Properties of a Ba-Cu-Zn-P Clathrate-I. Materials. 2016, 9, 692. Invited Paper.

101. Costa, J.D.; Lado, J.L.; Carbo-Argibay, E.; Paz, E.; Gallo, J.; Cerqueira, G.M.F.; Rodriguez-Abreu, C.; Kovnir, K.; Kolen'ko, Yu.V. Electrocatalytic Performance and Stability of Nanostructured Fe-Ni Pyrite-Type Diphosphide Catalyst Supported on Carbon Paper. J. Chem. Phys. C 2016, 120, 16357-16544.

100. Wang, J.; Marple, M.; Lee, K.; Sen, S.; Kovnir, K. Synthesis, crystal structure, and advanced NMR characterization of a low temperature polymorph of SiSe2. J. Mater. Chem. A 2016, 4, 11276-11283. HOT Paper.

99. Woo, K.; Lee, K.; Kovnir, K. BP: Synthesis and Properties of Boron Phosphide. Mater. Res. Expr. 2016, 3, 074003. Invited Paper.

98. Wang, J.; Kaseman, D.; Lee, K.; Sen, S.; Kovnir, K. Enclathration of X@La4 tetrahedra in channels of Zn-P frameworks in La3Zn4P6X (X = Cl, Br). Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 4741-4750.

97. Kovnir, K.; Toberer, E.S. Virtual Issue on Thermoelectric Materials. Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 2463-2465.

96. Lee, K.; Kamali, S.; Ericsson, T.; Bellard, M.; Kovnir, K. GeAs: Highly anisotropic van der Waals thermoelectric material. Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 2776-2785.

95. Wang, J.; Greenfield, J.T.; Kovnir, K. Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Magnetic Properties of Quaternary Iron Selenides: Ba2FePnSe5 (Pn = Sb, Bi). J. Solid State Chem. 2016, 242, 22-27. Invited Paper, Cover Figure.

94. Wang, J.; Lee, K.; Kovnir, K. Synthesis, crystal and electronic structure, and optical properties of two new chalcogenide-iodides: Ba3Q4I2 (Q = S, Se). Inorg. Chem. Front. 2016, 3, 306-312. Invited Paper.

93. Greenfield, J.T.; Garlea, V.O.; Kamali, S.; Chen, M.; Kovnir, K. Synthesis, Crystal Growth, Structural and Magnetic Characterization of NH4MCl2(HCOO), M = (Fe, Co, Ni). J. Solid State Chem. 2016, 236, 222-229. Invited Paper.

92. Peterson, P.; Shevchenko, N.; Breiner, B.; Manoharan, M.; Lufti, F.; Delaune, J.; Kingsley, M.; Kovnir, K.; Alabugin, I. Orbital Crossings Activated Through Electron Injection: Opening Communication between Orthogonal Orbitals in Anionic C1-C5 Cyclizations of Enediynes. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 15617-15628.

91. Tan, X.; Fabbris, G.; Haskel, D.; Yaroslavtsev, A. A.; Cao, H.; Thompson, C. M.; Kovnir, K.; Menushenkov, A. P.; Chernikov, R. V.; Garlea, V. O.; Shatruk, M. A Transition from Localized to Strongly Correlated Electron Behavior and Mixed Valence Driven by Physical or Chemical Pressure in ACo2As2 (A = Eu, Ca). J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 2724-2731.


90. Wang, J.; Kovnir, K. Elusive β-Zn8Sb7: A new zinc antimonide thermoelectric. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 12474-12477.

89. Lado, J.L.; Wang, X.; Carbo-Argibay, E.; Guldris, N.; Rodriguez-Abreu, C.; Lui, L.; Kovnir, K.; Kolen'ko, Yu.V. Design and Synthesis of Highly Active Al-Ni-P Foam Electrode for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction. ACS Catal. 2015, 5, 6503-6508.

88. Wang, J.; Lee, K.; Kovnir, K. Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Thermoelectric Properties of Two New Barium Antimony Selenides: Ba2Sb2Se5 and Ba6Sb7Se16.11. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 9811-9818. HOT Paper.

87. Dolyniuk, J.; He, H.; Ivanov, A.; Boldyrev, A.; Bobev, S.; Kovnir, K. Ba and Sr Binary Phosphides: Synthesis, Crystal Structures, and Bonding Analysis. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 8608-8616.

