(32) J. Bollmann, S. Pitchaimuthu, M.F. Kühnel,* “Challenges of Industrial-Scale Testing Infrastructure for Green Hydrogen Technologies”, Energies 2023, 16(8), 3604 (link).

(31) M.G. Allan, T. Pichon, J.A. McCune, C. Cavazza, A. Le Goff, M.F. Kühnel,* “Augmenting the Performance of Hydrogenase for Aerobic Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution via Solvent Tuning”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202219176 (link). Open data can be found here. German version: “Aktivitätssteigerung von Hydrogenase zur photokatalytischen Wasserstofferzeugung an Luft mittels Lösemitteltuning” (link). Press release. Featured on the Frontispiece.

(30) Y. Cherif, H. Azzi, K. Sridharan, S. Ji, H. Choi, M.G. Allan, S. Benaissa, K. Saidi-Bendahou, L. Damptey, C. Silva Ribeiro, S. Krishnamurthy, S. Nagarajan, M. Maroto-Valer, M.F. Kuehnel, S. Pitchaimuthu, “Facile Synthesis of Gram-Scale Mesoporous Ag/TiO2 Photocatalysts for Pharmaceutical Water Pollutant Removal and Green Hydrogen Generation”, ACS Omega 2023, 8, 1249–1261 (link).

(29) S. Pitchaimuthu, K. Sridharan, S. Nagarajan, S. Ananthraj, P. Robertson, M.F. Kuehnel, Á. Irabien, M. Maroto-Valer, “Solar Hydrogen Fuel Generation from Wastewater—Beyond Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting: A Perspective”, Energies 2022, 15, 7399 (link).

(28) A. Kumar, P. Majithia, P. Choudhary, I. Mabbett, M.F. Kuehnel, S. Pitchaimuthu, V. Krishnan, “MXene coupled graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets based plasmonic photocatalysts for removal of pharmaceutical pollutant”, Chemosphere 2022, 308, 136297 (link).

(27) M.G. Allan, M.J. McKee, F. Marken and M.F. Kuehnel,* “Solvent-controlled O2 diffusion enables air-tolerant solar hydrogen generation”, Energy Environ. Sci. 2021, 14, 5523–5529 (link). Open data can be found here.

(26) M. Tümmler, M. Kühnel,* „Die Funktionsweise und Betriebsvariablen von PEM-Elektrolyseuren“, gwf Gas + Energie 2021, 162 (10), 54-63 (link).

(25) B. Jones, K.R. Davies, M.G. Allan, S. Anantharaj, I. Mabbett, T. Watson, J.R. Durrant, M.F. Kuehnel and S. Pitchaimuthu, “Photoelectrochemical Concurrent Hydrogen Generation and Heavy Metal Recovery from Polluted Acidic Mine Water”, Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2021, 5, 3084-3091 (link).

(24) M. Kühnel, S. Schattauer, N. Denecke, S. Schmidt, „Testzentren für industrielle H2-Technologie nehmen Betrieb auf“, HZwei 2021, 21(3), 22–23 (link).

(23) M.O. Omorogie,* J.O. Babalola, M.O. Ismaeel, J.D. McGettrick, T.M. Watson, D.M. Dawson, M. Carta and M.F. Kuehnel,* “Activated carbon from Nauclea diderrichii agricultural waste – a promising adsorbent for ibuprofen, methylene blue and CO2“, Adv. Powder Technol., 2021, 32, 839847 (link).

(22) J.A. McCune, M.F. Kuehnel, E. Reisner and O.A. Scherman,  “Stimulus-mediated ultrastable radical formation”, Chem 2020, 6, 1819-1830 (link). Highlighted in Chemistry World.

(21) A. Wagner, K.H. Ly, N. Heidary, I. Szabo, T. Foeldes, K.I. Assaf, S.J. Barrow, K. Sokolowski, M. Al-Hada, N. Kornienko, M.F. Kuehnel, E. Rosta, I. Zebger, W.M. Nau, O.A. Scherman and E. Reisner, “Host-guest Chemistry Meets Electrocatalysis: Cucurbit[6]uril on a Au Surface as Hybrid System in CO2 Reduction”, ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 751–761 (link).

(20) J.J. Leung, J. Warnan, K.H. Ly, N. Heidary, D.H. Nam, M.F. Kuehnel and E. Reisner, “Solar-driven reduction of aqueous CO2 with a cobalt bis(terpyridine)-based photocathode”, Nat. Catal., 2019, 2, 354–365 (link).

(19) M.F. Kuehnel, C.E. Creissen, C.D. Sahm, D. Wielend, A. Schlosser, K.L. Orchard and E. Reisner, “ZnSe nanorods as a visible‐light‐absorber for photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical H2 evolution in water”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 5059–5063 (link, † shared first authorship).

(18) T. Uekert, M.F. Kuehnel,* D.W. Wakerley and E. Reisner,* “Plastic waste as a feedstock for solar-driven H2 generation”, Energy Environ. Sci., 2018, 11, 28532857 (link). Featured on the EPSRC website. Highlighted in the media (BBC, itv News, New Statesman, Times of India, The Independent, Daily Mail Online, Huffington Post, CNET, Advances Wales, Chemistry World, The Chemical Engineer and many others).

