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58. Precision synthesis of a CdSe semiconductor nanocluster via cation exchange
Ma, F.; Abboud, K. A.; Zeng, C*.
Nature Synthesis 2023, DOI: 10.1038/s44160-023-00330-6
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57. Nanocluster superstructures assembled via surface ligand switching at high temperature
Johnson, G.; Yang, M. Y.; Liu, C.; Zhou, H.; Zuo, X.; Dickie, D. A.;  Wang, S.; Gao, W.; Anaclet, B.; Perras, F. A.; Ma, F.; Zeng, C.; Wang, D.; Bals, S.; Dai, S.; Xu, Z.; Liu, G.; Goddard III W.A.*; Zhang, S*.
Nature Synthesis 2023, DOI: 10.1038/s44160-023-00304-8
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56. Mapping the Reaction Zones for CdTe Magic-sized Clusters and Their Emission Properties
Mech, S. A.; Ma, F.; Zeng, C*.
Nanoscale, 2023, 15, 114-121.

55. Mass Spectrometry of Au10(4-tert-butylbenzenethiolate)10 Nanoclusters Using Superconducting Tunnel Junction Cryodetection Reveals Distinct Metastable Fragmentation.
Plath, L. D.; Abroshan, H.; Zeng, C.; Kim, H. J.; Jin, R.; Bier, M. E*.
J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 2022, 33 (3), 521–529.

54. Three-Stage Evolution from Nonscalable to Scalable Optical Properties of Thiolate-Protected Gold Nanoclusters.
Zhou, M.; Higaki, T.; Li, Y.; Zeng, C.; Li, Q.; Sfeir, M. Y.; Jin, R*.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141 (50), 19754–19764.

53. Controlling Magnetism of Au133(TBBT)52 Nanoclusters at Single Electron Level and Implication for Nonmetal to Metal Transition.
Zeng, C.; Weitz, A.; Withers, G.; Higaki, T.; Zhao, S.; Chen, Y.; Gil, R. R.; Hendrich, M.; Jin, R*. 
Chem. Sci. 2019, 10 (42), 9684–9691.

52. Gold Nanoclusters: Bridging Gold Complexes and Plasmonic Nanoparticles in Photophysical Properties.
Zhou, M.; Zeng, C.; Li, Q.; Higaki, T.; Jin, R*.
Nanomaterials 2019, 9 (7), 933.

51. General Synthetic Route to High-Quality Colloidal III–V Semiconductor Quantum Dots Based on Pnictogen Chlorides.
Zhao, T.; Oh, N.; Jishkariani, D.; Zhang, M.; Wang, H.; Li, N.; Lee, J. D.; Zeng, C.; Muduli, M.; Choi, H.-J.; Su, D.; Murray, C. B.*; Kagan, C. R.* 
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141 (38), 15145–15152.

50. Au10 (TBBT) 10: The Beginning and the End of Aun(Tbbt)m Nanoclusters.
Zeng, C.; Zhou, M.; Gayathri, C.; Gil, R. R.; Sfeir, M. Y.; Jin, R*. 
Chinese J. Chem. Phys. 2018, 31 (4), 555.

48. Chirality in Gold Nanoclusters. Chiral Nanomaterials: Preparation, Properties and Applications.
Zeng, C.; Wu, Z.; Jin, R*.
John Wiley & Sons, Weinheim 2018, p 99.
(Book Chapter)

47. Ultrafast Relaxation Dynamics of Au38(SC2H4Ph)24 Nanoclusters and Effects of Structural Isomerism.
Zhou, M.; Tian, S.; Zeng, C.; Sfeir, M. Y.; Wu, Z.; Jin, R*. 
J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121 (20), 10686–10693.

46. On the Non-Metallicity of 2.2 nm Au246(SR)80 Nanoclusters.
Zhou, M.; Zeng, C.; Song, Y.; Padelford, J. W.; Wang, G.; Sfeir, M. Y.; Higaki, T.; Jin, R*. 
Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 2017, 56 (51), 16257–16261.

