Nesnas Research Lab

Nesnas Research Lab


  1. Feng, M.; Baum, J. C.; Nesnas, N.; Lee, Y.; Huang, C-H.; Sharma, V. K. Oxidation of Sulfonamide Antibiotics of Six-membered Heterocyclic Moiety by Ferrate(VI): Kinetics and Mechanistic Insight into SO2 Extrusion. Environ. Sci. Technolog. 2019in press. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b06535

  2. Navidi, M.; Yadav, S.; Struts, A. V.; Brown, M. F.; Nesnas, N. Synthesis of 9-CD3-9-cis-Retinal Cofactor of Isorhodopsin. Tetrahedron Lett. 2018, 58, 4521-4524. DOI:10.1016/j.tetlet.2018.11.034


  3. Chen, J.; Xu, X.; Zeng, X.; Feng, M.; Qu, R.; Wang, Z.; Nesnas, N.; Sharma, V. K.  Ferrate(VI) oxidation of polychlorinated diphenyl sulfides: Kinetics, degradation, and oxidized products. Waters Research 2018, 143, 1-9. DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2018.06.023


  4. Guruge, C.; Ouedraogo, Y. P.; Comitz, R. L.; Ma, J.; Losonczy, A.; Nesnas, N. Improved Synthesis of Caged Glutamate and Caging Each Functional Group.  ACS Chem. Neurosci. 20189, 2713-2721. DOI:10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00152
  5. Proni, G.; Cohen, P.; Huggins, L.-A.; Nesnas, N. Comparative analysis of condom lubricants on pre & post-coital vaginal swabs using AccuTOF-DART. Forensic Sci. Intl. 2017, 280, 87-94. DOI:10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.09.005
  6. Liu, W.-B.; Schuman, D. P.; Yang, Y.-F.; Toutov, A. A.; Liang, Y.; Klare, H. F. T.; Nesnas, N.; Oestreich, M.; Blackmond, D. G.; Virgil, S. C.; Banerjee, S.; Zare, R. N.; Grubbs, R. H.; Houk, K. N.; Stoltz, B. M. KOt-Bu-Catalyzed Dehydrogenative C-H Silylation of Heteroaromatics: A Combined Experimental and Computational Mechanistic Study. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139 (20), 6867–6879. DOI:10.1021/jacs.6b13031
  7. Comitz, R. L.; Ouedraogo, Y. P.; Nesnas, N. Unambiguous evaluation of the relative photolysis rates of nitro indolinyl protecting groups critical for brain network studies. Anal. Chem. Res. 2015, 3, 20-25. DOI:10.1016/j.ancr.2014.11.001 

  8. Ouedraogo, Y. P.; Huang, L.; Torrente, M. P.; Proni, G.; Chadwick, E.; Wehmschulte, R. J.; Nesnas, N. A Direct Stereoselective Preparation of a Fish Pheromone and Application of the Zinc Porphyrin Tweezer Chiroptical Protocol in Its Stereochemical Assignment. Chirality 2013, 25, 575-581. DOI:10.1002/chir.22186

  9. Sharma, V. K.; Sohn, M.; Anquandah, G. A. K.; Nesnas, N. Kinetics of the oxidation of sucralose and related carbohydrates by ferrate(VI). Chemosphere 2012, 87, 644-648. DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.01.019

  10. Kpegba, K.; Agbonon, A.; Petrovic, A. G.; Amouzou, E.; Gbeassor, M.; Proni, G.; Nesnas, N. Epiafzelechin from the root bark of Cassia sieberiana: detection by DART mass spectrometry, spectroscopic characterization, and antioxidant properties. J. Nat. Prod. 2011, 74, 455-459. DOI:10.1021/np100090e

