Peer Reviewed Publications

Georgetown Publications

30. Wacker JN, Vasiliu M, Huang K, Baumbach RE, Bertke JA, Dixon DA, Knope KE*. Uranium(IV) Chloride Complexes: UCl62- and an Unprecedented U(H2O)4Cl4 Structural Unit. Inorganic Chemistry, 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01293.

29. Batrice RJ, Ridenour JA, Ayscue RL, Bertke JA, Knope KE*. Synthesis, Structure, and Photoluminescent Behavior of Molecular Lanthanide-2-Thiophenecarboxylate -2,2’:6’,2’’-Terpyridine Materials. CrystEngComm, 2017: DOI: 10.1039/C7CE01192J

28. Batrice RJ, Adcock AK, Cantos PM, Bertke JA, Knope KE*. Synthesis and Characterization of an Isomorphous Lanthanide-Thiophenemonocarboxylate Series (Ln = La-Lu, except Pm) Amenable to Color Tuning. Crystal Growth & Design, 2017: DOI 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00400.

27. Adcock AK, Batrice RJ, Bertke JA, Knope KE*. Structural diversity in bismuth(III)-thiophenemonocarboxylates. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2017: 1435-1445. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201601368

Prior to Georgetown

26. Hellebrandt, S., Lee SS, Knope KE, Lussier AJ, Stubbs JE, Eng PJ, Soderholm L, Fenter P, and Schmidt M, A Comparison of Adsorption, Reduction, and Polymerization of the Plutonyl(VI) and Uranyl(VI) Ions from Solution onto the Muscovite Basal Plane. Langmuir, 2016. 32(41): p. 10473-10482.

25. Knope KE, Skanthakumar S, Soderholm L. Two dihydroxo-bridged plutonium(IV) nitrate dimers and their relevance to trends in tetravalent ion hydrolysis and condensation. Inorganic Chemistry, 2015, 54(21), 10192-10196. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01242

24. Schmidt M, Hellebrandt S, Knope KE, Lee SS, Stubbs JE, Eng PJ, Soderholm S, Fenter P. Effects of the background electrolyte on Th(IV) sorption to muscovite mica. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2015, 165, 280-293.

23. Schmidt M. Lee S.; Wilson RE, Knope KE, Bellucci F, Eng P, Stubbs J, Soderholm L, Fenter P. Surface-Mediated Formation of Pu(IV) nanoparticles at the Muscovite-Electrolyte Interface. Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 47(24), 14178-14184. DOI: 10.1021/es4037258

22. Hu, YJ, Knope KE, Skanthakumar S, Kanatzidis MG, Mitchell J, Soderholm L. Understanding the role of aqueous solution speciation and its application to the directed synthesis of complex oxidic Zr chlorides and sulfates. Journal of the American Chemical Society; 2013, 135(38, 14240-14248. DOI: 10.1021/ja405555h

21. Hu, YJ, Knope KE, Skanthakumar S, Soderholm L. Understanding the Ligand Directed assembly of a hexanuclear Th(IV) molecular cluster in aqueous solution. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry; 2013, 24, 4159-4163. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300805

20. Knope KE, Soderholm L. Plutonium(IV) cluster with a hexanuclear [Pu6(OH)4O4]12+ Core. Inorganic Chemistry; 2013, 52(12), 6770-6772. (highlighted article) DOI: 10.1021/ic4007185

19. Knope KE, Soderholm L. Solution and solid-state structural chemistry of actinide hydrates and their hydrolysis and condensation products. Chemical Reviews; 2013, 113(2), 944-994. DOI: 10.1021/cr300212f

18. Vasiliu M, Knope KE, Soderholm L, Dixon DA. Spectroscopic and energetic properties of thorium(IV) molecular clusters with a hexanuclear core. J. Phys. Chem. A; 2012, 116 (25), 6917–6926. DOI: 10.1021/jp303493t

17. Ramirez AL, Knope KE, Kelley TT, Greig NE, Einkauf JD, de Lill DT. Structure and luminescence of a 2-dimensional 2,3-pyridinedicarboxylate coordination polymer constructed from lanthanide (III) dimers. Inorganica Chimica Acta; 2012, 392, 46-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2012.05.039

16. Knope KE, Vasiliu M, Dixon DA, Soderholm L. Thorium(IV)-selenate clusters containing an octanuclear Th(IV) hydroxide/oxide core. Inorganic Chemistry, 2012, 51(7), 4239-4249. DOI: 10.1021/ic202706s

