chemistry research seminars

Knight Research Group

Selected Publications



Investigation of copper oxidation states in plasmonic nanomaterials by XAS and Raman spectroscopy

Queffélec, C.; Forato, F.; Bujoli, B.; Knight, D. A; Fonda, E.; Humbert, B.

Chem. Chem. Phys. 2019, 21, 3066-3072




Surface Modifcation of Plasmonic Noble Metal-Metal Oxide Core-Shell Nanoparticles

Talebzadeh, D.; Queffélec, C.; Knight, D. A.

Nanoscale Adv.  2019, 1, 4578-4591



Functionalized core-shell Ag@TiO2 Nanoparticles for Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy : A Sensitive Detection Method for Cu(II) Ions

Forato, F.; Talebzadeh. S.; Rousseau, N.; Mevellec, J.-Y.; Bujoli, B.; Knight, D. A.; Queffélec, C.; Humbert, B.

Chem. Chem. Phys. 2019, 21, 3066-3072




Non-photochemical catalytic hydrolysis of methyl parathion using core-shell Ag@TiO2 nanoparticles

Talebzadeh. S.; Forato, F.; Bujoli, B.; Trammell, S. A; Grolleau, S.; Pal, H.; Queffélec, C.; Knight, D. A. 

RSC Advances, 2018, 8, 42346-42352



Synthesis of a Reactive Oxygen Species-Responsive Doxorubicin Derivative

Delehanty.J. B.; Das, S.; Goldberg, E.; Sangtani, A.; Knight, D. A.

Molecules 2018, 23, 1809




A Luminescent 2,2’- Bipyridyl Tricarbonyl Rhenium(I) Complex Containing a Non-bridging Dicyanamide Ligand

Dressick, W. J.; Deschamps, J. R.; Schmehl, R. H.; Martinez, K. P.; Trammell, S. A.;  Goldberg, E.; Knight, D. A.

Chem Commun. 2017, 83, 55-58



Core-Shell Ag@TiO2 Nanocomposites For Low-Power Blue Laser Enhanced Copper(I) Catalyzed Ullmann Coupling

Forato, F.; Talebzadeh, S.; Bujoli, B.; Queffélec, C.; Trammell, S. A.; Knight, D. A.

ChemistrySelect 2017, 2, 1-6




Photo-enhanced Hydrolysis of a Phosphate Diester using Cu(II) bipyridine-capped  Plasmonic Nanoparticles

Trammell, S. A; Nita, R.; Martin, B.; Moore, M. H.; Fontana, J.; Talebzadeh, S.; Knight, D. A.

RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 41618 - 41621



Kinetic Analysis of the Hydrolysis of Methyl Parathion using Citrate-stabilized 10 nm Gold Nanoparticles

Nita, R.; Trammell, S. A; Ellis, G. A; Moore, M. H.; Soto, C. M.; Leary, D. H.; Fontana, J.; Talebzadeh, S. F.; Knight, D. A.

Chemosphere 2016, 144, 1916-1919




Crystal structure of catena-poly[[chlorido­(4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bi­pyridine [kappa]2N,N')copper(II)]-[mu]-chlorido]

Nita, R.; Deschamps, J. R.; Trammell, S. A.; Knight, D. A.

Acta Cryst. E. 2015, E71, 624-6




Surface Plasmon Resonance Modulation of Homogeneous Catalysis using a Gold Nanoparticle Platform

Knight, D. A.; Nita, R.; Moore, M.; Zabetakis, D.; Khandelwal. M.; Martin. B. D.; Fontana, J.; Goldberg, E.; Funk, A. R.; Chang, E. L.; Trammell, S. A.

J Nanopart. Res. 2014, 16, 2400-2408




Attaching High Charge Density Metal Ions to Surfaces and Biomolecules.  Reaction Chemistry of Hypodentate Cobalt Diamine Complexes

Funk, A. R.; Goldberg, E.; Chang, E. L.; Trammell, S. A.; Knight, D. A.

Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 15617-15624




Synthesis of a 2,2'-Bipyridyl Functionalized Oligovinylenephenylene Using Heck and Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons Reactions and X-Ray Crystal Structure of E-(4-(4-bromostyryl)phenyl)(methyl)sulfane

Karácsony, O.; Deschamps, J.; Trammell, S. A.; Nita, R.; Knight, D. A.

Molecules 2012, 17, 5724-5732.



