Publications

 

Publications – Peer Reviewed
[undergraduate (**), graduate (§), postdoctoral (‡) co-authors]
[ 1917 citations, h-index 17, as of November 2017]

 

Dixie State University

49) Todd C. Monson, Jean L. Leger,§ Tyler E. Stevens, Katherine S. Lovejoy,‡ Jamie L. Manson, Aimee L. Newsham,** Rico E. Del Sesto. “Unprecedented magnetic behavior in lanthanide based ionic liquids.” Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 11682–11685.

48) Rico E. Del Sesto, Andrew T. Koppisch, David T. Fox, Mattie R. Jones**, Katherine S. Lovejoy,‡ Tyler E. Stevens, Todd C. Monson. “Biphasic Extraction, Recovery and Identification of Organic and Inorganic Compounds with Room Temperature Ionic Liquids.” In Ionic Liquids: Current State and Future Directions, Eds. Mark Shiflett, Aaron Scurto. ACS Symposium Series 1250, 2017, 283-302. (Invited Contribution)

47) Michael Zakrewsky, Amrita Banerjee, Sanjana Apte, Theresa L. Kern, Mattie R. Jones**, Rico Del Sesto, Andrew T. Koppisch, David T. Fox, and Samir Mitragotri. “Choline and Geranate deep eutectic solvent as a Broad-spectrum Antiseptic Agent for Preventive and Therapeutic Applications.” Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2016, 5, 1282–1289. [2 citations]

46) Michael Zakrewsky, Katherine S. Lovejoy, Theresa L. Kern, Vivian Le, Amber Nagy, Andrew Goumas, Rashi Iyer, Tarryn E. Miller, Rico E. Del Sesto, Andrew T. Koppisch, David T. Fox, Samir Mitragotri. “Ionic Liquids as a New Class of Materials for Pathogen Neutralization in Skin-resident Biofilms.” Proc. National Acad. Sci., 2014, 111, 13313–13318. [14 citations]
doi: 10.1073/pnas.1403995111
Highlighted in Nature, 25 August 2014. doi:10.1038/nature.2014.15763
Highlighted in Scientific American, 26 August 2014
Highlighted in PhysOrg, 26 August 2014
Highlighted in MedicalXpress, 26 August 2014
Highlighted in NanoWerk News, 27 August 2014
Highlighted in ChemistryWorld, 27 August 2014
Highlighted in Medical News Today, 29 August 2014. Article number 281605

 

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory (as team leader/collaborator):

45) Tessui Nakagawa, Anthony K. Burrell, Rico E. Del Sesto, Michael T. Janicke, Adam L. Nekimken, Geraldine M. Purdy, Biswajit Paik, Rui-Qin Zhong, Troy A. Semelsberger, Benjamin L. Davis. “Physical and structural properties of ammonia borane and its dehydrogenation in ionic liquids.” RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 21681–21687. [6 citations]

44) Katherine S. Lovejoy,‡ Lauren Davis,** Lisa McClellan,§ Antonietta M. Lillo, John D. Welsh,§ Emily N. Schmidt, Claire K. Sanders, Alexander Lou,** David T. Fox, Andrew T. Koppisch, Rico E. Del Sesto. “Evaluation of ionic liquids on phototrophic microbes and their potential for use in biofuel applications.” J. Applied Phycology, 2013, 973-981. DOI 10.1007/s10811-012-9907-0 [14 citations]

43) Katherine S. Lovejoy,‡ Geraldine M. Purdy, Srinivas Iyer, Tim C. Sanchez, Al Robertson, Andrew T. Koppisch, Rico E. Del Sesto. “Tetraakylphosphonium-based ionic liquids used as MALDI matrices and dye extractants.” Journal of Intelligence Community Research and Development, 15 January 2013.

42) Katherine Lovejoy,‡ Alexander Lou,** Lauren Davis,** Timothy Sanchez, Srinivas Iyer, Cynthia A. Corley, John S. Wilkes, Russell K. Feller, David Fox, Andrew Koppisch, Rico E. Del Sesto. “Single-pot extraction-analysis of wool dyes with ionic liquids.” Journal of Intelligence Community Research and Development, 15 January 2013.

