Recent Publications

Below are recent notable publications by Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty members and their groups (May 2020 to present)

Sept 22 |Tutorials and Articles on Best Practices (Editorial) - ACS Nano. Paul Weiss.

Sept 18 | Computational Generation of an Annotated Gigalibrary of Synthesizable, Composite Peptidic Macrocycles - PNAS. Patrick Harran and Ken Houk groups.

Sept 17 | Lipid-Bicelle-Coated Microfluidics for Intracellular Delivery with Reduced Fouling - ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. Paul Weiss group.
Sept 7 | Fjord-edge Graphene Nanoribbons with Site-Specific Nitrogen Substitution - J. Am. Chem. Soc.- Richard Kaner, Anastassia Alexandrova,  Ken Houk, Sarah Tolbert, and Yves Rubin groups.
Sept 2 | For the Love of Analytical Instruments (Editorial) - J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. Joseph Loo.
Sept 1 | Selective Enzymatic Oxidation of Silanes to Silanols – Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  Ken Houk group.
Aug 31 | A fundamental look at electrocatalytic sulfur reduction reaction - Nature Catalysis. Sarah Tolbert, Philippe Sautet & Xiangfeng Duan groups.
Aug 26 | Intercepting Fleeting Cyclic Allenes with Asymmetric Nickel Catalysis -Nature. Ken Houk and Neil Garg groups.

Aug 18 | Fluorous Soluble Cyanine Dyes for Visualizing Perfluorocarbons in Living Systems - J. Am. Chem. Soc. Ellen Sletten group.

Aug 18 | Flexible Multiplexed In2O3 Nanoribbon Aptamer-Field-Effect Transistor s for BiosensingiScience. Paul Weiss and Anne Andrews groups.

Aug 17 | Recent attempts to change the periodic table - Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. Eric Scerri

Aug 14 | CryoEM structure of the low-complexity domain of hnRNPA2 and its conversion to pathogenic amyloid - Nat Commun. David Eisenberg group.

Aug 11 | Influence of Terminal Carboxyl Groups on the Structure and Reactivity of Functionalized m-Carboranethiolate Self-Assembled Monolayers – Chemistry of Materials.  Ken Houk, Anastassia Alexandrova, and Paul Weiss groups.

Aug 10 | Genetic Code Expansion Enables Site-Specific PEGylation of a Human Growth Hormone Receptor Antagonist through Click Chemistry - Bioconjugate Chem. - Heather Maynard group.

Aug 7 | Direct Look at the Electric Field in Ketosteroid Isomerase and Its Variants - ACS Catal. - Anastassia Alexandrova group.

Aug 7 | Half a century of amyloids: past, present and future - Chem Soc Rev. David Eisenberg group.

Aug 6 | DFT-Guided Phosphoric-Acid-Catalyzed Atroposelective Arene Functionalization of Nitrosonaphthalen – Chem. Ken Houk group

Aug 3 | Atroposelective Synthesis of Axially Chiral N-Arylpyrroles by Chiral-at-Rhodium Catalysis – Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  Ken Houk group

Aug 3 | Internal Fragments Generated by Electron Ionization Dissociation Enhance Protein Top-Down Mass Spectrometry - J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. Joseph Loo group.

Aug 3 | Fragment-based determination of a proteinase K structure from MicroED data using ARCIMBOLDO_SHREDDER - Acta Crystallographica. Jose Rodriguez group.

Aug 3 | Developing a Virtual Reality Approach toward a Better Understanding of Coordination Chemistry and Molecular Orbitals - J. Chem. Educ. Paula Diaconescu group.

July 31 | Crystal structure of a conformational antibody that binds tau oligomers and inhibits pathological seeding by extracts from donors with Alzheimer's disease - J. Biol. Chem. David Eisenberg group.

July 31 | Interlaboratory Study for Characterizing Monoclonal Antibodies by Top-Down and Middle-Down Mass Spectrometry - J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. Joseph Loo group.

July 29 | Interception of the Bycroft-Gowland Intermediate in the Enzymatic Macrocyclization of Thiopeptides – J. Am. Chem. Soc.  Ken Houk group.

July 29 | Photophysical Tuning of Shortwave Infrared Flavylium Heptamethine Dyes via Substituent Placement - Org. Lett. Ellen Sletten group.

July 27 | Cryo-EM structure and inhibitor design of human IAPP (amylin) fibrils - Nat Struct Mol Biol. David Eisenberg group.

July 27 | Cholesteryl Ester Liquid Crystal Nanofibers for Tissue Engineering Applications - ACS Materials Letters. Paul S. Weiss group.

July 24 | Amentotaxins C-V, Structurally Diverse Diterpenoids from the Leaves and Twigs of the Vulnerable Conifer Amentotaxus argotaenia and Their Cytotoxic Effects – J. Nat. Prod.  Ken Houk group.

July 24 | Detecting DNA and RNA and Differentiating Single-Nucleotide Variations via Field-Effect Transistors - Nano Letters. Anne M. Andrews and Paul S. Weiss groups.

July 24 | Systematic Study of Perfluorocarbon Nanoemulsions Stabilized by Polymer Amphiphiles - ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. Ellen Sletten group.

July 23 | Ambient methane functionalization initiated by electrochemical oxidation of a vanadium (V)-oxo dimer - Nature Communications. Anastassia N. Alexandrova & Chong Liu groups.

July 16 | Enhanced Rotation by Ground State Destabilization in Amphidynamic Crystals of a Dipolar 2,3-Difluorophenylene Rotator as Established by Solid State H-2 NMR and Dielectric Spectroscopy – J. Phys. Chem. C  Ken Houk and Miguel Garcia-Garibay groups.

July 16 | Selective Promotion of Adhesion of Shewanella oneidensis on Mannose-Decorated Glycopolymer Surfaces – ACS Appl. Mater. Interaces. Paul Weiss group.

July 15 | Enantioselective Diarylcarbene Insertion into Si-H Bonds Induced by Electronic Properties of the Carbenes – J. Am. Chem. Soc.  Ken Houk group.

July 11 | Dealkenylative Alkenylation: Formal σ‐Bond Metathesis of Olefins - Angewandte Chemie, International Edition. Ohyun Kwon group.

July 9 | A Super-Oxidized Radical Cationic Icosahedral Boron Cluster - J. Am. Chem. Soc. Alex Spokoyny group.

July 6 | Review - Perfluorocarbons in Chemical Biology - ChemBioChem. Ellen Sletten group.

July 2 | Computational Investigation into Ligand Effects on Correlated Geared Dynamics in Dirhodium Supramolecular Gears-Insights Beyond the NMR Experimental Window – J. Org. Chem.  Ken Houk and Miguel Garcia-Garibay groups.

July 1 | Fast-Charging Cathodes from Polymer-Templated Mesoporous LiVPO4F - ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. Sarah Tolbert group.

July 1 | Genes and lipids that impact uptake and assimilation of exogenous coenzyme Q in Saccharomyces cerevisiae - Free Radic Biol Med. Catherine Clarke group.

June 30 | Treating a Global Health Crisis with a Dose of Synthetic Chemistry - ACS Cent. Sci. Neil Garg group.

June 30 | The Role of the Solvent in the Condensed-Phase Dynamics and Identity of Chemical Bonds: The Case of the Sodium Dimer Cation in THF - J. Phys. Chem. B. Benjamin Schwartz group.

June 27 | Metabolism of the Flavonol Kaempferol in Kidney Cells Liberates the B-ring to Enter Coenzyme Q Biosynthesis - Molecules. Catherine Clarke group.

June 24 | Expanded Helicenes as Synthons for Chiral Macrocyclic Nanocarbons – J. Am. Chem. Soc.  Ken Houk group.

June 24 | Ligand-Controlled Regiodivergent Palladium-Catalyzed Hydrogermylation of Ynamides – J. Am. Chem. Soc.  Ken Houk group.

June 23 | Enhanced Rotation by Ground State Destabilization in Amphidynamic Crystals of a Dipolar 2,3-difluorophenylene Rotator as Established by Solid State 2H NMR and Dielectric Spectroscopy” - J. Phys. Chem. C.  Ken Houk and Miguel Garcia-Garibay groups.

June 22 | Why Boron Nitride is such a Selective Catalyst for the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane - Angewandte Chemie, International Edition. Anastassia Alexandrova group.

