The Achim Lab


56) "Comparative Incorporation of PNA into DNA Nanostructures" Pedersen, R.O.; Kong, J.; Achim, C.; LaBean, T.H., 2015 Molecules, 20, 17645-17658.

55) "Spin Crossover in Tetranuclear Fe(II) Complexes {[(tpma)Fe(?-CN)]4}X4
(X = ClO4–, BF4–)" Hietsoi, O.; Dunk, P.W.; Stout, H.D.; Arroyave, A.; Kovnir, K.; Irons, R.E.; Kassenova, N.; Yerkassov, R.; Achim, C.; Shatruk, M., 2014, Inorg. Chem., 53, 13070-13077.

54) "Luminescence Quenching by Photoinduced Charge Transfer between Metal
Complexes in Peptide Nucleic Acids" Yin, X., Kong, J., De Leon, A., Li, Y., Ma, Z., Wierzbinski, E., Achim, C., Waldeck, D.H. 2014, J. Phys. Chem. B, 118, 9037–9045.

53) "A Three-Step Kinetic Model for Electrochemical Charge Transfer in the
Hopping Regime" Yin, X., Wierzbinski, E., Lu, H., Bezer, S., De Leon, A. R., Davis, K.L., Achim, C., Waldeck, D.H., 2014, J. Phys. Chem. A, 118, 7579-7589.

52) "The capture of low-energy electrons by PNA versus DNA" Markus, T.Z. de Leon, A.R., Reid, D., Achim, Naaman, R., 2013, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 4, 3298–3302, DOI: 10.1021/jz401529v.

51) "Metal Complexes as Alternative Base Pairs or Triplets in Natural and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Structures" DeLeon, A., Kong, J., Achim, C., in "Metallofoldamers: Supramolecular Architectures from Helicates to Biomimetics" G. Maayan, M Albrecht (Eds.), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2013, 333-377.

50) "Charge Transfer Induced Spin Transitions", Shatruk. M. Achim. C., Dunbar, K., in "Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications", 2013, Eds. M.A. Halcrow, John Wiley & Sons, Oxford, UK, 171-202, ISBN: 978-1-1199-9867-9.

49) "The Single Molecule Conductance and Electrochemical Electron Transfer Rate Are Related by a Power Law" Wierzbinski, E., Venkatramani, R., Davis, K.L., Bezer, S., Kong, J., Xing, Y., Borguet, E., Achim, C., Beratan, D.N., Waldeck, D.H., 2013, ACSNano, 7, 5391-5401, DOI: 10.1021/nn401321k.

48) "Binding of Eu3+ to HOPO-Modified Peptide Nucleic Acids" De Leon, A.R., Olatunde, A., Morrow, J., Achim, C., 2012, Inorg. Chem. 51, 12597-12599, DOI: 10.1021/ic301790v.

47) "Heteroleptic Fe(II) Complexes of 2,2'-Biimidazole and Its Alkylated Derivatives: Spin-Crossover and Photomagnetic Behavior", Phan,H., Chakraborty,P., Chen, M., Calm, Y.M., Kovnir, K., Keniley, Jr., L.K., Hoyt, J., Knowles, E.S., Besnard, C., Meisel, M.W., Hauser, A., Achim, C., Shatruk, M. 2012 Chem- A Eur. J., 18, 15805.

46) "Influence of the Backbone on Charge Transfer in Peptide Nucleic Acid Duplexes" Wierzbinski, E.; De Leon, A.; Yin, X., Balaeff, A., Davis, K. L., Rappiredy, S.; Keinan, S.; Venkatramani, R.; Beratan, D.N.; Ly, D.H.; Achim, C., Waldeck, D.H., 2012, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 9335–9342.

45) "Influence of Incorporation of Zinc(II) to Bipyridine-Modified Peptide Nucleic Acids on their Charge Transfer Properties" Wierzbinski, E.; De Leon, A.; Davis, K.L., Bezer, S., Wolak, M.A.; R. Achim, C., Waldeck, D.H., 2012, Langmuir, 28, 1971–1981.

44) "Coordination-Driven Inversion of Handedness in Ligand-Modified PNA", Bezer, S. Rappiredy, S.; Skorik, Y.A.; Ly, D.H.; Achim, C., 2011 Inorg. Chem., 50, 11929-11937.

