Liqing He, Hai-Wen Li, Hironori Nakajima, Nikolay Tumanov, Yaroslav Filinchuk, Son-Jong Hwang, Manish Sharma, Hans Hageman, and Etsuo Akiba “Synthesis of Bimetallic Dodecaborate LiNaB12H12 with Outstanding Superionic Conductivity”

              Chem. Mater., 2015, 27 (16), 5483-5486 (PDF) : DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b01568 (Web: 8/7/2015)


              Claudia Zlotea, Yassine Oumella, Son-Jong Hwang, Camellia Matei Ghimbeu, Petra E. de Jongh, and Michel LatrocheUltrasmall MgH2 Nanoparticles Embedded in an Ordered Microporous Carbon Exhibiting Rapid Hydrogen Sorption Kinetics” 

J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119 (32), 18091-18098 (PDF), DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b05754, Web) 7/31/2015


Hyun-Sook Lee, Son-Jong Hwang, Magnus To, Young-Su Lee, and Young Whan ChoDiscovery of Fluidic LiBH4 on Scaffold Surfaces and its Application for Fast Co-Confinement of LiBH4-Ca(BH4)2 into Mesopores

J. Phys. Chem. C.  2015, 119 (17), 9025-9035 (PDF), DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b00111 (Apr 6, 2015)


Xiaoying Ouyang, Son-Jong Hwang, Dan Xie, Thomas M Rea, Stacey I. Zones, and Alexander Katz,

“Heteroatom-Substituted Delaminated Zeolites as Solid Lewis-Acid Catalysts”

ACS Catalysis 2015, 5, 3108-3119 (PDF),  DOI: 10.1021/cs5020546, Publication Date (Web): April 1, 2015


Son-Jong Hwang, R. Gounder, Y. Bhawe, M. Orazov, R. Bermejo-Deval, and M. E. Davis,

“Solid State NMR Characterization of Sn-Beta Zeolites that Catalyze Glucose Isomerization and Epimerization.”

Topics in Catalysis 2015, 58(7-9), 435-440 (PDF), DOI: 10.1007/s11244-015-0388-7 (Mar. 31, 2015)


Kim, S.-K.; Hong, S.-A.; Son, H.-J.; Han, W.-S.; Michalak, A.; Hwang, S.-J.; Kang, S. O., “Dehydrogenation of ammonia-borane by cationic Pd(ii) and Ni(ii) complexes in a nitromethane medium: hydrogen release and spent fuel characterization.”

Dalton Transactions 2015, 44 (16), 7373-7381 (PDF), DOI: 10.1039/C5DT00599J, Mar 10, 2015 (first published online)


Pinar, A. B.; McCusker, L. B.; Baerlocher, C.; Schmidt, J.; Hwang, S. -J.; Davis, M. E.; Zones, S. I., “Location of Ge and extra-framework species in the zeolite ITQ-24”

Dalton Transactions 2015, 44 (13), 6288-6295 (PDF), DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03831B, Feb 25, 2015 (first published online)


Hwang, S.-J.; Lee, H.-S.; To, M.; Lee, Y.-S.; Cho, Y. W.; Choi, H.; Kim, C., “

Probing molecular dynamics of metal borohydrides on the surface of mesoporous scaffolds by multinuclear high resolution solid state NMR”

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 2015,  S316-S319 (PDF), DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.12.154 (Jan 6, 2015)


Kim, C.; Hwang, S.-J.; Bowman Jr, R. C.; Sørby, M. H.; Hauback, B., “Deuterium exchange dynamics in Zr2NiD4.8 studied by 2H MAS NMR spectroscopy”

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 2015. S361-S364 (PDF), DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.12.109 (Dec. 31, 2014)



Claudia Martinez-Macias, Pinghong Xu, Son-Jong Hwang, Jing Lu, Cong-Yan Chen, Nigel D. Browning, Bruce C. Gates, “Iridium Complexes and Clusters in Dealuminated Zeolite HY: Distribution between Crystalline and Impurity Amorphous regions”

ACS Catal, 2014, 4, 2662-2666 (PDF), DOI:10.1021/cs5006426, Publication Date (Web): July 8, 2014


Ron C. Runnebaum, Xiaoying Ouyang, Jeffrey A. Edsinga, Thomas M Rea, Ilke Arslan, Son-Jong Hwang, Stacey I. Zones, and Alexander Katz,

“The role of delamination in zeolite-catalyzed aromatic alkylation: UCB-3 versus 3-D Al-SSZ-70”

ACS Catal, 2014, 4, 2364-2368 (PDF) Web: June 3, 2014: DOI:10.1021/cs500285w


Ricardo Bermejo-Deval, Marat Orazov, Rajamani Gounder, Son-Jong Hwang Mark E. Davis

“Active Sites in Sn-Beta for Glucose Isomerization to Fructose and Epimerization to Mannose”

ACS Catal 2014, 4, 2288-2297 (PDF), DOI: 10.1021/cs500466j, Publication Date (Web): June 2, 2014


Chen, X.; Liu, Y.-H.; Alexander, A.-M.; Gallucci, J. C.; Hwang, S.-J.; Lingam, H. K.; Huang, Z.; Wang, C.; Li, H.; Zhao, Q.; Ozkan, U. S.; Shore, S. G.; Zhao, J.-C., “Desolvation and Dehydrogenation of Solvated Magnesium Salts of Dodecahydrododecaborate: Relationship between Structure and Thermal Decomposition.”

