(87) San, K. A.; Shon, Y.-S. Synthesis of Alkanethiolate-Capped Metal NanoparticlesUsing Alkyl Thiosulfate Ligand Precursors: A Method to Generate PromisingReagents for Selective Catalysis. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 346.

(86) Shon, Y.-S. Partially Poisoned Pd Nanoparticles for Selective Hydrogenation and/or Isomerization of Olefins. TechConnect Briefs: Materials for Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability 2018, 1-4.

(85) Chuang, S.; Shon, Y.-S.; Narayanaswami, V. Apolipoprotein E3 Mediated Cellular Uptake of Reconstituted High Density Lipoprotein Bearing Core 3, 10, or 17 nm Hydrophobic Gold Nanoparticles. Int. J. Nanomedicine 2017, 12, 8495-8510.

(84) Chen, T.-A.; Shon, Y.-S. Alkanethioate-Capped Palladium Nanoparticle for Selective Catalytic Hydrogenation of Dienes and Trienes. Catal. Sci. Technol. 2017, 7, 4823-4829.

(83) Maung, M. S.; Shon, Y.-S. Effects of Noncovalent Interactions on the Catalytic Activity of Unsupported Colloidal Palladium Nanoparticles Stabilized with Thiolate Ligands. J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121, 20882-20891.

(82) San, K. A.; Chen, V.; Shon, Y.-S. Preparation of Partially Poisoned Alkanethiolate-Capped Platinumnanoparticles for Selective Hydrogenation of Activated Terminal Alkynes. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 9823-9832.

(81) Chen, V.; Pan, H.; Jacobs, R.; Derakhshan, S.; Shon, Y.-S. Influence of Graphene Oxide Supports onSolution-Phase Catalysis of Thiolate-Protected Palladium Nanoparticles inWater. New J. Chem. 2017, 41, 177-183.

(80) Maung, M. M.; Dinh, T.; Salazar, C.; Shon, Y.-S. Unsupported Colloidal PalladiumNanoparticles for Biphasic Hydrogenation and Isomerization of HydrophobicAllylic Alcohols in Water. Colloids Surf., A. 2017, 513, 367-372.

(79) Zhu, J. S.; Shon, Y.-S. Mechanistic Interpretation of Selective Catalytic Hydrogenation and Isomerization of Alkenes and Dienes by Ligand Deactivated Pd Nanoparticles. Nanoscale 2015, 7, 17786-17790.

(78) Lee, M.-H.; Shon, Y.-S.; Yoon, K.-S. A Fast and Efficient UPLC-ESI-MS/MS Method for Detection, Identification and Quantitative Analysis of Bioactive Substances in Medical Herbal Extracts of Preventing Hair Loss. Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2015, 36, 2469-2476.

(77) Deol, S.; Weerasuriya, N.; Shon, Y.-S. Stability, Cytotoxicity, and Cell Uptake of Water-Soluble Dendron-ConjugatedGold Nanoparticles with 3, 12, and 17 nm Core. J. Mater. Chem. B, 2015, 3, 6071-6080.

(76) Gavia, D. J.; Shon, Y.-S. Catalytic Properties of Unsupported Palladium Nanoparticle Surfaces Capped with Small Organic Ligands. ChemCatChem 2015, 7, 892-900.

(75) Pan, H.; Low, S.; Weerasuriya, N.; Shon, Y.-S. Graphene Oxide-Promoted Reshaping and Coarsening of Gold Nanorods and Nanoparticles. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 3406-3413.

(74) Gavia, D. J.; Do, Y.; Gu, J.; Shon, Y.-S. MechanisticInsights into the Formation of Dodecanethiolate-Stabilized Magnetic IridiumNanoparticles: Thiosulfate vs Thiol Ligands. J. Phys. Chem. C2014, 118, 14548-14554.

