1.    Ruquan Ye; Yuanyue Liu; Zhiwei Peng; Tuo Wang; Almaz S. Jalilov; Boris Yakobson; Su-Huai Wei; James M. Tour, "High Performance Electrocatalytic Reaction of Hydrogen and Oxygen on Ruthenium Nanoclusters" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (4), 3785–3791.

2.    Almaz S. Jalilov; Lizanne Nilewski; Vladimir Berka; Chenhao Zhang; Andrey Yakovenko; Gang Wu; Ah-lim Tsai and James M. Tour ‘Perylene Diimide as a Precise Graphene-like Super Oxide Dismutase Mimetic.’ ACS Nano 2017, ASAP.

3.    Almaz S. Jalilov; Yilun Li; Tian Jian; and James M. Tour ‘Ultrahigh Surface Area Porous Asphalt for Carbon Dioxide Capture through Competitive Adsorption at High Pressure.’ Adv. Energy Mater. 2017, 7 (1), 201600693.

4.    Almaz S. Jalilov; Chenhao Zhang; Errol L. G. Samuel; William K. A. Sikkema; Gang Wu; Vladimir Berka; Thomas A. Kent; Ah-lim Tsai and James M. Tour ‘Mechanistic Study of the Conversion of Superoxide to Oxygen and Hydrogen Peroxide in Carbon Nanoparticles.’ ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8 (24), 15086–15092.

5.    Yilun Li; Gedeng Ruan; Almaz S. Jalilov; Yash Tarkunde; Huilong Fei; and James M. Tour ‘Biochar as a Renewable Source for High-Performance CO2 Capture Materials.’ Carbon, 2016, 107, 344-351.

6.    Almaz S. Jalilov*; Jianjang Lu; and Jay K. Kochi. “Charge-transfer complex formations of tetracyanoquinone (p-cyanil) and aromatic electron donors.” J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2016, 29(1), 35-41. Selected as a Cover Article

7.    Alireza, Zehtab Yazdi; Kambiz Chizari; Almaz S. Jalilov; James M. Tour; and Uttandaraman Sundararaj. “Helical and Dendritic Unzipping of Carbon Nanotubes: A Route to Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Nanoribbons”, ACS Nano, 2015, 9 (6), 5833–5845.

8.    Almaz S. Jalilov#; Gedeng Ruan#; Chih-Chau Hwang; Desmond E. Schipper; Josiah J. Tour; Yilun Li; Huilong Fei; Errol L. G. Samuel and James M. Tour ‘Asphalt-Derived High Surface Area Activated Porous Carbons for Carbon Dioxide Capture.’, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7 (2), 1376–1382. Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News and many more news media.

9.    Almaz S. Jalilov; Ryan M. Young; Samuel Eaton; Michael R. Wasielewski;* and Frederick D. Lewis*. “Electronic Interactions of Michler’s Ketone with DNA Bases in Synthetic Hairpins.” Photochem. Photobiol. 2015, 91 (3), 739-747. Selected as a Cover Article.

10.  Almaz S. Jalilov; Sameer Patwardhan, Arunoday Singh, Tomekia Simeon, Amy A. Sarjeant, George C. Schatz,* and Frederick D. Lewis*. “Structure and Electronic Spectra of Purine−Methyl Viologen Charge Transfer Complexes.” J. Phys. Chem. B, 2014, 118, 125-133.

11.  Almaz S Jalilov;* Lu Han; Stephen F Nelsen; and Ilia A Guzei. “Oxidation Products of Doubly Trimethylene-bridged Tetrabenzyl p-Phenylenediamine Paracyclophanes.” J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78 (22), 11373-11381.

12.  Michal Zalibera*; Almaz S Jalilov; Stefan Stoll; Ilia Guzei; Qin Wu; Georg Geischeidt*; and Stephen F Nelsen*;. “Mono-trimethylene-bridged bis-p-Phenylenediamine Radical Cations and Dications: Spin States, Conformations, and Dynamics.” J. Phys. Chem. A, 2013, 117, 1439-1448.

13.  Zhengzheng Pan; Mahesh Hariharan; Joshua D. Arkin; Almaz S. Jalilov; Martin McCullagh; George C. Schatz; and Frederick D. Lewis. “Electron Donor–Acceptor Interactions with Flanking Purines Influence the Efficiency of Thymine Photodimerization.” J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2011, 133, 20793-20798.

14.  Almaz S Jalilov; Stephen F Nelsen*; Ilia A Guzei; and Qin Wu. “Bridge-Dimethylated-Trimethylene Bridged bis-p-Phenylenediamine Monocation Radicals and Dication Diradicals.” Angewandte Chemie. Int. Ed., 2011. 50, 6860-6863. Selected as a HOT PAPER by Angewandte Chemie.

15.  Joao P. Telo*; Almaz S Jalilov; Stephen F Nelsen* “Effect of ortho Substitution on the Charge Localization of Dinitrobenzene Radical Anions.”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2011, 115, 3016-3021.

16.  Almaz S Jalilov; Gaoquan Li; Stephen F Nelsen*; Ilia A Guzei; and Qin Wu. “Solution and Solid-state Studies of Doubly Trimethylene-bridged Tetraalkyl p-Phenylenediamine Diradical Dication Conformations.” J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2010, 132, 6176-6182.

17.  Gaoquan Li; Stephen F Nelsen*; Almaz S Jalilov; and Ilia A Guzei. “O-capped Heteroadamantyl-Substituted Hydrazines and their Oxidation Products.” J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 2445-2452.

18.  Jianjiang Lu*; Almaz S Jalilov; Jay K Kochi. “N,N'-dimethylpyrazinediium Bis(tetrafluoroborate) and N,N'-diethylpyrazinediium bis(tetrafluoroborate): New Examples of Anion-π Triads.” Acta crystallographica. Section C, Crystal structure communications. 2009, 65, o226-8.

19.  Sergiy V. Rosokha; Marshall D. Newton; Almaz S. Jalilov; and Jay K. Kochi*. “The Spectral Elucidation versus the X-ray Structure of the Critical Precursor Complex in Bimolecular Electron Transfers: Application of Experimental/Theoretical Solvent Probes to Ion-Radical (Redox) Dyads.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 1945–1952.



1.    Tour, J. M.; Jalilov, A. S.; Hwang, C. C.; Ruan, G.; Schipper, D. E.; Tour, J. Low-cost carbon materials for the capture of CO2 and H2S from various environments. PCT 14/458,802, Int. Appl. WO 2015/0111018 A1.

2.    Tour, J. M.; Jalilov, A. S.; Hwang, C. C.; Ruan, G.; Schipper, D. E.; Tour, J. Porous carbon materials for CO2 separation in natural gas. PCT 14/833,248.

3.    Tour, J. M.; Jalilov, A. S.; Nilewski, L.; Mann, J. A.; Beeton, C.; Huq, R.; Kent, T. Antioxidants having aromatic structures reacting with superoxide. PCT 14/978,448.

4.    Tour, J. M.; Jalilov, A. S. Hydrated porous materials for selective CO2 capture. PCT  62/209,489.

5.    Ultrahigh surface area porous carbon supported Li for high-performance Li-ion batteries. Tour, J. M.; Wang, T.; Salvatierra, R. V.; Jalilov, A. S. PCT 62/238,849.

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