Mallette, A.J., Seo, S., Rimer, J.D.: “Synthesis Strategies and Design Principles for Nanosized and Hierarchical Zeolites”
Nature Synthesis 1 (2022), 521-534, DOI: 10.1038/s44160-022-00091-8 [Link]

Han, S., Linares, N., Terlier, T., Hoke, J.B., Garcia Martinez, J., Li, Y., Rimer, J.D.: “Cooperative Surface Passivation and Hierarchical Structuring of Zeolite Beta Catalysts”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 61 (2022) e202210434 (1-9), DOI: 10.1002/anie.202210434 [Link]

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Ma, W., Verma, L., Pan, W., Lee, H.J., Sherman, M.B., Rimer, J.D., Palmer, J.C., Vekilov, P.G.: “Suppression of Crystal Nucleation by Manipulating its Amorphous Precursors”
(2024) Submitted

Kim, D., Alamani, B.G., Terlier, T., Vekilov, P.G., Rimer, J.D.: “Bio-Inspired Dual Action Disruptors of Pathological Calcium Oxalate Crystallization”
(2024) Submitted

Rimer, J.D., Penn, R.L., Putnis, C.V.: “How Minerals Grow: From Monomer-by-Monomer to Particle Mediated Pathways”
(2024) Submitted to Elements

Zerze, H., Baksi, A., Gupta, A., Chakraborty, D., Vekilov, P.G., Rimer, J.D., Zerze, G.H.: “A Coarse-graining Approach to Model Molecular Liquids for Mesoscale Problems”
(2024) Submitted to AIChE J.

Firuznia, R., Jahanakhsh, A., Funk, J.J., Nazifi, S. Rimer, J.D., Lee, T.R., Hernandez, F.R., Ghasemi, H.: “High-Capacity Hydrogen Storage through Confined Hybrid Solid-Liquid Structures”
(2024) Submitted

Parmar, D., Salavati-fard, T., Thirumalai, H., Mirena, J.I., Galvita, V.V., Rimer, J.D., Grabow, L.C.: “Mechanistic Investigation of Toluene Alkylation over H-ZSM-5 and Insight into Site Specific para-Xylene Selectivity”
(2024) Submitted

Yerragunta, M., Tiwari, A., Chakrabarti, R., Rimer, J.D., Kahr, B., Vekilov, P.G.: “A Dual Growth Mode Unique for Organic Crystals Relies on Mesoscopic Liquid Precursors”
(2024) Submitted

Su, Y., Li, S., Li, X., Zhou, J., Chauhan, V.P., Li, M., Su, Y., Liu, C., Yin, W., Rimer, J.D., Cai, Y.: “Tartronic Acid as a Potential Inhibitor of Pathological Calcium Oxalate Crystallization”
Adv. Sci. 11 (2024) 2400642, DOI: 10.1002/advs.202400642 [Link]

Abutalib, A., Parmar, D., Kim, J., Rimer, J.D.: “Pairing Ga/Al-Zeolites with Tailored Acidity as Tandem Catalysts for the Conversion of Alcohols to Olefins”
J. Catal. 433 (2024) 115466, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2024.115466 [Link]

  • Invited for special issue: 60th Commemorative Anniversary

Mallette, A.J., Shilpa, K., Rimer, J.D.: “The Current Understanding of Mechanistic Pathways in Zeolite Crystallization”
Chem. Rev. 124 (2024) 3416-3493, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.3c00801 [Link]

Susman, M.D., Pham, H.N., West, D., Chinta, S., Datye, A.K., Rimer, J.D.: “High-Index NiO Particle Synthesis in Alkali Chloride Salts: Nonclassical Crystallization Pathways and Thermally-Induced Surface Restructuring”
Small (2024) 2308166, In Press, DOI: 10.1002/smll.202308166 [Link]

Mallette, A.J., Espindola, G., Varghese, N., Rimer, J.D.: “Highly Efficient Synthesis of Zeolite Chabazite using Cooperative Hydration-Mismatched Inorganic Structure-Directing Agents”
Chem. Sci. 15 (2024), 573-583, DOI: 10.1039/D3SC05625B [Link]

Valtchev, V., Gilson, J.P., Rimer, J.D., Steed, J.W.: “Zeolite Crystal Engineering”
Cryst. Growth Des. 23 (2023) 7555-7557, DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.3c01015 [Link]

Agarwal, A., Rimer, J.D., Palmer, J.C.: “Water Structure and Dynamics Near the Surfaces of Silicalite-1”
J. Phys. Chem. C 127 (2023) 23887-23896, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.3c05723 [Link]

Firuznia, R., Abutalib, A., Hakimian, A., Nazifi, S., Huang, Z., Lee, T.R., Rimer, J.D., Ghasemi, H.: “High-Capacity Hydrogen Storage through Molecularly Restructured and Confined Hydrogen Hydrates”
Mater. Today Phys. 38 (2023) 101248, DOI: 10.1016/j.mtphys.2023.101248 [Link]

Parmar, D., Cha, S.H., Huang, C., Chiang, H., Washburn, S., Grabow, L.C., Rimer, J.D.: “Impact of Medium-Pore Zeolite Topology on Para-Xylene Production from Toluene Alkylation with Methanol”
Catal. Sci. Technol. 13 (2023) 5227-5236, DOI: 10.1039/D3CY00557G [Link]

Tang, W., Smith, C., Parry, C.B., Meegan, J., Rimer, J.D.: “Molecular Imposters Functioning as Versatile Growth Modifiers of Urate Crystallization”
Cryst. Growth Des. 23 (2023) 6107-6118, DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.3c00616 [Link]

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Ma, W., Balta, V.A., Rimer, J.D., Sullivan, D.J., Vekilov, P.G.: “Nonclassical Mechanisms to Irreversibly Suppress Beta-hematin Crystal Growth”
Commun. Biol. 6 (2023) 783, DOI: 10.1038/s42003-023-05046-z [Link]

Liang, Y., Jacobson, A.J., Rimer, J.D.: “Synthesis of PHI-type Zeolite Harmotome using Barium as an Inorganic Structure-Directing Agent Inspired from Natural Mineral Compositions”
Micropor. Mesopor. Mater. 353 (2023) 112511, DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2023.112511 [Link]

Moore, J.V., Kim, D., Irwin, N.J., Rimer, J.D., McCoy, C.P.: “Tetrasodium EDTA for the Prevention of Urinary Catheter Infections and Blockages”
RSC Adv. 13 (2023) 2002-2012, DOI: 10.1039/D2rA06418A [Link]

Tang, W., Yang, T., Morales-Rivera, C.A., Geng, X., Srirambhatla, V.K., Kang, X., Chauhan, V.P., Hong, S., Tu, Q., Florence, A.J., Mo, H., Calderon, H.A., Kisielowski, C., Robles-Hernandez, F.C., Zou, X., Mpourmpakis, G., Rimer, J.D.: “Tautomerism Unveils a Self-Inhibition Mechanism of Crystallization”
Nat. Commun. 14 (2023) 561, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-35924-3 [Link]

Hong, S., Mallette, A.J., Neeway, J.J., Motkuri, R.K., Rimer, J.D., Mpourmpakis, G.: “Understanding Formation Thermodynamics of Molecular Zeolitic Species with First Principles Calculations”
Dalton Trans. 52 (2023) 1301-1315, DOI: 10.1039/D2DT02764J [Link]

Jain, R., Niu, Z., Choudhary, M., Bourji, H.A., Palmer, J.C., Rimer, J.D.: “In Situ Imaging of Faujasite Surface Growth Reveals Unique Pathways of Zeolite Crystallization”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 145 (2023) 1155-1164, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c10839 [Link]