86. Dolyniuk, J.; Wang, J.; Lee, K.; Kovnir, K. Twisted Kelvin cells and truncated octahedral cages in the crystal structures of unconventional clathrates, AM2P4 (A = Sr, Ba; M = Cu, Ni) Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 4476-4484.

85. Wang, X.; .Kolen'ko, Yu.V.; Bao, X.-Q.; Kovnir, K.; Liu, L. One-Step Synthesis of Self-Supported Nickel Phosphide Nanosheet Array Cathodes for Efficient Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Generation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 8188-8192.

84. Lee, K.; Kaseman, D.; Sen, S.; Hung, I.; Gan, Z.; Gerke, B.; Pottgen, R.; Feygenson, M.; Neuefeind, J.; Lebedev, O.I.; Kovnir, K. Intricate short-range ordering and strongly anisotropic transport properties of Li1-xSn2+xAs2. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 3622-3630.

83. Deepak, F.L.; Banobre-Lopez, M.; Carbo-Argibay, E.; Cerqueira, M.F.G.; Pineiro-Redondo, Y.; Rivas, J.; Thompson, C.M.; Kamali, S.; Rodriguez-Abreu, C.; Kovnir, K.;Kolen'ko, Y.V.; A Systematic Study of the Structural and Magnetic Properties of Mn-, Co-, and Ni-Doped Colloidal Magnetite Nanoparticles. J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119, 11947-11957.

82. Wang, J.; Lee, K.; Kovnir, K. Synthesis, Crystal, and Electronic Structure of Ba3Sb2Q7 (Q = S, Se). Z. Anorg. Allgem. Chem. 2015, 641, 1087-1092. Invited Paper.

81. Dolyniuk, J.; Tran, N.; Lee, K.; Kovnir, K.Sr2P7X (X = Cl, Br, and I): Synthesis, Crystal, and Electronic Structures of Double Zintl Salts Containing Heptaphosphanortricyclane, P73-. Z. Anorg. Allgem. Chem. 2015, 641, 1422-1427. Invited Paper.

80. Greenfield, J.T.; Kamali, S.; Lee, K.; Kovnir, K. A Solution for Solution-Produced β-FeSe: Elucidating and Overcoming Factors that Prevent Superconductivity. Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 588-596.

79. Greenfield, J.T.; Pak, C.; Kamali, S.; Lee, K.; Kovnir, K. Control over Connectivity and Magnetism of Tetrahedral FeSe2 Chains through Coordination Fe-Amine Complexes. Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 5355-5358.

78. Wang, J.; Lee, K.; Kovnir, K. Distorted phosphorus and copper square-planar layers in LaCu1+xP2 and LaCu4P3: synthesis, crystal structure, and physical properties. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 890-897.

77. Kaseman, D.C.; Hung, I.; Lee, K.; Kovnir, K.; Gan, Z.; Aitken, B.G.; Sen, S. Tellurium Speciation, Connectivity and Chemical Order in AsxTe100-x Glasses: Results from Two-Dimensional 125Te NMR Spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. B 2015, 119, 2081-2088.

76. Hu, Y.; Wang, J.; Kawamura, A.; Kovnir, K.; Kauzlarich, S.M. Yb14MgSb11 and Ca14MgSb11 - New Mg-Containing Zintl Compounds and Their Structures, Bonding and Thermoelectric Properties. Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 343-351.

75. Lee, K.; Synnestvedt, S.; Bellard, M.; Kovnir, K. GeP and (Ge1-xSnx)(P1-yGey) (x = 0.12, y = 0.05): Synthesis, structure, and properties of two-dimensional layered tetrel phosphides. J. Solid State Chem. 2015, 224, 62-70. Invited Paper: 2D Materials Special Issue.

74. Schmidt, M.; Kovnir, K.; Deichsel, J.; Binnewies, M.; Grin, Yu. Armbruster, M. Fest/Gas-Reaktion zur Darstellung von getragerten intermetallischen Ga-Pd Katalysatormaterialien. Z. Anorg. Allgem. Chem. 2015, 641, 1061-1068. Cover Figure.

Previous Years

73. Shevelkov, A.V.; Kovnir K.; Zaikina J.V. Chemistry and Physics of Inverse (Cationic) Clathrates and Tin Anionic Clathrates. In The Physics and Chemistry of Inorganic Clathrates. Ed. Nolas, G.S. Springer, 2014, 125-167.