(73) Shon, Y.-S. Metallic Nanoparticles with Monolayers: Synthetic Methods. In Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Lyshevski, S. E. Ed.; Taylor & Francis: New York, 2014, pp. 2396-2407. ISBN: 9781439892346

(72) Shon, Y.-S.; Shon, D. J.; Troung, V.; Gavia, D. J.; Torrico, R.; Abate, Y. Heat-Induced Coarsening of Layer-by-Layer Assembled Mixed Au and Pd Nanoparticles, Adv. Nano Res. 2014, 2, 57-67.

(71) Gavia, D. J.; Maung, M. S.; Shon, Y.-S. Water-Soluble Pd Nanoparticles Synthesized From ω-Carboxyl-S-alkanethiosulfae Ligand Precursors as Unimolecular Micelle Catalysts, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2013, 5, 12432-12440.

(70) Gavia, D. J.; Koeppen, J.; Sadeghmoghaddam, E.; Shon, Y.-S. Tandem Semi-hydrogenation/Isomerization of Propargyl Alcohols to Saturated Carbonyl Analogues by Dodecanethiolate-Capped Palladium Nanoparticle Catalysts, RSC Adv. 2013, 3, 13642-13645.

(69) Gavia, D.; Shon, Y.-S. Controlling Surface Ligand Density and Core Size of Alkanethiolate-Capped P Nanoparticle and Their Effects on Catalysis, Langmuir 2012, 28, 14502-14508.

(68) Sadeghmoghaddam, E.; Gu, H.; Shon, Y.-S., Pd Nanoparticle-Catalyzed Isomerization vs. Hydrogenation of Allyl Alcohol: Solvent-Dependent Regioselectivity, ACS Catal. 2012, 2, 1838-1845.

(67) Vaccarello, P.; Tran, L.; Meinen, J.; Kwon, C.; Abate, Y.; Shon, Y.-S. Characterization of Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Transducers Produced from Au25 Nanoparticle Multilayers, Colloids and Surfaces: A 2012, 402, 146-151.

(66) Nuño, Z.; Hessler, B.; Dunlap, T.; Shon, Y.-S.; Abate, Y. Nanoscale Near-Field Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging of Silica-Shell/Gold-Core and Pure Silica Nanoparticles, J. Nanopart. Res. 2012, 14:766.

(65) Nuño, Z.; Hessler, B.; Ochoa, J.; Shon, Y.-S.; Bonney, C.; Abate, Y. Nanoscale Subsurface- and Material-Specific Identification of Single Nanoparticles, Optics Express 2011, 19, 20865-20875.

(64) Sadeghmoghaddam, E.; Gaieb, K.; Shon, Y.-S. Catalytic Isomerization of Allyl Alcohols to Carbonyl Compounds using Poisoned Pd Nanoparticles, Applied Catalysis A: General 2011, 405, 137-141.

(63) Shon, Y.-S.; Aquino, M.; Pham, T. V.; Rave, D.; Ramirez, M.; Lin, K.; Vaccarello, P.; Lopez, G.; Gredig, T.; Kwon, C. Stability and Morphology of Gold Nanoisland Arrays Generated from Layer-by-Layer Assembled Nanoparticle Multilayer Films: Effects of Heating Temperature and Particle Size, J. Phys. Chem. C 2011, 115, 10597-10605.

(62) Sadeghmoghaddam, E.; Lam, C.; Choi, D.; Shon, Y.-S. Synthesis and Catalytic Property of Alkanethiolate-Protected Pd Nanoparticles Generated from Sodium S-Dodecylthiosulfate, J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 307-312. (Feature Article)

(61) Nuno, Z.; Hessler, B.; Ochoa, J.; Shon, Y.-S.; Bonney, C.; Abate, Y. Near-Field Infrared Nanoscopy of Phonon Resonant Silica and Silica-Coated Au Nanoparticles. NSTI-NanoTech, 2011, 1, 840.