Le, T.T., Qin, W., Agarwal, A., Nikolopoulos, N., Fu, D., Patton, M.D., Weiland, C., Bare, S.R., Palmer, J.C., Weckhuysen, B.M., Rimer, J.D.: “Elemental Zoning Enhances Mass Transport in Zeolite Catalysts for Methanol to Hydrocarbons”
Nat. Catal. 6 (2023) 254-265, DOI: 10.1038/s41929-023-00927-2 [Link]

  • News & Views article “In the Zeolite Zone” by Prof. Brandon Bukowski (JHU) [Link]

Parmar, D., Mallette, A.J., Linares, N., Saslow, S.A., Terlier, T., Strohm, J.J., Barber, L.P., Dai, H., Garcia Martinez, J., Rimer, J.D.: “Direct Synthesis of Highly Siliceous ZnO-FAU Zeolite with Enhanced Performance in Hydrocarbon Cracking Reactions”
ACS Mater. Lett. 5, (2023) 202-208, DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.2c00978 [Link]

Mallette, A.J., Reiser, J.T., Mpourmpakis, G., Motkuri, R.K., Neeway, J.J., Rimer, J.D.: “The Effect of Metals on Zeolite Crystallization Kinetics with Relevance to Nuclear Waste Glass Corrosion”
npj Mater. Degrad. 7 (2023) 4 (1-7), DOI: 10.1038/s41529-022-00310-9 [Link]

Han, S., Shilpa, K., Mallette, A.J., Li, Y., Hoke, J.B., Rimer, J.D.: “Epitaxial Growth of Surface-Passivated Core-Shell Ferrierite”
J. Cryst. Growth 603 (2023) 126992 (1-7), DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2022.126992 [Link]

  • Invited for special issue dedicated to Alex Chernov

Zhao, X., Ning, Q., Grabow, L.C., Rimer, J.D., Bollini, P.: “Carbonate Dimorphism, and the Reinterpretation of Rates of Lattice and Excess Oxygen-Driven Catalytic Cycles”
J. Catal. 416 (2022) 423-428, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2022.11.017 [Link]

Parmar, D., Mallette, A.J., Yang, T., Zou, X., Rimer, J.D.: “Unique Role of GeO2 as a Noninvasive Promoter of Nano-sized Zeolite Crystals”
Adv. Mater. 34 (2022) 2205885 (1-11), DOI: 10.1002/adma.202205885 [Link]

Mallette, A.J., Hong, S., Freeman, E.E., Saslow, S.A., Mergelsberg, S., Motkuri, R.K., Neeway, J.J., Mpourmpakis, G., Rimer, J.D.: “Heteroatom Manipulation of Zeolite Crystallization: Stabilizing Zn-FAU against Interzeolite Transformation”
JACS Au 2 (2022) 2295-2306, DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.2c00325 [Link]

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Chawla, A., Mallette, A.J., Jain, R., Le, N., Robles-Hernandez, F.C., Rimer, J.D.: “Crystallization of Potassium-Zeolite in Organic-Free Media”
Micropor. Mesopor. Mater. 341 (2022) 112026, DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2022.112026 [Link]

Parmar, D., Niu, Z., Liang, Y., Dai, H., Rimer, J.D.: “Manipulation of Amorphous Precursors to Enhance Zeolite Nucleation”
Faraday Discuss. 235 (2022), 322-342, DOI: 10.1039/D1FD00096A [Link] Invited Submission

Parmar, D., Cha, S.H., Salavati-fard, T., Agarwal, A., Chiang, H., Washburn, W., Palmer, J.C., Grabow, L.C., Rimer, J.D.: “Spatiotemporal Coke Coupling Enhances Para-Xylene Selectivity in Highly Stable MCM-22 Catalysts”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 144 (2022) 7861-7870, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c01975 [Link]

Dai, H., Claret, J., Kunkes, E.L., Vattipalli, V., Linares, N., Huang, C., Fiji, M., Garcia-Martinez, J., Moini, A., Rimer, J.D.: “Accelerating the Crystallization of Zeolite SSZ-13 with Polyamines”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 61 (2022) e202117742 (1-6), DOI: 10.1002/anie.202117742 [Link]

  • Selected as Hot Paper

Dai, H., Lee, C., Liu, W., Yang, T., Claret, J., Zou, X., Dauenhauer, P.J., Li, X., Rimer, J.D.: “Enhanced Selectivity and Stability of Finned Ferrierite Catalysts in Butene Isomerization”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 61 (2022) e202113077 (1-8), DOI: 10.1002/anie.202113077 [Link]

Le, T.T.., Shilpa, K., Lee, C., Han, S., Weiland, C., Bare, S.R., Dauenhauer, P.J., Rimer, J.D.: “Core-shell and Egg-shell Zeolite Catalysts for Enhanced Hydrocarbon Processing”
J. Catal. 405 (2022) 664-675, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2021.11.004 [Link]

  • Invited for Boudart Special Issue

Sosa, R.D.., Conrad, J.C., Reynolds, M.A., Rimer, J.D.: “Suppressing Barite Crystallization with Organophosphorus Compounds”
CrystEngComm 23 (2021) 7725-7730, DOI: 10.1039/D1CE00813G [Link]

  • Artwork selected for front cover

Sosa, R.D., Geng, X., Conrad, J.C., Reynolds, M.A., Rimer, J.D.: “Suppressing Barium Sulfate Crystallization with Hydroxycitrate: A Dual Nucleation and Growth Inhibitor”
Chem. Mater. 33 (2021) 6997-7007, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c02060 [Link]

Cheula, R., Susman, M.D., West, D.H., Chinta, S., Rimer, J.D., Maestri, M.: “Local Ordering of Molten Salts at NiO Crystal Interfaces Promotes High-Index Faceting”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 60 (2021) 25391-25396, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202105018 [Link] Open Access

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Jain, R., Mallette, A.J., Rimer, J.D.: “Controlling Nucleation Pathways in Zeolite Crystallization: Seeding Conceptual Methodologies for Advanced Materials Design”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 143 (2021) 21446-21460, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c11014 [Link]

Taylor, C.N., Urban-Klaein, J., Le, T.T., Zaleski, R., Rimer, J.D., Gering, K.L.: “Catalyst Deactivation Probed by Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy”
ACS Catal. 11 (2021) 14967-14976, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c04521 [Link]

Lu, P., Ghosh, S., Dorneles de Mello, M., Kamaluddin, H.S., Li, X., Kumar, G., Duan, X., Abeykoon, M., Boscoboinik, J.A., Qi, L, Dai, H., Al-Thabaiti, S., Narasimharao, K., Khan, Z., Rimer, J.D., Bell, A.T., Bhan, A., Dauenhauer, P.J., Mkhoyan, K.A., Tsapatsis, M.: “Few-unit-cell MFI zeolite synthesized using a simple di-quaternary ammonium structure directing agent”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 60 (2021) 19214-19221, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202104574 [Link] Open Access

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Li, R., Elliott, W.A., Clark, R.J., Sutjianto, J.G., Rioux, R.M., Palmer, J.C., Rimer, J.D.: “Factors Controlling the Molecular Modification of One-Dimensional Zeolites”
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 23 (2021) 18610-18617, DOI: 10.1039/D1CP02619D [Link]

Bozhilov, K.N., Le, T.T., Qin, Z., Terlier, T., Palcic, A., Rimer, J.D., Valtchev, V.: “Time-resolved Dissolution Elucidates the Mechanism of Zeolite MFI Crystallization”
Sci. Adv. 7 (2021) eabg0454, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abg0454 [Link]

Geng, X., Sosa, R.D., Reynolds, M.A., Conrad, J.C., Rimer, J.D.: “Alginate as a Green Inhibitor of Barite Nucleation and Crystal Growth”
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng. 6 (2021) 508-519, DOI: 10.1039/D1ME00010A [Link]

