Published Work at Pitt

54. Homogeneous M(bpy)(CO)3X and aromatic N-heterocycle catalysts for CO2 reduction, Mitchell C. Groenenboom, Karthikeyan Saravanan, John A. Keith, In Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide: Overcoming the Limitations of Photosynthesis, D. Fermin, F. Marken (Eds.), Royal Society of Chemistry, ISBN: 9781782620426.

53. Minh Nguyen Vo, Vyacheslav Bryantsev, J. Karl Johnson, John A. Keith, "Quantum Chemistry Benchmarking of Binding and Selectivity for Lanthanide Extractants”, Int. J. Quantum Chem., DOI: 10.1002/qua.25516.

52. Ilana Y. Kanal, John A. Keith, Geoffrey R. Hutchison “A Sobering Assessment of Classical Force Field Methods for Low Energy Conformer Predictions”, Int. J. Quantum Chem, 2017, 118, e25512, DOI: 10.1002/qua.25512. (Cover article)


51. Karthikeyan Saravanan, John R. Kitchin, O. Anatole von Lilienfeld, John A. Keith, “Alchemical Predictions for Computational Catalysis: Potential and Limitations”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8, 5002-5007. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01974.

50. Mitchell C. Groenenboom, John A. Keith, "Quantum Chemical Analyses of BH4 and BH3OH Hydride Transfers to CO2 in Aqueous Solution with Potentials of Mean Force”, ChemPhysChem, 2017, 18, 3148-3152. DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201700608. (Cover article)


49. Mitchell C. Groenenboom, Rachel M. Anderson, Derek J. Horton, Donald F. Roeper, Steven A. Policastro, John A. Keith, “Doped Amorphous Ti Oxides to Deoptimize Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalysis”, J. Phys. Chem. C., 2017, 121, 16825-16830. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b04210(ACS Editors' Choice)

48. Karthikeyan Saravanan, Yasemin Basdogan, James Dean, John A. Keith, “Computational investigation of CO2 electroreduction on tin oxide and predictions of Ti, V, Nb and Zr dopants for improved catalysis”, J. Mater. Chem. A20175, 11756-11763. DOI: 10.1039/C7TA00405B.

47. Corinne M. Gray, Karthikeyan Saravanan, Guofeng Wang, John A. Keith "Quantifying Solvation Energies at Solid/liquid Interfaces Using Continuum Solvation Methods”, Mol. Sim., 2017, 43420-427. DOI: 10.1080/08927022.2016.1273525.


46. Karthikeyan Saravanan, Eric Gottlieb, John A. Keith "Nitrogen-doped Nanocarbon Materials Under Electroreduction Operating Conditions and Implications for Electrocatalysis of CO2”, Carbon2017. 111, 859-866. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2016.10.084


45. Mitchell C. Groenenboom, John A. Keith “Explicitly Unraveling the Roles of Counter Ions, Solvent Molecules, and Electron Correlation in Solution Phase Reaction Pathways”, J. Phys. Chem. B2016. 120, 10797-10807. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b07606.


44. Karthikeyan Saravanan, John A. Keith “Standard Redox Potentials, pKas, and Hydricities of Inorganic Complexes Under Electrochemical Conditions and Implications for CO2 reduction”, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 15336-15341. DOI: 10.1039/C6DT02371A.


43.  Mitchell C. Groenenboom, Karthikeyan Saravanan, Yaqun Zhu, Jeffrey M. Carr, Aude Marjolin, Gabriel G. Faura, Eric C. Yu, Raymond N. Dominey, John A. Keith "Structural and substituent group effects on multielectron standard reduction potentials of aromatic N-heterocycles”, J. Phys. Chem. A2016, 120, 6888-6894. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.6b07291.

42. Jacob R. Boes, Mitchell C. Groenenboom, John A. Keith, John R. Kitchin “Neural Network and ReaxFF comparison for Au properties”, Int. J. Quantum Chem. 2016, 116, 979-987. DOI: 10.1002/qua.25115.


41. Sean R. Parmelee, Thomas J. Mazzacano, Yaqun Zhu, Neal P. Mankad, John A. Keith “A Heterobimetallic Mechanism for C-H Borylation Elucidated from Experimental and Computational Data.” ACS Catal. 20155, 3689-3699. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b00275.


40. Kyle A. Grice, Mitchell C. Groenenboom, John David A. Manuel, Mark A. Sovereign, John A. Keith "Examining the selectivity of BH4 for CO2 and bicarbonate reduction in protic conditions” Fuel, 2015, 150, 139-145. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2015.02.007.


39. Aude D. Marjolin, John A. Keith “Thermodynamic Descriptors for Molecules That Catalyze Efficient CO2 Electroreductions” ACS Catal. 2015, 5, 1123-1130. DOI: 10.1021/cs501406j. (Top 20 read article on ACS Catalysis in January 2015)


38. Ping Li, Graeme Henkelman, John A. Keith, J. Karl Johnson “Elucidation of Aqueous Solvent Mediated Hydrogen Transfer Reactions by Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics and Nudged Elastic Band Studies of NaBH4 Hydrolysis” J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 21385-21399. DOI: 10.1021/jp507872d