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Recent Publications, Dept. of Chemistry


1. E.R. Taylor. The Thermodynamics of Time Travel. Univl. J. Chem. 3(2) (2015), 60-64.

2. J.P. Myers, F.R. Fronczek and T. Junk. The first crystal structures of six- and seven-membered tellurium- and nitrogen-containing (Te-N) heterocycles: 2H-1,4-benzo-tellurazin-3(4H)-one and 2,3-dihydro-1,5-benzotellurazepin-4(5H)-one. Acta Cryst. C72 (2015), 1-5.

3. Y. Liu, T. Junk, Y. Liu, N. Tzeng and R. Perkins. Benchmarking quantum mechanical calculations with experimental NMR chemical shifts of 2-HADNT. Journal of Molecular Structure 43-8 (2015), 1086.

4. E.R. Taylor. Human Deep-Space Travel and Colonization–Technical Issues, New Space 3(3) (2015), 154-164.

5. E.R. Taylor. Communicable Disease and Homeland Security: An Assessment of the US 2014 Ebola Incident. J. Homeland Sec. & Emerg. Management, 12(3) (2015), 17 pp.  DOI 10:1515/jhssem-2015-0044.

6. F.A. Mautner, R.C. Fischer, M. Mikuriya, S.Tomohara, M.D. Deniger, S.S. Massoud. Structural Characterization of μ1,2- and μ1,3-bridged-squarato 1D Metal(II) Coordination Polymers. Polyhedron 102 (2015), 82-87. 

7. S.S. Massoud, T. Junk, R. Herchel, Z. Travnicek, M. Mikuriya, R.C. Fischer,  F.A. Mautner. Structural Characterization of Ferromagnetic Bridged-Acetato and-Dichlorido Copper(II) Complexes Based on Bicompartmental 4-t-Butylphenol. Inorg. Chem. Commun 60 (2015), 1-3.

8. F.A. Mautner, M. Scherzer, C. Berger, R.C. Fischer, S.S. Massoud. Synthesis, Characterization and Luminescence Properties of Zinc(II) Complexes of Pseudohalides and Nitrite Derived from 4-Azido-pyridine. Inorg. Chim. Acta 425 (2015), 46-51. 

9. S.S. Massoud,  M. Spell, C. Ledet, T. Junk, R. Herchel, R.C. Fischer, Z. Travnicek, F.A. Mautner. Magnetic and Structural Properties of Dinuclear Singly Bridged-Phenoxido Metal(II) Complexes. Dalton Trans 44 (2015), 2110-2121.

10. F.A. Mautner, M. Scherzer, C. Berger, R.C. Fischer, R. Vicente, S.S. Massoud. Synthesis and Characterization of Three New 1-D Polymeric [M2(4-azidopyridine)4(µ1,1-N3)2(µ1,3-N3)2]n (M = Ni, Co, Cd) Complexes. Polyhedron 85, (2015), 329-336.

11. F.A. Mautner, M. Mikuriya, Y. Naka, F.R. Louka, S. S. Massoud. Bonding μ1,3- (trans) vs μ1,2- (cis) in Squarato-bridging Dinuclear Copper(II) Complexes Derived from Pyridyl Amine Ligands. Polyhedron 85 (2015), 110-116.

12. Y. Liu, S. Murru, N. Tzeng, R.S. Srivastava. Quantum Mechanics Study of Repulsive π-π Interaction and Flexibility of Phenyl Moiety in the Iron Azodioxide Complex. Molecular Structure 1097 (2015), 226-230.
13. F.A. Mautner, M. Scherzer, C. Berger, R.C. Fischer, R.Vicente, S.S. Massoud. Synthesis and Characterization of Five New Thiocyanato- and Cyanato-metal(II) Complexes with 4-Azidopyridine as Co-ligand. Polyhedron 85 (2015), 20-26.

14. S. Murru, C.S. Lott, F.R. Fronczek, R.S. Srivastava. Fe-Catalyzed Direct α C-H Amination of Carbonyl Compounds. Org. Lett. 17 (2015), 2122-2125.