  • Artwork selected for front cover

Alamani, B.G., Gale, J.D., Rimer, J.D.: “Zinc Ions Modify Calcium Oxalate Growth by Transformation of Crystal Surface Termination”
Cryst. Growth Des. 21 (2021) 3375-3383, DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00166 [Link]

Jain, R., Chawla, A., Linares, N., Garcia Martinez, J., Rimer, J.D.: “Spontaneous Pillaring of Pentasil Zeolites”
Adv. Mater. 33 (2021) 2100897, DOI: 10.1002/adma.202100897 [Link]

Susman, M.D., Chinta, S., Rimer, J.D.: “High-index (Ni,Mg)O Crystallization During Molten Salt Synthesis”
Chem. Mater. 33 (2021) 3155-3163, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c04837 [Link]

  • Artwork selected for cover

Yu, S.H., Kumar, M., Kim, I.W., Rimer, J.D., Kim, T.J.: “A Comparative Analysis of In Vitro Toxicity of Synthetic Zeolites on IMR-90 Human Lung Fibroblast Cells
Molecules 26 (2021) 3194 (1-19), DOI: 10.3390/molecules26113194 [Link]

Liang, Y., Jacobson, A.J., Rimer, J.D.: “Strontium Ions Function as both an Accelerant and Structure-Directing Agent of Chabazite Crystallization”
ACS Mater. Lett. 3 (2021) 187-192, DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00460 [Link]

Zhao, X., Susman, M.D., Rimer, J.D., Bollini, P.: “Tuning Selectivity in Nickel Oxide-Catalyzed Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Ethane through Control Over Non-Stoichiometric Oxygen Density”
Catal. Sci. Technol. 11 (2021) 531-541, DOI: 10.1039/DOCY01732A [Link]

Zhao, X., Susman, M.D., Rimer, J.D., Bollini, P.: “Synthesis, Structure, and Catalytic Properties of Faceted Oxide Crystals
ChemCatChem 13 (2021) 6-27, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.202001066 [Link]

Ma, W., Balta, V.A., West, R., Newlin, K.N., Miljanic, O.S., Sulivan, D.J., Vekilov, P.G., Rimer, J.D.: “A Second Mechanism Employed by Artemisinins to Suppress Plasmodium Falciparum Hinges on Inhibition of Hematin Crystallization”
J. Biol. Chem. 296 (2021) 100123, DOI: 10.1074/jbc.RA120.016115 [Link] Open Access

  • Featured in Malaria World [Link]

Choudhary, M.K., Jain, R., Rimer, J.D.: “In Situ Imaging of 2-Dimensional Surface Growth Reveals the Prevalence and Role of Defects in Zeolite Crystallization
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 117 (2020) 28632-28639, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2011806117 [Link]

Sosa, R.D., Geng, X., Agarwal, A., Palmer, J.C., Conrad, J.C., Reynolds, M.A., Rimer, J.D.: “Acidic Polysaccharides as Green Alternatives for Barite Scale Dissolution”
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12 (2020) 55434-55443, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c16653 [Link]

Kim, D., Moore, J., McCoy, C.P., Irwin, N.J., Rimer, J.D.: “Engaging a Battle on Two Fronts: Dual Role of Polyphosphates as Potent Inhibitors of Struvite Nucleation and Crystal Growth”
Chem. Mater. 32 (2020) 8672-8682, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c03180 [Link]

Le, T.T., Chawla, A., Rimer, J.D.: “Impact of Acid Site Speciation and Spatial Gradients on Zeolite Catalysis
J. Catal. 391 (2020) 56-68, Invited Submission, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2020.08.008 [Link]

Zhou, Y., Thirumalai, H., Smith, S.K., Whitmire, K.H., Liu, J., Frenkel, A.I., Grabow, L.C., Rimer, J.D.: “Ethylene Dehydroaromatization over Ga-ZSM-5 Catalysts: Nature and Role of Gallium Speciation
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 59 (2020) 19592-19601, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202007147 [Link]

  • Invited for special issue on “Functional Porous Materials Chemistry”
  • Selected as VIP article

Freeman, E.E., Neeway, J.J., Motkuri, R.K., Rimer, J.D., Mpourmpakis, G.: “Understanding Initial Zeolite Oligomerization Steps with First Principles Calculations
AIChE J. e17107 (2020) 1-11, DOI: 10.1002/aic.17107 [Link]

Dai, H., Shen, Y., Yang, T., Lee, C., Fu, D., Agarwal, A., Le, T.T., Tsapatsis, M., Palmer, J.C., Weckhuysen, B.M., Dauenhauer, P.J., Zou, X., Rimer, J.D.: “Finned Zeolite Catalysts
Nat. Mater. 19 (2020) 1074-1080, DOI: 10.1038/s41563-020-0753-1  [Link]

  • Artwork featured on front cover of the October 2020 issue [Link]
  • Article featured in the focus issue on Zeolite Catalysts with an Editorial Article [Link]
  • News & Views article “Look Beneath the Surface” by Prof. German Sastre (ITQ) [Link]
  • News article featured on multiple outlets, including EurekAlert [Link]

Susman, M.D., Pham, H.N., Zhao, X., West, D., Chinta, S., Bollini, P., Datye, A.K., Rimer, J.D.: “Synthesis of NiO Crystals Exposing Stable High-Index Facets
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 59 (2020) 15119-15123, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202003390 [Link]

  • Selected as VIP article

Rimer, J.D.: “Minerals from Colloidal Assembly
Nat. Mater. 19 (2020) 375-376, DOI: 10.1038/s41563-020-0650-7 [Link]

Jain, R., Rimer, J.D.: “Seed-Assisted Zeolite Synthesis: The Impact of Seeding Conditions and Interzeolite Transformations on Crystal Structure and Morphology
Micropor. Mesopor. Mater. 300 (2020) 110174, DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2020.110174 [Link]

  • Invited for Special Issue on “Zeolites: Enigma of Happiness”

Chawla, A., Linares, N., Li, R., Garcia Martinez, J., Rimer, J.D.: “Tracking Zeolite Crystallization by Elemental Mapping
Chem. Mater. 32 (2020) 3278-3287, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c00572 [Link]

Zhou, Y., Mu, Y., Hsieh, M.F., Kabius, B., Pacheco, C., Bator, C., Rioux, R.M., Rimer, J.D.: “Enhanced Surface Activity of MWW Zeolite Nanosheets Prepared via a One Step Synthesis
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 142 (2020) 8211-8222, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b13596 [Link]

  • One of JACS most cited publications from 2020 – 2021

Ghosh, R.S., Le, T.T., Terlier, T., Rimer, J.D., Harold, M.P., Wang, D.: “Enhanced Selective Oxidation of Ammonia in a Pt/Al2O3@Cu/ZSM-5 Core Shell Catalyst
ACS Catal. 10 (2020) 3604-3617, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b04288 [Link]

Rimer, J.D.: “Inorganic Ions Regulate Amorphous-to-Crystal Shape Preservation in Biomineralization
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 117 (2020) 3360-3362, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1922923117 [Link]

Ma, W., Lutsko, J.F., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.: “Antagonistic Cooperativity between Crystal Growth Modifiers
Nature 577 (2020) 497-501, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1918-4 [Link]

Kim, D., Olympiou, C., McCoy, C.P., Irwin, N.J., Rimer, J.D.: “Time-Resolved Dynamics of Struvite Crystallization: Insights from the Macroscopic to Molecular Scale
Chem. Eur. J. 26 (2020) 3555-3563, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201904347  [Link]

