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Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  • Chen, B. L., Liang, C. D., Yang, J., Contreras, D. S., Clancy, Y. L., Lobkovsky, E. B., Yaghi, O. M., and Dai, S., "A microporous metal-organic framework for gas-chromatographic separation of alkanes", Angew. Chem.-Int. Edit. 45, 1390 (2006).
  • Hou, C. H., Liang, C. D., Yiacoumi, S., Dai, S., and Tsouris, C., "Electrosorption capacitance of nanostructured carbon-based materials", J. Colloid Interface Sci. 302, 54 (2006).
  • Huang, J. F., Luo, H. M., and Dai, S., "A new strategy for synthesis of novel classes of room-temperature ionic liquids based on complexation reaction of cations", J. Electrochem. Soc. 153, J9 (2006).
  • Huang, J. F., Baker, G. A., Luo, H. M., Hong, K. L., Li, Q. F., Bjerrum, N. J., and Dai, S., "Bronsted acidic room temperature ionic liquids derived from N,N-dimethylformamide and similar protophilic amides", Green Chem. 8, 599 (2006).
  • Jiang, D. E., Sumpter, B. G., and Dai, S., "How do aryl groups attach to a graphene sheet?" J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 23628 (2006).
  • Jiang, D. E., Sumpter, B. G., and Dai, S., "Structure and bonding between an aryl group and metal surfaces", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 6030 (2006).
  • Jiang, D. E., Sumpter, B. G., and Dai, S., "Olefin adsorption on silica-supported silver salts - A DFT study", Langmuir 22, 5716 (2006).
  • Liang, C. D., Huang, J. F., Li, Z. J., Luo, H. M., and Dai, S., "A diazonium salt-based ionic liquid for solvent-free modification of carbon", Eur. J. Org. Chem. 586 (2006).
  • Liang, C. D., and Dai, S., "Synthesis of mesoporous carbon materials via enhanced hydrogen-bonding interaction", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 5316 (2006).
  • Luo, H. M., Dai, S., Bonnesen, P. V., and Buchanan, A. C., "Separation of fission products based on ionic liquids: Task-specific ionic liquids containing an aza-crown ether fragment", J. Alloy. Compd. 418, 195 (2006).
  • Luo, H., Dai, S., Bonnesen, P. V., Haverlock, T. J., Moyer, B. A., and Buchanan, A. C., "A striking effect of ionic-liquid anions in the extraction of Sr2+ and Cs+ by dicyclohexano-18-crown-6", Solvent Extr. Ion Exch. 24, 19 (2006).
  • Luo, H., Dai, S., Bonnesen, P. V., and Buchanan, A. C., "Separation of Fission Products Based on Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids", in: ACS Symposium Series 943, Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Mahurin, S., Bao, L. L., Yan, W. F., Liang, C. D., and Dai, S., "Atomic layer deposition of TiO2 on mesoporous silica", J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352, 3280 (2006).
  • Qu, J., Truhan, J. J., Dai, S., Luo, H., and Blau, P. J., "Ionic liquids with ammonium cations as lubricants or additives", Tribol. Lett. 22, 207 (2006).
  • Toh, S. L. I., McFarlane, J., Tsouris, C., DePaoli, D. W., Luo, H., and Dai, S., "Room-temperature ionic liquids in liquid-liquid extraction: Effects of solubility in aqueous solutions on surface properties", Solvent Extr. Ion Exch. 24, 33 (2006).
  • Tsuda, T., Hussey, C. L., Luo, H. M., and Dai, S., "Recovery of cesium extracted from simulated tank waste with an ionic liquid: Water and oxygen effects", J. Electrochem. Soc. 153, D171 (2006).
  • Zhu, H. G., Huang, J. F., Pan, Z. W., and Dai, S., "Ionothermal synthesis of hierarchical ZnO nanostructures from ionic-liquid precursors", Chem. Mat. 18, 4473 (2006).
  • Aliev, F. M., Bengoechea, M. R., Gao, C. Y., Cochran, H. D., and Dai, S., "Dielectric relaxation in liquid crystals confined in a quasi-one-dimensional system", J. Non-Cryst. Solids 351, 2690 (2005).
  • Baltus, R. E., Counce, R. M., Culbertson, B. H., Luo, H. M., DePaoli, D. W., Dai, S., and Duckworth, D. C., "Examination of the potential of ionic liquids for gas separations", Sep. Sci. Technol. 40, 525 (2005).
  • Huang, J. F., Luo, H. M., Liang, C. D., Sun, I. W., Baker, G. A., and Dai, S., "Hydrophobic bronsted acid-base ionic liquids based on PAMAM dendrimers with high proton conductivity and blue photoluminescence", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127, 12784 (2005).
  • Jayasundera, S., Burleigh, M. C., Zeinali, M., Spector, M. S., Miller, J. B., Yan, W. F., Dai, S., and Markowitz, M. A., "Organosilica copolymers for the adsorption and separation of multiple pollutants", J. Phys. Chem. B 109, 9198 (2005).
  • Lee, B., Im, H.-J., Luo, H., Hagaman, E. W., and Dai, S., "Synthesis and Characterization of Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas as Anion Exchange Resins for Perrhenate Adsorption", Langmuir 21, 5372 (2005).
  • Li, Z. J., Yan, W. F., and Dai, S., "Surface functionalization of ordered mesoporous carbons - A comparative study", Langmuir 21, 11999 (2005).
  • Li, Z. J., and Dai, S., "Surface functionalization and pore size manipulation for carbons of ordered structure", Chem. Mat. 17, 1717 (2005).
  • Yan, W. F., Mahurin, S. M., Overbury, S. H., and Dai, S., "Nonhydrolytic layer-by-layer surface sol-gel modification of powdered mesoporous silica materials with TiO2", Chem. Mat. 17, 1923 (2005).
  • Yan, W. F., Zhang, Z. T., Xu, J., Mahurin, S. M., and Dai, S., "Doping of rare earth elements into microporous and mesoporous aluminophosphate", in: Nanoporous Materials Iv, 2005.
  • Ally, M. R., Braunstein, J., Baltus, R. E., Dai, S., DePaoli, D. W., and Simonson, J. M., "Irregular ionic lattice model for gas solubilities in ionic liquids", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 43, 1296 (2004).
  • Baltus, R. E., Culbertson, B. H., Dai, S., Luo, H. M., and DePaoli, D. W., "Low-pressure solubility of carbon dioxide in room-temperature ionic liquids measured with a quartz crystal microbalance", J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 721 (2004).
  • Bao, L. L., Mahurin, S. M., and Dai, S., "Controlled layer-by-layer formation of ultrathin TiO2 on silver island films via a surface sol-gel method for surface-enhanced Raman scattering measurement", Anal. Chem. 76, 4531 (2004).
  • Kumar, P., Mehta, A., Mahurin, S. M., Dai, S., Dadmun, M. D., Sumpter, B. G., and Barnes, M. D., "Formation of oriented nanostructures from single molecules of conjugated polymers in microdroplets of solution: The role of solvent", Macromolecules 37, 6132 (2004).
  • Lee, B., Luo, H. M., Yuan, C. Y., Lin, J. S., and Dai, S., "Synthesis and characterization of organic-inorganic hybrid mesoporous silica materials with new templates", Chem. Comm. 240 (2004).
  • Li, Z. J., Yan, W. F., and Dai, S., "A novel vesicular carbon synthesized using amphiphilic carbonaceous material and micelle templating approach", Carbon 42, 767 (2004).
  • Li, Z. J., Pan, Z. W., and Dai, S., "Nitrogen adsorption characterization of aligned multiwalled carbon nanotubes and their acid modification", J. Colloid Interface Sci. 277, 35 (2004).
  • Li, Z. J., Del Cul, G. D., Yan, W. F., Liang, C. D., and Dai, S., "Fluorinated carbon with ordered mesoporous structure", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 12782 (2004).
  • Liang, C. D., Hong, K. L., Guiochon, G. A., Mays, J. W., and Dai, S., "Synthesis of a large-scale highly ordered porous carbon film by self-assembly of block copolymers", Angew. Chem.-Int. Edit. 43, 5785 (2004).
  • Luo, H. M., Dai, S., Bonnesen, P. V., Buchanan, A. C., Holbrey, J. D., Bridges, N. J., and Rogers, R. D., "Extraction of cesium ions from aqueous solutions using calix[4]arene-bis(tert-octylbenzo-crown-6) in ionic liquids", Anal. Chem. 76, 3078 (2004).
  • Luo, H. M., Dai, S., and Bonnesen, P. V., "Solvent extraction of Sr2+ and Cs+ based on room-temperature ionic liquids containing monoaza-substituted crown ethers", Anal. Chem. 76, 2773 (2004).
  • Yan, W. F., Hagaman, E., and Dai, S., "Functionalization of aluminophosphate AlPO4-H1 (VPI-5) with phenylphosphonic acid", Chem. Mat. 16, 5182 (2004).