72. Dolyniuk, J.; Kaseman, D.; Sen, S.; Zhao, J.; Osterloh, F.E.; Kovnir, K. mP-BaP3: A New Phase from an Old Binary System. Chem. Europ. J. 2014, 20, 10829-10837. Invited Paper: Young Chemists Special Issue.

71. Kolen'ko, Y.V.; Banobre-Lopez, M.; Rodriguez-Abreu, C.; Carbo-Argibay, E.; Deepak, L.F.;Petrovykh, D.Y.; Cerqueira, M.F.G.; Kamali, S.; Kovnir, K.; Shtansky, D.V.; Lebedev, O.I.; Rivas, J. High-Temperature Magnetism as a Probe for Structural and Compositional Uniformity in Ligand-capped Magnetite Nanoparticles. J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 28322-28329.

70. Kolen'ko, Y.V.; Banobre-Lopez, M.; Rodriguez-Abreu, C.; Carbo-Argibay, E.; Sailsman, A.; Pineiro-Redondo, Y.; Cerqueira, M.F.G.; Petrovykh, D.Y.; Kovnir, K.; Lebedev, O.I.; Rivas, J. Large-Scale Synthesis of Colloidal Fe3O4 Nanoparticles Exhibiting High Heating Efficiency in Magnetic Hyperthermia. J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 8691-8701.

69. Greenfield, J.T.; Kamali, S.; Izquierdo, N.; Chen, M.; Kovnir, K. NH4FeCl2(HCOO): Synthesis, Structure, and Magnetism of a Novel Low-Dimensional Magnetic Material. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 3162-3169.

68. Hietsoi, O.; Dunk, P. W.; Stout, H. D.; Arroyave, A.; Kovnir, K.; Irons, R. E.; Kassenova, N.; Yerkassov, R.; Achim, C.; Shatruk, M. Spin crossover in tetranuclear Fe(II) complexes, {[(tpma)Fe(m-CN)]4}X4 (X = ClO4-, BF4-). Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 13070-13077.

67. Lampen, P.; Phan, M. H.; Srikanth, H.; Kovnir, K.; Chai, P.; Shatruk, M. Heisenberg-like ferromagnetism in 3d-4f intermetallic La0.75Pr0.25Co2P2 with localized Co moments. Phys. Rev. B 2014, 90, 174404.

66. C.M. Thompson, K. Kovnir, V.O. Garlea, E.S. Choi, H.D. Zhou, M. Shatruk. Unconventional magnetism in ThCr2Si2-type phosphides, La1-xNdxCo2P2. J. Mater. Chem. C 2014, 2, 7561 - 7569.

65. C.M. Thompson, X. Tan, K. Kovnir, V.O. Garlea, A.A. Gippius, A.A. Yaroslavtsev, A.P. Menushenkov, R.V. Chernikov, N. Buttgen, W. Kratschmer, Y.V. Zubavichus, M. Shatruk. Synthesis, Structures, and Magnetic Properties of Rare-Earth Cobalt Arsenides, RCo2As2 (R = La, Ce, Pr, Nd). Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 3825-3837.

64. Pak, C.; Kamali, S.; Pham, J.; Lee, K.; Greenfield, J.T.; Kovnir, K. Chemical Excision of Tetrahedral FeSe2 Chains from the Superconductor FeSe: Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Magnetism of Fe3Se4(en)2. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 19111-19114.

63. Dolyniuk, J.; Kovnir, K.

Zintl Salts Ba2P7X (X = Cl, Br, and I): Synthesis, Crystal, and Electronic Structure. Crystals, 2013, 3, 431-442.

62. Fulmer, J.; Lebedev, O.I.; Roddatis, V.V.; Kaseman, D.; Sen, S.; Dolyniuk, J.; Lee, K.; Olenev, A.V.; Kovnir, K.

Clathrate Ba8Au16P30: The "Gold Standard" for Lattice Thermal Conductivity. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 12313-12323.

61. Fulmer, J.; Kaseman, D.; Dolyniuk, J.; Lee, K.; Sen, S.; Kovnir, K.

BaAu2P4: Layered Zintl Polyphosphide with Infinite (P-) Chains. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 7061-7067.

