Selected Publications

Published on January 8, 2020 5:37 pm MT
Updated on February 13, 2024 9:50 am MT

(highlighted publications are hyperlinked)

(Citations 8163, h-index 33, i10-index 54 on 13-Feb, 2024)

Preprint. Borgognoni, K. B., Guilliams, B. F., Cohen, R. S., Ackerson, C. J.; Cloneable Selenium Nanoparticles As Multi-modal Bio-imaging Contrast Agents. ChemRxiv, Jul 04, 2023 Version 1.

Preprint. Borgognoni, K. B., Nilsson, Z. N., Guilliams, B. F., McEwen, G. A., Walker, M. M., Ackerson, C. J.; In situ Synthesis of Metal Selenide Nanoparticles by Selenium Nanoparticle Disproportionation. ChemRxiv, Jul 04, 2023 Version 1.

70. Hendricks, A. R., Cohen, R. S., McEwen, G. A., Tien, T., Guilliams, B. F., Alspach, A., Snow, C. D., Ackerson, C. J.; Laboratory Evolution of Metalloid Reductase Substrate Recognition and Nanoparticle Product Size, ACS Chem. Biol., 2024.

69. Kuda-Singappulige, G. U., Window, P. S., Hosier, C. A., Anderson, I. D., Aikens, C. M., Ackerson, C. J.; Chiral and Achiral Crystal Structures of Au25(PET)180 Reveal Effects of Ligand Rotational Isomerization on Optoelectronic Properties. Chem. Eur. J. 2024, 30, 2, e202202760

68. Armstrong, J., Shea, P., Cornell, C. C., Bryson, T., Mason, H. E., Morrison, K. D., Tofanelli, M. A., Lewicki, J. P., Wood, B. C., Guilliams, B. F., Compel, W. S., Ackerson, C. J.; Surpassing the strength of metallogels with a rigid, amorphous metal-rich material formulation. Cell Rep. Phys. Sci. 2023, 4, 12, 101738.

67. Jeffries, W. R., Malola, S., Tofanelli, M. A., Ackerson, C. J., Häkkinen, H., Knappenberger Jr, K. L.; Coherent Vibrational Dynamics of Au144(SC8H9)60 Nanoclusters. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2023, 14, 29, 6679–6685.

66. *Hendricks, A. R., Guilliams, B. F., Cohen, R. S., Tien, T., McEwen, G. A., Borgognoni, K. M., Ackerson, C. J.; Cloneable inorganic nanoparticles. Chemical Communications, 2023, 59, 8626-8643.

*Invited Feature Article

65. Foxley, J., Green, T. D., Tofanelli, M. A., Ackerson, C. J., Knappenberger Jr, K. L.; The Evolution from Superatom-to Plasmon-Mediated Magnetic Circular Dichroism in Colloidal Metal Nanoparticles Spanning the Nonmetallic to Metallic Limits. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2023, 14, 22, 5210–5215.

64. Compel, W. S., Morrison, K., Armstrong, J., Ackerson, C. J.; Soluble metallogels including antimicrobial silver metallogels US Patent 11,291,203

63. Anderson, I. D., Wang, Y., Aikens, C. M., Ackerson, C. J.; An ultrastable thiolate/diglyme ligated cluster: Au 20 (PET) 15 (DG) 2. Nanoscale, 2022, 14, 9134-9141

62. Staicu, L. C., van Hullebusch, E. D., Ackerson, C. J.; Microbial Biominerals: Toward New Functions and Resource Recovery. Frontiers in Microbiology 2021, 12:796374

61. Ackerson, C. J., Butz, Z., Nemeth, R., Riskowski, R., Borgognoni, K.; A metal-reducing enzymatic tag for optical and electron microscopy US Patent App. 17/266,734

60. Herbert, P. J., Ackerson, C. J., Knappenberger Jr, K. L.; Size-Scalable Near-Infrared Photoluminescence in Gold Monolayer Protected Clusters. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2021 12, 31, 7531-7536

59. Butz, Z. J., Hendricks, A., Borgognoni, K., Ackerson, C. J.; Identification of a TeO32− Reductase/Mycothione Reductase from Rhodococcus Erythropolis PR4. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 2020, 97 (1)