43) Electronic Structure of Self-Assembled Peptide Nucleic Acid Thin Films
Wolak, M.A., Balaeff, A., Gutmann, S. Helmrich, H.J., Vosloo, R., Beerbom,
M.M., Wierzbinski, E., Waldeck, D.H., Bezer, S., Achim, C., Beratan, D. N.,
Schlaf, R. 2011, J. Phys. Chem. C., 115, 17123–17135.

42) Metal Binding to Ligand-Containing PNA
Ma, Z., Skorik, Y.A., Achim, C., 2011, Inorg. Chem., 50, 6083–6092.

41) Evidence for a Near-Resonant Charge Transfer Mechanism for Double-Stranded
Peptide Nucleic Acid

Venkatramani, R. Davis, K.L., Wierzbinski, E., Bezer, S., Balaeff, A., Keinan, S., Paul, A., Kocsis, L., Beratan, D.N., Achim, C., Waldeck, D.H., 2011, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 133, 62–72.

40) The Crystal Structure of Non-Modified and Bipyridine-Modified PNA Duplexes
Yeh, J.I.; Pohl, E.; Truan, D.; He, W.; Sheldrick, G.M.; Du, S.; Achim, C., 2010, Chemistry —A Eur. J., 16, 11867-11875.

39) The Structure of a γ-Modified Peptide Nucleic Acid Duplex
He, W.; Crawford, M.J.; Madrid, M.; Gil, R.R.; Ly, D.H.; Achim, C., 2010, Molecular Biosystems, in print.

38) An Unprecedented Charge Transfer Induced Spin Transition in a Fe-Os Cluster
Hilfiger, M.G., Chen, M., Brinzari, T.V., Nocera, T.M., Shatruk, M.; Petasis, D.; Musfeldt, J.L.; Achim, C., Dunbar, K.R. 2010, Angew. Chem., Intl. Ed., Hot Article, 49, 1410-3. (download article pdf)

37) The Effect of Metal Coordination on Ligand-Modified PNA Duplexes
Achim, C.; Ma, Z., Polymer Preprints, 2009.

36) Distance Dependence of the Charge Transfer Rate for Peptide Nucleic Acid Monolayers
Paul, A.; Watson, R. M.; Wierzbinski, E.; Davis, K.L.; Sha, A.; Achim, C.; Waldeck, D.H., J. Phys. Chem. B, 2009, ASAP. (download article pdf)

35) Hybrid Inorganic — Peptide Nucleic Acid Molecules
Achim, C., Rev. Roum. Chim. 2009, in press. (download article pdf)

34) Role of Nucleobase Energetics in Single Stranded Peptide Nucleic Acid Charge Transfer
Paul, A.; Bezer, S.; Venkatramani, R.; Kocsis, L.; Wierzbinski, E.; Balaeff, A.; Keinan, S.; Beratan, D.N.; Achim, C.; Waldeck, D.H., J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2009, 131, 6498-6507. (download article pdf)

33) Peptide Nucleic Acids
Achim, C.; Armitage, B. A.; Ly, D. H.; Schneider, J. W. in Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology, Ed. Begley, Tadhg P 2009, 3, 588-597,Wiley: Hoboken, NJ.

32) Solution Structure of a Peptide Nucleic Acid from NMR Data: Features and Limitations
He, W.; Hatcher, E.; Balaeff, A.; Beratan, D.; Madrid, M.; Gil, R.; Achim, C. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 13264-13273. (download article pdf)

31) Charge Transfer through Single Stranded Peptide Nucleic Acid Composed of Thymine Nucleotides
Paul, A.; Watson, R.M.; Lund, P.; Xing, Y.; Burke, K.; He, Y.; Borguet, E.; Achim, C.; Waldeck, W.H., J. Phys. Chem. B, 2008, 112, 7233-7240. (download article pdf)

30) Metal-Containing Nucleic Acid Structures Based on Synergetic Hydrogen Bonding and Metal Coordination
He, W.; Franzini, R.M.; Achim, C. Progr. Inorg. Chem., 2007, 55, 545-612.

