Scholarly Publications since 2005

2017 ----- (access the papers by clicking the journal links)

A. A. Parveen, A. Potluri, D. Kuila , D. K. Mills, " Osteoblast Behavior on Silicon and Porous Silicon Substrates" . Journal of Coating Science and Technology, 2017, in Press.

Kumakli H, Duncan AV, McDaniel K, Mehari TF, Stephenson J; Maple L, Crawford Z,  Macemore CL, Babyak CM, Fakayode SO, Environmental Biomonitoring of Essential  and Toxic Elements in Human Scalp Hair using Accelerated Microwave-Assisted Sample Digestion and Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy.  Chemosphere, 2017, 174, 708-715.

Appah E, Elzey B, Fakayode SO. Investigation of the Binding and Simultaneous Quantification of Propanil and Bromoxynil Herbicide Concentrations in Human Serum Albumin Using Multivariate Regression Analysis of UV-visible absorption and Fluorescence Spectra. Journal of  Environmental Sciences and Health Part B, 2017 (In press).

 Mehari TF, Rorie CJ, Godfrey SS, Minor RC, Fakayode SO. Influence of Arsenic (III),  Cadmium (II), Chromium (VI), Mercury (II), and Lead (II) Ions on Human Triple Negative Breast Cancer (HCC1806) Cell Cytotoxicity and Cell Viability. Journal of Chemical Health Risks, 2017, 7(1), 1-17.

Greene L, Elzey B, Franklin M, Fakayode SO. Analyses of Polycyclic Aromatic   Hydrocarbon (PAH) and Chiral-PAH Analogues-Methyl-β-Cyclodextrin Guest-Host   Inclusion Complexes by Fluorescence Spectrophotometry and Multivariate Regression Analysis. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy. 2017, 174, 316–325.

Hana Alzahrani, Hope Kumakli, Emmanuel Ampiah, Tsdale Mehari, Carol M. Babyak, Sayo O. Fakayode. Determination of Macro, Essential Trace Elements, Potential Toxic Heavy Metals Concentrations, Crude Oil Extracts, and Ash Composition of  Selected Saudi Arabian Fruits and Vegetables of Medicinal Values. Arabian Journal of Chemistry, 2017. in press

Presley, T.D.; Duncan, A. V.; Jeffers, A. B.; Fakayode, SO.; The variation of macro- and  micro-minerals of tissues in diabetic and non-diabetic rats. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 2017, 39, 108-115.

Darkus E. Jenkins, Zerihun Assefa,  “Structural, photoluminescence, and theoretical DFT studies of gold(I) and silver(I) metallacycle dinuclear complexes of 1-methylbenzimidazolediphenyl phosphine (MBDP) ligand”  J. Molec Struct.  1133 (2017) 374- 383.


R. Abrokwah, V. Deshmane and D. Kuila. Comparative Performance of M-MCM-41 (M: Cu, Co, Ni, Pd, Zn and Sn) Catalysts for Steam Reforming of Methanol. Manuscript submitted to Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 2016, 425, 10-20.

R. K. Aithal, A. T. Doss,  D. P. Kumaraswamy, D. K. Mills and D. Kuila, Growth and Functionality of Cells Cultured on Conducting and Semi‐Conducting Surfaces Modified with Self‐Assembled Monolayers (SAMs), Coatings 2016, 6, 9;

Parveen A., Mills D., and Kuila D., Porous Silicon Substrates Support Osteogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells, International Conference on Systems in Medicine and Biology (ICSMB), 4-7January, 2016, IIT Kharagpur,  72, 1-4.

Kosaraju K., Arvapalli D., Womack K., Zimmerman C., Shupe T., and Kuila, D. Immobilized Growth Factor and Peptide on Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) Scaffold for Long-term Hepatocyte Culture towards Developing a Hepatotoxicity Bioreactor, International Conference on Systems in Medicine and Biology (ICSMB), 4-7January, 2016, IIT Kharagpur,  74, 1-4.