  • Artwork selected for inside cover

Kumar, M., Berkson, Z.J., Clark, R.J., Shen, Y., Prisco, N.A., Zeng, Z., Zheng, H., McCusker, L.B., Palmer, J.C., Chmelka, B.F., Rimer, J.D.: “Crystallization of Mordenite Platelets using Cooperative Organic Structure-directing Agents
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141 (2019) 20155-20165, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b09697  [Link]

Choudhary, M., Kumar, M., Rimer, J.D.: “Regulating Nonclassical Pathways of Silicalite-1 Crystallization through Controlled Evolution of Amorphous Precursors
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 131 (2019) 15859-15863, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201908751 [Link]

Geng, X., Meegan, J., Smith, C., Sakhaee, K., Rimer, J.D.: “Crystallization of Hierarchical Ammonium Urate: Insight into the Formation of Cetacean Renal Stones
Cryst. Growth Des. 19 (2019) 6727-6735, DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b01077 [Link]

Sosa, R.D., Geng, X., Reynolds, M.A., Rimer, J.D., Conrad, J.C.: “A Microfluidic Approach for Probing Hydrodynamic Effects in Barite Scale Formation
Lab on a Chip 19 (2019)
1534-1544, DOI: 10.1039/C9LC00061E [Link]

  • Artwork selected for inside front cover

Thirumalai, H., Rimer, J.D., Grabow, L.C.: “Quantification and Statistical Analysis of Errors Related to the Approximate Description of Active Site Models in Metal-exchanged Zeolites
ChemCatChem 11 (2019) 5055-5067, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201901229 [Link]

Xu, L., Choudhary, M.K., Muraoka, K., Chaikittisilp, W., Wakihara, T., Rimer, J.D., Okubo, T.: “Bridging the Gap between Structurally-distinct 2D Lamellar Zeolitic Precursors through a 3D Germanosilicate Intermediate
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 131 (2019) 14671-14675, DOI: 10.1002/ange.201907857 [Link]

Qin, W., Zhou, Y., Rimer, J.D.: “Deleterious Effects of Non-framework Al Species on the Catalytic Performance of ZSM-5 Crystals Synthesized at Low Temperature
React. Chem. Eng. 4 (2019) 1957-1968, DOI: 10.1039/C9RE00231F [Link]

  • Artwork selected for back cover

Qin, W., Agarwal, A., Choudhary, M.K., Palmer, J.C., Rimer, J.D.: “Molecular Modifiers Suppress Nonclassical Pathways of Zeolite Crystallization
Chem. Mater. 31 (2019) 3228-3238
, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00066  [Link]

Kim, D., Rimer, J.D., Asplin, J.R.: “Hydroxycitrate: A Potential New Therapy for Calcium Urolithiasis
Urolithiasis 47 (2019)
311-320, DOI: 10.1007/s00240-019-01125-1 [Link]

Chawla, A., Linares, N., Rimer, J.D., Garcia Martinez, J.: “Time-Resolved Dynamics of Intracrystalline Mesoporosity Generation in Zeolite USY
Chem. Mater. 31 (2019) 5005-5013, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00435 [Link]

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Qin, W., Jain, R., Robles Hernandez, F.C., Rimer, J.D.: “Organic-free Interzeolite Transformation in the Absence of Common Building Units
Chem. Eur. J. 25 (2019), 5893-5898, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201901067

Rimer, J.D., Sakhaee, K., Maalouf, N.M.: “Citrate Therapy for Calcium Phosphate Stones
Curr. Opin. Nephrol. Hypertens. 28 (2019) 130-139, DOI: 10.1097/MNH.0000000000000474 [Link]

Hwang, A., Le, T.T., Shi, Z., Dai, H., Rimer, J.D., Bhan, A.: “Effects of Diffusional Constraints on Lifetime and Selectivity in Methanol-to-Olefins Catalysis on HSAPO-34
J. Catal. 369 (2019) 122-132, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat2018.10.031 [Link]

Rimer, J.D.: “Rational Design of Zeolite Catalysts
Nature Catalysis 1 (2018) 488-489, DOI: 10.1038/s41929-018-0114-5 [Link

Shen, Y., Le, T.T., Du, F., Schmidt, J.E., Filez, M., Weckhuysen, B.M., Rimer, J.D.: “Deconvoluting the Competing Effects of Framework Topology and Diffusion Path Length on Methanol-to-Hydrocarbons Reactions
ACS Catal. 8 (2018) 11042-11053, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b02274 [Link]

Chung, J., Taylor, M.G., Granja, I., Asplin, J.R., Mpourmpakis, G., Rimer, J.D.: “Factors Differentiating the Effectiveness of Polyprotic Acids as Inhibitors of Calcium Oxalate Crystallization in Kidney Stone Disease
Cryst. Growth Des. 18 (2018), 5617-5627, DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.8b00945 [Link]

Olafson, K.N., Clark, R.J., Vekilov, P.G., Palmer, J.C., Rimer, J.D.: “Structuring of Organic Solvents at Solid Interfaces and its Ramifications for Antimalarial Adsorption on Beta-Hematin Crystals
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10 (2018), 29288-29298, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b08579 [Link]

Li, R., Linares, N., Sutjianto, J.G., Chawla, A., Garcia-Martinez, J., Rimer, J.D.: “Ultrasmall Zeolite L Crystals Prepared from Highly-Interdispersed Alkali-Silicate Precursors
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57 (2018), 11283-11288, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201805877  [Link

Li, R., Chawla, A., Linares, N., Sutjianto, J.G., Chapman, K.W., Garcia-Martinez, J., Rimer, J.D.: “Diverse Physical States of Amorphous Precursors in Zeolite Synthesis
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 57 (2018) 8460-8471, DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b01695 [Link]

  • Invited for special issue “2018 Class of Influential Researchers”

Susman, M.D., Pham, H.N., Datye, A.K., Chinta, S., Rimer, J.D.: Factors Governing MgO(111) Faceting in the Thermal Decomposition of Oxide Precursors
Chem. Mater. 30 (2018) 2641-2650, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b05302 [Link]

  • Artwork selected for cover

Kumar, M., Choudhary, M., Rimer, J.D.: Transient Modes of Zeolite Surface Growth from 3D Gel-like Islands to 2D Single Layers
Nat. Commun. 9 (2018) 2129 (1-9), DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04296-4 [Link]

  • Invited blog posting on the Nature Research Chemistry Community [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Chawla, A., Le, T.T.: Crystal Engineering for Catalysis
Annu. Rev. Chem. Biomol. Eng. 9 (2018) 283-309, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-chembioeng-060817-083953 [Link]

Shen, Y., Le, T.T., Li, R., Rimer, J.D.: “Optimized Synthesis of ZSM-11 Catalysts using 1,8-Diaminooctane as a Structure-Directing Agent
ChemPhysChem 19 (2018) 529-537, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201700968 [Link]

  • Invited for Special Issue on “Reactions in Confined Spaces”

Chawla, A., Li, R., Jain, R., Clark, R.J., Sutjianto, J.G., Palmer, J.C., Rimer, J.D.: “Cooperative Effects of Inorganic and Organic Structure-Directing Agents in ZSM-5 Crystallization
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng. 3 (2018) 159-170, DOI: 10.1039/C7ME00097A [Link]

  • Invited for Themed Issue on “Advances in Directed Self-Assembly”
  • Selected for MSDE Emerging Investigators 2018
  • Selected as one of eight 2018 MSDE Hot Articles [Link]

Li, R., Smolyakova, A., Maayan, G., Rimer, J.D.: Designed Peptoids as Tunable Modifiers of Zeolite Crystallization
Chem. Mater. 29 (2017) 9536-9546, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b03798 [Link]

Olafson, K.N., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.: Early Onset of Kinetic Roughening due to Finite Step Width in Hematin Crystallization
Phys. Rev. Lett. 119 (2017) 198101(1-6), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.198101 [Link]