(60) Adaligil, E.; Shon, Y.-S.; Slowinski, K. Effect of Headgroup on Electrical Conductivity of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Mercury: n-Alkanethiols vs. n-Alkaneselenols, Langmuir 2010, 26, 1570-1573.

(59) Choi, H. Y.; Guerrero, M. S.; Aquino, M.; Kwon, C.; Shon, Y.-S. Preparation of Gold Nanoisland Arrays from Layer-by-Layer Assembled Nanoparticle Multilayer Films, Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2010, 31, 291-297.

(58) Shon, Y.-S. Nanoparticle-Cored Dendrimers and Hyperbranched Polymers: Synthesis, Property, and Applications, In Advanced Nanomaterials, Geckeler, K. E., Nishide, H. Eds.; Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, 2010; pp 743-766. ISBN-10: 3-527-31794-5 (Invited review)

(57) Dinh, T.; Shon, Y.-S. Direct Assembly of Photosensitive C60-Gold Nanoparticle Hybrid Films, ACS Applied Mater. & Interfaces 2009, 1, 2699-2702.

(56) Shon, Y.-S.; Chuc, S.; Voundi, P. Stability of Tetraoctylammonium Bromide-Capped Gold Nanoparticles : Effects of Anion Treatments, Colloids and Surface: A 2009, 352, 12-17.

(55) Shon, Y.-S. Choi, H. Y.; Guerrero, M. S.; Kwon, C. Preparation of Nanostructured Film Arrays for Transmission Localized Surface Plasmon Sensing, Plasmonics 2009, 4, 95-105.

(54) Shon, Y.-S. Choi, H. Y.; Guerrero, M. S.; Kwon, C. Preparation of gold nanoisland arrays from polymer-nanoparticle multilayer films. Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, 2008, 99, 208-209.

(53) Shon, Y.-S.; Choi, D.; Dare, J.; Dinh, T. Synthesis of Nanoparticle-Cored Dendrimers by Convergent Dendritic Functionalization of Monolayer-Protected Nanoparticles, Langmuir 2008, 24, 6924-6931.

(52) Choo, H.; Isaacs, S. R.; Small, A.; Parmley, S.; Shon, Y.-S. Chemical and Heating Treatments of Ionic Monolayer-Protected Clusters (IMPCs) with Different Surface Counter Anions. J. Colloid Interface Sci.2007, 316, 66-71.

(51) Shon, Y.-S.; Choi, D. Dendritic Functionalization of Metal Nanoparticles for Nanoparticle-Cored Dendrimers. Current Nanoscience 2007, 3, 245-254. (invited review)

(50) Fonticelli, M.; Corthey, G.; Benitez, G.; Salvarezza, R. C.; Giovanetti, L. J.; Requejo, F. G.; Shon, Y.-S. Preparation of Ultrathin Thiolate-Covered Bimetallic Systems: From Extended Planar to Curved Nanoparticle surfaces, J. Phys. Chem. C. 2007, 111, 9359-9364.

(49) Grumelli, D.; Vericat, C.; Benitez, G.; Vela, M. E.; Salvarezza, R. C.; Giovanetti, L. J.; Ramallo-López, J. M.; Requejo, F. G.; Craievich, A. F.; Shon, Y.-S. Thiolate-Capped Gold Nanoparticles on Graphite: Spontaneous Adsorption and Electrochemically Induced Release. J. Phys. Chem. C 2007, 111, 7179-7184.

(48) Cutler, E. C.; Lundin, E.; Garabato, B. D.; Choi, D.; Shon, Y.-S. Dendritic Functionalization of Monolayer-Protected Gold Nanoparticles. Mater. Res. Bull. 2007, 42, 1178-1185.

(47) Ramallo-López, J. M.; Giovanetti, L. J.; Requejo, F. G.; Isaacs, S. R.; Shon, Y.-S.; Salmeron, M. Molecular Conformation Changes in Alkylthiols Ligands As a Function of Size in Gold Nanoparticles. Phys. Rev. B. 2006, 73, 073410.

