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Selected Recent Publications

Kailash Hamal, Dipak Koirala, Jeremy May, Forrest Dalbec, Nolan Nicholas, I. Francis Cheng, “An Oxygen Reduction Reaction Electrocatalyst Tuned for Hydrogen Peroxide Generation Based on a Pseudo-Graphite Doped with Graphitic Nitrogen.” under review.

H. Zhu, J. Russell, Z. Fang, P. Barnes, L. Li, C. Efaw, A. Muenzer, J. May, K. Hamal, I. F. Cheng, P. Davis, E. Dufek,* H. Xiong*.  “A Comparison of Solid Electrolyte Interphase Formation and Evolution on Highly Oriented Pyrolytic and Disordered Graphite Negative Electrodes in Lithium-Ion Batteries.” Small, 2021, 2105292.

“Nitrogen-doped Pseudo-Graphite as a Completely Stable, Metal-Free Electrocatalyst for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction.” Kailash Hamal, Jeremy May, Haoyu Zhu, Humayun Kabir, Aaron Austin, Elena Echeverria, David N. McIlroy, I. Francis Cheng, Energy and Fuels 2021, 35, 10146-10155.

Hu, L.; Staples, R. J.; Shreeve, J. M.  “Hydrogen bond system generated by nitroamino rearrangement: new character for designing next generation energetic materials,” Chemical Communications, 2021, 57, 603 – 606.   DOI: 10.1039/D0CC07101C

Zhang, J.; Feng, Y.; Staples, R. J.;  Shreeve, J. M.  “Taming Nitroformate through Encapsulation with Nitrogen-Rich Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Frameworks,” Nature   Communications, 2021, 12, 2146.  DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-22475-8

Chinnam, A. K.; Staples, R. J.; Shreeve, J. M. “Nucleophilic Non-metal Catalyzed Structural Binary Cleavage of a Fused [5,5]-bicyclic Compound,” Organic Letters, 2021, 23,  9408-9412. 

Feng, S.; Yin, P.; He, C.; Pang, S.; Shreeve, J. M. “Designable Dimroth Rearrangement of Versatile 1,2,3-triazoles towards Task-specific Energetic Materials,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2021, 9, 12291 – 12298.    DOI: 10.1039/D1TA00109D

Tang, Y.; Huang, W.; Chinnam, A. K.; Staples, R.J.; Shreeve, J. M.  “Proton-Locking: Structural Constraint of NH-Pyrazole Molecules by Guanidium Cations, Inorganic Chemistry, 2021, 60, 8339-8345.   DOI: org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c01202

Yu, Q.; Li, F.; Yin, P.; Pang S.; Staples, R. J.; Shreeve, J. M. Bridged and Fused Triazolic Energtic Frameworks with an Azo Building Block towards Thermally Stable and Applicable Propellent Ingredients,“ Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2021, 9, 24903-24908.  DOI: 10.1039/D1TA07520A

"Recognizing and Analyzing Chinese Stone Drugs”, Ray von Wandruszka and Mark Warner, Historical Archaeology, (2021).

“Very Interesting Artifacts – Chemical Analysis in Historical Archaeology”, Nikaila Price, Emily Hodgman-Richter, and Ray von Wandruszka, Proceedings of Northwest Anthropology Conference 2021, J Northwest Anthropology, Special Publication #5, 71–85 (2021).

“Voltammetric pH Sensor Based on Electrochemically Modified Pseudo-Graphite” Haoyu Zhu, Humayun Kabir, Jeremy May, Ricardo Lopez, , Nolan W. Nicholas, Prasanna Sankaran, David N. McIlroy, I. Francis Cheng*, Analyst, 2020, 145, 7252 – 7259.

“Electrochemical Aspects of a Nitrogen-Doped Pseudo-Graphitic Carbon Material: Resistance to Electrode Fouling by Air-Aging and Dopamine Electro-oxidation.” Kailash Hamal, Jeremy May, Haoyu Zhu, Forrest Dalbec, Elena Echeverria, David N. McIlroy, Eric Aston, I. Francis Cheng, C - Journal of Carbon Research, 2020, 6(4), 68.

A. Canul, D. Thapa, J. Huso, L. Bergman, R. V. Williams and R. Machleidt, “Mixed- Strategy Approach to Band-Edge Analysis and Modeling in Semiconductors.” Phys. Rev. B, 2020, 101, 195308.

Damase, T.R., and Allen, P.B. (2019). Designed and Evolved Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology: Contrast and Complementarity. Bioconjugate Chem. 30, 2–12. Available at:

Humayun Kabir, Haoyu Zhu, Ricardo Lopez, and I. Francis Cheng, “Electrochemical Determination of Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) on Functionalized GUITAR Electrodes.” Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2019, 851, 113448

Humayun Kabir, Peng Yi Ma, Nicholas Renn and I. Francis Cheng, “Amperometric Determination of Free Chlorine on GUITAR Electrodes”, Talanta 2019, 205, 120101

Peter M. Wojcik, Negar Rajabi, Haoyu Zhu, David Estrada, Paul Davis, Kari Livingston, Kati M. Yocham, Twinkle Pandhi, I. Francis Cheng, and D. N. McIlroy*, “The negative temperature coefficient, electrical resistivity, and surface morphology of single carbon coated silica nanospring”  Carbon 144, 2019, 831-840. 