Wilson, Z.S., Kanipes, M.I., and Byrd, G.S. An Empirical Analysis of a Model for Student Success using a Case Study Approach. (2016). International Journal for Innovation Education and Research.4 (7):100-112.

Fakayode, S. O.; Mayes, J. O,; Kanipes, M. I.; Johnson, D.; Cuthbertson, E. L. Promoting Student Learning in STEM and Criminal Justice: Aggie Sleuth Initiative (AggieSI) Guided inquiry Learning Experience. Journal of Criminal Justice Education,2016, 1-15, (

Elzey, B.; Pollard, D.; Fakayode, SO.. Determination of Adulterated of Neem Oil and Flaxseed Oil Compositions by FTIR Spectroscopy and Multivariate Regression Analysis. Food Control, 2016, 68, 303-309.

Hordge, LN; McDaniel, K. L.; Jones, DD Jr. Fakayode, SO.; Multicomponent and  Simultaneous Determination of Estrogens (Ethinylestradiol and Norgestimate) Concentrations in Human and Bovine Serum Albumin by Use of Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Partial-Least Square Regression Analysis. Talanta, 2016, 152, 401- 409.

Fakayode, S.O.; Snipes, V.; Kanipes, M.; Got Caffeine in your Beverage and Fe in your Diet? Hands-on Professional Development Workshop for K-12 Science Educators.  The Chemical Educator, 2016, 21, 15–22.

Fakayode, S.O.; Snipes, V.;  Kanipes, M.; Mohammed, AK;  Wilson, Z.S. Use of Innovative Pedagogies and Creative Partnership Strategies to Promote Undergraduate STEM Education at an HBCU in Setting a New Agenda for Student Engagement and Retention  at HBCUs,  Ed., Charles Prince, 2016 , 119-151, IGI Global Inc. Hershey, PA, USA.

Brianda Elzey, Victoria Norman, Jamira Stephenson, David Pollard, and Sayo O. Fakayode. "Purity Analysis of Adulterated Essential Oils (Wintergreen, Tea Tree, Rosemary, and Lemon Eucalyptus Oil) by FTIR Spectroscopy and Partial-least-square Regression." Spectroscopy, 2016, 31(8), 26-37.

Ian M. Rahn, Carlos L. Crawford, Z. Assefa, T. Hamby and R. E. Sykora “Crystalstructure of bis(1,3-diaminopropane-κ2N,N’)bis[2-(4- nitrophenyl) acetato-κO] cadmium(II) (2016)- Acta  Cryst. E72, 226–228.

 Z. Assefa, “Introducing research style approach in an open inquiry based instruction in upper undergraduate inorganic chemistry teaching laboratory course” (2016) The Chemical Educator -21, 23-27.

George Agbeworvi, Zerihun Assefa, Richard E. Sykora, Jared Taylor, Carlos Crawford “Higher coordinate gold(I) complexes with the weak Lewis base tri(4- fluorophenyl)phosphine. Synthesis, structural, and density functional theoretical studies” 2016, J. Molecular Structure, 1108, 508-515.

Siraj, Noureen; El-Zahab, Bilal; Hamdan, Suzana; Karam, Tony E.; Haber, Louis H.; Li, Min; Fakayode, S. O; Das, Susmita; Valle, Bertha; Strongin, Robert M.; Patonay, Gabor;  Sintim, Herman O.; Baker, Gary A.; Powe, Aleeta; Lowry, Mark; Karolin, Jan O.;  Geddes, Chris D.; Warner, Isiah M. Fluorescence, Phosphorescence, and Chemiluminescence. Analytical Chemistry, Anal. Chem., 2016, 88 (1), 170–202 

Fakayode, S.O.; Snipes, V.; Kanipes, M.; Mohammed, AK;  Wilson, Z.S. Use of Innovative Pedagogies and Creative Partnership Strategies to Promote Undergraduate STEM   Education at an HBCU in Setting a New Agenda for Student Engagement and Retention  at HBCUs Editor Charles Prince, 2016 (Accepted ).

