The authors are listed according to the contribution to the paper, the corresponding authors are indicated by *, authors with equal contributions are indicated by †.


  1. Waqas Rasheed, Apparao Draksharapu, Saikat Banerjee, Victor G. Young, Ruixi Fan, Yisong Guo,* M. Ozerov, Joscha Nehrkorn, J. Krzystek, Joshua Telser,* Lawrence Que. Jr.* “Crystallographic Evidence for a Sterically induced Ferryl Tilt in a Non-heme Oxoiron(IV) Complex that Makes It a Better Oxidant” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201804836. [Link to Publisher”s website]
  2. graph and molecules
  3. Bo Hu, Yijie Tang, Jian Luo, Grant Grove, Yisong Guo, Tianbiao Liu* “Improved Radical Stability of Viologen Anolytes in Aqueous Organic Redox Flow Batteries” Chem. Comm. 54: 6871-6874, 2018. [Link to Publisher”s website]
  4. Jhih-Liang Huang,† Yijie Tang,† Cheng-Ping Yu, Dev Sanyal, Xinglin Jia, Xinyu Liu,* Yisong Guo,* Wei-chen Chang* “Mechanistic Investigation of Oxidative Decarboxylation Catalyzed by Two Iron(II)- and 2-Oxoglutarate-Dependent Enzymes” Biochemistry 57: 1838-1841, 2018. [Link to Publisher”s website]
  5. molecules and kinetics graph
  6. Ruixi Fan,† Joan Serrano-Plana,† Williamson N. Oloo, Apparao Draksharapu, Estefanía Delgado-Pinar, Anna Company, Vlad Martin-Diaconescu, Margarida Borrell, Julio Lloret-Fillol, Enrique García-España, Yisong Guo,* Emile L. Bominaar,* Lawrence Que, Jr.,* Miquel Costas,* Eckard Münck* “Spectroscopic and DFT Characterization of a Highly Reactive Nonheme FeV-oxo Intermediate” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140: 3916-3928, 2018. [Link to Publisher”s website]
  7. iron molecule
  8. Hsuan-Jen Liao,† Jikun Li,† Jhih-Liang Huang, Madison Davidson, Igor Kurnikov, Te-sheng Lin, Justin L. Lee, Maria Kurnikova,* Yisong Guo,* Nei-Li Chan,* Wei-chen Chang* “Insights into the Desaturation of Cyclopeptin and its C3 Epimer Catalyzed by a non-Heme Iron Enzymes: Structural Characterization and Mechanism Elucidation” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57: 1831-1835, 2018. [Link to Publisher”s website]
  9. molecular equation


  10. Yisong Guo, Jikun Li “Bioinorganic Spectroscopy of Iron Sulfur Proteins — An Overview” Book Chapter in Iron Sulfur Clusters in Chemistry and Biology — Volume 1: Characterization, Properties and Applications, T. Rouault Ed. 2017.
  11. Joe D. Moore, Astrid Avellan, Clinton W. Noack, Yisong Guo, Gregory V. Lowry, Kelvin B. Gregory* “Time-dependent bacterial transcriptional response to CuO nanoparticles differs from that of Cu2+ and provides insights into CuO nanoparticle toxicity mechanisms” Environ. Sci. Nano 4: 2321–2335, 2017. [Link to Publisher’s website]
  12. Wei-Min Ching,† Ang Zhou,† Johannes E. M. N. Klein, Ruixi Fan, Gerald Knizia, Christopher J. Cramer,* Yisong Guo,* Lawrence Que Jr.* “Characterization of the Fleeting Hydroxoiron(III) Complex of the Pentadentate TMC-py Ligand” Inorg. Chem. 56: 11129–11140, 2017. [Link to Publisher’s website]
  13. Anna J. Komor, Brent S. Rivard, Ruixi Fan, Yisong Guo, Lawrence Que Jr., John D. Lipscomb* “CmlI N-Oxygenase Catalyzes the Final Three Steps in Chloramhenicol Biosynthesis without Dissociation of Intermediates” Biochemistry 56: 4940–4950, 2017. [Link to Publisher’s website]
  14. Spencer C. Peck, Chen Wang, Laura M. K. Dessama, Bo Zhang, Yisong Guo, Lauren J. Rajakovich, J. Martin Biollinger Jr., Carsten Krebs, Wilfred A. van de Donk “O-H Activation by an Unexpected Ferryl Intermediate during Catalysis by 2-Hydroxyethylphosphonate Dioxygenase” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139: 2045–2052, 2017. [Link to publisher’s website]