               Chemistry – A European Journal 2014, 20 (24), 7325-7333 (PDF) DOI: 10.1002/chem.201303842; Published online: April 30, 2014


 Alexander Okrut, Ron C. Runnebaum, Xiaoying Ouyang, Jing Lu, Ceren Aydin, Son-Jong Hwang, Shengjie Zhang, Olayinka A. Olatunji-Ojo, Kathleen A. Durkin, David A. Dixon, Bruce C. Gates, and Alexander KatzSelective molecular recognition by nanoscale environments in a supported iridium cluster catalyst

Nat. Nanotech, 2014, 9, 459-465 (PDF), doi:10.1038/nnano.2014.72, Web) April 20, 2014


Xiaoying Ouyang, Ying-Jen Wanglee, Son-Jong Hwang, Dan Xie, Thomas Rea, Stacey I. Zonesa,c and Alexander Katz

“Novel surfactant-free route to delaminated all-silica and titanosilicate zeolites derived from a layered borosilicate MWW precursor”

Dalton Transactions 2014, 43(27), 10417-10429  (PDF), DOI: 10.1039/c4dt00383g, Web: Mar 19 2014.


Wu, D.; Hwang, S.-J.; Zones, S. I.; Navrotsky, A., “Guest–host interactions of a rigid organic molecule in porous silica frameworks.”

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2014, 111 (5), 1720-1725. (PDF) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1323989111.


Liqing He, Hai-Wen Li, Son-Jong Hwang, and Etsuo Akiba, “Facile Solvent-Free Synthesis of Anhydrous Alkali Metal Dodecaborate M2B12H12 (M = Li, Na, K)”

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2014, 118 (12), 6084-6089 (PDF), DOI: 10.1021/jp500253k, Publication date (web): Feb 28, 2014


S. I. Zones, Annabelle Benin, Son-Jong Hwang, Dan Xie, Saleh Elomari, Ming-Feng Hsieh,

“Studies of Aluminum Reinsertion into Borosilicate Zeolites with Intersecting Channels of 10- and 12-Ring Channel Systems”

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136 (4), pp 1462–1471 (PDF) DOI: 10.1021/ja4100194, Publication Date (Web): January 8, 2014.


Xiaoying Ouyang, Son-Jong Hwang, Ron C. Runnebaum, Dan Xie, Ying-Jen Wanglee, Thomas Rea, Stacey I. Zones, and Alexander Katz, “Surfactant-free Delamination of a MWW Borosilicate Zeolite Precursor in a Single Step”

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136 (4), pp 1449–1461, (PDF), Publication Date (Web): December 17, 2013, DOI: 10.1021/ja410141u



Douglas A. Knight, Ragaiy Zidan, Robert Lascola, Rana Mohtadi, Chen Ling, PremKumar Sivasubramanian, James A. Kaduk, Son-Jong Hwang, Devleena Samanta, Puru Jena, “Stabilization of the Hydrogen Rich, Yet Hightly Pyrophoric Al(BH4)3 via the Synthesis of the Hypersald K[Al(BH4)4]”

J. Phys. Chem. 2013, 117 (39), 19905-19915, (PDF) online date: Sep. 4, 2013, DOI: 10.1021/jp407230a


Yongmin Kim, Hyunjae Baek, Jin Hee Lee, Shinyoung Yeo, Kibum Kim, Son-Jong Hwang, Bit Eun, Suk Woo Nam, Tae-Hoon Lim, and Chang Won Yoon, “Metal-Free, Polyether-Mediated H2-Releases from Ammonia Borane: Roles of Hydrogen Bonding Interactions on Dehydrogenation”

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 15, 19584-19594, (PDF, online: 8/5/2013), DOI: 10.1039/C3CP52591K


S. I. Zones, C.Y. Chen, A. Benin, and S.-J. Hwang, “ Opportunities for selective catalysis within discrete portions of zeolites: the case for SSZ-57LP”

Journal of Catalysis, 2013, 1 (34), 9935-9941 (PDF), online September 12, 2013.


Liu, X.; Majzoub, E. H.; Stavila, V.; Bhakta, R. K.; Allendorf, M. D.; Shane, D. T.; Conradi, M. S.; Verdal, N.; Udovic, T. J.; Hwang, Son-Jong, “Probing the unusual anion mobility of LiBH4 confined in highly ordered nanoporous carbon frameworks via solid state NMR and quasielastic neutron scattering.”

Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2013, 1 (34), 9935-9941 (PDF), online publication on July 2 2013.


Isao Ogino, Einar A. Eilertsen, Son-Jong Hwang, Thomas Rea, Stacey I. Zones, and Alexander Katz, “Heteroatom-Tolerant Delamination of Layered Zeolite Precursor Materials”

Chemistry of Materials, 2013, 25(9), 1502-1509 (PDF), Date (Web): Feb. 27, 2013.


Nandi, P.; Tang, W.; Okrut, A.; Kong, X.; Hwang, S.-J.; Neurock, M.; Katz, A., “Catalytic consequences of open and closed grafted Al(III)-calix[4]arene complexes for hydride and oxo transfer reactions.”

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2013, 110 (7), 2484-2489 (PDF). Date (web): Jan. 28, 2013. doi:10.1073/pnas.1211158110


            Lee, H.-S.; Hwang, S.-J.; Kim, H. K.; Lee, Y.-S.; Park, J.; Yu, J.-S.; Cho, Y. W., “In Situ NMR Study on the Interaction between LiBH4-

                Ca(BH4)2 and Mesoporous Scaffolds”

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2012, 2922-2927. (PDF) Date (Web): September 24, 2012


             Mohtadi, R.; Matsui, M.; Arthur, T. S.; Hwang, S.-J., “Cover Picture: Magnesium Borohydride: From Hydrogen Storage to Magnesium Battery”

Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2012, 51 (39), 9701-9701.- Editor’s choic (cover). On line on SEP 11 2012

Kim, Y.; Hwang, S.-J.; Shim, J.-H.; Lee, Y.-S.; Han, H. N.; Cho, Y. W., “Investigation of the Dehydrogenation Reaction Pathway of Ca(BH4)2 and Reversibility of Intermediate Phases.”

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2012, 116 (6), 4330-4334 (PDF).


Yan, Y.; Remhof, A.; Hwang, S.-J.; Li, H.-W.; Maun, P.; Orimo, S.-i.; Zuttel, A., "Pressure and temperature dependence of the decomposition pathway of LiBH4"

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2012, 14 (<>18), 6507-6512 (PDF). On line on Mar. 8 2012

Bermejo-Deval, R.; Assary, R. S.; Nikolla, E.; Moliner, M.; Roman-Leshkov, Y.; Hwang, S.-J.; Palsdottir, A.; Silverman, D.; Lobo, R. F.; Curtiss, L. A.; Davis, M. E., “Metalloenzyme-like catalyzed isomerizations of sugars by Lewis acid zeolites”

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2012, 109 (25), 9727. (PDF) :June 4, 2012


Mohtadi, R.; Sivasubramanian, P.; Hwang, S.-J.; Stowe, A.; Gray, J.; Matsunaga, T.; Zidan, R., “Alanate-borohydride material systems for hydrogen storage applications.”

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2012, 37 (3), 2388-2396 (PDF).


Teprovich, J. A.; Wellons, M. S.; Lascola, R.; Hwang, S.-J.; Ward, P. A.; Compton, R. N.; Zidan, R.,

“Synthesis and Characterization of Lithium-Doped Fullerane (Lix C60-Hy) for Reversible Hydrogen Storage”

Nano Letters 2011, 12 (2), 582-589.


Eilertsen, E. A.; Ogino, I.; Hwang, S.-J.; Rea, T.; Yeh, S.; Zones, S. I.; Katz, A., “Nonaqueous  Fluoride/Chloride Anion-Promoted Delamination of Layered Zeolite Precursors: Synthesis and Characterization of UCB-2”

Chemistry of Materials 2011, 23 (24), 5404-5408. (PDF) (11/23/2011)


Zones, S. I.; Hwang, S.-J., “A novel approach to borosilicate zeolite synthesis in the presence of fluoride”

Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2011, 146 (1-3), 48-56 (PDF), Online Date: 


Hwang, S.-J.; Bowman, R.; , J.; Kim, C.; Zan, J.; Reiter, J., “Solid State NMR Characterization of Complex Metal Hydrides systems for Hydrogen Storage Applications"

Journal of Analytical Science & Technology 2011, 2 (3), 159-162 (PDF) Online Date: 12/22/2011

Youngjoon Choi, Hong Yong Sohn , Zhigang Zak Fang, Chul Kim, Robert C. Bowman Jr., and Son-Jong Hwang “Reaction Mechanisms in the Li3AlH6-LiBH4 and Al-LiBH4 Systems for Reversible Hydrogen Storage - Part 2: Solid State NMR studies”

J. Phys. Chem. C. 2011, 115, 6048-6056. (PDF), DOI: 10.1021/jp109113f (Web: Mar. 10, 2011). 


Isao Ogino, Michael M. Nigra, Son-Jong Hwang, Jeong-Myeong Ha, Thomas Rea, Stacey I. Zones, and Alexander Katz “Delamination of Layered Zeolite Precursors under Mild Conditions: Synthesis of UCB-1 via Fluoride/Chloride Anion-Promoted Exfoliation”

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 3288-3291, (PDF), Publication Date: (Web) Feb. 22, 2011.


