Publications and Patents

Patents and Applications

1.Dehydrogenation, Transesterification, and Oxidative Esterification Reactions Catalyzed by a Dioxo-Molybdenum Species Grafted on Carbon” T.L. Lohr, A.R. Mouat, P. Stair, M. Delferro, T.J. Marks. Utility (15/487,017) and PCT (US2017/027430).

2. “Polar Comonomer Enchainment in Olefin Polymerization Reactions” J. Chen, T.L. Lohr, T.J. Marks. US Provisional Patent (62/568,978).

3. “Highly Branched, Low Molecular Weight Polyolefins and Methods for their Production” Y. Gao, T.L. Lohr, T.J. Marks. US Provisional Patent (62/626,879).


Research Assistant Professor (March 2016-April 2018)

25. J. Zhang, A. Motta, Y. Gao, M.M. Stalzer, M. Delferro, B. Liu, T.L. Lohr,* T.J. Marks. “Cationic Pyridylamido Adsorbate on Brønsted Acidic Sulfated Zirconia: A Molecular Supported Organohafnium Catalyst for Olefin Homo- and Co-Polymerization” ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8, 4893–4901 (*corresponding author, Link).
24. Y.Gao, X. Chen, J. Zhang, J. Chen, A. Motta, T.L. Lohr,* T.J. Marks. “Catalyst Nuclearity Effects on Stereo- and Regio-Induction in Pyridylamido-Hafnium-Catalyzed Propylene and 1-Octene Polymerizations” Macromolecules, ASAP’s, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00181 (*corresponding author, Link).
23. M. M. Stalzer, T.L. Lohr,* T.J. Marks. “Synthesis, Characterization, and Thermal Properties of N-alkyl β-Diketiminate Manganese Complexes” Inorganic Chemistry, ASAP’s, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02476. (*corresponding author, Link).
22. S. Liu, A.M. Invergo, J. NcInnis, A. R. Mouat, A.M. Motta, T.L. Lohr,* M. Delferro, T.J. Marks “Distinctive Stereochemically-Linked Cooperative Effects in Bimetallic Titanium Olefin Polymerization Catalysts” Organometallics, ASAP’s, DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00641. (*corresponding author, Link).
21. J. Chen, Y. Gao, B. Wang,  T.L. Lohr,* T.J. Marks. “Scandium-Catalyzed Self-Assisted Polar Comonomer Enchainment in Ethylene Polymerization” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. ASAP’s, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201708797 (*corresponding author, Link)
20. J. Chen, Y. Gao, S. Xiong, M. Delferro, T.L. Lohr,‡ T.J. Marks. “Metal and Counteranion Nuclearity Effects in Organo-scandium Catalysis for Isoprene Polymerization and Copolymerization” ACS Catalysis, ASAP’s (‡corresponding author, Link)

19. S. Liu, J. Li, T. Jurca, P.C. Stair, T.L. Lohr,‡ T.J. Marks. “Efficient Carbon-Supported Heterogeneous Molybdenum-Dioxo Catalyst for Chemoselective Reductive Carbonyl Coupling” Catalysis Science and Technology, 2017, 7, 2165-2169.(‡corresponding author, Link)
  • 2017 “Hot Article”

18. T. Jurca, M.J. Moody, A. Henning, J.D. Emery, T.L. Lohr, L.J. Lauhon, T.J. Marks. “Low-Temperature Atomic Layer Deposition of MoS2 Films” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 4991-4995. (Link)


17. V.L. Weidner, C.J. Barger, M. Delferro, T.L. Lohr,‡ T.J. Marks. “Rapid, mild, and selective ketone and aldehyde hydroboration/reduction mediated by a simple lanthanide catalyst” ACS Catalysis, 2017, 7, 1244–1247. (‡corresponding author, Link)


 16. T. Jurca, A.W. Peters, A.R. Mouat, O.M. Farha, J.T. Hupp, T.L. Lohr, M. Delferro, T.J. Marks. “Second Generation Hexavalent Molybdenum Oxo-Amidinate Precursors for Atomic Layer Deposition” Dalton Transactions, 2017, 46, 1172-1178. (Link)

Post-doctoral work (Feb 2014 – Feb 2016)

