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223. Surface Dynamics Promoted Supercrystal Engineering of Atomically Precise Gold Nanoparticles.

Q Yao#, L Liu#, S Malola#, M Ge, H Xu, Z Wu, T Chen, Y Cao, M Matus, A Pihlajamäki, Y Han* H. Häkkinen, J Xie* Accepted by Nature Chemistry.

222. Achieving efficient and stable electrochemical nitrate removal by in-situ reconstruction of Cu2O/Cu electroactive nanocatalysts on Cu foam.

J Zhou, F Pan, Q Yao, Y Zhu*, H Ma, J Niu, J Xie*.Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2022, 317, 121811.

221.Identification of Chemical Compositions from “Featureless” Optical Absorption Spectra: Machine Learning Predictions and Experimental Validations.

T Chen, J Li, P Cai, Q Yao, Z Ren, Y Zhu, S Khan, J Xie*, X Wang*. Nano Research, accepted.

220.Gold nanocluster with AIE: A novel photodynamic antibacterial and deodorant molecule.

H Zhu, S Wang, Y Wang, C Song, Q Yao, X Yuan, J Xie* Biomaterials 2022, 288, 121695.

219.Aggregation-Induced Emission of Gold Nanoclusters by Ionic Liquids for White Light-Emitting Diode and Multiple-Ion Probe Applications.

M Zhu, Q Yao*, Z Liu, J Liu, M Liu, M Long, J Xie* The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2022, 13, 7722-7730.

218. Bis-Schiff base linkage-triggered highly bright luminescence of gold nanoclusters in aqueous solution at the single-cluster level.

H Deng, K Huang, L Xiu, W Sun, Q Yao, X Fang, X Huang, J Xie* W Chen*. Nature Communications 2022,13, 1-9.

217.Interactions of metal nanoclusters with light: fundamentals and applications.

T Chen, H Lin, Y Cao, Q Yao, J Xie*. Advanced Materials 2022, 34, 2103918. (Invited Perspectives)

216.Atomic-precision Pt6 nanoclusters for enhanced hydrogen electro-oxidation.

X Wang, L Zhao, X Li, Y Liu, Y Wang, Q Yao, J Xie, Q Xue, Z Yan, X Yuan*, W Xing*. Nature Communications 2022, 13, 1-10.

215.Atom-precision engineering chemistry of noble metal nanoparticles.

Q Yao, Q Zhang, J Xie* Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2022, 61, 7594-7612.

214.In Situ Synthesis of Bismuth Nanoclusters within Carbon Nano‐Bundles from Metal–Organic Framework for Chloride‐Driven Electrochemical Deionization.

Y Liu, L Wang, Q Yao, X Gao, X Du, X Dou, H Zhu, X Yuan*, J Xie* Advanced Functional Materials 2022 32, 2110087.

213.Zn‐MOFs Derived Ordered Mesoporous Carbon‐based Nanostructure for High‐performance and Universal Multivalent Metal Ion Storage.

H Zhang, H Wang, Z Pan, Z Wu, Y Deng, J Xie*, J Wang, X Han, W Hu*  Advanced Materials, 2022, 2206277.

212.Cation polymer-induced aggregation of water-soluble Au (i)–thiolate complexes and their photoluminescence properties.

N Hao, Y Cao, R Li, H Lin, H Shan, T Chen, OJH Chai, Q Yao, X Chen, J Xie* Chemical Communications 2022 58, 8234-8237

211.Gold nanocluster based nanocomposites for combinatorial antibacterial therapy for eradicating biofilm forming pathogens.

YG Srinivasulu, A Mozhi, N Goswami, Q Yao, J Xie* Materials Chemistry Frontiers 2022, 6, 689-706.

210.Revealing the composition-dependent structural evolution fundamentals of bimetallic nanoparticles through an inter-particle alloying reaction.

Y Lin, Y Cao, Q Yao, J Xie* Chemical Science 2022 13, 4598-4607.

209. Enhancing catalytic properties of ligand-protected gold-based 25-metal atom nanoclusters by silver doping.

RR Nasaruddin, MJ Hülsey, J Xie* Molecular Catalysis 2022 518, 112095


208.  Surface engineering assisted size and structure modulation of gold nanoclusters by ionic liquid cations.

Zhu, M.; Yao, Q.;* Liu, Z.; Zhang, B.; Lin, Y.; Liu, J.; Long, M.; Xie, J.* Angewandte Chemie – International Edition  2021, accepted.

207. In situ synthesis of bismuth nanoclusters within carbon nano-bundles from metal-organic framework for chloride-driven electrochemical deionization

Liu, Y.; Wang, L.; Yao, Q.; Gao, X.; Du, X.; Dou, X.; Zhu, H.; Yuan, X.;* Xie, J.*Advanced Functional Materials 2021, 2110087

206. Diversification of metallic molecules through derivatization chemistry of Au25 nanoclusters

Cao, Y.; Chen, T.; Yao, Q.; Xie, J.*Accounts of Chemical Research 2021, 54, 4142

205. Cluster materials as traceable antibacterial agents

Zheng, K.; Xie, J.*  Accounts of Materials Research 2021, 2, 1104

204. All hydroxyl-thiol-protected gold nanoclusters with near-neutral surface charge

Chai, O. J. H.; Wu, Z.; Xie, J.*  Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2021, 12, 9882

203. The bright future of gold nanoclusters in theranostics

Cifuentes-Rius, A.;* Deepagan, V. G.; Xie, J.; Voelcker, N. H.* ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2021, 13, 49581

202. Engineering metal nanoclusters for targeted therapeutics: from targeting strategies to therapeutic applications

Lin, Z.; Goswami, N.; Xue, T.; Chai, O. J. H.; Xu, H.; Liu, Y.; Su, Y.; Xie, J.* Advanced Functional Materials 2021, 2105662.

201. Interactions of metal nanoclusters with light: fundamentals and applications

Chen, T.; Lin, H.; Cao, Y.; Yao, Q.; Xie, J.* Advanced Materials 2021, 2103918 (Invited Perspectives)

200. Shining photocatalysis by gold-based nanomaterials

Zhu, H.; Yuan, X.;* Yao, Q.;* Xie, J.* Nano Energy 2021, 106306

199. Reversible isomerization of metal nanoclusters induced by intermolecular interaction

Cao, Y.; Malola, S.; Matus, M. F.; Chen, T.; Yao, Q.; Shi, R.; Häkkinen, H.;* Xie, J.* Chem 2021, 7, 2227

198. Revealing the etching process of water-soluble Au25 nanoclusters at the molecular level

Cao, Y.; Liu, T.; Chen, T.; Zhang, B.; Jiang, D. -e.; Xie, J.* Nature Communications2021, 12, 3212.

197.Electrocatalysis of gold-based nanoparticles and nanoclusters

Li, C.; Chai, O. J. H.; Yao, Q.; Liu, Z.; Wang, L.;* Wang, H.;* Xie, J.* Materials Horizons 2021, 8, 1657.

196.Confined unimolecular micelles for precisely controlled in-situ synthesis of stable ultra-small metal nanoclusters assemblies

Zhang, W.; Kong, H.; Wu, Z.; Yao, Q.; Wang, L.; Qiao, L.; He, Y.; Qiao, X.;* Pang, X.;* Xie, J.* Chemistry of Materials 2021, accepted

195.Traceable nanocluster-prodrug conjugate for chemo-photodynamic combinatorial therapy of non-small cell lung cancer

Srinivasulu, Y. G.; Mozhi, A.; Goswami, N.; Yao, Q.; Xie, J.* ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2021, 4, 4, 3232–3245.

194.High-Yield Synthesis of AIE-Type Au22(SG)18 Nanoclusters through Precursor Engineering and Its pH-Dependent Size Transformation.

Srinivasulu, Y. G.; Goswami, N.; Yao, Q.; Xie, J.*  The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2021, 125, 4066.