 Humayun Kabir, Haoyu Zhu, Jeremy May, Kailash Hamal, Yuwei Kan, Thomas Williams, Elena Echeverria, David N. McIlroy, David Estrada, Paul H. Davis, Twinkle Pandhi, Katie Yocham, Kari Higginbotham, Abraham Clearfield, I. Francis Cheng*. “The sp2-sp3 carbon hybridization content of nanocrystalline graphite from pyrolyzed vegetable oil, comparison of electrochemistry and physical properties with other carbon forms and allotropes” Carbon, 2019, 144, 831-840

S. Karmakar, T. Horrocks, B. C. Gibbons, D. C. Guenther, R. Emehiser and P. J. Hrdlicka. Synthesis and biophysical characterization of oligonucleotides modified with O2'-alkylated RNA monomers featuring substituted pyrene moieties. OrgBiomolChem., 201917, 609-621.

Jiao, N.; Zhang, Y.; Liu, L.; Shreeve, J. M.; Zhang, S. “Combinations of IL-oxidizers/IL-fuels as greener hypergols,” New Journal of Chemistry, 2019, 43, 1127 – 1129  DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ04676J 627.

Nwamba, O. C.; Echeverria, E.; McIlroy, D. N.; Austin, A.; Shreeve, J. M.; Aston, D. E. “Thermal Modification of Graphite for Fast Electron Transport and Increased Capacitance,” ACS Applied Nano Materials 2019 2, 228-240.  DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.8b01887.

Zhao, G.; Kumar, D.; Ying, P.; He, C.; Imler, G. H.; Parrish, D. A.; Shreeve, J. M. “Construction of Polynitro Compounds as High Performance Oxidizers via a Two-Step Nitration of Various Functional Groups,” Organic Letters. 2019, 21, 1073-1077. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b0411410.

Liu, Y.; He, C.; Tang, Y.; Imler, G. H.; Parrish, D. A.; Shreeve, J. M. “Polyazole energetic materials resulting from the combination of tetrazolyl and dinitromethyl groups with 1,2,3-triazole,” Dalton Transactions, 2019, 48, 3237 – 3242.  DOI: 10.1039/C8DT05071F

Hamilton JAG, Ozarowski A, Archibong E, Thomas S, Serano-Garcia W, Stoian SA, Weider C, Mateeva N; "Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Polyethylene Oxide – Dinuclear Cu(II) Complex Electrospun Nanofibers "  Material Letters2019, 238, 58-61

Osumah, A.; Magolan, J.: Waynant, K.V.* One-Pot reduction and carbonate formation of carbonyls Tet. Lett 2019 60 (14) 151203 DOI:

Groner, V.M.; Larson, G.E.; Kan, Y.; Roll, M.F., Moberly, J.G.; Waynant, K.V.* The synthesis and crystal structure of bis[3,3-diethyl-1-(phenylimino-[kappa]N)thiourea-[kappa]S]silver hexafluoridophosphate Acta Crys. 2019 E75, 1394-1398.

Islam, M.M., Loewen, A., and Allen, P.B. (2018). Simple, low-cost fabrication of acrylic based droplet microfluidics and its use to generate DNA-coated particles. Scientific Reports 8, 8763. Available at:  

Damase, T.R., Miura, T.A., Parent, C.E., and Allen, P.B. (2018). Application of the Open qPCR instrument for the in vitro selection of DNA aptamers against Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor and Drosophila C virus. ACS Comb. Sci. Available at:

Tang, Y.; Imler, G. H.; Parrish, D. A.; Shreeve, J. M. “Oxidative Cyclization Protocol for the Preparation of Energetic 3-Amino-5-R-1,2,4-oxadiazoles,”   Organic Letters, 2018, 20(24), 8039-8042. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b03639.