  15. David W. Mulder,† Yisong Guo,†* Michael W. Ratzloff, Paul W. King* “Identification of a Catalytic Iron-Hydride at the H-cluster of [FeFe]-Hydrogenase” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139: 83–86, 2017. [Link to publisher’s website]
  16. Ang Zhou, Jai Prakash, Gregory Rohde, Johannes Klein, Scott Kleespies, Apparao Draksharapu, Ruixi Fan, Yisong Guo,* Christopher Cramer,* Lawrence Que Jr.* “The Two Faces of Tetramethylcyclam in Iron Chemistry: Distinct Fe-O-M Complexes Derived from [FeIV(Oanti/syn)(TMC)]2+ Isomers” Inorg. Chem. 56: 518–527, 2017. [Link to publisher’s website]
  17. 2016

  18. Ethan A. Hill, Andrew C. Weitz, Elizabeth Onderko, Yisong Guo,* Marcel Swart, Emile L. Bominaar,* Michael T. Green,* Michael P. Hendrich,* David C. Lacy,* Andy S. Borovik,* “Reactivity of an Fe(IV)-Oxo Complex with Protons and Oxidants” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138: 13143–13146, 2016. [Link to publisher’s website]
  19. Yisong Guo,†* Carlos Echavarri-Erasun,† Marie Demuez, Emilio Jiménez-Vicente, Emile L. Bominaar,* Luis M. Rubio* “The Nitrogenase FeMo-cofactor Precursor Formed by NifB Protein: A Diamagnetic Eight Iron Atoms” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 41: 12764–12767, 2016. [Link to publisher’s website]
  20. Wei-chen Chang*, Jikun Li, Justin L. Lee, Andrea A. Cronican, Yisong Guo* “Mechanistic Investigation of a Non-Heme Iron Enzyme Catalyzed Epoxidation in (-)-4’-Methoxycyclopenin Biosynthesis” J. Am. Chem. Soc.138, 2016. Just Accepted [Link to publisher’s website]
  21. Esta Y. Tamanaha, Bo Zhang, Yisong Guo, Wei-chen Chang, Eric W. Barr, Gand Xing, Jennifer St. Clair, Shengfa Ye,* Frank Neese, J. Martin Bollinger, Jr.,* Carsten Krebs* “Spectroscopic Evidence for the Two C-H-cleaving Intermediates of Aspergillus nidulans Isopenicillin N Synthase” J. Am. Chem. Soc.138: 8862–8874, 2016. [Link to publisher’s website]
  22. Anna J. Komor, Brent S. Rivard, Ruixi Fan, Yisong Guo,* Lawrence Que, Jr.,* John D. Lipscomb* “Mechanism for Six-Electron Aryl-N-Oxygenation by the Non-Heme Diiron Enzyme CmlI” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138: 7411–7421, 2016. [Link to publisher’s website]
  23. Mayank Puri, Achintesh N. Biswas, Ruixi Fan, Yisong Guo,* Lawrence Que, Jr.* “Modeling Nonheme Iron Halogenases: High-Spin Oxo-iron(IV)-Halide Complexes that Halogenate C-H Bonds” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138: 2484 – 2487, 2016.  [Link to publisher’s website]
  24. 2015

  25. Wupeng Yan, Heng Song, Fuhang Song, Yisong Guo, Cheng-Hsuan Wu, Ampon Sae Her, Yi Pu, Shu Wang, Nathchar Naowarojna, Andrew Weitz, Michael P. Hendrich, Catherine E. Costello, Lixin Zhang,* Pinghua Liu,* Yan Jessie Zhang* “Endoperoxide Formation by an α-Ketoglytarate-Dependent Mononuclear Non-Heme iron Enzyme” Nature 527: 539 – 543, 2015. [Link to publisher’s website]
  26. Jason England, Jai Prakash, Matthew A. Cranswick, Debasish Mandal, Yisong Guo,* Eckard Münck,* Sason Shaik,* Lawrence Que, Jr.* “Oxoiron(IV) Complex of the Ethylene-Bridged Dialkylcyclam Ligand Me2EBC” Inorg. Chem. 54: 7828 – 7839, 2015. [Link to publisher’s website]