193.Multi-scale assembly of [AgS4] tetrahedrons into hierarchical Ag-S networks for robust photonic water

Wu, Z.; Yao, Q.; Liu, Z.; Xu, H.;* Guo, P.; Liu, L.; Han, Y.; Zhang, K.; Lu, Z.; Li, X.; Zhang, J.; Xie, J.* Advanced Materials 2021, 33, 2006459

192.Ultra-stable hydrophilic gold nanoclusters protected by sulfonic thiolate ligands

Zhang, B.; Wu, Z.; Cao, Y.; Yao, Q.; Xie, J.* Journal of Physical Chemistry C2021, 125, 489. (Invited Paper for Nanoclusters Special Issue)

191.Luminescent metal nanoclusters: biosensing strategies and bioimaging applications

Xiao, Y.; Wu, Z.; Yao, Q.;* Xie, J.* Aggregate 2021, 2, 114. (Invited Review Article)

190.Correlations between the fundamentals and applications of ultrasmall metal nanoclusters: recent advances in catalysis and biomedical applications

Liu, Z.; Wu, Z.; Yao, Q.; Cao, Y.; Chai, O. J. H.; Xie, J.* Nano Today 2021, 36, 101053

189.Ligand design in ligand-protected gold nanoclusters.

Zhang, B.; Chen, J.; Cao, Y.; Chai, O. J. H.; Xie, J.* Small  2021, 2004381. (Invited Review for Nanoclusters Special Issue)

188.Molecular reactivity of thiolate-protected noble metal nanoclusters: synthesis, self-assembly, and applications

Yao, Q.; Wu, Z.; Liu, Z.; Lin, Y.; Yuan, X.;* Xie, J.* Chemical Science 2021, 12, 99 (Invited Perspectives)

187.Overcoming bacterial physical defenses with molecule-like ultrasmall antimicrobial gold nanoclusters

Zheng, K.; Setyawati, M. I.; Leong, D. T;* Xie, J.* Bioactive Materials 2021, 6, 941.

186.A new class of NIR-II gold nanoclusters based protein biolabels for in vivo tumor-targeted imaging

Song, X.; Zhu, W.; Ge, X.; Li, F.; Li, S.; Chen, X.; Song, J.; Xie, J.;* Chen, X.;* Yang, H.* Angewandte Chemie – International Edition 2021, 60, 1306

185.Observing antimicrobial process with traceable gold nanoclusters

Zheng, K.; Setyawati, M. I.; Leong, D. T.;* Xie, J.* Nano Research 2021, 14, 1026.

184.Toward greener synthesis of gold nanomaterials: From biological to biomimetic synthesis

Nasaruddin, R. R.;* Chen, T.; Yao, Q.; Zang, S.; Xie, J.* Coordination Chemistry Reviews 2021, 426, 213540.

183.Aggregation-induced emission in luminescent metal nanoclusters

Wu, Z.; Yao, Q.; Zang, S.; Xie, J.* National Science Review 2021, 8, nwaa208. (Invited Perspectives in AIE Special Issue)


182.Control of single-ligand chemistry on thiolated Au25 nanoclusters
Cao, Y.; Fung, V.; Yao, Q.; Chen, T.; Zang, S.; Jiang, D.-e;* Xie, J.* Nature Communications 2020, 11, 5498

181.Cancer biomarker-triggered disintegrable DNA nanogels for intelligent drug delivery
Zhang, H.; Ba, S.; Lee, J.; Xie, J.; Loh, T-P.;* Li, T.* Nano Letters 2020, 20, 8399

180.Pasteur-like separation of silver nanocluster racemates by conglomerate crystallization.
Yao, Q.; Xie, J.* ACS Central Science 2020, 6, 1862. (Invited First Reactions)

179.Engineering noble metal nanomaterials for pollutant decomposition

Lin, Y.; Cao, Y.; Yao, Q.; Chai, O. J. H.; Xie, J.* Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research2020, 59, 20561. (Invited Review for Special Issue of I&EC Research, Highlighting our Highly Cited Authors; ACS Editors’ Choice)

178.Studying the growth of gold nanoclusters by sub-stoichiometric reduction
Chen, T.; Yao, Q.; Cao, Y.; Xie, J.* Cell Reports Physical Science 2020, 1, 100206.

177.Composition dependent antimicrobial ability of full-spectrum AuxAg25-x alloy nanoclusters
Zheng, K.; Xie, J.* ACS Nano 2020, 14, 11533.

176.Synergistic antimicrobial titanium carbide (MXene) conjugated with gold nanoclusters
Zheng, K.; Li, S.; Jing, L.; Chen, P. –Y.;* Xie, J.*Advanced Healthcare Materials 2020, 9, 2001007.

175.Establishing empirical design rules of nucleic acid templates for synthesis of silver nanoclusters with tunable photoluminescence and functionalities towards targeted bioimaging applications
Lim, J. Y. C.; Yu, Y.; Jin, G.; Li, K.; Lu, Y.; Xie, J.; Tan, Y. N.* Nanoscale Advances 2020, 2, 3921

174.Interfacial engineering of gold nanoclusters for biomedical applications
Yuvasri, G. S.; Yao, Q.; Goswami, N.; Xie, J.* Materials Horizons 2020, 7, 2596.

173.Clusterization-triggered emission: uncommon luminescence from common materials
Zhang, H.; Zhao, Z.; McGonigal, P. R.; Ye, R.; Liu, S.; Lam, J. W. Y.; Kwok, R. T. K.; Yuan, W. Z.; Xie, J.; Rogach, A. L.; Tang, B. Z.* Materials Today 2020, 32, 275. (Invited Review) (Highly cited paper)

172.Engineering ultrasmall metal nanoclusters as promising theranostic agents
Zheng, K.; Xie, J.* Trends in Chemistry 2020, 2020, 2, 665. (Invited Focus Review)

171.Supported atomically-precise gold nanoclusters for enhanced flow-through electro-Fenton
Liu, F.; Liu, Y.;* Yao, Q.; Wang, Y.; Fang, X.; Shen, C.; Li, F.; Huang, M.; Wang, Z.; Sand, W.; Xie, J. Environmental Science & Technology 2020, 54, 5913.

170.The in situ synthesis of silver nanoclusters inside a bacterial cellulose hydrogel for antibacterial applications
Liu, Y.; Wang, S.; Wang, Z.; Yao, Q.; Fang, S.; Zhou, X.; Yuan, X.;* Xie, J.* Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2020, 8, 4846. (Invited Article)

169.Unraveling the impact of gold(I)-thiolate motifs on the aggregation-induced emission of gold nanoclusters
Wu, Z.; Yao, Q.; Chai, O. J. H.; Ding, D.; Xu, W.;* Zang, S.; Xie, J.* Angewandte Chemie – International Edition 2020, 59, 9934. (Invited Communication for AIE Special Issue in 2020) (Highly cited paper)

168.Increasing the potential interaction area of nanomedicine enhances its homotypic cancer targeting efficacy
Zhu, J.; Sevencan, C.; Zhang, M.; McCoy, R. S. A.; Ding, X.; Ye, J.; Xie, J.; Ariga, K.; Feng, J.; Bayk B. H.; Leong, D. T.* ACS Nano 2020, 14, 3259.

167.Ligand-protected atomically precise gold nanoclusters as model catalysts for oxidation reactions
Tian, S.; Cao, Y.; Chen, T.; Zang, S.; Xie, J.* Chemical Communications 2020, 56, 1163. (Invited Feature Article)

166.Embedding ultrasmall Ag nanoclusters in Luria-Bertani extract via light irradiation for enhanced antibacterial activity
Wang, Z.; Fang, Y.; Zhou, X.; Li, Z.; Zhu, H.; Du, F.; Yuan, X.;* Yao, Q.;* Xie, J.* Nano Research 2020, 13, 203.