Fakayode, S.O.; Snipes, V.; Kanipes, M.; Got Caffeine in your Beverage and Fe in your Diet?  Hands-on Professional Development Workshop for K-12 Science Educators. The Chemical Educator, 2016, 21, 15–22.


Casey Colicchio, Takako Ohashi, Alicia Brunson, Cole Sloboda, Jahangir Emrani, Joshua Idassi, Subrina Jesmin, and Chishimba Mowa; The FASEB Journalvol. 29 no. 1 Supplement 721.42, (2015), “Moringa oleifera's Whole Methanolic Extract Attenuates Levels of Pro-inflammatory Markers in the Cervix of Preterm Labor Mice Models”, (2015)

Brandon Smith, Jahangir Emrani, Joshua Idassi, Subrina Jesmin, Luke Chimuka, and Chishimba Mowa, The FASEB Journal, vol. 29 no. 1 Supplement721.43, (2015); “Whole Ethanolic Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract Exerts Anti-bacterial Activities Against Escherichia coli Comparable to Tetracycline and Ciprofloxacine”,, (2015)

V. Deshmane, S. Owen, R. Abrokwah, D. Kuila. Mesoporous Nanocrystalline TiO2 Supported Metal (Cu, Co, Ni, Pd, Zn, and Sn) Catalysts: Effect of Metal-Support Interactions on Steam Reforming of Methanol Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, (2015), 408, 202-213, .

V. Deshmane, R. Abrokwah, D. Kuila, Synthesis of High Stability Cu-MCM-41 Nanocatalysts for Selective Production of H2 via Steam Reforming of Methanol. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (2015) 40(33), 10439-10452, .

R. Abrokwah R., V. Deshmane, S. Owen and D. Kuila, Cu-Ni Nanocatalysts in Mesoporous MCM-41 and TiO2 to Produce Hydrogen for Fuel Cells via Steam Reforming Reactions. Advanced Material Research, 2015 1096,161-168.

S. Hosseinnezha, E. H. Fini, B. Kumar, M. BastiPhysicochemical Characterization of Bio-oils Produced from  Bio-mass: A Sustainable Source for bio-adhesive” RSC Adv., (2015), 5, 75519-27.

Merola, J. S., Franks, M. A. " Crystal structures of fac-tri­chlorido­tris (tri­methyl­phosphane- P)rhodium(III) monohydrate and fac-tri­chlorido­tris­ (tri­methyl­phosphane-P)rhodium(III) methanol hemisolvate: rhodium structures that are isotypic with their iridium analogs" Acta Cryst. (2015), E71: 226-230.

G. Agbeworvi, Z. Assefa, Richard E. Sykora, Jared D. Taylor “Crystal structure of tert-butyldiphenylphosphine oxide” (2015). Acta Cryst. E71, o400.

J. Roberts, T. F. Mehari, Z. Assefa, T. Hamby and R. E. Sykora “Crystal structure of bis(1,3-diaminopropane-κ2N,N’)bis[2-(4- nitrophenyl) acetato-κO] zinc(II) (2015) Acta Cryst. , E71, m240–m241.

VG Deshmane, RY Abrokwah, D. Kuila, “Mesoporous nanocrystalline TiO 2 supported metal (Cu, Co, Ni, Pd, Zn, and Sn) catalysts: Effect of metal-support interactions on steam reforming of methanol” J. Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical (2015)408, 202-213

Fakayode, SO, Snipes, VT,  Kanipes, M. Collaboration between Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Local School Districts to Promote K–12 Science Education, North Carolina, USA. The Chemical Educator, 2015, 20, 86–94.