            David T. Shane, Robert L. Corey, Laura H. Rayhel, Matthew Wellons, Joseph Teprovich, Ragaiy Zidan, Son-Jong Hwang, Robert C. Bowman, Jr., and Mark S. Conradi "NMR Study of LiBH4 with C60”, 

J. Phys. Chem. C. 2010, 114, 19862 (PDF). DOI: 10.1021/jp107911u, (Web: Nov. 3, 2010).

            Timothy M. Ivancic, Son-Jong Hwang, Robert C. Bowman, Jr., Derek S. Birkmire, Craig M. Jensen, Terrence J. Udovic, and Mark S. Conradi,
             “Discovery of A New 27Al Species in Hydrogen Reactions of NaAlH4
             J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 2412-2416. (PDF). DOI: 10.1021/jz1007998, (Web: July 26, 2010)

            Kim, S.-K.; Han, W.-S.; Kim, T.-J.; Kim, T.-Y.; Nam, S. W.; Mitoraj, M.; Piekos', L.; Michalak, A.; Hwang, Son-Jong.; Kang, S. O.
            “Palladium Catalysts for Dehydrogenation of Ammonia Borane with Preferential B-H Activation.”
            J. Amer. Chem. Soc. Comm.  2010, 132(29), 9954-9955. (
PDF) DOI: 10.1021/ja101685u, (web: July 2, 2010)

           Vitalie Stavila, Jae-Hyuk Her, Wei Zhou, Son-Jong Hwang, Chul Kim, Leigh Anna M. Ottley, Torrence J. Udovic
            “Calcium dodecahydro-closo-dodecaborate: synthesis, structure, and relevance to hydrogen storage”
            J. Solid State Chem.
2010, 183(5), 1133-1140. (
PDF), DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2010.03.026 (May. 2010)

            S.I. Zones, Son-Jong Hwang, Marylin Olmstead, Simon Teat, Anna Jackowski, Allen W. Burton, Chul Kim
            “A Most Unusual Zeolite Templating: Cage to Cage Connection of One Guest Molecule”
            J. Phys. Chem. C, 2010, 114 (19), 8899-8904. (
PDF) DOI: 10.1021/jp911442n (web: Apr. 21, 2010)

            Friedrichs, A. Remhof, S.-J. Hwang, A. Zuttel
“The role of Li2B12H12 for the formation and decomposition of LiBH4
            Chem. Mater.
 2010, 22(10), 3265-3268. (
PDF) DOI: 10.1021/cm100536a (web: Apr. 15, 2010)

            Raymond H. Archer, John R. Carpenter, Son-Jong Hwang, Allen W. Burton, Cong-Yan Chen, Stacey I. Zones, and Mark E. Davis
            “Physicochemical properties and catalytic behavior of the molecular sieve SSZ-70”
            Chem. Mater
. 2010, 22(8), 2563-2572, (
PDF) DOI: 10.1021/cm9035677 (web: Mar. 4, 2010)

              Rebecca J. Newhouse, Vitalie Stavila, Son-Jong Hwang, Jin Z. Zhang
            “Reversibility and Improved Hydrogen Release of Magnesium Borohydride”
            J. Phys. Chem. C
, 2010, 114, 5224, (
PDFDOI: 10.1021/jp9116744 (Web: Feb. 25, 2010)

            Wen Li, John J. Vajo, Robert W. Cumberland, Ping Liu, Son-Jong Hwang, Chul Kim, Robert C. Bowman, Jr.
            “Hydrogenation of Magnesium Nickel Boride for Reversible Hydrogen Storage”
            J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 69-72, (
PDF), DOI:10.1021/jz900102y (web: Nov. 6, 2009)

            David Shane, David T. Shane, Robert L. Corey, Robert C. Bowman, Jr., Ragaiy Zidan, Ashley C. Stowe, Son-Jong Hwang, Chul Kim, and Mark S. Conradi
             “NMR Studies of the Hydrogen Storage Compound NaMgH3

            J. Phys. Chem. C. 2009, 113, 18414-18419, (
PDF), DOI: 10.1021/jp906414q (web: Sep. 25, 2009)

            Dan Xie, Lynne B. McCusker, C. Baerlocher, L. Gibson, A. Burton, Son-Jong Hwang
            “Optimized Synthesis and Structural Characterization of the Borosilicate MCM-70

          J. Phys. Chem. C. 2009, 113 (22), pp 9845-9850, (PDF) Article ASAP Publication Date (Web): May 8, 2009


            Chul Kim, Son-Jong Hwang, Robert C. Bowman, Jr., Joseph W. Reiter, Jason A. Zan, James G. Kulleck, Houria Kabbour,, E.H. Majzoub, and V. Ozolins
          “LiSc(BH4)4 as a Hydrogen Storage Material: Multinuclear High Resolution Solid State NMR and First-Principles Density Functional Theory Studies

