Biography

I was appointed as a lecturer at Keele University in 1998, following postdoctoral research at UMIST (Manchester, UK), Northwestern University (Evanston, US) and N.D.Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry (Moscow, USSR).

Research and scholarship

Stilbite

"Among the minerals I have collected and whose properties I have sought to investigate, two specimens exhibit so strange and peculiar behaviour in a blowpipe flame that it is impossible to identify them with any other family... I have boldly, but I trust not too presumptuously, designated these minerals zeolites." Axel F. Cronstedt, 1756, Sweden.

A range of research projects related to various aspects of zeolite science, including preparation, catalysis and characterisation of zeolites, are carried out at Keele. We would like to thank EPSRC, ESRF, EU, Innovate UK, Johnson Matthey PLC, Newton Fund, Nuffield Foundation and Royal Society for their valuable support for this work.

Highlighted Research

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Characterisation of Zeolite Based Catalysts

Understanding of the mechanisms of chemical reactions and properties of inorganic materials is of considerable fundamental and proctical importance. For instance, catalysis is a widely applicable method for activating organic molecules. This is a promising route to selective synthetic transformations and highly effective processes for environmental cleanup. Heterogeneously dispersed clusters in the pores of zeolites and mesoporous materials can provide significant advantages in activity and selectivity of the transformations of adsorbed organic species.
The purpose of this research is to provide an understanding of the factors that influence the transformation of organic molecules located in the confined pores of zeolites, and how these may be controlled by adjusting properties of the solid matrix such as chemical composition, channel size and the pore structure.

Probing the acid sites of zeolites

Zeolites, which are crystalline aluminosilicates, are essential for a host of major industrial processes. They are utilised as molecular sieves, for nuclear waste clean-up, as water softeners in washing powders, as vital catalysts in oil refining and petrochemical industries for the production of petrol, simple organic compounds for polymers and plastics, etc. The successful application of these materials is associated with their microporous structure and highly effective acid sites. This work is setting a benchmark for the quantitative acidity measurements in zeolites and related materials:

  • Integrated FTIR-gravimetry methodology for quantitative acidity measurements is established
  • The validity of Beer-Lambert-Bouguer law for IR characterisation of solid acids is demonstrated
  • The molar absorption coefficients of Py complexes with acid sites in zeolites are determined
  • The key effects of experimental design on FTIR measurements are quantified

See our new paper published in Journal of Catalysis, v.385 p.52-60 (2020). The following link is open by Elsevier until 9th of May 2020:
Probing the acid sites of zeolites with pyridine: Quantitative AGIR measurements of the molar absorption coefficients

Detection and Identification of Asbestos

Asbestos is a generic term for a group of six silicate minerals (chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, actinolite, tremolite and anthophyllite) from the serpentine and amphibole class which possess an ‘asbestiform’ fibrous morphology. The amphibole type asbestos materials have a chemical composition M7Si8O22(OH)2, whereas chrysotile has a different composition - M3Si2O5(OH)4 (where M is a metal cation, e.g. iron or magnesium). Asbestos has been widely utilised in industry making use of its properties, such as high tensile strength, heat and fire resistance, electrical resistance and chemical inertness. However, due to the severe health risks, the use of asbestos is now restricted or banned in many countries.
Considering the high potential risks resulting from the contact with asbestos containing materials, a great deal of research has been focused on the detection of asbestos. In our group, we are developing experimental methodologies and computational means for highly sensitive, accurate and fast identification of every type of asbestos.

Asbestos

Microwave Induced Catalysis on Zeolites

The primary aim of this project is to design a microwave catalytic reactor and to utilise it for the evaluation of the catalytic performance of metal supported zeolites. Further, zeolite based catalysts are evaluated in the reactions of hydrocarbons using a continuous flow reactor operating under microwave and conventional heating conditions. The key feature of this study is the application of a single mode microwave cavity, which can considerably enhance the heating efficiency compared to traditional microwave ovens. Our results demonstrate that the transformations of low polarity organic compounds over siliceous zeolites can be induced by microwave radiation.