41) Katherine S. Lovejoy,‡ Cynthia A. Corley, Emily K. Cope, Michael C. Valentine, Jeff G. Leid, Geraldine M. Purdy, John S. Wilkes, Andrew T. Koppisch, Rico E. Del Sesto. “Utilization of metal-halide species ambiguity to develop amorphous, stabilized pharmaceutical agents as ionic liquids.” Crystal Growth & Design, 2012, 12, 5357–5364. dx.doi.org/10.1021/cg300969u [5 citations]

40) Katherine Lovejoy,‡ Alexander Lou,** Lauren Davis,** Timothy Sanchez, Srinivas Iyer, Cynthia A. Corley, John S. Wilkes, Russell K. Feller, David Fox, Andrew Koppisch, Rico E. Del Sesto. “Single-pot extraction-analysis of wool dyes with ionic liquids.” Analytical Chem., 2012, 84, 9169–9175.  dx.doi.org/10.1021/ac301873s [12 citations]

39) Denisse Ortiz-Acosta,‡ Russell K. Feller,‡ Brian L. Scott, Rico E. Del Sesto. “Isolation of an Asymmetric Lanthanide Polyoxometalate, Na12H[(W5O18)Tb(H2W11O39)]·42H2O, Containing Two Distinct Isopolyanions.” Journal of Chemical Crystallography, 2012, 42, 651-655.    [2 citations]

38) Rui-Qin Zhong,‡ Ru-Qiang Zou, Tessui Nakagawa,‡ Michael Janicke, Troy A. Semelsberger, Benjamin L. Davis, Anthony K. Burrell, Rico E. Del Sesto. “Improved hydrogen release from ammonia borane with ZIF-8.” Inorg. Chem., 2012, 2728-2730. [30 citations]

37) Jamie L. Manson, Adora G. Baldwin, Brian L. Scott, Jesper Bendix, Rico E. Del Sesto, Paul A. Goddard, Yoshimitsu Kohama, Hope E. Tran, Saman Ghannadzadeh, John Singleton, Tom Lancaster, Johannes S. Möller, Stephen J. Blundell, Francis L. Pratt, Vivien S. Zapf, Jinhee Kang, Changhoon Lee, Myung-Hwan Whangbo, Chris Baines. “[Ni(HF2)(3-Clpy)4]BF4 (py = pyridine): Evidence for Spin Exchange Along Strongly Distorted F∙∙∙H∙∙∙F- Bridges in a 1D Polymeric Chain.” Inorg. Chem., 2012, 51, 7520–7528. [9 citations]

36) Jamie L. Manson, Kimberly E. Carreiro, Saul H. Lapidus, Peter W. Stephens, Paul A. Goddard, Jesper Bendix, Rico E. Del Sesto, John Singleton, Johannes Moeller, Tom Lancaster, Peter J. Baker, Francis L. Pratt, Stephen J. Blundell, Jinhee Kang, Changhoon Leeh, Myung-Hwan Whangboh. “Influence of HF2- geometry on magnetic interactions elucidated from polymorphs of the metal-organic framework [Ni(HF2)(pyz)2]PF6 (pyz = pyrazine).” Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 7235-7243. [9 citations]

35) Katherine S. Lovejoy,‡ Geraldine M. Purdy, Srinivas Iyer, Tim C. Sanchez, Al Robertson, Andrew T. Koppisch, Rico E. Del Sesto. “Tetraakylphosphonium-based ionic liquids used as MALDI matrices and dye extractants.” Analytical Chemistry 2011, 83, 2921-2930.  dx.doi.org/10.1021/ac102944w  [13 citations]

34) Russell K. Feller,‡ Geraldine M. Purdy, Denisse Ortiz-Acosta,‡ Sy Stange,§ Andy Li,§ Edward A. McKigney, Ernst I. Esch, Ross E. Muenchausen, Robert Gilbertson, Minesh Bacrania, Bryan L. Bennett, Kevin C. Ott, Leif Brown, Clay S. Macomber, Brian L. Scott, Rico E. Del Sesto. “Large-scale synthesis of CexLa1-xF3 nanocomposite scintillator materials.” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2011, 21, 5716-5722. [13 citations]

33) Sy Stange, Ernst I. Esch, Eric A. Burgett, Rico E. Del Sesto, Ross E. Muenchausen, Felicia L. Taw, Fredrik K. Tovesson. “A fissionable scintillator for neutron flux monitoring.” Proceedings of the SPIE, 2011, 8144, 814403/1-814403/7.

