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Michael Mock

Michael Mock

Catalysis Science
Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K2-57
Richland, WA 99352
509/375-2975

Biography

Michael Mock joined PNNL as a post-doctoral research scientist in the fall of 2007 as part of the Chemical Hydrogen Storage Center of Excellence. As part of this research team his work focused on studying the thermodynamic hydride donor abilities of transition metal hydrides. These fundamental efforts were used to examine hydride transfer reactions from transition metal hydrides to BX3 compounds as part of a multi-step process to regenerate the hydrogen storage material ammonia borane. In 2009 he joined PNNL as a staff scientist as part of the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC). His current research interests are focused on preparing homogeneous molecular electrocatalysts for dinitrogen reduction to ammonia.

Research Interests

  • Preparation and reactivity of transition metal dinitrogen complexes
  • Electrocatalytic processes for small molecule transformations
  • Reactivity and thermodynamic studies of transition metal hydrides

Education and Credentials

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, PNNL, Richland, WA, 2007-2009
  • Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2007
  • M.S., Inorganic Chemistry, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 2002
  • B.S., Chemistry, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 1999

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Chemical Society

PNNL Publications

2013

  • Heiden ZM, S Chen, MT Mock, WG Dougherty, WS Kassel, RJ Rousseau, and RM Bullock. 2013. "Protonation of Ferrous Dinitrogen Complexes Containing a Diphosphine Ligand with a Pendant Amine ." Inorganic Chemistry 52(7):4026-4039.  doi:10.1021/ic4000704
  • Mock MT, S Chen, MJ O'Hagan, RJ Rousseau, WG Dougherty, WS Kassel, and RM Bullock. 2013. "Dinitrogen Reduction by a Chromium(0) Complex Supported by a 16-membered Phosphorus Macrocycle." Journal of the American Chemical Society 135(31):11493-11496.  doi:10.1021/ja405668u

2012

  • Weiss CJ, AN Groves, MT Mock, WG Dougherty, WS Kassel, ML Helm, DL DuBois, and RM Bullock. 2012. "Synthesis and reactivity of molybdenum and tungsten bis(dinitrogen) complexes supported by diphosphine chelates containing pendant amines." Dalton Transactions 41(15):4517-4529.  doi:10.1039/C2DT12224C

2011

  • Mock MT, RG Potter, MJ O'Hagan, DM Camaioni, WG Dougherty, WS Kassel, and DL DuBois. 2011. "Synthesis and Hydride Transfer Reactions of Cobalt and Nickel Hydride Complexes to BX3 Compounds ." Inorganic Chemistry 50(23):11914-11928.  doi:10.1021/ic200857x
  • Mock MT, S Chen, RJ Rousseau, MJ O'Hagan, WG Dougherty, WS Kassel, DL DuBois, and RM Bullock. 2011. "A Rare Terminal Dinitrogen Complex of Chromium." Chemical Communications 47(44):12212-12214.  doi:10.1039/C1CC15430C

2009

  • Mock MT, RG Potter, DM Camaioni, J Li, WG Dougherty, WS Kassel, B Twamley, and DL DuBois. 2009. "Thermodynamic Studies and Hydride Transfer Reactions from a Rhodium Complex to BX3 Compounds ." Journal of the American Chemical Society 131(40):14454-14465. 

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