Publications


  1. Van de Vyver, S., Helsen, S., Geboers, J., Yu, F., Thomas, J., Smet, M., Dehaen, W., Román-Leshkov, Y., Hermans, I., & Sels, B.F. Mechanistic Insights into the Kinetic and Regiochemical Control of the Thiol-Promoted Catalytic Synthesis of Diphenolic Acid  ACS Catal. DOI: 10.1021/cs300635r (2012).


  2. Luo, H. Y., Bui, L., Gunther, W. R., Min, E., & Román-Leshkov, Y. Synthesis and catalytic activity of Sn-MFI Nanosheets for the Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of cyclic ketones  ACS Catal. DOI: 10.1021/cs300543z (2012).


  3. Gunther, W.R., Wang, Y., Ji, Y., Michaelis, V.K., Hunt, S.T., Griffin, R.G., & Román-Leshkov, Y.* Sn-Beta zeolites with borate salts catalyse the epimerization of carbohydrates via an intramolecular carbon shift  Nat. Comm. doi:10.1038/ncomms2122 (2012).


  4. Wright, M.M., Román-Leshkov, Y.* & Green, W.H. Investigating the techno-economic trade-offs of hydrogen source using a response surface model of drop-in biofuel production via bio-oil upgrading  Biofuels, Bioprod. Biorefin. 6, 503-520 (2012).


  5. Bermejo-Deval, R., Assary, R.S, Nikolla, E., Moliner, M., Román-Leshkov, Y., Huang, SJ., Palsdottir, A., Silverman, D., Lobo, R.F., Curtiss, L., & Davis, M.E. Metalloenzyme-like catalyzed isomerizations of sugars by Lewis acid zeolitesProc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S. (2012).


  6. Román‐Leshkov, Y & Davis, M. E. Activation of Carbonyl-Containing Molecules with Solid Lewis Acids in Aqueous Media ACS Catal. 1, 1566 – 1580 (2011).


  7. Nikolla, E., Román‐Leshkov, Y., Moliner, M. & Davis, M. E. “One-Pot” Synthesis of 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural from Carbohydrates using Tin-Beta ZeoliteACS Catal. 1, 408-410 (2011).


  8. Román‐Leshkov, Y., Moliner M. & Davis, M.E. Impact of controlling the site distribution of Al atoms on catalytic properties in ferrierite-type zeolites. J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 1096 (2011).


  9. Román‐Leshkov, Y., Moliner M., Labinger J. & Davis, M.E. Mechanism of Glucose Isomerization Using a Solid Lewis Acid Catalyst in Water. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed49, 8954-8957 (2010).


  10. Moliner M., Román‐Leshkov, Y., & Davis, M.E. Tin-containing Zeolites are Highly Active Catalysts for the Isomerization of Glucose in Water. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S. 107, 6164-6168 (2010).


  11. Román‐Leshkov, Y., Moliner M. & Davis, M.E. Hybrid, organic-inorganic solids that show shape selectivity. Chem. Mat. 22, 2646 (2010).

  12. Román‐Leshkov, Y., Barrett, C. J., Liu, Z. Y. & Dumesic, J. A. Production of dimethylfuran for liquid fuels from biomass‐derived carbohydrates. Nature 447, 982‐985 (2007).

  13. Chheda, J. N., Román‐Leshkov, Y. & Dumesic, J. A. Production of 5‐hydroxymethylfurfural and furfural by dehydration of biomass‐derived mono‐and poly‐saccharides. Green Chem. 9, 342-­350 (2007).

  14. Román‐Leshkov, Y., Chheda, J. N. & Dumesic, J. A. Phase modifiers promote efficient production of hydroxymethylfurfural from fructose. Science 312, 1933‐1937 (2006).