165. Real-time monitoring of the dynamic intracluster diffusion of single gold atoms into silver nanoclusters
Zheng, K.; Fung, V.; Yuan, X.;* Jiang, D.-e.; Xie, J.* Journal of the American Chemical Society 2019, 141, 18977. (Cover Article)

164. Engineering ultrasmall metal nanoclusters for photocatalytic and electrocatalytic applications
Chai, O. J. H.; Liu, Z.; Chen, T.; Xie, J.*  Nanoscale 2019, 11, 20437. (Invited Minireview, for Nanoscale 10th Anniversary Special Issue)

163. Atomic precision gold clusters for NIR-II imaging
Liu, H.; Hong, G.; Luo, Z.; Chen, J.; Chang, J.; Gong, M.; He, H.; Yang, J.; Yuan, X.; Li, L.; Mu, X.; Wang, J.; Mi, W.; Luo, J.; Xie, J.;* Zhang, X.* Advanced Materials 2019, 31, 1901015.

162. Synergistic antimicrobial capability of magnetically oriented graphene oxide conjugated with gold nanoclusters
Zheng, K.; Li, K.; Chang, T. H.; Xie, J.;* Chen, P. Y.* Advanced Functional Materials 2019, 29, 1904603. (Cover Article)

161. Antimicrobial thin-film composite membranes with chemically decorated ultrasmall silver nanoclusters
Guo, Q.; Li, J.;* Chen, T.; Yao, Q.; Xie, J.*  ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2019, 7, 14848.

160. Deep learning accelerated gold nanocluster synthesis
Li, J.; Chen, T.; Lim, K.; Chen, L.; Khan, S. A.; Xie, J.; Wang, X.* Advanced Intelligent Systems 2019, 1, 1900029.

159. Aurophilic interactions in the self-assembly of gold nanoclusters into nanoribbons with enhanced luminescence
Wu, Z.; Du, Y.; Liu, J.; Yao, Q.;* Chen, T.; Cao, Y.; Zhang, H.; Xie, J.*  Angewandte Chemie – International Edition 2019, 58, 8139.

158. Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry: a powerful platform for noble-metal nanocluster analysis
Chen, T.; Yao, Q.; Nasaruddin, R. R.; Xie, J.*  Angewandte Chemie – International Edition 2019, 58, 11967. (Minireview)

157. Nanoscale Chirality
Chen, S.;* Tang, Z.;* Xie, J.* Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 2019, 1900129. (Invited Editorial for Special Issue of Nanoscale Chirality)

156. Directed self-assembly of ultrasmall metal nanoclusters
Wu, Z.; Yao, Q.; Zang, S.; Xie, J.*  ACS Materials Letters 2019, 1, 237. (Invited Perspective)

155. Silver doping-induced luminescence enhancement and red-shift of gold nanoclusters with aggregation-induced emission
Wang, Z.; Zhu, Z.; Zhao, C.; Yao, Q.; Li, X.; Liu, H.; Du, F.; Yuan, X.;* Xie, J.* Chemistry – An Asian Journal 2019, 14, 765. (Invited article for Special Issue of Aggregation-Induced Emission)

154. Water-soluble metal nanoclusters: recent advances in molecular-level exploration and biomedical applications

Dou, X.; Chen, X.; Zhu, H.; Liu, Y.; Chen, D.; Yuan, X.;* Yao, Q.;* Xie, J.*  Dalton Transactions 2019, 48, 10385. (Invited Frontier)


153. Hydride-induced ligand dynamic and structural transformation of gold nanoclusters during a catalytic reaction
Nasaruddin, R. R.; Yao, Q.; Chen, T.; Huley, M. J.; Yan, N.;* Xie, J.* Nanoscale 2018, 10, 23113.

152. Molecular-scale ligand effects in small gold-thiolate nanoclusters
Chevrier, D. M.; Raich, L.; Rovira, C.; Das, A.; Luo, Z.; Yao, Q.; Chatt, A.; Xie, J.; Jin, R.; Akola, J.; Zhang, P.* Journal of the American Chemical Society 2018, 140, 15430.

151.Understanding the optical properties of Au@Ag bimetallic nanoclusters through time-resolved and nonlinear spectroscopy
Ho-Wu, R.; Sahu, P. K.; Wu, N.; Chen, T.; Yu, C.; Xie, J.; Goodson, T.* Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018, 122, 24368.

150. Synthesis of water-soluble [Au25(SR)18] using a stoichiometric amount of NaBH4
Chen, T.; Fung, V.; Yao, Q.; Luo, Z.; Jiang, D.-e.; Xie, J.* Journal of American Chemical Society 2018, 140, 11370.

149. Unique size-dependent nanocatalysis revealed at the single atomically precise gold cluster level
Zhang, Y.; Song, P.; Chen, T.; Liu, X.; Chen, T.; Wu, Z.; Wang, Y.; Xie, J.;* Xu, W.* Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). 2018, 115, 10588.

148.Rational design of high-performance continuous-flow microreactors based on gold nanoclusters and graphene for catalysis
Liu, Y.;* Liu, X.; Yang, S.; Li, F.; Shen, C.; Huang, M.; Li, J.; Nasaruddin, R. R.; Xie, J.* ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2018, 2018, 6, 15425.

147. Nano-TiO2 drives epithelial-mesenchymal transition in intestinal epithelial cancer cells
Setyawati, M. I.; Sevencan, C.; Bay, B. H.; Xie, J.; Zhang, Y.; Demokritou, P.; Leong, D. T.* Small 2018, 14, 1800922.

146. Open hollow Co-Pt clusters embedded in carbon nanoflake arrays for highly efficient alkaline water splitting
Zhang, H.; Liu, Y.; Wu, H.; Zhou, W.; Kou, Z.; Pennycook, S. J.; Xie, J.; Wang, J.* Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2018, 6, 20214.

145. Integrated hierarchical carbon flake arrays with hollow P-doped CoSe2 nanoclusters as an advanced bifunctional catalyst for Zn-Air batteries
Zhang, H.; Wang, T.; Sumboja, A.; Zang, W.; Xie, J.; Gao, D.; Pennycook, S. J.; Liu, Z.; Guan, C.; Wang, J.* Advanced Functional Materials 2018, 1804846.

144. Engineering functional metal materials at the atomic level
Yao, Q.; Yuan, X.; Chen, T.; Leong, D. T.; Xie, J.* Advanced Materials 2018, 1802751. (Invited Progress Report for National University of Singapore Special Issue)

143. Toward total synthesis of thiolate-protected metal nanoclusters
Yao, Q.; Chen, T.; Yuan, X.; Xie, J.* Accounts of Chemical Research 2018, 51, 1338. (Invited Accounts for special issue “Toward Atomic Precision in Nanoscience”)

142. Revealing isoelectronic size conversion dynamics of metal nanoclusters by a noncrystallization approach
Yao, Q.; Fung, V.; Sun, C.; Huang, S.; Chen, T.; Jiang, D. –E.; Lee, J. Y.; Xie, J.* Nature Communications 2018, 9, 1979.

141. Evolution of thiolate-stabilized Ag nanoclusters from Ag-thiolate cluster intermediates
Cao, Y.; Guo, J.; Shi, R.; Waterhouse, G. I. N.; Pan, J.; Du, Z.; Yao, Q.; Wu, L.; Tung, C. –H.; Xie, J.; Zhang, T.* Nature Communications 2018, 9, 2379.

140. Tailoring the selectivity of bimetallic copper-palladium nanoalloys for electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to CO
Chen, D.; Yao, Q.; Cui, P.; Liu, H.; Xie, J.;* Yang, J.* ACS Applied Energy Materials 2018, 1, 883.

139. Roles of thiolate ligands in the synthesis, properties and catalytic application of gold nanoclusters
Nasaruddin, R. R.; Chen, T.; Yan, N.;* Xie, J.* Coordination Chemistry Reviews 2018, 368, 60.

