Dr Alexander Yuen

BSc(Adv.Hons),PhD Sydney
Postdoctoral Research Associate

F11 - Chemistry Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 61 2 9351 3121
Fax 61 2 9351 3329

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Biographical details

  • BSc (Hons I, Medal), University of Sydney, 2001
  • PhD, University of Sydney, 2006
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Sydney, 2006
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, CEA - Saclay, 2006–2008
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sydney, 2009–2011
  • SIEF project leader University of Sydney, 2012–

Research interests

  • Hydrothermal chemistry
  • Biofuel applications of macroalgae and lignocellulosics
  • Preparation and use of renewble chemicals from biomass
  • Synthesis of nanostructured materials and nanoparticles
  • Catalysis

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Magnusson, M., Yuen, A., Zhang, R., Wright, J., Taylor, R., Maschmeyer, T., De Nys, R. (2017). A comparative assessment of microwave assisted (MAE) and conventional solid-liquid (SLE) techniques for the extraction of phloroglucinol from brown seaweed. Algal Research, 23, 28-36. [More Information]
  • Cattelan, L., Yuen, A., Lui, M., Masters, A., Selva, M., Perosa, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2017). Renewable Aromatics from Kraft Lignin with Molybdenum-Based Catalysts. ChemCatChem, 9(14), 2717-2726. [More Information]
  • Lui, M., Chan, B., Yuen, A., Masters, A., Montoya, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2017). Unravelling some of the key transformations in the hydrothermal liquefaction of lignin. ChemSusChem, 10(10), 2140-2144. [More Information]
  • He, Y., Liang, X., Jazrawi, C., Montoya, A., Yuen, A., Cole, A., Neveux, N., Paul, N., De Nys, R., Maschmeyer, T., Haynes, B. (2016). Continuous hydrothermal liquefaction of macroalgae in the presence of organic co-solvents. Algal Research, 17, 185-195. [More Information]
  • Cole, A., Dinburg, Y., Haynes, B., He, Y., Herskowitz, M., Jazrawi, C., Landau, M., Liang, X., Magnusson, M., Maschmeyer, T., Masters, A., Yuen, A., et al (2016). From macroalgae to liquid fuel via waste-water remediation, hydrothermal upgrading, carbon dioxide hydrogenation and hydrotreating. Energy and Environmental Science, 9(5), 1828-1840. [More Information]
  • Lui, M., Yuen, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2016). Masked N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed alkylation of phenols with organic carbonates. ChemSusChem, 9(17), 2312-2316. [More Information]
  • Yuen, A., de Nys, R., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T., Haynes, B. (2015). Comment on Trondheim Paper. Algal Research, 9(1), 322-322. [More Information]
  • Neveux, N., Yuen, A., Jazrawi, C., Magnusson, M., Haynes, B., Masters, A., Montoya, A., Paul, N., Maschmeyer, T., de Nys, R. (2014). Biocrude yield and productivity from the hydrothermal liquefaction of marine and freshwater green macroalgae. Bioresource Technology, 155, 334-341. [More Information]
  • Hungerford, Z., Beare, K., Yuen, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2014). Controlling viscosity in methyl oleate derivatives through functional group design. New Journal of Chemistry, 38(12), 5777-5785. [More Information]
  • Neveux, N., Yuen, A., Jazrawi, C., He, Y., Magnusson, M., Haynes, B., Masters, A., Montoya, A., Paul, N., Maschmeyer, T., et al (2014). Pre- and post-harvest treatment of macroalgae to improve the quality of feedstock for hydrothermal liquefaction. Algal Research, 6(Part A), 22-31. [More Information]
  • Yuen, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2013). 1,3-Disubstituted imidazolium hydroxides: Dry salts or wet carbenes? Catalysis Today, 200(1), 9-16. [More Information]
  • Yuen, A., Heinroth, F., Ward, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2013). A flexible, bolaamphiphilic template for mesoporous silicas. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15(32), 13343-13353. [More Information]
  • Beare, K., Yuen, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T., McErlean, C. (2013). Ionic liquids are compatible with on-water catalysis. Chemical Communications, 49(75), 8347-8349. [More Information]
  • Kaza, A., Jensen, P., Clegg, J., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T., Yuen, A. (2013). The chemistry of cobalt acetate. X. The preparations of the mixed ligand cobalt oligomers, [Co3O(C6H5N2O)3(CH3CO2)3][PF6].CH3CN (I), [Co4(u2-OH)2(n1:n1:u2-CH3COO)2(CH3CO2)2 (n1:n1:u2-C11H8NO)2(n1:n1:n1:n1:u2-C11H8N3O)2][PF6]2.CH3OH.3H2O (II) and [Co3O(CH3CO2)5(C7H6NO2)(py)3][PF6] (III) and the crystal structures of (I) and (II). Comparisons with homoleptic cobalt acetate dimers and trimers. Polyhedron, 52, 909-916. [More Information]
  • Fabos, V., Yuen, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2012). Exploring the Myth of Nascent Hydrogen and its Implications for Biomass Conversions. Chemistry: An Asian Journal, 7(11), 2629-2637. [More Information]
  • Dong, Y., Loong, D., Yuen, A., Black, R., O'Malley, S., Clegg, J., Lindoy, L., Jolliffe, K. (2012). Molecular capsules and coordination polymers from a backbone-modified cyclic peptide bearing pyridyl arms. Supramolecular Chemistry, 24(7), 508-519. [More Information]
  • Yuen, A., Heinroth, F., Ward, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2012). Novel bis(methylimidazolium)alkane bolaamphiphiles as templates for supermicroporous and mesoporous silicas. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 148(1), 62-72. [More Information]
  • Yuen, A., Hutton, G., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2012). The interplay of catechol ligands with nanoparticulate iron oxides. Dalton Transactions, 41(9), 2545-2559. [More Information]
  • Fabos, V., Yuen, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2012). The Role of the Reactor Wall in Hydrothermal Biomass Conversions. Chemistry: An Asian Journal, 7(11), 2638-2643. [More Information]
  • Yap, A., Chan, B., Yuen, A., Ward, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2011). A palladium-catalyzed multicascade reaction: Facile low-temperature hydrogenolysis of activated nitriles and related functional groups. ChemCatChem, 3(9), 1496-1502. [More Information]
  • Yuen, A., Lafon, O., Charpentier, T., Roy, M., Brunet, F., Berthault, P., Sakellariou, D., Robert, B., Rimsky, S., Pillon, F., et al (2010). Measurement of long-range interatomic distances by solid-state tritium-NMR spectroscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132(6), 1734-1735. [More Information]
  • Yuen, A., Hutton, C. (2006). Preparation of cyclic peptide alkaloids containing functionalized tryptophan residues. Natural Product Communications: an international journal for communications and reviews, 1(10), 907-919.
  • Yuen, A., Jolliffe, K., Hutton, C. (2006). Preparation of the Central Tryptophan Moiety of the Celogentin/Moroidin Family of Anti-Mitotic Cyclic Peptides. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 59(11), 819-826. [More Information]
  • Yuen, A., Hutton, C. (2005). Deprotection of pinacolyl boronate esters via hydrolysis of intermediate potassium trifluoroborates. Tetrahedron Letters, 46(46), 7899-7903. [More Information]

