68) L. Yang, M.A. Carreon*, Deoxygenation of palmitic and lauric acids over Pt/ZIF-67 membrane/zeolite 5A bead catalysts ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017, in press DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b11638.

     67) M.A. Carreon*, "Molecular Sieve Membranes for N2/CH4 Separation", Journal of Materials Research 2017,  in press DOI:

     66) L. Yang, B. W.. McNichols, M. Davidson, B. Schweitzer, D. A. Gómez-Gualdrón, B. G. Trewyn, A. Sellinger, M. A. Carreon*, "Noble metal-free catalytic decarboxylation of oleic acid to n-heptadecane on nickel-based metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)", Catalysis Science & Technology 2017, 7, 3027-3035.

     65) Z. Zong, S. K. Elsaidi, P. K. Thallapally, M. A. Carreon*, "Highly permeable AIPO-18 membranes for N2/CH4 separation", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2017, 56, 4113-4118.

     64) T. Wu, X. Feng, M. L. Carreon, M. A. Carreon*, "Synthesis of SAPO-56 with controlled crystal size", Journal of Nanoparticle Research 2017, 19, 93, 1-8.

     63) T. Wu, X. Feng, S. K. Elsaidi, P.K. Thallapally, M. A. Carreon*, "Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 (ZIF-8) membranes for Kr/Xe separation", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2017, 56, 1682-1686. 

     62) Z. Zong, M. A. Carreon*, "Thin SAPO-34 membranes synthesized in stainless steel autoclave for N2/CH4 separation", Journal of Membrane Science 2017, 524, 117-123.

     61) L. Yang, M. A. Carreon*, "Effect of reaction parameters on the decarboxylation of oleic acid over Pt/ZIF-67 membrane/zeolite 5A bead catalysts", Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnolgy 2017, 92, 52-58.

     60) K. Tate, S. Li, M. Yu, M. A. Carreon*, "Zeolite adsorbent-MOF layered nanovalves for CH4 storage", Adsorption 2017, 23, 19-24.

     59) X. Feng, T. Wu, M. A. Carreon*, "Synthesis of ZIF-67 and ZIF-8 crystals using DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide) as solvent and kinetic transformation studies", Journal of Crystal Growth 2016, 455, 152-156.

     58) X. Feng, Z. Zong, S. K. Elsaidi, J. B. Jasinski, R. Krishna, P. K. Thallapally, M. A. Carreon*, "Kr/Xe separation over a chabazite zeolite membrane", Journal of American Chemical Society 2016, 138, 31, 9791-9794.

     57) Z. Song, A. Nambo, K. L. Tate, A. Bao, M. Zhu, J. B. Jasinski, S. J. Zhou, H. S. Meyer, M. A. Carreon*, S. Li*, M. Yu*, "Nanovalved  adsorbents for CH4 storage", Nano Letters 2016, 16, 5, 3309–3313.

     56) Z. Xie, Z. He, X. Feng, W. Xu, X. Cui, J. Zhang, C. Yan, M. A. Carreon, Z. Liu*, Y. Wang*, "Hierarchical Sandwich-Like Structure of Ultrafine N-Rich Porous Carbon Nanospheres Grown on Graphene Sheets as Superior Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes", ACS- Applied Materials & Interfaces 2016, 8, 16, 10324–10333.

     55) M. J. Valero-Pedraza, V. Gascón, M. A. Carreon, F. Leardini, J. R. Ares, A. Martín, M. Sánchez-Sánchez, M. A. Bañares, "Operando Raman-mass spectrometry investigation of hydrogen release by thermolysis of ammonia borane confined in mesoporous materials", Microporous and Mesoporous Materials  2016, 226,  454-465.

     54) S. M. Bruce, Z. Zong, A. Chatzidimitriou, L. E. Avci, J. Q. Bond, M. A. Carreon, Stephanie G. Wettstein*, "Small pore zeolite catalysts for furfural synthesis from xylose and switchgrass in a γ-valerolactone/water solvent", Journal of Molecular Catalysis A 2016, 422, 18-22.