Fakayode, SO. Purity Analysis of the Pharmaceuticals Naproxen and Propranolol: A Guided-Inquiry Laboratory Experiment in the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory. Journal of Chemical Education, 2015, 92 (1), 157–162.

T. F. Mehari, LV Greene, LD A’ja, SO Fakayode “Trace and Macro Elements Concentrations in Selected Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, and Processed Foods in North Carolina, USA” Journal of Environmental Protection (2015) 6 (06), 573


Wilson, Zakiya S., Saundra Y. McGuire, Patrick A. Limbach, Michael P. Doyle, Luigi G. Marzilli, and Isiah M. Warner. "Diversifying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): An Inquiry into Successful Approaches in Chemistry." Journal of Chemical Education 91, no. 11 (2014): 1860-1866. 

Divi Venkateswarlu. “Structural insights into the interaction of blood coagulation co-factor VIIIa with factor IXa: A computational protein-protein docking and molecular dynamics refinement study” (2014) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 452:408-414.

Divi Venkateswarlu. Role of hydrophobic mutations on the binding affinity and stability of blood coagulation factor VIIIa (2014) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 450:735-740.

Frankie White, Paul Vogel, Carlos Crawford, Zerihun Assefa, Richard E. Sykora, “Synthesis, structures, and photoluminescence properties of lanthanide dicyanoaurates containing dimeric aurophilic interactions” Inorg. Chim. Acta 414, (2014), 240-249.

Davia McKoy, Marion Franks, Zerihun Assefa, “(E)-3-(4-(heptyloxy)phenyl)-1-phenylprop- 2-en-1-one”  Acta Cryst. 2014,  E70, o163-o164.

Dmitry E. Royzman, Andrew M. Noviello, Kylie M. Henline, Robert D. Pike, James P. Killarney, Howard H. Patterson, Carlos Crawford, Zerihun Assefa. “Structure, Luminescence, and Vapochromism of Bridged Cationic Copper(I) Dimers and Polymers” J. Inorg. Organomet Polym, 2014, 24 : 66-77.

Matthew A Mickens, Z. Assefa “ Tunable Luminescence and White Light Emission of Novel Multiphase Sodium Calcium Silicate Nanophosphors Doped with Ce3+, Tb3+, and Mn2+ ions” J. Lumin. 2014, 145, 498-506.

Thomas, G., Wilson, Z., and Watkins, L.  STEM women of color: What’s their story? ASBMB Today, January 2014.

Fakayode, SO, Abel, C, Pollard, DA. Determination of moisture content of over the counter pharmaceuticals and dried powdered food products using coulometric Karl Fischer titration: A summer undergraduate research experience at Historically Black College and University. The Chemical Educator, 2014, 19, 264-268.

Fakayode, SO, Pollard, DA, Snipes, VT Offering a Geoscience Professional Development Program To Promote Science Education and Provide Hands-​On Experiences for K-​12 Science Educators. Journal of Chemical Education, 2014, 91 (11), 1882–1886.

Fakayode SO, Pollard DA, Mohammed AK, Adeyeye OM, Yakubu M.  Promoting Undergraduate STEM Education at a Historically Black College and University through Research Experience. Journal of Chemical Education, 2014, 91, 662−665.

Fakayode SO, Mitchell BS, Pollard DA. Determination of Boiling Point of Petrochemical by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry and Multivariate Regression Analysis of Structural Activity Relationship. Talanta, 2014.

Fakayode, SO. Guided Inquiry Laboratory Experiments in Analytical Chemistry Laboratory   Curriculum, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2014, 406, 1267–1271.