32) Jamie L. Manson, Saul Lapidus, Peter W. Stephens, Peter K. Peterson, Heather I. Southerland, Tom Lancaster, Stephen J. Blundell, Andrew J. Steele, John Singleton, Ross D. McDonald, Yoshimitsu Kohama, Oscar Ayala-Venezuala, Rico E. Del Sesto, Nickolaus A. Smith, Sergei A. Zvyagin, Mikail Ozerov, Vivien Zapf, Paul A. Goddard, Jinhee Kang, Changhoon Lee, Myung-Hwan Whangbo. “Structural, Electronic, and Magnetic Properties of Quasi-1D Quantum Magnets [Ni(HF2)(pyz)2]X (pyz = pyrazine; X = PF6–, SbF6–) Exhibiting Ni-FHF-Ni and Ni-pyz-Ni Spin Interactions.” Inorganic Chemistry, 2011, 5990-6009.                  Front cover feature– Issue #13, July 2011.   [21 citations]

31) Lindsay E. Roy,‡ Denisse Ortiz-Acosta,‡ Enrique R. Batista, Brian L. Scott, Michael W. Blair, Iain May, Richard L. Martin, Rico E. Del Sesto.  “Luminescence in CeIV Polyoxometalate [Ce(W5O18)2]8-:  A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study.” Chemical Communications, 2010, 46, 1848-1850. [11 citations]

30) Denisse Ortiz-Acosta,‡ Geraldine M. Purdy, Brian Scott, Bryan L. Bennett, Ross E. Muenchausen, Edward A. McKigney, Robert D. Gilbertson, Rico E. Del Sesto. “Ionic Liquid Polyoxometalates As Light Emitting Materials.” ECS Transactions – Molten Salts XVI, 2009, 171-180. [5 citations]

29) Rico E. Del Sesto, T. Mark McCleskey, Clay Macomber, Andrew T. Koppisch,
Gary A. Baker, Anthony K. Burrell.  “Limited Thermal Stablity of Imidazolium and Pyrrolidinum Ionic Liquids.”  Thermochimica Acta, 2009, 491, 118-120.  [59 citations]

28) Sy Stange,§ Ernst I. Esch, Leif Brown, Aaron J. Couture, Rico E. Del Sesto, Robert D. Gilbertson, T. Mark McCleskey, Edward A. McKigney, Ross E. Muenchausen, Renee Reifarth. “Characterization of cerium fluoride nanocomposite scintillators.” Proceedings of the Institute  of Nuclear Materials Management, 2009, 50, 1-9. [1 citation]

27) Sy Stange,§ Ernst I. Esch, Edward A. McKigney, Aaron Couture, Luiz Jacobsohn, T. Mark McCleskey, Ross E. Muenchausen, Rico E. Del Sesto, Robert D. Gilbertson, Minesh Bacrania, Leif Brown, Renee Reifarth. “Development of cerium fluoride nanocomposites for neutron capture measurements.” Proceedings of the Institute  of Nuclear Materials Management, 2008, 49, 232/1-232/8.

26) Rico E. Del Sesto, Gary A. Baker, Anthony K. Burrell, Joseph D. Thompson, T. Mark McCleskey.  “Magnetic Behavior of Transition Metal Based Ionic Liquids.”  Chemical Commununications, 2008, 447-449.  [173 citations]

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory (as Postdoctoral Fellow):

25) E. A. McKigney, R.E. Muenchausen, D. W. Cooke, Rico E. Del Sesto, R. D. Gilbertson, M. K. Bacrania, B. L. Bennett, L. G. Jacobsohn, T. M. McCleskey, K. C. Ott, S. C. Sitarz, J. F. Smith, and S. Stange.  “LaF3:Ce nanocomposite scintillator for gamma-ray detection.” Proceedings of the SPIE, 2007, 6706, 67061A1-67061A11. [12 citations]