138. Design and mechanistic study of a novel gold nanocluster-based drug delivery system
Li, Q.; Pan, Y.; Chen, T.; Du, Y.; Ge, H.; Zhang, B.; Xie, J.; Yu, H.;* Zhu, M.* Nanoscale 2018, 10, 10166.

137. Surface ligand chemistry of gold nanoclusters determines their antimicrobial ability
Zheng, K.; Setyawati, M. I.;* Leong, D. T.;* Xie, J.* Chemistry of Materials 2018, 30, 2800.

136. Conductive 3D sponges for affordable and highly-efficient water purification
Liu, Y.;* Li, F.; Xia, Q.; Wu, J.; Liu, J.; Huang, M.; Xie, J.* Nanoscale 2018, 10, 4771.

135. Hollow porous carbon with in-situ generated monodisperse gold nanoclusters for efficient CO oxidation
Qu, J.; Zhu, H.; Chen, D.;* Li, N.; Xu, Q.; Xie, J.; Li, H.; He, J. and Lu, J. M* ChemCatChem 2018, 10, 837.

134. Antimicrobial Silver Nanomaterials
Zheng, K.; Setyawati, M. I.;* Leong, D. T.* and Xie, J.* Coordination Chemistry Reviews 2018, 357, 1.

133. Ligands modulate reaction pathway in 4-nitrophenol hydrogenation catalyzed by gold nanoclusters
Nasaruddin, R. R.; Chen, T.; Li, J.; Goswami, N.; Zhang, J.; Yan, N.;* and Xie, J.* ChemCatChem 2018, 10, 395.

132. Probing the Qi of traditional Chinese herbal medicines by the biological synthesis of nano-Au
Fei, X.; Yao, Q.; Xie, J.; Lee, J. Y.* Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2018, 6, 3156.

131. Cyclodextrin-gold nanoclusters on TiO2 enhances photocatalytic decomposition of organic pollutants
Zhu, H.; Goswami, N.; Yao, Q.; Chen, T.; Liu, Y.; Xu, Q.; Chen, D.;* Lu, J.* and Xie, J.*Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2018, 6, 1102.

130. Structure and formation of highly luminescent protein-stabilized gold clusters
Chevrier, D. M.; Thanthirige, V. D.; Luo, Z.; Driscoll, S.; Cho, P.; Macdonald, M. A.; Yao, Q.; Guda, R.; Xie, J.; Johnson, E. R.; Chatt, A.; Zheng, N.; Zhang, P.*  Chemical Science 2018, 9, 2782.


129. Precise control of alloying sites of bimetallic nanoclusters via surface motif exchange reaction
Yao, Q.; Feng, Y.; Fung, V.; Yu, Y.; Jiang, D.;* Yang, J.* and Xie, J.* Nature Communications 2017, 8, 1555.

128. Understanding seed-mediated growth of gold nanoclusters at molecular level
Yao, Q.; Yuan, X.; Fung, V.; Yu, Y.; Leong, D. T.; JIang, D.; and Xie, J.* Nature Communications 2017, 8, 927.

127. In situ fabrication of flexible, thermally stable, large-area, strongly luminescent copper nanocluster/polyer composite films
Wang, Z.; Xiong, Y.; Kershaw, S. V.; Chen, B.; Yang, X.; Goswami, N.; Lai, W. -F.; Xie, J. and Rogach, A. L.* Chemistry of Materials 2017, 29, 10206.

126. Unraveling the molecular mechanism of photosynthetic toxicity of highly fluorescent silver nanoclusters to Scenedesmus obliquus
Zhang, L.; Goswami, N.; Xie, J.; Zhang, B. and He, Y.* Scientific Reports 2017, 7, 16432.

125. Recent advances in noble metal-based nanocomposites for electrochemical reactions
Tang, J.; Chen, D.; Yao, Q.; Xie, J.;* and Yang, J.* Materials Today Energy 2017, 6, 115.

124. Effect of ligand structures on the size control of mono- and bi-thiolate-protected silver nanoclusters
Zheng, K.; Yuan, X.;* and Xie, J.* Chemical Communications 2017, 53, 9697.

123. Engineering gold-based radiosensitizers for cancer radiotherapy
Goswami, N.; Luo, Z.; Yuan, X.;* Leong, D. T. and Xie, J.* Materials Horizons 2017, 4, 817. (Invited Review Article)

122. Antimicrobial Gold Nanoclusters
Zheng, K.; Setyawati, M. I.;* Leong, D. T.* and Xie, J.* ACS Nano 2017, 11, 6904.

121. Preface for Special Topic: Few-atom metal nanoclusters and their biological applications
Martinez, J. and Xie, J. APL Materials 2017, 5, 053001. (Guest editorial)

120. Directing assembly and disassembly of 2D MoS2 nanosheets with DNA for drug delivery
Li, B.; Setyawati, M. I.; Chen, L.; Xie, J.; Ariga, K.; Lim, C. T.; Garaj, S. and Leong, D. T.* ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017, 9, 15286.

119. Golden carbon nanotube membrane for continuous flow catalysis
Liu, Y.;* Zheng, Y.; Du, B.; Nasaruddin, R. R.; Chen, T. and Xie, J.* Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2017, 56, 2999. (Invited Paper to the special issue of “I&EC Research 2017 Class of Influential Researchers”; ACS Editors’ Choice; Cover Article)

118. Fe2O3 nanoneedles on ultrafine nickel nanotube arrays as efficient anode for high-performance asymmetric supercapacitors
Li, Y.; Xu, J.; Feng, T.; Yao, Q.; Xie, J. and Xia, H.* Advanced Functional Materials 2017, 27, 1606728.

117. Heating or cooling: temperature effects on the synthesis of atomically precise gold nanoclusters
Chen, T.; Yao, Q.; Yuan, X.; Nasaruddin, R. R. and Xie, J.* Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2017, 121, 10743. (Invited Paper to a Special Issue of ISSPIC XVIII: International Symposium on Small Particles and Inorganic Clusters 2016)

116. Electro-active forward osmosis membranes towards phenolic compounds removal and salts rejection
Li, J.; Liu, Q.; Liu, Y.* and Xie, J.* Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 2017, 3, 139.


115. Mechanistic exploration and controlled synthesis of precise thiolate-gold nanoclusters
Goswami, N.; Yao, Q.;* Chen, T. and Xie, J.* Coordination Chemistry Reviews 2016, 329, 1.

114. An effective design of electrically conducting thin-film composite (TFC) membranes for bio and organic fouling control in forward osmosis (FO)
Liu, Q.; Qiu, G.; Zhou, Z.; Li, J.; Amy, G. L., Xie, J.*, and Lee, J. Y.* Environmental Science & Technology 2016, 50, 10596.

113. The innermost three Au atoms are indispensable to maintain the structure of Au18(SR)14 cluster
Yu, Y.; Yao, Q.;* Chen, T.; Lim, G. X. and Xie, J.* Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2016, 120, 22096.

112. Tuning the accessibility and activity of Au25(SR)18 nanocluster catalysts via ligand engineering
Li, J.;[†] Nasaruddin, R. R.; [†]Feng, Y.; Yang, J.; Yan, N.* and Xie, J.* Chemistry – A European Journal 2016, 22, 14816. ([†] co-first author)

111. Antimicrobial cluster bombs: silver nanoclusters packed with daptomycin
Zheng, K.; Setyawati, M. I.;* Lim, T. P.; Leong, D. T.* and Xie, J.* ACS Nano 2016, 10, 7934.

110. Low-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide nanostructures based sensors
Li, B.; Wang, J.; Zou, H.; Garaj, S.; Lim, C. T.; Xie, J.; Li, N. and Leong, D. T.* Advanced Functional Materials 2016, 26, 7034.

109. Synthesis of thiolate-protected Au nanparticles revisited: U-shape trend between the size of nanoparticles and thiol-to-Au ratio
Chen, T.; Luo, Z.; Yao, Q.; Yeo, X. H. and Xie, J.* Chemical Communications 2016, 52, 9522.

