Welcome to the Estes Group

Group of Molecular Heterogeneous Catalysis at the University of Stuttgart



Sarah Maier, Thomas Nagel, Mustafa, Turan, Elif Kaya, Wolfgang Frey, Michael Dyballa, Deven P. Estes, Comparison of the Catalytic Activity of Surface-Immobilized Copper Complexes with Phosphonate Anchoring Groups for Atom-Transfer Radical Cyclizations and Additions, Organometallics, 2024. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.3c00377


Marc Schnierle, Sina Klostermann, Elif Kaya, Zheng Li, Daniel Dittmann, Carolin Rieg, Deven P. Estes*, Johannes Kästner, Mark R. Ringenberg, and Michael Dyballa*, How Solid Surfaces Control Stability and Interactions of Supported Cationic CuI(dppf) Complexes─A Solid-State NMR Study, Inorg. Chem. 2023, 62, 19, 7283–7295. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.3c00351 

Erik J. WimmerSina V. KlostermannMark RingenbergJohannes KästnerDeven P. Estes, Oxo-Bridged Zr dimers as well-defined models of oxygen vacancies on ZrO2, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2023. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.202200709
Surface Immobilized Cu-1,10-Phenanthroline Complexes with α-Aminophosphonate Groups in the 5-Position as Heterogenous Catalysts for Efficient Atom-Transfer Radical Cyclizations, Dalton Trans., 2023, 52, 8442-8448. DOI: 10.1039/D3DT01467C


Yuji Ikeda, Deven P. Estes, and Blazej Grabowski, Comprehensive Understanding of H Adsorption on MoO3 from Systematic Ab Initio Simulations, J. Phys. Chem. C 2022 126 (17), 7728-7738 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.2c01085.
Carolin Rieg Daniel Dittmann Zheng Li Dr. Robert Lawitzki Katrin Gugeler Sarah Maier Prof. Guido Schmitz Prof. Johannes Kästner Prof. Deven P. Estes Dr. Michael Dyballa, Quantitative Distinction between Noble Metals Located in Mesopores from Those on the External Surface, Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 17012 DOI:10.1002/chem.202102076


Abdulhamid H. Almidani, Michael Benz, Mario Winkler, Yuji Ikeda, Blazej Grabowski, Joris van Slageren, Deven P. Estes, The reaction of HV(CO)4dppe with MoO3: a well-defined model of hydrogen spillover, Catal. Sci. Technol. Emerging Investigator Series, 2021, Advance Article. DOI:10.1039/D1CY01374B.

Carolin Rieg, Daniel Dittmann, Zheng Li, Dr. Robert Lawitzki, Katrin Gugeler, Sarah Maier, Prof. Guido Schmitz, Prof. Johannes Kästner, Prof. Deven P. Estes, Dr. Michael Dyballa, Quantitative Distinction between Noble Metals Located in Mesopores from Those on the External Surface, Chem. Eur. J., 2021, Early View. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202102076.

Hoang-Huy Nguyen, Zheng Li, Toni Enenkel, Joachim Hildebrand, Matthias Bauer, Michael Dyballa, and Deven P. Estes, Probing the Interactions of Immobilized Ruthenium Dihydride Complexes with Metal Oxide Surfaces by MAS NMR: Effects on CO2 Hydrogenation, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2021, 125, 14627. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c02074.

Sarah Maier, Steve P. Cronin, Manh-Anh Vu Dinh, Zheng Li, Michael Dyballa, Michal Nowakowski, Matthias Bauer, Deven P. Estes, Immobilized Platinum Hydride Species as Catalysts for Olefin Isomerizations and Enyne Cycloisomerizations, Organometallics, 2021, 40, 1751. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00216.

Carolin Rieg, Daniel Dittmann, Zheng Li, Alan Kurtz, Isabelle Lorenz, Deven P.Estes, Michael Buchmeiser, Michael Dyballa, Michael Hunger, Noble metal location in porous supports determined by reaction with phosphines, Micropor. Mesopor. Mat., 2021, 310, 110594.


Manuel Kirchhof, Katrin Gugeler, Felix Richard Fischer, Michal Nowakowski, Alina Bauer, Sonia Alvarez-Barcia, Karina Abitaev, Marc Schnierle, Yaseen Qawasmi, Wolfgang Frey, Angelika Baro, Deven P. Estes, Thomas Sottmann, Mark R. Ringenberg, Bernd Plietker, Matthias Bauer, Johannes Kästner, and Sabine Laschat, Experimental and Theoretical Study on the Role of Monomeric vs Dimeric Rhodium Oxazolidinone Norbornadiene Complexes in Catalytic Asymmetric 1,2- and 1,4-Additions, Organometallics, 2020, 39, 3131. 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00310

Deven P. Estes, Markus Leutzsch, Lukas Schubert, Alexis Bordet, Walter Leitner, The Effect of Ligand Electronics on the Reversible Catalytic Hydrogenation of CO2 to Formic Acid using Ruthenium Polyhydride Complexes: A Thermodynamic and Kinetic Study, ACS Catal., 2020, 10, 2990. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acscatal.0c00404


Scott R. Docherty, Deven P. Estes, Christophe Copéret, Facile Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Trialkoxysilanols: (RO)2(R′O)SiOH, Helv. Chim. Acta, 2018, e1700298.


