Select Faculty Publications

Below is a selection of articles published by our faculty.
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Nano & Materials 

Theoretical & Experimental 
Chemical Physics

Chemical Biology

Amit Basu  

"Galactan synthesis in a single step via oligomerization of monosaccharides" Dräger, M.; Basu, A. Beilstein J. Org. Chem., 2014, 10, 2658-2663.

"Anti-bacterial glycosyl triazoles – identification of an N-acetylglucosamine derivative with bacteriostatic activity against Bacillus" Kuhn, H.; Gutelius, D.; Black, E.; Nadolny, C.; Basu, A.; Reid, C. Med. Chem. Comm. 2014, 5, 1213-1217. 

"End-labeled amino terminated monotelechelic glycopolymers generated by ROMP and Cu(I)-catalyzed azide–alkyne cycloadditionOkoth, R.; Basu, A. Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 20139, 608-612.

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David Cane

"Structural Studies of Geosmin Synthase, a Bifunctional Sesquiterpene Synthase with αα Domain Architecture That Catalyzes a Unique Cyclization–Fragmentation Reaction Sequence" Harris, C.G.; Lombardi, P.M.; Pemberton, T.A.; Matsui, T.; Weiss, T.; Cole, K.W.; Köksai, M.; Murphy IV, F.V.; Vedula, L.S.; Chou, W.K.W.; Cane, D.E.; Christianson, D.W. Biochemistry. 2015, 54, 7142-7155.
"Elucidation of the Cryptic Epimerase Activity of Redox-Inactive Ketoreductase Domains from Modular Polyketide Synthases by Tandem Equilibrium Isotope Exchange" Garg, A.; Xie, X.; Keatinge-Clay, A.; Khosla, C.; Cane, D.E. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 10190-10193.
"Coupled methyl group epimerization and reduction by polyketide synthase ketoreductase domains. Ketoreductase-catalyzed equilibrium isotope exchange." Garg, A.; Khosla, C; Cane, D.E. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 16324-5
"Unexpected reactivity of 2-fluorolinalyl diphosphate in the active site of crystalline 2-methylisoborneol synthase." Koksal, M.; Chou, W.K.; Cane, D.E.; Christianson, D.W. Biochemistry. 2013, 52, 5247-55

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Ou Chen

"Magneto-fluorescent core-shell supernanoparticles" Chen, O. Riedemann, F.; Etoc, F.; Herrmann, H.; et. al. Nat. Comm. 2014, 5, 5093.
"Compact high-quality CdSe–CdS core–shell nanocrystals with narrow emission linewidths and suppressed blinking" Chen, O.; Zhao, J.; Chauhan, V.P.; Cui, J.; et. al. Nat. Mater. 2013, 12, 445-451.

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Sarah Delaney 

"Klenow Fragment Discriminates against the Incorporation of the Hyperoxidized dGTP Lesion Spiroiminodihydantoin into DNA" Huang, J.; Yennie. C.J.; Delaney, S. Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2015, 28, 2325-2333.
"Rate-determining Step of Flap Endonuclease 1 (FEN1) Reflects a Kinetic Bias against Long Flaps and Trinucleotide Repeat Sequences" Tarantino, M.E.; Bilotti, K.; Huang, J.; Delaney, S. J. Biol. Chem. 2015290, 21154-21162. 

"A Chemical and Kinetic Perspective on Base Excision Repair of DNA" Schermerhorn, K.M.; Delaney, S. Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 47, 1238-1246.

"Transient-State Kinetics of Apurinic/Apyrimidinic (AP) Endonuclease 1 Acting on an Authentic AP Site and Commonly Used Substrate Analogs: The Effect of Diverse Metal Ions and Base Mismatches" Schermerhorn, K.M.; Delaney, S. Biochemistry2013, 52, 7669-7677.

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Gerald Diebold

Photoacoustic transients produced by laser generated, ultrahigh thermal gradients Wu, B.; Frez, C.; Diebold, G.J. Appl. Phys. Lett., 2013, 103, 124105.

Photoacoustic effect in a sinusoidally modulated structure” Wu, B.; Diebold, G.J. Appl. Phys. Lett2012100, 164102

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Jimmie Doll

"Overcoming the Rare Event Sampling Problem in Biological Systems with Infinite Swapping" Plattner, N.; Doll, J.D.; Meuwly, M. J. Chem. Theory Comput. 20139, 4215-4224.