Hu, L.; Yin, P.; Zhao, G.; He, C.; Imler, G. H.; Parrish, D. A.; Gao, H.; Shreeve, J. MConjugated Energetic Salts Based on Fused Rings: Insensitive and Highly Dense Materials,” Journal of the American Chemical Society2018140, 15001-15007DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b09519

Yin, P.; Yu, Q.; Dharavath, S.; Shreeve, J. M. “Taming of Tetranitroethane: A Promising Precursor to High Performance Energetic Ingredients,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2018, 6, 15815 – 15820. DOI: 10.1039/C8TA05394D

He, C.; Gao, H.; Imler, G. H.; Parrish, D. A.; Shreeve. J. M. “Boosting Energetic Performance by Trimerizing Furoxan,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2018, 6, 9391 ̶ 9396.DOI: 10.1039/C8TA02274G

Zhao, G.; He, C.; Ying, P.; Imler, G.; Parrish, D. A.; Shreeve, J. M. “Efficient Construction of Energetic Materials via Carbon-Carbon Cleavage/Oxime-Release-Coupling Reactions”  Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, 140, 3560-3563.   DOI:10.1021/jacs.8b01260

Greer MG, McKay J, Graminga KM, Thomas CT, Stoian SA, Hill S; "Probing Fe–V Bonding in a C3-Symmetric Heterobimetallic Complex ", Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57, 5870-5878

Yousif M, Wannipurage D, Huizenga CD, Washnock-Schmid E, Peraino NJ, Ozarowski A, Stoian SA, Lord RL, Groysman S; "Catalytic Nitrene Homocoupling by an Iron(II) Bis(alkoxide) Complex: Bulking Up the Alkoxide Enables a Wider Range of Substrates and Provides Insight into the Reaction Mechanism ", Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57, 9425-9438

Kaniewska K, Dragulescu-Andrasi A, Ponikiewski L, Pikies J, Stoian SA, Grubba R, "Syntheses, structures and reactivity of terminal phosphido complexes of iron(II) supported by a β‐diketiminato ligand "; Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2018, 38, 4298-4308

 Lengley J, Stoian SA, Dalal N, Shatruk M; "Directed Synthesis and Magnetic Properties of a Hexanuclear Ferric Cluster "; Polyhedron, 2018, 151, 446-451

Brinzari TV, Rajan D, Ferreira CF, Stoian SA, Quintero PA, Meisel MW, Talham DR; "Light-Induced Magnetization Changes in Aggregated and Isolated Cobalt Ferrite Nanoparticles"; J. Appl. Phys., 2018, 124, 103904

“A Practical Approach to the Chemical Analysis of Historical Materials”, Ray von Wandruszka and  Mark Warner, Historical Archaeology, 52(4), 741-752 (2018).

Felton, D.E.; Moberly, J.G.; Ederer, M.M.; Hartzell, P.L.; Waynant, K.V.* Expanding Evaporation Rate Model Determination of Hand-Rub Sanitizers to the General Freshman and Engineering Chemistry Undergraduate Laboratory: Inquiry-Based Formulations, Viscosity Measurements, and Qualitative Biological Evaluations. J. Chem. Ed. 2018, 95, 1226-1229.

Moberly, J.G.*; Waynant, K.V.; Bernards, M.T. Key Features and Updates for Origin 2018 J. Cheminformatics 2018, 10, p.5

Felton, D.E.; Ederer, M.; Steffens, T.; Hartzell, P.L.; Waynant, K.V.* UV-Vis Spectrophotometric Analysis and Quantification of Glyphosate for an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Laboratory. J. Chem Ed. 2018, 95, 136-140.


Jung, C., Allen, P.B., and Ellington, A.D. (2017). A Simple, Cleated DNA Walker That Hangs on to Surfaces. ACS Nano.

Damase, T.R., Spencer, A., Samuel, B., and Allen, P.B. (2017). Biomimetic Molecular Signaling using DNA Walkers on Microparticles. Sci Rep 7, 4081.

Damase, T.R., Ellington, A.D., and Allen, P.B. (2017). Purification of single-stranded DNA by co-polymerization with acrylamide and electrophoresis. BioTechniques 62.

P. J. Hrdlicka and S. Karmakar. 25 Years and still going strong: 2′-O-(Pyren-1-yl)methylribonucleotides - Versatile building blocks for applications in molecular biology, diagnostics and materials science. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 9760-9774.

S. Karmakar, D. C. Guenther, B. C. Gibbons and P. J. Hrdlicka. Recognition of mixed-sequence DNA using double-stranded probes with interstrand zipper arrangements of O2′-triphenylene- and coronene-functionalized RNA monomers. Org. Biomol<. Chem., 2017, 15, 9362-9371.

“Electrochemical modification of a pyrolytic graphite sheet for improved negative electrode performance in the vanadium redox flow battery” Humayun Kabir, Isaiah O. Gyan and I. Francis Cheng, Journal of Power Sources, 342 (2017) 31-37

I. Francis Cheng “Editorial: Batteries: Recent Advances in Carbon Materials” C-Journal of Carbon Research, 2017, 3, 1; doi:10.3390/c3010001

Yergeshbayeva S, Hrudka JJ, Lengyel J, Erkasov R, Stoian SA, Dragulescu-Andrasi A, Shatruk M; "Heteroleptic Fe(II) Complexes with N4S2 Coordination as a Platform for Designing Spin-Crossover Material "; Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56, 11096-11103