Mesostructured Materials: Structure, Active Sites and Reactivity

The aim of this work is to investigate the structural properties and the effects of modification procedures on mesostructured zeolites and related mesoporous materials. The growth of periodically ordered structures has been studied in situ using low angle X-ray diffraction with a synchrotron radiation source, as well as a range of characterisation techniques. The evolution of different phases has been detected at the very early stages of the modification process. The surfactant-templating approach has been utilised for the preparation of a number of large-pore zeolites and related materials, resulting in the formation of a network of ordered mesopores. Our research is focused on the characterisation of these nanostructured catalysts and on the effect of their properties and accessibility of the active sites on the catalytic performance in a range of potential bio-refinery related applications.

Useful Reference Sites

Teaching

Year 1

  • Chemical Principles for Forensic Science
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Forensic Investigation and Analysis
  • Crime, Scene and Investigation

Year 2

  • Spectroscopy and Advanced Analysis

Year 3

  • Forensic Science Team Research Project
  • Trace Evidence Analysis
  • Advanced CHemical Analysis
  • Chemistry Research Project

Selected Publications

  • Zholobenko V, Rutten F, Zholobenko A, Holmes A. 2021. In situ spectroscopic identification of the six types of asbestos. Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 403, Article 123951. doi> link> full text>
  • Yu X, Zholobenko VL, Moldovan S, Hu D, Wu D, Ordomsky VV, Khodakov AY. 2020. Stoichiometric methane conversion to ethane using photochemical looping at ambient temperature. Nature Energy. doi> link> full text>
  • Zholobenko V, Freitas C, Jendrlin M, Bazin P, Travert A, Thibault-Starzyk F. 2020. Probing the acid sites of zeolites with pyridine: quantitative AGIR measurements of the molar absorption coefficients. Journal of Catalysis, vol. 385, 52-60. doi> link> full text>
  • Flores C, Zholobenko VL, Gu B, Batalha N, Valtchev V, Baaziz W, Ersen O, Marcilio NR, Ordomsky VV, Khodakov AY. 2019. Versatile Roles of Metal Species in Carbon Nanotube Templates for the Synthesis of Metal-Zeolite Nanocomposite Catalysts. ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, vol. 2(7), 4507-4517. link> doi> full text>
  • Zholobenko V, Al-Ani A, Haslam J, Mordvinova N, Lebedev OI, Vicente A, fernandez C. 2019. Synthesis of Nanostructured Catalysts by Surfactant-Templating of Large-Pore Zeolites. Nanoscale Advances, vol. 1(5), 20209-2039. doi> link> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Zholobenko V, Rutten F, Zholobenko A, Holmes A. 2021. In situ spectroscopic identification of the six types of asbestos. Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 403, Article 123951. doi> link> full text>
  • Yu X, Zholobenko VL, Moldovan S, Hu D, Wu D, Ordomsky VV, Khodakov AY. 2020. Stoichiometric methane conversion to ethane using photochemical looping at ambient temperature. Nature Energy. doi> link> full text>
  • Albahar M, Li C, Zholobenko VL, Garforth AA. 2020. The effect of ZSM-5 zeolite crystal size on p-xylene selectivity in toluene disproportionation. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, vol. 302, 110221. doi> link> full text>
  • Zholobenko V, Freitas C, Jendrlin M, Bazin P, Travert A, Thibault-Starzyk F. 2020. Probing the acid sites of zeolites with pyridine: quantitative AGIR measurements of the molar absorption coefficients. Journal of Catalysis, vol. 385, 52-60. doi> link> full text>
  • Al-Ani A, Mordvinova NE, Lebedev OI, Khodakov AY, Zholobenko V. 2019. Ion-exchanged zeolite P as a nanostructured catalyst for biodiesel production. ENERGY REPORTS, vol. 5, 357-363. link> doi> full text>