 “Rare-event sampling: Occupation-based performance measures for parallel tampering and infinite swapping Monte Carlo methods” Doll, J.D.; Plattner, N.; Freeman, D.L.; Liu, Y.; Dupuis, P. J. Chem. Phys. 2012, 137, 204112.

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Eunsuk Kim

"New Synthetic Routes to Iron–Sulfur Clusters: Deciphering the Repair Chemistry of [2Fe–2S] Clusters from Mononitrosyl Iron Complexes" Fitzpatrick, J.; Kim, E. Inorg. Chem. 2015. 54, 10559-10567. [Selected for journal cover!]
"Synthetic Modeling Chemistry of Iron–Sulfur Clusters in Nitric Oxide Signaling" Fitzpatrick, J.; Kim, E. Acc. Chem. Res. 2015, 48, 2453-2461.

"Nitric Oxide Reactivity of [2Fe-2S] Clusters Leading to H2S Generation" Tran, C.T.; Williard, P.G.; Kim, E. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 11874-11877.

"Transformation of a Mononitrosyl Iron Complex to a [2Fe-2S] Cluster by a Cysteine Analogue" Fitzpatrick, J.; Kalyvas, H.; Filipovic, M.R.; Ivanovic-Burmazovic, I.; MacDonald, J.C.; Shearer, J.; Kim, E. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 7229-7232.

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Kristie Koski

“Non-invasive determination of the complete elastic moduli of spider silks”  Koski, K.J.; Akhenblit, P.; McKiernan, K.; Yarger, J.L. Nature Materials. 2013, 12, 262-267
“High-Density Chemical Intercalation of Zero-Valent Copper into Bi2Se3 Nanoribbons” Koski, K.J.; Cha, J.J.; Reed, B.W.; Wessells, C.D.; Kong, D.; Cui, Y. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 7584-7587

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Christoph Rose-Petruck

"X-ray Scatter Imaging of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a Mouse Model Using Nanoparticle Contrast Agents" Rand, D.; Derdak, D.; Carlson, R.; Wands, J.R.; Rose-Petruck, C.  Scientific Reports. 2015, 5, 15673.
"Spatial frequency heterodyne imaging of aqueous phase transitions inside multi-walled carbon nanotubes" Schunk, F.M.; Rand, D.; Rose-Petruck, C. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 17, 31237-31247.
"Electrochemical reduction of CO2 with clathrate hydrate electrolytes and copper foam electrodesDeCiccio, D.; Ahn, S.T.; Schunk, F.; Palmore, G.T.R.; Rose-Petruck, C. Electrochemistry Comm. 2015, 52, 13-16.

"Picosecond X-ray absorption measurements of the ligand substitution dynamics of Fe(CO)5 in ethanol" Ahr, B.; Chollet, M.; Adams, B.; Lunny, E.M.; Laperle, C.M.; Rose-Petruck, C. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2011, 13, 5590-5599. [Selected for journal cover!]

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Jason Sello

"Restriction of the Conformational Dynamics of the Cyclic Acyldepsipeptide Antibiotics Improves Their Antibacterial Activity" Carney, D.W.; Schmitz, K.R.; Truong, J.V.; Sauer, R.T.; Sello, J.K. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 1922-1929
“Study of PcaV from Streptomyces coelicolor yields new insights into ligand-responsive MarR family transcription factors" Davis, J.R.; Brown, B.L.; Page, R.; Sello, J.K.  Nucl. Acids Res., 2013, doi: 10.1093/nar/gkt009

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Christopher Seto

“A Focused Library of Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Inhibitors” Comeau, A.B.; Critton, D.A.; Page, R.; Seto, C.T. J. Med. Chem. 201053, 6768-6772
“Enantioselective Synthesis of 1-Aryltetrahydroisoquinolines” Wang, S., Onaran, B.M.; Seto, C.T. Org. Lett. 201012, 2690-2693

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Richard Stratt

"Potential energy landscape and inherent dynamics of a hard-sphere fluid" Ma, Q.; Stratt, R.M. Phys. Rev. E., 2014, 90, 042314.

"How a solute-pump/solvent-probe spectroscopy can reveal structural dynamics: Polarizability response spectra as a two-dimensional solvation spectroscopy" Sun, X.; Stratt, R.M. J. Chem. Phys.2013, 139, 044506.