60. Cooke, K.; Olenev, A.V.; Kovnir, K. Tris(ethylenediamine)cobalt(II) dichloride. Acta Cryst. E 2013, E69, m332.

59. Kovnir, K.; Thompson, C.M.; Garlea, V.O.; Haskel, D.; Polyanskii, A.A.; Zhou, H.; Shatruk, M. Modification of magnetic anisotropy through 3d-4f coupling in La0.75Pr0.25Co2P2 Phys. Rev. B 2013, 88, 104429.

58. Keniley, L. K.; Dupont, N.; Ray, L.; Ding, J.; Kovnir, K.; Hoyt, J. M.; Hauser, A.; Shatruk, M. Complexes with redox-active ligands: Synthesis, structure, electrochemical and photophysical behavior of Ru(II) complex with TTF-annulated phenanthroline. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 8040-8052.

57. M. Armbruster, Kovnir, K., M. Friedrich, D. Teschner, G.Wowsnick, M. Hahne, P. Gille, L. Szentmiklosi, M. Feuerbacher, M. Heggen, F. Girgsdies, D. Rosenthal, R. Schlogl, Yu. Grin. Al13Fe4 as a low-cost alternative for palladium in heterogeneous hydrogenation. Nature Mater. 2012, 11, 690-693.

56. A.A. Yaroslavtsev, A.P. Menushenkov, R.V. Chernikov, W. Caliebe, I.A. Zaluzhnyy, C.M. Thompson, Kovnir, K., M. Shatruk. Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS) on Magnetic EuCo2P2-Based Systems. JETP Lett. 2012, 96, 44-48.

55. A.P. Menushenkov, A.A. Yaroslavtsev, O.V. Grishina, R.V. Chernikov, A.A. Arico, C.M. Thompson, Kovnir, K., M. Shatruk. Local Electronic and Crystal Structure of Rare-Earth Cobalt Phosphides RCo2P2 Studied by XAFS Spectroscopy.
Solid State Phenom. 2012, 190, 200-203.

54. H. Phan, P. Chakraborty, M. Chen, Y.M. Calm, Kovnir, K., L.K. Keniley, Jr., J.M. Hoyt, E.S. Knowles, C. Besnard, M.W. Meisel, A. Hauser, C. Achim, M. Shatruk. Heteroleptic Fe(II) Complexes of 2,2'-Biimidazole and Its Alkylated Derivatives: Spin-Crossover and Photomagnetic Behavior. Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 15805-15815.

53. J. Wang, A. Ozarowski, Kovnir, K., C.M. Thompson, A.A. Yaroslavtsev, R.V. Chernikov, N. Dalal, M. Shatruk. Trimetallic [M3(dpa)4]2+ complexes (M = Co, Ni) as building blocks for cyanide-bridged coordination polymers.
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 4652-4660.

52. G. Li, L. Ray, E.N. Glass, Kovnir, K., A. Khoroshutin, S.I. Gorelsky, M. Shatruk. Synthesis of panchromatic Ru(II) thienyl-dipyrrin complexes and evaluation of their light-harvesting capacity. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 1614-1624.

51. S. Ray, Yu.V. Kolen'ko, Kovnir, K., O.I. Lebedev, S. Turner, T. Chakraborty, R. Erni, T. Watanabe, G. Van Tendeloo, M. Yoshimura, M. Itoh. Defect controlled room temperature ferromagnetism in Co-doped barium titanate nanocrystals.
Nanotechn. 2012, 23, 025702.

50. Kovnir, K., U. Stockert, S. Budnyk, Yu. Prots, M. Baitinger, S. Paschen, A.V. Shevelkov, Yu. Grin. Introducing a Magnetic Guest to a Tetrel-Free Clathrate: Synthesis, Structure, and Properties of EuxBa8-xCu16P30 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1.5).
Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 10387-10396.

49. Kovnir, K., V.O. Garlea, C.M. Thompson, H.D. Zhou, W.M. Reiff, A. Ozarowski, M. Shatruk. Spin-Glass Behavior in LaFexCo2-xP2 Solid Solutions: Interplay Between Magnetic Properties and Crystal and Electronic Structures.
Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 10274-10283.

48. C.M. Thompson, Kovnir, K., H.D. Zhou, M. Shatruk. Magnetism of Rare-Earth Cobalt Phosphides GdCo3P2 and GdCo5P3. Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2011, 637, 2013-2017.