  27. Margherita Maiuri, Ines Delfino, Giulio Cerullo, Cristian Manzoni, Vladimir Pelmenschikov, Yisong Guo, Hongxin Wang, Leland B. Gee, Christie H. Dapper, William E. Newton, Stephen P. Cramer*  “Low Frequency Dynamics of the Nitrogenase MoFe Protein via Femtosecond Pump Probe Spectroscopy — Observation of a Candidate Promoting Vibration” J. Inorg. Biochem. 153: 128–135, 2015. [Link to publisher’s website]
  28. Qizhi Ren, Yisong Guo, Matthew R. Mills, Alexander D. Ryabov, Terrence J. Collins* “On the Iron(V) Reactivity of an Aggressive Tail-Fluorinated TAML Activator” Euro. J. Inorg. Chem 1445 – 1452, 2015. [Link to publisher’s website]
  29. 2014

  30. Aubrey D. Scott, Vladimir Pelmenschikov, Yisong Guo, Lifen Yan, Hongxin Wang, Simon J. George, Christie H. Dapper, William E. Newton, Yoshitaka Yoda, Yoshihito Tanaka, Stephen P. Cramer* “Structural Characterization of CO-Inhibited Mo-Nitrogenase by Combined Application of Nuclear Resonance Vibrational Spectroscopy, Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure, and Density Functional Theory: New Insights into the Effects of CO Binding and the Role of the Interstitial Atom” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136: 15942–15954, 2014. [Link to publisher’s website]
  31. Wei-chen Chang, Yisong Guo, Chen Wang, Susan E. Butch, Amy C. Rosenzweig, Amie K. Boal*, Carsten Krebs,* J. Martin Bollinger, Jr.* “Mechanism of the C5 Stereoinversion Reaction in the Biosynthesis of Carbapenem Antibiotics” Science, 343: 1040–1144, 2014. [Link to publisher’s website]
  32. Before 2014

  33. Chen Wang, Wei-chen Chang, Yisong Guo, Hui Huang, Spencer Peck, Maria E. Pandelia, Hung-wen Liu, Carsten Krebs, J. Martin Bollinger “Evidence that the Fosfomycin-producing Epoxidase, HppE, is a Novel Non-heme-iron Peroxidase” Science 342: 991–995, 2013.
  34. Yisong Guo, Eric Brecht, Kristen Aznavour, Jay C. Nix, Yuming Xiao, Hongxin Wang, Simon J. George, Robert Bau, Stephen Keable, John W. Peters, Michael W. W. Adams, Francis E. Jenney Jr. Wolfgang Sturhahn, E. Ercan Alp, Jiyong Zhao, Yoshitaka Yoda, Stephen P. Cramer “Nuclear Resonance Vibrational Spectroscopy (NRVS) of Rubredoxin and MoFe Protein Crystals” Hyperfine Interactions 222: S77–S90,2013.
  35. Devrani Mitra, Simon J. Geroge, Yisong Guo, Saeed Kamali, Stephen Keable, John W.Peters, Vladimir Pelmenschikov, David A Case, Stephen P. Cramer “Characterization of[4Fe-4S] Cluster Dynamics and Structure in Nitrogenase Fe Protein at Three OxidationLevels via Combined NRVS, EXAFS and DFT Analyses” J. Am. Chem. Soc.135: 2530–2543, 2013.
  36. Yong Yang, Weibing Dong, Yisong Guo, Robert M. Rioux “Cu(I) Catalyzed Aerobic Cross-dehydrogenative Coupling of Terminal Alkynes with Thiols for the Construction of Alkynyl Sulfides” Green Chemistry, 15: 3170–3175, 2013.
  37. Jon M. Kuchenreuther, Yisong Guo, Hongxin Wang, William K. Myers, Simon J. George, Christine A. Boyke, Yoshitaka Yoda, E. Ercan Alp, Jiyong Zhao, R. David Britt, James R. Swartz, Stephen P. Cramer “NRVS and EPR Spectroscopy of a Selectively 57Fe-enriched [FeFe] Hydrogenase Illustrating Stepwise Assembly of the H-cluster Cofactor” Biochemistry, 52: 818–826, 2012.
  38. Aidan R. McDonald, Katherine M. Van Heuvelen, Yisong Guo, Feifei Li, Emile L. Bominaar, Eckard Münck, Lawrence Que, Jr. “Characterization of a Thiolato Iron(III) Peroxy Dianion Complex”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 9132–9136, 2012.
  39. Aidan R. McDonald, Yisong Guo, Van V. Vu, Victor G. Young, Emile L. Bominaar, Eckard Münck, Lawrence Que, Jr. “A Mononuclear Carboxylate-Rich Oxoiron(IV) Complex”. Chem. Sci., 3: 1680–1693, 2012.