Grubba R, Kaniewska K, Ponikiewski Ł, Cristóvão B, Ferenc W, Dragulescu-Andrasi A, Krzystek J, Stoian SA, Pikies, J; "Synthetic, Structural and Spectroscopic Characterization of a Novel Family of Fe(II)-Phosphanylphosphido Complexes "; Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56, 11030-11042

Stoian SA, Peng YR, Beedle CB, Chung Y-J, Lee G-H, En-Che Y, Hill S; Structural, Spectroscopic and Theoretical Investigation of a T-Shaped [Fe33-O)] Cluster ; Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56, 10861-10874

Zhang, M, Yang T, Wang Z, Ma X-F, Zhang Y, Greer SM, Stoian SA, Ouyang Z-W, Nojiri H, Kurmoo M, Zeng M-H; “Chemical Reaction within a Compact Non-Porous Crystal Containing Molecular Clusters without Lost of Crystallinity”; Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 5356-5361

Brozek CK, Ozarowski A, Stoian SA, Dinca M; “Dynamic Structural Flexibility of Fe-MOF-5 Evidenced by 57Fe Mössbauer Spectroscopy”; Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 782-788

Tang, Y.; Kumar, D.; Shreeve, J. M., “Balancing Excellent Performance and High Thermal Stability in a Dinitropyrazole Fused 1,2,3,4-tetrazine,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2017, 139, 13684-13687. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b08789

Yu, Q., Yin, P.; He, C.; Zhang, J.; Imler, G. H.; Parrish, D. A.; Shreeve, J. M. “Pushing the Limits of Oxygen Balance in 1,3,4-oxadiazoles,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2017, 139, 8816-8819. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b05158

Kumar, D.; Imler, G. H.; Parrish, D. A.; Shreeve, J. M. 3,4,5-Trinitro-1-(nitromethyl)-1H-Pyrazole (TNNMP): A Perchlorate Free High Energy Density Oxidizer with High Thermal Stability,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2017, 5, 10437 – 10441.  DOI: 10.1039/C7TA02585H

Dharavath, S.; Zhang, J.; Imler, G. H.; Parrish, D. A.; Shreeve, J. M. “5-(Dinitromethyl)-3-(trinitromethyl)-1,2,4-triazole and Its Derivatives: A New Application of Oxidative Nitration Towards Gem-trinitro-based Energetic Materials,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2017, 5, 4785 - 4790 DOI: 10.1039/c7ta00730b

Yin, P.; Shreeve, J. M. “Nitrogen-Rich Azoles as High Density Energy Materials: Reviewing the Energetic Footprints of Heterocycles,” In E.F.V. Scriven, and C.A. Ramsden, editors: Heterocyclic Chemistry in the 21st Century: A Tribute to Alan Katritzky, Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry 2017, 121(4), 89-131.  DOI: 10.1016/bs.aihch.2016.04.004

Johnson, N. A., Wolfe, S. R., Kabir, H., Andrade, G. A., Yap, G. P.A., Heiden, Z. M., Moberly, J. G., Roll, M. F. and Waynant, K. V.* Deconvoluting the Innocent vs. Non-Innocent Behavior of N,N-diethylphenylazothioformaide Ligands with Copper Sources. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 47, 5576-81.

Waynant, K.V.*; Koo, H-J.; Zhang, C.; Braun, P.V. Qualitative degradation of the pesticide coumaphos in solution, controlled aerosol, and solid phases on quaternary ammonium polymer brushes. Poly. Adv. Tech. 2017, 28(1), 73-79.

R. V. Williams*, A. J. Aring, M. C. Bonifacio and A. Blumenfeld, “4,6- Barbaralanedicarboxy-2,8-dicarboxylic Anhydride and 4,6-Barbaralanedicarboxy-2,8- dicarboxylic Anhydride: Examples of Unusual Barbaralanes and Semibullvalenes that Do Not Undergo the Cope Rearrangement. They are locked as the Closed Tautomers.” J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2017, 30, DOI: 10.1002/poc.3622

R. V. Williams* and A. A. Shaffer, “Writing Reaction Mechanisms. The Use of Site- Specific Curly Arrows as an Aid to Comprehension.” Can. J. Chem. 2017, 95, 334.

R. V. Williams, A. G. Al-Sehemi, A. K. Meier, Z. Z. Brown and J. R. Armantrout, “The Role of Strain in the Homoaromatization of Semibullvalenes,” J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 4136.


M. Kaura and P. J. Hrdlicka. Efficient discrimination of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) using oligonucleotides modified with C5-pyrene-functionalized DNA and flanking Locked Nucleic Acid (LNA) monomers. Chem. Asian J., 2016, 11, 1366-1369.

B. A. Anderson and P. J. Hrdlicka. Merging two strategies for mixed-sequence recognition of double-stranded DNA: Pseudocomplementary Invader probes. J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 3335-3346.