     53) Z. Zong, X. Feng, Y. Huang, Z. Song, R. Zhou, S.J. Zhou, M.A. Carreon*, M. Yu, S. Li, "Highly permeable N2/CH4 separation SAPO-34 membranes synthesized by diluted gels and increased crystallization temperature", Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2016, 224, 36-42.

     52) M.C Duke, B. Zhu, C. M. Doherty, M. R. Hill, A. J. Hill, M. A. Carreon*, "Structural effects on SAPO-34 and ZIF-8 materials exposed to seawater solutions, and their potential as desalination membranes", Desalination 2016, 377, 128-137.

     51) L. Yang, K. Tate,  J. B. Jasinksi, M. A. Carreon*, “Decarboxylation of oleic acid to heptadecane over Pt-supported zeolite 5A beads”, ACS Catalysis 2015, 5, 6497-6502.

     50) S. R. Venna, M. A.Carreon*,  "Metal organic framework membranes for carbon dioxide separation", Chemical Engineering Science 2015, 124, 3-19.

     49) S. Li, Z. Zong, S. J. Zhou, Y. Huang, Z. Song, X. Feng, R. Zhou, H. S. Meyer, M. Yu, M. A. Carreon* , "SAPO-34 Membranes for N2/CH4 Separation: Preparation, Characterization, Separation Performance and Economic Evaluation", Journal of Membrane Science 2015, 487, 141-151.

     48) M. Ahmadi, A. Nambo, J. B. Jasinski, P. Ratnasamy, M. A. Carreon*, “Decarboxylation of oleic acid over Pt catalystssupported on small-pore zeolites and hydrotalcite", Catalysis Science and Technology 2015, 5, 380-388.

     47) X. Feng, M .A. Carreon*, "Kinetics of transformation on ZIF-67 crystals", Journal of Crystal Growth 2015, 418, 158-162.

     46) A. Nambo, C. M. Miralda, J. B. Jasinski, M. A. Carreon*, “Methanolysis of Olive Oil for biodiesel synthesis over ZnO nanorods”, Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis 2015, 114, 583-595.

     45) L. Yang, G. Ruess, M.A. Carreon*, “Cu, Al and Ga based metal organic framework catalysts for the decarboxylation of oleic acid”, Catalysis Science and Technology 2015, 5, 2777-2782. 

     44) M. Ahmadi, E. E. Macias, J. B. Jasinski, P. Ratnasamy, M. A. Carreon*,  “Decarboxylation and further transformation of oleic acid over bifunctional, Pt/SAPO-11 catalyst and Pt/chloride Al2O3 catalysts”, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 2014, 386, 14-19.

     43) Z. Xie, T.Li, N.L. Rosi, M.A. Carreon*, “Alumina-supported cobalt–adeninate MOF membranes for CO2/CH4 separation”, J. Mater. Chem. A  2014, 2, 1239-1241. 

     42) M. Zhu, M.A. Carreon*, “Porous crystals as active catalysts for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates”, J. Appl. Polymer Science 2014, 131, 39738.

     41) S.R. Venna, M. Zhu, S. Li, M.A. Carreon*, “Knudsen diffusion through ZIF-8 membranes synthesized by secondary seeded growth”, J. Porous Mater. 2014, 21, 235-240.

     40) M. Zhu, D. Srinivas, S. Bhogeswararao, P. Ratnasamy, M.A. Carreon*, “Catalytic activity of ZIF-8 in the synthesis of styrene carbonate from CO2 and styrene oxide”, Catalysis Communications 2013, 32, 36-40.

     39) Z. Xie, M. Zhu, A. Nambo, J.B. Jasinski, M.A. Carreon*, “Microwave-assisted synthesized SAPO-56 as catalyst in the conversion of CO2 to cyclic carbonates”, Dalton Transactions 2013, 42, 6732-6735.

