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Md.Ahsan; Md Tariqul I.; Hernandez, C.; Castro, E.; Katla, S.K.; Kim, H.; Lin, Y.; Curry, M.L.; Gardea-Torresdey, J.; Noveron, J.C. Biomass conversion of saw dust to a functionalized graphitic carbon for the removal of Tetracycline, Sulfamethoxazole and Bisphenol A from water. J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 2018, 6, 4329 - 4338. DOI: jece.2018.06.040

Md. Tariqul Islam, Ricardo Saenz-Arana, Cesar Hernandez, Thomas Guinto, Md Ariful Ahsan, Hoejin Kim, Yirong Lin, Bonifacio Alvarado-Tenorio, Juan C. Noveron. Adsorption of methylene blue and tetracycline onto biomass-based material prepared by sulfuric acid reflux. RSC Advances, 2018, 8, 32545 – 32557.


Cruz, I.; Gomez, C.; Alarcon, H. Montano, G.; Pardo, A.; Armijos, R.; Noveron, J.C. Alkyl Length Effects on the DNA Transport Properties of Cu (II) and Zn(II) Metallovesicles: An In Vitro and In Vivo Study. Journal of Drug Delivery, 2018, vol. 2018, 2851579.

Md.  Ahsan; Md Tariqul I.; Noveron, J.C. Green Synthesis of a Highly Efficient Biosorbent for Organic, Pharmaceutical, and Heavy Metal Pollutants Removal: Engineering Surface Chemistry of Polymeric Biomass of Spent Coffee Waste. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 2018, 25, 309 - 319.

Noemi Dominguez; Brenda Torres; Luis Barrera; Julio Rincon; Yirong Lin; Russell R. Chianelli; Ariful Ahsan; Juan C. Noveron. Bimetallic CoMoS composite anchored to bio-carbon fibers as a high-capacity anode for Li-ion batteries. ACS Omega, 2018, 3 (8), 10243 – 10249.

Torres, I.; Phan, H.; Dominguez, N.; Ruiz, M.; Nguyen, T.Q.; Evans, H.; Resendiz, M.J.; Arif, A.; Noveron, J.C. Mesomorphic Behavior in Silver(I) N-(4-Pyridyl) Benzamide with Aromatic π⁻π Stacking Counterions. Materials, 2018, 11(9), E1666.

Md.Ahsan; Md Tariqul I.; Hernandez, C.; Kim, H.; Lin, Y.; Curry, M.L.; Gardea-Torresdey, J.; Noveron J.C.Adsorptive Removal of Sulfamethoxazole and Bisphenol A from Contaminated Water using Functionalized Carbonaceous Material Derived from Tea Leaves. J. Environ. Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 4215 - 4225.DOI: jece.2018.06.022

Islam, Md T.; Jing, H.; Yang, T.; Zubia, E.; Goo,s A.G.; Bernal, R.A.; Botez, C.E.; Narayan, M.; Chan, C.K.; Noveron, J.C. Fullerene stabilized gold nanoparticles supported on titanium dioxide for enhanced photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange and catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenolJ. Environ. Chem. Eng., 2018, 6, 3827 – 3836.DOI: 10.1016/j.jece.2018.05.032

Pardo, A., Garcia, H., Ramirez, P., Carrillo-Alvarad, M. A., Krishna, K.S., Dominguez, N., Md Tariqul I., Wang, H., Noveron, J. Self-Regenerating Photocatalytic Hydrogel for the Adsorption and Degradation of Methylene Blue and Antibiotics in Water. Environmental Technology & Innovation, 2018,11, 321- 327. DOI: 10.1016/j.eti.2018.06.005. 

Md.Ahsan; Krishna, K. S.; Md Tariqul I.; Hernandez, J.A.; Martinez L.; Diaz, C. Lopez, J., Singameneni, S.R.; Banuelos, J.; Gardea-Torresdey, J.; Noveron, J.C. Adsorptive removal of methylene blue, tetracycline and Cr(VI) from water using sulfonated tea waste. Environmental Technology & Innovation, 2018, 11, 23 – 40. DOI:10.1016/j.eti.2018.04.003

Md Tariqul Islam; Saenz -Arana R.; Hernandez, C.; Guinto T.; Ahsan Md A.; Bragg D.T.; Wang H.; Alvarado-Tenorio, B.; Noveron J.C. Conversion of scrap tire rubber into a high capacity adsorbent for the removal of organic pollutants from water. J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 2018, 6, 3070 - 3082. DOI: 10.1016/j.jece.2018.04.058

