Molecular Materials Group
School of Chemistry
University of Sydney
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Dr Tamara Church

Dr Tamara Church

Previous Postdoctoral Fellow

Previous Studies

B.Sc. Univ. of Ottawa (Canada), Ph.D. Cornell Univ. (USA)

Research Areas

Recently returned to chemistry after working in chemical engineering

Recent Publications
  1. M. F. Variava, T. L. Church , A. I. Minett and A. T. Harris. Ni nanoparticle/multiwalled carbon nanotube composites as catalysts for CO methanation for production of synthetic natural gas; Submitted for publication.
  2. M. M. Rahman, T. L. Church , A. I. Minett, A. T. Harris. Effect of ceria on the alumina supports of Pt catalysts for the aqueous-phase reforming of glycerol; Submitted for publication.
  3. R. N. Widyaningrum, T. L. Church , A. T. Harris, Promoting effect of Pd on H2 production from cellulose pyrolysis over mesocellular-foam-supported Ni catalysts; Catal. Commun. Accepted for publication.
  4. P. Miralles, E. Johnson, T. L. Church , A. T. Harris, Multiwalled carbon nanotubes in alfalfa and wheat: toxicology and uptake; J. R. Soc. Interface , 2012, 9 , 3514-3527.
  5. M. F. Variava, T. L. Church , A. T. Harris, FexOy-MWNT Fenton’s catalysts that show enhanced activity at neutral pH ; Appl. Catal. B , 2012, 123-124 , 200-207 .
  6. R. N. Widyaningrum, T. L. Church , A. T. Harris, A novel CaO-SiO2 sorbent and bifunctional Ni/Co-CaO/SiO2 complex for selective hydrogen synthesis from biomass; Environ. Sci. Technol , 2012, 46 , 2976-2983.
  7. T. L. Church , S. Fallani, M. Zhao, J. Liu, and A. T. Harris, Novel biomorphic Ni/SiC catalysts with enhanced activity for cellulose conversion to hydrogen; Catal. Today , 2012, 190 , 98-106.
  8. W. Liang, T. L. Church , A.T. Harris, Biogenic synthesis of photocatalytically active Ag/TiO2 and Au/TiO2 composites; Green Chem. , 2012, 14 , 968–975.
  9. J. J. Verendel, T. L. Church , P. G. Andersson, Catalytic one-pot production of small organics from polysaccharides; Synthesis , 2011, 1649-1677.
  10. T. L. Church , T. Rasmussen, P. G. Andersson, Stereoselectivity in the Iridium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Olefins; Organometallics , 2010, 29 , 6769–6781.
  11. P. Tolstoy, M. Engman, A. Paptchikhine, J. Bergquist, T. L. Church , A. W.-M. Leung and P. G. Andersson, Iridium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation Yielding Chiral Diarylmethines with Weakly Coordinating or Noncoordinating Substituents ; J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 2009 , 131 , 8855–8860.
  12. P. Cheruku, A. Paptchikhine , T. L. Church , P. G. Andersson , Iridium-N,P-Ligand-Catalyzed Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Diphenylvinylphosphine Oxides and Vinylphosphonates; J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 2009 , 131 , 8285–8289.
  13. C. M. Byrne, T. L. Church , J. W. Kramer, G. W. Coates, Catalytic Synthesis of ί3-Amino Acid Derivatives from a-Amino Acids ; Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. , 2008, 47 , 3979–3983.
  14. T. L. Church , C. M. Byrne, E. B. Lobkovsky, G. W. Coates, A New Multi-Component Reaction Catalyzed by a [Lewis Acid]+[Co(CO)4]- Catalyst: Synthesis of 1,3-Oxazinane-2,4-diones from Epoxides, Isocyanates, and CO ; J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 2007 , 129 , 8156–8162.
  15. T. L. Church , Y. D. Y. L. Getzler, G. W. Coates, The Mechanism of Epoxide Carbonylation by [Lewis Acid]+[Co(CO)4]- Catalysts ; J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 2006, 128 , 10125–10133 .
  16. S. L. Scott, T. L. Church , D. H. Nguyen, E. A. Mader, J. Moran, An investigation of catalyst/co-catalyst/support interactions in silica-supported olefin polymerization catalysts based on Cp*TiMe3; Top. Catal. , 2005 , 34 , 109–120.
  17. C. Roveda, T. L. Church , H. Alper, S. L. Scott, Modification of Silica Surfaces by Metallasiloxanes Containing Mo and Ti: Evidence for Concurrent Metal and Ligand Chemisorption; Chem. Mater. , 2000, 12 , 857–862.

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