          J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113, 9956-9968 (
PDF) Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/jp9011685 Publication Date (Web): May 7, 2009

            Daphne S. Belen-Cordero, Chul Kim, Son-Jong Hwang, and Arturo J. Hernandez-Maldonado
            “SBE-Type Metal-Substituted Aluminophosphates: Detemplation and Coordination Chemistry

            J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113 (19), pp 8035-8049
(PDF) (online 4/16/2009)

            Namal de Silva, Son-Jong Hwang, Kathleen A. Durkin, and Alexander Katz.
            “Vanadocalixarenes on Silica: Requirements for Permanent Anchoring and Electronic Communication

            Chem. Mater. 2009, 21(9), pp 1852-1860 (PDF) (online 4/14/2009)

            Anna Jackowski, Stacey I. Zones, Son-Jong Hwang, and AllenW. Burton
            “Diquaternary Ammonium Compounds in Zeolite Synthesis; Cyclic and polycyclic N-heterocycles connected by methylene chains

            J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009 , 131(3), pp 1092
-1100 (PDF) DOI: 10.1021/ja806978f (online 1/7/2009).

           Grigorii L. Soloveichik, Yan Gao, Job Rijssenbeek, Matthew Andrus, Sergei Kniajanski, Robert C. Bowman, Jr., Son-Jong Hwang, and Ji-Cheng Zhao
          “Magnesium borohydride as a hydrogen storage material. Properties and dehydrogenation pathway of unsolvated Mg(BH4)2

            International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
, 2009, 34(2), 916-928 (PDF) doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2008.11.016 (online 12/13/2008)

           Ji-Cheng Zhao, Douglas A. Knight, Gilbert M. Brown, Chul Kim, Son-Jong Hwang, Joseph W. Reiter, Robert C. Bowman, Jr., Jason A. Zan, James G. Kulleck,
            “Study of Aluminoborane Compound AlB4H11 for Hydrogen Storage

          J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113, 2 (
PDF) (online 12/8/2008)

            Ming Au, Arthur R. Jurgensen, William A. Spencer, Donald L. Anton, Frederick E. Pinkerton, Son-Jong Hwang, Chul Kim, and Robert C. Bowman, Jr.
           The Stability and Reversibility of Lithium Borohydrides Doped by Metal Halides and Hydrides
           J. Phys. Chem. C, 
2008, 112 (47), 18661
           J.-H. Her, M. Yousufuddin, W.  Zhou, S. S. Jalisatgi, J. G. Kulleck, J. A. Zan, Son-Jong Hwang, Robert C. Bowman, Jr., T. J. Udovic
            Crystal Sturcture of Li2B12H12: a Possible Intermediate Species in the Decomposition of LiBH4
           Inorg. Chem
. 2008, 47, 9757-9759 (

           Christopher M. Lew, Zijian Li, Shuang Li, Son-Jong Hwang, Yan Liu, Dora I. Medina, Minwei Sun, Junlan Wang, Mark E. Davis, and Yushan Yan
           "Pure-Silica-Zeolite MFI and MEL Low-Dielectric Constant Films with Fluoroorganic Functionalization"
           Adv. Funct. Mater. 2008, 18 (21), 3454-3460 (

            Jun Lu, Zhigang Zak Fang, Young Joon Choi, Hong Yong Sohn, Chul Kim, Robert C. Bowman Jr., and Son-Jong Hwang
            Study of the Reaction Mechanism of Li-Al-N-H System during the Hydrogenation Process
            J. Power Source, 2008, 185 (2), 1354-1358 (

            Christian Baerlocher, Dan Xie, Lynne B. McCusker, Son-Jong Hwang, Ignatius Chan, Ken Ong, Allen W. Burton, and Stacey I. Zones
            Ordered Silicon Vacancies in the Framework Structure of the Zeolite Catalyst SSZ-74
           Nat. Mater. 2008, Vol 7, 631-635 (
            Alan R. Hopkins, Russell A. Lipeles, and Son-Jong Hwang
            Morphology Characterization of Polyaniline Nano and Micro Structures
            Synthetic Metals, 2008, 158 (14), 594-601. (
            David J. Earl, Allen W. Burton, Thomas Rea, Kenneth Ong, Michael W. Deem, Son-Jong Hwang, and Stacey I. Zones
            Synthesis and Monte Carlo Structure Determination of SSZ-77: A New Zeolite Topology
           J. Phys. Chem. C. 2008, 112 (24), 9099
-9105, (PDF)
            Chul Kim, Son-Jong Hwang, Allen W. Burton, and Stacey I. Zones
            A Case Study of Divergent Structure Directing Effects of Geometric Isomers: the Discovery of a New Structure Directing Agent for an All-Silica RTH Zeolite Prepared in Fluoride Media
            Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2008,  116, 1, 227-232 (