Oleksiak, M.D., Muraoka, K., Hsieh, M.F., Conato, M.T., Shimojima, A., Okubo, T., Chaikittisilp, W., Rimer, J.D.: “Organic-Free Synthesis of a Highly Siliceous Faujasite Zeolite with Spatially-Biased Q4(nAl) Si Speciation
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56 (2017) 13366-13371, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201702672 [Link]

  • Artwork selected for back cover

Olafson, K.N., Nguyen, T.Q., Vekilov, P.G., Rimer, J.D.: “Deconstructing Quinoline-Class Antimalarials to Identify Fundamental Physicochemical Properties of Hematin Crystal Growth Inhibitors
Chem. Eur. J 23 (2017) 13638-13647, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201702251 [Link]

  • Artwork selected for frontispiece

Aseem, Jeba, G.G., Conato, M.T., Rimer, J.D., Harold, M.P.: “Oxidative Coupling of Methane over Mixed Metal Oxide Catalysts: Steady State Multiplicity and Catalyst Durability
Chem. Eng. J. 331 (2017) 132-143, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2017.08.093 [Link]

Olafson, K.N., Nquyen, T.Q., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.: Antimalarials Inhibit Hematin Crystallization by Unique Drug-surface Site Interactions
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114 (2017) 7531-7536, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1700125114 [Link]

  • Commentary: D.J. Sullivan, “Quinolines block every step of malaria heme crystal growth” PNAS 29 (2017) 7483-7485 [Link]
  • Selected for Spotlight in ACS Chemical Biology [Link]
  • News article posted by the Cullen College of Engineering [Link]

Chung, J., Sosa, R., Rimer, J.D.: Elucidating the Effects of Polyprotic Acid Speciation in Calcium Oxalate Crystallization
Cryst. Growth Des. 17 (2017) 4280-4288, DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00608 [Link]

Alamani, B.G., Rimer, J.D.: “Molecular Modifiers of Kidney Stones
Curr. Opin. Nephrol. Hypertens. 26 (2017) 256-265, DOI: 10.1097/MNH.0000000000000330 [Link]

  • Invited for Special Issue on “Mineral Metabolism”

Hsieh, M.F., Zhou, Y., Thirumalai, H., Grabow, L.C., Rimer, J.D.: “Silver-promoted Dehydroaromatization of Ethylene over ZSM-5 Catalysts
ChemCatChem 9 (2017) 1675-1682, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201700192 [Link]

  • Invited for Special Issue on “Catalysis for New Energy Technology”

Shete, M.H., Kumar, M., Kim, D., Rangnekar, N., Xu, D., Topuz, B., Agrawal, K.V., Karapetrova, E., Stottrup, B., Al-Thabaiti, S., Basahel, S. Narasimharao, K., Rimer, J.D., Tsapatsis, M.: “Nanoscale Control of Homoepitaxial Growth on a Two-Dimensional Zeolite
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56 (2017) 535-539, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201607063 [Link]

  • Selected as VIP article
  • Artwork selected for front cover

Rimer, J.D., Kolbach-Mandel, A.M., Ward, M.D., Wesson, J.A.: “The Role of Macromolecules in the Formation of Kidney Stones
Urolithiasis 45 (2017) 57-74, DOI: 10.1007/s00240-016-0948-8 [Link]

  • Invited for Special Issue on “Physico-chemical, Biochemical and Biological Mechanisms of Stone Formation”

Hwang, A., Kumar, M., Rimer, J.D., Bhan, A.: “Implications of Methanol Disproportionation on Catalyst Lifetime for Methanol-to-olefins Conversion by HSSZ-13
J. Catal. 346 (2017) 154-160, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2016.12.003 [Link]

Ketchum, M.A., Lee, A.M., Vekilov, P.G., Rimer, J.D.: “Biomimetic Assay for Hematin Crystallization Inhibitors: A New Platform to Screen Antimalarial Drugs
Cryst. Growth Des. 17 (2017) 197-206, DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.6b01424 [Link]

Lupulescu, A.I., Qin, W., Rimer, J.D.: “Tuning Zeolite Precursor Interactions by Switching the Valence of Polyamine Modifiers
Langmuir 32 (2016) 11888-11898, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03212 [Link]

Olafson, K.N., Alamani, B.G., Li, R., Rimer, J.D.: “Engineering Crystal Modifiers: Bridging Classical and Nonclassical Crystallization
Chem. Mater. 28 (2016) 8453-8465, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b03550 [Link]

  • Invited perspective article for the Up & Coming Series
  • Artwork selected for cover

Oleksiak, M.D., Ghorbanpour, A., Conato, M.T., McGrail, B.P., Grabow, L.C., Motkuri, R.K., Rimer, J.D.: “Synthesis Strategies for Ultrastable Zeolite GIS Polymorphs as Sorbents for Selective Separations
Chem. Eur. J. 22 (2016) 16078-16088, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201602653 [Link]

  • Artwork selected for cover

Ramamoorthy, S., Kwak, J.H., Karande, P., Farmanesh, S., Rimer, J.D.: “A High-throughput Assay for Screening Modifiers of Calcium Oxalate Crystallization
AIChE J. 62 (2016) 3538-3546, DOI: 10.1002/aic.15390 [Link]

Oleksiak, M.D., Soltis, J.A., Conato, M.T., Penn, R.L., Rimer, J.D.: “Nucleation of FAU and LTA Zeolites from Heterogeneous Aluminosilicate Precursors
Chem. Mater. 28 (2016) 4906-4916, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b01000 [Link]

Chung, J., Granja, I., Taylor, M.G., Mpourmpakis, G., Asplin, J.R., and Rimer, J.D.: “Molecular Modifiers Reveal a Mechanism of Pathological Crystal Growth Inhibition”
Nature 536 (2016) 446-450, DOI:10.1038/nature19062 [Link]

  • UH News Articles: University of Houston [Link], Cullen College of Engineering [Link]
  • Pitt News Articles: University of Pittsburgh [Link], Swanson College of Engineering [Link]
  • Featured article in US News & World Report [Link] and in [Link]
  • News in the Houston Chronicle [Link] and in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [Link]
  • Announcements: EurekAlert [Link], Daily Mail [Link], Science Daily [Link], Health Day [Link], ….
  • Article metrics (Nature website): [Link]
  • Interviewed on Houston Matters (News 88.7): [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Tsapatsis, M.: “Nucleation of Open Frameworks: Navigating the Voids
MRS Bulletin 41 (2016) 393-398, DOI: 10.1557/mrs.2016.89 [Link]

Ghorbanpour, A., Rimer, J.D., Grabow, L.C.: “Computational Assessment of the Dominant Factors Governing the Mechanism of Methanol Dehydration over H-ZSM-5 with Heterogeneous Al Distribution
ACS Catal. 6 (2016) 2287-2298, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b02367 [Link]

Kumar, M., Li, R., Rimer, J.D.: “Assembly and Evolution of Amorphous Precursors in Zeolite L Crystallization
Chem. Mater.  28 (2016) 1714-1727, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b04569 [Link]

Kumar, M., Luo, H., Roman-Leshkov, Y., Rimer, J.D.: “SSZ-13 Crystallization by Particle Attachment and Deterministic Pathways to Crystal Size Control
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137 (2015) 13007-13017, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b07477 [Link]

Olafson, K.N., Ketchum, M.A., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.: “Molecular Mechanisms of Hematin Crystallization from Organic Solvent
Cryst. Growth Des. 15 (2015) 5535-5542, DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.5b01157 [Link]