108. Probing the microporous structure of silica shell via aggregation-induced emission in Au(I)-thiolate@SiO2 nanoparticle
Zhao, T.; Goswami, N.; Li, J.; Yao, Q.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, J.; Zhao, D and Xie, J.* Small 2016, 12, 6537. (Invited Paper to the special issue of “Aggregation-Induced Emission”)

107. Highly luminescent thiolated gold nanoclusters impregnated in nanogel
Goswami, N.; Lin, F.; Liu, Y.*, Leong, D. T. and Xie, J.* Chemistry of Materials 2016, 28, 4009.

106. Recent advances in the synthesis and catalytic applications of ligand-protected, atomically precise metal nanoclusters (Highly Cited Paper)
Fang, J.; Zhang, B.; Yao, Q.; Yang, Y.; Xie, J.* and Yan N.* Coordination Chemistry Reviews 2016, 322, 1. (Invited Review)

105. Template-assisted fabrication of thin-film composite forward osmosis membrane with controllable internal concentration polarization
Li, J.; Liu, Q.; Li, X.; Liu, Y.* and Xie, J.* Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2016, 55, 5327.

104. Functionalization of metal nanoclusters for biomedical applications (Highly Cited Paper)
Song, X.; Goswami, N.; Yang, H. H.* and Xie, J.* Analyst 2016, 141, 3126. (invited Review).

103. Gold nanoclusters sensitized TiO2 nanotube arrays for visible-light driven photoelectrocatalytic removal of antibiotic tetracycline
Liu, Y.;* Yao, Q.; Wu, X.; Chen, T.; Ma, Y.; Ong, C. N. and Xie, J.* Nanoscale 2016, 8, 10145.

102. Ultrastable BSA-capped gold nanoclusters with polymer-like shielding layer against reactive oxygen species in living cells
Zhou, W.; Gao, Y.; Sui, D.; Guan, W.; Lu, C.* and Xie, J. Nanoscale 2016, 8, 9614.

101. Nanostructured iron oxide/hydroxide-based electrode materials for supercapacitors
Xia, Q.; Xu, M.; Xia, H.* and Xie, J.* ChemNanoMat 2016, 2, 588. (Invited Focus Review to a Special Issue on Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage)

100. Nitrogen doped graphene nanosheets as reactive water purification membranes
Liu, Y.;* Yu, L.; Ong, C. N. and Xie, J.* Nano Research 2016, 9, 1983.

99. Uptake and effect of highly fluorescent silver nanoclusters on Scenedesmus obliquus
Zhang, L.; He, Y.;* Goswami, N.; Xie, J.; Zhang, B. and Tao, X. Chemosphere 2016, 153, 322-331.

98. Carbon monoxide: a mild and efficient reducing agent towards atomically precise gold nanoclusters
Chen, T. and Xie, J.* The Chemical Record 2016, 16, 1761. (Invited Personal Account)

97. Insights into the effect of surface ligands on the optical properties of thiolated Au25 nanoclusters (Highly Cited Paper)
Yuan, X.; Goswami, N.; Chen, W.; Yao, Q. and Xie, J.* Chemical Communications 2016, 52, 5234. (inside cover)

96. Dual-functional coating of forward osmosis membranes for hydrophilization and anti-microbial resistance
Liu, Q.; Li, J.; Zhou, Z.; Qiu, G.; Xie, J.* and Lee, J. Y.* Advanced Materials Interfaces 2016, 3, 1500599. DOI: 10.1002/admi.201500599.

95. Luminescent metal nanoclusters with aggregation-induced emission (Highly Cited Paper)
Goswami, N.; Yao, Q.; Luo, Z.; Li, J.; Chen, T. and Xie, J.* Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2016, 7, 962. (Invited Perspective)

94. Emerging nanotechnology for environmental applications
Liu, Y.; Ong, C. N. and Xie, J.* Nanotechnology Reviews 2016, 5, 1. (Editorial)

93. Promotion of reversible Li+ storage in transition metal dichalcogenides by Ag nanoclusters
Ji, G.; Yu, Y.; Yao, Q.; Qu, B.; Chen, D.; Chen, W.; Xie, J. and Lee, J. Y.* NPG Asia Materials 2016, 8, e247.

92. Platinum-based heterogeneous nanomaterials via wet-chemistry approaches towards electrocatalytic applications (Highly Cited Paper)
Qu, J.; Ye, F.; Chen, D.; Feng, Y.; Yao, Q.; Liu, H.;* Xie, J.* and Yang, J.* Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 2016, 230, 29.

91. Converting ultrafine silver nanoclusters to monodisperse silver sulfide nanoparticles via a reversible phase transfer protocol
Feng, Y.; Yao, Q.; Li, J.; Goswami, N.; Xie, J.* and Yang, J.* Nano Research 2016, 9, 942.

90. Hydrophilic mineral coating of membrane substrate for reducing internal concentration polarization (ICP) in forward osmosis
Liu, Q.;[†] Li, J.; [†]Zhou, Z.; Xie, J.* and Lee, J. Y.* Scientific Reports 2016, 6, 19593. ([†] co-first author)

89. Hollow mesoporous silica nanocarriers with multifunctional capping agents for in vivo cancer imaging and therapy (Highly Cited Paper)
Yang, S,; Chen, D.;* Li, N.; Xu, Q.; Li, H.; Gu, F.; Xie, J.* and Lu, J. M.* Small 2016, 12, 360.

88. Soft, oxidative stripping of alkyl thiolate ligands from hydroayapatite-supported gold nanoclusters for oxidation reactions (Highly Cited Paper)
Zhang, B.; Fang, J.; Li, J.; Lau, J. J.; Mattia, D.; Zhong, Z.; Xie, J.* and Yan, N.* Chemistry – An Asian Journal 2016, 11, 532.


87. Boiling water synthesis of ultrastable thiolated silver nanoclusters with aggregation-induced emission
Zheng, K.;[†] Yuan, X;[†] Kuah, K.; Luo, Z.; Yao, Q.; Zhang, Q.* and Xie, J.* Chemical Communications 2015, 51, 15165. ( [†] co-first author)

86. Surface reaction route to increase the loading of antimicrobial Ag nanoparticles in forward osmosis membranes
Liu, Q.; Zhou, Z.; Qiu, G.; Li, J.; Xie, J.* and Lee, J. Y.* ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2015, 3, 2959.

85. Rapid adsorption removal of arsenate by hydrous cerium oxide-graphene composite
Yu, L.; Ma, Y.; Ong, C. N.; Xie, J. and Liu, Y.* RSC Advances 2015, 5, 64983.

84. Electrochemical wastewater treatment with carbon nanotube filters coupled with in situ generated H2O2
Liu, Y.; Xie, J.; Ong, C. N.; Vecitis, C. and Zhou. Z.* Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 2015, 1, 769.

83. Enhancing the stability through ligand shell engineering: A case study with Au25(SR)18 nanocluster
Yuan, X.;[†] Goswami, N.[†]; Mathews, I.; Yu, Y. .and Xie, J.* Nano Research 2015,8, 3488. ( [†] co-first author)

82. Engineering noble metal nanomaterials for environmental applications
Li, J.;[†] Zhao, T.[†]; Chen, T.; Liu, Y.;* Ong, C. N..and Xie, J.* Nanoscale 2015 ,7 7502-7519 .(Invited Feature Article; [†] co-first author)

81. A Photo-bactericidal thin film composite membrane for forward osmosis
Li, J.; Yin, L.; Qiu, G.; Li, X.; Liu, Q. and Xie, J.* Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2015, 3, 6781-6786.