“The molecular underpinnings of a solute-pump/solvent-probe spectroscopy: The theory of polarizability response spectra and an application to preferential solvation” Sun, X.; Stratt, R.M. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.2012, 14, 6320.

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Shouheng Sun

"Stable Cobalt Nanoparticles and Their Monolayer Array as an Efficient Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Evolution Reaction" Wu, L.; Li, Q.; Wu, C.H.; Zhu, H.; Mendoza-Garcia, A.; Shen, B.; Guo, J.; Sun, S. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 7071-7074.
"A New Core/Shell NiAu/Au Nanoparticle Catalyst with Pt-like Activity for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction" Lv, H.; Xi, Z.; Chen, Z.; Guo, S.; Yu, Y.; Zhu, W.; Li, Q; Sun, S.; et. al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 5859-5862.
"New Approach to Fully Ordered fct-FePt Nanoparticles for Much Enhanced Electrocatalysis in Acid" Li, Q.; Wu, L.; Lv, H.; Zhang, S.; Zhu, W.; Zhu, H.; Mendoza-Garcia, A.; Sun, S., et. al. Nano Lett. 2015, 15, 2468-2473.

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Lai-Sheng Wang

"Conformation-Selective Resonant Photoelectron Spectroscopy via Dipole-Bound States of Cold Anions" Huang, D-L.; Liu, H-T.; Ning, C-G.; Wang, L-S. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2015, 6, 2153-2157.
"Observation of an all-boron fullereneZhai, H-J.; Li, W-L.; Piazza, Z.A.; Li, S-D.; Wang, L-S.; et. al. Nature Chem. 20146, 727-731.
"Planar hexagonal B36 as a potential basis for extended single-atom layer boron sheets" Piazza, Z.A.; Hu, H-S.; Li, W-L.; Zhao, Y-F.; Li, J.; Wang, L-S. Nature Comm.2014, 5, Article: 3113
"Controlling Gold Nanoclusters by Diphospine Ligands" Chen, J.; Zhang, Q-F.; Bonaccorso, T.A.; Williard, P.G.; Wang, L-S. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014136, 92-95.

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Peter Weber

"Charge transfer and ultrafast nuclear motions: the complex structural dynamics of an electronically excited triamine" Cheng, X.; Gao, Y.; Rudakov, F.; Weber, P.M. Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 619-627. 
"From the (1B) Spectroscopic State to the Photochemical Product of the Ultrafast Ring-Opening of 1,3-Cyclohexadiene: A Spectral Observation of the Complete Reaction Path" Pemberton, C.C.; Zhang, Y.; Saita, K.; Kirrander, A.; Weber, P.M. J. Phys. Chem. A. 2015, 119, 8832-8845.
"Imaging Molecular Motion: Femtosecond X-Ray Scattering of an Electrocyclic Chemical Reaction" Minitti, M.P.; Budarz, J.M.; Stankus, B.; Weber, P.M.; et. al. Phys. Rev. Lett.  

"Ultrafast structural dynamics in Rydberg excited N,N,N′,N′-tetramethylethylenediamine: conformation dependent electron lone pair interaction and charge delocalization" Cheng, X.; Zhang, Y.; Deb, S.; Minitti, M.P.; Gao, Y.; Jonsson, H.; Weber, P.M. Chem. Sci.2014, 5, 4394-4403.

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Paul Williard

Dynamics of Catalytic Resolution of 2-Lithio-N-Boc-piperidine by Ligand Exchange” Beng, T.K.; Tyree, W. S.; Parker, T.; Su, C.; Williard, P.G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 40, 16845-16855

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Matthew Zimmt

"Shape-Directed Patterning and Surface Reaction of Tetra-diacetylene Monolayers: Formation of Linear and Two-Dimensional Grid Polydiacetylene Alternating Copolymers" Yang, Y.; Zimmt, M.B. Langmuir. 2015, 31, 12408-12416.
"Reactive capture of gold nanoparticles by strongly physisorbed monolayers on graphite" Wei, X.; Tong, W.; Fidler, V.; Zimmt, M.B. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2012, 387, 221-227.
Patterned Monolayer Self-Assembly Programmed by Side Chain Shape: Four-Component Gratings Xue, Y.; Zimmt, M.B. J. Am. Chem Soc., 2012, 134, 4513-4516

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updated: 2/11/16