De Yoreo, J.J., Gilbert, P.U.P.A., Sommerdijk, N.A.J.M., Penn, R.L., Whitelam, S., Joester, D., Zhang, H.Z., Rimer, J.D., Navrotsky, A., Banfield, J.F., Wallace, A.F., Michel, F.M., Meldrum, F.C., Colfen, H. Dove, P.M.: “Crystallization by Particle Attachment in Synthetic, Biogenic, and Geologic Environments
Science 349 (2015) aaa6760-1/9: DOI:10.1126/science.aaa6760 [Link

  • Review Summary: Science 349 (2015) 498
  • News featured on Science Daily [Link]

Farmanesh, S., Alamani, B.G., Rimer, J.D.: “Identifying Alkali Metal Inhibitors of Crystal Growth: A Selection Criterion based on Ion Pair Hydration Energy “
Chem. Commun. 51 (2015) 13964-13967: DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04361A [Link]

Ghorbanpour, A., Gumidyala, A., Grabow, L.C., Crossley, S.P., Rimer, J.D.: “Epitaxial Growth of ZSM-5@Silicalite-1: A Core-Shell Zeolite Designed with Passivated Surface Acidity
ACS Nano 9 (2015) 4006-4016: DOI:10.1021/acsnano.5b01308 [Link]

Olafson, K.N., Ketchum, M.A., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.: “Mechanisms of Hematin Crystallization and Inhibition by the Antimalarial Drug Chloroquine
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 112 (2015) 4946-4951: DOI:10.1073/pnas.1501023112 [Link]

  • H. Zeiger, “Crystal studies reveal malaria’s weak spots”, [Link]
  • News article posted by the Cullen College of Engineering [Link]

Vekilov, P.G.; Rimer, J.D.; Olafson, K.N.; Ketchum, M.A.: “Lipid or Aqueous Medium for Hematin Crystallization?
CrystEngComm 17 (2015) 7790-7800, DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01178G [Link]

  • Selected by the editors as a Hot Article [Link]
  • Artwork selected for cover

Conato, M.T., Oleksiak, M.D., McGrail, B.P., Motkuri, R.K., Rimer, J.D.: “Framework Stabilization of Si-Rich LTA Zeolite Prepared in Organic-Free Media”
Chem. Commun. 51 (2015) 269-272: DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07396G [Link]

  • Artwork selected for cover

Farmanesh, S., Chung, J., Kwak, J.H., Sosa, R.D., Karande, P., Rimer, J.D.: “Natural Promoters of Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136 (2014) 12648-12657: DOI:10.1021/ja505402r [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Kumar, M., Li, R., Lupulescu, A.I., Oleksiak, M.D.: “Tailoring the Physicochemical Properties of Zeolite Catalysts”
Catal. Sci. Technol., 4 (2014) 3762-3771, DOI:
10.1039/c4cy00858h [Link]

Ghorbanpour, A., Rimer, J.D., Grabow, L.C.: “Periodic, vdW-Corrected Density Functional Theory Investigation of the Effect of Al Siting in H-ZSM-5 on Chemisorption Properties and Site Specific Acidity”
Catal. Commun.52 (2014) 98-102, DOI:10.1016/j.catcom.2014.04.005 [Link]

Farmanesh, S., Ramamoorthy, S., Chung, J., Asplin, J.R., Karande, P., Rimer, J.D.: “Specificity of Growth Inhibitors and their Cooperative Effects in Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136 (2014) 367-376: DOI:10.1021/ja410623q [Link]

Olafson, K.N., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.: “Growth of Large Hematin Crystals in Biomimetic Solutions”
Cryst. Growth Des., 14 (2014) 2123-2127, DOI:10.1021/cg5002682 [Link]

Lupulescu, A.I. and Rimer, J.D.: “In Situ Imaging of Silicalite-1 Surface Growth Reveals the Mechanism of Crystallization”
Science 344 (2014) 729-732: DOI:10.1126/science.1250984 [Link]

  • Perspective Article: Dandekar P. and Doherty, M.F.: “Imaging Crystallization” Science 344 (2014) 705-706: DOI:10.1126/science.1254259 [Link]
  • News Article, Cullen College of Engineering [Link]
  • Featured editorial in Wiley’s Microscopy and Analysis [Link]
  • News Announcements: EurekAlert [Link], Science Daily [Link], Nanotechology Now [Link], Science Newsline [Link], Science Codex [Link], e! Science News [Link], UK Geology [Link]

Oleksiak, M.D. and Rimer, J.D.: “Synthesis of Zeolites in the Absence of Organic Structure-Directing Agents: Factors Governing Crystal Selection and Polymorphism
Rev. Chem. Eng. 30 (2014) 1-49: DOI:10.1515/revce-2013-0020 [Link]

Lupulescu, A.I., Kumar, M., Rimer, J.D.: “A Facile Strategy to Design Zeolite L Crystals with Tunable Morphology and Surface Architecture”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 (2013) 6608-6617: DOI:10.1021/ja4015277 [Link]

Ketchum, M.A., Olafson, K.N., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.: “Hematin Crystallization from Aqueous and Organic Solvents
J. Chem. Phys. 139 (2013) 121911(1-9): DOI:10.1063/1.4816106 [Link]

Maldonado, M., Oleksiak, M.D., Chinta, S., Rimer, J.D.: “Controlling Crystal Polymorphism in Organic-Free Synthesis of Na-Zeolites”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 (2013) 2641-2652: DOI:10.1021/ja3105939 [Link]

  • Artwork selected for cover
  • Selected for JACS Spotlights

Tanneru, C.T., Rimer, J.D., Chellam, S.: “Sweep Flocculation and Adsorption of Viruses on Aluminum Flocs During Electrochemical Treatment Prior to Surface Water Microfiltration”
Environ. Sci. Technol. 47 (2013) 4612-4618: DOI:10.1021/es400291e [Link]

Farmanesh, S., Chung, J., Chandra, D., Sosa, R.D., Karande, P., Rimer, J.D.: “High-Throughput Platform for Design and Screening of Peptides as Inhibitors of Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization
J. Cryst. Growth 373 (2013) 13-19: DOI:10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2012.09.018 [Link]

Lupulescu, A.I. and Rimer, J.D.: “Tailoring Silicalite-1 Crystal Morphology with Molecular Modifiers”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51 (2012) 3345-3349: DOI:10.1002/anie.201107725 [Link]

  • Artwork featured on the back cover of the April 2nd issue

Gamage, N.P., Rimer, J.D., Chellam, S.: “Fouling Reductions by Aluminum Electroflotation Pretreatment of Surface Water Microfiltration”
J. Membrane Sci. 411-412 (2012) 45-53: DOI:10.1016/j.memsci.2012.04.014 [Link]

Viswanathan, P., Rimer, J.D., Kolbach, A.M., Ward, M.D., Kleinman, J.G., Wesson, J.A.: “Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Aggregation is Induced by Desialylated Tamm-Horsfall Protein
Urol. Res. 39 (2011) 269-282: DOI:10.1007/s00240-010-0353-7 [Link]

Rimer, J.D., An, Z., Zhu, Z., Lee, M.H., Wesson, J.A., Goldfarb, D.S., Ward, M.D.: “Crystal Growth Inhibitors for the Prevention of L-Cystine Kidney Stones Through Molecular Design”
Science 330 (2010) 337-341: DOI: 10.1126/science.1191968 [Link]

