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Publications – Kerton

my_orcid_qrcodeDr Kerton has a h-index of 29 (based on Scopus Author ID, 6507623214; ResearcherID, B-1444-2012; ORCID 0000-0002-8165-473X


54. J. N. Murphy, K. Hawboldt and F. M. Kerton, “Enzymatic processing of mussel shells to produce biorenewable calcium carbonate in seawater”, Green Chemistry, 2018, 20, 2913 – 2920, DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01274A


53. G. Margoutidis, V. H. Parsons, C. S. Bottaro, N. Yan and F. M. Kerton, “Mechanochemical amorphization of α-chitin and conversion into oligomers of N-acetyl-D-glucosamine”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2018, 6, 1662–1669, DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b02870.

B6. F.M. Kerton and N. Yan Ed.s (2017)  Fuels, Chemicals and Materials from the Oceans and Aquatic Sources, Wiley Series in Renewable Resources, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK. ISBN: 978-1-119-11716-2  (and two chapters therein).

52. Y. Liu, C. Staehler, J. N. Murphy, B. J. Furlong, and F. M. Kerton, “Formation of a renewable amine and an alcohol via transformations of 3-acetamido-5-acetylfuran”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering,  2017, 5, 4916–4922, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b00323

51. A. I. Elkurtehi and F. M. Kerton, “Coupling Reactions of Carbon Dioxide with Epoxides Catalyzed by Vanadium Aminophenolate Complexes”, ChemSusChem, 2017, 10, 1249-1254, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201601548

50. A. I. Elkurtehi, A. G. Walsh, L. N. Dawe, and F. M. Kerton, “Vanadium aminophenolate complexes and their catalytic activity in aerobic and H2O2-mediated oxidation reactions”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2016, 3123–3130,

49. D. Alhashmialameer,  J. Collins, K. Hattenhauer, and F. M. Kerton, “Iron amino-bis(phenolate) complexes for the formation of organic carbonates from CO2 and oxiranes”, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, 5364 – 5373, DOI: 10.1039/C6CY00477FOPEN ACCESS

48. D. Alhashmialameer, N. Ikpo, J. Collins, L. N. Dawe, K. Hattenhauer, and F. M. Kerton, “Ring-opening polymerization of rac-lactide mediated by tetrametallic lithium and sodium diamino-bis(phenolate) complexes”, Dalton Transactions, 2015, 44, 20216 – 20231 DOI:10.1039/c5dt03119b OPEN ACCESS

47. C. F. Petten, H. A. Kalviri and F. M. Kerton, “Halodehydroxylation of alcohols to yield benzylic and alkyl halides in ionic liquids”, Sustainable Chemical Processes (Springer Open), 2015, 3:16, DOI:10.1186/s40508-015-0043-4, Contribution for Special Issue on Green and Sustainable Solvents. OPEN ACCESS

B5. F.M. Kerton (2016) ‘Solvent Systems for Sustainable Chemistry’, in Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry, edited by David A. Atwood. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK. DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc2417

46. M. W. Drover et al., “Structural characterization of a tetrametallic diamine-bis(phenolate) complex of lithium and synthesis of a related bismuth complex”, Polyhedron, 2015, 102, 60-68, DOI:10.1016/j.poly.2015.07.071

45. X. Chen, Y. Liu, F. M. Kerton* and N. Yan*, “Conversion of chitin and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine into a N-containing furan derivative in ionic liquids”, RSC Adv., 2015, 5,  20073-20080 DOI: 10.1039/c5ra00382b.