            Justin Purewal, Son-Jong Hwang, Robert C. Bowman, Jr., Ewa Ronnebro, Brent Fultz, Channing Ahn
            Hydrogen Sorption Behavior of the ScH2-LiBH4 System: Experimental Assesment of Chemical Destabilization Effects
            J. Phys. Chem. C. 2008, 112, 8481-8485 (

             Son-Jong Hwang, Robert C. Bowman, Jr., Joseph W. Reiter, Job Rijssenbeek, Grigorii L. Soloveichik, Ji-Cheng Zhao, Houria Kabbour, and Channing C. Ahn
             "NMR Confirmation for Formation of [B12H12]2- Complexes during Hydrogen Desorption from Metal Borohydrides"
             J. Phys. Chem. C. Lett. 2008, 112 (9), 3164 -3169 (
             Barbara Gil, Stacey I. Zones, Son-Jong Hwang, Martina Bejblov, and Jir
i Cejka
              "Acidic Properties of SSZ-33 and SSZ-35 Novel Zeolites: a Complex Infrared and MAS NMR Study"
             J. Phys. Chem. C. 2008, 112, 2997. (


C. Y. Chen, S.I. Zones, S.J. Hwang, A.W. Burton, and A.J. Liang

Synthesis and characterization of zincosilicate and pure-silica SSZ-42 and SSZ-71 in Studies of Surface Science and Catalysis, Vol 170-
Proceedings: 15th International Zeolite Conference, Ed. by Ruren Xu, Zi Gao, Jiesheng Chen, Wenfu Yan. 2007, pp 206.(
A. W. Burton, S.I. Zones, I.Y. Elomari, C.Y. Chen, Son-Jong Hwang, and K. Ong

A comparative study of three closely related unsolved zeolite structures in Studies of Surface Science and Catalysis, Vol 170-
            Proceedings: 15th International Zeolite Conference, Ed. by Ruren Xu, Zi Gao, Jiesheng Chen, Wenfu Yan. 2007, pp 690.(PDF)


Mark S. Conradi, Timothy M. Ivancic, Erik A. Carl, Caleb D. Browning, P.H.L. Notten, W.P. Kalisvaart, Pieter C. M. M. Magusin, R.C. Bowman, Jr., Son-Jong Hwang, and Natalie L. Adolphi

NMR to Determine Rates of Motion and Structures in Metal-Hydrides

J. Alloys and Compounds 2007, 446-447, 499. (PDF)

Son-Jong Hwang
, R. C. Bowman, Jr., Jason Graetz, J. J. Reilly, W. Langley, and C.M. Jensen

“NMR Studies of the Aluminum Hydride Phases and their Stabilities”

 J. Alloys and Compounds 2007, 446-447, 290. (PDF)


Houria Kabbour, Channing C. Ahn, Son-Jong Hwang, Robert C. Bowman, Jr., and Jason Graetz

Direct synthesis and NMR characterization of calcium alanate

J. Alloys and Compounds, 2007, 446-447, 264.(PDF)

             J. Lu, Z.Z. Fang, H.Y. Sohn, R.C. Bowman, Jr., Son-Jong Hwang
             Potential and Reaction Mechanism of Li-Mg-Al-N-H System for Reversible Hydrogen Storage
            J. Phys. Chem. C 2007, 111, 16686. (

           Lasitha Senadheera, Erik M. Carl, Timothy M. Ivancic, Mark S. Conradi, R.C. Bowman Jr., S.-J. Hwang, and Terrence J. Udovic
          Molecular H2 trapped in AlH3 solid
            J. Alloys and Compounds
, 2008, 463, 1. (
PDF) (online: Sep 7, 2007)


              R.C. Bowman, Jr., Natalie L. Adolphi, Son-Jong Hwang, J.G. Kulleck, T.J. Udovic, Q. Huang
            Deuterium Site Occupancy and Phase Boundaries in ZrNiD
            Phys. Rev. B. 2006, 74, 184109 (

            Ryan K. Zeidan, Son-Jong Hwang, and Mark E. Davis
            Multifunctional Heterogeneous Catalysts: SBA-15 Containing Primary Amines and Sulfonic Acids
            Angewandte Chemie International Edition,  2006, 45, 6332-6335 (

              Son-Jong Hwang, Robert C. Bowman, Jason Graetz, and J.J. Reilly
              "Solid State NMR Studies of the Aluminum Hydride Phases" edited by J.C.F. Wang, W. Tumas, A. Rougier, M.J. Heben, E. Akiba, Warrendale, PA,
              Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2006, Vol 927E, pp 0927-EE03-03.(PDF)


Sungsool Wi and Son-Jong Hwang
            "Multiple-Quantum 13C solid-state NMR Spectroscopy under Moderate Magic Angle Spinning"
            Chem. Phys. Lett.  2006, 426, 187-191 (PDF).