Md. Tariqul Islam, Ricardo Saenz- Arana, Huiyao Wang, Ricardo A. Bernal, Juan C. Noveron Green synthesis of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium nanoparticles reduced and stabilized by sodium rhodizonate and their catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol and methyl orange New Journal of Chemistry,2018, 42, 6472 - 6478. DOI: 10.1039/c8nj01223g

Islam, M.T.; Hernandez, C.; Ahsan, M.A.; Pardo, A.; Wang, H.; Noveron, J.C. Sulfonated resorcinol- formaldehyde microspheres as high-capacity regenerable adsorbent for the removal of organic dyes from water.J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 2017, 5, 5270 - 5279. DOI: 10.1016/j.jece.2017.10.003

Padilla, J.; Melendez, J.; Barrera, L.A.; Wu, Y.; Ventura, K.; M. Veleta, J.; Islam, Md; A. Chavez, C.; Sai, K.K.; Villagran, D.; Noveron, J.C. High dispersions of carbon nanotubes on cotton-cellulose benzoate fibers with enhanced electrochemical generation of reactive oxygen species in water. J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 2018, 6, 1027 - 1032. DOI: 10.1016/j.jece.2017.12.002

Islam, M. T., Dominguez, N., Ahsan, Md A., Dominguez-Cisneros, H., Noveron, J.C. Sodium rhodizonate induced formation of gold nanoparticles supported on cellulose fibers for catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol and organic dyes. J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 2017, 5, 4185 - 4193. DOI: 10.1016/j.jece.2017.08.017

Tasnim, N., Nair, B.G., Sai Krishna, K., Kalagara, S., Narayan, M., Noveron, J.C., Joddar, B. Frontiers in Nano-therapeutics. Springer, 2017. ISBN# 978-981-10-3283-7

Hoejin K.; Torres, F.; Islam, Md; Md Didarul; A. Chavez, L.; A. Garcia R., Carlos; R. Wilburn, Bethany; M. Stewart, C.; C. Noveron, J.C.; Tseng, B.; Lin, Y. Increased piezoelectric response in functional nanocomposites through multiwall carbon nanotube interface and fused-deposition modeling three-dimensional printing. Materials Research Society Communications. 2017, 7, 960 - 966.DOI:10.1557/mrc.2017.126

Kim, H.; Shuvo, M. A. I.; Karim, H.; Noveron, J.C.; Tseng, T.; Lin, Y. Synthesis and characterization of CeO2 nanoparticles on porous carbon for Li-ion battery. Materials Research Society Advances, 2017, 3299 – 3307. DOI: 10.1557/adv.2017.443

Kim, H.; Shuvo, M. A. I.; Karim, H.; Nandasiri, M. I.; Schwarz, A.M.; Vijayakumar, A. M. S.;Noveron, J.C.; Tseng, T.; Lin, Y. Porous Carbon/CeO2 Nanoparticles Hybrid Material for High- Capacity Super-Capacitors. Materials Research Society Advances, 2017, 2471 - 2480. DOI: 10.1557/adv.2017.420

Pal, S.; Islam, T.; Moore, J.T., Reyes, J.; Pardo, A.; Varela-Ramirez, A.; Noveron, J.C. Self-assembly of a novel Cu(II) coordination complex forms metallo-vesicles that are able to transfect mammalian cells.New Journal of Chemistry, 2017, 41, 11230 - 11237. DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ02161E

Islam, Md. Tariqul, Padilla, J. E. Dominguez, N., Alvarado, D. C., Alam, Md S., Cooke, P., Tecklenburg, M.M. J., Noveron, J.C. Green synthesis of gold nanoparticles reduced and stabilized by squaric acid and supported on cellulose fibers for the catalytic reduction of 4- nitrophenol in water.Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, 2016, 6, 91185 - 91191. DOI: 10.1039/C6RA17480A

Islam, Md. T., Molugu, S. K.; Cooke, P. H.; Noveron, J.C. Fullerene stabilized gold nanoparticles. New Journal of Chemistry, 2015, 39, 5923 - 5926. DOI: 10.1039/C5NJ01367D

