Department of Chemistry

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Matthew Barry

Han, H., Wei, Z., Barry, M., Filatov, A. S., Dikarev, E. (2017). Heterometallic Molecular Precursors for Lithium-Iron Oxide Material: Synthesis, Solid State Structure, Solution and Gas-Phase Behavior, and Thermal Decomposition. Dalton Transactions, 46, 5644-5649.

Barry, M., Wei, Z., He, Filatov, A. S., Dikarev, E. (2016). Volatile Single-Source Precursors for the Low-Temperature Preparation of Sodium-Rare Earth Metal Fluorides. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138, 8883-8887.


Eric Block

Block, E. (2017). Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science [神奇的葱蒜—传说与科学]. Beijing: Chemistry Industry Press.

Block, E., Batista, V. S., Matsunami, H., Zhuang, H., Ahmed, L. (2017). The role of metals in mammalian olfaction of low molecular weight organosulfur compounds. Natural Product Reports, 34, 529-557.

Block, E. (2017). Fifty years of smelling sulfur: From the chemistry of garlic to the molecular basis for olfaction. Phosphorus, Sulfur, Silicon and Related Elements, 192, 141-144.

Li, S., Ahmed, L., Zhang, R., Pan, Y., Matsunami, H., Burger, J. L., Block, E., Batista, V. S., Zhuang, H. (2016). Smelling Sulfur: Copper and Silver Regulate the Response of Human Odorant Receptor OR2T11 to Low Molecular Weight Thiols. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(40), 13281–13288.

Block, E., Booker, S. J., Flores-Penalba, S., George, G., Gundala, S., Landgraf, B. J., Li, F., Lodge, S. N., Pushie, J., Rozovsky, S., Vattekkatte, A., Yaghi, R., Zeng, H. (2016). Trifluoroselenomethionine – a New Non-Natural Amino Acid. ChemBioChem, 17(18), 1738–1751.

Block, E. (2016, August 3). What’s That Smell? A controversial theory of olfaction deemed implausible. Huffington Post.


Justin Bueno

Muro, C. K., Doty, K. C., Bueno, J., Halámková, L., Lednev, I. K. (2016). Vibrational Spectroscopy for Forensic Applications. In Evgeny Katz, Jan Halámek (Eds.), Forensic Science: A Multidisciplinary Approach (pp. 5-54). Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH.

Muro, C. K., Doty, K. C., Bueno, J., Halámková, L., 渡邉大助, Lednev, I. K. (2016). 振動分光学: 法科学に革命をもたらす新展開. 分光研究, 65(1), 3–32.


Alan A. Chen

Haruehanroengra, P., Vangaveti, S., Ranganathan, S. V., Wang, R., Chen, A., Sheng, J. (2017). Nature’s Selection of Geranyl Group as a tRNA Modification: The Effects of Chain Length on Base-Pairing Specificity. ACS chemical biology, epub ahead of print.

Seebald, L. M., Demott, C., Ranganathan, S., Asare Okai, P. N., Glazunova, A., Chen, A., Shekhtman, A., Royzen, M. (2017). Cu(II)-Based Paramagnetic Probe to Study RNA-Protein Interactions by NMR. Inorganic chemistry, 56(7), 3773-3780.

Vangaveti, S., Ranganathan, S. V., Chen, A. (2017). Advances in RNA molecular dynamics: a simulator’s guide to RNA force fields. Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. RNA, 8(2).

Seebald, L. M., DeMott, C. M., Ranganathan, S., Asare Okai, P. N., Glazunova, A., Chen, A., Shekhtman, A., Royzen, M. Cobalt-based paramagnetic probe to study RNA-protein interactions by NMR. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 170, 202-208.

Wang, R., Vangaveti, S., Ranganathan, S., Basanta Sanchez, M., Haruehanriengra, P., Chen, A., Sheng, J. (2016). Synthesis, Base Pairing and Structure Studies of Geranylated RNA. Nucleic Acids Research/Oxford Journals, 44(13), 6036-6045.

Ranganathan, S. V., Halvorsen, K., Myers, C. A., Robertson, N. M., Yigit, M. V., Chen, A. (2016). Complex Thermodynamic Behavior of Single-Stranded Nucleic Acid Adsorption to Graphene Surfaces. Langmuir: The ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 32(24), 6028-6034.

Miner, J. C., Chen, A., García, A. E. (2016). Free-energy landscape of a hyperstable RNA tetraloop. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(24), 6665-66670.


Christopher DeMott

Seebald, L. M., DeMott, C. M., Ranganathan, S., Asare Okai, P. N., Glazunova, A., Chen, A., Shekhtman, A., Royzen, M. Cobalt-based paramagnetic probe to study RNA-protein interactions by NMR. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 170, 202-208.


Evgeny Dikarev

Han, H., Wei, Z., Barry, M., Filatov, A. S., Dikarev, E. (2017). Heterometallic Molecular Precursors for Lithium-Iron Oxide Material: Synthesis, Solid State Structure, Solution and Gas-Phase Behavior, and Thermal Decomposition. Dalton Transaction, 46, 5644-5649.

Barry, M., Wei, Z., He, Filatov, A. S., Dikarev, E. (2016). Volatile Single-Source Precursors for the Low-Temperature Preparation of Sodium-Rare Earth Metal Fluorides. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138, 8883-8887.


Gerd-Uwe Flechsig

Ni, X., Joda, H., Sedova, A., Biala, K., Flechsig, G.-U. (2016). Sequence Detection of Unlabeled DNA Using the Sandwich Assay: Strand-Displacement, Hybridization Effiency, and Probe Conformation Considerations for the Tethered Surface. Electrochimica Acta, 220, 581–586.

Joda, H., Sedova, A., Awan, W., Flechsig, G.-U. (2016). The osmium tetroxide bipyridine-labeled DNA probe: hairpin conformations and characterization of redox-label behavior. Electroanalysis, 29(1), 51-59.


Jan Halámek

Brunelle, E., Huynh, C., Le, A.-M., Halámková, L., Agudelo, J., Halámek, J. (2016). New horizons for Ninhydrin: Colorimetric determination of gender from fingerprints. Analytical Chemistry, 88 (4), 2413–2420

Brunelle, E., Halámek, J. (2016). Biocomputing approach in forensic analysis. International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems, 32(1), 17-29

Agudelo, J., Halamkova, L., Brunelle, E., Rodrigues, R., Huynh, C., Halámek, J. (2016). Ages at a crime scene: Simultaneous estimation of the time since deposition and age of its originator. Analytical Chemistry, 88(12), 6479-6484

Brunelle, E., Le, A.-M., Huynh, C., Wingfield, K., Halámková, L., Agudelo, J., Halámek, J. (2017). Coomassie Brilliant Blue G-250 Dye: New application for forensic fingerprint analysis.” Analytical Chemistry, 2017, 89 (7), 4314–4319

Agudelo, J., Privman V., Halamek J. (2017). Promises and challenges in continuous tracking utilizing amino acids in skin secretions for active multi-factor biometric authentication for cybersecurity. Chem. Phys. Chem., DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201700044 (invited concept paper)


Igor K. Lednev

Muro, C. K., Doty, K. C., Bueno, J., Halámková, L., Lednev, I. K. (2016). Vibrational Spectroscopy for Forensic Applications. In Evgeny Katz, Jan Halámek (Eds), Forensic Science: A Multidisciplinary Approach (pp. 5-54). Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH.

Muro, C. K., Lednev, I. K. (2017). Race differentiation based on Raman spectroscopy of semen traces for forensic purposes. Analytical Chemistry, 89(8), 4344–4348.

Sikirzhytskaya, A., Sikirzhytski, V., Lednev, I. K. (2017). Determining Gender by Raman Spectroscopy of a Bloodstain. Analytical Chemistry, 89(3), 1486–1492.

Muro, C. K., Lednev, I. K. (2017). Identification of individual red blood cells by Raman microspectroscopy for forensic purposes: in search of a limit of detection. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 409(1), 287–293.

Manheim, J., Doty, K. C., McLaughlin, G., Lednev, I. K. (2016). Forensic Hair Differentiation Using Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR FT-IR) Spectroscopy. Applied spectroscopy, 70(7), 1109–1117.

Mistek, E., Halámková, L., Doty, K. C., Muro, C. K., Lednev, I. K. (2016). Race differentiation by Raman spectroscopy of a bloodstain for forensic purposes. Analytical Chemistry, 88(15), 7453–7456.

Muro, C. K., de Souza Fernandes, L., Lednev, I. K. (2016). Sex determination based on Raman spectroscopy of saliva traces for forensic purposes. Analytical Chemistry, 88(24), 12489–12493.

Deckert-Gaudig, T., Kurouski, D., Hedegaard, M. A., Singh, P., Lednev, I. K., Deckert, V. (2016). Spatially resolved spectroscopic differentiation of hydrophilic and hydrophobic domains on individual insulin amyloid fibrils. Scientific Reports, 6.

Paul, T. J., Hoffmann, Z., Wang, C., Shanmugasundaram, M., DeJoannis, J., Shekhtman, A., Lednev, I. K., Yadavalli, V. K., Prabhakar, R. (2016). Structural and mechanical properties of amyloid beta fibrils: a combined experimental and theoretical approach. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 7(14), 2758–2764.

Breydo, L., Kurouski, D., Rasool, S., Milton, S., Wu, J. W., Uversky, V. N., Lednev, I. K., Glabe, C. G. (2016). Structural differences between amyloid beta oligomers. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 477(4), 700–705.

Garip, S., Bayari, S. H., Severcan, M., Abbas, S., Lednev, I. K., Severcan, F. (2016). Structural effects of simvastatin on rat liver tissue: Fourier transform infrared and Raman microspectroscopic studies. Journal of biomedical optics, 21(2), 025008–025008.

Muro, C. K., Doty, K. C., Bueno, J., Halamkova, L., 渡邉大助, Lednev, I. K. (2016). 振動分光学: 法科学に革命をもたらす新展開. 分光研究, 65(1), 3–32.


Gregory McLaughlin

Manheim, J., Doty, K. C., McLaughlin, G., Lednev, I. K. (2016). Forensic Hair Differentiation Using Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR FT-IR) Spectroscopy. Applied spectroscopy, 70(7), 1109–1117.


Ajay Pande

Dixit, K., Pande, A., Pande, J., Sarma, S. (2016). Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Structure of a Major Lens Protein, Human γC-Crystallin: Role of the Dipole Moment in Protein Solubility. Biochemistry, 55, 3136-49.


Jayanti Pande

Dixit, K., Pande, A., Pande, J., Sarma, S. (2016). Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Structure of a Major Lens Protein, Human γC-Crystallin: Role of the Dipole Moment in Protein Solubility. Biochemistry, 55, 3136-49.


Marina A. Petrukhina

Spisak, S., Wei, Z., Rogachev, A. Y., Amaya, T., Hirao, T., Petrukhina, M. A. (2017). Double Concave Cesium Encapsulation by Two Charged Sumanenyl Bowls. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 56(10), 2582-2587.

Spisak, S., Wei, Z., Petrukhina, M. A. (2017). Mixing Li and Cs in the Reduction of Corannulene for the Assembly of a Cesium-Capped Sandwich with a Hexanuclear Heterometallic Core. Dalton Transactions, 46, 5625-5630.

Zhou, Z., Greenough, J., Wei, Z., Petrukhina, M. A. (2017). The Dinuclear Scandium(III) Cyclooctatetraenyl Chloride Complex, [Sc(COT)Cl•(THF)]2. Acta Crystallographica Section C, 73, 420-423.

Spisak, S., Rogachev, A. Y., Zabula, A. V., Filatov, A. S., Clérac, R., Petrukhina, M. A. (2017). Tuning Separation and Coupling of Corannulene Trianion-Radicals through Sizable Alkali Metal Belts. Chemical Science, 8(4), 3137-3145.

Spisak, S., Li, J., Rogachev, A. Y., Wei, Z., Papaianina, O., Amsharov, K., Rybalchenko, A., Goryunkov, A., Petrukhina, M. A. (2016). From Corannulene to Indacenopicene: Effect of Carbon Framework Topology on Aromaticity and Reduction Limits. Organometallics, 35, 3105-3111.

Rudebusch, G., Espejo, G., Zafra, J., Peña-Alvarez, M., Spisak, S., Fukuda, K., Wei, Z., Nakano, M., Petrukhina, M. A., Casado, J., Haley, M. (2016). A Biradical Balancing Act: Redox Amphoterism in a Diindenoanthracene Derivative Results from Quinoidal Acceptor and Aromatic Donor Motifs. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138, 12648-12654.

Pecqueur, S., Maltenberger, A., Petrukhina, M. A., Halik, M., Jaeger, A., Pentlehner, D., Schmid, G. (2016). Wide Band-Gap Bismuth-Based p-Dopants for Opto-Electronic Applications. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 55, 10493-10497.


Max Royzen

Seebald, L. M., Demott, C., Ranganathan, S., Asare Okai, P. N., Glazunova, A., Chen, A., Shekhtman, A., Royzen, M. (2017). Cu(II)-Based Paramagnetic Probe to Study RNA-Protein Interactions by NMR. Inorganic Chemistry, 56(7), 3773-3780.

Seebald, L. M., DeMott, C. M., Ranganathan, S., Asare Okai, P. N., Glazunova, A., Chen, A., Shekhtman, A., Royzen, M. Cobalt-based paramagnetic probe to study RNA-protein interactions by NMR. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 170, 202-208.

Steiger, A. K., Yang, Y., Royzen, M., Pluth, M. D. Bio-orthogonal ‘click-and-release’ donation of caged carbonyl sulfide (COS) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Chemical Communications, 53, 1378-1380.

Mejia, j., Khan, I., Seebald, L. M. In vivo bioorthogonal chemistry enables local hydrogel and systemic pro-drug to treat soft tissue sarcoma. ACS Central Science, 2, 475-482.


Alexander Shekhtman

Seebald, L. M., Demott, C., Ranganathan, S., Asare Okai, P. N., Glazunova, A., Chen, A., Shekhtman, A., Royzen, M. (2017). Cu(II)-Based Paramagnetic Probe to Study RNA-Protein Interactions by NMR. Inorganic Chemistry, 56(7), 3773-3780.

Seebald, L. M., DeMott, C. M., Ranganathan, S., Asare Okai, P. N., Glazunova, A., Chen, A., Shekhtman, A., Royzen, M. Cobalt-based paramagnetic probe to study RNA-protein interactions by NMR. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 170, 202-208.

Chan, H., Pearson, C. Seth, Green, C. M., Li, Z., Zhang, J., Belfort, G., Shekhtman, A., Li, H., Belfort, M. (2016). Exploring intein inhibition by platinum compounds as an antimicrobial strategy. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 291, 22661-22670.

Paul, T. J., Hoffmann, Z., Wang, C., Shanmugasundaram, M., DeJoannis, J., Shekhtman, A., Lednev, I. K., Yadavalli, V. K., Prabhakar, R. (2016). Structural and mechanical properties of amyloid beta fibrils: a combined experimental and theoretical approach. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 7(14), 2758–2764.

Li, Y., Aboye, T., Breindel, L., Shekhtman, A., Camarero, J. A. (2016). Efficient recombinant expression of SFTI-1 in bacterial cells using intein-mediated protein trans-splicing. Biopolymers, 106(6), 818-824.

López- Díez, R, Shekhtman, A., Ramasamy, R., Schmidt, A. M. (2016). Cellular mechanisms and consequences of glycation in atherosclerosis and obesity. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1862(12), 2244-2252.


Jia Sheng

Robertson, N., Toscano, A., LaMantia, V., Hizir, M., Rana, M., Balcioglu, M., Sheng, J., Yigit, M. V. (2017). Unlocked Nucleic Acids for miRNA Detection Using Two Dimensional Nano-Graphene Oxide. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 89(1).

Haruehanroengra, P., Vangaveti, S., Ranganathan, S. V., Wang, R., Chen, A., Sheng, J. (2017). Nature’s Selection of Geranyl Group as a tRNA Modification: The Effects of Chain Length on Base-Pairing Specificity. ACS chemical biology, epub ahead of print.

Wang, R., Vangaveti, S., Ranganathan, S., Basanta Sanchez, M., Haruehanriengra, P., Chen, A., Sheng, J. (2016). Synthesis, Base Pairing and Structure Studies of Geranylated RNA. Nucleic Acids Research/Oxford Journals, 44(13), 6036-6045.


Paul J. Toscano

Camardello, S. J., Toscano, P. J., Srivastava, A. M. (2016). On the Interconfigurational 4fn<−>4fn-1d1 Optical Transitions of Ce3+ and Pr3+ in Ca9R3+(PO4)7 [R3+ = Al, Ga, Sc, Lu, Y, Gd, La]. Journal of Luminescence, 176, 363-366.


Jun Wang

George, J., Wang, J. Assay of Genome-Wide Transcriptome and Secreted Proteins on the Same Single Immune Cells by Microfluidics and RNA Sequencing. Analytical Chemistry, 88(20).

Wang, J., Egnot, B., Paluh, J. Cell Competition and Cooperation in Tissue Development. Journal of Tissue Science & Engineering, 7(2).

Ramirez, L., He, M., Mailloux, S., George, J., Wang, J. (2016). Facile and High-Throughput Synthesis of Functional Microparticles with Quick Response (QR) Code. Small, 12(24), 3259-3269.


Ting Wang

Zhao, G., Kaur, S., Wang, T. (2017). Visible-Light-Mediated Thiol-Ene Reactions through Organic Photoredox Catalysis. Organic Letters, epub ahead of print.


Zhang Wang

Huang, J., Wang, Z. (2016). Total Syntheses of Nannocystins A and A0, Two Elongation Factor 1 Inhibitors. Organic Letters, 18(18), 4702-4705.

Ma, D., Liu, Y., Wang, Z. (2017). Biomimetic Total Synthesis of (±)-Homodimericin A. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 56(18)epub ahead of print.


Zheng Wei

Han, H., Wei, Z., Barry, M., Filatov, A. S., Dikarev, E. (2017). Heterometallic Molecular Precursors for Lithium-Iron Oxide Material: Synthesis, Solid State Structure, Solution and Gas-Phase Behavior, and Thermal Decomposition. Dalton Transaction, 46, 5644-5649.

Barry, M., Wei, Z., He, Filatov, A. S., Dikarev, E. (2016). Volatile Single-Source Precursors for the Low-Temperature Preparation of Sodium-Rare Earth Metal Fluorides. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138, 8883-8887.


Mehmet V. Yigit

Balcioglu, M., Rana, M., Robertson, N., Hizir, M., Yigit, M. V. (2017). Low picomolar, instrument-free visual detection of mercury and silver ions using low-cost programmable nanoprobes. Chemical Science, 8, 1200-1208.

Balcioglu, M., Rana, M., Robertson, N., Hizir, M., Yigit, M. (2017). Rapid Visual Screening and Programmable Subtype Classification of Ebola Virus Biomarkers. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 6(2).

Robertson, N., Toscano, A., LaMantia, V., Hizir, M., Rana, M., Balcioglu, M., Sheng, J., Yigit, M. V. (2017). Unlocked Nucleic Acids for miRNA Detection Using Two Dimensional Nano-Graphene Oxide. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 89(1).

McCarthy, D., Nazem, A., McNeilan, J., Shakerley, N., Clark, R., Idelchik, M., Yigit, M. V., Melendez, J. A. (2016). Nanoenhanced matrix metalloproteinase-responsive delivery vehicles for disease resolution and imaging. Experimental Biology and Medicine, 241(18).

Rana, M., Kovach, M., Balcioglu, M., Hizir, M., Robertson, N., Khan, I., Yigit, M. V. (2016). Reprogrammable Multiplexed Detection of Circulating OncomiRs Using Hybridization Chain Reaction. Chemical Communications, 52.

Ranganathan, S. V., Halvorsen, K., Myers, C. A., Robertson, N. M., Yigit, M. V., Chen, A. (2016). Complex Thermodynamic Behavior of Single-Stranded Nucleic Acid Adsorption to Graphene Surfaces. Langmuir: The ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 32(24), 6028-6034.