            Allen Burton, Richard J. Darton, Mark E. Davis, Son-Jong Hwang, Russel E. Morris, Isao Ogino, and Stacey I. Zones
            Structure-Directing Agent Location and Non-Centrosymmetric Structure of Fluoride-Containing Zeolite SSZ-55
            J. Phys. Chem. B. 2006, 110, 5273 (

            Jessica L. Defreese, Son-Jong Hwang, Nicholas Parra-Vasquez
            Molecular Motion of Tethered Molecules in Bulk and Surface-Functionalized Materials: A Comparative Study of Confinement
            J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 5687 (



Saran Poovarodom, John D. Bass, Son-Jong Hwang, and Alexander Katz

On the Imprinting of Bulk Silica using Gold@Silica Core-Shell Nanoparticles

Langmuir, 2005, 21, 12348, (PDF)

Brett A. Holmberg, Son-Jong Hwang, Mark E. Davis, and Yushan Yan
Synthesis and Proton Conductivity of Sulfonic Acid Functionalized Zeolite BEA Nanocrystals
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2005, 80, 347-356, (

R.C. Bowman, S.-J. Hwang, C.C. Ahn, and J.J. Vajo
NMR and X-ray Diffraction Studies of Phases in the Destabilization LiH-Si System
Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2005, Vol. 837, N.3.6.1.(PDF)- Best Paper Award

  Stacey I. Zones, Son-Jong Hwang, S. Elomari, Isao Ogino, Mark. E. Davis, A.W. Burton.
  The Fluoride-Based Route to All-Silica Molecular Sieves: A Strategy for Synthesis of New Materials Based Upon Closed-Packing of Guest-Host Products
  C. R. Chimie, 8, 2005, 267-282, (

  Stacey, I. Zones, Richard J. Darton, Russell Morris, Son-Jong Hwang
  Studies on the Role of Fluoride Ion vs Reaction Concentration in Zeolite Synthesis
  J. Phys. Chem. B, 2005, 109(1), 652-661, (



Son-Jong Hwang, C.Y. Chen, Stacey, I. Zones
            Boron Sites in Borosilicate Zeolite at Various Stages of Hydration Studied by Solid State NMR Spectroscopy
            J. Phys. Chem. B, 2004, 108, 18535. (

            Chen, C. Y., Zones, S. I., Hwang, S.J. Bull, L.M.
            Studies of Physicochemical and Catalytic Properties of Borosilicates Zeolites
            Proceedings: 14th International Zeolite Conference, Ed. by van Steen, E.; Callanan, L.; Claeys, M. 2004, pp 1547. (



Stacey, I. Zones and Son-Jong Hwang
            "The Inorganic Chemistry of Guest-Mediated Zeolite Crystallization: A comparison of the use of boron and aluminum as lattice-substituting components in the presence of a single guest molecule during             zeolite synthesis"
            Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2003, 58, 263. (


Eric F. Connor, Todd R. Younkin, Jason I. Henderson, Sonjong Hwang, Robert H. Grubbs, William P. Roberts, Johnathan J. Litzau

Linear functionalized polyethylene prepared with highly active neutral Ni(II) complexes

J. Polymer Sci.:Part A: Polymer Chem. 2002, 40, 2842. (PDF)

Jose G. Nery, Son-Jong Hwang, Mark E. Davis

"On the Synthesis of SSZ-48, SSZ-43 and their Variations"

Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2002. 52, 19-28. (PDF)

S.I. Zones and Son-Jong Hwang

"The Synthesis of high silica Zeolites using a mixed quaternary Ammonium Cations, Amine Approach: The Discovery of Zeolite SSZ-47"

Chem. Mater. 2002, 14(1), 313-320. (PDF)

Greg S. Lee, Yumi Nakagawa, Son-Jong Hwang, Mark E. Davis, Paul Wagner, Larry Beck, S.I Zones

"Organocations in Zeolite Synthesis: Fused Bicyclo [l.m.0] Cations and the Discovery of Zeolite SSZ-48"

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 7024-7034. (PDF)


Christopher W. Jones, Son-Jong Hwang, Tatsuya Okubo and Mark E. Davis

"Synthesis of Hydrophobic Molecular Sieves by Hydrothermal Treatment with Acetic Acid"

Chem. Mater. 2001, 13 (3), 1041-1050. (PDF)

Stacey I. Zones, Son-Jong Hwang, and Mark E. Davis

"Studies of the synthesis of SSZ-25 Zeolite in a "Mixed-Template" system"

Chem. Eur. J., 2001, 7, 1990. (PDF)

Before 2000

1. Sonjong Hwang and Hyunsoo So "ESR spectrum of the high-temperature yttrium-barium-copper oxide superconductor YBa2Cu3O7-x doped with ytterbium" Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 1989, 10(1), 23.

2. B. C. Gerstein, Jin-Woo Han, Son-Jong Hwang, Pan Hong-Jun, and Harold Skank. "A digital phase shifter for multiple pulse NMR" Rev. Sci. Instrum. 1990, 61(9), 2349.