S Mehta, V Deshmane, S Zhao, D. Kuila “Comparative Studies of Silica-Encapsulated Iron, Cobalt, and Ruthenium Nanocatalysts for Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis in Silicon- Microchannel Microreactors,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2014) 53 (42), 16245-16253

K Kosaraju, A Rahman, M Duncan, B Tatineni, Y Basova, V Deshmane, D. Kuila “Bimetallic nanocatalysts in mesoporous silica for steam reforming reactions to produce H2 for fuel cells” Future Energy, Environment, and Materials (2014) 88, 337


D. Venkateswarlu “A Proposed Solution Structural Model for Human Coagulation Tenase Complex between Factor VIIIa and IXa: A Protein-Protein Docking and MD Refinement Study” Biophysical Journal 104 (2), 665a-666a

Darkus E. Jenkins,  Richard Sykora,  Z. Assefa  “Synthesis, X-ray Crystallography, and Photoluminescence studies of four coordinate  gold(I) complexes with the weak Lewis base tri-2-furyl phosphine ligand.” Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2013, 406, 293-300.

Z. Assefa, Richard E. Sykora, Review (Invited) “RECENT PROGRESS IN CYANO COMPLEXES OF PLATINUM AND GOLD AS SENSITIZERS OF LANTHANIDE EMISSIONS.” Comments on Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 33 (5-6), 182-206.

Darkus E. Jenkins and Z. Assefa “2-(diphenylphosphino)-1-methyl-1H- benzo[d]imidazolephosphine” 2013,  Acta Cryst. E69, o1364.

Fakayode, SO, Taylor, AM, McCoy, M., Owen, S., Stapleton, WE, Grady, C., Pollard, DA. Remediation of Heavy Metal (Cd, Cr, Cu, Co, and Ni) Ions from Kaolinite Clay Using Molecular Micelles Chelators and D-Optimum Experimental Design. Journal of Environmental Protection. 2013, 4(8), 789-795.

Fakayode SO,  Owens SL,  Pollard, DA,  Yakubu M. Use of A Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy and Multivariate Analysis for the Determination of Trace Elements in Human Scalp Hair, American Journal of Analytical Chemistry,  2013, 4, 348-359 .

Merola, J.S., M.A. Franks, and J.F. Frazier, Synthesis, reactivity and crystal structures of various solvates of fac-tris(trimethylphosphine)trichloroiridium. Polyhedron, 2013. 54(0): p. 67-73.

Merola, J.S. and M.A. Franks, The basicity of [tris (trimethylphosphine)(cyclooctadiene) iridium(I)]. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2013. 723(0): p. 49-55.


F Kawai, S Paek, KJ Choi, M Prouty, M.I. Kanipes, P Guerry, HJ Yeo “Crystal structure of JlpA, a surface-exposed lipoprotein adhesin of Campylobacter jejuni J. Structural Biology 177 (2), 583-588

Matthew Mickens, Z. Assefa, Dhananjay Kumar “Tunable white light-emission of a CaW1−x Mo x O4:Tm3+, Tb3+, Eu3+ phosphor prepared by a Pechini sol–gel method” J Sol-Gel Science and Tech. (2012), 63, 153-161.

Rylee B Thomas, Philip A Smith,, A. Jaleel, Paul Vogel, Carlos Crawford, Z. Assefa, and R. E. Sykora “Synthesis, Structural, and Photoluminescence Studies of Gd(terpy)(H2O)(NO3)2M(CN)2 (M=Au, Ag) Complexes: Multiple Emissions from Intra- and  Inter-molecular  Excimers and Exciplexes.Inorg. Chem. (2012), 51, 3399-3408.


Stojanovic, M.; Robinson, N. J.; Assefa, Z.; Sykora, R.E. “Structural analysis and photoluminescence properties of low dimensional lanthanide Tetracyanometallates”, 2011, Inorganica Chimica Acta, (2011), 376 , 414–421.

Ladner, T. Ngo, Carlos Crawford, Z. Assefa, and R. E. Sykora, “Solid-State Photoluminescence Sensitization of Tb3+ by Novel Au2Pt2 and Au2Pt4 Cyanide Clusters” (2011), Inorg. Chem., 50, 2199–2206. 