Karin, H.; Shuvo, M. A. I.; Islam, Md T.; Rodriguez, G.; Sandoval, A.; Nandasiri, M.; Schwarz, A.M.; Devaraj, A.; Noveron, J.C.; Lin, Y. Porous carbon/CeO2 composites for Li-ion battery application. Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems Proc. SPIE 9439, 2015, 94390I-1 - 94390I-6.DOI: 10.1117/12.2084293

Karin, H.; Shuvo, M. A. I.; Islam, Md T.; Rodriguez, G.; Sandoval, A.; Nandasiri, M.; Schwarz, A.M.; Devaraj, A.; Noveron, J.C.; Lin, Y. High-performance Porous Carbon/CeO2 Nanoparticles Hybrid Super-capacitors for Energy Storage. Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems,Proc. SPIE 9439, 2015, 94390H1 - 94390H8.DOI: 10.1117/12.2084267

Shuvo, M. A. I.; Rodriguez, G.; Islam, Md T.; Karim, H.; Ramabadran, N.; Noveron, J.; Lin, Y. Microwave exfoliated graphene oxide/TiO2 nanowire hybrid for high performance lithium ion battery.Journal of Applied Physics, 2015, 118, 125102-1 - 125102-5. DOI: 10.1063/1.4931380

Bugarin, A.; Martinez, L.;Cooke, P.; Islam, T.; Noveron, J. Solid-phase organic synthesis of 2- tridecanyl-1,4-naphthoquinone and2-tridecanyl-1,4-naphthodiol that form redox-active micelles and vesicles. Bioorganic Chemistry, 2014, 56, 62 - 66.DOI: 10.1016/j.bioorg.2014.06.005

Padilla, J.; Calderon, F.J.; Acosta-Martinez, V.; Pelt, S.V.; Gardner, T.; Baddock, M.; Zobeck, T.M.; Noveron, J.C. Diffuse-reflectance mid-infrared spectroscopy reveals chemical differences in soil organic matter carried in different size wind eroded sediments. Aeolian Research, 2014, 15, 193 – 201. DOI: 10.1016/j.aeolia.2014.06.003

Pietraß, T., Campa- Cruz, I., Kombarakkaran, J., Suman, S. Atta, A.M.; Noveron, J. Hydrogen Physisorption in Cu(II) Metallacyles. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2010, 114, 21371 - 2137. DOI: 10.1021/jp104544r

Kombarakkaran, J.; Helgesen, M.; Shen, K.; Pietraß, T.; Noveron, J.C. Hydrogen Storagein Dinuclear Pt(II) Metallacycles. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2009, 34, 5704 - 5709 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2009.05.018.

Summers, D.; Noveron J.C.; Basa, R.C. Energy Transduction Inside of Amphiphilic Vesicles. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, 2009; 39, 127 – 140. DOI: 10.1007/s11084-009-9160-y

Porta, B.; Khamsi, J.; Noveron, J.C. Metallomesogens: Supramolecular Design via Alkyl-rich Metal Complexes. Current Organic Chemistry, 2008, 12, 1298 - 1321. DOI:10.2174/138527208785909565

Mukherjee, Partha S.; Lopez, N. Arif, A. M.; Cervantes-Lee, F.; Noveron J.C. Single-crystal to single-crystal phase transitions of bis(N-phenylisonicotinamide) silver(I) nitrate reveal cooperativity properties in porous molecular materials. Chemical Communications, 2007, 1433 - 1435. DOI: 10.1039/B616502H

Campa-Cruz, I.; Arzola, A.; Santiago, L.; Parson, J. G.; Varela-Ramirez, A.; Aguilera, R.; Noveron J.C. A novel class of metal-directed supramolecular DNA-delivery systems. Chemical Communications, 2007, 2944 -2946. DOI: 10.1039/B703201C

Lopez, N.; Vos, T. E.; Arif, A. M.; Miller, J. S.; Noveron, J.C. Structure and Magnetic Properties of a Hydroxo-Bridged Copper(II) Distorted Cubane Stabilized via Supramolecular Hydrogen Bonding with an Ionic Hexafluoroacetylacetonate. Inorganic Chemistry, 2006; 45, 4325 - 4327. DOI: 10.1021/ic060167e

Chatterjee, B.; Noveron, J.C.; Resendiz, M.; Parker, D.; Cinke, M.; Nguyen, C. V.; Stang, P. J. Self-Assembly of Flexible Supramolecular Metallacyclic Ensembles: Structure and Sorption Properties of Their Nanoporous Crystalline Frameworks. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2004, 126, 10645 - 10656. DOI: 10.1021/ja0388919