3. Son-Jong Hwang, T.S. King, and B.C. Gerstein "Probing intermediates in the reaction of ethylene over supported Ru; Use and limitations of multiple quantum spin counting." Catalysis Letters, 1991, 8, 367.

4. M. Pruski, D.K. Sanders, X. Wu, Son-Jong Hwang, T. S. King, and B. C. Gerstein Catalyst Selectivity in hydrocarbon reactions: Ethylene on Ru/SiO2 and M-Ru/SiO2" Am. Chem. Soc. Div. Fuel Chem. 1991, 36(4), 1839.

5. Son-Jong Hwang and B. C. Gerstein "Spin counting in dipolar coupled spin 1/2 systems by multiple quantum coherence" Bulletin of Magnetic Resonance, 1993, 15(3), 211.

6. B. C. Gerstein, Marek Pruski, and Son-Jong Hwang "Determination of proton densities on silica gel catalyst supports by n-quantum coherence in NMR." Analytica Chimica Acta, 1993, 283, 1059-1079.

7. Serge Lacelle, Son-Jong Hwang, and B. C. Gerstein "Multiple quantum Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of solids: A cautionary note for data analysis and interpretation" J. Chem. Phys. 1993, 99(11), 8407.

8. Marek Pruski, D. P. Lang, Son-Jong Hwang, H. Jia and J. Shinar "Structure of thin diamond films: A 1H and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance study" Phys. Rev. B. 1994, 49, 10635.

9. J. Shinar, M. Pruski, D. P. Lang, S.-J. Hwang, and H. Jia "On the structure of thin diamond films: A 1H and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance study in Diamond", SiC and Nitride Wide Bandgap Semiconductors, Ed. by C.H. Carter Jr., G. Gildenblat, S. Nakamura, and R.J. Nemanich, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Ser., 1994, 339, 675.

10. Son-Jong Hwang, Deniz O. Uner, T. S. King, Marek Pruski, and B. C. Gerstein "Characterization of Silica Catalyst Supports by Single and Multiple Quantum Proton NMR Spectroscopy." J. Phys. Chem. 1995, 99, 3697.

11. L.-F. Rao, S.-J. Hwang, T. S. King, and M. Pruski "Characterization of CO in Rh6(CO)16/NaY clusters and isolated Rh+(CO)2/NaY by solid-state 13C NMR spectroscopy" J. Phys. Chem. 1996, 100, 5668.

12. S.-J. Hwang, C. Fernandez, J.-P. Amoureux, J. Cho, S.W. Martin, and M. Pruski "Quantitative study of the short range oder in B2O3 and B2S3 by MAS and two- dimensional triple-quantum MAS 11B NMR." Solid State NMR , 1997, 8, 109.

13. S. -J Hwang, Chris Petucci, and Daniel Raftery, "In Situ Solid-State NMR Observations of Photocatalytic Surface Chemistry: Degradation of Trichloroethyulene" J. Am. Chem. Soc. Comm. 1997, 119, 7877.

14. Daniel Raftery, Sonjong Hwang, and Chris Petucci, "Investigations of photocatalytic surface chemistry using in situ solid state NMR" The Spectrum, Center for Photochem. Sci. 1997, Vol. 10(1), 1.

15. S.-J. Hwang, J.-W. Han, C. Fernandez, J.-P. Amoureux, J. Cho, S.W. Martin, and M. Pruski "Structural Study of xNa2S + (1-x) B2S3 polycrystallines and glasses by 11B and 23Na MAS and 2D-3Q MAS NMR spectroscopy"  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 7337

16. S. -J Hwang, Chris Petucci, and Daniel Raftery, "In Situ Solid-State NMR Studies of Trichloroethylene Photocatalysis: Formation and Characterization of Surface-Bound Intermediates" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998,  120, 4388.

17. Ernesto MacNamara, Gregory Fisher, Jay Smith, Charles V. Rice,  Son-Jong Hwang and Daniel Raftery,  Cross Polarization and Direct Polarization Transfer to Surface Species  Using Laser Polarized Xenon J. Phys. Chem. B 1999, 103, 1158

18.  Son-Jong Hwang and Daniel Raftery  In Situ Solid-State NMR Studies of Photocatalytic Oxidation of Ethanol:   Characterization of surface sites and their reactivities  Catalysis Today, 1999, 49, 353.

19. Takahiko Takewaki, Son-Jong Hwang, Hiromi Yamashita, and Mark E. Davis "Synthesis of BEA-Type Molecular Sieves using Mesoporous Materials as Reagents" Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 1999, 32, 265.

20. Sarah Pilkinton, Sonjon-Jong Hwang, and Daniel Raftery "Ethanol Photocatalysis on TiO2 Coated Optical Microfiber, Supported Monolayer, and Powdered Catalysts: An In Situ NMR Study", J. Phy. Chem. B. 1999, 103, 11152.


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