(46) Ko, W.-B.; Yun, J.-M.; Jo, S.-W.; Shon, Y.-S. Ultrasonic, Chemical Stability and Preparation of Self-Assembled Fullerene[C60]-Gold Nanoparticle Films. Ultrasonics 2006, 44, e363-e366.

(45) Shon, Y.-S.; Choi, D. A Route to Redox-Active Nanoparticle-Cored Dendrimers: Post-Encapsulation of Ferrocene. Chem. Lett. 2006, 35, 644-645.

(44) Kim, S. H.; Hwang, S.; Shon, Y.-S.; Ogletree, D. F.; Salmeron, M. Electronic Interactions Between Gold Nanoclusters in Constrained Geometries. Phys. Rev. B 2006, 73, 155406.

(43) Isaacs, S. R.; Choo, H.; Ko, W.-B.; Shon, Y.-S. Chemical, Thermal, and Ultrasonic Stability of Hybrid Nanoparticles and Nanoparticle Multilayer Films. Chem. Mater. 2006, 18, 107-114.

(42) Ko, W.-B.; Shon, Y.-S. Ultrasonic, Chemical Stability and Preparation of Self-Assembled Fullerene[C70]-Gold Nanoparticle Films. Elastomers 2005, 40, 272-276.

(41) Liu, H.; Mun, B. S.; Thornton, G.; Isaacs, S. R.; Shon, Y.-S.; Ogletree, D. F.; Salmeron, M. Electronic Structure of Ensembles of Gold Nanoparticles: Size and Proximity Effects. Phys. Rev. B 2005, 72, 155430.

(40) Choi, D.; Chinn, L. E.; Shon, Y.-S. Convergent Synthesis of Dendron-Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles. Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, 2005, 93, 739-740.

(39) Ko, W. B.; Shon, Y.-S. Synthesis of Fullerene-Derivatives Under Non-Classical Conditions; Ultrasonic, Microwave and Self-Assembled Fullerene-Gold Nanoparticle Films. Proceedings of Papers of Annual Conference on Carbon, 2005.

(38) Ahn, J. H.; Shon, Y.-S.; Ko, W. B. Chemical and Ultrasonic Stability of Self-Assembled Fullerene [C70] – Gold Nanoparticle Films. Proceedings of Papers of Annual Conference on Carbon, 2005.

(37) Isaacs, S. R.; Cutler, E. C.; Park, J.-S.; Lee, T. R.; Shon, Y.-S. Synthesis of Tetraoctylammonium-Protected Gold Nanoparticles with Improved Stability. Langmuir 2005, 21, 5689-5692.

(36) Park, J.-S.; Vo, A. N.; Barriet, D.; Shon, Y.-S.; Lee, T. R. Systematic Control of the Packing Density of Self-Assembled Monolayers Using Bidentate and Tridentate Chelating Alkanethiols. Langmuir 2005, 21, 2902-2911.

(35) Shon, Y.-S. Metal Nanoparticles Protected with Monolayers: Synthetic Methods. In Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Schwarz, J. A., Ed.; Marcel Dekker: New York, 2004; pp 1-11. (Invited review)

(34) Deng, F.; Yang, Y.; Hwang, S.; Shon, Y.-S.; Chen, S. Fullerene-Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles: Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Properties. Anal. Chem. 2004, 76, 6102-6107.

(33) Shon, Y.-S.; Cutler, E. Aqueous Synthesis of Alkanethiolate-Protected Ag Metal Nanoparticles using Bunte Salts. Langmuir 2004, 20, 6626-6630.

(32) Shon, Y.-S.; Cutler, E. C.; Chinn, L. E.; Garabato, B. D. Nanoparticle-Cored Dendrimers Synthesized from Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles. Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, 2004, 91, 1068.

