Events
 
We will be presenting at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.
We recently presented at the Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Loveland, Colorado, USA, October 25-27, 2017.
 
We recently presented as a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Boron Chemistry (ICBC-2017) in Xinxiang, China, July 5-8, 2017.
 
Latest publication
Structure and properties of sodium enneaborate, Na2[B8O11(OH)4]-B(OH)3-2H2O
Doinita Neiner, Yulia V. Seryugina, Larry S. Harrower and David M. Schubert*
Our paper recently appeared in Inorganic Chemistry, 2017, 56, 7175-7178. Sodium enneaborate is the only compound among the thirteen sodium borates occurring in the normal non-hydrothermal Na2O-B2O3-H2O system that was not previously structurally characterized.  It is also the hydrated sodium borate compound having the highest boron content (20.5% boron or 66% B2O3).
 
The structure of sodium enneaborate has been a mystery since it was discovered a half century ago by industrial chemist Nelson P. Nies.     
Other Recent publications
  • D. Neiner, Y. V. Sevryugina, D. M. Schubert*, “Solid-State Synthesis and Structure of the Enigmatic Ammonium Octaborate:  (NH4)2[B7O9(OH)5]·3/4B(OH)3·5/4H2O”, Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, 55, 8706-8711.

  • D. M. Schubert, D. Neiner, M. Bowden, S. Whittemore, J. Holladay, Z. Huang, T. Autrey, “Capacity Enhancement of Aqueous Borohydride Fuels for Hydrogen Storage in Liquids”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2015, 645, 196-199. (Collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Wollongong University)

  • D. M. Schubert, Boron: Inorganic Chemistry, in Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry, 3rd Edition, ed. R. A. Scott, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., published online 2015.

Recent presentations
  • D.M. Schubert and M.B. Jacobs, Borate-Carbohydrate Interactions in the Synthesis of Novel Carbon Materials, Biofuels and Chemical Feedstocks, Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Loveland, Colorado, October 25-27, 2017.

  • D. M. Schubert, M. J. Manning and B. L. Yonke, “Use of Borates as Fire Retardants for Wood and Wood-Derived Materials”, Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials, Boston, MA, June 13, 2017.

  • G. Ramirez, M. McCray, B. Yonke, D. Schubert, A. Erdemir, “Novel Borate Ester Additives with Superior Tribological Performance”, 2016 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference, Chicago, Illinois USA, Technical Program page 33.

  • D. M. Schubert, M. A. Bowden, D. Neiner, and M. K. McCray, “Role of Cations in the Design of New Borate Architectures”, Nat’l Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2016.

  • D. M. Schubert, “New Developments in the Synthesis of Industrial Borates”, Boron Americas (BORAM2016), Kingston, Canada, June, 2106.

  • D. M. Schubert, “Borates in Oilfield Applications”, Oilfield Minerals Symposium, Houston, TX, June 2016.

  • D. M. Schubert, B. L. Yonke and K. K. Shen, “New Developments in Boron-Based Flame Retardants for Polymers”, AMI Fire Retardants in Plastics Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2016.

  • D. M. Schubert and M. K. McCray, “Development of New Borate Delayed Crosslinkers for Oilfield Applications”, Nat’l Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, April 4, 2016, ENFL 155.

  • D. Neiner, Y. Z. Seryugina and D. M. Schubert, “Synthesis and Structural Characterization of a Unique Ammonium Borate Containing a Heptaborate Anion”, Nat’l Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, INORG 279, April 2016.

  • D. M. Schubert, “Boron oxide cluster chemistry of industrial borates”, Pacifichem 2015, Honolulu, HI, December 19, 2015.

  • D. M. Schubert, “Development of Boron Hydrides”, Pacifichem 2015, December 17, 2015 (invited talk in symposium on Chemistry of Clean Energy Conversion, Storage, and Production).

  • M. K. McCray and D. M. Schubert, Borate Chemistry in the Transformation of Biomass, Nat’l Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA, August 18, 2015, ENFL 257.

  • M. Jacobs, D. Schubert, M. McCray, “New Aspects of Slime Chemistry”, Nat’l Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA, August 16, 2015, CHED 104.

  • D. M. Schubert, D. Neiner and M. McCray, “Polyborates as Coordination Compounds”, Nat’l Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO March 26, 2015.

  • L. Harrower, G. Braiotta, D. Neiner and D. Schubert, “Synthesis and Characterization of Borates”, Nat’l Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO March 24, 2015, INOR 728.

  • D. M. Schubert and M. McCray, “Borates in Biomass Conversion Processes”, Nat’l Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO March 22, 2015, INOR 243.

  • D. Neiner, Y. Z. Seryugina and D. M. Schubert, “Structure and Properties of Sodium Enneaborate”, Nat’l Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO, March 22, 2015 INORG 278.

  • D. M. Schubert, J.O. Owen and M. McCray, “The use of borates in the oil and gas industry”, Symposium on Industrial Minerals for Oil Field Applications, Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), Denver, CO, February 16, 2015.

  • D. M. Schubert, “Large Scale Industrial Aspects of Boron”, Int’l Symposium on Boron, Borides and Related Materials (ISBB), Honolulu, HI, September 1, 2014.

  • D. M. Schubert, D. Neiner and M. McCray, “Boron Materials for Energy Applications”, International Symposium on Boron, Borides and Related Materials, ISBB 2014, Honolulu, HI, September 1, 2014 (Invited plenary lecture).

  • D. M. Schubert, “Adventures in Industrial Scale Deoxygenation of Boron – a Retrospective”, International Symposium on Boron, Borides and Related Materials, ISBB 2014, Honolulu, HI, September 1, 2014 (invited talk).

  • M. McCray, D. Neiner and D. M. Schubert, “Boron Materials in Energy Applications” Boron Americas (BORAM XIV), Newark, NJ, June 1, 2014 (poster).

  • D. M. Schubert, D. Neiner and M. K. McCray, “Synthesis and Structure of Borates for Industrial Use”, Boron Americas (BORAM XIV), Newark, NJ, June 1, 2014 (invited talk).

 

  • D. M. Schubert, D. Neiner, Z. Liu, “Polyborate Assembly Directed by Metal and Non-Metal Cations”, Natl Meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 16, 2014 (Invited talk - F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry: Symposium in Honor of Larry G. Sneddon).