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Herman Cho

Catalysis Science
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K2-57
Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Publications



  • Cho HM. 2016. "Dependence of nuclear quadrupole resonance transitions on the electric field gradient asymmetry parameter for nuclides with half-integer spins." Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables 111-112:29.40.  doi:10.1016/j.adt.2016.02.003
  • Brown DML, HM Cho, and WA De Jong. 2016. "Bridging experiment and theory: a template for unifying NMR data and electronic structure calculations." Journal of Cheminformatics 8(8):1-9.  doi:10.1186/s13321-016-0120-z


  • Kathmann SM, HM Cho, TM Chang, GK Schenter, KK Parab, and T Autrey. 2014. "Experimental and Theoretical Study of Molecular Response of Amine Bases in Organic Solvents ." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 118(18):4883-4888.  doi:10.1021/jp500821u
  • Lercher JA, AM Appel, T Autrey, RM Bullock, DM Camaioni, HM Cho, DA Dixon, Z Dohnalek, F Gao, VA Glezakou, MA Henderson, JZ Hu, E Iglesia, AJ Karkamkar, BD Kay, GA Kimmel, JC Linehan, J Liu, I Lyubinetsky, D Mei, CHF Peden, RJ Rousseau, GK Schenter, WJ Shaw, J Szanyi, H Wang, Y Wang, and RS Weber. 2014. "Multifunctional Catalysts to Synthesize and Utilize Energy Carriers." In Frontiers at the Interface between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis, II, pp. 207-219.  U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Washington, DC. 
  • Levitskaia TG, BM Rapko, A Anderson, JM Peterson, S Chatterjee, ED Walter, HM Cho, and NM Washton. 2014. Speciation and Oxidative Stability of Alkaline Soluble, Non-Pertechnetate TechnetiumPNNL-23654; EMSP-RPT-024 Rev0, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 


  • Karkamkar AJ, K Parab, DM Camaioni, D Neiner, HM Cho, TK Nielsen, and T Autrey. 2013. "A Thermodynamic and Kenetic Study of the Heterolytic Activation of Hydrogen by Frustrated Borane-Amine Lewis Pairs." Dalton Transactions 42(3):615-619.  doi:10.1039/c2dt31628e


  • Cort JR, PJ Alperin, and HM Cho. 2012. "Measurement and analysis of diastereomer ratios for forensic characterization of brodifacoum." Forensic Science International 214(1-3):178-181.  doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2011.08.003


  • Jain A, S Lense, JC Linehan, S Raugei, HM Cho, DL DuBois, and WJ Shaw. 2011. "Incorporating Peptides in the Outer Coordination Sphere of Bio-inspired Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Production ." Inorganic Chemistry 50(9):4073-4085.  doi:10.1021/ic1025872


  • Cho HM, WA De Jong, and CZ Soderquist. 2010. "Probing the Oxygen Environment in UO22+ by Solid-State O-17 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Relativistic Density Functional Calculations." Journal of Chemical Physics 132(8):084501.  doi:10.1063/1.3308499
  • Cho HM, WA De Jong, AP Sattelberger, F Poineau, and K Czerwinski. 2010. "Comprehensive Solid-State NMR Characterization of Electronic Structure in Ditechnetium Heptoxide ." Journal of the American Chemical Society 132(38):13138-13140. 


  • Cort JR, and HM Cho. 2009. "1H and 13C NMR Chemical Shift Assignments and Conformational Analysis for the Two Diastereomers of the Vitamin K Epoxide Reductase Inhibitor Brodifacoum." Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 47(10):897-901.  doi:10.1002/mrc.2475


  • Cho HM, WJ Shaw, VM Parvanov, GK Schenter, AJ Karkamkar, NJ Hess, CJ Mundy, SM Kathmann, JA Sears, Jr, AS Lipton, PD Ellis, and T Autrey. 2008. "Molecular Structure and Dynamics in the Low Temperature (Orthorhombic) Phase of NH3BH3." Journal of Physical Chemistry A 112(18):4277-4283. 


  • Farnan IE, HM Cho, and WJ Weber. 2007. "QUANTIFICATION OF ACTINIDE ALPHA-RADIATION DAMAGE IN MINERALS AND CERAMICS." Nature 445:190-193.  doi:10.1038/nature05425