15. Y.  Liu, A.A. Gallo, K.D. Knierim, E.R. Taylor, N. Tzeng. Performances of DFT methods implemented in G09 for simulations of dispersion-dominated CH-pi in ligand-protein complex: A case study with glycerol-GDH. Journal of Molecular Science, 1084 (2015) 223-228.

16. H.R. Rizvi, M.J. Khattak, A.A. Gallo. Rheological and mechanistic characteristics of Bone Glue modified asphalt binders. Construction and Building Materials, 88 (2015) 64-73.

17. H. Yan, M. Cummings, F. Camino, W. Xu, M. Lu, X. Tong, N. Shirato, D. Rosenmann, V. Rose, E. Nazaretski. Fabrication and Characterization of CNT-based Smart Tips for Synchrotron Assisted STM. Journal of Nanomaterials (2015), Article ID 492657.

18. Y. Sun, A. Fu, W. Xu, J.-R. Chao, S. Moshiach, S.W. Morris. Myeloid Leukemia Factor 1 interfered with Bcl-XL to promote apoptosis and its function was regulated by 14-3-3. Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry 71 (2015), 807-821.

19. Y. Wei, W. Xu. Application of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Cancer Treatment. Jacobs Journal of Molecular and Translational Medicine (2015), 1(1):006.

20. X.-J. Xie, F.-N. Hsu, X. Gao, W. Xu, J.-Q. Ni, Y. Xing, L. Huang, H.-C. Hsiao, H. Zheng, C. Wang, Y.Zheng, A.M. Xiaoli, F. Yang, S.E. Bondos, J.-Y. Ji. CDK8-Cyclin C Mediates Nutritional Regulation of Developmental Transitions through the Ecdysone Receptor in Drosophila. PLOS Biology 13(7),  (2015), e1002207,

21. L. Gao, H. Ge, X. Huang, K. Liu, Y. Zhang, W. Xu, Y. Wang. Systematically Ranking the Tightness of Membrane Association for Peripheral Membrane Proteins. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics 14 (2015) 340-353.

22. F.A. Mautner, M. Mikuriya, N. Naka, F.R. Louka, S.S. Massoud. Bonding μ1,3- (trans) vs. μ1,2- (cis) in squarato-bridging dinuclear copper(II) complexes derived from pyridyl amine ligands. Polyhedron 85 (2015), 110–116. http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.poly.2014.08.040

23. S.S. Massoud, F. R. Louka, R. N. David, M.J. Dartez, Q.L. Nguyn, N.J. Labry, R.C. Fischer, F.A. Mautner. Five-coordinate metal(II) complexes based pyrazolyl ligands. Polyhedron 90 (2015), 258–265.

24. S.S. Massoud, F.R. Louka, M.A. Abu-Elhassan, R.Vicente, F.A. Mautner. Magneto-structural properties of carbonato-bridged copper(II) complexes. Fixation of atmospheric CO2. New J. Chem. 39 (2015), 5944-5952.

25. S.S. Massoud, F.R. Louka, F.A. Mautner. Polynuclear and Polymeric Squarato-Bridged Coordination Compounds. Cryst. Eng. Comm. 17 (2015), 7604-7617.

26. S.S. Massoud, T. Junk, F.R. Louka, R. Herchel, Z. Travnicek, R. Fischer, F.A. Mautner. Synthesis, structure and magnetic characterization of dinuclear copper(II) complexes bridged by bicompartmental phenolate. RSC Adv. 5 (2015), 87139-87150.


1. F.R. Louka, S.S. Massoud, R. Perkins, W. Xu, A.L. Roux, Q. Dutercq, R.C. Fischer, F.A. Mautner, H. Handa, Y. Hiraoka, G.L. Kreft, T. Bortolottoe, H. Terenzi. Efficient hydrolytic cleavage of plasmid DNA by chloro-cobalt(II) complexes based on sterically hindered pyridyl tripod tetraamine ligands: synthesis, crystal structure and DNA cleavage. Dalton Transactions, 43 (2014) 10086-10103.