45. Bonding Properties of FCC-like Au44(SR)28 Clusters from X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy.
Yang, R.*; Chevrier, D. M.; Zeng, C.; Jin, R.; Zhang, P. 
Can.J.Chem. 2017, 95 (August), 1220.

44. Evolution of Excited-State Dynamics in Periodic Au28, Au36, Au44, and Au52 Nanoclusters.
Zhou, M.; Zeng, C.; Sfeir, M. Y.; Cotlet, M.; Iida, K.; Nobusada, K.; Jin, R*. 
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8 (17), 4023–4030.

43. The Largest Crystal Structure of a Gold Nanoparticle to Date-II: Au246(SC6H4Me)80.
Kirschbaum, K.*; Zeng, C.; Chen, Y.; Lambright, K. J.; Jin, R.
Found. Crystallogr. 2017, 73, a359.

42. Chiral Gold Nanoclusters: Atomic Level Origins of Chirality.
Zeng, C.; Jin, R*.
Chem. – An Asian J. 2017, 12 (15), 1839–1850.

41. Surface Engineering of Au36(SR)24 Nanoclusters for Photoluminescence Enhancement.
Kim, A.; Zeng, C.; Zhou, M.; Jin, R*.
Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2017, 34 (8), 1600388.

40. Oxidation-Induced Transformation of Eight-Electron Gold Nanoclusters: [Au23(SR)16]- to [Au28(SR)20]0.
Higaki, T.; Liu, C.; Chen, Y.; Zhao, S.; Zeng, C.; Jin, R.; Wang, S.; Rosi, N. L.; Jin, R*.
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8 (4), 866–870.

39. Gold Nanoclusters Promote Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation at the Nanocluster/CoSe 2 Interface.
Zhao, S.; Jin, R.; Abroshan, H.; Zeng, C.; Zhang, H.; House, S. D.; Gottlieb, E.; Kim, H. J.; Yang, J. C.; Jin, R*. 
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139 (3), 1077–1080.

38. Atomically Precise Gold and Bimetal Nanoclusters as New Model Catalysts.
Zeng, C.; Chen, Y.; Zhao, S.; Jin, R*. 
Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 2017, 177, 359–408.
(Book chapter)

37. Emergence of Hierarchical Structural Complexities in Nanoparticles and Their Assembly.
Zeng, C.; Chen, Y.; Kirschbaum, K.; Lambright, K. J.; Jin, R*.
Science 2016, 354 (6319), 1580–1584.

36. Evolution from the Plasmon to Exciton State in Ligand-Protected Atomically Precise Gold Nanoparticles.
Zhou, M.; Zeng, C.; Chen, Y.; Zhao, S.; Sfeir, M. Y.; Zhu, M.; Jin, R*. 
Nat. Commun. 2016, 7 (1), 1–7.

35. Establishing Porosity Gradients within Metal-Organic Frameworks Using Partial Postsynthetic Ligand Exchange.
Liu, C.; Zeng, C.; Luo, T. Y.; Merg, A. D.; Jin, R.; Rosi, N. L*.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138 (37), 12045–12048.

34. Atomically Precise Colloidal Metal Nanoclusters and Nanoparticles: Fundamentals and Opportunities.
Jin, R.*; Zeng, C.; Zhou, M.; Chen, Y.
Chem. Rev. 2016, 116 (18), 10346–10413.

33. Controlling the Crystalline Phases (FCC, HCP and BCC) of Thiolate-Protected Gold Nanoclusters by Ligand-Based Strategies.
Higaki, T.; Zeng, C.; Chen, Y.; Hussain, E.; Jin, R*. 
CrystEngComm 2016, 18, 6979–6986.

32. Characterization of Emissive States for Structurally Precise Au25(SC8H9)18 0 Monolayer-Protected Gold Nanoclusters Using Magnetophotoluminescence Spectroscopy. 
Green, T. D.; Herbert, P. J.; Yi, C.; Zeng, C.; McGill, S.; Jin, R.; Knappenberger Jr, K. L*.
J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120 (31), 17784–17790.