Deven P. Estes, Christopher P. Gordon, Alexey Fedorov, Wei-Chih Liao, Henrike Ehrhorn, Celine Bittner, Manuel Luca Zier, Dirk Bockfeld, Ka Wing Chan, Odile Eisenstein, Christophe Raynaud, Matthias Tamm, Christophe Copéret, Molecular and Silica-Supported Molybdenum Alkyne Metathesis Catalysts: Influence of Electronics and Dynamics on Activity Revealed by Kinetics, Solid-State NMR, and Chemical Shift Analysis, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 17597.

Deven P. Estes, Amanda K. Cook, Erwin Lam, Louise Wong, Christophe Copéret, Understanding the Lewis Acidity of Co(II) Sites on a Silica Surface, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 7731.

Deven P. Estes, Mechanistic Investigations of C–H Activations on Silica-Supported Co (ii) Sites in Catalytic Propane Dehydrogenation, Chimia, 2017, 71, 177.

Murielle Delley, Marius Silaghi, Francisco Nuñez-Zarur, Kirill Kovtunov, Oleg Salnikov, Deven P. Estes, Igor Koptyug, Aleix Comas-Vives, Christophe Copéret, X-H Bond Activation on Cr(III),O Sites (X = R or H) : Key Steps in Dehydrogenation and Hydrogenation Processes, Organometallics, 2017, 36, 234.


Deven P. Estes, Georges Siddiqi, Florian Allouche, Kirill V. Kovtunov, Olga V. Safonova, Alexander L. Trigub, Igor V. Koptyug, Christophe Copéret, C-H activation on Co,O Sites: Isolated Surface Sites versus Molecular Analogues, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 14987.

Deven P. Estes, Celine Bittner, Òscar Àrias, Martin Casey, Alexey Fedorov, Matthias Tamm, and Christophe Copéret, Alkyne Metathesis at ppm Catalyst Loading, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 14166.

Christophe Copéret, Deven P. Estes, Kim Larmier, Keith Searles, Isolated Surface Hydrides: Formation, Structure and Reactivity, Thematic Issue on Metal Hydrides, Chem. Rev. 2016, 116, 8463.

Yue Hu, Anthony P. Shaw, Deven P. Estes, Jack R. Norton; Transition-Metal Hydride Cation Radicals, Thematic Issue on Metal Hydrides, Chem. Rev. 2016, 116, 8427.

Christophe Copéret, Aleix Comas-Vives, Matthew P. Conley, Deven P. Estes, Alexey Fedorov, Victor Mougel, Haruki Nagae, Francisco Núñez-Zarur, Pavel A. Zhizhko; Surface Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry toward Single-Site Heterogeneous Catalysts: Strategies, Methods, Structures, and Activities, Chem. Rev. 2016, 116, 323.


Deven P. Estes, Christophe Copéret; The Role of Proton Transfer in Heterogeneous Transformations of Hydrocarbons, Chimia, 2015, 69, 321.


Deven P. Estes, David C. Grills, Jack R. Norton; The Reaction of Cobaloximes with Hydrogen: Products and Thermodynamics, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 17362.

Gang Li, Deven P. Estes, Jack R. Norton, Serge Ruccollo, Aaron Sattler; Dihydrogen Activation by Cobaloximes with Various Axial Ligands, Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 10743.


Jay C. Poret, Anthony P. Shaw, Christopher M. Csernica, Karl D. Oyler, Deven P. Estes, Development and Performance of the W/Sb2O3/KIO4/ Lubricant Pyrotechnic Delay in the US Army Hand-Held Signal, Prop., Expl., Pyrotech. 2013, 38, 35.


Deven P. Estes, Jack R. Norton, Steffen Jockusch, Wesley Sattler; Mechanisms by which Alkynes React with CpCr(CO)3H. Application to Radical Cyclization, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 15512.

Gang Li, Arthur Han, Mary E. Pulling, Deven P. Estes, Jack R. Norton; Evidence for Formation of a Co-H bond in (H2O)2Co(dmgBF2)2 under H2: Application to Radical Cyclization, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 14662.


Deven P. Estes, Aaron K. Vannucci, Ariel R. Hall, Dennis L. Lichtenberger, Jack R. Norton; Thermodynamics of the Metal – Hydrogen Bond in (η5-C5H5)M(CO)2H (M = Fe, Ru, Os), Organometallics 2011, 30, 3444.


Masaomi Matsumoto, Deven Estes, Kenneth M. Nicholas; Evolution of Metal Complex-Catalysts by Dynamic Templating with Transition State Analogs; Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 12, 1847.