80. The support effect on the size and catalytic activity of thiolated Au25 nanoclusters as precatalyst (Highly Cited Paper)
Fang, J. ; Li, J.; Zhang, B.; Yuan, X.; Asakura, H.; Tanaka, T.; Teramura, K.; Xie, J.* and Yan, N.* Nanoscale 2015, 7, 6325-6333. (Hot Article)

79. Ultrasmall glutathione-protected gold nanoclusters as next generation radiotherapy sensitizers with high tumor uptake and high renal clearance (Highly Cited Paper)
Zhang, X. D.; Luo, Z.; Chen, J.; Song, S.; Yuan, X.; Shen, X.; Wang, H.; Sun, Y.; Gao, K.; Zhang, L.; Fan, S.; Leong, D. T.; Guo, M.* and Xie, J.* Scientific Reports 2015, 5, 8669.

78. Introducing amphiphilicity to noble metal nanoclusters via phase-transfer driven ion-pairing reaction (Highly Cited Paper)
Yao, Q.; Yuan, X.; Yu, Y.; Yu, Y.; Xie, J.* and Lee, J. Y.* Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015, 137, 2128-2136.

77. Counterion-assisted shaping of nanocluster supracrystals
Yao, Q.; Yu, Y.; Yuan, X.; Yu, Y.; Zhao, D.; Xie, J.* and Lee, J. Y.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 184-189.

76. Decoupling the CO-reduction protocol to generate luminescent Au22(SR)18 nanocluster
Yu, Y.; Li, J.; Chen, T.; Tan, Y. N.;* and Xie, J.*Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2015, 119, 10910-10918. (Invited contribution to Special Issue: Current Trends in Clusters and Nanoparticles Conference)

75. Recent advances in the synthesis and applications of ultrasmall bimetallic nanoclusters
Yuan, X.; Dou, X.; Zheng, K. and Xie, J.* Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 2015, 32, 613-629 (Invited Review Article).

74. Storage of gold nanoclusters in muscle leads to their biphasic in vivo clearance
Zhang, X. D.; [†] Luo, Z.; [†] Chen, J.; Wang, H.; Song, S.; Shen, X.; Long, W.; Sun, Y. M.; Fan, S.; Zheng, K.; Leong, D. T.* and Xie, J.* Small 2015, 11, 1683-1690. ([†] co-first author)

73. Hierarchical heterostructures of Ag nanoparticles decorated MnO2 nanowires as promising electrodes for supercapacitors (Highly Cited Paper)
Xia, H.;* Hong, C.; Shi, X.; Li, B.; Yuan, G.; Yao, Q. and Xie, J.* Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2015, 3, 1216-1221.

72. Theranostic vitamin E TPGS micelles of transferrin conjugation for targeted co-delivery of docetaxel and ultra bright gold nanoclusters
Muthu, M. S.; Kutty, R. V.; Luo, Z.; Xie, J. and Feng, S. S.* Biomaterials 2015, 39, 234-248.

71. Exploring metal nanoclusters for lithium-oxygen batteries
Lu, M.; Qu, J.; Yao, Q.; Xu, C.; Zhan, Y.; Xie, J. and Lee, J. Y.* ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2015, 7, 5488-5496.

70. Pro-inflammatory responses of RAW264.7 macrophages when treated with ultralow concentrations of silver, titanium dioxide, and zinc oxide nanoparticles
Giovanni, M.; Yue, J.; Zhang, L.; Xie, J.; Ong, C. N. and Leong, D. T.* Journal of Hazardous Materials 2015, 297, 146.

69. Toxicity profiling of water contextual zinc oxide, silver and titanium dioxide nanoparticles in human oral and gastrointestinal cell systems
Giovanni, M.; Tay, C.Y.; Setyawati, M. I.; Xie, J., Ong, C.N.; Fan, R.; Yue, J.; Zhang, L. and Leong, D.T.* Environmental Toxicology 2015, 30, 1459.


68. Toward understanding the growth mechanism: Tracing all stable intermediate species from reduction of Au(I)-thiolate complexes to evolution of Au25 nanoclusters (Highly Cited Paper)
Luo, Z.; Nachammai, V.; Zhang, B.; Yan, N.; Leong, D. T.; Jiang, D.* and Xie, J.* Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014, 136, 10577-10580.

67. Identification of a highly luminescent Au22(SG)18 nanocluster (Highly Cited Paper)
Yu, Y.; Luo, Z.; Chevrier, D. M.; Leong, D. T.; Zhang, P.*, Jiang, D.* and Xie, J.* Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014, 136, 1246-1249.

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66. Balancing the Rate of Cluster Growth and Etching for Gram-Scale Synthesis of Mono-, Bi- and Multi-Thiolate-Protected Au25 Nanoclusters with Atomic Precision (Highly Cited Paper)
Yuan, X.; Zhang, B.; Luo, Z.; Yao, Q.; Leong, D. T.; Yan, N.* and Xie, J.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 4623-4627.

65. Ultrasmall Au10-12(SG)10-12 Nanomolecules for High Tumor Specificity and Cancer Radiotherapy (Highly Cited Paper)
Zhang, X-D.;*[†] Luo, Z.; [†] Chen, J.; Shen, X.; Song, S.; Sun, Y.; Fan, S.; Fan, F.; Leong, D.T. and Xie, J.* Advanced Materials 2014, 26, 4565. ([†] co-first author)

64. Architectural design of heterogeneous metallic nanocrystals – principles and processes
Yu, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Yao, Q.; Xie, J.* and Lee, J. Y.* Accounts of Chemical Research 2014, 47, 3530-3540. (Invited Account)

63.Back to basics: exploiting the innate physico-chemical characteristics of nanomaterials for biomedical applications 
Tay, C.Y.; Setyawati, M. I.; Xie, J., Parak W.J. and Leong, D.T.* Advanced Functional Materials 2014, 24, 5936 (Invited Feature Article; Cover).

62. Metabolizable Bi2Se3 Nanoplates: Biodistribution, Toxicity, and Uses for Cancer Radiation Therapy and Imaging
Zhang, X-D.; Chen, J.; Min, Yu.; Park, G. B.; Shen, X.; Song, S.; Sun, Y.; Wang, H.; Long, W.; Xie, J.; Gao, K.; Zhang, L.; Fan, S.; Fan, F. and Jeong, U.* Advanced Functional Materials 2014, 24, 1718-1729.

61. Ultrasensitive IgG quantification using DNA nano-pyramids
Yuan, L.; Giovanni, M.; Xie, J., Fan, C. and Leong, D.T.* NPG Asia Materials 2014, 6, e112.

60.The influence of lysosomal stability of silver nanomaterials over its toxicity in human cells
Setyawati, M. I.; Yuan, X.; Xie, J.* and Leong, D.T.* Biomaterials 2014, 35, 6707-6715.

59. Ultrasmall Ag+-Rich Nanoclusters as Highly Efficient Nanoreservoirs for Bacterial Killing
Yuan, X.; Setyawati, M. I.; Leong, D. T.* and Xie, J.* Nano Research 2014, 7, 301-307.

58.Hierarchical TiO2-B nanowire@a-Fe2O3 nanothorn core-branch arrays as superior electrodes for lithium-ion microbatteries
Xia, H.*; Xiong, W.; Lim, C. K.; Yao, Q.; Wang, Y.* and Xie, J.* Nano Research 2014, 7, 1797-1808.

57. Presentation matters: Identity of gold nanoclusters capping agent governs intracellular uptake and cell metabolism
Tay, C. Y.; Yu, Y.; Setyawati. M. I.; Xie, J. and Leong, D.T.* Nano Research 2014, 7, 805.

56.Learning from nature: introducing an epiphyte-host relathionship in the synthesis of alloy nanoparticles by co-reduction methods
Yu, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Yao, Q.; Zhan, Y.; Lu, M.; Yang, L.; Xu, C.; Xie, J.* and Lee, J. Y.* Chemical Communications 2014, 50, 9765-9768.