  • Al-Ani A, Freitas C, Zholobenko V. 2020. Nanostructured large-pore zeolite: The enhanced accessibility of active sites and its effect on the catalytic performance. MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS, vol. 293, Article ARTN 109805. link> doi> full text>
  • Almulla FM, Zholobenko VI, Tedstone AA, bin Jumah A, Aldossary MR, Garforth AA. 2020. Effect of hydrogenative regeneration on the activity of beta and Pt-Beta zeolites during the transalkylation of toluene with 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene. MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS, vol. 293, Article ARTN 109737. link> doi> full text>
  • Peron DV, Zholobenko VL, de Melo JHS, Capron M, Nuns N, de Souza MO, Feris LA, Marcilio NR, Ordomsky VV, Khodakov AY. 2019. External surface phenomena in dealumination and desilication of large single crystals of ZSM-5 zeolite synthesized from a sustainable source. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, vol. 286, 57-64. doi> link> full text>
  • Omojola T, Lukyanov DB, Cherkasov N, Zholobenko VL, van Veen AC. 2019. Influence of Precursors on the Induction Period and Transition Regime of Dimethyl Ether Conversion to Hydrocarbons over ZSM-5 Catalysts. INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, vol. 58(36), 16479-16488. link> doi> full text>
  • Flores C, Zholobenko VL, Gu B, Batalha N, Valtchev V, Baaziz W, Ersen O, Marcilio NR, Ordomsky VV, Khodakov AY. 2019. Versatile Roles of Metal Species in Carbon Nanotube Templates for the Synthesis of Metal-Zeolite Nanocomposite Catalysts. ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, vol. 2(7), 4507-4517. link> doi> full text>
  • Zholobenko V, Al-Ani A, Haslam J, Mordvinova N, Lebedev OI, Vicente A, fernandez C. 2019. Synthesis of Nanostructured Catalysts by Surfactant-Templating of Large-Pore Zeolites. Nanoscale Advances, vol. 1(5), 20209-2039. doi> link> full text>
  • Peron DV, Zholobenko VL, de la Rocha MR, de Souza MO, Feris LA, Marcilio NR, Ordomsky VV, Khodakov AY. 2019. Nickel-zeolite composite catalysts with metal nanoparticles selectively encapsulated in the zeolite micropores. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, vol. 54(7), 5399-5411. link> doi> full text>
  • Smith B, Li L, Perera-Solis DD, Gildea LF, Zholobenko VL, Dyer PW, Greenwell HC. Ketone Formation via Decarboxylation Reactions of Fatty Acids Using Solid Hydroxide/Oxide Catalysts. Inorganics, vol. 6(4). doi> link> full text>
  • Al-Ani A, Gertisser R, Zholobenko V. 2018. Structural features and stability of Spanish sepiolite as a potential catalyst. APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, vol. 162, 297-304. link> doi> full text>
  • Al-Ani A, Drijfhout F, Crickett S, Zholobenko V. 2019. Catalytic performance of microporous materials for the production of renewable fuels. JOURNAL OF POROUS MATERIALS, vol. 26(1), 69-76. link> doi> full text>
  • Freitas C, Barrow NS, Zholobenko V. 2018. Accessibility and Location of Acid Sites in Zeolites as Probed by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Magic Angle Spinning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. JOHNSON MATTHEY TECHNOLOGY REVIEW, vol. 62(3), 279-290. link> doi> full text>
  • Flores C, Batalha N, Ordomsky VV, Zholobenko VL, Baaziz W, Marcilio NR, Khodakov AY. 2018. Direct Production of Iso-Paraffins from Syngas over Hierarchical Cobalt-ZSM-5 Nanocomposites Synthetized by using Carbon Nanotubes as Sacrificial Templates. CHEMCATCHEM, vol. 10(10), 2291-2299. link> doi> full text>
  • Kharchenko A, Zholobenko V, Vicente A, Fernandez C, Vezin H, De Waele V, Mintova S. 2018. Formation of copper nanoparticles in LTL nanosized zeolite: spectroscopic characterization. Phys Chem Chem Phys, vol. 20(4), 2880-2889. link> doi> full text>
  • Al-Ani A, Darton RJ, Sneddon S, Zholobenko V. 2018. Nanostructured Zeolites: The Introduction of Intracrystalline Mesoporosity in Basic Faujasite-type Catalysts. ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, vol. 1(1), 310-318. link> doi> full text>
