The specific research interests in the David Jackson research group lie in six overlapping areas, i) metal catalysed hydrogenation, ii) heterogeneous catalysis in fine chemicals synthesis, iii) catalyst activation and catalyst deactivation, iv) dehydrogenation, v) adsorption, and vi) base catalysis. All of which fall within the concepts of the Catalysis Research Centre set up at Glasgow.
- “Metal Oxides in Catalysis”, Volumes 1 & 2, Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2009. ISBN: 978-3-527-31815-5 (co-edited with Dr. J.S.J. Hargreaves)
- Deactivation and Regeneration of Chromia and Vanadia Catalysts in Alkane Dehydrogenation. Current Topics in Catalysis, 9, 15 – 24, (2010). Madurani Edussuriya, S. David Jackson and Sreekala Rugmini.
- Synthesis of Methyl Isobutyl Ketone over Pd/MgO/SiO2. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 49, 8439–8443, (2010) Jonathan J. Gamman, S. David Jackson and Fiona A. Wigzell.
- Using Modifiers to Specify Stereochemistry and Enhance Selectivity and Activity in Palladium-Catalysed, Liquid Phase Hydrogenation of Alkynes. Catalysis Today, (2010), doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2010.10.012 Paloma E. Garcia, Ailsa S. Lynch, Andy Monaghan and S. David Jackson
- The Roles of Subsurface Carbon and Hydrogen in Palladium-Catalyzed Alkyne Hydrogenation. Science, 320, no. 5872, 86 – 89, (2008). Detre Teschner, János Borsodi, Attila Wootsch, Zsolt Révay, Michael Hävecker, Axel Knop-Gericke, S. David Jackson and Robert Schlögl.