2017

  • Magnusson, M., Yuen, A., Zhang, R., Wright, J., Taylor, R., Maschmeyer, T., De Nys, R. (2017). A comparative assessment of microwave assisted (MAE) and conventional solid-liquid (SLE) techniques for the extraction of phloroglucinol from brown seaweed. Algal Research, 23, 28-36. [More Information]
  • Cattelan, L., Yuen, A., Lui, M., Masters, A., Selva, M., Perosa, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2017). Renewable Aromatics from Kraft Lignin with Molybdenum-Based Catalysts. ChemCatChem, 9(14), 2717-2726. [More Information]
  • Lui, M., Chan, B., Yuen, A., Masters, A., Montoya, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2017). Unravelling some of the key transformations in the hydrothermal liquefaction of lignin. ChemSusChem, 10(10), 2140-2144. [More Information]

2016

  • He, Y., Liang, X., Jazrawi, C., Montoya, A., Yuen, A., Cole, A., Neveux, N., Paul, N., De Nys, R., Maschmeyer, T., Haynes, B. (2016). Continuous hydrothermal liquefaction of macroalgae in the presence of organic co-solvents. Algal Research, 17, 185-195. [More Information]
  • Cole, A., Dinburg, Y., Haynes, B., He, Y., Herskowitz, M., Jazrawi, C., Landau, M., Liang, X., Magnusson, M., Maschmeyer, T., Masters, A., Yuen, A., et al (2016). From macroalgae to liquid fuel via waste-water remediation, hydrothermal upgrading, carbon dioxide hydrogenation and hydrotreating. Energy and Environmental Science, 9(5), 1828-1840. [More Information]
  • Lui, M., Yuen, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2016). Masked N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed alkylation of phenols with organic carbonates. ChemSusChem, 9(17), 2312-2316. [More Information]

2015

  • Yuen, A., de Nys, R., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T., Haynes, B. (2015). Comment on Trondheim Paper. Algal Research, 9(1), 322-322. [More Information]