S. Geny, P. M. D Moreno, T. Krzywkowski, N. K. Andersen, A. J. Isse, A. M. El-Madani, C. Lou, Y. V. Pabon, O. Gissberg, B. A. Anderson, E. M. Zaghloul, R. Zain, P. J. Hrdlicka, P. T. Jørgensen, M. Nilsson, K. E. Lundin, E. B. Pedersen, J. Wengel, and C. I. E. Smith. Next generation bis-locked nucleic acids with stacking linker and 2’-glycylamino-LNA show enhanced invasion into supercoiled duplex DNA. Nucleic Acids Res., 2016, 44, 2007-2019.

D. G. Singleton, R. Hussain, G. Siligardi, P. Kumar, P. J. Hrdlicka, N. Berova and E. Stulz. Increased duplex stabilization in porphyrin-LNA zipper arrays with structure dependent excitonic coupling. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 149-157.

Next generation bis-locked nucleic acids with stacking linker and 2´-glycylamino-LNA show enhanced invasion into supercoiled duplex DNA. Geny, S.; Moreno, P. M. D; Krzywkowski, T.; Andersen, N. K.; Isse, A. J.; El-Madani, A. M.; Lou, C.; Pabon, Y. V.; Gissberg, O.; Anderson, B. A.; Zaghloul, E. M.; Zain, R.; Hrdlicka, P. J.; Jørgensen, P. T.; Nilsson, M.; Lundin, K. E.; Pedersen, E. B.; Wengel, J.; Smith, C. I. E.  Nucleic Acids Research, 2016, 44, 2007-2019.

Arroyave A, Lennartson A, Dragulescu-Andrasi A, Pedersen KS, Piligkos S, Stoian SA, Greer SM, Hietsoi O, Phan H, Hill S, McKenzie CJ, Shatruk, M; “Spin Crossover in Fe(II) Complexes with N4S2 Coordination”; Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55, 5904-5913

Pascualini ME, Stoian, SA,Ozarowski, A, Abboud, KA, Veige, AS; “Solid State Collapse of a High-Spin Square-Planar Fe(II) Complex, Solution Phase Dynamics, and Electronic Structure Characterization of an Fe(II)2 Dimer”; Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55, 5191-5200

Bellow JA, Stoian SA, Van Tol J, Ozarowski A, Lord RL, Groysman S; “Synthesis and Characterization of A Stable High-Valent Cobalt Carbene Complex”; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 5531-5534

Latshaw AM, Chance WM, Morrison G, zur Loye KD, Wilkins BO, Smith MD, Whitfield PS, Kirkham MJ, Stoian SA, zur Loye H-C; “Synthesis of a Ferrolite: A Zeolitic All-Iron Framework”; Angew.Chem.Int.Ed., 2016, 55, 13195-13199

Holmberg RJ, Burns T, Greer SG, Kobera L, Stoian SA, Korobkov I, Hill S, Bryce DL; Woo TK, Murugesu M; “Intercalation of Coordinatively Unsaturated FeIII Ion within Interpenetrated MOF-5”; Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 22, 7711-7715

Zhang, J.; Dharavath, S.; Mitchell, L. A.; Parrish, D. A.; Shreeve, J. M. “Energetic Salts Based on 3,5-Bis(dinitromethyl)-1,2,4-triazole Monoanion and Dianion: Resonance-Assisted Hydrogen Bonding Features High Performance,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138, 7500-7503. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b03819

Dharavath, S.; Mitchell, L. A.; Parrish, D. A.; Shreeve, J. M. “From FOX-7 to H-FOX to Insensitive Energetic Materials and Hypergolic Properties,” Chemical Communications, 2016, 52, 7668 – 7671 DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02669a

Kumar, D.; He, C.; Mitchell, L. A.; Parrish, D. A.; Shreeve, J. M. “Connecting Energetic Nitropyrazole and Aminotetrazole Moieties with N,N’-Ethylene Bridges: A Promising Approach for Fine Tuning Energetic Properties,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2016, 4, 9220 – 9228. DOI: 10.1039/C6TA02387h

Yin, P.; Zhang, Q.; Shreeve, J. M. “Dancing with Energetic Nitrogen Atoms: Versatile N- Functionalization Strategies for N-Heterocyclic Frameworks in High Energy Density Materials," Accounts of Chemical Research, 2016, 49, 4-16. DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.5b00477

He, C.; Shreeve, J. M. "Potassium 4,5-Bis(dinitromethyl)-furoxanate: Green Primary Explosive with Positive Oxygen Balance," Angewandte Chemie, Int. Ed., 2016, 55,772-775. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201509209

Chemical Analysis of Pharmaceutical Materials Recovered from a Historical Dump in Nampa, Idaho”, Ray von Wandruszka, David Valentine,  Mark Warner, Vaughn Kimball, Tara Summer, Alicia Fink, Sidney Hunter, J Northwest Anthropology, 50(2), 212-227 (2016).