31. Atomic Structure of Self-Assembled Monolayer of Thiolates on a Tetragonal Au92 Nanocrystal.
Zeng, C.; Liu, C.; Chen, Y.; Rosi, N. L.; Jin, R*. 
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016138 (28), 8710–8713.

30. Controlling the Atomic Structure of Au30 Nanoclusters by a Ligand-Based Strategy.
Higaki, T.; Liu, C.; Zeng, C.; Jin, R.; Chen, Y.; Rosi, N. L.; Jin, R*.
Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 201655 (23), 6694–6697.

29. Gold Quantum Boxes: On the Periodicities and the Quantum Confinement in the Au28, Au36, Au44, and Au52 Magic Series.
Zeng, C.; Chen, Y.; Iida, K.; Nobusada, K.; Kirschbaum, K.; Lambright, K. J.; Jin, R*.
 J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016138 (12), 3950–3953.

28. Isomerism in Au28(SR)20 Nanocluster and Stable Structures.
Chen, Y.; Liu, C.; Tang, Q.; Zeng, C.; Higaki, T.; Das, A.; Jiang, D.; Rosi, N. L.; Jin, R*. 
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016138 (5), 1482–1485.

26. Gold Tetrahedra Coil up: Kekule-like and Double Helical Superstructures. 
Zeng, C.; Chen, Y.; Liu, C.; Nobusada, K.; Rosi, N. L.; Jin, R*.
Sci. Adv. 20151 (9), e1500425.

25. Crystal Structure of Barrel-Shaped Chiral Au130(p-MBT)50 Nanocluster. 
Chen, Y.; Zeng, C.; Liu, C.; Kirschbaum, K.; Gayathri, C.; Gil, R. R.; Rosi, N. L.; Jin, R*.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015137 (32), 10076–10079.

24. Transformation Chemistry of Gold Nanoclusters: From One Stable Size to Another.
Zeng, C.; Chen, Y.; Das, A.; Jin, R*.
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 20156 (15), 2976–2986.

23. Observation of Body-Centered Cubic Gold Nanocluster.
Liu, C.; Li, T.; Li, G.; Nobusada, K.; Zeng, C.; Pang, G.; Rosi, N. L.; Jin, R*. 
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201554 (34), 9826–9829.

22. Efficient Electrochemical CO2 Conversion Powered by Renewable Energy.
Kauffman, D. R.*; Thakkar, J.; Siva, R.; Matranga, C.; Ohodnicki, P. R.; Zeng, C.; Jin, R. 
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 20157 (28), 15626–15632.

21. Tuning the Magic Size of Atomically Precise Gold Nanoclusters via Isomeric Methylbenzenethiols.
Chen, Y.; Zeng, C.; Kauffman, D. R.; Jin, R*.
Nano Lett. 201515 (5), 3603–3609.

20. Structural Patterns at All Scales in a Nonmetallic Chiral Au133(SR)52 Nanoparticle.
Zeng, C.; Chen, Y.; Kirschbaum, K.; Appavoo, K.; Sfeir, M. Y.; Jin, R*.
Sci. Adv. 20151 (2), e1500045.

18. Role of Au4 Units on the Electronic and Bonding Properties of Au28(SR)20 Nanoclusters from X-Ray Spectroscopy.
Chevrier, D. M.; Zeng, C.; Jin, R.; Chatt, A.; Zhang, P*.  
J. Phys. Chem. C 2015119 (2), 1217–1223.

17. Temperature-Dependent Photoluminescence of Structurally-Precise Quantum-Confined Au25(SC8H9)18 and Au38(SC12H25)24 Metal Nanoparticles.
Green, T. D.; Yi, C.; Zeng, C.; Jin, R.; McGill, S.; Knappenberger, K. L*.
J. Phys. Chem. A 2014, 118, 10611–10621.

