Publications

Zhentao Luo is a PhD student working with Prof Jianping Xie at Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS).

    2014 TOP

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  1. Luo, Z; Nachammai, V; Zhang, B; Yan, N; Leong, D T; Jiang, D* and Xie, J*, “Toward Understanding the Growth Mechanism: Tracing All Stable Intermediate Species from Reduction of Au(I)–Thiolate Complexes to Evolution of Au25 Nanoclusters”, J Am Chem Soc, 2014, in press. DOI
  2. Dou, X; Yuan, X; Yao, Q; Luo, Z; Zheng, K and Xie, J*, “Facile synthesis of water-soluble Au25–xAgx nanoclusters protected by mono- and bi-thiolate ligands”, ChemComm, 2014, 50, 7459–7462. DOI
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  4. Zhang, X-D;* Luo, Z; Chen, J; Shen, X; Song, S; Sun, Y; Fan, S; Fan, F; Leong, D T and Xie, J*, “Ultrasmall Au10–12(SG)10–12 Nanomolecules for High Tumor Specificity and Cancer Radiotherapy”, Adv Mater, 2014, 26, 4565–4568. DOI Equal contribution
  5. Yuan, X; Zhang, B; Luo, Z; Yao, Q; Leong, D T; Yan, N* and Xie, J*, “Balancing the Rate of Cluster Growth and Etching for Gram-Scale Synthesis of Thiolate-Protected Au25 Nanoclusters with Atomic Precision”, Angew Chem Int Ed, 2014, 53, 4623–4627. DOI
  6. Yu, Y; Luo, Z; Chevrier, D M; Leong, D T; Zhang, P*, Jiang, D* and Xie, J*, “Identification of a Highly Luminescent Au22(SG)18 Nanocluster”, J Am Chem Soc, 2014, 136, 1246–1249. DOI
  7. Yao, Q; Luo, Z; Yuan, X; Yu, Y; Zhang, C; Xie, J* and Lee, J Y, “Assembly of nanoions via electrostatic interactions: ion-like behavior of charged noble metal nanoclusters”, Sci Rep, 2014, 4, 3848. DOI
  8. Yu, Y; Yao, Q; Cheng, K; Yuan, X; Luo, Z and Xie, J*, “Solvent Controls the Formation of Au29(SR)20 Nanoclusters in the CO-Reduction Method”, Part Part Syst Charact, 2014, 31, 652–656. DOI
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  10. Luo, Z; Zheng, K and Xie, J*, “Engineering Ultrasmall Water-Soluble Gold and Silver Nanoclusters for Biomedical Applications”, ChemComm, 2014, 50, 5143–5155. DOI (Invited Feature Article)
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  12. Zhang X-D; Chen, J; Luo, Z; Wu, D; Shen, X; Song, S-S; Sun, Y-M; Liu, P-X; Zhao, J; Huo, S; Fan, S; Fan, F; Liang, X-J and Xie, J*, “Enhanced Tumor Accumulation of Sub-2 nm Gold Nanoclusters for Cancer Radiation Therapy”, Adv Healthcare Mater, 2014, 3, 133–141. DOI
  13. Dou, X; Yuan, X; Yu, Y; Luo, Z; Yao, Q; Leong, D T and Xie, J*, “Lighting Up Thiolated Au@Ag Nanoclusters via Aggregation-Induced Emission”, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 157–161. DOI
  14. Xia, H*; Luo, Z and Xie, J*, “Nanostructured Lithium Titanate and Lithium Titanate/Carbon Nanocomposite as Anode Materials for Advanced Lithium-Ion Batteries”, Nanotechnol Rev, 2014, 3, 161–175. DOI (Invited Review)
  15. 2013 TOP

  16. Xia, H*; Zhu, D; Luo, Z; Yu, Y; Shi, X; Yuan, G and Xie, J*, “Hierarchically Structured Co3O4@Pt@MnO2 Nanowire Arrays for High-Performance Supercapacitors”, Sci Rep, 2013, 3, 2978. DOI
  17. Yu, Y; Luo, Z; Teo, C S; Tan, Y N* and Xie, J*, “Tailoring the protein conformation to synthesize different-sized gold nanoclusters”, ChemComm, 2013, 49, 9740–9742. DOI
  18. Yuan, X; Yao, Q; Yu, Y; Luo, Z; Dou, X and Xie, J*, “Traveling through the Desalting Column Spontaneously Transforms Thiolated Ag Nanoclusters from Nonluminescent to Highly Luminescent”, J Phys Chem Lett, 2013, 4, 1811–1815. DOI
  19. Chen, D; Luo, Z; Li, N; Lee, J Y*; Xie, J* and Lu, J*, “Amphiphilic Polymeric Nanocarriers with Luminescent Gold Nanoclusters for Concurrent Bioimaging and Controlled Drug Release”, Adv Funct Mater, 2013, 23, 4324–4331. DOI
  20. Yuan, X; Yao, Q; Yu, Y; Luo, Z and Xie, J*, “Novel Synthetic Strategies for Thiolate-Protected Au and Ag Nanoclusters: Towards Atomic Precision and Strong Luminescence”, a book chapter for “Functional Nanometer-Sized Clusters of Transition Metals: Synthesis, Properties and Applications” in RSC Smart Materials Series, 2013, submitted. (Invited Book Chapter)
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  22. Yu, Y; Yao, Q; Luo, Z; Yuan, X; Lee, J Y* and Xie, J*, “Precursor Engineering and Controlled Conversion for the Synthesis of Monodisperse Thiolate-Protected Metal Nanoclusters”, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 4606–4620. DOI (Invited Feature Article)
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  24. Yuan, X; Luo, Z; Yu, Y; Yao, Q and Xie, J*, “Luminescent Noble Metal Nanoclusters as an Emerging Optical Probe for Sensor Development”, Chem Asian J, 2013, 8, 858–871. DOI (Invited Focus Review) Equal contribution
  25. Liu, L; Yang, J; Xie, J; Luo, Z; Jiang, J; Yang, Y* and Liu, S*, “The Potent Antimicrobial Properties of Cell Penetrating Peptide-Conjugated Silver Nanoparticles with Excellent Selectivity for Gram-Positive Bacteria over Erythrocytes”, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 3834–3840. DOI
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  27. Yuan, X; Tay, Y; Dou, X; Luo, Z; Leong, D T and Xie, J*, “Glutathione-Protected Silver Nanoclusters as Cysteine-Selective Fluorometric and Colorimetric Probe”, Anal Chem, 2013, 85, 1913–1919. DOI
  28. 2012 TOP

  29. Xia, H*; Luo, Z and Xie, J*, “Nanostructured LiMn2O4 and Their Composites as High-Performance Cathodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries”, Prog Nat Sci Mater Int, 2012, 22, 572–584. DOI (Invited Review)
  30. JACS-2012-TOC
  31. Luo, Z; Yuan, X; Yu, Y; Zhang, Q; Leong, D T; Lee, J Y and Xie, J*, “From Aggregation-Induced Emission of Au(I)–Thiolate Complexes to Ultrabright Au(0)@Au(I)–Thiolate Core–Shell Nanoclusters”, J Am Chem Soc, 2012, 134, 16662–16670. DOI (Highlighted in “Noteworthy Chemistry” by Prof Ben Zhong Tang)
  32. Yu, Y; Luo, Z; Yu, Y; Lee, J Y and Xie, J*, “Observation of Cluster Size Growth in CO-Directed Synthesis of Au25(SR)18 Nanoclusters”, ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 7920–7927. DOI
  33. 2011 TOP

  34. Yuan, X; Luo, Z; Zhang, Q; Zhang, X; Zheng, Y; Lee, J Y and Xie, J*, “Synthesis of Highly Fluorescent Metal (Ag, Au, Pt, and Cu) Nanoclusters by Electrostatically Induced Reversible Phase Transfer”, ACS Nano, 2011, 5, 8800–8808. DOI
  35. Pu, K-Y; Luo, Z; Li, K; Xie, J and Liu, B*, “Energy Transfer between Conjugated-Oligoelectrolyte-Substituted POSS and Gold Nanocluster for Multicolor Intracellular Detection of Mercury Ion”, J Phys Chem C, 2011, 115, 13069–13075. DOI