Open source and DIY hardware for DNA nanotechnology labs. Journal of Biological Methods (2015). Tulsi R. Damase, Daniel Stephens, Adam Spencer, P. B. Allen

3D Printing with Nucleic Acid Adhesives. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering (2015) P.B. Allen, Z. Khaing, C.E. Schmidt, A.D. Ellington.

A Study of the Electrochemical Properties of a New Graphitic Material: GUITAR” Isaiah O. Gyan, Peter Wojcik, D. Eric Aston, David N. McIlroy and I. Francis Cheng, ChemElectroChem, 2015, 2, 700-706.

"Electrochemical Study of Biologically Relevant Molecules at Electrodes Constructed from GUITAR, a New Carbon Allotrope." Isaiah O. Gyan and I. Francis Cheng, accepted Microchemical Journal, 2015, 122, 39-44.

Bulged Invader probes: Activated duplexes for mixed-sequence dsDNA recognition with improved thermodynamic and kinetic profiles.
Guenther, D. C.; Karmakar, S.; Hrdlicka, P. J. Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 15051-15054.

Locked Nucleic Acid (LNA) induced effect on hybridization and fluorescence properties of oligodeoxyribonucleotides modified with nucleobase-functionalized DNA monomers.
Kaura, M.; Hrdlicka, P. J. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, 13, 7236-7247.

Recognition of double-stranded DNA using energetically activated duplexes modified with N2′-pyrene-, perylene-, or coronene-functionalized 2′-N-methyl-2′-amino-DNA monomers.
Anderson, B. A.; Onley, J. J.; Hrdlicka, P. J. J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 5395-5406 (Featured Article).

Synthesis and characterization of oligodeoxyribonucleotides modified with 2′-thio-2′-deoxy-2′-S-(pyren-1-yl)methyluridine. 
Anderson, B. A.; Hrdlicka, P. J. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 2015, 25, 3999-4004

Invader probes: Harnessing the energy of intercalation to facilitate recognition of chromosomal DNA for diagnostic applications. 
Guenther, D. C.; Anderson, G. H.; Karmakar, S.; Anderson, B. A.; Didion, B. A.; Guo, W.; Verstegen, J. P.; and Hrdlicka, P. J. Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 5006-5015.

Versatile Polyiodopyrazoles: Synthesis and Biocidal Promise
Chand, D.; Shreeve, J. M. Chemical Communications 2015, 15, 3438-3441.

Energetic Salts with π-Stacking and Hydrogen-Bonding Interactions Lead the Way to Future Energetic Materials
Zhang, J.; Zhang, Q.; Vo, T. T.; Parrish, D. A.; Shreeve, J. M. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 1697-1704.

The Many Faces of FOX-7: Precursor to High Performance Energetic Materials
Gao, H.; Shreeve, J. M. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 6335-6338.

Energetic Multi-functionalized Nitraminopyrazoles and Their Ionic Derivatives: Ternary Hydrogen-bond Induced High Energy Density Materials
Yin, P.; Parrish, D. A.; Shreeve, J. M. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 4778-4786.

Energetic Materials with Promising Properties: Synthesis and Characterization of 4, 4’-Bis(5-nitro-1, 2, 3-2H-triazole) Derivatives
He, C.; Shreeve, J.M. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 6260-6264.

Curious Cases of 3,6-Dinitropyrazolo[4,3-c]pyrazole-based Energetic Cocrystals with High Nitrogen-content: An Alternative to Salt Formation
Zhang, J.; Parrish, D, A.; Shreeve, J. M. Chemical Communications, 2015, 15, 7337-7340

"Temperature Induced Aggregation and Clouding in Humic Acid Solutions”, Leah Shaffer and Ray von Wandruszka, Adv. Environ. Chem., vol. 2015, ID 543614, 6 pages (2015).

"Stone Drugs And Calamine Lotion: Chemical Analysis Of Residue In 19th Century Glass Bottles, Market Street Chinatown, San Jose, California”, Barbara L. Voss, Ray von Wandruszka, Alicia Fink, Tara Summer, Elizabeth Harman, Anton Shapovalov, Megan S. Kane, Marguerite De Loney, and Nathan Acebo, California Archaeology, 7(1), 93-118 (2015).

"Deceptive Content – Unexpected Materials in Historical Bottles”, Ray von Wandruszka, Mark Warner, Tara Summer, Elizabeth Harman, and Sidney Hunter, Historical Archaeology, 2015, 9: 25–33.

3D Printing with Nucleic Acid Adhesives
Allen PB, Khaing Z, Schmidt CE, Ellington AD; ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering. 2014;1(1):19-26.

Investigating the use of porous, hollow glass microspheres in positive lead acid battery plates
Sorge, Matthew; Bean, Thomas; Woodland, Travis; Canning, John; Cheng, I. Frank; Edwards, Dean B. Journal of Power Sources (2014), 266, 496-511.