Book Chapters:                                                                                 top

  • Dai, S. and Barnes, C. E. "Mesoporous Materials," in Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry, Marcel Dekker : New York, p108-117, 2004.
  • Dai, S.; Zhang, Z. T.; Liang, C. D. "Hierarchically Imprinted Nanostructures for Separation of Metal Ions," in Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Marcel Dekker, p1369-1379, 2004.
  • Burleigh, M. C. and Dai, S. "Molecularly Imprinted Sorbents," in Nanoporous Materials: Science and Engineering, Oxford Press: London, p 288-302, 2004.
  • Dai, S. "Molecular Imprinting Using Hybrid Materials as Hosts," in Molecularly Imprinted Materials: Science and Technology, Marcel Dekker: New York, p347-361, 2005.
  • Kim, H. J., Liang, C. D., and Dai, S. "Hierarchically Imprinted Adsorbents," in Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials, Oxford Press: London, p 288-302, in press.


  • Dai, S.; Liang, C. D., "Highly ordered porous carbon materials having well defined nanostructures and method of synthesis," US Patent, Application Number: 20060057051.
  • Dai, S.; Guiochon, G. A.; Liang, C. D. "Robust carbon monolith having hierarchical porosity", US Patent, Application Number 10/770,734.
  • Dai, S.; Luo, H. "Synthesis of ionic liquids," US Patent, Application Number: 20060211871.
  • Mahurin, S. M.; Dai, S.; Caja, J. "Method and apparatus for detection of chemical vapors", US Patent, Application Number 10/652,452

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Rev:  February 2007