15. Knope KE, Kimura H, Yasaka Y, Nakahara M, Andrews MB, Cahill CL. Investigation of in situ oxalate formation from 2,3-pyrazinedicarboxylate using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Inorganic Chemistry, 2012, 51(6), 3883-3890. DOI: 10.1021/ic3000944

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14. Knope KE, de Lill DT, Rowland CE, Cantos PM, de Bettencourt-Dias A, Cahill CL. Uranyl sensitization of samarium(III) luminescence in a two-dimensional coordination polymer. Inorganic Chemistry, 2012, 51(1), 201-206. DOI: 10.1021/ic201450e

13. Knope KE, Wilson RE, Vasiliu M, Dixon DA, Soderholm L. Thorium(IV) molecular clusters with a hexanuclear Th core. Inorganic Chemistry, 2011, 50(19), 9696-9704. DOI: 10.1021/ic2014946

12. Knope KE, Wilson RE, Skanthakumar S, Soderholm L. Synthesis and characterization of thorium(IV) sulfates. Inorganic Chemistry, 2011, 50(17), 8621-8629. DOI: 10.1021/ic201175u

11. Knope KE, Cahill CL. Uranyl triazolate formation via an in situ Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction. CrystEngComm, 2011, 13(1), 153-157.

10. Knope KE, Cahill CL. Homometallic UO22+ diphosphonates assembled under ambient and hydrothermal conditions. Dalton Transactions, 2010, 39, 8319-8324.

9. Knope KE, Cahill CL. Room temperature assembly of a uranyl carboxyphosphonate: Synthesis, characterization, and UO22+ hydrolysis. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 2010, 13, 1040-1042. DOI: 10.1016/j.inoche.2010.06.005

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8. Knope KE, Cahill CL. Synthesis and characterization of 1-, 2-, and 3-dimensionalbimetallic UO22+/Zn2+ Phosphonoacetates. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry,2010, 8, 1177-1185. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.200901080

7. Rowland CE, Belai N, Knope KE, Cahill CL. Hydrothermal synthesis of disulfide-containing uranyl compounds: In situ ligand synthesis versus direct assembly. Crystal Growth & Design, 2010, 10, 1390-1398. DOI: 10.1021/cg901390n

6. Knope KE, Cahill CL. Homometallic uranium (VI) phosphonoacetates containing interlayer dipyridines. Inorganic Chemistry 2009; 48(14), 6845-6851. DOI: 10.1021/ic9007735

5. Wilson RE, Skanthakumar S, Knope KE, Cahill CL, Soderholm L. An Open-Framework Thorium Sulfate Hydrate with 11.5Å Voids. Inorganic Chemistry 2008; 47(20), 9321-9326. DOI: 10.1021/ic800931f

4. Knope KE, Cahill CL. Structural variation within homometallic uranium (VI) carboxyphosphonates: in-situ ligand synthesis, directed assembly, metal-ligand coordination, and hydrogen bonding. Inorganic Chemistry 2008; 47(17), 7660-7672. DOI: 10.1021/ic800683m

3. Ziegelgruber KL, Knope KE, Frisch M, Cahill CL. Hydrothermal chemistry of Th(IV) with aromatic dicarboxylates: New framework compounds and in-situ ligand synthesis. Journal of Solid State Chemistry 2008; 181, 373-381. DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2007.12.008

2. Knope KE, Cahill CL. Hydrothermal Synthesis of a Novel Uranium Oxalate/Glycolate via In-Situ Ligand Formation. Inorganic Chemistry 2007; 46(16), 6607-6612. DOI: 10.1021/ic700700e

1. Knope KE, Cahill, CL. 1,4-diazoniabicyclo[2.2.2]octane dinitrate. Acta Crystallographica: Section E 2007; 63(6), o2955. DOI: 10.1107/S1600536807022805

Book Chapters

Batrice RJ, Wacker JN, Knope KE. “Actinide Complexes, Clusters, and Nanostructures Isolated from Aqueous Solution” in Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Actinide Science. Gibson JK, de Jong WA, Eds.; Wiley Publishing. Submitted

Knope KE, Cahill CL. “Uranyl phosphonates: A structural survey,” in Metal Phosphonate Chemistry: From Synthesis to Applications. Clearfield A, Demadis KD, Eds.; RSC Publishing: Cambridge, 2011.