  11. Sharma, V. K.; Anquandah, G. A. K.; Nesnas, N. Kinetics of the oxidation of endocrine disruptor nonylphenol by ferrate(VI). Environ. Chem. Lett. 2009, 7, 115-119. DOI:10.1007/s10311-008-0143-4
  12. Sharma, V. K.; Noorhasan, N. N.; Mishra, S. K.; Nesnas, N. Ferrate(VI) oxidation of recalcitrant compounds: removal of biological resistant organic molecules by ferrate(VI). ACS Symp. Ser. 2008, 985, 339-349. DOI:10.1021/bk-2008-0985.ch020
  13. Kpegba, K.; Spadaro, T.; Cody, R. B.; Nesnas, N.; Olson, J. A. Analysis of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold Surfaces Using Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry. Anal. Chem. 2007, 79, 5479-5483. DOI:10.1021/ac062276g
  14. Tewari, B. B.; Shekar, S.; Huang, L.; Gorrell, C. E.; Murphy, T. P.; Warren, K.; Nesnas, N.; Wehmschulte, R. J. Aluminumoxyhydride: Improved Synthesis and Application as a Selective Reducing Agent. Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45, 8807-8811. DOI:10.1021/ic061276w

  15. Sharma, V. K.; Noorhasan-Smith, N.; Mishra, S. K.; Nesnas, N. Ferrate(VI) oxidation of recalcitrant organic compounds. Prepr. Ext. Abstr. ACS Natl. Meet., Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Environ. Chem. 2006, 46, 611-615.
  16. Sharma, V. K.; Mishra, S. K.; Nesnas, N. Oxidation of Sulfonamide Antimicrobials by Ferrate(VI) [FeVIO42-]. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2006, 40, 7222-7227. DOI:10.1021/es060351z
  17. Matsuda, H.; Zhang, S.; Holmes, A. E.; Krane, S.; Itagaki, Y.; Nakanishi, K.; Nesnas, N. Synthesis of an 11-cis-locked biotinylated retinoid for sequestering 11-cis-retinoid binding proteins. Can. J. Chem. 2006, 84, 1363-1370. DOI:10.1139/v06-092

  18. Kpegba, K.; Murtha, M.; Nesnas, N. Cyclodextrin retinylidene: A biomimetic kinetic trap model for rhodopsin. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2006, 16, 1523-1526. DOI:10.1016/j.bmcl.2005.12.052

  19. Zemelman, B. V.; Nesnas, N.; Lee, G. A.; Miesenbock, G. Photochemical gating of heterologous ion channels: Remote control over genetically designated populations of neurons. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2003, 100, 1352-1357. DOI:10.1073/pnas.242738899
  20. Jahng, W. J.; David, C.; Nesnas, N.; Nakanishi, K.; Rando, R. R. A Cleavable Affinity Biotinylating Agent Reveals a Retinoid Binding Role for RPE65. Biochemistry 2003, 42, 6159-6168. DOI:10.1021/bi034002i
  21. Nesnas, N.; Rando, R. R.; Nakanishi, K. Synthesis of biotinylated retinoids for cross-linking and isolation of retinol binding proteins. Tetrahedron 2002, 58, 6577-6584. DOI:10.1016/s0040-4020(02)00667-1

  22. Kurtan, T.; Nesnas, N.; Li, Y.-Q.; Huang, X.; Nakanishi, K.; Berova, N. Chiral Recognition by CD-Sensitive Dimeric Zinc Porphyrin Host. 1. Chiroptical Protocol for Absolute Configurational Assignments of Monoalcohols and Primary Monoamines. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 5962-5973. DOI:10.1021/ja010249w
  23. Kurtan, T.; Nesnas, N.; Koehn, F. E.; Li, Y.-Q.; Nakanishi, K.; Berova, N. Chiral Recognition by CD-Sensitive Dimeric Zinc Porphyrin Host. 2. Structural Studies of Host-Guest Complexes with Chiral Alcohol and Monoamine Conjugates. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 5974-5982. DOI:10.1021/ja010250v

  24. Nesnas, N.; Lou, J.; Breslow, R. The binding of cocaine to cyclodextrins. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2000, 10, 1931-1933. DOI:10.1016/s0960-894x(00)00371-1
  25. Breslow, R.; Nesnas, N. Burst kinetics and turnover in an esterase mimic. Tetrahedron Lett. 1999, 40, 3335-3338. DOI:10.1016/s0040-4039(99)00460-8