58. Anderson, I. D., Riskowski, R. A., Ackerson, C. J.; Observable but Not Isolable: The RhAu24(PET)181+ Nanocluster. Small, 2020, 2004078

57. Butz, Z. J., Borgognoni, K., Nemeth, R., Nilsson, Z. N., Ackerson, C. J.; Metalloid Reductase Activity Modified by a Fused Se0 Binding Peptide. ACS Chem Biol. 2020, 15 (7), 1987-1995

56. Hosier, C. A., Anderson, I. D., Ackerson, C. J.; Acetylide-for-thiolate and thiolate-for-acetylide exchange on gold nanoclusters. Nanoscale. 2020, 12, 6239-6242

55. Window, P. S. and Ackerson, C. J.; Superatom Paramagnetism in Au102(SR)441–/0/1+/2+ Oxidation States. Innorg. Chem., 2020, 59(6), 3509-3512

54. Banerjee, S., Liu, C. H., Jensen, K. M., Juhas, P., Lee, J. D., Tofanelli, M., Ackerson, C. J., Murray, C. B., Billinge, S. J. L.; Cluster-mining: an approach for determining core structures of metallic nanoparticles from atomic pair distribution function data Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations and Advances, 2020, 76(1).

53. Compel, W. S., Ackerson, C. J., Wong, O.; Reversible metallopolymer network 2019. US Patent 10,487,181

52. Riskowski, R. A., Nemeth, R. S., Borgognoni, K., Ackerson, C. J.; Enzyme-Catalyzed in Situ Synthesis of Temporally and Spatially Distinct CdSe Quantum Dots in Biological Backgrounds J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019, 123, 27187-27195.

51. Williams, L. J., Herbert, P. J., Tofanelli, M. A., Ackerson, C. J., Knappenberger, K. L.; Superatom spin-state dynamics of structurally precise metal monolayer-protected clusters (MPCs) J. Chem. Phys., 2019, 150(10), 101102.

50. Collins, C. B. and Ackerson, C. J.; Radiofrequency Remote Control of Thermolysin Activity bioRxiv, 2019, 781138.

49. Herbert, P. J., Window, P., Ackerson, C. J., Knappenberger, K. L.; Low-Temperature Magnetism in Nanoscale Gold Revealed through Variable-Temperature Magnetic Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem Lett., 2019, 10, 2, 189-193.

48. Hosier, C. A. and Ackerson, C. J.; Regiochemistry of thiolate for selenolate ligand exchange on gold clusters J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 141(1), 309-314.

47. Nemeth, R., Neubert, M., Butz, A. J., Ni, T. W. Ackerson, C. J.; Metalloid Reductase of Pseudomonas moravenis Stanleyae Conveys Nanoparticle Mediated Metalloid Tolerance ACS Omega, 2018, 3, 14902-14909.

46. Collins, C. B., Tofanelli, M. A., Noblitt, S. D., Ackerson, C. J.; Electrophoretic Mechanism of Au25(SR)18 Heating in Radiofrequency Fields The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2018, 9, 1516–1521.

45. Collins, C. B. and Ackerson, C. J.; Remote enzyme activation using gold coated magnetite as antennae for radiofrequency fields SPIE Proceedings, 2018, 10507-10514

44. Collins, C. B., Tofanelli, M. A., Crook, M. F., Phillips, B. D., Ackerson, C. J.; Practical stability of Au25(SR)18-1/0/+1 RSC Advances 2017, 7, 45061-45065

43. Dreier, T. A., Compel, W. S., Wong, O. A., Ackerson, C. J.; Oxygen’s Role in Aqueous Gold Cluster Synthesis The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2016, 120 (49), 28288-28294

42. Jensen, K. M. Ø., Juhas, P., Tofanelli, M. A., Heinecke, C. L., Vaughan, G., Ackerson, C. J., Billinge, S. J. L.; Polymorphism in magic-sized Au144(SR)60 clusters Nature Communications, 2016, 7, 11859