     38) E.E. Macias, P. Ratnasamy, M.A. Carreon*, “Catalytic activity of metal organic framework Cu3(BTC)2 in the cycloaddition of CO2 to epichlorohydrin reaction”, Catalysis Today 2012, 198, 215-218.

     37) M.A. Carreon, “Metal Organic Frameworks as Catalysts in the Conversion of CO2 to Cyclic Carbonates”, Ind. J. Chem. A 2012, 51A, 1306-1314.

     36) J.A. Bohrman, M.A.Carreon*, “Synthesis and CO2/CH4 separation performance of Bio-MOF-1 Membranes”, Chemical Communications 2012, 48, 5130-5132.

     35) M. Zhu, J.B. Jasinski, M.A. Carreon*, “Growth of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 Crystals from the Solid-liquid Interface”, Journal of Materials Chemistry 2012, 22, 7684-7686.

     34) M.L. Carreon, S. Li, M.A. Carreon*, “AlPO-18 Membranes for CO2/CH4 Separation”, Chemical Communications 2012, 48, 2310-2312.

     33) C. Miralda, E.E. Macias, M. Zhu, P. Ratnasamy, M.A. Carreon*, “Zeolitic imidazole Framework-8 catalysts in the conversion of CO2 to chloropropene carbonate”, ACS Catalysis 2012, 2, 180-183.

     32) M. Zhu, S.R. Venna, J.B. Jasinski, M.A. Carreon*, “Room temperature synthesis of ZIF-8: The coexistence of ZnO nanoneedles", Chemistry of Materials 2011, 23, 3590-3592.

     31) C.A. Deshmane, J. B. Jasinski, P. Ratnasamy, M. A. Carreon*, “Epoxidation of Cyclooctene Over Mesoporous Ga, Ga-Nb, and Ga-Mo Mixed Oxide Catalysts”, Catalysis Communications 2011, 15, 46-51. 

     30) S.R. Venna, M.A.Carreon*, “Amino-functionalized SAPO-34 membranes for CO2/CH4 and CO2/N2 separation”, Langmuir 2011, 27, 2888-2894.

     29) E. E. Macias, C.A. Deshmane, J. B. Jasinski, M. A. Carreon*, P. Ratnasamy, "Catalytic Transformations of Methyl Oleate and Biodiesel Over Mesoporous Gallium-Niobium Oxides", Catalysis Communications 2011, 12, 644-650. 

     28) M.L. Carreon, H. G. Carreon, J. Espino-Valencia, M. A. Carreon*, “Photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes by mesoporous nanocrystalline anatase”, Materials Chemistry and Physics 2011, 125, 474-478. 

     27) S.R. Venna, J.B. Jasinski, M.A.Carreon*, “Structural Evolution of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010, 132, 18030–18033.

     26) C.A. Deshmane, J.B. Jasinski, P. Ratnasamy, M.A. Carreon*, "Synthesis and catalytic properties of mesoporous, bifunctional, gallium-niobium mixed oxides", Chemical Communications 2010, 46, 6347-6349.

     25) S. Li, M.A. Carreon, Y. Zhang, H. H. Funke, R.D. Noble, J.L. Falconer, “Scale-up of SAPO-34 Membranes for CO2/CH4 Separation”, Journal of Membrane Science 2010, 352, 7-13.

     24) S.R. Venna, M.A.Carreon*, “Highly Permeable Zeolite Imidazolate Framework-8 Membranes for CO2/CH4 Separation”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010, 132, 76-78.

     23) C.A. Deshmane, J.B.Jasinski, M.A.Carreon*, “Microwave-assisted synthesis of nanocrystalline mesoporous gallium oxide”, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2010, 130, 97-102.

