Mali Husby Rosnes





Bridging the catalysis gap

My research is focused on briding the so-called catalysis gap, where I aim to combine the best of homogeneous and heterogenenous catalysis. Specifically I aim to produce homogeneous catalytic systems tethered to polyoxometalates (POMs), where the high activity and selectivity of homogeneous catalysis is combined with POM-based easy recovery and recycling. 

Polyoxometalates (POMs) are metal-oxide clusters of early transition metals. POMs have seemingly endless structural versatility, with a wide range of physical properties. POMs have the ability to form structures varying in size from the nano- to the micro-meter scale. POM chemistry is an emerging area that promises the development of sophisticated materials and devices. The applications of POMs are based on their unique properties, and potential applications include medicine, coatings, sensors, catalysts and electrochemistry to mention a few.

To successfully utilise the great potential associated with POMs we aim to synthesise novel materials with specific applications in mind. One particularly interesting application is to use POMs as catalysts in the conversion of carbon dioxide to make value-added chemicals.

My research project "Recyclable Catalysts for Sustainable Polymers from CO2 and Bio-based Epoxides" (ReCat4Polymer), is funded as a Starting Grant by the Trond Mohn Foundation and the University of Bergen. ReCat4Polymer are investigating the potential for using POMs as catalysts bridging the gap between homogeneous and hetereogeneous catalysis, for sustainable production of polymers from CO2 and bio-based epoxides. 



KJEM120 - Grunnstoffenes kjemi

NANO100 - Perspektiv i Nanovitskap og -teknologi

NANO300 - Seminar i Nanovitskap

KJEM100 - Kjemi i Naturen


MSc and BSc projects

MSc and BSc projects are available. Please contact me if you are interested.


20. M. Oregui-Bengeochea, N. Miletić, W. Hao, F. Björnerbäck, M. H. Rosnes, J. Saiz Garitaonandia, N. Hedin, P. Arias, T. Barth, ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2017, 5, 11226-11237; High-performance magnetic activated carbon from solid waste from lignin conversion processes. Part II: Their use as NiMo catalyst supports for lignin conversion.

19. M. H. Rosnes, D. Sheptyakov, A. Franz, M. Frontzek, Pascal D. C. Dietzel, P. A. Georgiev, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 26346-26357; On the elusive nature of oxygen binding at coordinatively unsaturated 3d transition metal centers in metal-organic frameworks.

18. M. H. Rosnes, Naturen, 2017, 141, 212-218; Metall-organiske materialer med mange muligheter.

17. B. Pato-Doldán, M. H. Rosnes, P. D. C. Dietzel, ChemSusChem 2017, 10, 1710-1719; An In-Depth Structural Study of the Carbon Dioxide Adsorption Process in the Porous Metal–Organic Frameworks CPO-27-M.

16. M. H. Rosnes, M. Opitz, M. Frontzek, W. Lohstroh, J. P. Embs, P. A. Georgiev, P. D. C. Dietzel, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 4827-4839; Intriguing differences in hydrogen adsorption in CPO-27 materials induced by metal substitution.

15. J. S. Mathieson, M. H. Rosnes, V. Sans, P. J. Kitson, L. Cronin, Beilstein J. Nanotech., 2013, 4, 285-291; Continuous parallel ESI-MS analysis of reactions carried out in a bespoke 3D printed device. A video accompanying this article is available online on Beilstein TV.

14. V. Dragone, V. Sans, M. H. Rosnes, P. J. Kitson, L. Cronin, Beilstein J. Org., 2013, 9, 951-959; 3D-printed devices for continuous-flow organic chemistry. A video accompanying this article is available online on Beilstein TV.

13. M. H. Rosnes, C. Musumeci, C. Yvon, A. Macdonell, C. P. Pradeep, C. Sartorio, D.-L. Long, B. Pignataro, L. Cronin, Small, 2013, 9, 2316-2324; Exploring the Interplay Between Ligand Derivatisation and Cation Type in the Assembly of Hybrid Polyoxometalate Mn-Andersons.

12. M. Hutin, M. H. Rosnes, D.-L. Long, L. Cronin, Elsevier, 2012; Polyoxometalates: Synthesis and Structure – From Building Blocks to Emergent Materials in Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II.

11. P. J. Kitson, M. H. Rosnes, V. Sans, Vincenza Dragone, L. Cronin, Lab Chip, 2012, 12, 3267-3271; Configurable 3D-Printed Millifluidic and Microfluidic ‘Lab on a Chip’ Reactionware Devices.

10. M. H. Rosnes, Carine Yvon, D.-L. Long, L. Cronin, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 10071-10079; Mapping the Synthesis of Low Nuclearity Polyoxometalates From Octamolybdates to Mn-Anderson Clusters.

9. P. Yin, C. P. Pradeep, B. Zhang, F.-Y. Li, C. Lydon, M. H. Rosnes, D.-L. Long, E. Bitterlich, L. Xu, L. Cronin, T. Liu, Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 8157-5162; Controllable Self-Assembly of Organic–Inorganic Amphiphiles Containing Dawson Polyoxometalate Clusters.

8. C. Musumeci, M. H. Rosnes, F. Giannazzo, M. D. Symes, L. Cronin, B. Pignataro, ACS Nano, 2011, 5, 9992-9999; Smart High-κ Nanodielectrics Using Solid Supported Polyoxometalate-Rich Nanostructures.

7. J. Thiel, D. Yang, M. H. Rosnes, X. Liu, C. Yvon, S. E. Kelly, Y.- F. Song, D.- L. Long, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 8871-8875; Observing the Hierarchical Self-Assembly and Architectural Bistability of Hybrid Molecular Metal Oxides Using Ion-Mobility Mass Spectrometry.

6. C. Musumeci, A. Luzio, C. P. Pradeep, H. N. Miras, M. H. Rosnes, Y.- F. Song, D. - L. Long, L. Cronin, B. Pignataro, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 4446-4455; Programmable Surface Architectures Derived from Hybrid Polyoxometalate-Based Clusters.

5. E. F. Wilson, H. N. Miras, M. H. Rosnes, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 3720-3724; Real-Time Observation of the Self-Assembly of Hybrid Polyoxometalates Using Mass Spectrometry.

4. M. H. Rosnes, C. Musumeci, C. P. Pradeep, J. S. Mathieson, D.-L. Long, Y.-F. Song, B. Pignataro, R. Cogdell, and L. Cronin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 15490-15492; Assembly of Modular Asymmetric Organic−Inorganic Polyoxometalate Hybrids into Anisotropic Nanostructures.

3. J. Thiel, C. Ritchie, H. N. Miras, C. Streb, S. G. Mitchell, T. Boyd, M. N. C. Ochoa, M. H. Rosnes, J. McIver, D.-L. Long, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 6984-6988; Modular Inorganic Polyoxometalate Frameworks Showing Emergent Properties: Redox Alloys.

2. G. Seeber, G. J. T. Cooper, G. N. Newton, M. H. Rosnes, D.-L. Long, B. M. Kariuki, P. Kögerler, L. Cronin, Chem. Sci., 2010, 1, 62-67; Following the self-assembly of supramolecular MOFs using X-ray crystallography and cryospray mass spectrometry.

1. G. J. T. Cooper, G. N. Newton, D.-L. Long, P. Kögerler, M. H. Rosnes, M. Keller, L. Cronin, Inorg. Chem., 2009, 48, 1097-1104; Exploring a Series of Isostructural Dodecanuclear Mixed Ni:Co Clusters: Toward the Control of Elemental Composition Using pH and Stoichiometry.


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