Poly F., Serichatalergs O., Schulman M., Ju J., Cates C.N., Kanipes M., Mason C., Guerry P. Discrimination of major capsular types of Campylobacter jejuni by multiplex PCR. J Clin Microbiol. (2011), 49:1750-57.

B. Tatineni, Y. Basova, A. Rahman, S. Islam, M. Rahman, A. Islam, J. Perkins, J. King, J. Taylor, D. Kumar, S. Ilias and D. Kuila , “Development of Mesoporous SilicaEncapsulated Pd-Ni Nanocatalyst for Hydrogen Production”, In Production and Purification of Ultraclean Transportation Fuels; (2011), Hu, Y., et al.; ACS Symposium Series, ACS, Washington, DC, .


C. N. Lamb,  Z. Assefa,  R. E. Sykora “Ethyl 5-oxo-2, 3-diphenylcyclopentane-1-carboxylate” Acta Crys, (2010), E66, o1183.

D. Venkateswarlu. Structural investigation of zymogenic and activated forms of human blood coagulation factor VIII: a computational molecular dynamics study (2010) BMC-Struct. Biol. 10, 7.

S. Zhao, D. Kuila, “Nanocatalysis in Microreactors for Fuel Processing”, In Microfluidic Devices for Nanotechnology, John Wiley & Sons, (2010), Chapter 8.

 S. Bala, R. Aithal, P. Derosa, D. Janes, D. Kuila, “Molecular rectifying diodes based on an aluminum/4'-hydroxy-4-biphenyl carboxylic acid/p+-silicon junction’’, J. Phys. Chem. C (2010), 114(48), 20877-84.

S. Zhao, D. KuilaNanocatalysis in Microreactor for Fuels” Chap 8 in Microfluidic Devices in Nanotechnology: Applications, Editor, C. S. Kumar, Wiley, 2010.


W. K. Adeniyi and Ashleigh R. Wright, “Novel fluorimetric assay of trace analysis of epinephrine in human serum” Spectrochimica Acta, (2009), A 74, 1001.

M. N. Fiddler, I. Begashaw, M. A. Mickens, M. S. Collingwood, Z. Assefa, and S. Bililign “Laser Spectroscopy for Atmospheric and Environmental SensingReview, Sensors (2009), 9, 10447 - 512.

B. A. Maynard, P. A. Smith, L. Ladner, A. Jaleel, Nuquie Beedoe, C. Crawford, Z. Assefa, R. E. Sykora  “Emission Enhancement through Cooperative Dual Donor Sensitization: Modulation of Structural and Spectroscopic Properties in a Series of Europium TetracyanoplatinatesInorg. Chem. (2009), 48, 6425–35.

J. Emrani: HPLC of Lipids, Dekker Encyclopedia of Chromatography, Jack Cazes Ed., Dekker, (2009).

Kanipes, M. I. and Guerry, P. “Role of Microbial Glycosylation in Host Cell Invasion.” Holst, O., Brennan, P.J., & von Itzstein, M. (Editors). Microbial Glycobiology – Structures, Relevance and Applications. (2009) Academic Press, San Diego, USA (1020 pp).

D. Kuila, D.B. Janes, C.P. Kubiak, “Charge Transfer in Metal–Molecule Heterostructures” Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, (2009) Second Edition, 819-833, .


R. Sykora, P. Khalifah, Z. Assefa, T. Albrecht-Schmitt, R. G Haire, “Magnetic interactions in dimeric lanthanide iodates: Structures, Raman Spectroscopy and magnetism of Ln(IO3)3 (Ln = Gd, Er) and magnetism of Yb(IO3)3, J. Solid State Chem., (2008), 181,1867–75.

Kanipes M.I., Tan X., Akelaitis A., Li J., Rockabrand D., Guerry P., Monteiro M.A. Genetic analysis of lipooligosaccharide core biosynthesis in Campylobacter jejuni 81-176. J. Bacteriol. (2008), 190: 1568-74.