  • Almulla FM, Zholobenko VI, Hi PI, Chansai S, Garforth AA. 2017. Transalkylation of Toluene with 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene over Large Pore Zeolites. INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, vol. 56(35), 9799-9808. link> doi> full text>
  • Albahar M, Li C, Zholobenko V, Garforth A. 2017. Selective Toluene Disproportionation to produce para-Xylene over Modified ZSM-5. Chemical Engineering Transactions, vol. 57. doi> link>
  • Almulla F, Zholobenko V, Waters JP, Garforth A. 2017. Transalkylation of Toluene with 1, 2, 4‐Trimethylbenzene over Large Pore Zeolites with Differing Si/Al Ratios. Chemical Engineering Transactions, vol. 57. doi> link>
  • Kharchenko A, Lebedev OI, Zholobenko V, de Waele V, Mintova S. 2016. Formation of Copper Nanoparticles in LTL Nanosized Zeolite: Kinetics Study. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, vol. 120(46), 26300-26308. link> doi>
  • Mendes AN, Zholobenko VL, Thibault-Starzyk F, Da Costa P, Henriques C. 2016. On the enhancing effect of Ce in Pd-MOR catalysts for NOxCH4-SCR: A structure-reactivity study. APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL, vol. 195, 121-131. link> doi> full text>
  • Subramanian V, Zholobenko VL, Cheng K, Lancelot C, Heyte S, Thuriot J, Paul S, Ordomsky VV, Khodakov AY. 2016. The Role of Steric Effects and Acidity in the Direct Synthesis of iso-Paraffins from Syngas on Cobalt Zeolite Catalysts. CHEMCATCHEM, vol. 8(2), 380-389. link> doi> full text>
  • Khalil M, Furness DN, Zholobenko V, Hoole D. 2014. Effect of tapeworm parasitisation on cadmium toxicity in the bioindicator copepod, Cyclops strenuus. ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, vol. 37, 21-26. link> doi> link>
  • Manet S, Schmitt J, Imperor-Clerc M, Zholobenko V, Durand D, Oliveira CLP, Pedersen JS, Gervais C, Baccile N, Babonneau F, Grillo I, Meneau F, Rochas C. 2011. Kinetics of the Formation of 2D-Hexagonal Silica Nanostructured Materials by Nonionic Block Copolymer Templating in Solution. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, vol. 115(39), 11330-11344. link> doi>
  • Manet S, Lecchi A, Imperor-Clerc M, Zholobenko V, Durand D, Oliveira CLP, Pedersen JS, Grillo I, Meneau F, Rochas C. 2011. Structure of Micelles of a Nonionic Block Copolymer Determined by SANS and SAXS. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, vol. 115(39), 11318-11329. link> doi>
  • Zholobenko VL, Khodakov AY, Impéror-Clerc M, Durand D, Grillo I. 2008. Initial stages of SBA-15 synthesis: an overview. Adv Colloid Interface Sci, vol. 142(1-2), 67-74. link> doi>
  • Adam CD, Sherratt S, Zholobenko V. 2008. Classification and individualisation of black ballpoint pen inks using principal component analysis of UV–vis absorption spectra. Forensic Science International, vol. 174(1), 16-25. doi> link>
  • Li X, Roberts EPL, Holmes SM, Zholobenko V. 2007. Functionalized zeolite A-nafion composite membranes for direct methanol fuel cells. SOLID STATE IONICS, vol. 178(19-20), 1248-1255. link> doi>
  • ZHOLOBENKO V, Grillo I, Imperor-Clerc M, Khodakov D. 2007. New Insights into the Initial Steps of the Formation of SBA-15 Materials: an In Situ Small Angle Neutron Scattering Investigation. Chemical Communications, vol. No 8, 834-836. doi>
  • Chou YH, Cundy CS, Garforth AA, Zholobenko VL. 2006. Mesoporous ZSM-5 catalysts: Preparation, characterisation and catalytic properties. Part I: Comparison of different synthesis routes. MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS, vol. 89(1-3), 78-87. link> doi>
  • Khodakov AY, Zholobenko VL, Imperor-Clerc M, Durand D. 2005. Characterization of the initial stages of SBA-15 synthesis by in situ time-resolved small-angle X-ray scattering. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, vol. 109(48), 22780-22790. link> doi>