C5-Amino acid functionalized LNA: positively poised for antisense applications. Chemical Communications
Guenther, Dale C.; Kumar, Pawan; Anderson, Brooke A.; Hrdlicka, Patrick J. (2014), 50 (64), 9007-9009.

Carbohydrate-Functionalized Locked Nucleic Acids: Oligonucleotides with Extraordinary Binding Affinity, Target Specificity, and Enzymatic Stability. Organic Letters
Kaura, Mamta; Guenther, Dale C.; Hrdlicka, Patrick J. (2014), 16(12), 3308-3311.

C5-Alkynyl-Functionalized α-L-LNA: Synthesis, Thermal Denaturation Experiments and Enzymatic Stability 
Kumar, Pawan; Baral, Bharat; Anderson, Brooke A.; Guenther, Dale C.; Oestergaard, Michael E.; Sharma, Pawan K.; Hrdlicka, Patrick J. Journal of Organic Chemistry (2014), 79(11), 5062-5073.

Synthesis and Biophysical Properties of C5-Functionalized LNA (Locked Nucleic Acid). Journal of Organic Chemistry
Kumar, Pawan; Oestergaard, Michael E.; Baral, Bharat; Anderson, Brooke A.; Guenther, Dale C.; Kaura, Mamta; Raible, Daniel J.; Sharma, Pawan K.; Hrdlicka, Patrick J. (2014), 79(11), 5047-5061.

Insensitive Nitrogen-Rich Materials Incorporating the Nitroguanidyl Functionality
Zhang, Q., He, C.; Yin, P.; Shreeve, J. M. Chemistry – An Asian Journal, 2014, 9, 212-217.

1,2,3-Triazolo[4,5,-e]furazano[3,4,-b]pyrazine 6-oxide - A Fused Heterocycle with a Roving Hydrogen Forms a New Class of Insensitive Energetic MaterialsThottempudi, V.; Yin, P.; Zhang, J.; Parrish, D. A.; Shreeve, J. M. Chemistry – A European Journal, 2014, 20, 542-548.

Energetic MOFs as High Explosives: A New Concept for Energetic Materials
Zhang, Q.; Shreeve, J. M. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 2540-2542.

Borohydride Ionic Liquids and Borane/Ionic Liquid Solutions as Hypergolic Fuels with Superior Low Ignition Delay Times
Li, S.; Gao, H.; Shreeve, J. M. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 2969-2972.

Polynitro-substituted Pyrazoles and Triazoles as Potential Energetic Materials and Oxidizers
Yin, P.; Zhang, J.; He, C.; Parrish, D. A.; Shreeve, J. M. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 3200-3208.

3,3'-Dinitroamino-4,4'-azoxyfurazan and Its Derivatives: An Assembly of Diverse N-O Building Blocks for High-performance Energetic Materials
Zhang, J.; Shreeve, J. M. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136, 4437-4445.

The effects of conformational changes on the native fluorescence of aqueous humic materials
Shaffer, Leah; Von Wandruszka, Ray. American Chemical Science Journal (2014), 4(3), 326-336.

The physico-chemical properties and biostimulative activities of humic substances regenerated from lignite
David, Jan; Smejkalová, Daniela; Hudecová, Sárka; Zmeskal, Oldrich; von Wandruszka, Ray; Gregor, Tomás; Kucerík, Jirí. SpringerPlus, 3 (156), (2014).

Carbonate-H2O2 leaching for sequestering uranium from seawater
Pan, Horng-Bin; Liao, Weisheng; Wai, Chien M.; Oyola, Yatsandra; Janke, Christopher J.; Tian, Guoxin; Rao, Linfeng. Dalton Transactions (2014), 43(28), 10713-10718.

Supercritical fluid extraction and separation of uranium from other actinides
Quach, Donna L.; Mincher, Bruce J.; Wai, Chien M. Journal of Hazardous Materials (2014), 274, 360-366.

Characteristics of an oxa-diamide-HNO3 extractant in the supercritical fluid extraction of uranium
Wang, Joanna S.; Liao, Weisheng; Wai, Chien M.; Yu, JyaJyun; Chiu, KongHwa. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (2014), 299(3), 1693-170.

Ultrasound-assisted synthesis of PbS quantum dots stabilized by 1,2-benzenedimethanethiol and attachment to single-walled carbon nanotubes
Das, Anirban; Wai, Chien M. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry (2014), 21(2), 892-900.

Highest Measured Anodic Stability in Aqueous Solutions: Graphenic Electrodes from the Thermolyzed Asphalt Reaction
I. Francis Cheng, Yuqun Xie, Isaiah Owusu Gyan, Nolan R. Nicholas, RSC Advances, 2013, 3(7), 2379-2384.

