Publications–Most recent publications are first.

  1. Caballero, L.C.; Brindle, J.S.; Ramey, N.; Sufyan, S.A.; Mohanty, S.K.; Nigra, M.M.; “Synthesis of TiO2 Nanotube Arrays on 3D-Printed Structures for Application as Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Catalysts” J. Mater. Chem. A 2024, DOI:
  2. Charde, R.P.; van Devener, B.; Nigra, M.M.; “Surfactant- and ligand-free synthesis of platinum nanoparticles in aqueous solution for catalytic applications” Catalysts 2023, 13, 246. DOI: (open access)
  3. Sufyan, S.A.; van Devener, B.; Perez, P.; Nigra, M.M.; “Electronic Tuning of Gold Nanoparticle Active Sites for Reduction Catalysis” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2023, 15, 1210. DOI:
  4. Caballero, L.C.; Thornburg, N.E.: Nigra, M.M.; “Catalytic ammonia reforming: alternative routes to net-zero-carbon hydrogen and fuel” Chemical Science 2022, 13, 12945. DOI:  (open access)
  5. Sufyan, S.A.; van Devener, B.; Nigra M.M.; “Synthesis of Highly Accessible and Reactive Sites in Gold Nanoparticles Using Bound Bis(diphenylphosphine) Ligands” Chem. Eur. J. 2022, 28, e202202877. DOI:
  6. Brindle, J.S.; Nelson, P.S.; Charde, R.P.; Sufyan, S.A.; Nigra, M.M.; “Catalytic cooperativity between glucose oxidase and gold nanoparticles in the sequential oxidation of glucose to saccharic acid”  Green Chemistry 2022, 24, 5162. DOI:
  7. Brindle, J.; Nigra, M.M; “The role of water and copper oxide in methane oxidation using AuPd nanoparticle catalysts” Chem. Eng. J. 2022, 446, 136979. DOI:
  8. Brindle J.S.; Sufyan, S.A.; Nigra, M.M.; “Support, composition, and ligand effects in partial oxidation of benzyl alcohol using gold-copper clusters”  Catal. Sci. Technol. 2022, 12, 3846. DOI:
  9. Kapil, N.; Cardinale, F.; Weißenberger, T.; Trogadas, P.; Nijhuis, A.; Nigra, M.; Coppens, M.-O.; “Gold nanoparticles with tailored size through ligand modification for catalytic applications”  Chem. Comm. 2021, 57, 10775.  DOI: (open access)
  10. Brindle, J.; Nigra, M.M.; “Compensation Effect Exhibited by Gold Bimetallic Nanoparticles During CO Oxidation”  ACS Omega 2021, 6, 24269. DOI: (open access)
  11. Kapil, N.;  Weissenberger, T.; Cardinale, F.; Trogadas, P.; Nijhuis, T.A.; Nigra, M.M.; Coppens, M.-O.  “Precisely Engineered Supported Gold Clusters as a Stable Catalyst for Propylene Epoxidation”  Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 18185.  DOI: (open access)
  12. Agarwal, S.; Mysko, R.A.; Nigra, M.M.; Mohanty, S.; Hoepfner, M.P.  Plasmonic photocatalytic enhancement of L-cysteine self-assembled gold nanoparticle clusters for Fenton reaction catalysis”  Langmuir 2021, 37, 3281.  DOI:
  13. Perera, A.S.; Trogadas, P.; Nigra, M.M.; Yu, H.; Coppens, M.-O.  “Optimization of mesoporous titanosilicate catalysts for cyclohexene epoxidation via statistically guided synthesis”  J. Mater. Sci. 2018, 53, 7279.  DOI: 10.1007/s10853-018-2057-2
  14. Meoto, S.; Kent, N.; Nigra, M.M.; Coppens, M.-O.  “Mesostructure of Mesoporous Silica/Anodic Alumnia Hierarchical Membranes Tuned with Ethanol”  Langmuir 2017, DOI:  10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00453
  15. Meoto, S.; Kent, N.; Nigra, M.M.; Coppens, M.O. “Effect of stirring rate on the morphology of FDU-12 mesoporous silica particles”  Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2017, 249, 61.  DOI:  10.1016/j.micromeso.2017.04.045
  16. Lynch, M.M.; Liu, J.; Nigra, M.; Coppens, M.-O.  “Chaperonin-inspired pH protection by mesoporous SBA-15 on myoglobin and lysozyme”  Langmuir  2016, 32, 9604.  DOI:  10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02832