47. Kovnir, K., W.M. Reiff, A.P. Menushenkov, A.A. Yaroslavtsev, R.V. Chernikov, M. Shatruk. "Chemical Metamagnetism": From Antiferromagnetic PrCo2P2 to Ferromagnetic Pr0.8Eu0.2Co2P2 via Chemical Compression.
Chem. Mater. 2011, 23, 3021-3024.

46. A.V. Shevelkov, Kovnir, K. Zintl Clathrates. In Principles and Recent Developments in the field of Zintl Ions and Zintl Phases, Ed. T.F. Fassler. Structure & Bonding, Springer, 2011, 139, 97-142.

45. M. Armbrüster, Kovnir, K., Yu. Grin, R. Schlögl. Complex Metallic Phases in Catalysis. In Complex Metallic Alloys - Fundamentals and Applications. Eds.: J.-M. Dubois, E. Belin-Ferré, Wiley-VCH, 2011, 385-399.

44. Kovnir, K., M. Shatruk. Magnetism in Giant Unit Cells: Crystal Structure and Magnetic Properties of
R117Co52+δSn112+γ (R = Sm, Tb, Dy). Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 3955-3962. BACK COVER FIGURE

43. C.M. Thompson, Kovnir, K., S. Eveland, M.J. Herring, M. Shatruk. Synthesis of ThCr2Si2-type arsenides from Bi flux. Chem. Comm. 2011, 47, 5563-5565.

42. S. Middey, S. Ray, K. Mukherjee, P.L. Paulose, E.V. Sampathkumaran, C. Meneghini, S.D. Kaushik, V. Siruguri, Kovnir, K., D.D. Sarma. Glasslike ordering and spatial inhomogeneity of magnetic structure in Ba3FeRu2O9: Role of Fe/Ru site disorder. Phys. Rev. B. 2011, 83, 144419.

41. I.V. Alabugin, B. Gold, M. Shatruk, Kovnir, K. On the "Single-Crystal X-ray Structure of 1,3-dimethyl-cyclobutadiene..." Science, 2010, 330, 1047.

40. M. Armbrüster, Kovnir, K., M. Behrens, Yu. Grin, R. Schlögl. Pd-Ga Intermetallic Compounds as Highly Selective Semi-Hydrogenation Catalysts. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 14745-14747.

39. J.K. Park, H.H. Lackey, M.D. Rexford, Kovnir, K., M. Shatruk, D.T. McQuade. A Chiral 6-Membered N-Heterocyclic Carbene Copper(I) Complex That Induces High Stereoselectivity Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 5008-5011.

38. J.V. Zaikina, T. Mori, Kovnir, K., D. Teschner, A. Senyshyn, U. Schwarz, Yu. Grin, A.V. Shevelkov. Bulk and surface structure and high temperature thermoelectric properties of inverse clathrate-III in the Si-P-Te system.
Chem. Europ. J. 2010, 16, 12582-12589. INSIDE COVER FIGURE

37. P. Gille, T. Ziemer, M. Schmidt, Kovnir, K., U. Burkhardt, M. Armbrüster. Growth of PdGa single crystals from the melt. Intermetallics, 2010, 18, 1663-1668.

36. Kovnir, K., C. M. Thompson, H.D. Zhou, C.R. Wiebe, M. Shatruk. Tuning Ferro- and Metamagnetic Transitions in Rare-Earth Cobalt Phosphides La1-xPrxCo2P2. Chem. Mater. 2010, 22, 1704-1713.

35. C.M. Thompson, A.A. Arico, Kovnir, K., M. Shatruk. Control of Magnetic Ordering by Altering Co-Co Distances in La0.9R0.1Co2P2 (R = Ce, Pr, Nd, and Sm) Phases with ThCr2Si2-type Structure. J. Appl. Phys. 2010, 107, 09E316.

34. L.K. Keniley, Jr., L. Ray, Kovnir, K., L. A. Dellinger, J.M. Hoyt, M. Shatruk. TTF-annulated phenanthroline and unexpected oxidative cleavage of the C=C bond in its Ru(II) complex. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 1307-1309.

33. Kovnir, K., J. Osswald, M. Armbrüster, D. Teschner, G. Weinberg, U. Wild, A. Knop-Gericke, T. Ressler, Yu. Grin, R. Schlögl. Etching of intermetallic compounds PdGa and Pd3Ga7: an effective way to increase catalytic activity?
J. Catal. 2009, 264, 93-103.

