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Research Staff Member - Quantum Applications in Chemistry and Science
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA


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Professional Associations:  American Chemical Society



Ion Pairing Limits Crystal Growth in Metal-Oxygen Batteries
Nagaphani B. Aetukuri, Gavin O. Jones, Leslie E. Thompson, Cagla Ozgit-Akgun, Esin Akca, Gokhan Demirci, Ho-Cheol Kim, Donald S. Bethune, Kumar Virwani, Gregory M. Wallraff
ACS Energy Letters 3(10), 2342-2348, 2018


Catalysis as an Enabling Science for Sustainable Polymers
Xiangyi Zhang, Mareva Fevre, Gavin O. Jones, Robert M. Waymouth
Chemical Reviews 118(2), 839-885, 2017

The Trimerization of Acetylenes Involves a Cascade of Biradical and Pericyclic Processes
Gavin O. Jones, Zachary J. Krebs
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry15, 8326-8333, 2017

Organocatalyzed Synthesis of Fluorinated Poly(aryl thioethers).
Nathaniel H. Park, Gabriel Dos Passos Gomes, Mareva Fevre, Gavin O. Jones, Igor V. Alabugin, James L. Hedrick
Nature Communications8, 166, 2017

Non-Isocyanate Polyurethane Soft Nanoparticles Obtained by Surfactant-Assisted Interfacial Polymerization
Amaury Bossion, Gavin O. Jones, Daniel Taton, David Mecerreyes, James L. Hedrick, Zhan Yuin Ong, Yi Yan Yang, Haritz Sardon
Langmuir33, 1959-1968, 2017


Fast and Selective Ring-opening Polymerizations by Alkoxides and Thioureas
Xiangyi Zhang, Gavin O. Jones, James L. Hedrick, Robert M. Waymouth
Nature Chemistry, 2016

Computational and Experimental Investigations of One-step Conversion of Poly(carbonate)s into Value-Added Poly(aryl ether sulfone)s
Gavin O. Jones, Alexander Yuen, Rudy J. Wojtecki, James L. Hedrick, Jeannette M. Garcia
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences113, 7722-7726, 2016

Investigation of Electrolyte Concentration Effects on the Performance of Lithium-Oxygen Batteries
Isaac M. Markus, Gavin O. Jones, Jeannette M. Garcia
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C120, 5949-5957, 2016


Developments in Dynamic Covalent Chemistries from the Reaction of Thiols with Hexahydrotriazines
Rudy J. Wojtecki, Gavin O. Jones, Alexander Y. Yuen, Willy Chin, Dylan J. Boday, Alshakim Nelson, Jeannette M. Garcia, Yi Yan Yang, James L. Hedrick
Journal of the American Chemical Society137, 14248-14251, 2015

N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Ring Opening Polymerization of Caprolactone with and without Alcohol Initiators: Insights from Theory and Experiment
Gavin O. Jones, Young A. Chang, Hans W. Horn, Ashwin K. Acharya, Julia E. Rice, James L. Hedrick, and Robert M. Waymouth
Journal of Physical Chemistry B119, 5728-5737, 2015

A Simple and Facile Approach to Aliphatic N-Substituted Functional Eight-Membered Cyclic Carbonates and Their Organocatalytic Polymerization
Shrinivas Venkataraman, Victor W. L. Ng, Daniel J. Coady, Hans W. Horn, Gavin O. Jones, Tak Shun Fung, Haritz Sardon, Robert M. Waymouth, James L. Hedrick, Yi Yan Yang
Journal of the American Chemical Society137, 13851-13860, 2015

Development of a Method for Detecting Trace Metals in Aqueous Solutions Based on the Coordination Chemistry of Hexahydrotriazines
Rudy J. Wojtecki, Alexander Y. Yuen, Thomas G. Zimmerman, Gavin O. Jones, Hans W. Horn, Dylan J. Boday, James L. Hedrick, Jeannette M. Garcia
Analyst140, 5184-5189, 2015

Supramolecular motifs in dynamic covalent PEG-hemiaminal organogels
Courtney H. Fox, Gijs M. ter Hurrne, Rudy J. Wojtecki, Gavin O. Jones, Hans W. Horn, E. W. Meijer, Curtis W. Frank, James L. Hedrick, Jeannette M. Garcia
Nature Communications6, 7417, 2015

Melt-Processable Dynamic-Covalent Poly (hemiaminal) Organogels as Scaffolds for UV-Induced Polymerization
Mareva Fevre, Gavin O. Jones, Musan Zhang, Jeannette M. Garcia, James L. Hedrick
Advanced Materials27, 4714-4718, 2015


Meisenheimer Complex Inspired Catalyst- and Solvent-Free Synthesis of Noncyclic Poly(aryl ether sulfone)s
Jeannette M. Garcia, Gavin O. Jones, Julien DeWinter, Hans W. Horn, Olivier Coulembier, Philippe Dubois, Pascal Gerbaux, James L. Hedrick
Macromolecules 47(23), 8131-8136, 2014

Experimental and Computational Studies on the Mechanism of Zwitterionic Ring-Opening Polymerization of d-Valerolactone with N-Heterocyclic Carbenes
Ashwin K Acharya, Young A Chang, Gavin O Jones, Julia E Rice, James L Hedrick, Hans W Horn, Robert M Waymouth
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 118(24), 6553-6560, American Chemical Society, 2014

Recyclable, Strong Thermosets and Organogels via Paraformaldehyde Condensation with Diamines
Jeannette M Garcia, Gavin O Jones, Kumar Virwani, Bryan D McCloskey, Dylan J Boday, Gijs M ter Huurne, Hans W Horn, Daniel J Coady, Abdulmalik M Bintaleb, Abdullah MS Alabdulrahman, Fares Alsewailem, Hamid A Almegren, James L Hedrick
Science 344(6185), 732-735, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2014


