Shore is best known for his pioneering work with boron hydrides, metal-cluster carbonyls, and lanthanide transition-metal systems. He and his coworkers completed the first rational synthesis of B4–B10 boron hydrides. He produced the first well-defined examples of boron nitride nanotubes and conducted important mechanistic studies of the synthesis of metal-cluster carbonylates. Shore’s work on mixed-metal clusters of lanthanide transition-metal elements and their conversion to nanoparticles has led to the development of new heterogeneous catalysts for the selective hydrogenation of phenol to cyclohexanone, hydrodechlorination of chlorobenzenes, and reforming of propane. Shore is credited with many scientific publications and 14 patents.
by Susan J. Ainsworth |
June 09, 2014