32. Kovnir, K., M. Armbrüster, D. Teschner, T. Venkov, F.C. Jentoft, A. Knop-Gericke, Yu. Grin, R. Schlögl. In situ Surface Characterization of the Intermetallic Compound PdGa - A Highly Selective Hydrogenation Catalyst.
Surf. Sci. 2009, 603, 1784-1792.

31. J.V. Zaikina, Kovnir, K., U. Burkhardt, W. Schnelle, F. Haarmann, U. Schwarz, Yu. Grin, A. V. Shevelkov. Cationic Clathrate I Si46-xPxTey (6.6(1) ≤ y ≤ 7.5(1), x ≤ 2y): Crystal Structure, Homogeneity Range, and Physical Properties.
Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 3720-3730.

30. Kovnir, K., Yu.V. Kolen'ko, A.I. Baranov, I.S. Neira, A.V. Sobolev, M. Yoshimura, I.A. Presniakov, A.V. Shevelkov. Sn4As3 revisited: solvothermal synthesis and crystal and electronic structure.
J. Solid State Chem. 2009, 182, 630-639. COVER FIGURE

29. E. Galloway, M. Armbrüster, Kovnir, K., M.S. Tikhov, R.M. Lambert. Bromine-promoted PtZn is very effective for the chemoselective hydrogenation of crotonaldehyde. J. Catal. 2009, 261, 60-65.

28. J. Osswald, R. Giedigkeit, R.E. Jentoft, M. Armbrüster, F. Girgsdies, Kovnir, K., T. Ressler, Yu. Grin, R. Schlögl. Palladium Gallium Intermetallic Compounds for the Selective Hydrogenation of Acetylene. Part I. Preparation and Structural Investigation under Reaction Conditions. J. Catal. 2008, 258, 210-218.

27. J. Osswald, Kovnir, K., M. Armbrüster, R. Giedigkeit, R.E. Jentoft, U. Wild, Yu. Grin, R. Schlögl. Palladium Gallium Intermetallic Compounds fort he Selective Hydrogenation of Acetylene. Part II. Surface Characterization and Catalytic Performance. J. Catal. 2008, 258, 219-227.

26. J.V. Zaikina, Kovnir, K., F. Haarmann, W. Schnelle, U. Burkhardt, H. Borrmann, U. Schwarz, Yu. Grin, A.V. Shevelkov. Si172−xPxTey (x = 2y, y > 20) - The First Silicon-Based Cationic Clathrate III with High Thermal Stability.
Chem. Europ. J. 2008, 14, 5414-5422.

25. J.V. Zaikina, Kovnir, K., A.N. Sobolev, I.A. Presniakov, V.G. Kytin, V.A. Kulbachinskii, A.V. Olenev, O.I. Lebedev, G. Van Tendeloo, E.V. Dikarev, A.V. Shevelkov. Highly Disordered Crystal Structure and Thermoelectric Properties of Sn3P4.
Chem. Mater. 2008, 20, 2476-2483.

24. Kovnir, K., M. Schmidt, C. Waurisch, M. Armbrüster, Yu. Prots, Yu. Grin. Refinement of the crystal structure of dipalladium gallium, Pd2Ga. Z. Kristallogr. NCS. 2008, 223, 7-8.

23. Kovnir, K., D. Teschner, M. Armbrüster, P. Schnörch, M. Hävecker, A. Knop-Gericke, Yu. Grin, R. Schlögl. Pinning the catalytic centre: A new concept for catalysts development. BESSY Highlights 2007. 2007, 22-23.

22. J.V. Zaikina, Kovnir, K., U. Schwarz, H. Borrmann, A.V. Shevelkov. Crystal structure of silicon phosphorus telluride, Si46-xPxTey (y=7.35, 6.98, 6.88; x ≤ 2y), a cationic clathrate-I. Z. Kristallogr. NCS. 2007, 222, 177-179.

21. Kovnir, K., M. Armbrüster, D. Teschner, T.V. Venkov, F.C. Jentoft, A. Knop-Gericke, Yu. Grin, R. Schlögl. A New Approach to Well-Defined, Stable and Site-Isolated Catalysts. Sci. Techn. Adv. Mater. 2007, 8, 420-427.