2014

  • Neveux, N., Yuen, A., Jazrawi, C., Magnusson, M., Haynes, B., Masters, A., Montoya, A., Paul, N., Maschmeyer, T., de Nys, R. (2014). Biocrude yield and productivity from the hydrothermal liquefaction of marine and freshwater green macroalgae. Bioresource Technology, 155, 334-341. [More Information]
  • Hungerford, Z., Beare, K., Yuen, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2014). Controlling viscosity in methyl oleate derivatives through functional group design. New Journal of Chemistry, 38(12), 5777-5785. [More Information]
  • Neveux, N., Yuen, A., Jazrawi, C., He, Y., Magnusson, M., Haynes, B., Masters, A., Montoya, A., Paul, N., Maschmeyer, T., et al (2014). Pre- and post-harvest treatment of macroalgae to improve the quality of feedstock for hydrothermal liquefaction. Algal Research, 6(Part A), 22-31. [More Information]

2013

  • Yuen, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2013). 1,3-Disubstituted imidazolium hydroxides: Dry salts or wet carbenes? Catalysis Today, 200(1), 9-16. [More Information]
  • Yuen, A., Heinroth, F., Ward, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2013). A flexible, bolaamphiphilic template for mesoporous silicas. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15(32), 13343-13353. [More Information]
  • Beare, K., Yuen, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T., McErlean, C. (2013). Ionic liquids are compatible with on-water catalysis. Chemical Communications, 49(75), 8347-8349. [More Information]
  • Kaza, A., Jensen, P., Clegg, J., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T., Yuen, A. (2013). The chemistry of cobalt acetate. X. The preparations of the mixed ligand cobalt oligomers, [Co3O(C6H5N2O)3(CH3CO2)3][PF6].CH3CN (I), [Co4(u2-OH)2(n1:n1:u2-CH3COO)2(CH3CO2)2 (n1:n1:u2-C11H8NO)2(n1:n1:n1:n1:u2-C11H8N3O)2][PF6]2.CH3OH.3H2O (II) and [Co3O(CH3CO2)5(C7H6NO2)(py)3][PF6] (III) and the crystal structures of (I) and (II). Comparisons with homoleptic cobalt acetate dimers and trimers. Polyhedron, 52, 909-916. [More Information]

2012

  • Fabos, V., Yuen, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2012). Exploring the Myth of Nascent Hydrogen and its Implications for Biomass Conversions. Chemistry: An Asian Journal, 7(11), 2629-2637. [More Information]
  • Dong, Y., Loong, D., Yuen, A., Black, R., O'Malley, S., Clegg, J., Lindoy, L., Jolliffe, K. (2012). Molecular capsules and coordination polymers from a backbone-modified cyclic peptide bearing pyridyl arms. Supramolecular Chemistry, 24(7), 508-519. [More Information]
  • Yuen, A., Heinroth, F., Ward, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2012). Novel bis(methylimidazolium)alkane bolaamphiphiles as templates for supermicroporous and mesoporous silicas. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 148(1), 62-72. [More Information]
  • Yuen, A., Hutton, G., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2012). The interplay of catechol ligands with nanoparticulate iron oxides. Dalton Transactions, 41(9), 2545-2559. [More Information]
  • Fabos, V., Yuen, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2012). The Role of the Reactor Wall in Hydrothermal Biomass Conversions. Chemistry: An Asian Journal, 7(11), 2638-2643. [More Information]

2011

  • Yap, A., Chan, B., Yuen, A., Ward, A., Masters, A., Maschmeyer, T. (2011). A palladium-catalyzed multicascade reaction: Facile low-temperature hydrogenolysis of activated nitriles and related functional groups. ChemCatChem, 3(9), 1496-1502. [More Information]

2010

  • Yuen, A., Lafon, O., Charpentier, T., Roy, M., Brunet, F., Berthault, P., Sakellariou, D., Robert, B., Rimsky, S., Pillon, F., et al (2010). Measurement of long-range interatomic distances by solid-state tritium-NMR spectroscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132(6), 1734-1735. [More Information]

2006

  • Yuen, A., Hutton, C. (2006). Preparation of cyclic peptide alkaloids containing functionalized tryptophan residues. Natural Product Communications: an international journal for communications and reviews, 1(10), 907-919.
  • Yuen, A., Jolliffe, K., Hutton, C. (2006). Preparation of the Central Tryptophan Moiety of the Celogentin/Moroidin Family of Anti-Mitotic Cyclic Peptides. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 59(11), 819-826. [More Information]

2005

  • Yuen, A., Hutton, C. (2005). Deprotection of pinacolyl boronate esters via hydrolysis of intermediate potassium trifluoroborates. Tetrahedron Letters, 46(46), 7899-7903. [More Information]

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