(31) Shon, Y.-S.; Choo, H. Organic Reactions of Monolayer-Protected Metal Nanoparticles. In Dendrimers and Nanosciences, Astruc, D., Ed. C. R. Chime, Paris, 2003, 6, pp 1009-1018.

(30) Choo, H.; Cutler, E.; Shon, Y.-S. Synthesis of Mixed Monolayer-Protected Gold Clusters from Thiol Mixtures: Variation in the Tail Group, Chain Length, and Solvent. Langmuir 2003, 19, 8555-8559.

(29) Zhang, J.; Wang, G.; Shon, Y.-S.; Zhou, O.; Superfine, R.; Murray, R. W. Interactoins of Small Molecules and Au Nanoparticles with Solubilized Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes. J. Phys. Chem. B 2003, 107, 3726.

(28) Shon, Y.-S.; Choo, H. [60]Fullerene-Linked Gold Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Layer-by-Layer Growth on a Solid Surface. Chem. Commun. 2002, 2560-2561.

(27) Shon, Y.-S.; Dawson, B.; Porter, M.; Murray, R. W. Monolayer-Protected Bimetal Cluster Synthesis by Core Metal Galvanic Exchange Reaction. Langmuir 2002, 18, 3880-3885.

(26) Hicks, J. F.; Shon, Y.-S.; Murray, R. W. Layer-by-Layer Growth of Polymer/Nanoparticle Films Containing Monolayer Protected Gold Clusters. Langmuir 2002, 18, 2288-2294.

(25) Shon, Y.-S.; Mazzitelli, C.; Murray, R. W. Unsymmetrical Disulfides and Thiol Mixtures Produce Different Mixed Monolayer-Protected Gold Clusters. Langmuir 2001, 17, 7735-7741.

(24) Shon, Y.-S.; Wuelfing, W. P.; Murray, R. W. Water Soluble, Sulfonic Acid-Functionalized, Monolayer-protected Nanoparticles and An Ionically Conductive Molten Salt Containing Them. Langmuir 2001, 17, 1255-1261.

(23) Lee, S.; Puck, A.; Graupe, M.; Colorado, R. Jr.; Shon, Y.-S.; Lee, T. R.; Perry, S. S. Structure, Wettability, and Frictional Properties of Phenyl-terminated SAMs. Langmuir 2001, 17, 7364-7370.

(22) Perry, S. S.; Lee, S.; Shon, Y.-S.; Colorado, R., Jr.; Lee, T. R. The Relationship between Interfacial Friction and the Conformational Order of Organic Thin Films. Tribology Letters 2001, 10, 81-87.

(21) Shon, Y.-S.; Lee, T. R. Desorption and Exchange of Self-Assembled Monolayers Generated from Chelating Alkanedithiols. J. Phys. Chem. B 2000, 104, 8192-8200.

(20) Shon, Y.-S.; Lee, T. R. A Steady State Kinetic Model Can Be Used to Describe the Growth of Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) on Gold. J. Phys. Chem. B 2000, 104, 8182-8191.

(19) Shon, Y.-S.; Lee, S.; Colorado, R., Jr.; Perry, S. S.; Lee, T. R. Spiroalkanedithiol-Based SAMs Reveal Unique Insight into the Wettabilities and Frictional Properties of Organic Thin Films. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2000, 122, 7556-7563.

(18) Shon, Y.-S.; Gross, S. M.; Dawson, B.; Porter, M.; Murray, R. W. Alkanethiolate Protected Gold Clusters Generated from Sodium S-dodecylthiosulfate (Bunte Salts). Langmuir 2000, 16, 6555-6561.

(17) Lee, S.; Shon, Y.-S.; Colorado, R., Jr.; Grenard, R. L.; Lee, T. R.; Perry, S. S. The Influence of Packing Densities and Surface Order on the Frictional Properties of Alkanethiol Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) on Gold: A Comparison of SAMs Derived from Normal and Spiroalkanedithiols. Langmuir 2000, 16, 2220-2224.

