Representative Publications:

From UTD

  • J. Xu, M. Yu, P. Carter A, E. Hernandez, A. Dang, P. Kapur, J. T. Hsieh, J. Zheng. “In Vivo X-ray Imaging of Transport of Renal Clearable Gold Nanoparticles in the Kidneys”,Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.,2017, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201707819 (online)(Highlighted as VIP)
  • BujieDu, Xingya Jiang,Anindita Das, Qinhan Zhou, Mengxiao Yu, Rongchao Jin, Jie Zheng, “Glomerular barrier behaves as an atomically precise bandpass filter in a sub-nanometre regime” Nature Nanotechnology, 2017 DOI:10.1038/nnano.2017.170 (online)
  • Yu, M., Zhou, C., Liu, L., Zhang, S., Sun, S., Hankins, J.D., Sun, X. and Zheng, J., 2017. Interactions of Renal-Clearable Gold Nanoparticles with Tumor Microenvironments: Vasculature and Acidity Effects.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, pp.4314-4319.
  • 41. Ning, X., Peng, C., Li, E. S., Xu, J., Vinluan, R. D., Yu, M., & Zheng, J. (2017). Physiological stability and renal clearance of ultrasmall zwitterionic gold nanoparticles: Ligand length matters.APL Materials,5(5), [053406]. DOI: 1063/1.4978381
  • Xu, J., Peng, C., Yu, M., Zheng, J. Renal clearable noble metal nanoparticles: photoluminescence, elimination, and biomedical applications.WIREs Nanomed Nanobiotechnol2017. doi: 10.1002/wnan.1453
  • Peng, C., Gao, X., Xu, J., Du, B., Ning, X., Tang, S., Bachoo, R.M., Yu, M., Ge, W.P. and Zheng, J., 2017. Targetingorthotopic gliomas with renal-clearable luminescent gold nanoparticles.Nano Research4(10), pp.1366-1376.
  • Tang, S., Peng, C., Xu, J., Du, B., Wang, Q., Vinluan, R. D., Yu, M., Kim, M.J., Zheng, J. Tailoring Renal Clearance and Tumor Targeting of Ultrasmall Metal Nanoparticles with Particle Density.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 16039-16043.(Highlighted as VIP)
  • 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. 55, 8894-8898
  • 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.,9(04), 1642003.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • R. Vinluan III andJ. Zheng, “Serum protein adsorption and excretion pathways of metal nanoparticles”, Nanomedicine, 2015, DOI: 10.2217/nnm.15.97.
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • DOI:10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00003.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • J.B. Liu, M.X. Yu, C. Zhou, and J. Zheng, “Renal Clearable Inorganic Nanoparticles: A New Frontier of Bionanotechnology”,Mater. Today, 2013, accepted.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • J. Zheng, C. Zhou, M. Yu, J. Liu, “Different Sized Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles”,Nanoscale,2012, 4(14), 4073-4083.
  • S. Yang, C. Zhou, J. Liu, M. Yu, and J. Zheng, “One-step Interfacial Synthesis and Assembly of Fluorescent Ultrathin Au@Silica Membrane”,Adv. Mater., 2012, 24(24),3218-3222. (Highlighted by Materials 360)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Prior to UTD (Selected)

  • 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: 99)
  • J. Zheng, P.R. Nicovich, R.M. Dickson, “Highly Fluorescent Noble Metal Quantum Dots”,Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem., 2007, 58, 409 (Citation: 897)
  • 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: 906)
  • 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: 636)
  • J. Zheng, R.M. Dickson, “Individual Water-Soluble Dendrimer-Encapsulated Silver   Nanodot Fluorescence”,J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 13982-13983 (Citation: 508)
  • 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: 119)
  • 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: 676)
  • 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: 51)
  • 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: 272)
  • 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: 150)

Selected Publication Figures

Nature Nanotechnology, 2017 DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2017.170
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201707819
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 16039-16043.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 2787-2791
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 4978-4981.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 11014-11017.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 3168-3172.
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2010, 114, 7727-7732.