29) Properties of Prussian Blue Materials Manifested in Molecular Complexes: Observation of Cyanide Linkage Isomerism and Spin-Crossover Behavior in Pentanuclear Cyanide Clusters.
Shatruk, M.; Dragulescu-Andrasi, A.; Chambers, K. E.; Stoian, S. A.; Bominaar, E. L.; Achim, C.; Dunbar, K. R. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129(19), 6104-6116.
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28) Metal Binding to Bipyridine-Modified PNA Duplexes
Franzini R.M.; Watson, R.M.; Patra, G.K.; Breece, R.M.; Tierney, D. L.; Hendrich, M. P.; Achim, C. Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45(18), 9798-9811.
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27) Influence of Metal Coordination on the Mismatch Tolerance of Ligand-Modified PNA Duplexes
Watson, R.M.; Skorik, Y.; Patra, G.K.; Achim, C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127(18), 14628-14639.
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26) A Charge-Transfer-Induced Spin Transition in a Discrete Complex: The Role of Extrinsic Factors in Stabilizing Three Electronic Isomeric Forms of a Cyanide-Bridged Co/Fe Cluster.
Berlinguette, Curtis P.; Dragulescu-Andrasi, Alina; Sieber, Andreas; Guedel, Hans-Ulrich; Achim, Catalina; Dunbar, Kim R. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127(18), 6766-6779.
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25) "A Charge-Transfer-Induced Spin Transition in the Discrete Cyanide-Bridged Complex {[Co(tmphen)2]3[Fe(CN)6]2} Berlinguette, C. P.; Dragulescu-Andrasi, A.; Sieber, A.; Galan-Mascaros, J. R.; Gudel, H.-U.; Achim, C.; Dunbar, K. R. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 6222-6223.

24) "Magnetism" Achim, C. in Chemistry: Foundations and Applications,  Ed. Joseph J. Lagowski, 2004, 4 vols., New York: Macmillan Reference USA.

23) "Metal Incorporation in Modified Peptide Nucleic Acids" Franzini R.; Watson, R. M.; Patra, G.K.; Popescu, D. L.; Achim, C. Polymer Preprints, 2004, 45, 337-338.

22) “Metal Ion Incorporation in PNA Duplexes” Popescu, D.; Parolin, T.; Achim, C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003; 125 (21); 6354-6355. (download article pdf)

21) “Biochemical, Mössbauer and EPR Studies of the Diiron Cluster of Phenol Hydroxylase from Pseudomonas sp. strain CF 600” Cadieux, E.; Vrajmasu, V.; Achim, C.; Powlowski, J.; Münck, E. Biochemistry, 2002, 41, 10680-10691. (download article pdf)

20) “High-Nuclearity Sulfide-Rich Molybdenum-Iron-Sulfur Clusters: Reevaluation and Extension” Zhou, H.-C.; Su, W.; Achim, C.; Venkateswara Rao, P.; R. H. Holm Inorg. Chem. 2002, 41, 3191-3201. (download article pdf)

19) “Molybdenum-Iron-Sulfur Clusters of Nuclearities Eight and Sixteen, Including a Topological Analogue of the P-Cluster of Nitrogenase” Osterloh, F.; Achim, C.; Holm, R. H. Inorg. Chem., 2001, 40, 224-232. (download article pdf)

18) “Influence of Extrinsic Factors on Electron Transfer in a Mixed-Valence Fe2+/Fe3+ Complex: Experimental Results and Theoretical Considerations” Achim, C.; Bominaar, E. L.; Münck, E.; Holm, R.H. Inorg. Chem. 2001, 40, 4389-4403. (download article pdf)

17) “Reduced Mono-, Di-, and Tetra-Cubane-Type Clusters Containing the [MoFe3S4]2+ Core Stabilized by Tertiary Phosphine Ligation” Osterloh, F.; Segal, B. M.; Achim, C.; Holm, R. H. Inorg. Chem., 2000, 39, 980-989. (download article pdf)

16) “Mössbauer, EPR, and MCD studies of the C9S and C42S variants of Clostridium pasteurianum rubredoxin and MCD studies of the wild-type protein” Yoo, S.J.; Meyer, J.; Achim, C.; Peterson, J.; Hendrich, M. P.; Münck, E. J. Biol. Chem., 2000, 5, 475-487.

