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Person Details: Thomas J. Pinnavaia

Superfund Research Program

Thomas J. Pinnavaia

Michigan State University
Department of Chemistry
435 Chemistry Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Phone: 517-355-9715 x186
Fax: 517-432-1225





  • Boyd SA, Johnston CT, Pinnavaia TJ, Kaminski NE, Teppen BJ, Crawford RB, Kovalova N, Kim SS, Shao H, Gu C, Kaplan BL, Khan B, Li H. 2011. Suppression of humoral immune responses by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin intercalated in smectite clay. Environ Toxicol Chem 30(12):2748-2755. doi:10.1002/etc.701 PMID:21994089
  • Kaplan BL, Crawford RB, Kovalova N, Arencibia A, Kim S, Pinnavaia TJ, Boyd SA, Teppen BJ, Kaminski NE. 2011. TCDD adsorbed on silica as a model for TCDD contaminated soils: evidence for suppression of humoral immunity in mice. Toxicology 282(3):82-87. doi:10.1016/j.tox.2011.01.013 PMID:21272611 PMCID:PMC3089373




  • McKimmy E, Dulebohn J, Shah J, Pinnavaia TJ. 2005. Trapping of arsenite by mercaptopropyl-functionalized mesostructured silica with a wormhole framework. Chem Commun (Camb) 29:3697-3699. PMID:16027915
  • Shah J, Pinnavaia TJ. 2005. Thiol-functionalized mesostructured silica vesicles. Chem Commun (Camb) 12:1598-1600. PMID:15770272
  • Shah J, Pinnavaia TJ. 2005. Thiol-functionalized silica with mesocellular foam and hybrid mesocellular foam-wormhole structures. Chem Commun (Camb) 17(5):947-949.


  • Chen C, McKimmy E, Pinnavaia TJ, Hayes KF. 2004. XAS study of mercury(II) ions trapped in mercaptan - Functionalized mesostructured silicate with a wormhole framework structure. Environ Sci Technol 38(18):4758-4762. PMID:15487784
  • Shah J, Kim SS, Pinnavaia TJ. 2004. A versatile pathway for the direct assembly of organo-functional mesostructures from sodium silicate. Chem Commun (Camb) 5:572-573. PMID:14973613


  • Kim SS, Shah J, Pinnavaia TJ. 2003. Colloid-imprinted carbons as templates for the nanocasting synthesis of mesoporous ZSM-5 zeolite. Chemistry of Materials 15(8):1664-1668.
  • Kim SS, Shah J, Pinnavaia TJ. 2003. Nanocasting of carbon nanotubes: in-situ graphitization of a low-cost mesostructured silica templated by non-ionic surfactant micelles. Chem Commun (Camb) (12):1436-1437. PMID:12841279
  • McKimmy E, Pinnavaia TJ. 2003. Ultra-functionalized organosilica mesostructures as mercury(II) trapping agents. In: Abstracts Of Papers Of The American Chemical Society. pp.016-ENVRPart1.
  • McKimmy E, Pinnavaia TJ. 2003. Ultra-functionalized organosilica mesostructures as mercury(II) trapping agents. Chem Commun (Camb) 226:016-ENVRPart1.
  • Ozsoz M, Erdem A, Ozkan D, Kerman K, Pinnavaia TJ. 2003. Clay/sol-gel-modified electrodes for the selective electrochemical monitoring of 2,4-dichlorophenol. Langmuir 19(11):4728-4732.


  • Ozkan D, Kerman K, Meric B, Kara P, Demirkan H, Polverejan M, Pinnavaia TJ, Ozsoz M. 2002. Heterostructured fuorohectorite clay as an electrochemical sensor for the detection of 2,4-dichlorophenol and the herbicide 2,4-D. Chemistry of Materials 14(4):1755-1761.
  • Polverejan M, Liu Y, Pinnavaia TJ. 2002. Aluminated derivatives of porous clay heterostructure (PCH) assembled from synthetic saponite: properties as supermicroporous to small mesoporous acid catalysts. Chemistry of Materials 14:2283-2288.


