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Robert P. Young

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K8-98
Richland, WA 99352

Education and Credentials

  • 2016 PhD Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
  • 2010 BS Chemistry, University of California, Riverside

Awards and Recognitions

  • Fellow, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program 2011-2014

PNNL Publications


  • Huang X., Q. Zhao, R.P. Young, X. Zhang, E.D. Walter, Y. Chen, and E. Nakouzi, et al. 2020. "Photo-production of Reactive Oxygen Species and Degradation of Dissolved Organic Matter by Hematite Nanoplates Functionalized by Adsorbed Oxalate." Environmental Science: Nano 7, no. 8:2278-2292. PNNL-SA-148918. doi:10.1039/D0EN00365D
  • Meng Q., S. Moinuddin, S. Kim, D.L. Bedgar, M.A. Costa, D.G. Thomas, and R.P. Young, et al. 2020. "Pterocarpan synthase (PTS) structures suggest a common quinone methide-stabilizing function in dirigent proteins and proteins with dirigent-like domains." Journal of Biological Chemistry 295, no. 33:11584-11601. PNNL-SA-150677. doi:10.1074/jbc.RA120.012444
  • Warneke J., M. Mayer, M. Rohdenburg, X. Ma, J.K. Liu, M. Grellmann, and S. Debnath, et al. 2020. "Direct functionalization of C-H bonds by electrophilic anions." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117, no. 38:23374-23379. PNNL-SA-149918. doi:10.1073/pnas.2004432117


  • Chen Y., N.M. Washton, R.P. Young, A.J. Karkamkar, J.J. De Yoreo, and K.T. Mueller. 2019. "Monitoring solvent dynamics and ion associations in the formation of cubic octamer polyanion in tetramethylammonium silicate solutions." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP 21, no. 9:4717-4720. PNNL-SA-141469. doi:10.1039/C8CP07521B
  • Garcellano R.C., S. Moinuddin, R.P. Young, M.E. Bowden, M. Zhou, R.S. Renslow, and Y. Yesiltepe, et al. 2019. "Isolation of Tryptanthrin and Reassessment of Evidence for its Isobaric Isostere Wrightiadione in Plants of the Wrightia Genus." Journal of Natural Products 82, no. 3:440-448. PNNL-SA-135279. doi:10.1021/acs.jnatprod.8b00567
  • Green A.R., K. Li, B. Lockard, R.P. Young, L.J. Mueller, and C.K. Larive. 2019. "Investigation of the Amide Proton Solvent Exchange Properties of Glycosaminoglycan Oligosaccharides." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 123, no. 22:4653-4662. PNNL-SA-144338. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b01794


  • Sun J., D. Liu, R.P. Young, A.G. Cruz, N.G. Isern, T. Schuerg, and J.R. Cort, et al. 2018. "Solubilization and Upgrading of High Polyethylene Terephthalate Loadings in a Low-Costing Bifunctional Ionic Liquid." ChemSusChem 11, no. 4:781-792. PNNL-SA-128561. doi:10.1002/cssc.201701798
  • Warneke J., M.E. McBriarty, S.L. Riechers, S. China, M.H. Engelhard, E. Apra, and R.P. Young, et al. 2018. "Self-organizing layers from complex molecular anions." Nature Communications 9, no. 1:1889. PNNL-SA-128240. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-04228-2

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