20. J.V. Zaikina, W. Schnelle, Kovnir, K., A.V. Olenev, Yu. Grin, A.V. Shevelkov. Crystal structure, thermoelectric and magnetic properties of the type-I clathrate solid solutions Sn24P19.3(2)BrxI8-x (0 ≤ x ≤ 8) and Sn24P19.3(2)ClyI8-y (y ≤ 0.8). Solid State Sciences, 2007, 9, 664-671.

19. Yu.V. Kolen;ko, Kovnir, K., I.S. Neira, T. Taniguchi, T. Ishigaki, T. Watanabe, N. Sakamoto, M. Yoshimura A Novel, Controlled, and High-Yield Solvothermal Drying Route to Nanosized Barium Titanate Powders.
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2007, 111, 7306-7318.

18. J.V. Zaikina, Kovnir, K., A.V. Sobolev, I.A. Presniakov, Yu. Prots, M. Baitinger, W. Schnelle, A.V. Olenev, O.I. Lebedev, G. Van Tendeloo, Yu. Grin, A.V. Shevelkov. Sn20.53.5As22I8: a largely disordered cationic clathrate with a new type of superstructure and abnormally low thermal conductivity. Chem. Europ. J. 2007, 13, 5090-5099.

17. Kovnir, K., Yu.V. Kolen;ko, S. Ray, J. Li, T. Watanabe, M. Itoh, M. Yoshimura, A.V. Shevelkov. A Facile High-Yield Solvothermal Route to Tin Phosphide Sn4P3. J. Solid State Chem. 2006, 179, 3756-3762.

16. Kovnir, K., J. Osswald, M. Armbrüster, R. Giedigkeit, T. Ressler, Yu. Grin, R. Schlögl. PdGa and Pd3Ga7: Highly-Selective Catalysts for the Acetylene Partial Hydrogenation. Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 2006, 162, 481-488.

15. M. Armbrüster, Kovnir, K., J. Osswald, R. Giedigkeit, T. Ressler, Yu. Grin, R. Schlögl. PdGa - ein selektiver Katalysator für die Semihydrierung von Acetylen. Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2006, 2083.

14. Kovnir, K., N.S. Abramchuk, J.V. Zaikina, M. Baitinger, U. Burkhardt, W. Schnelle, A.V. Olenev, O.I. Lebedev, G. Van Tendeloo, E.V. Dikarev, A.V. Shevelkov. Ge40.0Te5.3I8: Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Properties of a New Clathrate-I Compound. Z. Kristallogr. 2006, 221, 527-532.

13. Y.V. Kolen'ko, Kovnir, K., A.I. Gavrilov, A.V. Garshev, J. Frantti, O.I. Lebedev, B. R. Churagulov, G. Van Tendeloo, M. Yoshimura. Hydrothermal Synthesis and Characterization of Nanorods of Various Titanates and Titanium Dioxide.
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2006, 110, 4030-4038.

12. Kovnir, K., A.V. Sobolev, I.A. Presniakov, O.I. Lebedev, G. Van Tendeloo, W. Schnelle, Yu. Grin, A.V. Shevelkov. Sn19.3Cu4.7As22I8: A New Clathrate-I Compound with Transition-Metal Atoms in the Cationic Framework.
Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 8786-8793.

11. Yu.V. Kolen'ko, Kovnir, K., A.I. Gavrilov, A.V. Garshev, P.E. Meskin, B.R. Churagulov, M. Bouchard, C. Colbeau-Justin, O.I. Lebedev, G. Van Tendeloo, M. Yoshimura. Structural, Textural, and Electronic Properties of a Nanosized Mesoporous ZnxTi1-xO2-x Solid Solution Prepared by a Supercritical Drying Route. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2005, 109, 20303-20309.

10. Kovnir, K., M.M. Shatruk, L.N. Reshetova, I.A. Presniakov, E.V. Dikarev, M. Baitinger, F. Haarmann, W. Schnelle, M. Baenitz, Yu. Grin, A.V. Shevelkov. Novel Compounds Sn20Zn4P22-VI8 (V = 1.2), Sn17Zn7P22I8, and Sn17Zn7P22Br8: Synthesis, Properties, and Special Features of their Clathrate-Like Crystal Structures. Solid State Sci. 2005, 7, 957-968.

9. A.I. Gavrilov, A.V. Garshev, Kovnir, K., B.R. Churagulov, Yu.V. Kolen'ko, Yu.D. Tretyakov. Hydrothermal Synthesis of One-Dimensional (1D) NaxTiO2 Nanostructures. Russ. Chem. Bull. 2005, 54, 71-74.