  17. Trogadas, P.;* Nigra, M.M.;* Coppens, M.-O.  “Nature-inspired optimsiation of hierarchical porous catalytic and separation processes”  New J. Chem. 2016, 40, 4016.  DOI:  10.1039/C5NJ03406J  *Equal contributions
  18. Nigra, M.M.; Katz, A.; “Cooperative catalysis on solid surfaces versus soluble molecules” Cooperative Catalysis: Designing Efficient Catalysts for Synthesis  2015, Wiley-VCH. DOI:  10.1002/9783527681020.ch12
  19. Jankolovits, J.J.; Gazit, O.M.; Nigra, M.M.; Bohling, J.; Roper, III, J.A.; Katz, A. “Single-pot encapsulation of oxide particles within a polysaccharide multilayer nanocasting” Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 2, 1400465.  DOI:  10.1002/admi.201400465
  20. Nigra, M.M.; Katz, A. “Identification of binding and reactive sites in metal cluster catalysts: Homogeneous-heterogeneous bridges” Bridging Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Catalysis, 2014, Wiley-VCH.  DOI:  10.1002/9783527675906.ch9
  21. Nigra, M.M.; Ha, J.-M.; Katz, A. “Site requirements for gold catalyzed-reduction of 4-nitrophenol using calixarene-bound gold nanoparticles” Catal. Sci. Tech. 2013, 3, 2976-2983.  Invited article in themed issue: “Gold Catalysis.”  DOI:  10.1039/C3CY00298E
  22. Nigra, M.M.; Yeh, A. J.; Okrut, A.; Yeh, S.W.; Solovyov, A.; Katz, A. “Accessible gold clusters using calix[4]arene N-heterocyclic carbene and phosphine ligands” Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 12762-12771.  Invited article in themed issue: “Precision Synthesis of Nanomaterials.”  DOI:  10.1039/C3DT50804H
  23. Nigra, M.M.; Arslan, I.; Katz, A. “Gold nanoparticle-catalyzed reduction in a model system: Quantitative determination of reactive heterogeneity of a supported nanoparticle surface”  J. Catal. 2012, 295, 115.  DOI:  10.1016/j.jcat.2012.08.001
  24. Ogino, I.; Nigra, M.M.; Hwang, S.; Ha, J.-M.; Rea, T.; Katz, A.; Zones, S.I. “Delamination of layered zeolite precursors under mild conditions: Synthesis of UCB-1 via fluoride/chloride anion-promoted exfoliation”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 3288.  DOI:  10.1021/ja111147z
  25. de Silva, N.; Ha, J.-M.; Solovyov, A.; Nigra, M.M.; Ogino, I.; Yeh, S.W.; Durkin, K.A.; Katz, A. “A bioinspired approach for controlling accessibility in calix[4]arene-bound metal cluster catalysts” Nature Chem. 2010, 2, 1062.  DOI:  10.1038/nchem.860
  26. Shukla, N.; Nigra, M.M.; Ondeck, A.D. “One-step synthesis and photoluminescence evaluation of cadmium-containing quantum dots” Nano-Micro Lett. 2012, 4, 52.  DOI:  10.1007/BF03353692
  27. Shukla, N.; Nigra, M.M.; Bartel, M.A.; Nigra, A.M.; Gellman, A.J. “Fe2O3 Shell growth on Pt nanoparticles” J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol.  2011, 11, 2480.  DOI:  10.1166/jnn.2011.3570
  28. Shukla, N.; Nigra, M.M.; Bartel, M.A.; Nuhfer, T.; Phatak, C.; Gellman, A.J. “Angle-resolved TEM Imaging of Pt Nanoparticles” Catal. Lett. 2010, 140, 85.  DOI:  10.1007/s10562-010-0454-5
  29. Shukla, N.; Nigra, M.M. “Synthesis of CdSe quantum dots with luminescence in violet region of the solar spectrum” Luminescence 2010, 25, 14. DOI:  10.1002/bio.1134
  30. Shukla, N.; Nigra, M.M.; Nufer, T.; Bartel, M.A.; Gellman, A.J. “Tailoring the shapes of FexPt100-x nanoparticles” Nanotechnology 2009, 20, 065602.  DOI:  10.1088/0957-4484/20/6/065602
  31. Shukla, N.; Nigra, M.M. “Synthesis and self-assembly of magnetic nanoparticles” Surface Science 2007, 601, 2615.  DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2006.11.074