(17) A.L. Raza, M.F. Kuehnel, M. Talavera, M. Teltewskoi, M. Ahrens, P. Kläring, T. Braun and D. Lentz, “Reactivity of Rhodium Hydrido and Silyl Complexes towards 1,1-Difluoroallene”, J. Fluorine Chem., 2018, 214, 8085 (link).

(16) D.W. Wakerley, K.H. Ly, N. Kornienko, K.L. Orchard, M.F. Kuehnel and E. Reisner, “Aerobic conditions enhance the photocatalytic activity of CdS/CdOx quantum dots”, Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 18385–18388 (link). Hot Article, featured on the journal cover and on ChemistryViews.

(15) M.F. Kuehnel, C.D. Sahm, G. Neri, J.R. Lee, K.L. Orchard, A.J. Cowan and E. Reisner, “ZnSe quantum dots modified with a Ni(cyclam) catalyst for efficient visible-light driven CO2 reduction in water”, Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 2501–2509 (link, † shared first authorship).

(14) M.F. Kuehnel* and E. Reisner*, “Solar hydrogen generation from lignocellulose”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 3290–3296 (link, German version).

(13) B. Reuillard, K.H. Ly, T.E. Rosser, M.F. Kuehnel, I. Zebger and E. Reisner, “Tuning Product Selectivity for Aqueous CO2 Reduction with a Mn(bipyridine)-pyrene Catalyst Immobilized on a Carbon Nanotube Electrode”, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 14425–14435 (link).

(12) M.F. Kuehnel, K.L. Orchard, K.E. Dalle and E. Reisner, “Selective photocatalytic CO2 reduction in water through anchoring of a molecular Ni catalyst on CdS nanocrystals”, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 7217–7223 (link, † shared first authorship).

(11) D.W. Wakerley, M.F. Kuehnel, K.L. Orchard, K.H. Ly, T.E. Rosser and E. Reisner, “Solar-driven reforming of lignocellulose to H2 with a CdS/CdOx photocatalyst”, Nat. Energy, 2017, 2, 17021 (link, † shared first authorship). Highlighted in the press (Reuters TV, BNN Bloomberg TV, Business Weekly, Natural Gas Daily, The Engineer and others).

(10) M. Crespo-Quesada, L.M. Pazos-Outón, J. Warnan, M.F. Kuehnel, R.H. Friend and E. Reisner, “Metal-encapsulated organolead halide perovskite photocathode for solar-driven hydrogen evolution in water”, Nat. Commun. 2016, 7, 12555 (link).

(9) M.F. Kuehnel, D.W. Wakerley, K.L. Orchard and E. Reisner, “Photocatalytic Formic Acid Conversion on CdS Nanocrystals with Controllable Selectivity for H2 or CO”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 9627–9631. Featured on the inside cover (link, † shared first authorship).

(8) M.F. Kuehnel, D.Lentz and T. Braun, “Synthesis of fluorinated building blocks by transition metal-mediated hydrodefluorination reactions”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 3328–3348 (link, German version).

(7) M.F. Kuehnel and D. Lentz, “Preparation of Fluoroolefins”, in Efficient Preparation of Fluorine Compounds, ed. H. W. Roesky, Wiley, pp. 315–333, 2013 (link).

(6) M.F. Kuehnel, P. Holstein, M. Kliche, J. Krüger, S. Matthies, D. Nitsch, J. Schutt, M. Sparenberg and D. Lentz, “Titanium-Catalyzed Vinylic and Allylic C-F Bond Activation – Scope, Limitations and Mechanistic Insight”, Chem. – Eur. J. 2012, 18, 10701–10714 (link).

(5) M.F. Kuehnel, T. Schlöder, S. Riedel, B. Nieto-Ortega, F.J. Ramírez, J.T. López Navarrete, J. Casado and D. Lentz, “Synthesis of the Smallest Axially Chiral Molecule via Asymmetric Carbon-Fluorine Bond Activation”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 2218–2220 (link, German version). Highlighted in Nachrichten aus der Chemie 2012, 60, 6.

(4) M.F. Kühnel and D. Lentz, “Fluorinated dienes in transition-metal chemistry – the rich chemistry of electron-poor ligands”, Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 9745–9759 (link). Featured on the front cover.

(3) M.F. Kühnel and D. Lentz, “Titanium-Catalyzed C-F Activation of Fluoroalkenes”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 2933–2936 (link, German version). Classified as ‘Hot Paper’ and honoured with the AG Fluorchemie Publication Prize 2010/2011 for Dieter Lentz.

(2) M.F. Kühnel and D. Lentz, “Hydrometalation of Fluoroallenes”, Dalton Trans. 2009, 4747–4755 (link). Classified as ‘Hot Article’.

(1) T. Hügle, M.F. Kühnel and D. Lentz, “Hydrazine Borane – A Promising Hydrogen Storage Material”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 7444–7446 (link).


(2) E. Reisner, D. Achilleos, H. Kasap, M. Kuehnel, “Photocatalyst and photocatalytic methods for producing hydrogen”, WO/2019/229255 (link)

(1) D. Wakerley, M. Kuehnel, K. Orchard, E. Reisner, “Photocatalyst and photocatalytic methods”, WO/2018/096103 (link)