15) “A Stable Terminal Imide on Iron” Verma A.K., Nazif, T.N., Achim, C., Lee, S.C. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2000, 122, 11013-11014. (download article pdf)

14) “Observation and Interpretation of Temperature-Dependent Valence Delocalization in the [2Fe-2S]+ Cluster of a Ferredoxin from Clostridium pasteurianum” Achim, C.; Bominaar, E.L.; Meyer, J.; Peterson, J.; Münck, E.; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 3704-3714. (download article pdf)

13) “Theory for Electron Transfer from a Mixed-Valence Dimer with Paramagnetic Sites to a Mononuclear Acceptor” Bominaar, E. L.; Achim, C.; Borshch, S. A. J. Chem. Phys., 1999, 110, 11411-11421.

12) “Mössbauer Studies of the Formation and Reactivity of a Quasi-Stable Peroxo Intermediate of Stearoyl-Acyl Carrier Protein delta9-Desaturase” Broadwater, J. A.; Achim, C.; Münck, E.; Fox, B. G. Biochemistry, 1999, 38, 12197-12204. (download article pdf)

11) “Aspects of Valence Delocalization Relevant to the Kinetic Properties of Electron-Transfer Chains” Achim, C.; Bominaar, E. L.; Münck, E. J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 1998, 3, 126-134.

10) “Theory for Magnetic Linear Dichroism of Electronic Transitions Between Twofold-Degenerate Molecular Spin Levels” Bominaar, E. L.; Achim, C.; Peterson, J. J. Chem. Phys., 1998, 109, 942-950.

9) “EXAFS and Mössbauer Characterization of the Diiron(III) Site in Stearoyl-Acyl-Carrier-Protein (ACP) delta9-Desaturase” Shu, L.; Broadwater, J.; Achim, C.; Fox, B.G.; Münck, E.; Que, L. J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 1998, 3, 392-400.

8) “Mössbauer Studies of Alkane omega-Hydroxylase: Evidence for a Diiron Cluster in an Integral Membrane Enzyme” Shanklin, J.; Achim, C.; Schmidt, H.; Fox, B. G.; Münck, E. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 1997, 94, 2981-2986.

7) “Analysis of Exchange Interaction and Electron Delocalization as Intramolecular Determinants of Intermolecular Electron-Transfer Kinetics” Bominaar, E. L.; Achim, C.; Borshch, S. A.; Girerd, J.-J.; Münck, E. Inorg. Chem. 1997, 36, 3689-3701.

6) “Assembly of a [2Fe-2S]2+ Cluster in a Molecular Variant of Clostridium pasteurianum Rubredoxin” Meyer, J.; Gagnon, J.; Lutz, M.; Achim, C.; Münck, E.; Petillot, Y.; Colangelo, C. M. Biochemistry 1997, 36, 13374-13380.

5) “Investigation of Phtalocyanine Catalysts for the Aerobic Synthesis of meso-Substituted Porphyrins” Ravikanth, M.; Achim, C.; Tyhonas, J. S.; Münck, E.; Lindsey, J. S. J. Porphyrins and Phtalocyanins 1997, 1, 385-394.

4) “Recombinant toluene-4-monooxygenase: Catalytic and Mössbauer studies of the purified diiron and Rieske components of a four-protein complex” Pikus, J. D.; Studts, J. M.; Achim, C.; Kauffmann, K. E.; Münck, E.; Steffan, R.; McClay, K.; Fox, B. G. Biochemistry 1996, 35, 9106-9119.

3) “Mössbauer Study of Cys56Ser Mutant 2Fe-Ferredoxin from C. Pasteurianum: Evidence for Double Exchange in an [2Fe-2S]1+ Cluster” Achim, C.; Golinelli, M. P.; Bominaar, E. L.; Meyer, J.; Münck, E. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1996, 118, 8168-8169.

2) “Nickel(II) Thiolate Complex with Carbon Monoxide and its Fe(II) Analog, Synthetic Models for CO Adducts of Nickel-Iron Containing Enzymes” Nguyen, D. H.; Hsu, H.-F.; Millar, M.; Koch, S. A.; Achim, C.; Bominaar, E.; Münck, E. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1996, 118, 8963-8964.

1) “Polynuclear coordination compounds, precursors of copper ferrite. I. Synthesis and characterization of the precursors” Brezeanu, M.; Antoniu, A.; Carp, O.; Lep_datu, C.; Andruh, M.; Z_laru, F.; Achim, C.; Gheorghe, A.; Barjega, R. Rev. Roum. Chim., 1995, 40, 213.

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