Computational Investigations on Base-Catalyzed Diaryl Ether Formation
Gavin O Jones, Ali Al Somaa, Jeannette M O'Brien, Hassan Albishi, Hamid A Al-Megren, Abdullah M Alabdulrahman, Fares D Alsewailem, James L Hedrick, Julia E Rice, Hans W Horn
The Journal of Organic Chemistry 78(11), 5436-5443, American Chemical Society, 2013

Polymerizing Base Sensitive Cyclic Carbonates Using Acid Catalysis
Daniel J Coady, Hans W Horn, Gavin O Jones, Haritz Sardon, Amanda C Engler, Robert M Waymouth, Julia E Rice, Yi Yan Yang, James L Hedrick
ACS Macro Letters 2(4), 306-312, American Chemical Society, 2013

Unexpected Efficiency of Cyclic Amidine Catalysts in Depolymerizing Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate)
Kazuki Fukushima, Daniel J Coady, Gavin O Jones, Hamid A Almegren, Abdullah M Alabdulrahman, Fares D Alsewailem, Hans W Horn, Julia E Rice, James L Hedrick
Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 51(7), 1606-1611, Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company, 2013

Advanced Chemical Recycling of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) Through Organocatalytic Aminolysis
Kazuki Fukushima, Julien M Lecuyer, Di S Wei, Hans W Horn, Gavin O Jones, Hamid A Al-Megren, Abdullah M Alabdulrahman, Fares D Alsewailem, Melanie A McNeil, Julia E Rice, others
Polymer Chemistry 4(5), 1610-1616, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013

Organic Acid-Catalyzed Polyurethane Formation via a Dual-Activated Mechanism: Unexpected Preference of N-Activation over O-Activation of Isocyanates
Haritz Sardon, Amanda C. Engler, Julian M. W. Chan, Jeannette M. OBrien, Daniel J. Coady, Ana Pascual, David Mecerreyes, Gavin O. Jone Julia E. Rice, Hans W. Horn, James L. Hedrick
Journal of the American Chemical Society 135(43), 16235-16241, American Chemical Society, 2013


Mechanisms of Organocatalytic Amidation and Trans-Esterification of Aromatic Esters as a Model for the Depolymerization of Poly (ethylene) Terephthalate
Hans W Horn, Gavin O Jones, Didi Wei, Kazuki Fukushima, Daniel J Coady, Julien Lecuyer, James L Hedrick, Julia E Rice
The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 116(51), 12389-12398, American Chemical Society, 2012


Catalyst Chelation Effects in Organocatalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactide
Daniel J Coady, Amanda C Engler, Hans W Horn, Krishna M Bajjuri, Kazuki Fukushima, Gavin O Jones, Alshakim Nelson, Julia E Rice, James L Hedrick
ACS Macro Letters 1(1), 19--22, ACS Publications, 2011


Enantioselective Synthesis of Axially Chiral Biaryls by the Pd-Catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura Reaction: Substrate Scope and Quantum Mechanical Investigations
Xiaoqiang Shen, Gavin O Jones, Donald A Watson, Brijesh Bhayana, Stephen L Buchwald
Journal of the American Chemical Society 132(32), 11278-11287, ACS Publications, 2010

Computational Explorations of Mechanisms and Ligand-Directed Selectivities of Copper-Catalyzed Ullmann-Type Reactions
Gavin O. Jones, Peng Liu, K. N. Houk, Stephen L. Buchwald
Journal of the American Chemical Society132, 6205-6213, ACS Publications, 2010


Reactivity and Regioselectivity in 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions of Aazides to Strained Alkynes and Alkenes: A Computational Study
Franziska Schoenebeck, Daniel H Ess, Gavin O Jones, KN Houk
Journal of the American Chemical Society 131(23), 8121--8133, ACS Publications, 2009


The Coupling of Isonitriles and Carboxylic Acids Occurring By Sequential Concerted Rearrangement Mechanisms
Gavin O Jones, Xuechen Li, Amy E Hayden, KN Houk, Samuel J Danishefsky
Organic Letters 10(18), 4093--4096, ACS Publications, 2008

A Polar Radical Pair Pathway To Assemble the Pyrimidinone Core of the HIV Integrase Inhibitor Raltegravir Potassium
Philip J Pye, Yong-Li Zhong, Gavin O Jones, Robert A Reamer, KN Houk, David Askin
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 47(22), 4134--4136, Wiley Online Library, 2008


Highly Selective Diels-Alder Reactions of Directly Connected Enyne Dienophiles
Mingji Dai, David Sarlah, Maolin Yu, Samuel J Danishefsky, Gavin O Jones, KN Houk
Journal of the American Chemical Society 129(3), 645--657, ACS Publications, 2007

Creating Quaternary Centers with High Exo Stereoselectivity Using Activated Alkynyl Dienophiles
Sun-Joon Min, Gavin O Jones, KN Houk, Samuel J Danishefsky
Journal of the American Chemical Society 129(33), 10078-10079, ACS Publications, 2007


Conceptual, Qualitative, and Quantitative Theories of 1,3-Dipolar and Diels-Alder Cycloadditions Used in Synthesis
Daniel H Ess, Gavin O Jones, Houk, KN
Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 348(16-17), 2337-2361, Wiley Online Library, 2006



Ion Pair Formation In the Addition of Protic Reagents to Alkynes
Hilton M Weiss, Kim M Touchette, Gavin Jones
Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2 pp. 4, 756-758, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2002