  • Artwork featured on the cover of the October 15th issue
  • “Stopping the Stones” Science 330 (2010) 325-326: Coe, F.L. and Asplin, J.R.: DOI: 10.1126/science.1197207 [Link]
  • “Cystine Imposters Curb Crystallization”, C&E News (Oct.14, 2010): Halford, B. [Link]
  • “Molecular Mimics Curb Kidney Stone Crystals”, National Institute of Health (NIH) Research Matters [Link]
  • “Science Publishing: The Golden Club”, Nature 502 (2013) 291-293: Reich, E.S. [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Trofymluk, O., Lobo, R.F., Navrotsky, A., Vlachos, D.G.: “Thermodynamics of Silica Nanoparticle Self-Assembly in Basic Solutions of Monovalent Cations”
J. Phys. Chem. C 11 (2008) 14754-14761: DOI: 10.1021/jp802902x [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Trofymluk, O., Navrotsky, A., Lobo, R.F., Vlachos, D.G.: “Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies of Silica Nanoparticle Dissolution”
Chem. Mater. 19 (2007) 4189-4197: DOI: 10.1021/cm070708d [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Roth, D.D., Lobo, R.F., Vlachos, D.G.: “Self-Assembly and Phase Behavior of Germanium Oxide Nanoparticles in Basic Aqueous Solutions”
Langmuir 23 (2007) 2784-2791: DOI: 10.1021/la062828q [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Fedeyko, J.M., Vlachos, D.G., Lobo, R.F.: “Silica Self-Assembly and the Synthesis of Microporous and Mesoporous Silicates”
Chem. Eur. J. 12 (2006) 2926-2934: DOI: 10.1002/chem.200500684 [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Vlachos, D.G., Lobo, R.F.: “Evolution of Self-Assembled Silica-Tetrapropylammonium Nanoparticles at Elevated Temperatures”
J. Phys. Chem. B 109 (2005) 12762-12771: DOI: 10.1021/jp052045y [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Lobo, R.F., Vlachos, D.G.: “Physical Basis for the Formation and Stability of Silica Nanoparticles in Basic Solutions of Monovalent Cations”
Langmuir 21 (2005) 8960-8971: DOI: 10.1021/la0511384 [Link]

Fedeyko, J.M., Rimer, J.D., Lobo, R.F., Vlachos, D.G.: “Spontaneous Formation of Silica Nanoparticles in Basic Solutions of Small Tetraalkylammonium Cations”
J. Phys. Chem. B 108 (2004) 12271-12275: DOI: 10.1021/jp047623+ [Link]

Kragten, D.D., Fedeyko, J.M., Sawant, K.R., Rimer, J.D., Vlachos, D.G., Lobo, R.F.: “Structure of the Silica Phase Extracted from Silica/(TPA)OH Solutions Containing Nanoparticles
J. Phys. Chem. B 107 (2003) 10006-10016: DOI: 10.1021/jp035110h [Link]

Conference Proceedings

Rimer, J.D., Vlachos, D.G., Lobo, R.F.. Kinetics of Silicalite-1 Crystallization, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis Pts A-C, From Zeolites to Porous MOF Materials, the 40th Anniversary of International Zeolite Conference, 170 (2007) 133-144, DOI: 10.1016/S0167-2991(07)80831-7  [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Kragten, D.D., Tsapatsis, M., Lobo, R.F., Vlachos, D.G.. Growth Mechanisms of Silicalite-1, Recent Advances in the Science and Technology of Zeolites and Related Materials, Pts. A-C Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis 154 (2004) 317-324, DOI: 10.1016/S0167-2991(04)80818-8 [Link]

Patents and Provisional Patents

Rimer, J.D., Alamani, B., Polyphosphates as inhibitors of calcium crystallization, US20200009163 and WO2018165132, University of Houston

Rimer, J.D., Shen, Y., Dai, H., Synthesis of finned zeolites, WO2021163021, University of Houston

Rimer, J.D., Kumar, M., Synthesis of mordenite using multiple organics, US20210244237 and WO2019222371, University of Houston

Rimer, J.D., Chung, J., Asplin, J., Organic acids as agents to dissolve calcium minerals in pathological calcification and uses thereof, US20190216756, University of Houston

Rimer, J.D., Conato, M.T., and Oleksiak, M.D., A one-step method for the synthesis of high silica content zeolites in organic-free media, US10407312 and WO2016044615, University of Houston

Rimer, J.D. and Karande, P., Peptide inhibitors of calcium oxalate monohydrate crystallization and uses thereof, US9617306 and US10246489, University of Houston

Rimer, J.D., Oleksiak, M.D., and Maldonado, M., Methods of controlling polymorphism in organic-free synthesis of Na-zeolites and zeolite crystals formed therefrom, US10421666 and WO2014015304, University of Houston

Rimer, J.D., Zeolite compositions and methods for tailoring zeolite crystal habits with growth modifiers, US10662070 and WO2012106675, University of Houston

Rimer, J.D. and Ward, M.D., Compounds as L-cystine crystallization inhibitors and uses thereof, US8450089 and WO2011062640, New York University

Cover Artwork


Date: October 15, 2010
Volume: 330
Issue: 6002

Details: False-color scanning electron microscopy image of a cluster of L-cystine crystals captured on a porous filtration membrane after growth in the presence of a growth inhibitor. The tapered needles result from binding of the inhibitor at the crystal surface, which reduces the crystal growth rate and the crystal size (the cluster is 95 microns across). This suggest that inhibitors might be designed to prevent or limit the formation of L-cystine kidney stones.




Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Date: April 2, 2012
Volume: 51
Issue: 14

Details: Bio-inspired crystal engineering of nanoporous zeolites is described by A.I. Lupulescu and J.D. Rimer in their Communication. Molecular analogues of silica proteins in unicellular organisms are effective growth modifiers that exhibit molecular recognition for binding to zeolite surfaces to alter the kinetics of crystallization, tune the architecture of exterior surfaces, and selectively tailor crystal habit with precise 3D control.




Journal of the American Chemical Society

Date: February 20, 2013
Volume: 135
Issue: 7

Details: Stages of organic-free zeolite crystallization are consistent with the Ostwald step rule where metastable phases nucleate and transform to more thermodynamically stable structures. Constructing kinetic phase diagrams via the judicious selection of synthesis parameters, such as water content, offers a versatile platform for tuning crystal properties and phase purity. See Rimer and co-workers, p 2641.





Chemical Communications

Date: January 7, 2015
Volume: 51
Issue: 2

Details: Zeolite HOU-2 (LTA type) is prepared with the highest silica content (Si/Al = 2.1) reported for Na-LTA zeolites without the use of an organic structure-directing agent. The rational design of Si-rich zeolites has the potential to improve their thermal stability for applications in catalysis, gas storage, and selective separations. See Rimer and co-workers, p 269.




2015_CrystEngComm_CoverCrystal Engineering Communications

Date: November 7, 2015
Volume: 17
Issue: 41

Details: Hematin Crystallization in Water-Deprived Growth Environments. Hematin crystallization is the primary mechanism of heme detoxification in malaria parasites. Here, we show that water-saturated n-octanol serves as a biomimetic medium for crystal growth. This advancement has significant implications for the design of experiments to screen and assess antimalarial drugs. See Vekilov, Rimer and co-workers, p 7790.




chemeurj_coverChemistry: A European Journal

Date: November 2, 2016
Volume: 22
Issue: 45

Details: New approaches to tailor the synthesis of zeolite polymorphs can lead to breakthroughs in applications spanning from separations to adsorption. A comparison of small-pore zeolite GIS polymorphs P1 and P2 revealed marked differences in their thermal stability. Moreover, adsorption experiments and DFT studies collectively showed that GIS polymorphs are promising materials for selective separation of small molecules. More information can be found in the Full Paper by R. K. Motkuri, J. D. Rimer et al. on page 16078.



no spine minimum. half size. Editor: Tara JEM: Esther RTP: Cathy FisherChemistry of Materials

Date: December 13, 2016
Volume: 28
Issue: 23

Details:  The theme of this cover artwork, “Blueprint for Crystal Engineering,” illustrates modifier-crystal interactions and their resulting impact on crystal properties. The artwork also highlights one of the most pervasive challenges in crystal engineering, elucidating modifier recognition of crystal surfaces. This Perspective article discusses key differences between classical and nonclassical growth mechanisms, presents an overview of theories describing growth modification, and provides a future outlook for the application of conventional approaches to nonclassical cases. For more information, see “Engineering Crystal Modifiers: Bridging Classical and Nonclassical Crystallization” by Katy N. Olafson et al.