June 22 | Chiral Phosphoric Acid Dual-Function Catalysis: Asymmetric Allylation with alpha-Vinyl Allylboron Reagents – Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  Ken Houk group.

June 19 | Confronting Racism in Chemistry Journals (Editorial) – ACS Nano. Paul Weiss.

June 16 | Challenges and Opportunities in Designing Perovskite Nanocrystal Heterostructures (Editorial)  – ACS Energy Lett. – Paul Weiss.

June 10 | Discovery and Total Synthesis of a Bis(cyclotryptamine) Alkaloid Bearing the Elusive Piperidinoindoline Scaffold - J. Am. Chem. Soc. Neil Garg and Miguel García-Garibay groups.

June 9 | Rrp6 Moonlights in an RNA Exosome-Independent Manner to Promote Cell Survival and Gene Expression during Stress - Cell Reports. Guillaume Chanfreau group.

June 5 | Molecular Spur Gears with Triptycene Rotators and a Norbornane-Based Stator – Org. Lett.  Ken Houk and Miguel Garcia-Garibay groups.

June 3 | Pd-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Olefination: Stereoselective Synthesis of Polysubstituted Butadienes and Macrocyclic P-glycoprotein Inhibitors – J. Am. Chem. Soc.  Ken Houk group.

June 2 | Mesoporous silica nanoparticles for biomedical applications – United States Patent and Trademark Office. Jeffrey Zink group.

June 1 | Intragenic suppressor mutations of the COQ8 protein kinase homolog restore coenzyme Q biosynthesis and function in Saccharomyces cerevisiae - PLoS One. Catherine Clarke group.

June 1 | ADCK4 Deficiency Destabilizes the Coenzyme Q Complex, Which Is Rescued by 2,4-Dihydroxybenzoic Acid Treatment – J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. Catherine Clarke group.

May 29 | The Design and Science of Polyelemental NanoparticlesACS Nano. Paul Weiss group.

May 26 | Understand the Specific Regio- and Enantioselectivity of Fluostatin Conjugation in the Post-Biosynthesis Biomol.  Ken Houk group.

May 25 | FAD-dependent Enzyme-catalysed Intermolecular [4+2] Cycloaddition in Natural Product Biosynthesis – Nature Chem.  Ken Houk group.

May 20 | On Chemical Natural Kinds - Journal for General Philosophy of Science. Eric Scerri.

May 19 | Acoustofluidic sonoporation for gene delivery to human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells – PNAS. Paul Weiss group

May 18 | Long-Acting Human Growth Hormone Receptor Antagonists Produced in E. coli and Conjugated with Polyethylene Glycol - Bioconjugate Chem.- Heather Maynard group.

May 13 | Iterative Catalysis in the Biosynthesis of Mitochondrial Complex II Inhibitors Harzianopyridone and Atpenin B – J. Am. Chem. Soc.  Ken Houk and Yi Tang groups.

May 12 | The Use of Fluorescence Anisotropy Decay to Measure Rotation of Acenes in Viscous Solution” - J. Org. Chem. Miguel Garcia-Garibay group.

May 11 | Stereoselective [4+2]-Cycloaddition with Chiral Alkenylboranes – Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  Ken Houk group

May 8 | Huisgen's 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions to Fulvenes Proceed via Ambimodal [6+4]/[4+2] Transition States – Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  Ken Houk group

May 6 | Highly Diastereoselective Functionalization of Piperidines by Photoredox-Catalyzed alpha-Amino C-H Arylation and Epimerization - J. Am. Chem. Soc.  Ken Houk group

May 6 | Computational Design of Enhanced Enantioselectivity in Chiral Phosphoric Acid-Catalyzed Oxidative Desymmetrization of 1,3-Diol Acetals – J. Am. Chem. Soc.  Ken Houk group

May 5 | Rolf Huisgen's Classic Studies of Cyclic Triene Diels-Alder Reactions Elaborated by Modern Computational Analysis – Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  Ken Houk group

May 5 | D-loop Dynamics and Near-Atomic-Resolution Cryo-EM Structure of Phalloidin-Bound F-ActinStructure. Emil Reisler group.


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