8. Kovnir, K., A.V. Shevelkov. Semiconducting Clathrates: Synthesis, Structure, and Properties.
Russ. Chem. Rev. 2004, 73, 999-1015. REVIEW.

7. Kovnir, K., A.N. Uglov, J.V. Zaikina, A.V. Shevelkov. Synthesis and Structure of the [Si40P6]I6.5 Cationic Clathrate.
Mend. Commun. 2004, 14, 135.

6. Kovnir, K., J.V. Zaikina, L.N. Reshetova, A.V. Olenev, E.V. Dikarev, A.V. Shevelkov. Unusually High Chemical Compressibility of Normally Rigid Type-I Clathrate Framework: Synthesis and Structural Study of Sn24P19.3BrxI8-x Solid Solution, the Prospective Thermoelectric Material. Inorg. Chem. 2004, 43, 3230-3236.

5. L.N. Reshetova, J.V. Zaikina, A.V. Shevelkov, Kovnir, K., M. Lindsjo, L. Kloo. Tin Polycationic Clathrates: Interrelationship between Composition and Crystal and Electronic Structure. Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2002, 628, 2145.

4. M.M. Shatruk, Kovnir, K., M. Lindsjö, I.A. Presniakov, L.A. Kloo, A.V. Shevelkov. Novel Compounds Sn10In14P22I8 and Sn14In10P21.2I8 with Clathrate-I Structure: Synthesis and Crystal and Electronic Structure.
J. Solid State Chem. 2001, 161, 233-242.

3. M.M. Shatruk, Kovnir, K., A.V. Shevelkov, B.A. Popovkin. Ag3SnP7: A Polyphosphide with a Unique œ1(P7) Chain and a Novel Ag3Sn Heterocluster. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2000, 39, 2508-2509.

2. M.M. Shatruk, Kovnir, K., A.V. Shevelkov, B. A. Popovkin. A Novel Zintl Phase Sn19.3Cu4.7P22I8 with the Clathrate-I Type Structure: the Synthesis and Structure. Russ. J. Inorg. Chem. 2000, 45, 203-209.

1. M.M. Shatruk, Kovnir, K., A.V. Shevelkov, I.A. Presniakov, B.A. Popovkin. First Tin Pnictide Halides Sn24P19.3I8 and Sn24As19.3I8: Synthesis and the Clathrate-I Type of the Crystal Structure. Inorg. Chem. 1999, 38, 3455-3457.


5. M. Armbrüster, Kovnir, K., P. Gille, M. Heggen, M. Feuerbacher, Yu. Grin, R. Schlögl. Ordered cobalt-aluminum and iron-aluminum intermetallic compounds as hydrogenation catalysts. International Patent PCT/EP2010/053682, 2010; European Patent EP2241393A1, 2009; US Patent US20100280295A1, 2009.

4. M. Armbrüster, M. Schmidt, Kovnir, K., M. Friedrich, K. Weinhold, Yu. Grin, R. Schlögl. Preparation of intermetallic compounds via gas phase and nanoparticle syntheses. European Patent EP08849618.7, 2010; US Patent US-2010-0261939-A1, 2010; International Patent PCT/EP2008/064668, 2008.

European Patent, EP0804365.8, 2010; US patent US2010/0280295 A1, 2010; International Patent PCT/EP2008/062424, 2008.

2. J. Osswald, R. Giedigkeit, M. Armbrüster, Kovnir, K., R.E. Jentoft, T. Ressler, Y. Grin, R. Schlögl. Palladium-Gallium Intermetallic Compounds as Catalysts for the Selective Hydrogenation of Acetylene. International Patent WO2007104569, 2007; Canadian Patent CA2646099, 2008; Chinese Patent CN0780009214, 2008; European Patent EP07723306, 2008; Indonesian Patent ID200802979, 2008; Japan Patent JP2008-558727, 2008; Malaysian Patent MA06005310, 2008; Singapore Patent SG00806762-1, 2008; US Patent US12/282920, 2008.

1. A. Alekseeva, Kovnir, K., P. Chizhov, M. Baitinger, Yu. Grin. Materials Purification by Treatment with Hydrogen-Based Plasma. European Patent, EP1893320, 2006; US Patent US7, 611,686; International Patent WO 2006/122794 A2, 2006.