2017_angewchemieinted_coverAngewandte Chemie International Edition

Date: January 9, 2017
Volume: 56
Issue: 2

Details: Akin to colors on an artist’s palette that enable them to paint the landscape according to their imagination; scientists are constantly seeking methods to manipulate nanoscale crystal features as they will. In their Communication on page 539 ff., D. Kim, J. D. Rimer, M. Tsapatsis, and co-workers report on epitaxial solution-based growth conditions enabling them to tailor 2D zeolite thin films and hierarchical catalysts at a scale that approaches single-unit-cell dimensions.




Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Date:October 16, 2017
Volume: 56
Issue: 43

Details: Designing zeolites with tunable composition and acid siting is a significant challenge for applications in adsorption and catalysis. In their Communication (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201702672), W. Chaikittisilp, J. D. Rimer, and co-workers report on the synthesis of high-silica faujasite (HOU-3) with a Si/Al ratio of 3 and show that the Al locations within the structure are biased and not random.





Chemistry of Materials

Date: April 24, 2018
Volume: 30
Issue: 8

Details: The driving forces governing the morphology of metal oxide particles exposing polar facets via the decomposition of suitable precursors in air, molten salts, ionic liquids, or other media are not fully understood. In this article, the authors investigate the thermal decomposition of MgO precursors in molten salts to assess the influence of precursor decomposition pathways, including the physical state of the reaction intermediates and the possibility of dissolution−recrystallization processes in the formation of octahedral MgO particles. It is shown that the presence of residual water and ions impact MgO(111) crystallization in ways that still remain elusive but are not necessarily governed by dsorption−stabilization processes. The cover illustrates that the formation of polar MgO(111) crystals is facilitated in molten salt media when MgO is generated via a liquid-to-solid reaction with intermediates in the molten state.


Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research

Date: September 26, 2018
Volume: 57
Issue: 38

Details: This cover is dedicated to the 29 global scientists in the I&EC Research 2018 Class of Influential Researchers. The 2018 Class of Influential Researchers includes both reviews and regular research articles. Collectively, the papers report important new contributions across the broad landscape of research in chemical engineering and applied chemistry. There are many articles focusing on catalysis and reaction kinetics. Applications in view include combustion, diesel exhaust treatment, hydrodeoxygenation and hydrodenitrogenation, electrocatalysis, acid/base catalysis, the oxygen evolution reaction, and oxidative dehydrogenation of ethylene.



Lab on a Chip

Date: May 7, 2019
Volume: 19
Issue: 9

Details: This cover highlights a microfluidic platform to elucidate the time-resolved processes controlling crystallization and dissolution of barite. In situ optical microscopy reveals that addition of a common dissolution agent, diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA), alters the morphology of barite crystals grown under flow. In a dissolution environment, increasing the flux of DTPA enhances the rate of barite dissolution. The combined use of microfluidics and optical microscopy provides a robust and broadly-useful platform for capturing crystallization kinetics and morphological transformation under dynamic flow conditions.



Chemistry of Materials

Date: July 23, 2019
Volume: 31
Issue: 14

Details: The facile reconstruction of zeolite USY surfaces during surfactant-templating was monitored by in situ atomic force microscopy. In this article, the authors show that pre-existing large mesopores in USY are transformed into a narrow distribution of mesopores. Using a combination of techniques, including transmission electron micrographs of ultramicrotomed samples, the authors reveal a homogeneous population of mesopores throughout the entire zeolite crystal.





Chemistry: A European Journal

Date: March 19, 2020
Volume: 26
Issue: 16

Details: Crystallization in flow systems is a common occurrence in pipelines, catheters, and commercial processes. this accumulation of mineral scale, such as struvite, poses a problem. Microfluidic devices are an efficient platform to assess crystallization under flow conditions, in which time-resolved measurements allow the quantification of anisotropic growth rates at variable conditions. When coupled with techniques, such as atomic force microscopy, it is then possible to elucidate growth mechanisms and validate predictions made on the basis of macroscopic analysis. More information can be found in the Full Paper by N.J. Irwin, J.D. Rimer, et al. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201904347).




Nature Materials

Date: October 2020
Volume: 19
Issue: 10

Details: Nanosized zeolites enable better catalytic performance; however, their synthesis is non-trivial. Here, a simple treatment is presented that enables the growth of nanosized fins on zeolites that act as pseudo-nanoparticles, reducing deactivation rates for methanol-to-hydrocarbon catalysts. See Article by Dai et al.; see Editorial for focus issue; see News & Views by Sastre.






Chemistry of Materials

Date: May 11, 2021
Volume: 33
Issue: 9

Details: Molten salt synthesis is a versatile method of preparing metal oxide solid solutions with high-index facets and tailored crystal habit. This was demonstrated for (Ni,Mg)O crystals where the selection of the majority component (Mg or Ni0 switches the morphology from octahedral to trapezohedral shapes, respectively. The judicious selection of ions also plays a critical role in (Ni,Mg)O crystallization, with nitrate media promoting the formation of solid solutions and chloride media leading to the formation of segregated oxide phases.




Molecular Systems Design & Engineering

Date: July 5, 2021
Volume: 6
Issue: 7

Details: A method of inhibiting the formation of inorganic scale was designed wherein alginate, a bio-derived acidic polysaccharide from brown algae, is explored as an alternative to commercial scale treatments. Our findings reveal that alginate is unique based on its ability to fully suppress both nucleation and crystal growth of barium sulfate (barite) scale, which is an undesirable and ubiquitous phenomenon in industrial systems for wastewater treatment, energy production, and manufacturing. The findings in this study highlight the dual roles and exceptional performance of alginate as a promising and green alternative to current barite scale treatments.




Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Date: November 22, 2021
Volume: 60
Issue: 48

Details: High-index NiO faceting during molten salt synthesis is investigated with density functional theory by J.D. Rimer, M. Maestri, and co-workers in their Research Article on page 25391. Trapezohedral NiO particles observed in experiments are shown to form in LiCl and KCl due to locally ordered alkali chloride structures, which act as capping agents during crystal growth. In the absence of salt, octahedral NiO particles are produced because of their stable hydroxylated surfaces.





Crystal Engineering Communications

Date: November 28, 2021
Volume: 23
Issue: 44

Details: Here it is shown that a natural compound, phytate, is a potent inhibitor of barium sulfate (barite) nucleation and crystal growth. Phytate operates by a distinct mode of action leading to roughened barite crystal surfaces where layer advancement is completely suppressed and pyramidal macrosteps emerge on certain facets. These findings identify that phytate is a dual inhibitor of barite nucleation and growth, and is thus a potentially viable environmentally-friendly alternative to current treatments of barite scale. 






Date: October 24, 2022
Volume: 2
Issue: 10

Details: Zinc stabilizes faujasite (FAU), a thermodynamically metastable and commercially relevant zeolite, against interzeolite transformation to less desirable zeolite products. Combined experimental and theoretical studies show that zinc functions much like a dam to prevent downward “flow” to lower energy states by altering the chemical nature of the growth medium. 





Crystal Growth & Design

Date: August 2, 2023
Volume: 23
Issue: 8

Details: The cover art illustrates the function of molecular imposters as crystal growth modifiers of ammonium urate, which is a principal component of dolphin kidney stones. Molecules selected with structures similar to urate operate by multiple and sometimes opposing roles of promotion and inhibition of crystal surface nucleation and growth.