B. Maynard, K. Kalachnikova, R. E. Sykora, Kendra Whitehead, Z. Assefa, “Intramolecular Energy transfer in a one dimensional Europium tetracyanoplatinate”  Inorg. Chem., (2008) 47, 1895-97.

Z. Assefa, R. E. Sykora, R. G. Haire  “Hydrothermal synthesis, structural, Raman, and  luminescence studies of Cm[M(CN)2]3×3H2O and Pr[M(CN)2]3×3H2O (M = Ag, Au): 2. Hetero bimetallic coordination polymers consisting of both trans-uranium and transition metal elements”. J. Solid State Chem. (2008) 181, 382.

S. Zhao, V. S. Nagineni, S. Naidu, D. Kuila, “Microreactors for Syn-gas Conversion to Higher Alkanes: Effect of Ruthenium on Silica Encapsulated Iron-Cobalt NanocatalystsInd. Eng. Chem. Res. (2008), 47(5), 1684-1688.

Y. Liang, R. Nassar, J. Fang, D. Kuila, and K. Varahramyan, “Investigation of A Novel Microreactor for Enhancing Mixing and Conversion”, Chem. Eng. Comm. (2008), 195(7), 745-757.

Balaji Tatineni, Dhananjay Kumar, Joslyn Perkins, Sergey Yarmolenko, Debasish Kuila “Synthesis and Characterization of Bimetallic Pd-Co Nano Magnetic Materials in Mesoporous Silica” 2008 MRS Proceeding.


Z. Assefa, K. Kalachnikova, R. E. Sykora, R. G. Haire  “Hydrothermal synthesis, structural, Raman, and luminescence studies of Am[M(CN)2]3×3H2O and Nd[M(CN)2]3×3H2O (M = Ag, Au):  The first hetero bimetallic coordination polymers consisting of both trans-uranium and transition metal elements” J. Solid State Chem. (2007), 180, 3121-29.

D. Jenkins, R. E. Sykora, Z. Assefa, “Tri-2-furyl-phosphine oxide: an oxidation product of the weak Lewis base tri-2-furylphosphine” Acta Cryst. (2007), E63, o3510 -o3511.

K. Kalachnikova, Z. Assefa, and R. E. Sykora,“Terbium(III)  Tris[dicyanoargentate(I)] Trihydrate: a 4f-4d bimetallic coordination Polymer” Acta Cryst. (2007) E63, 162 .

Katrina Kalachnikova, Z. Assefa, and Richard E. Sykora, “Terbium(III)Tris[dicyanoargentate(I)] Trihydrate: a 4f-4d bimetallic coordination Polymer” Acta Cryst. (2007), E63, 162.

K. Shetty, W. Cao, S. Zhao, N. V. Seetala, U. Siriwardane,  D. Kuila, “Synthesis and Characterization of Non-noble Nano-catalysts for Hydrogen ProductionJ. Power Sources, (2007), 163, 630-636.

K. R. Aithal, D. P. Kumaraswamy, D. K. Mills, and D. Kuila, “Viability, Proliferation and Functionality of Hepatocytes Cultured on Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) Modified with Self

Assembled Monolayers (SAMs)J. Biomed. Nanotech. (2007) 3, 254-263.


Kanjilal-Kolar S, Basu S.S., Kanipes M.I., Guan Z., Garrett T.A., Raetz C. R. “Expression cloning of three Rhizobium leguminosarum lipopolysaccharide core galactuonosyl- transferases.  J. Biol. Chem. (2006) 281: 12865-12878.

Kanipes M.I., Papp-Szabo E.,Guerry, P. and Monteiro M. A. Mutation of waaC, encoding Heptosyltransferase I in Campylobacter jejuni 81-176, affects the structure of both lipooligosaccharide and capsular carbohydrate. J. Bacteriol. (2006), 188: 3273-3279.