24)  Edward A. McKigney Rico E. Del Sesto, Luiz G. Jacobsohn, Peter A. Santi, Ross E. Muenchausen, Kevin C. Ott, T. Mark McCleskey, Bryan L. Bennett, James F. Smith, D. Wayne Cooke. “Composite scintillators for radiation detection and nuclear spectroscopy.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods – Physics Research A, 2007, 579, 15-18. [75 citations]

23)  Anthony K. Burrell, Rico E. Del Sesto, Sheila N. Baker, T. Mark McCleskey, Gary A. Baker.  “The Larger Scale Synthesis of Pure Ionic Liquids.” Green Chemistry, 2007, 9, 449-454.               [295 citations]  Front cover feature article – Issue #5, May 2007.

22) Rico E. Del Sesto, Gary A. Baker, Sheila N. Baker, Brian L. Scott, Timothy S. Keizer, Anthony K. Burrell, T. Mark McCleskey, “Formation of an Unusual Charge Transfer Complex in an Ionic Liquid.” Chemical Communications, 2006, 272-274. [9 citations]

 

U. S. Air Force Academy (as Postdoctoral Fellow):

21)  Rico E. Del Sesto, Cynthia A. Corley, Douglas S. Dudis, A. Todd Yeates, John S. Wilkes. “Fulleride-Based Ionic Liquids,” in ECS Transactions – Molten Salts XV, 2007, 3, 33-39.                       [1 citation]

20) Norman E. Heimer, Rico E. Del Sesto, Zhizhong Meng, John S. Wilkes and W. Robert Carper. “Vibrational Spectra of Imidazolium Tetrafluoroborate Ionic Liquids.” Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2006, 124, 84-95.  [160 citations]

19) Cynthia A. Corley, Rico E. Del Sesto, John S. Wilkes. “Preparation and Properties of High Mass Tetraalkylphosphonium Ionic Liquids,” in ECS Transactions – Molten Salts XIV, 2006, 2004-24, 326-339.  [1 citation]

18) Rico E. Del Sesto, Cynthia Corley, Al Robertson, John S. Wilkes. “Tetraalkyl-phosphonium-Based Ionic Liquids.” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2005, 690, 2536-2542.                                [217 citations] – ‘top 25’ most cited in J. Organomet. Chem. for 2005-2009

17) Rico E. Del Sesto, Douglas S. Dudis, Fassil Ghebremichael, Norman E. Heimer, Tammy K. C. Low, John S. Wilkes, A. Todd Yeates. “Nonlinear Optical Ionic Liquids,” in Ionic Liquids IIIB: Fundamental, Challenges, and Opportunities: Transformations, Processes (ACS Symposium Series), R. Rogers and K. Seddon, Editors. 2005, 902, 144-158. [3 citations]

16) Norman E. Heimer, Rico E. Del Sesto, W. Robert Carper. “Evidence for Spin Diffusion in a H,H-NOESY Study of Imidazolium Tetrafluoroborate Ionic Liquids.” Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 2004, 42, 71-75.  [54 citations]

15) Rico E. Del Sesto, Douglas S. Dudis, Fassil Ghebremichael, Norman E. Heimer, Tammy K. C. Low, John S. Wilkes, A. Todd Yeates. “Modeling, Synthesis and Characterization of Third-Order Nonlinear Optical Salts,” in Proceedings of the SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2003, 5212, 292-298.  [5 citations]

 

University of Utah (as graduate student):

14) Rico E. Del Sesto, A. M. Arif, J. J. Novoa, I. Anusiewicz, B. C. Dunn, E. M. Eyring, J. S. Miller. “Chemical Reduction of 2,4,6-Tricyano-1,3,5-Triazine and 1,3,5-Tricyanobenzene Formation of the Novel 4,4’,6,6’-Tetracyano-2,2’-Bitriazine and its Radical Anion.” Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2003, 68, 3367-3379.  [31 citations]
Front cover feature article – Issue #9, May 2, 2003.

