Research in Sustainable Materials Chemistry


A. E. Danks,  M. J. Hollamby,  B. Hammouda,  D. C. Fletcher,  F. Johnston-Banks,  S. E. Rogers ,  Z. Schnepp, Mechanistic insights into the formation of porous carbons from gelatin, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 11644.

A. E. Danks, S. R. Hall, Z. Schnepp, The evolution of ‘sol-gel’ chemistry as a technique for materials synthesis, Mater. Horiz. 2016, 3, 91.

Z. Yang, A. E. Danks, J. Wang, Y. Zhang, Z. Schnepp, Triple templating of graphitic carbon nitride to enhance photocatalytic properties, APL Mater., 2016, 4, 015706.

Z. Schnepp, A. E. Danks, M. J. Hollamby, B. R. Pauw, C. A. Murray, C. C. Tang, In situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction study of the sol-gel synthesis of Fe3N and Fe3CChem. Mater., 2015, 27, 5094.

Z. Yang, Y. Zhang, Z. Schnepp, Soft and hard templating of graphitic carbon nitrideJ. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 14081.

E. Thompson, A. Danks, L. Bourgeois, Z. Schnepp, Iron catalyzed graphitization of biomassGreen Chemistry, 2015, 17, 551.

R. Boston, Z. Schnepp, Y. Nemoto, Y. Sakka, S. R. Hall, In Situ TEM Observation of a Microcrucible Mechanism of Nanowire GrowthScience, 2014, 344, 623.

Z. Schnepp, M. J. Hollamby, M. Tanaka, Y. Matsushita, Y. Xu, Y. Sakka, A family of oxide–carbide–carbon and oxide–nitride–carbon nanocompositesChem. Commun. 2014, 50, 5364.

Z. Schnepp, Y. Zhang, M. J. Hollamby, B. R. Pauw, M. Tanaka, Y. Matsushita, Y. Sakka, Doped-carbon electrocatalysts with trimodal porosity from a homogeneous polypeptide gelJ. Mater. Chem. A2013, 1, 13576.

Y. Zhang, Z. Schnepp, J. Cao, S. Ouyang, Y. Li, J. Ye, S. Liu, Biopolymer-Activated Graphitic Carbon Nitride towards a Sustainable Photocathode Material, Scientific Reports, 2013, 3, 2163.

Z. Schnepp, Biopolymers as a Flexible Resource for Nanochemistry, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 1096.

S. Glatzel, Z. Schnepp, C. Giordano, From Paper to Structured Carbon Electrodes by Inkjet Printing, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 2355.

L. Wang, Z. Schnepp, M.-M. Titirici, Rice husk-derived carbon anodes for lithium ion batteries, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 5269

Z. Schnepp, M. J. Hollamby, M. Tanaka, Y. Matsushita, Y. Katsuya, Y. Sakka, One-step route to a hybrid TiO2/TixW1-xN nanocomposite by in-situ selective carbothermal nitridation, Sci. Tech. Adv. Mater. 2012, 13, 035001.

Z. Schnepp, M. Thomas, S. Glatzel, K. Schlichte, R. Palkovits, C. Giordano, One pot route to sponge-like Fe3N nanostructures, J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 17760.

Z. Schnepp, S. R. Hall, M. J. Hollamby, S. Mann, A flexible one-pot route to metal/metal oxide nanocomposites, Green Chemistry, 2011, 13, 272.

Z. Schnepp, W. Yang, M. Antonietti, C. Giordano, Biotemplating of metal carbide microstructures: The magnetic leaf, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 6564.

(Highlighted by multiple press releases e.g. Max Planck Society, American Ceramic Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Nanowerk)

Z. Schnepp, S. C. Wimbush, C. Giordano, M. Antonietti, Synthesis of highly magnetic iron carbide nanoparticles via a biopolymer route, Chem. Mater. 2010, 22, 5340.

Z. Schnepp, J. Mitchells, S. Mann, S. R. Hall, Biopolymer-mediated synthesis of anisotropic piezoelectric nanorods, Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 4887.

Z. Schnepp, S. C. Wimbush, S. Mann, S. R. Hall, Alginate-mediated routes to the selective synthesis of complex metal oxide nanostructures, CrystEngComm, 2010, 12, 1410.

Z. Schnepp, S. C. Wimbush, S. Mann, S. R. Hall, Structural evolution of superconductor nanowires in biopolymer gels, Adv. Mater. 2008, 20, 1782.

M. J. Hollamby, K. Trickett, A. Vesperinas, C. Rivett, D. C. Steytler, Z. Schnepp, J. Jones, R. K. Heenan, R. M. Richardson, O. Glatter, J. Eastoe, Stabilization of CeO2 nanoparticles in a CO2 rich solvent, Chem. Commun. 2008, 43, 5628.

E. Smith, Z. Schnepp, S. C. Wimbush, S. R. Hall, On the suppression of superconducting phase formation in YBCO materials by templated synthesis in the presence of a sulfated biopolymer, Physica C, 2008, 468, 2283.

M. A. Harmer, C. Junk, V. Rostovtsev, L. G. Carcani, J. Vickery, Z. Schnepp, Synthesis and applications of superacids. 1,1,2,2-Tetrafluoroethanesulfonic acid, supported on silica, Green Chem. 2007, 9, 30.

Z. Schnepp, R. Gonzalez-McQuire, S. Mann, Hybrid biocomposites based on calcium phosphate mineralization of self-assembled supramolecular hydrogels, Adv. Mater. 2006, 18, 1869.

(featured in Science ‘Editors Choice’ – 2006, 313, 592)


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