41. Tofanelli, M. A., Ni, T. W., Phillips, B. D., Ackerson, C. J.Crystal Structure of the PdAu24(SR)180 Superatom Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, 55 (3), 999-1001

40. Kowalski, A. E., Huber, T. R., Ni, T. W., Hartje, L. F., Appel, K. L., Yost, J. W., Ackerson, C. J., Snow, C. D.; Gold nanoparticle capture within protein crystal scaffolds Nanoscale, 2016, 8 (25), 12693–12696

39. Knittel, L. L. Schuck, P. Ackerson, C. J. Sousa, A. A.; Zwitterionic glutathione monoethyl ester as a new capping ligand for ultrasmall gold nanoparticles RSC Adv., 2016, 6 (52), 46350–46355.

38. Salorinne, K. Malola, S. Wong, O. A. Rithner, C. D. Chen, X. Ackerson, C. J. Häkkinen, H.; Conformation and dynamics of the ligand shell of a water-soluble Au102 nanoparticle Nature Communications, 2016, 7, 10401.

37. Ni, T. W., Staciu, L., Schwartz, C., Crawford, D., Nemeth, R. S., Seligman, J. D., Hunter, W. J., Pilon-Smits, E., Ackerson, C. J.;  Progress Toward Clonable Inorganic Nanoparticles. Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 17320-17327.

36. Tofanelli M. A., Salorinne, K., Ni, T. W., Malola, S., Newell, B., Phillips, B., Hakkinen, H., Ackerson, C. J.Jahn-Teller Effects in Au25(SR)18.  Chem. Sci., 2016,7, 1882-1890

35. Compel, W. S., Wong, O.A., Chen, X., Yi, C., Hakkinen, H., Knappenberger, K., Ackerson, C. J. Dynamic Diglyme-Mediated Self-Assembly of Gold Nanoclusters.  ACS Nano, 2015, 9(12), p 11690-11698.

34. Ni, T. W., Tofanelli, M. A., Ackerson C. J.; Structure determination of ligand protected Au, Ag and bimetallic clusters.  Invited chapter in “Protected Metal Clusters: From Fundamentals to Applications” Editied by Tatsuya Tsukuda. 07 Sep 2015, ISBN 9780081000861

33.  Dreier, T. A., Ackerson C. J.Radicals Are Required for Thiol Etching of Gold Particles. Angewante Chemie, 54 p 9249–9252.DOI: 10.1002/anie.201502934 2015.

32. Yi, C., Zheng, H.,  Tvedte, L. M., Ackerson, C. J., Knappenberger, K. L. Jr.; Nanometals: Identifying the Onset of Metallic Relaxation Dynamics in Monolayer-Protected Gold Clusters Using Femtosecond Spectroscopy The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119, 6307-6313, 2015.

31. Staicu, L. S., Ackerson C. J., Cornelis, P., Ye, L., Berendsen, R. L., Hunter, W. J., Noblitt, S. D., Henry, C. S., Cappa J. J., Montenieri, R.L., Wong, O.A., Musilova, L., Novakova, M., van Hullebusch, E. D., Lens, P. N. L., Reynolds, J. R. B., Pilon-Smits, E. A. H.; Pseudomonas moraviensis subsp. stanleyae, a bacterial endophyte of hyperaccumulator Stanleya pinnata, is capable of efficient selenite reduction to elemental selenium under aerobic conditions Journal of Applied Microbiology 119: 400–410. doi: 10.1111/jam.12842 2015

30. Morphew, M. K., O’Toole, E. T., Page, C. L., Pagratis, M., Meehl, J., Giddings, T., Gardner J. M., Ackerson, C. J., Jaspersen, S. L., Winey, M., Hoenger, A., McIntosh J. R.; Metallothionein as a clonable tag for protein localization by electron microscopy of cells. J Micros, 2015 May 13. doi: 10.1111/jmi.12262. [Epub ahead of print]

29. Staicu, L. C., van Hullesbuch E. D., Oturan M. A., Ackerson, C. J., Lens, P. N. L.; Removal of colloidal biogenic selenium from wastewater.  Chemosphere, 125, p. 130 – 138, 2015.

