Vadim R. Ziatdinov

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The tomographic inversion of the virtual-source data obtained by processing five days of passive seismic data recorded over the Valhall oil field in Norway demonstrates that reliable information can be obtained on subsurface velocity from passive data. Given the well-established effect of CO2 in decreasing seismic velocities, our results show that(More)
Some of the most efficient homogeneous catalysts for the lowtemperature, selective oxidation of methane to functionalized products employ a mechanism involving C H activation with an electrophilic substitution mechanism. Several such systems have been reported based on the cations Hg, Pd, and Pt. These catalyst systems typically operate by two general steps(More)
We report on the design of more efficient C-H activation catalysts based on DFT calculations. The first examples of well-defined, N,O-donor ligated platinum complexes that are competent for fast C-H activation are detailed. These complexes exhibit thermal and protic stability and are efficient catalysts for H/D exchange reactions with benzene. The C-H(More)
Designing oxidation catalysts based on CH activation with reduced, low oxidation state species is a seeming dilemma given the proclivity for catalyst deactivation by overoxidation. This dilemma has been recognized in the Shilov system where reduced Pt(II) is used to catalyze methane functionalization. Thus, it is generally accepted that key to replacing(More)
Selective, low-temperature hydroxylation of alkanes catalyzed by transition-metal complexes is an important area of study, given its possible applications to natural-gas conversion as well as to more efficient production of bulk chemicals and energy. Several promising electrophilic catalysts that couple C–H activation to facile oxy-functionalization of the(More)
Tailoring the surface and interfacial properties of inexpensive and abundant carbon materials plays an increasingly important role for innovative applications including those in electrocatalysis, energy storage, gas separations, and composite materials. Described here is the novel preparation and subsequent use of gaseous iodine azide for the azide(More)
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