  • Khodakov AY, Zholobenko VL, Bechara R, Durand D. 2005. Impact of aqueous impregnation on the long-range ordering and mesoporous structure of cobalt containing MCM-41 and SBA-15 materials. MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS, vol. 79(1-3), 29-39. link> doi>
  • Cork SP, Cressey G, Jones RH, Teat SJ, Zholobenko VL. 2004. The dynamic desorption of krypton from the zeolite chabazite. Chem Commun (Camb), 2796-2797. link> doi>
  • Sulé-Suso J, Forster A, Zholobenko V, Stone N, El Haj A. 2004. Effects of CaCl2 and MgCl2 on Fourier transform infrared spectra of lung cancer cells. Appl Spectrosc, vol. 58(1), 61-67. link> doi>
  • ZHOLOBENKO V, Durand D, Khodakov AY. 2003. Synchrotron X-ray diffraction–diffusion studies of the preparation of SBA-15 materials. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials , vol. 66, 297-302. doi>
  • ZHOLOBENKO V and House ER. 2003. Zeolite-Based Catalysts for Microwave-Induced Transformations of Hydrocarbons. Catalysis Letters, vol. 89(1-2), 35-40. doi>
  • Tang S, McGarvey DJ, Zholobenko VL. 2003. Photooxidation and Dark Thermal Oxidation of 1-butene on Cationic Forms of Zeolite Y. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
  • Tang SLY, McGarvey DJ, Zholobenko VL. 2003. Photooxidation and dark thermal oxidation of 1-butene on cationic forms of zeolite Y: a spectroscopic study. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, vol. 5(12), 2699-2705. link> doi>
  • Zholobenko V. 2003. The HCl experiment: How long is the Hydrogen-chlorine bond?. University Chemistry Education, vol. 7(2), 46-49.
  • Khodakov AY, Griboval-Constant A, Bechara R, Zholobenko VL. 2002. Pore Size Effects in Fischer Tropsch Synthesis over Cobalt-Supported Mesoporous Silicas. Journal of Catalysis. doi>
  • Griboval-Constant A, Khodakov AY, Bechara R, Zholobenko VL. 2002. Support mesoporosity: a tool for better control of catalytic behavior of cobalt supported Fischer Tropsch catalysts. Studies in surface Science and Catalysis.
  • Zholobenko VL, Plant D, Evans AJ, Holmes SM. 2001. Acid sites in mesoporous materials: a DRIFTS study. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. doi>
  • Lukyanov DB, Zholobenko VL, Dwyer J, Barri SAI, Smith WJ. 1999. On the structural, acidic and catalytic properties of zeolite SUZ-4. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, vol. 103(1), 197-202. link> doi>
  • Holmes SM, Zholobenko VL, Thursfield A, Plaisted RJ, Cundy CS, Dwyer J. 1998. In situ FTIR study of the formation of MCM-41. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-FARADAY TRANSACTIONS, vol. 94(14), 2025-2032. link> doi>
  • Zholobenko VL, Dwyer J, Zhang RP, Chapple AP, Rhodes NP, Stuart JA. 1998. Structural transitions in zeolite P - An in situ FTIR study. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-FARADAY TRANSACTIONS, vol. 94(12), 1779-1781. link> doi>
  • Zholobenko VL, Lukyanov DB, Dwyer J, Smith WJ. 1998. Ferrierite and SUZ-4 zeolite: Characterization of acid sites. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, vol. 102(15), 2715-2721. link> doi>
  • Dwyer J, Khodakov A, Bates S, Makarova M, Zholobenko V. 1997. Broensted acidity in zeolites. Il Nuovo cimento della Societá italiana di fisica. C, vol. 19(11), 1673-1678.
  • Zholobenko VL, Holmes SM, Cundy CS, Dwyer J. 1997. Synthesis of MCM-41 materials: an in situ FTIR study. MICROPOROUS MATERIALS, vol. 11(1-2), 83-86. link> doi>
  • ZHOLOBENKO VL and DWYER J. 1994. THE PROBING OF LEWIS ACIDITY IN ZEOLITES WITH MOLECULAR HYDROGEN. Surface Review and Letters, vol. 01(04), 697-700. doi>
  • MAKAROVA MA, ZHOLOBENKO VL, ALGHEFAILI KM, THOMPSON NE, DEWING J, DWYER J. 1994. BRONSTED ACID SITES IN ZEOLITES - FTIR STUDY OF MOLECULAR-HYDROGEN AS A PROBE FOR ACIDITY TESTING. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-FARADAY TRANSACTIONS, vol. 90(7), 1047-1054. link> doi>