55. Protein-based fluorescent metal nanoclusters for small molecular drug screening
Yu, Y.; New, S. Y.; Xie, J., Su, X. and Tan, Y. N.* Chemical Communications 2014, 50, 13805.

54. Convenient purification of gold clusters by co-precipitation for improved sensing of hydrogen peroxide, mercury ions and pesticides
Guan, G.; Zhang, S-Y.; Cai, Y.; Liu, S.; Bharathi, M. S.; Low, M.; Yu, Y.; Xie, J., Zheng, Y.; Zhang, Y-W.* and Han, M-Y.* Chemical Communications 2014, 50, 5703-5705.

53. Engineering Ultrasmall Water-Soluble Gold and Silver Nanoclusters for Biomedical Applications (Highly Cited Paper)
Luo, Z.; Zheng, K. and Xie, J.* Chemical Communications 2014, 50, 5143-5155. (Invited Feature Article; 2014 Emerging Investigators).

52. Facile synthesis of water-soluble Au25-xAgx nanoclusters protected by mono- and bi-thiolate ligands
Dou, X.; Yuan, X.; Yao, Q.; Luo, Z.; Zheng, K. and Xie, J.* Chemical Communications 2014, 50, 7459.

51. Bio-NCs – the marriage of ultrasmall metal nanoclusters with biomolecules
Goswami, N.; Zheng, K. and Xie, J.* Nanoscale 2014, 6, 13328. (Feature Article)

50. Lighting Up Thiolated Au@Ag Nanoclusters via Aggregation-Induced Emission
Dou, X.; Yuan, X.; Yu, Y.; Luo, Z.; Yao, Q.; Leong, D. T. and Xie, J.* Nanoscale 2014, 6, 157-161.

49. A graphene-based electrochemical filter for water purification
Liu, Y.; Lee, J. H. D.; Xia, Q.; Ma, Y.; Yu, Y.; Yung, L.Y.L.; Xie, J., Ong, C. N.; Vecitis, C. D. and Zhou, Z.* Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2014, 2, 16554.

48. Phage based green chemistry for gold ions reduction and gold retrieval
Setyawati. M. I.; Xie, J. and Leong, D.T.* ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6, 910-917.

47. Novel theranostic DNA nano-scaffolds for the simultaneous detection and killing of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus
Setyawati, M. I.; Kutty, R. V.; Tay, C. T.; Yuan, X.; Xie, J.* and Leong, D.T.* ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2014, 6, 21822-21831 (Invited article for special issue on Theranostics)

46.Assembly of nanoions via electrostatic interactions: ion-like behavior of charged noble metal nanoclusters
Yao, Q.; Luo, Z.; Yuan, X.; Yu, Y.; Zhang, C.; Xie, J.* and Lee, J. Y.* Scientific Reports 2014, 4, 3848.

45. Stellated Ag-Pt bimetallic nanoparticles: an effective platform for catalytic activity tuning
Liu, H.; Ye, F.; Yao, Q.; Cao, H.; Xie, J.*; Lee, J.Y.* and Yang, J.* Scientific Reports 2014, 4, 3969.

44. Enhanced Tumor Accumulation of Sub-2 nm Gold Nanoclusters for Cancer Radiation Therapy (Highly Cited Paper)
Zhang, X.; Chen, J.; Luo, Z.; Wu, D.; Shen, X.; Song, S.; Sun, Y.; Liu, P.; Zhao, J.; Huo, S.; Fan, S.; Fan, F.; Liang, X-J.* and Xie, J.* Advanced Healthcare Materials 2014, 3, 133-141.

43. Recent advances in synthesis, characterization, and biomedical applications of ultrasmall thiolated silver nanoclusters
Zheng, K.; Yuan, X.; Goswami, N.; Zhang, Q.* and Xie, J.* RSC Advances 2014, 4, 60581 (Invited Review).

42. Solvent Controls the Formation of Au29(SR)20 Nanoclusters in the CO-Reduction Method
Yu, Y.; Yao, Q.; Cheng, K.; Yuan, X.; Luo, Z. and Xie, J.* Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 2014, 31, 652-656.


41. Engineering the architectural diversity of heterogeneous metallic nanocrystals 
Yu, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Xie, J.; Lee, J. Y.,* Nature Communications 2013, 4, 1454.

40. Titanium dioxide nanomaterials cause endothelial cell leakiness by disrupting the homophilic interaction of VE-cadherin
Setyawati, M. I.; Tay, C. Y.; Chia, S. L.; Goh, S. L.; Fang, W.; Neo, M. J.; Chong, H. C.; Tan, S. M.; Loo, S. C. J.; Ng, K. W.; Xie, J.; Ong, C. N.; Tan, N. S.; Leong, D. T.,*  Nature Communications 2013, 4, 1673.

39. Amphiphilic polymeric nanocarriers with luminescent gold nanoclusters for concurrent bioimaging and controlled drug release. 
Chen, D.; Luo, Z.; Li, N.; Lee, J. Y.;* Xie, J.;* Lu, J.,* Advanced Functional Materials 2013, 23, 4324-4331.

38. Highly luminescent silver nanoclusters with tunable emissions: Cyclic reduction-decomposition synthesis and antimicrobial properties
Yuan, X.; Setyawati, M. I.; Tan, A. S.; Ong, C. N.; Leong, D. T.;* Xie, J.,*  NPG Asia Materials 2013, 5, e39.

37. Guiding principles in the galvanic replacement reaction of an underpotentially deposited metal layer for site-selective deposition and shape and size control of satellite nanocrystals
Yu, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Yao, Q.; Xie, J.;* Lee, J. Y.,* Chemistry of Materials 2013, 25, 4746-4756.

36. Scalable and precise synthesis of thiolated Au10-12, Au15, Au18, and Au25 nanoclusters via pH controlled CO reduction 
Yu, Y.; Chen, X.; Yao, Q.; Yu, Y.; Yan, N.;* Xie, J.,* Chemistry of Materials 2013, 25, 946-952.

35. Two-phase synthesis of small thiolate-protected Au15 and Au18 nanoclusters
Yao, Q.; Yu, Y.; Yuan, X.; Yu, Y.; Xie, J.;* Lee, J. Y.,*  Small 2013, 9, 2696-2701.

34. Traveling through the desalting column spontaneously transforms thiolated Ag nanoclusters from nonluminescent to highly luminescent
Yuan, X.; Yao, Q.; Yu, Y.; Luo, Z.; Dou, X.; Xie, J.,*  Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2013, 4, 1811-1815.

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33. Glutathione-protected silver nanoclusters as cysteine-selective fluorometric and colorimetric probe (Highly cited paper)
Yuan, X.; Tay, Y.; Dou, X.; Luo, Z.; Leong, D. T.; Xie, J.,*  Analytical Chemistry 2013, 85, 1913-1919.

32. Luminescent noble metal nanoclusters as an emerging optical probe for sensor development (Highly cited paper)
Yuan, X.;£ Luo, Z.;£ Yu, Y.; Yao, Q.; Xie, J.,*  Chemistry – An Asian Journal 2013, 8, 858-871. (£ co-first author, equal contribution) (Invited Focus Review)

31. Precursor engineering and controlled conversion for the synthesis of monodisperse thiolate-protected metal nanoclusters
Yu, Y.;£ Yao, Q.;£ Luo, Z.; Yuan, X.; Lee, J. Y.;* Xie, J.,*  Nanoscale 2013, 5, 4606-4620. (£ co-first author, equal contribution)(Invited Feature Article)

30. Tailoring the protein conformation to synthesize different-sized gold nanoclusters
Yu, Y.; Luo, Z.; Teo, C. S.; Tan, Y. N.;* Xie, J.,*  Chemical Communications 2013, 49, 9740-9742.

29. Hierarchically structured Co3O4@Pt@MnO2 nanowire arrays for high-performance supercapacitors
Xia, H.;* Zhu, D.; Luo, Z.; Yu, Y.; Shi, X.; Yuan, G.; Xie, J.,*  Scientific Reports 2013, 3, 2978.