(16) Shon, Y.-S.; Lee, S.; Perry, S. S.; Lee, T. R. The Adsorption of Unsymmetrical Spiroalkanedithiols onto Gold Affords Homogeneously Mixed Multi-Component Interfaces. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 1278-1281.

(15) Shon, Y.-S.; Colorado, R. Jr.; Williams, C. T.; Bain, C. D.; Lee, T. R. Low Density Self-Assembled Monolayers Derived from 2-Monoalkyl-propane-1,3-dithiols. Langmuir 2000, 16, 541-548.

(14) Lee, S.; Shon, Y.-S.; Lee, T. R.; Perry, S. S. Structural Characterization and Frictional Properties of C60-Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayers on Au(111). Thin Solid Films 2000, 358, 152-158.

(13) Kelly, K. F.; Shon, Y.-S.; Lee, T. R.; Halas, N. J. Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Dialkyl Disulfide Fullerenes Inserted into Alkanethiolate SAMs. J. Phys. Chem. B 1999, 103, 8639-8642.

(12) Shon, Y.-S.; Kelly, K. F.; Halas, N. J.; Lee, T. R. Fullerene-Terminated Alkanethiolate SAMs on Gold Generated from Unsymmetrical Disulfides, Langmuir 1999, 15, 5329-5332.

(11) Shon, Y.-S.; Lee, T. R. Chelating Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold Generated from Spiroalkanedithiols. Langmuir 1999, 15, 1136-1140.

(10) Shon, Y.-S.; Garg, N.; Colorado, Jr., R.; Villazana, R. J.; Lee, T. R. Self-Assembled Monolayers Derived from Bidentate Organosulfur Adsorbates. Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1999, 576, 183-188.

(9) Liu, J.; Rinzler, A. G.; Dai, H.; Hafner,J. H.; Bradley, R. K.; Boul, P. J.; Lu, A.; Iverson, T.; Shelimov, K.; Huffman, C. B.; Rodriguez-Macias, F.; Shon, Y.-S.; Lee, T. R.; Colbert, R. E.; Smalley, R. E. Fullerene Pipes. Science 1998, 280, 1253-1256.

(8) Shon, Y.-S.; Lee, T. R. Catalytic Ring-Closing Olefin Metathesis of Sulfur-Containing Species: Heteroatom and Other Effects. Tetrahedron Lett. 1997, 38, 1283-1286.

(7) Yoon, N. M.; Choi, J.; Shon, Y. S. Reduction of Azides to Amines with Borohydride Exchange Resin-Nickel Acetate. Syn. Commun. 1993, 23, 3047-3053.

(6) Yoon, N. M.; Shon, Y. S.; Ahn, J. H.; An, J. W. Aldehyde Syntheses from Carboxylic Acid Esters with Sodium Diethyldihexylaminohydroaluminate. Bull. Kor. Chem. Soc. 1993, 14, 522-523.

(5) Yoon, N. M.; Ahn, J. H.; An, D. K.; Shon, Y. S. Sodium Diethyl-piperidinohydroaluminate, a New Selective Reducing Agent. J. Org. Chem. 1993, 58, 1941-1944.

(4) Yoon, N. M.; Shon, Y. S.; Ahn, J. H. Reaction of Sodium Diethyl-dihydrolaluminate with Selected Organic Compounds Containing Representative Functional Groups. Bull. Kor. Chem. Soc. 1992, 13, 199-207.


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(2) Shon, Y.-S. Synthesis and Study of Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) on Gold Generated from Chelating Alkanedithiols. 1999, The University of Houston, TX, USA.

(1) Shon, Y.-S. Reaction of Sodium Diethyldihydroaluminate with Selected Organic Compounds Containing Representative Functional Groups. 1993, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea.