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Bert Chandler



  • Chemical Engineering

203 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building


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  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Georgia Southern University, 1994
  • Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 1999


Journal Articles

  • A Mahdavi-Shakib, T Whittaker, T Y Yun, S Kumar, L C Rich and Bert Chandler, 2023, "The Role of Surface Hydroxyls in the Entropy Driven Adsorption and Spillover of H2 on Au/TiO2 Catalysts", Nature Catalysis, 6, pp. 710-719
  • T Y Yun and Bert Chandler, 2023, "Surface Hydroxyl Chemistry of Titania- and Alumina-Based Supports: Quantitative Titration and Temperature Dependence of Surface Brønsted Acid–Base Parameters", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 15, pp. 6868–6876
  • Akbar Mahdavi-Shakib, Lauren Rich, Todd Whittaker and Bert Chandler, 2021, "Hydrogen Adsorption on Au/TiO2 Catalysts: Quantitative Determination and Spectroscopic Signature of the Reactive Interface Hydroxyl Groups at the Active Site", ACS Catalysis, 11, pp. 7735-7743
  • Akbar Mahdavi-Shakib, Sravan Kumar, Todd Whittaker, Lars Grabow and Bert Chandler, 2021, "Kinetics of H2 Adsorption at the Metal-Support Interface of Au/TiO2 Catalysts probed by Broad Background IR Absorbance", Angewandte Chemie International Ed, 60, pp. p15194-15202
  • A Mahdavi-Shakib, J Sempel, L Babb, A Oza, M Hoffmann and Bert Chandler, 2020, "Combining benzyl alcohol oxidation saturation kinetics and Hammett studies as mechanistic tools for examining supported metal catalysts", ACS Catalysis, 10, pp. 10207-10215
  • S Kumar, T N Whittaker, C Peterson, L C Grabow and Bert Chandler, 2020, "Water Poisons H2 Activation at the Au-TiO2 Interface by Slowing Proton and Electron Transfer between Au and Titania", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 124, pp. 5760-5772
  • J Bruno, N Dwarica, T N Whittaker, E R Hand, C J Guzman and Bert Chandler, 2020, "Supported Ni-Au colloid precursors for active, selective, and stable alkyne partial hydrogenation catalysts", ACS Catalysis, 10, pp. 2565-2580
  • J Bruno, S Kumar, N Dwarica, A Hunter, Z Chen and Bert Chandler, 2019, "On the Limited Role of Electronic Support Effects in Selective Alkyne Hydrogenation: A Kinetic Study of Au/MOx Catalysts Prepared from Oleylamine-Capped Colloidal Nanoparticles", ChemCatChem, 11, pp. 1650-1664
  • T Whittaker, S Kumar, C Peterson, M N Pollock, L C Grabow and Bert Chandler, 2018, "H2 Oxidation over Supported Au Nanoparticle Catalysts: Evidence for Heterolytic H2 Activation at the Metal-Support Interface", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140, pp. 16469–16487
  • J Saavedra, C J Pursell and Bert Chandler, 2018, "CO Oxidation Kinetics over Au/TiO2 and Au/Al2O3 Catalysts: Evidence for a Common Water-Assisted Mechanism", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140, pp. 3712–3723
  • G Kumar, L Tibbitts, J Newell, B Panthi, A Mukhopadhyay and Bert Chandler, 2018, "Evaluating differences in the active-site electronics of supported Au nanoparticle catalysts using Hammett and DFT studies", Nature Chemistry, 10, pp. 268–274
  • C D Powell, A W Daigh, M N Pollock, Bert Chandler and C J Pursell, 2017, "CO Adsorption on Au/TiO2 Catalysts: Observations, Quantification, and Explanation of a Broad-Band Infrared Signal", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121, pp. 24541-24547
  • Bert Chandler, 2017, "Strong Metal-Support Interactions: An Extra Layer of Complexity", Nature Chemistry, 9, pp. 108-109
  • G Mullen, E Evans, I Sabzevari, B Long, K Alhazmi and Bert Chandler, 2017, "Water influences the activity and selectivity of ceria-supported gold catalysts for oxidative dehydrogenation and esterification of ethanol", ACS Catalysis, 7, pp. 1216-1226
  • R Hure, S Simoneau, Bert Chandler and J M Steele, 2017, "Two-color metal enhanced fluorescence using gold slotted nanogratings", Plasmonics, 12, pp. 1621-1626
  • J Saavedra, T Whittaker, Z Chen, C J Pursell, R M Rioux and Bert Chandler, 2016, "Controlling Activity and Selectivity using Water in the Au-catalyzed Preferential Oxidation of CO in H2", Nature Chemistry, 13, pp. 100-108
  • H-V Tran, H A Doan, Bert Chandler and L C Grabow, 2016, "Water assisted oxygen activation during selective oxidation reactions", Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 13, pp. 100-108
  • B Panthi, A Mukhopadhyay, L Tibbitts, J Saavedra, C J Pursell and Bert Chandler, 2015, "Using Thiol Adsorption on Supported Au Nanoparticle Catalysts to Evaluate Au Dispersion and the Number of Actives Sites for Benzyl Alcohol Oxidation", ACS Catalysis, 5, pp. 2232-2241
  • J Saavedra, H A Doan, C J Pursell, L C Grabow and Bert Chandler, 2014, "The critical role of water at the gold-titania interface in catalytic CO oxidation", Science, 345, pp. 1599-1602
  • J Saavedra, C Powell, B Panthi, C J Pursell and Bert Chandler, 2013, "CO oxidation over Au?/TiO2 catalyst: Pretreatment effects, catalyst deactivation, and carbonates production", The Journal of Catalysis, 307, pp. 37-47
  • T Ward, L Delannoy, R Hahn, S Kendall, C J Pursell, C Louis and Bert Chandler, 2013, "Effects of Pd on Catalysis by Au: CO Adsorption, CO Oxidation, and Cyclohexene Hydrogenation by Supported Au and Pd-?Au Catalysts", ACS Catalysis, 3, pp. 2644-2653
  • C J Pursell, Bert Chandler, M Manzoli and F Boccuzzi, 2012, "CO Adsorption on Supported Gold Nanoparticle Catalysts: Application of the Temkin Model", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, pp. 11117-11125
  • Bert Chandler, S Kendall, H Doan, R Korkosz, L C Grabow and C J Pursell, 2012, "Bromide Poisoning of Au/Titania Catalysts", ACS Catalysis, 2, pp. 684-694
  • C J Pursell, H Hartshorn, T Ward, Bert Chandler and F Boccuzzi, 2011, "Application of the Temkin Model to the Adsorption of CO on Gold", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115, pp. 23880-23892.
  • S H Yau, Oleg Varnavski, J D Gilbertson, Bert Chandler, G Ramakrishna and T Goodson, 2010, "Ultrafast Optical Study of Small Gold Monolayer Protected Clusters: A Closer Look at Emission", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114, pp. 15979-15985
  • Bert Chandler, C Long, J D Gilbertson, G Vijayaraghavan, K J Stevenson and C J Pursell, 2010, "Enhanced Oxygen Activation Over Supported Bimetallic Ni-Au Catalysts", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114, pp. 11498-11508
  • R M Greer, B A Scruggs, R A May and Bert Chandler, 2009, "Patterning High Surface Area Silica with Lysozyme: Adsorption Kinetics, Fluorescence Quenching, and Protein Readsorption Studies to Evaluate the Templated Surface", Langmuir, 25, pp. 7161-7168
  • H Hartshorn, C J Pursell and Bert Chandler, 2009, "Adsorption of CO on Supported Gold Nanoparticle Catalysts: A Comparative Study", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113, pp. 10718-10725
  • J S Hummelshoj and Bert Chandler, 2009, "DFT based screening of ternary alkali-transition metal borohydrides - a computational materials design project", The Journal of Chemical Physics, 131, pp. 014101
  • C Long, J D Gilbertson, G Vijayaraghavan, K J Stevenson, C J Pursell and Bert Chandler, 2008, "Kinetic Evaluation of Highly Active Supported Gold Catalysts Prepared from Monolayer Protected Clusters: An Experimental Michaelis-Menten Approach for Determining the Oxygen Binding Constant During CO Oxidation Catalysis", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130, pp. 10103-10115
  • B J Auten, B P Hahn, G Vijayaraghavan, K J Stevenson and Bert Chandler, 2008, "Preparation and Characterization of 3 nm Magnetic NiAu Nanoparticles", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112, pp. 5365-5372
  • B J Auten, H Lang and Bert Chandler, 2008, "Dendrimer Templates for Heterogeneous Catalysts: Bimetallic Pt-Au Nanoparticles on Oxide Supports", Applied Catalysis B, 81, pp. 225-235
  • C J Crump, J D Gilbertson and Bert Chandler, 2008, "CO Oxidation and Toluene Hydrogenation by Pt/TiO2 Catalysts Prepared from Dendrimer Encapsulated Nanoparticle Precursors", Topics in Catalysis, 49, pp. 233-240
  • Bert Chandler and J G Gilbertson, 2008, "PAMAM Dendrimer Templated Nanoparticle Catalysis", pp. 129-160
  • J D Gilbertson and Bert Chandler, 2007, "Air and water free solid-phase synthesis of thiol stabilized Au nanoparticles with anchored, recyclable dendrimer templates", Langmuir, 23, pp. 11239-11245
  • R J Korkosz, J D Gilbertson, K S Prasifka and Bert Chandler, 2007, "Dendrimer Templates for Supported Au Catalysts", Catalysis Today, 122, pp. 370-377
  • N Hoover, B J Auten and Bert Chandler, 2006, "Tuning Supported Catalyst Reactivity with Dendrimer-Templated Pt-Cu Nanoparticles", Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110, pp. 8606-8612
  • J Mueller, A Cowell, Bert Chandler and M Sigman, 2005, "Origin of Enantioselection in Chiral Alcohol Oxidation Catalyzed by Pd[(-)-sparteine]Cl2", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 127, pp. 14817-14824
  • A Singh and Bert Chandler, 2005, "Low Temperature Activation Conditions for Dendrimer Templated Pt Nanoparticle Catalysts", Langmuir, 21, pp. 10776-10782
  • L W Beakley, S E Yost, R Cheng and Bert Chandler, 2005, "Nanocomposite Catalysts: Dendrimer Encapsulated Nanoparticles Immobilized in Sol-Gel Silica", Applied Catalysis A: General, 292, pp. 124-129
  • H Lang, S Maldonado, K J Stevenson and Bert Chandler, 2004, "Synthesis and Characterization of Dendrimer Templated Supported Bimetallic Pt-Au Nanoparticles", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 126, pp. 12949-12956
  • C J Pursell, Bert Chandler and M M Bushey, 2004, "Capillary Electrophoretic Analysis of Cations in Water Samples: An Experiment for the Introductory Laboratory", Journal of Chemical Education, 81, pp. 1783-1786
  • D S Deutsch, G Lafaye, D Liu, Bert Chandler, C T Williams and M D Amiridis, 2004, "Decomposition and Activation of Pt-Dendrimer Nanocomposites on a Silica Support", Catalysis Letters, 97, pp. 139-143
  • H Lang, R A May, B L Iversen and Bert Chandler, 2003, "Dendrimer Encapsulated Nanoparticle Precursors to Supported Platinum Catalysts", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 125, pp. 14832-14836
  • C Mihut, Bert Chandler and M D Amiridis, 2002, "Bimetallic Pt-Au Cluster-Derived Catalysts for the Selective Catalytic Reduction of NO by Propylene", Catalysis Communications, 3, pp. 91-97
  • Bert Chandler, A B Schabel and L H Pignolet, 2001, "Hydrogen Chemisorption and Toluene Hydrogenation by Highly Dispersed Bimetallic Particle Catalysts", Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 105, (1), pp. 149-55
  • Bert Chandler, A B Schabel and L H Pignolet, 2000, "Highly Dispersed Supported Bimetallic Pt-Au and Pt-Cu Catalysts Prepared from Molecular Cluster Precursors", Journal of Catalysis, 193, pp. 186-198
  • Bert Chandler and L H Pignolet, 2000, "Infrared Spectroscopic Studies of CO Adsorbed on Highly Dispersed Bimetallic Particle Catalysts", Catalysis Today, 65, pp. 39-50
  • Bert Chandler, A B Schabel, C F Blanford and L H Pignolet, 1999, "The Preparation and Characterization of Supported Bimetallic Pt-Au Particle Catalysts from Molecular Cluster and Chloride Salt Precursors", Journal of Catalysis, 187, pp. 367-383
  • Bert Chandler, L I Rubinstein and L H Pignolet, 1998, "Alkane Dehydrogenation with Silica Supported Pt and Pt-Au Catalysts Derived from Phosphine Ligated Precursors", Journal of Molecular Catalysis A, 133, (3), pp. 267-282
  • M A Aubart, Bert Chandler, R A T Gould, D A Krogstad, M F J Schoondergang and L H Pignolet, 1994, "Dihydrogen Activation by Mixed Pt- and Pd-Au Cluster Compounds. Homogeneous Catalytic H2-D2 Equilibration", Inorganic Chemistry, 33, pp. 3724

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