Resendiz, M.; Noveron, J. C.; Stang, P. J.A Self-assembled Supramolecular Optical Sensor for Ni(II), Cr(II), and Cd(II). Organic Letters, 2003; 6, 651 - 653.DOI: 10.1021/ol035587b

Publications prior to coming to UTEP


Noveron, J.C.; Chatterjee, B.; Arif, A. M.; Stang, P. J.Thermally stable porous supramolecular frameworks based on the metal and π–π stacking directed self‐assembly of 2,6‐pyridyldicarboxylic acid bis‐4‐pyridylamide Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, 2003; 16, 420 - 425. DOI: 10.1002/poc.604

Noveron, J.C.; Chatterjee, B.; Arif, A. M.; Stang, P. J.Optical Sensing of Small Hydroxyl-Containing Molecules in New Crystalline Lamellar Arrays of Co(II) and N-(4-Pyridyl)benzamide. Chemistry of Materials, 2003; 15, 372 – 374.DOI: 10.1021/cm025643n

Tyler, L. A.; Noveron, J. C.; Olmstead, M. M.; Mascharak, P. K.Modulation of the pKa of Metal-Bound Water via Oxidation of Thiolato Sulfur in Model Complexes of Co(III) Containing Nitrile Hydratase: Insight into Possible Effect of Cysteine Oxidation in Co−Nitrile Hydratase. Inorganic Chemistry, 2003; 42, 5751 - 5761. DOI: 10.1021/ic030088s

Noveron, J.C.; Lah, M. S.; Del Sesto, R. E.; Arif, A. M.; Miller, J. S.; Stang, P. J.; Engineering the Structure and Magnetic Properties of Crystalline Solids via the MetalDirected Self-Assembly of a Versatile Molecular Building Unit. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2002; 124, 6613 - 6625. DOI: 10.1021/ja0200241

Noveron, J.C.; Olmstead, M. M.; Mascharak, P. K.A Synthetic Analogue of the Active Site of Fe-containing Nitrile Hydratase with Carboxamido N and Thiolato S as Donors: Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivities. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2001; 123, 3247 - 3247. DOI: 10.1021/ja001253v

Tyler, L. A.; Noveron, J. C.; Olmstead, M. M.; Mascharak, P. K.Co(III) Complexes with Coordinated Carboxamido Nitrogens and Thiolato Sulfurs as Models for Co-Containing Nitrile Hydratase and Their Conversion to the Corresponding Sulfinato Species. Inorganic Chemistry, 2000; 39, 357 - 362. DOI: 10.1021/ic990794m

Noveron, J.C.; Olmstead, M. M.; Mascharak, P. K. Co(III) Complexes with Carboxamido N and Thiolato S Donor Centers: Models for the Active Site of Co-Containing Nitrile Hydratases. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1999; 121, 3553 - 3554. DOI: 10.1021/ja9833523

Tyler, L. A.; Noveron, J. C.; Olmstead, M. M.; Mascharak, P. K. Oxidation of Metal-Bound Thiolato Sulfur Centers in Fe(III) and Co(III) Complexes with Carboxamido Nitrogens and Thiolato Sulfurs as Donors: Relevance to the Active Sites of Nitrile Hydratases. Inorganic Chemistry, 1999; 38, 616 – 617. DOI: 10.1021/ic980884b

Noveron, J. C.; Herradora, R.; Olmstead M. M.; Mascharak, P. K. Low-spin iron(III) complexes with N,S coordination: syntheses, structures, and properties of bis(N-2-mercaptophenyl-2'-pyridylmethyleniminato)iron(III) tetraphenylborate and bis(N-2-mercapto-2-methylpropyl-2'-pyridylmethyleniminato)iron(III) tetraphenylborate. Inorganic Chimica Acta, 1999; 285, 269 - 276. DOI: 10.1016/S0020-1693(98)00354-5

Noveron, J.C.; Olmstead, M. M.; Mascharak, P. K. Effect of Carboxamido N Coordination to Iron on the Redox Potential of Low-Spin Non-Heme Iron Centers with N,S Coordination: Relevance to the Iron Site of Nitrile Hydratase. Inorganic Chemistry, 1998; 37, 1138 - 1139.DOI: 10.1021/ic971388a

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Texas at El Paso

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