  • Cho HM, and AR Felmy. 2006. EMSL Radiological NMR Spectroscopy Meeting. May 1-2, 2006.  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Ricland, WA. 
  • Cho HM, AR Felmy, R Craciun, JP Keenum, NK Shah, and DA Dixon. 2006. "Solution State Structure Determination of Silicate Oligomers by 29Si NMR Spectroscopy and Molecular Modeling." Journal of the American Chemical Society 128(7):2324-2335.  doi:10.1021/ja0559202
  • Cho HM. 2006. "2-D Homonuclear Correlation and Separated Local Field Experiments for Solids with Strong Homonuclear Dipolar Couplings." Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance 29(1-3):219-226. 
  • Farnan IE, HM Cho, and WJ Weber. 2006. "IDENTIFYING AND QUANTIFYING ACTINIDE RADIATION DAMAGE IN ZrSiO4 MINERALS AND CERAMICS WITH NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE." In Proceedings of the Eighth Actinides Conference, Actinides 2005, 4-8 July 2005, University of Manchester, UK. Published in Recent Advances in Actinide Science, ed. I May, R Alvarez, N Bryan, pp. 305-310.  Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 
  • Felmy AR, HM Cho, DA Dixon, Y Xia, NJ Hess, and Z Wang. 2006. "The Aqueous Complexation of Thorium with Citrate under Neutral to Basic Conditions." Radiochimica Acta 94(4):205-212.  doi:10.1524/ract.2006.94.4.205
  • Harel E, and HM Cho. 2006. "A General Numerical Analysis of Time-Domain NQR Experiments." Journal of Magnetic Resonance 183(2):308-314.  doi:10.1016/j.jmr.2006.06.033
  • McNamara BK, LA Snow, CZ Soderquist, SI Sinkov, HM Cho, and JI Friese. 2006. "The radiation induced chemistry of uranyl cation in aqueous carbonate -bicarbonate solutions as followed by NMR spectroscopy." In 2nd Symposium on Actinides - Basic Scienc, Applications and Technology held at the Materials Science Research Society Fall Meeting in Boston, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2005, Published in Actinides 2005 , ed. Lynda Soderholm, pp. 369-374.  Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA. 
  • Snow LA, BK McNamara, SI Sinkov, HM Cho, and JI Friese. 2006. "Observation of Radiolytic Field Alteration of the Uranyl Cation in Bicarbonate Solution ." In Actinides 2006-Basic Science, Applications and Technology. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 986, ed. K.J.M. Blobaum, E. Chandler, L. Havela, M.B. Maple, M.Neu, pp. 177-182.  Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA. 


  • Wang Z, AR Felmy, Y Xia, O Qafoku, W Yantasee, and HM Cho. 2005. "Complexation of Cm(III)/Eu(III) with Silicate in Basic Solutions." Radiochimica Acta 93(12):741-748. 


  • Cho HM, WA De Jong, BK McNamara, BM Rapko, and IE Burgeson. 2004. "Temperature and Isotope Substitute Effects on the Structure and NMR Properties of the Pertechnetate Ion in Water." Journal of the American Chemical Society 126(37):11583-11588. 
  • Farnan IE, HM Cho, WJ Weber, RD Scheele, NR Johnson, and AE Kozelisky. 2004. "High-Resolution Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Experiments on Highly Radioactive Ceramics." Review of Scientific Instruments 75(12):5232-5236. 
  • Hunger S, HM Cho, JT Sims, and DL Sparks. 2004. "Direct Speciation of Phosphorus in Alum-Amended Poultry Litter: Solid-State 31P NMR Investigation ." Environmental Science and Technology 38(3):674-681. 


  • Cho HM, D Rai, NJ Hess, Y Xia, and L Rao. 2003. "Acidity and Structure of Isosaccharinate in Aqueous Solution: A Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Study." Journal of Solution Chemistry 32(8):691-702. 
  • Lumetta GJ, BM Rapko, and HM Cho. 2003. "Studies of the Fundamental Chemistry of Hanford Tank sludges ." In ICEM'03 : 9th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management : held in Oxford, England, September 21-25, 2003 /.  American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York. 
  • Rai D, NJ Hess, Y Xia, L Rao, HM Cho, RC Moore, and LR Van Loon. 2003. "Comprehensive Thermodynamic Model Applicable to Highly Acidic to Basic Conditions for Isosaccharinate Reactions with Ca(II) and Np(IV)." Journal of Solution Chemistry 32(8):665-689. 


  • Cho HM, PB Shepson, LA Barrie, JP Cowin, and RA Zaveri. 2002. "NMR Investigation of the Quasi-Brine Layer in Ice/Brine Mixtures." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 106(43):11226-11232. 



  • Cho HM. 2000. "Hydrogen bonding interaction in Phase A [Mg7Si2O8(HO)6)] at ambient and high pressure." Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 27(4):225-233. 


  • Cho HM. 1999. "Off-Resonance Multiple-Pulse Dynamics in Solid State NMR Spectroscopy: A Revised Coherent Averaging Theory Analysis." Journal of Magnetic Resonance 141(1):164-179. 
  • Maxwell RS, RK Kukkadapu, JE Amonette, and HM Cho. 1999. "2H Solid-State NMR Investigation of Terephthalate Dynamics and Orientation in Mixed-Anion Hydrotalcite-like Compounds." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 103:5197-5203. 
  • Schaller T, C Rong, and HM Cho. 1999. "TRAPDOR NMR investigations of phosphorus-bearing aluminosilicate glasses." Journal of Non-crystalline Solids 248(1):19-27. 
  • Tagg SL, HM Cho, MD Dyar, and ES Grew. 1999. "Tetrahedral Boron in Naturally-Occurring Tourmaline." American Mineralogist 84(9):1451-1455. 

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