13) Alexander Zakrassov, Vitaly Shteiman, Yana Sheynin, Mark Botoshansky, Moshe Kapon, Rico E. Del Sesto, Joel S. Miller. “Crystal Structures and Magnetic Properties of Nitronyl Nitroxide Radicals.” Helvetica Chimica Acta, 2003, 86, 1234-1246.  [11 citations]

12) Rico E. Del Sesto, Joel S. Miller, Pilar Lafuente, Juan J. Novoa. “Exceptionally Long (>2.9 Å) CC Bonds in pi-[TCNE]22- Dimers: A 2 Electron – 4 Center Cation-mediated CC Bond Involving pi* Electrons.” Chemistry – A European Journal, 2002, 8, 4894-4908.  [120 citations]
Front cover feature article – Issue #21, November 4, 2002.

11)  J. J. Novoa, Rico E. Del Sesto, J. S. Miller. “On the existence of C-C bonds between Pairs of Anions which Repel: When and Why? A Test Case on the [TCNE]22- -dimers found in Ionic Crystals.” Crystal Engineering Communications, 2002, 4, 373-377.  [34 citations]

10) Rico E. Del Sesto, M. Kaftory, A. M. Arif, J. S. Miller. “Charge Transfer Complexes of 2,4,6-Tricyano-s-Triazine with Tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) and Tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine (TMPD).” Crystal Engineering Communications, 2002, 4, 117-120.  [7 citations]

9) Rico E. Del Sesto, M. Botoshansky, M. Kaftory, J. S. Miller. “Isolation of Two Salts From the Reduction of TCNE with [(C3H7)4N]I – A Further Example of Long >2.8Å C-C Bonding in pi-[TCNE]22-.” Crystal Engineering Communications, 2002, 4, 106-108. [7 citations]

8)  D. Moon, M. S. Lah, Rico E. Del Sesto, J. S. Miller. “The Effect of the Ligand Charge on the Coordination Geometry of a Fe(III) Ion: Five- and Six-Coordinate Fe(III) Complexes of Tris(2-Benzimidazoylmethyl)Amine.” Inorganic Chemistry, 2002, 41, 4708-4714.  [35 citations]

7)  J. C. Noveron, M. S. Lah, Rico E. Del Sesto, A. M. Arif, J. S. Miller, P. J. Stang. “Engineering the Structure and Magnetic Properties of Crystalline Solids via the Metal-Directed Self-Assembly of a Versatile Molecular Building Unit.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2002, 124, 6613-6625.  [183 citations]

6)  Rico E. Del Sesto, R. D. Sommer, J. S. Miller. “[Et4N]2[TCNE]2 – An Example of an Exceptionally Long 2.827Å CC Bonds.” Crystal Engineering Communications, 2001, 3, 222-224.

5)  Rico E. Del Sesto, A. M. Arif, J. S. Miller. “Formation of Dimeric Dianions from the Reduction of 2,4,6-Tricyano-1,3,5-triazine and 1,3,5-Tricyanobenzene.” Chemical Communications, 2001, 2730-2731.  [13 citations]

4)  Rico E. Del Sesto, L. Deakin, J. S. Miller. “Copper (II) Carboxylate Dimers and Chains.” Synthetic Metals, 2001, 122, 543-546.  [8 citations]

3)  J. J. Novoa, P. Lafuente, Rico E. Del Sesto, J. S. Miller. “Exceptionally Long (>2.9 Å) CC Bonds Between [TCNE]- anions. 2-Electron-4-Center pi -CC Bonding in pi-[TCNE]22-.” Angewandte Chemie, International Edition 2001, 40, 2540-2545.  [126 citations]
Press releases also in Science News, 2001 (July); 160, 79; New Scientist, 2001 (July, Issue 2298), 27; and Chemical and Engineering News, 2001, 79(28), 41.

2)  Rico E. Del Sesto, A. Arif, J. S. Miller. “Copper(II) Benzoate Nitroxide Dimers and Chains – Structure and Magnetic Studies.” Inorganic Chemistry, 2000, 39, 4894-4902.  [72 citations]

1)  J. Zhang, L. M. Liable-Sands, A.L. Rheingold, Rico E. Del Sesto, D. C. Gordon, B. M. Burkhart, J. S. Miller. “Isolation and structural determination of octacyano-butanediide, [C4(CN)8]2-; precursors to M(TCNE)x magnets.” Chemical Communications, 1998, 1385-1386.  [39 citations]