NEWS: F. M. Kerton, Soapbox Section, “Waste not, Want not: Aquaculture by-products put to good use”, Sea Technology Magazine, January 2015

CP1. F. M. Kerton, Y. Liu, J. N. Murphy and K. Hawboldt, “Renewable resouces from the oceans: Adding value to the by-products of the aquaculture and fishing industries”, Conference Proceedings/Papers OCEANS 2014, St. John’s, IEEE Xplore DOI:10.1109/OCEANS.2014.7002983

44. H. Plommer, I. Reim and F. M. Kerton*, “Ring-opening polymerization of cyclohexene oxide using aluminum amine-phenolate complexes”, Dalton Transactions, 2015, 44, 12098 – 12102. DOI: 10.1039/C5DT00220F OPEN ACCESS

**Cover Page**


B4. F. M. Kerton, “Chapter 17 – Ocean Resources for the Production of Renewable Chemicals and Materials” in “Chemical Processes for a Sustainable Future”, T. M. Letcher, J. L. Scott and D. A. Patterson (Editors), RSC Publishing, Cambridge, UK, December 2014. ISBN: 978-1-849739757

43. Y. Liu, C. N. Rowley* and F. M. Kerton*, “Combined experimental and computational studies on the physical and chemical properties of the renewable amide, 3-acetamido-5-acetylfuran”, ChemPhysChem, 2014, 15, 4087-4094, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201402376

42. X. Chen, S.-L. Chew, F. M. Kerton and N. Yan*, “Direct Conversion of Chitin into a N-containing Furan Derivative”, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 2204-2212, DOI: 10.1039/C3GC42436G

41. Q. He,  J. W. O’Brien, K. A. Kitselman, L. E. Tompkins, G. C. T. Curtis and F. M. Kerton* , “Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates from CO2 and Epoxides Using Ionic Liquids and Related Catalysts Including Choline Chloride-Metal Halide Mixtures”, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014, 4, 1513-1528, DOI:10.1039/C3CY00998J. Invited Contribution for Themed Issue on “Catalytic Conversion and Use of Carbon Dioxide for Value-Added Organics

B3. F. M. Kerton and R. Marriot, “Alternative Solvents for Green Chemistry”, 2nd Edition, text book, RSC Green Chemistry Book Series, RSC Publishing, Cambridge, UK, (May 30, 2013).

Cover for 2nd Ed. of Alternative Solvents for Green Chemistry

Cover for 2nd Ed. of Alternative Solvents for Green Chemistry

40. J. N. Murphy, F. M. Kerton and L. N. Dawe*, “Single crystal structural characterization of trichlorotetrapyridylbismuth(III) and its pyridine solvate”, Journal of Chemical Crystallography, 2014, 44, 108-114, DOI:10.1007/s10870-014-0493-7

39. F. M. Kerton*, Y. Liu, K. W. Omari and K. Hawboldt, “Green chemistry and the ocean-based biorefinery”, Green Chemistry, 2013, 15, 860-871,DOI:10.1039/C3GC36994C, and inside cover art for this issue, and featured in Green Chemistry’s blog. One of the top ten most-accessed articles in Green Chem. in March 2013


38. N. Ikpo, J. C. Flogeras and F. M. Kerton*, “Aluminium coordination complexes in copolymerization reactions of carbon dioxide and epoxides”, Dalton Trans, 2013, 42, 8998-9006  DOI:10.1039/C3DT00049D

37. (Collaborative paper) S. C. Roşca, D. A. Roşca, V. Dorcet, C. M. Kozak, F. Kerton, J.-F. Carpentier* and Y. Sarazin*, “Alkali aminoether-phenolate complexes: Synthesis, structural characterization and evidences for an activated monomer ROP mechanism”, Dalton Trans, 2013, 42, 9361-9375 DOI:10.1039/C2DT32726K, 2013

36. N. Ikpo, S. Barbon, M. Drover, L. N. Dawe and F. M. Kerton*, “Aluminum methyl and chloro complexes bearing monoanionic aminephenolate ligands: synthesis, characterization and use in polymerizations”, Organometallics, 2012, 31,  8145-8158,

35. L. N. Saunders, M. E. Pratt, S. E. Hann, L. N. Dawe, A. Decken, F. M. Kerton and C. M. Kozak*, “Structural Variations in the Coordination Chemistry of Amine-bis(phenolate) Cobalt(II/III) Complexes”, Polyhedron, 2012, 46, 53-65.