S. Kolipaka, R. Aithal, D. Kuila,Development of an ITO-Octadecanethiol-Aluminum Junction for Molecular Electronics”, Appl. Phys. Lett., (2006), 88(23): 233104/1-3.

K. Shetty, S. Zhao, Wei Cao, N. V. Seetala and D. Kuila, “Silica Sol-Gel Supported Nickel Nano-Catalyst for Hydrogen Production Using MicroreactorsMat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proceedings, (2006), 885, 25.

Z.  Assefa, Jie Ling, Richard G. Haire, Thomas E. Albrecht-Schmitt, and Richard E. Sykora, “Syntheses, structures, and vibrational spectroscopy of the two-dimensional iodates Ln (IO3)3 and Ln (IO3)3 (H2O) ( Ln = Yb, Lu),” J. Solid State Chemistry  (2006) , 179, 3653-

Nhan Ngo, Katrina Kalachnikova, Zerihun Assefa, Richard G. Haire, and Richard E. Sykora “Synthesis and Structure of In(IO3 )3 and Vibrational Spectroscopy of M(IO3 ) (M = Al, Ga, In),” J. Solid State Chemistry, (2006) , 179 , 3824-30.

Richard E. Sykora, Zerihun Assefa, Thomas E. Albrecht-Schmitt, and Richard G. Haire “The First Structural Determination of a Trivalent Californium Compound with Oxygen Coordination”  Inorg. Chem., (2006), 45, 475-77.


Richard E. Sykora, Zerihun Assefa, Thomas E. Albrecht-Schmitt, and Richard G. Haire “Hydrothermal Synthesis, Structure, and Raman and Emission Spectroscopes of Americium Iodate, 243Am(IO3)3 the photoluminescence behavior of Cm(IO3)3)Inorg. Chem., (2005), 44 (16): 5667-76.

Z. Assefa, T. Yaita , R. G. Haire , S. Tachimori, “Intramolecular energy transfer in actinide complexes of 6-methyl-2-(2-pyridyl)-benzimidazole (biz): Comparison between Cm(III) and Tb(III) systems.J. Solid State Chem., (2005), 178, 505-10.

T. Yaita, H. Shiwaku, S Suzuki, Y Okamoto, A Shimada, Z Assefa and R G Haire “XAFS and spectroscopic characterization for the structure and electronic structure of Ce-DMDPhPDA complexes in methanolPhysica  Scripita, (2005), 302-305.

Franks, M. A. Schrader, E. A. Pietsch, E. C. Pennella, D. R.  Torti, S.V. and Welker, M. E. “Oxathiolene Oxide Synthesis Via Chelation Controlled Addition of Organometallic Reagents to Alkynols Followed by Addition of Sulfur Electrophiles and Evaluation of Oxathiolene Oxides as Anticarcinogenic Enzyme Inducers.”   J. Bioorg. Med. Chem, (2005), 13, 2221-33.

Harp, J. L., NC A&T State Univ. and Jesse M. Nicholson, Howard Univ., Washington DC, The Rational Synthetic Design of Melanogenic Inhibitors, Pigment Cell Research 18, 05

S. Zhao, J. Hu, R. Besser, R. Nassar, D. Kuila, J. Palmer, “Nanoscale Platinum Catalyst in Microreactors for Preferntial Oxidation of CO Amelioration in Hydrogen Fuel Cell FeedsACS Symposium Series 914, (2005), Chapter 8, 129-144.

D. S. Patel, K. R. Aithal, G. Krishna, Y. Lvov, M. Tien, and D. Kuila Nano-assembly of Manganese Peroxidase and Lignin Peroxidase from P. chrysosporium for Biocatalysis in Aqueous and Non-aqueous Media”, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, (2005) 43, 13-19.

V. S. Nagineni, S. Zhao, A. Potluri, Y. Liang, U. Siriwardane, S. Naidu, J. Fang, J. Palmer, and D. Kuila, “ Microreactors for Syn-gas Conversion to Higher Alkanes:

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