Selected Publication Figures


Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201511148. 



Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201509515. 



 ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6 (15), 11829-11833.



J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 4978-4981.



Adv. Mater. 2012, 24, 3218-3222.



J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 11014-11017.



Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 3168-3172.



J. Phys. Chem. C, 2010, 114, 7727-7732.



J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2008, 10472-10473.




Representative Publications:


From UTD


37. J.B. Liu, P.N. Duchesne, M.X. Yu, X.Y. Jiang, X.H. Ning, P. Zhang, J. Zheng. “Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles with Size-independent Emissions”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, accepted. 


36. X.Y. Jiang, B.J. Du, M.X. Yu, X. Jia, J. Zheng. "Surface-Ligand Effect on Radiosensitization of Ultrasmall Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles", J. Innov. Opt. Health. Sci., 2016, accepted.


35. S. Sun, X. Ning, G. Zhang, Y.C. Wang, C. Peng, J. Zheng. "Dimerization of Organic Dyes on Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles for Ratiometric pH Sensing", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 2421 –2424.


34. M. X. Yu, J. C. Zhou, B. J. Du, X. H. Ning, C. Authement, L. Gandee, P. Kapur, J. T. Hsieh, J. Zheng. “Noninvasive Staging of Kidney Dysfunction Enabled by Renal Clearable Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 2787-2791 (2016) (Highlighted as VIP).


33. M. X. Yu, J. B. Liu, X. H. Ning, J. Zheng*. “High-contrast Noninvasive Imaging of Kidney Clearance Kinetics Enabled by Renal Clearable Nanofluorophores”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 15434-15438 (2015).


32. J. Zhao, S. Sun, L. Swartz, S. Riechers, P. Hu, S. Chen, J. Zheng, and G.Y. Liu. "Size-Independent Single-Electron Tunneling". J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2015, 6 (24), 4986-4990.


31. M. X. Yu, J. Zheng. “Clearance Pathways and Tumor Targeting of Imaging Nanoparticles”. ACS Nano, 2015, 9, 6655–6674 (2015) (Invited review article, Highlighted as one of the "top 5 most read articles" of ACS Nano in July 2015).


30. R. Vinluan III, M. Yu, M. Gannaway, J. Sullins, J. Xu, and J. Zheng. "Labeling monomeric insulin with renal clearable luminescent gold nanoparticles", Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2015, DOI:10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00490. 


29. R. Vinluan III and J. Zheng, "Serum protein adsorption and excretion pathways of metal nanoparticles", Nanomedicine, 2015, DOI: 10.2217/nnm.15.97.


28. C.M. Hill, R. Bennett, C. Zhou, S. Street, J. Zheng, and S. Pan. "Single Ag Nanoparticle Spectroelectrochemistry via Dark-Field Scattering and Fluorescence Microscopes". J. Phys. Chem. C., 2015, 119 (12), 6760-6768.


27. S. Yang, S. Sun, C. Zhou, G. Hao, J. Liu, S. Ramezani, M. Yu, X. Sun, and J. Zheng. "Renal Clearance and Degradation of Glutathione-Coated Copper Nanoparticles", Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2015,



26. R. Vinluan III, J. Liu, C. Zhou, M. Yu, S. Yang, A. Kumar, S. Sun, A. Dean, X. Sun, J. Zheng. "Glutathione-Coated Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles: A Surface Ligand for Minimizing Serum Protein Adsorption", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, DOI:10.1021/am5031374.


25. S. Sun, C. Zhou, S. Chen, J.B. Liu, J. Yu, J. Chilek, L. Zhao, M.X. Yu, R. Vinluan, B. Huang, and J. Zheng, "Surface-Chemistry Effect on Cellular Response of Luminescent Plasmonic Silver Nanoparticles", Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2014, DOI: 10.1021/bc500008a.


24. J.B. Liu, M.X. Yu, X. Ning, C. Zhou, S.Y. Yang, and J. Zheng, "PEGylation and Zwitterionization: Pros and Cons in Renal Clearance and Tumor Targeting of Near-IR-Emitting Gold Nanoparticles", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, DOI:10.1002/anie.201304465. (Highlighted as VIP by Angewandte and Nanomedicine)


23. J.B. Liu, M.X. Yu, C. Zhou, and J. Zheng, "Renal Clearable Inorganic Nanoparticles: A New Frontier of Bionanotechnology", Mater. Today, 2013, accepted.


22. C. Zhou, S. Yang, J. Liu, M. Yu, and J. Zheng, “Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles: A New Class of Nanoprobes for Biomedical Imaging”, Exp. Bio. Med., 2013, accepted.