  • ZHOLOBENKO VL, LEI GD, CARVILL BT, LERNER BA, SACHTLER WMH. 1994. IDENTIFICATION OF ISOLATED PT ATOMS IN H-MORDENITE. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-FARADAY TRANSACTIONS, vol. 90(1), 233-238. link> doi>
  • XU LQ, ZHOLOBENKO VL, KUSTOV LM, SACHTLER WMH. 1993. SPONTANEOUS FORMATION OF FE(CO)5 FROM CO AND THE STEEL WALLS OF AN FTIR CELL. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS, vol. 83(3), 391-395. link> doi>
  • ZHOLOBENKO VL, MAKAROVA MA, DWYER J. 1993. INHOMOGENEITY OF BRONSTED ACID SITES IN H-MORDENITE. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, vol. 97(22), 5962-5964. link> doi>
  • ZHOLOBENKO V. 1993. N2O DECOMPOSITION OVER DEHYDROXYLATED HZSM-5 ZEOLITES. MENDELEEV COMMUNICATIONS, 67-68. link> doi>
  • ZHOLOBENKO V. 1993. PREPARATION OF PHENOL OVER DEHYDROXYLATED HZSM-5 ZEOLITES. MENDELEEV COMMUNICATIONS, 28-29. link> doi>
  • ZHOLOBENKO VL, KUSTOV LM, ISAEV SA, KAZANSKII VB. 1992. IR SPECTROSCOPIC STUDY OF EFFECT OF BINDER ON ZEOLITE ACID PROPERTIES IN ALUMINUM-OXIDE PENTASIL COMPOSITES. KINETICS AND CATALYSIS, vol. 33(1), 194-196. link>
  • ZHOLOBENKO VL, KUSTOV LM, KAZANSKY VB, LOEFFLER E, LOHSE U, OEHLMANN G. 1991. ON THE NATURE OF THE SITES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF THE CRACKING ACTIVITY OF HZSM-5 ZEOLITES DEALUMINATED UNDER MILD STEAMING CONDITIONS .2. ZEOLITES, vol. 11(2), 132-134. link> doi>
  • ZHOLOBENKO VL, SENCHENYA IN, KUSTOV LM, KAZANSKII VB. 1991. COMPLEXATION AND DECOMPOSITION OF N2O ON BRONSTED ACID SITES IN HIGH-SILICON ZEOLITES - SPECTRAL AND QUANTUM CHEMICAL STUDY. KINETICS AND CATALYSIS, vol. 32(1), 132-137. link>
  • ZHOLOBENKO VL, KUSTOV LM, KAZANSKY VB, LOEFFLER E, LOHSER U, PEUKER C, OEHLMANN G. 1990. ON THE POSSIBLE NATURE OF SITES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF CRACKING ACTIVITY OF HZSM-5 ZEOLITES DEALUMINATED UNDER MILD STEAMING CONDITIONS. ZEOLITES, vol. 10(4), 304-306. link> doi>
  • LOEFFLER E, LOHSE U, PEUKER C, OEHLMANN G, KUSTOV LM, ZHOLOBENKO VL, KAZANSKY VB. 1990. STUDY OF DIFFERENT STATES OF NONFRAMEWORK ALUMINUM IN HYDROTHERMALLY DEALUMINATED HZSM-5 ZEOLITES USING DIFFUSE REFLECTANCE IR SPECTROSCOPY. ZEOLITES, vol. 10(4), 266-271. link> doi>
  • KUSTOV LM, ZHOLOBENKO VL, KAZANSKII VB. 1988. ROLE OF LEWIS AND BRONSTED ACID SITES IN ZEOLITES AND AMORPHOUS ALUMINOSILICATES IN THE FORMATION OF THE PRODUCTS OF CONDENSATION IN TRANSFORMATIONS OF PROPANE AND PROPYLENE. KINETICS AND CATALYSIS, vol. 29(4), 796-801. link>
  • Zholobenko V, Kustov LM, Kazanskij VB. 1989. Study of active centers, for benzene oxidation and cation radical formation on H-ZSM-5 zeolites and H-mordenite. Kinetika i kataliz.
  • ZHOLOBENKO VL, KUSTOV LM, KAZANSKII VB. 1989. STUDY OF THE ACTIVE-SITES OF OXIDATION OF BENZENE AND FORMATION OF RADICAL CATIONS ON ZEOLITES H-ZSM-5 AND H-MORDENITE. KINETICS AND CATALYSIS, vol. 30(4), 792-796. link>
  • ZHOLOBENKO VL, KUSTOV LM, BOROVKOV VY, KAZANSKY VB. 1988. A NEW TYPE OF ACIDIC HYDROXYL-GROUPS IN ZSM-5 ZEOLITE AND IN MORDENITE ACCORDING TO DIFFUSE REFLECTANCE IR SPECTROSCOPY. ZEOLITES, vol. 8(3), 175-178. link> doi>
  • ZHOLOBENKO VL, KUSTOV LM, KAZANSKII VB. 1988. STUDY OF THE METHANE ADSORPTION ON HIGH-SILICA ZEOLITES BY THE METHOD OF IR DIFFUSE REFLECTANCE SPECTROSCOPY. DOKLADY AKADEMII NAUK SSSR, vol. 300(2), 384-387. link>
  • KUSTOV LM, ZHOLOBENKO VL, KONDRATIEV DA, KAZANSKII VB. 1988. THE HZSM ZEOLITE MODIFIED BY ZINC-OXIDE - STUDY OF THE SITES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIVATION OF DIHYDROGEN AND LOW PARAFFINS. DOKLADY AKADEMII NAUK SSSR, vol. 300(2), 392-396. link>
  • ZHOLOBENKO VL, KUSTOV LM, BOROVKOV VY, KAZANSKII BV. 1987. ROLE OF LEWIS ACID CENTERS IN THE INITIAL-STAGES OF NORMAL-HEXANE CRACKING OVER HIGH-SILICA ZEOLITES. KINETICS AND CATALYSIS, vol. 28(4), 847-850. link>
  • Zholobenko V, Kustov LM, Yu Borokov V, Kazansky VB. 1987. The role of Lewis acidic sites in initial stages of the n-hexane cracking catalyzed by high silica containing zeolites. Proc. 6th Int. Symp. on Heterog. Catal. Sofia.