Synthesis and Characterization of Oligodeoxyribonucleotides Modified with 2'-Amino-alpha-L-LNA Adenine Monomers: High-affinity Targeting of Single-Stranded DNA
N. K. Andersen, B. A. Anderson, J. Wengel and P. J. Hrdlicka, J. Org. Chem., doi: 10.1021/jo4022937 2013

Recognition of mixed-sequence DNA duplexes: Design guidelines for Invaders based on 2'-O-(pyren-1-yl)methyl-RNA monomers
S. Karmakar, D. C. Guenther and P. J. Hrdlicka, J. Org. Chem., doi: 10.1021/jo402085v. 2013

Identification and characterization of 2nd generation Invader LNAs for mixed-sequence recognition of double-stranded DNA
S. P. Sau, A. S. Madsen, P. Podbevsek, N. K. Andersen, T. S. Kumar, S. Andersen, R. L. Rathje, B. A. Anderson, D. C. Guenther, S. Karmakar, P. Kumar, J. Plavec, J. Wengel and P. J. Hrdlicka, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 9560-9570 (“Featured Article”).

Sandwich assay for mixed-sequence recognition of double-stranded DNA: Invader-based detection of targets specific to foodborne pathogens
B. Denn, S. Karmakar, D. C. Guenther and P. J. Hrdlicka, Chem. Commun., 2013 DOI:10.1039/C3CC45705B

Invaders: Recognition of Double-Stranded DNA using Duplexes Modified with Interstrand Zippers of 2'-O-(Pyren-1-yl)methylribonucleotides B. A. Didion, S. Karmakar, D. C. Guenther, S. Sau, J. P. Verstegen and P. J. Hrdlicka*, ChemBioChem, 2013, 14, 1534-1538.

"Construction and evaluation of a fluorescent sensor for the detection of high explosives”, Ray von Wandruszka, Matthew Pollard, Michael Spinner, Anal. Lett., 46, 266-274 (2013).

T. C. Nugent, R. V. Williams, A. Dragan, A. V. Iosub, and A. A. Méndez, “An Investigation of the Observed, but Counter-Intuitive, Stereoselectivity Noted During Chiral Amines Synthesis via N-Chiral-Ketimines,” Beilstein J. Org. Chem., 2013, 9, 2103.


Sulfur as an Important Co-factor in the formation of Multilayer Graphene in the Thermolyzed Asphalt Reaction
Yuqun Xie, Simon D. McAllister, Seth A. Hyde, Jency Pricilla Sundararajan , B. A. Fouetio Kengne, David N. McIlroy, and I. Francis Cheng* Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22, 5723-5729.

Synthesis of graphene paper from pyrolyzed asphalt
I. Francis Cheng, R. Allen Gonzales, Yuqun Xie, Przemysław R. Brejna, Jency Pricilla Sundararajan, B. A. Fouetio Kengne, D. Eric Aston, David N. McIlroy, Jeremy D. Foutch and Peter R. Griffiths Carbon, 2011, 49, 2852-2861.

DNA Strands with Alternating Incorporations of LNA and 2'-O-(pyren-1-yl)methyluridine: SNP-discriminating RNA Detection Probes
S. Karmakar and P. J. Hrdlicka,Chem . Sci., doi: 10.1039/C3SC50726B (2012)

Fluorescent Intercalator Displacement Replacement (FIDR) Assay: Determination of Relative Thermodynamic and Kinetic Parameters in Triplex Formation - A Case Study using Triplex-forming LNAs
S. P. Sau, P. Kumar, P. K. Sharma and P. J. Hrdlicka, Nucleic Acids Res., 2012, 40, e162.

Synthesis and hybridization properties of oligonucleotides modified with 5-(1-aryl-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)-2′-deoxyuridines
Mamta Kaura, Pawan Kumar and Patrick J. Hrdlicka. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012

C2’-Pyrene-functionalized Triazole-linked DNA: Universal Hybridization to DNA/RNA
S. P. Sau and P. J. Hrdlicka, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 5-16 (cover article).

"Analysis of gunpowder recovered in an archaeological excavation at Sandpoint, Idaho”, Alicia Freeman, Mark Warner, Margaret Clark, Ray von Wandruszka, Idaho Archaeologist, 35(1), 1-5 (2012).

"Determination of caffeine in coffee: an inexpensive experiment for high school and college laboratories”, Kirsten Canady and Ray von WandruszkaThe Chemical Educator, 17, 80 (2012).

An Experimental Estimate of the Relative Aromaticity of the Cyclooctatetraene Dianion by Fusion to Dimethyldihydropyrene
R. H. Mitchell, P. Zhang, D. J. Berg and R. V. Williams, “Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 8144.

Experimental Verification of the Homoaromaticity of 1,3,5-Cycloheptatriene and the Evaluation of the Aromaticity of Tropone and the Tropylium Cation Using the Dimethyldihydropyrene Probe
R. V. Williams, W. D. Edwards, P. Zhang, D. J. Berg and R. H. Mitchell J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 16742.


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