Electronic Effects on the Reactivity of Copper Mono-Bipyridine Complexes of Formula Cu(4,4'-R2-2,2'bipyridine)X2, R = NO2, Cl, H, CH3, OCH3, and X = NO3-, Cl-

Moore, M.; Knight, D. A.; Zabetakis, D.; Deschamps, J.; Dressick, W.; Chang, E.; Trammell, S.

Inorganic Chimica Acta 2012, 388, 168-174



Accelerating the Initial Rate of Hydrolysis of Methyl Parathion with Laser Excitation using Monolayer Protected 10 nm Au Nanoparticles Capped with a Cu(bpy) Catalyst

Trammell, S. A.; Nita, R.; Moore, M.; Chang, E. L.; Knight, D. A.

Commun. 2012, 48, 4121-4123. Rev, 2012, 112, 3777



Surface Modification Using Phosphonic Acids and Esters

Petit, M.; Janvier, P.; Knight, D. A.; Bujoli, B.

Chem. Rev, 2012, 112, 3777




Oxidation of Trimethoprim by Ferrate(VI):  Kinetics, Products, and Antibacterial Activity

Anquandah, G. A. A.; Sharma, V. K.; Knight, D. A.; Batchu, S. R.; Gardinali, P. R.

Sci. Tech. 2011, 45, 10575 10581

Antivirals and Antiretrovirals 2011, 3, 20-27



Hexamminecobalt(III) Chloride as a Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Complex

Chang, E. L.; Olinger, G. G.; Hensley, L. E.; Lear, C. M.; Scully, C. E.; Mankowsi, M. K.; Ptak, R. G.; Thach, D. C.; Knight, D. A.

Antivirals and Antiretrovirals 2011, 3, 20-27




Congiardo, L. K. B.; Mague, J. T.; Funk, A.; Yngard, R.; Knight, D. A.

Crys. E. 2011, E67, m450 m451

Inorg. Biochem. 2010, 104, 592-598





The Michaelis-Becker Reaction in Phosphonium and Imidazolium Ionic Liquids

Vu, A.; Shaffer, E.; Congiardo, L. K. B.; Knight, D. A.

Phosphorus, Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem. 2010, 185, 1845-1849



Cobalt(III) Complexes as Antiviral and Antibacterial Agents

Chang, E. L.; Simmers, C.; Knight, D. A.

Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3, 1711-1728



Differential Effects of Co(III), Ni(II), and Ru(III) Amine Complexes on Sindbis Virus:  Possible Mechanisms of Antiviral Action  

Knight, D. A.; Hickey, T. E.; Bongard, J. E.; Thach, D. C.; Chang, E. L.

Inorg. Biochem. 2010, 104, 592-598





A New Coordination Mode for Tris(2-carboxyethyl)phosphine:  Synthesis, Structure and Characterization of the Mixed Valence Co(II)/Co(III) Complex [Co{P(CH2CH2COO)2 (CH2COOH)}2][Co(H2O)4] [Na2(H2O)4]Cl2 • 6H2

Knight, D. A.; Deschamps, J.; Butcher, R.; Simmers, C.; Chang, E. L.

Polyhedron, 2008, 27, 1795-1801



Antiviral Properties of Cobalt(III)-Complexes

Delehanty, J. B.; Bongard, J. E.; Thach, D. C.; Knight, D. A.; Hickey, T.; Chang, E. L.

Med. Chem. 2008, 16, 830-837




Organometallic Supramolecular Mixed Valence Cobalt(I)/Cobalt(II) Aquo Complexes Stabilized with the Water-soluble Phosphine Ligand p-TPPTP (p-triphenylphosphine triphosphonic acid)

Schull, T. L.; Henley, L.; Deschamps, J. R.; Butcher, R. J.; Maher, D. P.; Klug, C. A.; Swider-Lyons, K.; Dressick, W. J.; Bujoli, B.; Greenwood, A. E.; Congiardo, L. K. B.; Knight, D. A.  

Organometallics, 2007, 26, 2272-2276





Monofunctionalized Tetraazamacrocyles for use in Bioconjugation and Catalysis

Bongard, J.; Hartsock, R. W.; Stegbauer,W. D.; Streich, F. C.; Barnum, R.; Chang, E. L.; Knight, D. A.

Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic and Nano-Metal Chemistry, 2005, 35, 727.



RNA Hydrolysis and Inhibition of Translation by a Co(III)-cyclen Complex

Delehanty, J. B.; Stuart, T. C.; Knight, D. A.; Goldman, E. R.; Chang, E. L.

RNA 2005, 11, 831



Organometallic Phosphonic Acids:  Synthesis and Application

Schull, T. L.; Knight, D. A.

Chem. Rev. 2005, 249, 1269-1282