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25. Tan, J.Z.; Bregante, D.T.; Torres, C.; Flaherty, D.W.; “Epoxidation Transition State Stabilization Depends on Solvent Identity within Zeolites of Varying Pore Size and Hydrophilicity” Submitted.

24. Potts, D.S.; Bregante, D.T.; Adams, J.S.; Torres, C.; Flaherty, D.W.; “Influence of Solvent Structure and Hydrogen Bonding on Catalysis at Solid-Liquid Interfaces” Chemical Society Reviews, Accepted..

23. Bregante, D.T.; Wilcox, L.N.; Liu, C.; Paolucci, C.; Gounder, R.; Flaherty, D.W.; Dioxygen Activation Kinetics over Distinct Cu Site Types in Cu-CHA Zeolites” ACS Catalysis, Accepted. (ChemRxiv)


22. Ryu, J.; Bregante, D.T.; Howland, W.C.; Bisbey, R.P.; Kaminsky, C.J.; Surendranath, Y.; Thermochemical Aerobic Oxidation Catalysis in Water Proceeds via Coupled Electrochemical Half-Reactions” Nature Catalysis, Accepted. (ChemRxiv)

21. Bregante, D.T.; Chan, M.; Tan, J.Z.; Ayla, E.Z.; Nicholas, C.P.; Shukla, D.; Flaherty, D.W.; The Shape of Water in Zeolites and its Impact on Epoxidation Catalysis” Nature Catalysis, Accepted. (ChemRxiv)


20. Yun, D.; Ayla, E.Z.; Bregante, D.T.; Flaherty, D.W.; Reactive Species and Reaction Pathways for the Oxidative Cleavage of 4-Octene and Oleic Acid with H2O2 over Tungsten Oxide Catalysts” ACS Catalysis, 2021, 11, 3137-3152. (PDF | SI)


19. Noh, G.; Lam, E.; Bregante, D.T.; Meyet, J.; Sot, P.; Flaherty, D.W.; Copéret, C.; “Lewis Acid Strength of Interfacial Metal Sites Drives CH3OH Selectivity and Formation Rates on Cu-based CO2 Hydrogenation CatalystsAngewandte Chemie International Edition, 202160, 9650-9659. (PDF | SI)


18. Ayla, E.Z.; Potts, D.S.; Bregante, D.T.; Flaherty, D.W.; Alkene Epoxidations with H2O2 over Groups 4-6 Metal-Substituted BEA Zeolites: Reactive Intermediates, Reaction Pathways, and Linear Free Energy Relationships” ACS Catalysis, 2021, 11, 139-154. (PDF | SI)

17. Ardagh, M.A.; Bregante, D.T.; Flaherty, D.W.; Notestein, J.M.; “Controlled Deposition of Silica on Titania-Silica to Alter the Active Site Surroundings on Epoxidation CatalystsACS Catalysis, 2020, 10, 13008-13018. (PDF | SI)

16. Bregante, D.T.; Tan, J.Z.; Schultz, R.L.; Ayla, E.Z.; Potts, D.S.; Torres, C.; Flaherty, D.W.; “Catalytic Consequences of Oxidant, Alkene, and Pore Structure on Alkene Epoxidations within Titanium SilicatesACS Catalysis, 2020, 10, 10169-10184. (PDF | SI).

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15. Bregante, D.T.; Potts, D.S.; Kwon, O.; Ayla, E.Z.; Tan, J.Z.; Flaherty, D.W.; “Effects of Hydrofluoric Acid Concentration on the Density of Silanol Groups and Water Adsorption in Hydrothermally Synthesized Transition Metal Substituted Silicalite-1” Chemistry of Materials, 2020, 32, 7425-7437. (PDF | SI)


14. Bregante, D.T.; Tan, J.Z.; Sutrisno, A.; Flaherty, D.W.; “Heteroatom Substituted Zeolite FAU with Ultralow Al Contents for Liquid-Phase Oxidation CatalysisCatalysis Science & Technology, 2020, 10, 635-647. (PDF | SI)

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13. Hong, Y.T.; Bregante, D.T.; Lee, J.C.; Seo, Y.; Schook, L.; Flaherty, D.W.; Rogers, S.; Kong, H.; “Catalytic Microgelators for Decoupled Control of Gelation Rate and Rigidity of the Biological GelsJournal of Controlled Release, 2020317, 166-180. (PDF | SI)