15. A.R. Mouat,* T.L. Lohr,* W.E. Wegener, J.T. Miller, M. Delferro, P.C. Stair, T.J. Marks. “Reactivity of a Supported Single Site Dioxo-Molybdenum Catalyst on Carbon for Biodiesel Synthesis” ACS Catalysis, 2016, 6, 6762-6769. (*co-first authors) Link


14. X.-F. Jiang, H. Huang, Y.-F. Chai, T.L. Lohr, S.-Y. Yu, W.-Z. Lai, Y.-J. Pan, G.-S. Guo, M. Delferro, T.J. Marks. “Facile Hydrolytic Cleavage of Both CS2 Carbon-Sulfur Bonds Mediated by Multinuclear Pd(II) Complexes at Room Temperature” Nature Chemistry, 2017, 9, 188-193. Link


13. T.L. Lohr, Z. Li, T.J. Marks. “Thermodynamically leveraged tandem catalysis for ether and ester C-O bond cleavage” Accounts of Chemical Research, 2016, 49, 824-834. Link


12. T.L. Lohr,* A.R. Mouat,* P. Stair, M. Delferro, and T. J. Marks “Efficient Greenhouse Gas-Free Hydrogen Production from Aqueous Alcohols” Energy and Environmental Science, In Press. (*co-first author’s) Link

  • July 2017 Inside Cover
  • 2017 “Hot Article”

11. T.L. Lohr, Z. Li, R. A. Assary, L. Curtis, T.J. Marks. “Mono- and tri-ester hydrogenolysis using tandem catalysis. Scope and mechanism” Energy and Environmental Science, 2016, 9, 550 – 564. Link

  • Highlighted in Chemistry World Magazine: “Glycerol-free strategy sweetens biodiesel synthesis” online December 18th, 2015 (Link)
  • NSF Public Highlight, 2016.


10. T.L. Lohr, Z. Li, R.S. Assary, L. Curtis, T.J. Marks. “Thermodynamically leveraged tandem catalysis for RC(O)O-R’ Bond Hydrogenolysis. Scope and Mechanism” ACS Catalysis, 2015, 5, 3675-3679. Link


9. T.L. Lohr and T.J. Marks. “Orthoganol Tandem Catalysis” Nature Chemistry, 2015, 7, 477-482. Link


8. T.L. Lohr, Z. Li, T.J. Marks. “Selective Ether/Ester C-O Cleavage of an Acetylated Lignin Model via Tandem Catalysis” ACS Catalysis, 2015, 5, 7004-7007. Link


Ph.D and B.Sc work:

7. T.L. Lohr, W.E. Piers, M. Sgro, M. Parvez. “Silver supported Pt(II) hydroxides: facile C-H bond addition across Pt(II)-OH bonds” Dalton Transactions, 2014, 43, 13858-13864. Link


6. T.L. Lohr, W.E. Piers, M. Parvez. “Reversible Insertion/De-insertion of CO2 into Pt(II) Hydroxo Bonds” Dalton Transactions, 2013, 42, 14742-14748 (Hot Article). Link

  • Highlighted in Dalton Transactions Blog. Author: Stuart Bartlett, online November 13th 2013. Link to blog post


5. T.L. Lohr, W.E. Piers, M. Parvez. “Arene C-H Bond activation across Pt(II)-OH bonds: catalyzed vs. uncatalyzed pathways” Chemical Science, 2013, 4, 770-775. Link


4. T.L. Lohr, W.E. Piers, M. Parvez. “Monomeric Platinum(II) Hydroxides Supported by Sterically Dominant a-Diimine Ligands” Inorganic Chemistry, 2012, 51, 4900-4902. Link


3. T.L. Lohr; Piers, W. E.; Parvez, M. “1,2-Bis{[3,5-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)phenyl]imino}acenaphthene toluene monosolvate.”  Acta Cryst. 2011, E67, o2280.

2. T.L. Lohr; Piers, W. E.; Parvez, M “N,N‘-Bis[3,5-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)phenyl]butane-2,3-diimine.” Acta Cryst. 2011, E67, o2281.

1. E. Crawford, T.L. Lohr, E.M. Leitao, S. Kwok, J.S. McIndoe “Distannoxane Speciation During Esterification Catalysis: Insights Provided by Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry” Dalton Transactions, 2009, 9110-9112. (Hot Article). Link