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The Physical & Inorganic Chemistry in Material

Our main areas of research are focusing on the synthesis of a wide range of functional materials (e.g., membranes, solid oxides, batteries, polymers, biomaterials, ceramics, transition-metal-complex compounds, etc.). We studied some of their applications as (not limited to) sustainable energy sources and alternative catalysts in homogeneous and heterogeneous processes. Our processes consider the principle of green chemistry which leads to a cleaner and more sustainable earth. More specifically, for example, we synthesize a wide range of metal oxide from nature which functions as photocatalysts for degrading toxic substances produced from industrial wastewater.  We are also interested to develop biomass from rice husk which can be used as an alternative renewable energy source. We are also developing the first row of transition-metal complexes as catalysts (cheap, Earth-abundant, and less toxic) which designed as the alternatives to catalyze common organic synthetic widely used in industry (e.g., Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling, oxidative C–C cross-coupling, Miyaura borylation, etc.).

Recent Publications:

A. R. NoviyantiIman Rahayu, R. P. Fauzia, Risdiana. The Effffect of Mg Concentration to Mechanical Strength of Hydroxyapatite Derived from Eggshell. Arabian Journal of Chemistry202114DOI:

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A. P. Sulaeman, Y. Gao, T. Dugmore, J. Remon, A. S. Matharu, From unavoidable food waste to advanced biomaterials: microfibrilated lignocellulose production by microwave-assisted hydrothermal treatment of cassava peel and almond hull, Cellulose2021DOI:

Y. P. Budiman, S. A. Westcott, U. Radius, T. B. Marder, Fluorinated Aryl Boronates as Building Blocks in Organic Synthesis, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis. 2021, 363, 2224-2255 (Honor: Very Important Publication, open access)

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Y. P. Budiman, S. Lorenzen, Z. Liu, U. Radius, T. B. Marder, Base-Free Palladium Catalyzed C–Cl Borylation Fluorinated Aryl Chlorides, Chemistry-A European Journal2021, 27, 3869–3874. access)

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Z. Liu, G. K. Kole, Y. P. Budiman, Y.-M. Tian, A. Friedrich, X. Luo, S. A. Westcott, U. Radius, T. B. Marder, Transition Metal Catalyst‐Free, Base‐Promoted 1, 2‐Additions of Polyfluorophenylboronates to Aldehydes and Ketones, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2021, 133, 16665 – 16674 access)

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I. Rahayu, A. Zainuddin, Y. T. Malik, S. Hendrana.  Maleic Anhydride Grafted Onto High Density Polyethylene with An Enhanced Grafting Degree via  Monomer Microencapsulation. Heliyon20206, e03742,  DOI:

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D. R. Eddy, S. N. Ishmah, M. D. Permana, M. L. Firdaus. Synthesis of Titanium Dioxide/Silicon Dioxide from Beach Sand as Photocatalyst for Cr and Pb Remediation. Catalysts, 202010, 1248. DOI:

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Y. P. Budiman, A. Jayaraman, A. Friedrich, F. Kerner, Palladium-Catalyzed Homocoupling of Highly Fluorinated Arylboronates: Studies of the Influence of Strongly vs. Weakly Coordinating Solvents on the Reductive Elimination Process, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2020, 142, 6036 -6050. 

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Z. Liu#, Y. P. Budiman#, Y. Tian, A. Friedrich, M. Huang, S. A. Westcott, U. Radius, T. B. Marder, Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative Cross-Coupling of Electron-Deficient Polyfluorophenylboronate Esters with Terminal Alkynes, Chemistry- A European Journal. 2020, 26, 17267–17274. access, # = equal contributions)

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Y. P. Budiman, A. Friedrich, U. Radius, T. B. Marder, Copper-Catalysed Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling of Highly Fluorinated Aryl Boronate Esters with Aryl Iodides and Bromides; Fluoroarene-arene -Stacking Interactions in the Products, ChemCatChem 2019, 11, 5387–5396. access)