21. J. Liu, M. Yu, C. Zhou, S. Yang, X. Ning, and J. Zheng, “Passive Tumor Targeting of Renal Clearable Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles: Long Tumor Retention and Fast Normal Tissue Clearance”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135(13), 4978-4981. (Featured in JACS Spotlights)


20. C. Zhou, G. Hao, T. Patrick, J. Liu, M. Yu, S. Sun, O. Oz, X. Sun, and J. Zheng, “Near Infrared Emitting Radioactive Gold Nanoparticles with Molecular Pharmacokinetics”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51(40), 10118-10122. (Citation: 7)


19. C. Zhou, J. Yu, Y. Qin, and J. Zheng, “Grain Size Effects in Polycrystalline Gold Nanoparticles”, Nanoscale, 2012, 4(14), 4228-4233. (Highlighted as the inside front cover)


18. J. Zheng, C. Zhou, M. Yu, J. Liu, “Different Sized Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles”, Nanoscale, 2012, 4(14), 4073-4083. (Citation: 30)


17. S. Yang, C. Zhou, J. Liu, M. Yu, and J. Zheng, “One-step Interfacial Synthesis and Assembly of Fluorescent Ultrathin [email protected] Membrane”, Adv. Mater., 2012, 24(24), 3218-3222. (Highlighted by Materials 360)


16. A. Rahy, C. Zhou, J. Zheng, S. Y. Park, M. Kim, I. Jang, S. J. Cho, and D. J. Yang, “Photoluminescent Carbon Nanoparticles Produced by Confined Combustion of Aromatic Compounds”, Carbon, 2012, 50(3), 1298-1302.


15. J. Liu, C. Zhou, M. Yu, and J. Zheng, “Decomposition of Amino Acids Catalyzed by Plasmonic Gold Nanoparticles”, Sci. Adv. Mater., 2012, 4(8), 813-818.


14. M. Yu, C. Zhou, J. Liu, J. D. Hankins and J. Zheng, “Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles with pH Dependent Membrane Adsorption”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133(29), 11014-11017. ( Equal contribution) (Citation: 37)


13. C. Zhou, M. Long, Y. Qin, X. Sun and J. Zheng, “Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles with Efficient Renal Clearance”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50(14), 3168-3172. (Citation: 51)


12. C. Ratanatawanate, J. Yu, C. Zhou, J. Zheng, K. J. Balkus, “Synthesis of Gold Nanoclusters: A Fluorescent Marker for Water-soluble TiO2 Nanotubes” Nanotechnology, 2011, 22(6), 065601.


11. C. Zhou, C. Sun, M. Yu, Y. Qin, J. Wang, M. Kim and J. Zheng, “Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles with Mixed Valence States Generated from Dissociation of Polymeric Au(I) Thiolates”, J. Phys. Chem. C.,  2010, 114(17), 7727-7732. (Citation: 59)


Prior to UTD (Selected)


10. J. Zheng, Y. Ding, B. Tian, Z. L. Wang, X. W. Zhuang, “Fluorescent and Raman active silver nanoparticles with polycrystalline structure”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 10472-10473 (Citation: 33)


9. J. Zheng, P.R. Nicovich, R.M. Dickson, “Highly Fluorescent Noble Metal Quantum Dots”, Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem., 2007, 58, 409 (Citation: 124)


8. J. Zheng, C.W. Zhang, R.M. Dickson, “Highly fluorescent, water soluble, size-tunable, gold quantum dots”, 2004, Phys. Rev. Lett., 93, 077402 (Highlighted as a cover) (Citation: 198)


7. J. Zheng, J.T. Petty, R.M. Dickson, “High Quantum Yield Blue Emission from Water-Soluble Au8 Nanodots”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 7780-7781 (Highlighted in Science  300, 1849, 2003) (Citation: 208)


6. J. Zheng, R.M. Dickson, “Individual Water-Soluble Dendrimer-Encapsulated Silver   Nanodot Fluorescence”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 13982-13983 (Citation: 162)


5. L.Peyser, J. Zheng, T-H. Lee, R.M. Dickson, “Nanoparticle-free single molecule antistokes Raman spectroscopy”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2005, 94, 058301 (1-4) (Citation: 59)


4. J.T. Petty, J. Zheng, N.V. Hud, R.M. Dickson, “DNA-Templated Ag Nanocluster Formation”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126(16), 5207-5212 (Citation: 109)


3. A. Mehta, P. Kumar, M.D. Dadmun, J. Zheng, R.M. Dickson, T. Thundat, B.G. Sumpter, M.D. Barnes, “Nanostructures from Single Molecules of a Semiconducting Polymer: Polarization Evidence for Highly Aligned Intramolecular Geometries”, Nano Lett., 2003, 3(5), 603-607 (Citation: 29)


2. H. Meng, J. Zheng, A.J. Lovinger, B.C. Wang, P.G. Van Patten, Z. Bao, “Oligofluorene-Thiophene Derivatives as High-Performance Semiconductors for Organic Thin Film Transistors”, Chem. Mater., 2003, 15(9), 1778-1787 (Citation: 136)


1. B. De Boer, H. Meng, D.F. Perepichka, J. Zheng, M.M. Frank, Y.J. Chabal, Z. Bao, “Synthesis and Characterization of Conjugated Mono- and Dithiol Oligomers and Characterization of Their Self-Assembled Monolayers”, Langmuir, 2003, 19(10), 4272-4284 (Citation: 69)










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