12. Bregante, D.T.; Flaherty, D.W.; “Impact of Specific Interactions Among Reactive Surface Intermediates and Confined Water on Epoxidation Catalysis and Adsorption in Lewis Acid ZeolitesACS Catalysis, 2019, 9, 10951 – 10962(PDF | SI)


11. Bregante, D.T.; Johnson, A.M.; Patel, A.Y.; Ayla, E.Z.; Cordon, M.J.; Bukowski, B.C.; Greeley, J.; Gounder, R.; Flaherty, D.W.; “Cooperative Effects between Hydrophilic Pores and Solvents: Catalytic Consequences of Hydrogen Bonding on Alkene Epoxidation in Zeolites Journal of the American Chemical Society 2019, 141, 7302 – 7319. (PDF | SI)


10. Bregante, D.T.; Thornburg, N.E.; Notestein, J.M.; Flaherty, D.W.; “Consequences of Confinement for Olefin Epoxidation with Hydrogen Peroxide on Highly Dispersed Group IV and V Metal Oxide CatalystsACS Catalysis 20188, 2995-3010. (PDF | SI)

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9. Bregante, D.T.; Patel, A.Y.; Johnson, A.M.; Flaherty, D.W.; “Catalytic Thiophene Oxidation by Groups 4 and 5 Framework-Substituted Zeolites with Hydrogen Peroxide: Mechanistic and Spectroscopic Evidence for the Effects of Metal Lewis Acidity and Solvent Lewis Basicity Journal of Catalysis 2018364, 415-425. (PDF | SI)

8. Wilson, N.W.; Schroder, J.; Priyadarshini, P.; Bregante, D.T.; Kunz, S.;  Flaherty, D.W.; “Direct Synthesis of H2O2 on PdZn Nanoparticles: The Impact of Electronic Modifications and Heterogeneity of Active Sites Journal of Catalysis 2018368, 261-274. (PDF | SI)

7. Dion, M.Z.; Wang, Y.J.; Bregante, D.T.; Chan, W.; Andersen, N.; Hilderbrand, A.; Leiske, D.; Salisbury, C.M.; “The use of a 2,2’azobis (2-amidinopropane) dihydrochloride (AAPH) stress model as an indicator of oxidation susceptibility for monoclonal antibodiesJournal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2018107, 550-558. (PDF)

6. Bregante, D.T.; Flaherty, D.W.; “Periodic Trends in Olefin Epoxidation over Group IV and V Framework Substituted Zeolite Catalysts: A Kinetic and Spectroscopic StudyJournal of the American Chemical Society 2017139, 6888-6898. (PDF | SI)

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5. Bregante, D.T.; Priyadarshini, P.; Flaherty, D.W.; “Kinetic and Spectroscopic Evidence for Reaction Pathways and Intermediates for Olefin Epoxidation on Nb in *BEAJournal of Catalysis 2017, 348, 75-89. (PDF | SI)


4. Wilson, N.M.;Bregante, D.T.; Priyadarshini, P.; Flaherty, D.W.; “Production and use of H2O2 for atom-efficient functionalization of hydrocarbons and small moleculesCatalysis 2017, 29, 122-212. (PDF)


3. Moteki, T.; Rowley, A.T.; Bregante, D.T.; Flaherty, D.W.; “Formation Pathways toward 2- and 4-Methylbenzaldehyde via Sequential Reactions from Acetaldehyde over Hydroxyapatite CatalystsChemCatChem, 20179, 1921-1929. (PDF)



2. Dursch, T.J.; Liu, D.E.; Taylor, N.O.; Chan, S.Y.; Bregante, D.T.; Radke, C.J.; “Diffusion of Water-Soluble Sorptive Drugs in HEMA/MAA Hydrogels Journal of Controlled Release 2016, 239, 242-248. (PDF)


1. Dursch, T.J.; Liu, D.E.; Oh, Y.; Bregante, D.T.; Chan, S.Y.; Radke, C.J.; “Equilibrium water and solute uptake in silicone hydrogelsActa Biomaterialia 2015, 18, 112-117. (PDF)



Patent Applications

2. Flaherty, D.W.; Bregante, D.T.; “Hydrophobic Zeolites with Low Silanol Densities” U.S. Patent Application No. 17/326,012 (2021).

1. Flaherty, D.W.; Bregante, D.T.;Heteroatom Substituted Zeolites” U.S. Patent Application No. 17/112,537 (2020).



1.  Daniel T. Bregante, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2020) “Catalytic Consequences of Inner- and Outer-Sphere Interactions at The Solid Liquid Interface in Zeolites” (PDF)