  • Gardner E, Huntoon KM, Pinnavaia TJ. 2001. Direct synthesis of alkoxide – intercalated derivatives of hydrotalcite - like layered double hydroxides: precursors for the formation of colloidal LDH suspensions and transparent thin films. Advanced Materials 13:1263.
  • Ijdo WL, Pinnavaia TJ. 2001. Amphiphilic layered silicate clay for the efficient removal of organic pollutants from water. Green Chem 3(1):10-12.
  • Kim SS, Pinnavaia TJ. 2001. A low cost route to hexagonal mesostructured carbon molecular sieves. Chem Commun (Camb) 2418. PMID:12239994
  • Mori Y, Pinnavaia TJ. 2001. Optimizing organic functionality in mesostructured silica: direct assembly of mercaptopropyl groups in wormhole framework structures. Chemistry of Materials 13(6):2173.


  • Gardner E, Pinnavaia TJ. 1998. On the nature of olefin oxidation catalysts derived from molybdate- and tungstate-intercalated layered double hydroxides. Catal. A: General 167:65-74.
  • Ijdo WL, Pinnavaia TJ. 1998. Staging of organic and inorganic gallery cations in layered silicate heterostructures. Journal of Solid State Chemistry 139(2):281-289.
  • Mercier L, Pinnavaia TJ. 1998. A functionalized porous clay heterostructure for heavy metal ion (Hg2+) trapping. Microporous Mesoporous Mater 20:101-106.
  • Mercier L, Pinnavaia TJ. 1998. Heavy metal ion adsorbents formed by the grafting of a thiol functionality to mesoporous silica molecular sieves: factors affecting Hg(II) uptake. Environ Sci Technol 32(18):2749-2754.


  • Mercier L, Pinnavaia TJ. 1997. Access in mesoporous materials: advantages of a uniform pore structure in the design of a heavy metal ion adsorbent for environmental remediation. Advanced Materials 9:500-503.


  • Chibwe M, Ukrainczyk L, Boyd SA, Pinnavaia TJ. 1996. Catalytic properties of biomimetic metallo macrocycles intercalated in layered double hydroxides and smectite clay: the importance of edge-site access. J Mol Catal A Chem 113:249-256.
  • Yun SK, Pinnavaia TJ. 1996. Layered double hydroxides intercalated by polyoxometalate anions with Keggin (α-H2W12O406-), Dawson (α-P2W18O626-) and Finke (Co4(H2O)2(PW9O34)210-) structures. Inorg Chem 23:6853. PMID:11666853


  • Constantino VR, Pinnavaia TJ. 1995. Basic Properties of Mg2+1-xAl3+x layered double hydroxides intercalated by carbonate hydroxide chlorine and sulfate anions. Inorg Chem 34:883-892.
  • Pinnavaia TJ. 1995. Nanoporous layered materials. ACS Advances in Chemistry Series 245:283-300.
  • Pinnavaia TJ, Chibwe M, Constantino VR, Yun SK. 1995. Organic chemical conversions catalyzed by intercalated layered double hydroxides. Appl Clay Sci 10:117-129.
  • Ukrainczyk L, Chibwe M, Pinnavaia TJ, Boyd SA. 1995. Reductive dechlorination of carbon tetrachloride in water by mineral supported biomimetic cobalt macrocycles. Environ Sci Technol 29:439-445. PMID:22201391
  • Yun SK, Constantino VR, Pinnavaia TJ. 1995. A new polyol route to keggin-ion pillared layered double hydroxides. Microporous Mesoporous Mater 4:21-29.
  • Yun SK, Pinnavaia TJ. 1995. Water content and particle texture of synthetic hydrotalcite-like layered double hydroxides. Chemistry of Materials 7:348-354.
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