     22) A. Katti, S.R. Venna, M.A. Carreon*, “Self assembly hydrothermal assisted synthesis of mesoporous anatase in the presence of ethylene glycol”, Catalysis Communications 2009, 10, 2036-2040.  

     21) C.A. Deshmane J.B. Jasinski, M.A.Carreon*, “Thermally Stable Nanocrystalline Mesoporous Gallium Oxide Phases”, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2009, 22, 3275-3281.

     20) S.R. Venna, M.A.Carreon*, “Microwave assisted phase transformation of silicoaluminophosphate zeolite crystals”, Journal of Materials Chemistry 2009, 19, 3138-3140.

     19) M.A. Carreon, V.V. Guliants, M. Olga Guerrero-Perez, Miguel A. Bañares, “Mesostructured mixed  Mo-V-Nb  oxides for propane ammoxidation”, Catalysis Communications 2009, 10, 416-420.

     18) S.R. Venna, M.A. Carreon*, “Synthesis of SAPO-34 crystals in the presence of crystal growth inhibitors”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2008, 112, 16261-16265.

     17) M.A. Carreon, S.Li, J.L. Falconer, R.D. Noble, “Alumina-Supported SAPO-34 Membranes for CO2/CH4 Separation”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2008, 130, 5412-5413.

     16) M.A. Carreon, S.Li, J.L. Falconer, R.D. Noble, “SAPO-34 Seeds and Membranes Prepared Using Multiple Structure Directing Agents”, Advanced Materials 2008, 20, 729-732.

     15) M.A. Carreon, S.Y. Choi, M. Mamak, N. Chopra, G.A. Ozin, “Pore Architecture Affects Photocatalytic Activitiy of Periodic Mesoporous Nanocrystalline Anatase Thin Films”, Journal of Materials Chemistry 2007, 17, 82-89.

     14) M.A. Carreon, V.V. Guliants, L. Yuan, A.R. Hughett, A. Dozier, G.A. Seisenbaeva, V.G. Kessler, “Mesoporous Nanocrystalline Mixed Metal Oxides from Heterometallic Alkoxide Precursors: Spinel Cobalt-Nickel Oxide Spinels for Propane Oxidation”, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2006, 24, 4983-4988.

     13) E.E. Macias, J.C. Corral-Huacuz, M.E. Contreras, M.A. Carreon*, “Thermally stable mesoporous barium-iron mixed oxide phases”, Materials Letters 2006, 60, 2119-2124.

     12) E.E. Macias, V.V. Guliants, M.A. Carreon*, “Mesostructured and mesoporous pure and substituted barium hexaferrites”, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis 2005, 156, 287-294.

     11) M.A. Carreon, V.V. Guliants, “Synthesis of catalytic materials on multiple length scales: From mesoporous to macroporous bulk mixed metal oxides for selective oxidation of hydrocarbons”, Catalysis Today 2005, 99, 137-142.

     10) M.A. Carreon, V.V. Guliants, “Ordered meso and macroporous binary and mixed metal oxides”, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2005, 1, 27-43.

     9) M.A. Carreon , V.V. Guliants, M. O. Guerrero, M.A. Bañares, “Phase transformations in mesostructured VPO/Surfactant composites”, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2004, 71, 57-63.

     8) V.V. Guliants, M.A. Carreon, J.Y. Lin “Ordered mesoporous and macroporous inorganic films and membranes”, Journal of Membrane Science 2004, 235, 53-72.

     7) M.A. Carreon, V.V. Guliants, F. Pierelli, F. Cavani, “Ordered mesostructured mixed metal oxides:microporous VPO phases for n-butane oxidation to maleic anhydride”, Catalysis Letters 2004, 92, 11-16. 

     6) M.A. Carreon, V.V. Guliants, “Phase transformations in mesostructured vanadium-phosphorus oxides”, Catalysis Today 2003, 78, 303-310.