28. Wong, O. A., Compel, W. S. & Ackerson, C. J.Combinatorial Discovery of Cosolvent Systems for Production of Narrow Dispersion Thiolate-Protected Gold Nanoparticles. ACS Comb Sci17 (1), p 11–18, 2015.

27. Dreier, T. A., Andrea Wong, O. & Ackerson, C. J.; Oxidative decomposition of Au25(SR)18 clusters in a catalytic context. Chem Commun, 51, p. 1240 – 1243, 2015.

26. Noblitt, S. D., Staciu, L. C., Ackerson C. J.*, Henry C.S.*; Sensitive, Selective Analysis of Selenium Oxoanions Using Microchip Electrophoresis with Contact Conductivity Detection.  Analytical Chemistry 86(16), p 8425 – 8432 , 2014. (*joint corresponding author)

25. Ni, T. W., Tofanelli, M. A., Phillips, B., Ackerson C. J.Structural Basis for Ligand Exchange on Au25(SR)18 Inorganic Chemistry, 53(13), p 6500 – 6502, 2014.

24. *Collins, C. B., McCoy, R. S., Ackerson, B. J. Collins, G. J., Ackerson, C.J.Radiofrequency Heating Pathways for Gold Nanoparticles. Nanoscale, 6 (15), 8459-8472, 2014.

*Invited Feature Article

23. Tvedte, L. M., Ackerson C. J.;  Size-Focusing Synthesis of Gold Nanoclusters with p-Mercaptobenzoic Acid. Journal of Physical Chemistry A.  118 (37), p 8124-8128, 2014.

22. Knoppe, S., Wong, O.A., Malola, S., Hakkinen, H., Burgi, T., Verbiest, T., Ackerson, C.J.; Chiral Phase Transfer and Enantioenrichment of Thiolate-Protected Au102 Clusters. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (11), p 4129-4132, 2014.

21. Yi, C., Tofanelli, M.A., Ackerson, C.J., Knappenberger, K.L.; Optical Properties and Electronic Energy Relaxation of Metallic Au144(SR)60 Nanoclusters.  Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (48), pp 18222-18228 2013.

20.  Wong, O. A., Hansen R. J., Ni, T. W., Heinecke, C. L., Compel, W. S., Gustafson, D. L., Ackerson C. J.; Structure-activity relationships for biodistribution, pharmacokinetics, and excretion of atomically precise nanoclusters in a murine model. Nanoscale, 5, p 10525 – 10533, 2013.

19.  *McCoy, R. S., Choi, S., Collins, G., Ackerson, B. J., Ackerson, C. J.Superatom Paramagnetism Enables Gold Nanocluster Heating in Applied Radiofrequency Fields.  ACS Nano, 7(3): 2610-2616, 2013.

*Featured in Chemical & Engineering News 91(13) p. 44-45, 2013 and the ACS Nano Podcast.  Highlighted in Science.

18. Tofanelli, M. A. and Ackerson C. J.;  Superatomic electron configuration predicts thermal stability of Au25(SR)18 nanoclusters.  Journal of the American Chemical Society. 134(41): 16937-40, 2012.

17. Wong, O. A., Heinecke, C. L., Simone, A. R., Whetten, R. L., Ackerson, C. J.; Ligand symmetry-equivalence on thiolate protected gold nanoclusters determined by NMR spectroscopy. Nanoscale, vol. 4, 4099-4102, 2012.

16. Heinecke, C. L, Ni, T. W., Malola, S., Makinen, V., Wong, O. A., Hakkinen, H., Ackerson, C. J.;  Structural and Theoretical Basis for Ligand Exchange on Monolayer Protected Gold Clusters. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134(32): 13316-22 2012.

15. Heinecke, C. L. and Ackerson, C. J.;  Preparation of Gold Nanocluster Bioconjugates for Electron Microscopy.  Methods in Molecular Biology 2013.

14. Sousa, A. A., Morgan, J. T., Brown, P. H., Adams, A., Mudiyanselage, P., Ackerson, C. J., Kruhlak, M. J., Leapman, R. D.; Synthesis, Characterization, and Direct Intracellular Imaging of Ultrasmall and Uniform Glutathione Coated Gold Nanoparticles.  Small, vol. 8(14), 2277-2286, 2012.