28. The potent antimicrobial properties of cell penetrating peptide-conjugated silver nanoparticles with excellent selectivity for Gram-positive bacteria over erythrocytes
Liu, L.; Yang, J.; Xie, J.; Luo, Z.; Jiang, J.; Yang, Y. Y.; Liu, S.,* . Nanoscale 2013, 5, 3834-3840.


27. From aggregation-induced emission of Au(I)-thiolate complexes to ultrabright Au(0)@Au(I)-thiolate core-shell nanoclusters (Highly cited paper)
Luo, Z.; Yuan, X.; Yu, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Leong, D. T.; Lee, J. Y.; Xie, J.,*  Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 16662-16670.
Highlighted as Noteworthy Chemistry by ACS

26. Reversible lithium-ion storage in silver-treated nanoscale hollow porous silicon particles (Highly cited paper)
Chen, D.; Mei, X.; Ji, G.; Lu, M.; Xie, J.;* Lu, J.;* Lee, J. Y.,*  Angewandte Chemie – International Edition 2012, 51, 2409-2413.

25. Observation of cluster size growth in CO-directed synthesis of Au25(SR)18 nanoclusters
Yu, Y.; Luo, Z.; Yu, Y.; Lee, J. Y.;* Xie, J.,*  ACS Nano 2012, 6, 7920-7927.

24. Fast synthesis of thiolated Au25 nanoclusters via protection-deprotection method
Yuan, X.; Yu, Y.; Yao, Q.; Zhang, Q.; Xie, J.,*  Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2012, 3, 2310-2314.

23. Highly luminescent Ag+ nanoclusters for Hg2+ ion detection.
Yuan, X.; Yeow, T. J.; Zhang, Q.; Lee, J. Y.; Xie, J.,*  Nanoscale 2012, 4, 1968-1971.

22. Ultrafine LiMn2O4/carbon nanotube nanocomposite with excellent rate capability and cycling stability for lithium-ion batteries.
Xia, H.;* Ragavendran, K. R.; Xie, J.; Lu, L.,  Journal of Power Sources 2012, 212, 28-34.


21. Synthesis of highly luminescent metal (Ag, Au, Pt, and Cu) nanoclusters by electrostatically induced reversible phase transfer (Highly cited paper)
Yuan, X.; Luo, Z.; Zhang, Q.; Zhang, X.; Zheng, Y.; Lee, J. Y.; Xie, J.,*. ACS Nano 2011, 5, 8800-8808.

20. Synthesis of shield-like singly twinned high-index Au nanoparticles
Yu, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Xie, J.; Lu, X.; Lee, J. Y.,* Nanoscale 2011, 3, 1497-1500.

19. Energy transfer between conjugated-oligoelectrolyte-substituted POSS and gold nanocluster for multicolor intracellular detection of mercury ion
Pu, K. Y.; Luo, Z.; Li, K.; Xie, J.; Liu, B.,* . Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2011, 115, 13069-13075.


18. Monodispersity control in the synthesis of monometallic and bimetallic quasi-spherical gold and silver nanoparticles
Zhang, Q.;£ Xie, J.; £ Yu, Y.; Lee, J. Y.,*  Nanoscale 2010, 2, 1962-1975. (Invited Feature Article; £ co-first author)

Before  NUS 

17. Tuning the crystallinity of Au nanoparticles
Zhang, Q.; Xie, J.; Yu, Y.; Yang, J.; Lee, J. Y.,* Small 2010, 6, 523-527.

16. Highly selective and ultrasensitive detection of Hg2+ based on luminescence quenching of Au nanoclusters by Hg2+-Au+ interactions (Highly cited paper)
Xie, J.; Zheng, Y.; Ying, J. Y.,*  Chemical Communications 2010, 46, 961-963.
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15. Protein-directed synthesis of highly luminescent gold nanoclusters (Highly cited paper)
Xie, J.; Zheng, Y.; Ying, J. Y.,*  Journal of the American Chemical Society 2009, 131, 888-889.

14. Monodisperse icosahedral Ag, Au, and Pd nanoparticles: Size control strategy and superlattice formation
Zhang, Q.; Xie, J.; Yang, J.; Lee, J. Y.,*  ACS Nano 2009, 3, 139-148.

13. Synthesis of monodisperse Ag-Au alloy nanoparticles with independently tunable morphology, composition, size, and surface chemistry and their 3-D superlattices
Zhang, Q.; Xie, J.; Liang, J.; Lee, J. Y.,* Advanced Functional Materials 2009, 19, 1387-1398.

12. Colloidal synthesis of plasmonic metallic nanoparticles
Zhang, Q.;£ Tan, Y. N.;£ Xie, J.;£ Lee, J. Y.,*  Plasmonics 2009, 4, 9-22. (£ co-first author, Invited Review Article)

11. Template-free synthesis of porous platinum networks of different morphologies
Xie, J.; Zhang, Q.; Zhou, W.; Lee, J. Y.;* Wang, D. I. C.,  Langmuir 2009, 25, 6454-6459.

10. Synthesis of Ag@AgAu metal core/alloy shell bimetallic nanoparticles with tunable shell compositions by a galvanic replacement reaction
Zhang, Q.; Xie, J.; Lee, J. Y.;* Zhang, J.; Boothroyd, C., Small 2008, 4, 1067-1071.

9. The synthesis of SERS-active gold nanoflower tags for in vivo applications (Highly cited paper)
Xie, J.; Zhang, Q.; Lee, J. Y.;* Wang, D. I. C.,  ACS Nano 2008, 2, 2473-2480.

8. General method for extended metal nanowire synthesis: Ethanol induced self-assembly
Xie, J.; Zhang, Q.; Lee, J. Y.;* Wang, D. I. C.,  Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2007, 111, 17158-17162.

7. Silver nanoplates: From biological to biomimetic synthesis (Highly cited paper, till 2017)
Xie, J.; Lee, J. Y.;* Wang, D. I. C.; Ting, Y. P., ACS Nano 2007, 1, 429-439.

6. Identification of active biomolecules in the high-yield synthesis of single-crystalline gold nanoplates in algal solutions
Xie, J.; Lee, J. Y.;* Wang, D. I. C.; Ting, Y. P., Small 2007, 3, 672-682.

5. High-yield synthesis of complex gold nanostructures in a fungal system 
Xie, J.; Lee, J. Y.;* Wang, D. I. C.; Ting, Y. P., Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2007, 111, 16858-16865.(Cover Article)

4. Synthesis of single-crystalline gold nanoplates in aqueous solutions through biomineralization by serum albumin protein
Xie, J.; Lee, J. Y.;* Wang, D. I. C.,  Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2007, 111, 10226-10232.

3.  Seedless, surfactantless, high-yield synthesis of branched gold nanocrystals in HEPES buffer solution (Highly cited paper, till 2017)
Xie, J.; Lee, J. Y.;* Wang, D. I. C.,  Chemistry of Materials 2007, 19, 2823-2830.

2. Optimization of high-yield biological synthesis of single-crystalline gold nanoplates
Liu, B.; Xie, J.; Lee, J. Y.;* Ting, Y. P.; Chen, J. P.,  Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2005, 109, 15256-15263.

1. On-line solid-phase extraction of ceramides from yeast with ceramide III imprinted monolith
Zhang, M.; Xie, J.; Zhou, Q.; Chen, G.; Liu, Z.,*  Journal of Chromatography A 2003, 984, 173-183.


3. Protein-Mediated Synthesis of Highly Fluorescent Metal Nanoclusters
Ying, J. Y.; Xie, J. and Zheng, Y. Provisional US patent No. 61/129,994, 5 Aug 2008.

2. Mercury Sensor Based on Fluorescent Gold Nanoclusters
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1. Molecular Imprinting Polymeric Monolith in Chromatographic Purification of Ceramides from Yeast
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