Chapters

  • ZHOLOBENKO V, Evans AJ, Tang SLY. 2003. Photocatalysis on Zeolites and Ordered Mesoporous Materials. In Nanocluster and Nanocrystals. Nalwa HS (Ed.). American Scientific Publishers .
  • Zholobenko V, Garforth A, Bachelin F, Dwyer J. 1997. Pt/zeolite catalysts for hydrocracking: A comparative study on FAU and EMT. In Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis. Elsevier.
  • Kustov LM, Loeffler E, Zholobenko VL, Kazansky VB. 1995. Out-of-plane bending vibrations of bridging OH groups in zeolites: A new characteristic of the geometry and acidity of a Broensted site. (vol. 97). link>
  • TOMCZAK DC, ZHOLOBENKO VL, TREVINO H, LEI GD, SACHTLER WMH. 1994. GENESIS OF RH-N(O) CLUSTERS IN ZEOLITE-Y - INTERACTION WITH ZEOLITE PROTONS. (vol. 84). link>
  • Peeters MPJ, van Hooff JHC, Sheldon RA, Zholobenko V, Kustov LM, Kazansky VB. 1993. Spectroscopic investigation of the redox properties of CoAPO molecular sieves. In Proceedings from the Ninth International Zeolite Conference. Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Zholobenko V, Kustov LM, Kazansky VB. 1993. The role of Lewis acid sites in adsorption and activation of oxygen in redox type reactions on zeolites. In Proceedings from the Ninth International Zeolite Conference. Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • LOFFLER E, KUSTOV LM, ZHOLOBENKO VL, PEUKER C, LOHSE U, KAZANSKY VB, OHLMANN G. 1991. SPECTROSCOPIC AND CATALYTIC INVESTIGATIONS OF HYDROTHERMALLY DEALUMINATED ZSM-5. (vol. 65). link>

