Cliff Kubiak

Clifford P. Kubiak

Group 2017

The Kubiak Research Group

The Kubiak Research Group is located at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The Kubiak Group is composed of graduate, undergraduate, and postdoctoral researchers performing a variety of investigative studies in inorganic, materials, and physical chemistry.


Recent Events and Publications

October 2018
- Selective Reduction of CO2 to CO by a Molecular Re(ethynyl-bpy)(CO)3Cl Catalyst and Attachment to Carbon Electrode Surfaces. Zhanaidarova, A.; Ostericher A.L.; Miller, C.J.; Jones, S.C.; Kubiak, C.P. Organometallics 2018, Article ASAP.

October 2018
- Direct observation of the intermediate in an ultrafast isomerization. Porter, T.M.; Wang J.; Li, Y.; Xiang, B.; Salsman, C.; Miller, J.S.; Xiong, W.; Kubiak, C.P. Chem. Sci. 2018, Advance Article.

September 2018
- Stable Mixed-Valent Complexes Fromed by Electron Delocalization Across Hydrogen Bonds of Pyrimidinone-Linked Metal Clusters. Porter, T.M.; Heim, G.P.; Kubiak, C.P. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 12756-12759

September 2018
- Utilization of Thermodynamic Scaling Relationships in Hydricity To Develop Nickel Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Electrocatalysts with Weak Acids and Low Overpotentials. Ostericher, A.L.; Waldie, K.M.; Kubiak, C.P. ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 9596-9603.

August 2018
- Melissa receives the 2017-2018 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Congratulations, Melissa!

March 2018
- Covalent attachment of [Ni(alkynyl-cyclam)]2+ catalysts to glassy carbon electrodes. Zhanaidarova, A.; Moore, C.E.; Gembicky, M.; Kubiak, C.P. Chem. Comm. 2018, 54, 4116-4119.

March 2018
- Transition Metal Hydride Catalysts for Sustainable Interconversion of CO2 and Formate: Thermodynamic and Mechanistic Considerations. Waldie, K.M.; Brunner, F.M.; Kubiak, C.P. ACS Stustainable Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 6841-6848.

January 2018
- Tyler receives the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Winter Quarter, 2018. Congratulations, Tyler!

January 2018
- Kinetic and Mechanistic Effects of Bipyridine (bpy) Substituent, Labile Ligand, and Brønsted Acid on Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction by Re(bpy) Complexes. Clark, M.L.; Cheung, P.L.; Lessio, M.; Carter, E.A.; Kubiak, C.P. ACS Catal. 2018 8 2021-2029.

January 2018
- Synthesis and Characterization of Heteroleptic Ni(II) Bipyridine Complexes Bearing Bis(N-heterocyclic carbene) Ligands. Reineke M.H.; Porter, T.M. Ostericher, A.L.; Kubiak, C.P. Organometallics 2018 37(3) 448-453.

December 2017
- Hydricity of transition metal hydrides: thermodynamic considerations for CO2 reduction. Waldie, K.M.; Ostericher, A.L.; Reineke, M.; Sasayama, A.F.; Kubiak, C.P. ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 1313-1324.

October 2017
- Effects of Electron Transfer on the Stability of Hydrogen Bonds. Porter, T.M.; Heim, G.P.; Kubiak, C.P. Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 7324-7329 has been selected as a HOT article by the Chemical Science blog! Congrats Tyler, Gavin, and Cliff!

August 2017
- Effects of Electron Transfer on the Stability of Hydrogen Bonds. Porter, T.M.; Heim, G.P.; Kubiak, C.P. Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 7324-7329.

August 2017
- Cliff is named the recipient of the 2018 ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry. Congratulations, Cliff!

August 2017
- Chelated [Zn(cyclam)]2+ Lewis Acid Improves the Reactivity of the Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 by Mn Catalysts with Bulky Bipyridine Ligands. Zhanaidarova, A.; Steger, H.; Reineke, M.H.; Kubiak, C.P. Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 12413-12416.

August 2017
- Interfacial Structure and Electric Field Probed by in Situ Electrochemical Vibrational Stark Effect Spectroscopy and Computational Modeling. Ge, A.; Videla, P.E.; Lee, G.L.; Rudshteyn, B.; Song, J.; Kubiak, C.P.; Batista, V.S.; Lian, T. J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121, 18674–18682.

June 2017
- Electrode-Ligand Interactions Dramatically Enhance CO2 Conversion to CO by the [Ni(cyclam)](PF6)2 Catalyst. Wu, Y.; Rudshteyn, B.; Zhanaidarova, A.; Froehlich, J.D.; Ding, W.; Kubiak, C.P.; Batista, V.S. ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 5282-5288.

Past Events and Publications