2. S.S. Massoud, T. Junk, M. Mikuriya, N. Naka, F.A. Mautner. Synthesis, Structure and Magnetic Characterization of Dinuclear Copper(Ii) Complexes of 2,6-bis[bis(pyridine-2-ylmethyl)aminomethyl]-4-methylpyridine. Inorg. Chem. Commun. 50 (2014), 48-50.

3. S.S. Massoud, M. Spell, Z.K. Haq, F.A. Mautner. fac-Cobalt(III)-azido Complexes Derived from Substituted Pyridyl Based Tridentate Amines. Transition Metal Chem. 39 (2014), 585-591. 

4. S.S. Massoud, R.S. Perkins, F.R. Louka, W. Xu, W.A. Le Roux, Q. Dutercq, C. Roland, R.C. Fischer, F.A. Mautner, M. Handa, Y. Hiraoka, G.L. Kreft, T. Bortolotto, H. Terenzi. Efficient Hydrolytic Cleavage of Plasmid DNA by Chloro-cobalt(II) Complexes Based on Sterically Hindered Pyridyl Tripod Tetraamine Ligands: Synthesis, Crystal Structure and DNA Cleavage Activity. Dalton Trans. 43 (2014), 10086-10103.

5. S.S. Massoud, M. Dubin, A.E. Guilbeau, M. Spell, R. Vicente, P. Wilfling, R.C. Fischer, F.A. Mautner. Azido- and Thiocyanato-cobalt(II) Complexes Based Pyrazole Ligands. Polyhedron 78 (2014), 135-140. 

6. S.S. Massoud, A.A. Gallo, M.J. Dartez, J.G. Gautreaux, R.Vicente, J.H. Albering, F.A. Mautner. Dinuclear Copper(II) Complexes Bridged by Imidazole-3,5-dicarboxylate.  Inorg. Chem. Commun. 43 (2014), 35-38.

7. S. Murru, B. McGough, R.S. Srivastava. Synthesis of Substituted Quinolines via Allylic Amination and Intramolecular Heck-Coupling. Organic & Bimolecular Chemistry 12 (2014), 9133.

8. J. Davis, R.S. Srivastava. Oxorhenium-Catalyzed Deoxydehydration of Cellulosic Biomass. Tetrahedron Lett. 55 (2014), 4178.

9. S. Murru, R.S. Srivastava. Iron-Catalyzed Selective Allylic C-H Amination of substituted 1,3-Dienes. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 10 (2014), 2174-2181.

10. Y. Zheng, F.-N. Hsu, W. Xu, X.-J. Xie, X. Ren, X. Gao, J.-Q. Ni, J.-Y. Ji. A developmental genetic analysis of the lysine demethylase KDM2 mutations in Drosophila melanogaster. Mechanisms of Development 133 (2014), 36-53.

11. W. Xu, B. Amire-Brahimi, X. Xie, L. Huang, J. Ji. All-atomic Molecular Dynamic Studies of Human CDK8: Insight into A-loop, Point Mutations and Binding with Its Partner CycC. Computational Biol. and Chem. 51 (2014), 1-11.

12. J. Sun, S. Hao, M. Radle, W. Xu, I. Shelaev, V. Nadtochenko, V. Shuvalov, A. Semenov, H. Gordon, A. van der Est, J. H. Golbeck. Evidence that Histidine Forms a Coordination Bond to the A0A and A0B Chlorophylls and a Second H-Bond to the A1A and A1B Phylloquinones in M688HPsaA and M668HPsaB Variants of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1837 (2014), 1362-1375.

13. C. Eckert, W. Xu, W. Xiong, S. Lynch, J. Ungerer, L. Tao, R. Gill, P.-C. Maness, J. Yu. Ethylene-forming enzyme and bioethylene production. Biotechnology for Biofuels 7 (2014), 1-11.