Other

  • Al-ani A and Zholobenko V. 2017. Towards production of biodiesel over basic hierarchical faujasites: Challenges and opportunities. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (vol. 254). link>
  • Zholobenko V, Imperor-Clerc, M, Manet, S, Grillo, I. 2008. SANS study of the mechanisms and kinetics of the synthesis of mesoporous materials from micelles of tri-block copolymers. In . Gedeon, A, . Massiani, P & . Babonneau, F (Eds.). Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis (vol. 174, pp. 805-810).
  • Anderson MW, Egger CC, Tiddy GJT, Casci JL, Zholobenko VL. 2004. Modelling mesoporous materials with analytical functions. RECENT ADVANCES IN THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF ZEOLITES AND RELATED MATERIALS, PTS A - C (vol. 154, pp. 1448-1455). link>
  • Zholobenko VL and Mitchell GP. 2001. Acid Sites In Dealuminated Mordenite. Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal.
  • Zholobenko VL and Stevens CLT. 2001. Butene Isomerisation Over Ferrierite And Suz-4 Zeolite. Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal.
  • Zholobenko VL, Tang SLY, McGarvey DJ. 2001. Photooxidation of 1-butene On Cationic Forms of Zeolites. Proceedings of the 13th International Zeolite Conference, Recent Research Report, Montpellier, 2001, p 27-R-03.
  • Zholobenko VL, Ormerod RM, Evans AJ. 2001. Redox Properties Of Silver Incorporated Zeolites. Proceedings of the 13th International Zeolite Conference, Recent Research Report, Montpellier, 2001, p30-R-07.
  • Dwyer J, Khodakov A, Bates S, Makarova M, Zholobenko V. 1997. Broensted acidity in zeolites. NUOVO CIMENTO DELLA SOCIETA ITALIANA DI FISICA D-CONDENSED MATTER ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND CHEMICAL PHYSICS FLUIDS PLASMAS BIOPHYSICS (vol. 19, pp. 1673-1678). link> doi>
  • Zholobenko V, Garforth A, Dwyer J. 1997. TGA-DTA study on calcination of zeolitic catalysts. THERMOCHIMICA ACTA (vol. 294, pp. 39-44). link> doi>
  • Dwyer J, Zholobenko V, Khodakov A, Bates S, Makarova MA. 1997. Intrinsic and enhanced Broensted acidity in zeolites. PROGRESS IN ZEOLITE AND MICROPOROUS MATERIALS, PTS A-C (vol. 105, pp. 2307-2314). link>
  • Zholobenko V, Garforth A, Bachelin F, Dwyer J. 1997. Pt/zeolite catalysts for hydrocracking: A comparative study on FAU and EMT. PROGRESS IN ZEOLITE AND MICROPOROUS MATERIALS, PTS A-C (vol. 105, pp. 917-924). link>
  • Zholobenko V, Garforth A, Makarova M, Zhao J, Dwyer J. 1995. FAU and EMT zeolite catalysts: Effect of structure and acidity on catalytic performance. CATALYSIS BY MICROPOROUS MATERIALS (vol. 94, pp. 560-567). link>
  • Zholobenko V, Garforth A, Clark L, Dwyer J. 1995. FTIR study of the acidic properties of substituted aluminophosphates. ZEOLITES: A REFINED TOOL FOR DESIGNING CATALYTIC SITES (vol. 97, pp. 359-366). link>
  • MAKAROVA MA, GARFORTH A, ZHOLOBENKO VL, DWYER J, EARL GJ, RAWLENCE D. 1994. BRONSTED ACIDITY IN US-Y ZEOLITES. ZEOLITES AND RELATED MICROPOROUS MATERIALS: STATE OF THE ART 1994 (vol. 84, pp. 365-372). link>
  • CARVILL BT, LERNER BA, ZHOLOBENKO VL, SACHTLER WMH. 1993. CHARACTERIZATION AND CATALYSIS OF ZEOLITE-SUPPORTED ISOLATED PT ATOMS AND METAL-PROTON ADDUCTS. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (vol. 206, pp. 84-PETR). link>
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