13. *Sexton, J. Z. and Ackerson, C. J.Determination of Rigidity of Protein Bound Au144 Clusters by Electron Cryomicroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 114 (38), 16037–16042, 2010.

*Cover article with discussion by Hakkinen and Whetten

12. Ackerson, C. J.,  Powell, R. D., and Hainfeld J. F.  Site-Specific Biomolecule Labeling with Gold Clusters.  Methods in Enzymology, vol. 481, 195-230, 2010.

11. Carter C. J.,  Ackerson C. J.,  Feldheim, D. L.  Unusual Reactivity of a Silver Mineralizing Peptide.  ACS Nano., vol. 4(7), 3883-3888, 2010.

10. Carter C. J., Dolska, M., Owczarek, A., Ackerson, C. J., Eaton, B. E., Feldheim, D. L.  In Vitro Selection of RNA Sequences Capable of Mediating the Formation of Cobalt Iron Oxide Nanoparticles. Journal of Materials Chemistry, vol. 19 (44), 8299-8306, 2009.

9.  Ackerson C. J.,  Jadzinsky, P. D.,  Sexton, J. Z.,  Kornberg, R. D.  Synthesis and Bioconjugation of 2 and 3 nm- diameter Gold Nanoparticles.  Bioconjugate Chemistry,  21,  214-218, 2010.

8. *Smith, G. P., Baustian, K. J., Ackerson, C. J., Feldheim, D. L.; Metal oxide formation by serine and cysteine proteases. Journal of Materials Chemistry, vol. 19 (44), 8320-8326, 2009.

*This article was highlighted in front matter of the print edition, by Mark Knecht, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 8276

7. *Walter, M., Akola, J., Lopez-Acevedo, O., Jadzinsky, P. D., Calero G. C., Ackerson, C. J., Whetten, R. L., Grönbeck, H., Häkkinen, H.;  Ligand-protected gold nanoclusters as superatomsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,  vol. 105, No. 27, p. 9157 – 9162.  2008.

*This article was highlighted by Science Editor’s Choice, see “Gilding the superatom model”.  Science, Vol. 321. no. 5887, p. 319

6. *Bowman, M. C., Ballard, T. E., Ackerson, C. J., Feldheim, D. L., Margolis, D. M., Melander, C.; Inhibition of HIV Fusion with Multivalent Gold Nanoparticles. Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 130 (22), 6896–6897, 2008.

*This article was highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News, vol 86, p. 39-40.

5. *Jadzinsky, P. D., Calero, G. C., Ackerson, C. J., Bushnell, D. A., Kornberg, R. D.;  Structure of a Thiol Monolayer-Protected 102-Gold Atom Nanoparticle at 1.1Å.  Science, vol. 318 p. 430-433.   2007.

*This article was Featured on cover of Science Vol. 318. no. 5849, October 19, 2007.  It was also highlighted in Science. vol. 318 p. 407-8 2007; Other commentaries are found in: Nature Materials  volume 6, p. 927, 2007Chemical and Engineering News vol 85 p. 13,  2007;  Nature Nanotechnology vol 3, p.4 – 5 (2008); The article was also highlighted in online versions of Nature News and RSC Chemistry World.

4. Ackerson, C. J., Jadzinsky, P. D., Jensen, G. J., Kornberg, R. D.; Rigid, Specific and Discrete Gold Nanoparticle/Antibody Conjugates. Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 128, p. 2635-2640. 2006.

3. Ackerson, C. J., Sykes, M. T., Kornberg, R. D.; Defined DNA/nanoparticle conjugates.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 102, p. 13383- 13385. 2005.

2. Ackerson, C. J., Jadzinsky, P. D., Kornberg, R. D.; Thiolate Ligands for the Synthesis of Water-Soluble Gold ClustersJournal of the American Chemical Society. vol. 127, p. 6550 – 6551. 2005.

1.  Ackerson, C. J. Monolayer Protected Clusters: Application to Biology. Program in Biophysics, Doctoral research.

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