     5) M.A. Carreon, V.V. Guliants, “Synthesis and characterization of mesostructured vanadium-phosphorus-oxide phases”, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis 2002, 141, 301-308.

     4) M.A. Carreon, V.V. Guliants, “Novel macroporous vanadium-phosphorus oxides with three-dimensional arrays of spherical voids”, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis 2002, 141, 309-316.

     3) M.A. Carreon, V.V. Guliants, “Mesostructured vanadium-phosphorus oxide phases”, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2002, 55, 3, 297-304.

     2) M.A. Carreon, V.V. Guliants, “Macroporous vanadium phosphorus oxide phases displaying three-dimensional arrays of spherical voids”, Chemistry of Materials 2002, 14, 2670-2675.

     1) M.A. Carreon, V.V. Guliants, “Hierarchical design of mixed metal oxides: novel macroporous VPO phases”, Chemical Communications 2001, 16, 1438-1439.

Edited Books


      1) M.A. Carreon, “Membranes for Gas Separations”.  World Scientific Series in Membrane Science and Technology; Biological and Biomimetic Applications, Energy and the Environment, Volume 1, 376 pages. ISBN: 978-981-3207-70-7, 2017


Book Chapters


    6) S. Li, Z. Zong, M. Yu, M.A. Carreon* “Membrane Processes for N2/CH4 separation” 4, 145-194 on Membranes for Gas Separations, World Scientific Series in Membrane Science and Technology; Biological and Biomimetic Applications, Energy and the Environment, 2017

    5) M. A. Carreon* , T. Q. Gardner, “Microporous crystalline membranes and their application for CO2 separation” on Pore Scale Phenomena: Frontiers in Energy and Environment, World Scientific, 10, 401-434, 2015.

    4) M. A. Carreon, V. V. Guliants, “Selective Oxidation of n-butane over vanadium-phosphorus oxide” on Nanostructured Catalysts: Selective Oxidations 6, 141-168, The Royal Society of Chemistry 2011.

    3) M. A. Carreon, V. V. Guliants, “Catalysts Design Through Dual Templating” Book Chapter, 12, 295-314, Design of Heterogeneous Catalysis. New Approaches based on Synthesis, Characterization and Modeling, Wiley-VCH 2009.

    2) M. A. Carreon, V. V. Guliants, “Mesostructuring Metal Oxides through Evaporation Induced Self-Assembly: Fundamentals and Applications” Book Chapter, 16, 407-432, Nanoporous Solids, Recent Advances and Prospects, Elsevier 2008.

    1) V. V. Guliants, M. A. Carreon,  “Vanadium-Phosphorus-Oxides: from fundamentals of n-Butane to Synthesis of New Phases” Book Chapter, Catalysis, Vol.18, The Royal Society of Chemistry 2005, 1-45. 

    * denotes publication as corresponding author



Issued Patents


     5) S. Li, S. Zhou, H. S. Meyer, M. Yu, M.A. Carreon, “Method for loading and storing gas in nanovalved-adsorbents”, US Patent No. 9,249,934 B2, 2016.

     4) S. Li, S. Zhou, M. Yu, M. A. Carreon, “Nano-channel enhanced composite membranes”, US Patent No. 9,005,345 B2, 2015.

     3) P. Ratnasamy, M. A. Carreon, C. Deshmane, “Catalytic isomerisation of linear olefinic hydrocarbons”, US Patent No. 8,785,709, 2014.

     2) M .A. Carreon, Z. Diaz, J. L. Falconer, H. H. Funke, S. Li, B. D. Murray, R. D. Noble, W. P. Jason, “Method of Making a High-Performance Supported Gas Separation Molecular Sieve Membrane Using a Shortened Crystallization Time”, US Patent No. 8,685,143, 2014.

     1) J. L. Falconer, M. A Carreon, S. Li, R. D. Noble, “Synthesis of zeolites and zeolite membranes using multiple structure directing agents”, US Patent No. 8,302,782, 2012.

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