14. L. Gao, C. Shen, L. Liao, X. Huang, K. Liu, W. Wang, L. Guo, W. Jin, F. Huang, W. Xu, Y. Wang. Functional proteomic discovery of Slr0110 as a central regulator of carbohydrate metabolism in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics 13 (2014), 204-219.


1. T. Junk, N.C. Mcmullen And F.R Froczek, Organotellurium Chemistry: Remarkably Facile Preparation Of Benzo-1,3-Tellurazoles, J. Heterocycl. Chem. 50 (2013), 120-124.

2. J.M. Watkins, F.R. Fronczek, R.A. Zehnder And T. Junk, 1-Chlorofuro[3,2-E][2,1,3]Benzoxatellurazole, Acta Cryst. C69 (2013), 156-167.

3. T. Junk,  J.A. Carr. Preparation Of Deuterium-Labeled Biotransformation Products Of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene. J. Labelled Compds. Radiopharm. 56, (2013), 344-246.

4. J. Liu, Q. Wang, J. Yan, X. Qin, L. Li, W. Xu, R. Subramaniam, R.K. Bajpai. Isolation And Characterization Of A Novel Phenol Degrading Bacterial Strain Wust-C1. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52(1) (2013), 258-265.

5. S.S. Massoud, R.S. Perkins, K. Knierim, S.P. Comiskey, K.H. Otero, C.L. Michel, W.M. Juneau, J.H. Albering, F.A. Mautner, W. Xu. Effect Of The Chelate Ring Size On The Cleavage Activity Of DNA By Copper(Ii) Complexes Containing Pyridyl Groups. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 43, (2013), 177-184.

6. E.R. Taylor. Domestic Thermodynamics Or How Not To Burn The Brownies, J. Culinary Sci. & Tech., 11(4) (2013), 309-321 Doi: 10.1080/15428052.2013.798602.

7. F.A. Mautner, J.H.Albering, R.Vicente, C.Andrepont, J.G. Gautreaux, A.A. Gallo, S.S. Massoud. Synthesis, Structure And Magnetic Investigations Of Polycarboxylato-Copper (Ii) Complexes. Polyhedron 54 (2013), 158-163.

8. F.A. Mautner; F.R. Louka, J. Hofer, M. Spell, A. Lefèvre, A.E.Guilbeau, S.S. Massoud. One-Dimensional Cadmium Polymers With Alternative Di(Eo/Ee) And Di(Eo/Eo/Eo/Ee) Bridged Azide Bonding Modes. Crystal Growth & Design 13 (2013), 4518-4528.

9. S.S. Massoud, F.R. Louka, Y.K. Obaid, R.Vicente, J. Ribas, R.C. Fischer, F.A. Mautner. Metal Ions Directing The Geometry And Nuclearity Of Azido-Metal(Ii) Complexes Derived From Bis(2-(3,5-Dimethyl-1h-Pyrazol-1-Yl)Ethyl)Amine. Dalton Trans. 42, (2013), 3968-3978.

10. F.A. Mautner, M. Koikawa, M. Mikuriya, E.H. Harrelson, J.G. Gautreaux, S.S. Massoud. Copper(II)-Azide Complexes Constructed From Polypyridyl Amine Ligands. Polyhedron 59 (2013), 17-23.

11. S.S. Massoud, A.E. Guilbeau, H.T. Luong, R. Vicente, J.H. Albering, R.C. Fischer, F.A. Mautner. Mononuclear, Dinuclear And Polymeric 1-D Thiocyanato- And Dicyanamido-Copper(Ii) Complexes Based On Tridentate Coligands. Polyhedron 54, (2013), 26-33.

12. S.S. Massoud, K.J. Pujol, F.A. Mautner, S. Demeshko, S. Dechert, F. Meyer. Squarato-Metal(Ii) Complexes: Part 6†. Synthesis, Structure And Magnetic Characterization Of An Usual Squarate-Based 1d Copper(Ii) Coordination Polymer Composed Of Hexanuclear Entities And A Trinucleating Ligand Scaffold. Inorg. Chem. Commun. 30, (2013), 65-68.