Matthew D Jones University of Bath
Dr Matthew Jones
Research activities and interests within the group focus on several different aspects of the synthesis of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts for sustainable chemical transformations and green chemistry.
Our work involves a major synthetic component, most of which is carried out using inert atmosphere techniques. Work will utilise solution-state NMR (within the department) and solid-state NMR (in collaboration with the EPSRC service and other UK based collaborators), mass spectrometry, electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography to probe the structure of the homogeneous catalysts.
- Asymmetric Heterogeneous Catalysts
- Sustainable Chemistry
McKeown, P., Brown-Humes, J., Davidson, M. G., Mahon, M. F., Woodman, T. J. and Jones, M., 2017. Ligands and complexes based on piperidine and their exploitation of the ring opening polymerisation of rac-lactide. Dalton Transactions
Beament, J., Mahon, M., Buchard, A. and Jones, M., 2017. Salan Group 13 complexes – structural study and lactide polymerisation. New Journal of Chemistry, 41 (5), pp. 2198-2203.
Quilter, H., Hutchby, M., Davidson, M. and Jones, M., 2017. Polymerisation of a terpene-derived lactone: A bio-based alternative to ԑ-caprolactone. Polymer Chemistry, 8 (5), pp. 833-837.
Da Ros, S., Jones, M., Mattia, D., Schwaab, M., Noronha, F. and Pinto, J., 2017. Modelling the effects of reaction temperature and flow rate on the conversion of ethanol to 1,3-butadiene. Applied Catalysis A General, 530, pp. 37-47.
Da Ros, S., Jones, M., Mattia, D., Schwaab, M., Barbosa-Coutinho, E., Rabel-Neto, R., Noronha, F. and Pinto, J., 2017. Microkinetic analysis of ethanol to 1,3-butadiene reactions over MgO-SiO2 catalysts based on characterization of experimental fluctuations. Chemical Engineering Journal, 308, pp. 988-1000………….