16. Gold–Thiolate Ring as a Protecting Motif in the Au20(SR)16 Nanocluster and Implications.
Zeng, C.; Liu, C.; Chen, Y.; Rosi, N. L.; Jin, R*.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 11922–11925.

15. Probing Active Site Chemistry with Differently Charged Au25q Nanoclusters (q = −1, 0, +1).
Kauffman, D*. R.; Alfonso, D.; Matranga, C.; Ohodnicki, P.; Deng, X.; Siva, R. C.; Zeng, C.; Jin, R.
Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 3151.

14. Generation of Singlet Oxygen by Photoexcited Au25(SR)18 Clusters.
Kawasaki, H.*; Kumar, S.; Li, G.; Zeng, C.; Kauffman, D. R.; Yoshimoto, J.; Iwasaki, Y.; Jin, R*.
Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 2777–2788.

13. Gold Nanoclusters: Size-Controlled Synthesis and Crystal Structures.
Zeng, C.; Jin, R*.
In Structure and Bonding; 2014; Vol. 119, pp 193–223.
(Book Chapter)

12. Thiolate Ligands as a Double-Edged Sword for CO Oxidation on CeO2 Supported Au25(SCH2CH2Ph)18 Nanoclusters.
Wu, Z.*; Jiang, D.; Mann, A. K. P.; Mullins, D. R.; Qiao, Z.-A.; Allard, L. F.; Zeng, C.; Jin, R.; Overbury, S. H*.
 J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 6111–6122.

11. Magic Size Au64(S-c-C6H11)32 Nanocluster Protected by Cyclohexanethiolate.
Zeng, C.; Chen, Y.; Li, G.; Jin, R*.
Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 2635–2641.

10. Crystal Structure and Electronic Properties of a Thiolate-Protected Au24 Nanocluster.
Das, A.; Li, T.; Li, G.; Nobusada, K.; Zeng, C.; Rosi, N. L.; Jin, R*.
Nanoscale 2014, 6, 6458.

9. Cyclopentanethiolato-Protected Au36(SC5H9)24 Nanocluster: Crystal Structure and Implications for the Steric and Electronic Effects of Ligand.
Das, A.; Liu, C.; Zeng, C.; Li, G.; Li, T.; Rosi, N. L.; Jin, R*. 
J. Phys. Chem. A 2014, 118, 8264–8269.

6. CeO2-Supported Au38(SR)24 Nanocluster Catalysts for CO Oxidation: A Comparison of Ligand-on and -off Catalysts.
Nie, X.; Zeng, C.; Ma, X.; Qian, H.; Ge, Q.*; Xu, H.; Jin, R*.
Nanoscale 2013, 5, 5912.

5. Nonsuperatomic [Au23(SC6H11)16]− Nanocluster Featuring Bipyramidal Au15 Kernel and Trimeric Au3(SR)4 Motif.
Das, A.; Li, T.; Nobusada, K.*; Zeng, C.; Rosi, N. L.; Jin, R*.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 18264–18267.

4. Unique Bonding Properties of the Au36(SR)24 Nanocluster with FCC-like Core.
Chevrier, D. M.; Chatt, A.; Zhang, P.*; Zeng, C.; Jin, R.
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2013, 4, 3186–3191.

3. Chiral Structure of Thiolate-Protected 28-Gold-Atom Nanocluster Determined by X-Ray Crystallography.
Zeng, C.; Li, T.; Das, A.; Rosi, N. L.; Jin, R*.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 10011–10013.

2. Thiol Ligand-Induced Transformation of Au38(SC2H4Ph)24 to Au36(SPh-t-Bu)24.
Zeng, C.; Liu, C.; Pei, Y.; Jin, R*.
ACS Nano 2013, 7, 6138–6145.

1. Total Structure and Electronic Properties of the Gold Nanocrystal Au36(SR)24.
Zeng, C.; Qian, H.; Li, T.; Li, G.; Rosi, N. L.; Yoon, B.; Barnett, R. N.; Whetten, R. L.; Landman, U.; Jin, R*.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 13114–13118.