34. K. W. Omari, L. Dodot and F. M. Kerton*, “A Simple One-Pot Dehydration Process to Convert N-acetyl-D-glucosamine into a Nitrogen-Containing Compound, 3-acetamido-5-acetylfuran”, ChemSusChem, 2012, 5, 1767-72, cssc.201200113.

33. N. Ikpo,  C. Hoffmann,L. N. Dawe and F. M. Kerton*, “Ring-opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone by lithium piperazinyl-aminephenolate complexes: Synthesis, characterization and kinetic studies”,  Dalton Trans., 2012, 6651 – 6660, DOI:10.1039/C2DT30276D

32. M. W. Drover, K. W. Omari, J. N. Murphy and F. M. Kerton*, “Formation of a renewable amide via direct conversion of N-acetyl-D-glucosamine”, RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 4642-4643,  DOI:10.1039/C2RA20578E

31. K. W. Omari, J. E. Besaw and F. M. Kerton*, “Hydrolysis of Chitosan Into Levulinic Acid and 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural In Water Under Microwave Irradiation”, Green Chemistry, 2012, 14, 1480-1487, DOI:10.1039/C2GC35048C. One of the top ten most-accessed articles in Green Chem. in April 2012.

30. Z. Hu, C. Schneider, C. Price, W. Pye, L. N. Dawe and F. M. Kerton*, “Coordination chemistry of α-ω-di(pyridyl-imine) ligands containing flexible linkers with copper(I)”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2012, 1773–1782, DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101414

29. Z. Hu and F. M. Kerton*, “Simple copper/TEMPO catalyzed aerobic dehydrogenation of benzylic amines and anilines”,  Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, 10, 1618-1624, DOI:10.1039/C2OB06670J

28. L. N. Saunders, N. Ikpo, C. F. Petten, U. K. Das, L. N. Dawe, C. M. Kozak* and F. M. Kerton*, “Coupling of Carbon Dioxide with Neat Propylene Oxide Catalyzed by Aminebisphenolato Cobalt(II)/(III) Complexes and Ionic Co-catalysts”, Catalysis Communications, 2012, 18, 165-7

27. Z. Hu and F. M. Kerton*, “Aqueous Room Temperature Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols Using CuBr2 with TEMPO and A Polymer Based Pyridyl-Imine Ligand”,  Applied Catalysis A:General, 2012, 413-4, 332-339

26. H. A. Kalviri and F. M. Kerton*, “Dehydration of Benzyl Alcohols in Phosphonium Ionic Liquids: Synthesis of Ethers and Alkenes”, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2011, 353, 3178-3186

25. N. Ikpo, L. N. Saunders, J. L. Walsh, J. M. B. Smith, L. N. Dawe and F. M. Kerton*, “Zinc Complexes of Piperazinyl-aminephenolate Ligands”, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2011, 5347-5359. and cover art for last issue of 2011 (International Year of Chemistry).

Cover art for EJIC 2011

Cover art for EJIC 2011

24. H. A. Kalviri and F. M. Kerton*, “Synthesis of Pd Nanocrystals in Phosphonium Ionic Liquids Without Any External Reducing Agents”, Green Chem., 2011, 13, 681-686

23. A. V. Cherkasov, N. Ajellal, T. Roisnel, F. M. Kerton, J.-F. Carpentier* and A.  A. Trifonov*, “Neodymium borohydride complexes supported by diamino-bis(phenoxide) ligands: diversity of synthetic and structural chemistry, and catalytic activity in ring-opening polymerization of cyclic esters”,New. J. Chem., 2011, 35, 204-212 DOI: 10.1039/C0NJ00486C.

22. U. Kumar Das, J. Bobak, C. Fowler, S. E. Hann, C. F. Petten, L. N. Dawe, A. Decken, F. M. Kerton* and C. M. Kozak*, “Synthesis and Structure of Mono-, Bi- and Trimetallic Amine-bis(phenolate) Cobalt(II) complexes”,Dalton Trans, 2010, 39,  5462 – 5477.

21. S. M. Payne and F. M. Kerton*, “Solubility of Bio-sourced Feedstocks in ‘Green’ Solvents”,  Green Chem., 2010, 12, 1648 – 1653, DOI:10.1039/C0GC00205D..

20. H. A. Kalviri, C. F. Petten and F. M. Kerton*, “Catalytic dehydrative etherification and chlorination of benzyl alcohols in ionic liquids”, Chemical Communications, 2009, 5171-5173, DOI:10.1039/B909866F

B2. F. M. Kerton, “Alternative Solvents for Green Chemistry”, 217 page text book, RSC Green Chemistry Book Series, RSC Publishing, Cambridge, UK, (2009). ISBN: 978-0-85404-163-3

19. N. Ikpo, S. M. Butt, K. L. Collins and F. M. Kerton*“A Study of ligand coordination at lanthanide and group 4 metal centers by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry”, Organometallics, 2009, 28, 837-842, om-2008-00453b

B1. F. M. Kerton, “Chapter 3 – Green Chemical Technologies” in “Introduction to Chemicals from Biomass”, J. H. Clark (Editor) and F. Deswarte (Co-Editor), J. Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, (2008). ISBN: 978-0-470-05805-3

18. K. L. Collins, L. J. Corbett, S. M. Butt, G. Madhurambal and F. M. Kerton*, “Synthesis of amine-phenol ligands in water – a simple demonstration of a hydrophobic effect” Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews, 2008, 1, 31-35, DOI: 10.1080/17518250701809030

17. F. M. Kerton*, S. Holloway, A. Power, R.G. Soper, K. Sheridan, J. M. Lynam, A. C. Whitwood and C. E. Willans, “Accelerated syntheses of amine-bis(phenol) ligands in polyethylene glycol or “on water” under microwave irradiation”, Can. J. Chem., 2008, 86, 435-443, DOI:10.1139/V08-043

16. C. E. Willans, M. A. Sinenkov, G. K. Fukin, K. Sheridan, J. M. Lynam, A. A. Trifonov* and F. M. Kerton*, “Lanthanide chloride complexes of amine-bis(phenolate) ligands and their reactivity in the ring-opening polymerization of e-caprolactone”, Dalton Transactions, 2008, 3592-3598, DOI: 10.1039/b802219d.pdf

17. J. H. Clark*, V. Budarin, F. E. I. Deswarte, J. J. E. Hardy*, F. M. Kerton*, A. J. Hunt, R. Luque, D. J. Macquarrie, K. Milkowski, A. Rodriguez, O. Samuel, S. J. Tavener, R. J. White and A. J. Wilson, “Green chemistry and the biorefinery: a partnership for a sustainable future”, Green Chem., 2006, 8, 853-860.

16. F. M. Kerton*, C. M. Kozak, K. Lüttgen, R. J. Webster, A. C. Whitwood and C. E. Willans, “Dimerisation versus polymerisation: Affects of donor position in isomeric dilithium diphenoxydiamine complexes”, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2006, 359, 2819-2825.

15. F. M. Kerton*, T. Olsen, G. Grogan* and R. Marriot, “Biocatalytic synthesis of terpenoid esters in supercritical carbon dioxide”, Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 2006, 39, 621-625.

14. S. Saffarzadeh-Matin, F. M. Kerton*, J. M. Lynam and C. M. Rayner*, “Formation and catalytic activity of Pd nanoparticles on silica in supercritical CO2”, Green Chem., 2006, 8, 965-971.

Other publications pre-2006

ResearcherID: B-1444-2012


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