  40. Angela S. Fleischhacker, Audira Stubna, Kuang-Lung Hsueh, Yisong Guo, Sarah J. Teter, Justin C. Rose, Thomas C. Brunold, John L. Markley, Eckard Munck, Patricia J. Kiley “Characterization of the [2Fe-2S] Cluster of Escherichia coli Transcription Factor IscR”. Biochemistry, 51: 4453–4462, 2012.
  41. Simon J. George, Brett M. Barney, Devratni Mitra, Robert Y. Igarashi, Yisong Guo, Dennis R. Dean, Stephen P. Cramer, Lance C. Seefeldt “EXAFS and NRVS Reveal a Conformational Distortion of the FeMo-cofactor in the MoFe Nitrogenase Propargyl Alcohol Complex” J. Inorg. Biochem., 112: 85–92, 2012.
  42. Jason England, Yisong Guo, Katherine M. Van Heuvelen, Matthew A. Cranswick, Gergory T. Rohde, Emile L. Bominaar, Eckard Münck, Lawrance Que, Jr. “A Trigonal Bipyramidal High-Spin Oxoiron(IV) Complex Having a cis-Labile Site” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133: 11880–11883,2011.
  43. Devrani Mitra, Vladimir Pelmenschikov, Yisong Guo, David A. Case, Hongxin Wang, Weibing Dong, Ming-Liang Tan, Toshiko Ichiye, Francis E. Jenney, Jr., Michael W. W. Adams, Yoshitaka Yoda, Jiyong Zhao, and Stephen P. Cramer “Dynamics of the [4Fe-4S] Cluster in Pyrococcus furiosus D14C Ferredoxin via Nuclear Resonance Vibrational and Resonance Raman Spectroscopies, Force Field Simulations, and Density Functional Theory Calculations” Biochemistry 50: 5220–5235, 2011.
  44. Jason England, Erik R. Farquhar, Yisong Guo, Matthew A. Cranswick, Kallol Ray, Eckard Münck, Lawrence Que Jr. “Characterization of a Tricationic Trigonal Bipyramidal Iron(IV) Cyanide Complex, with a Very High Reduction Potential, and Its Iron(II) and Iron(III) Congeners” Inorg. Chem. 50: 2885–2896, 2011.
  45. Vladimir Pelmenschikov, Yisong Guo, Hongxin Wang, Stephen P. Cramer, and David A. Case “Fe-H/D Stretching and Bending Modes in Nuclear Resonance Vibrational, Raman, and Infrared Spectroscopies: Comparisons of Density Functional Theory and Experiment” Faraday Discussions 148: 409–420, 2011.
  46. Jason England, Yisong Guo, Erik R. Farquhar, Victor G. Young Jr. Eckard Münck, and Lawrence Que Jr. “The Crystal Structure of a High-Spin Oxoiron(IV) Complex and Characterization of Its Self-Decay Pathway” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132: 8635–8644, 2010.
  47. Gregory P. Holmes-Hampton, Ren Miao, Jessica Garber-Morales, Yisong Guo, Eckard Münck, and Paul A. Lindahl “A Nonheme High-Spin Ferrous Pool in Mitochondria Isolated from Fermenting Saccharomyces cerevisiae” Biochemistry 49: 4227–4234, 2010.
  48. Jessica Garber-Morales, Gregory P. Holmes-Hampton, Ren Miao, Yisong Guo, Eckard Münck, and Paul A. Lindahl “Biophysical Characterization of Iron in Mitochondria Isolated from Respiring and Fermenting Yeast” Biochemistry 49: 5436–5444, 2010.
  49. Ines Delfino, Giulio Cerullo, Salvatore Cannistraro, Christian Manzoni, Dario Polli, Christie Dapper, William E. Newton, Yisong Guo, and Stephen P. Cramer “Observation of Terahertz Vibrations in the Nitrogenase FeMo Cofactor by Femtossecond Pump Probe Spectroscopy – Comparisons with Nuclear Resonance Vibrational Spectroscopy” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49: 3912–3915, 2010.
  50. Yisong Guo, Hongxin Wang, Yuming Xiao, Sonja Vogt, Rudolf K. Thauer, Seigo Shima, Phillip I. Volkers, Thomas B. Rauchfuss, Vladimir Pelmentschikov, David A. Case, Ercan E. Alp, Wolfgang Sturhahn, Yoshitaka Yoda, and Stephen P. Cramer ‘Characterization of the Fe Site in Methanothermobacter marburgensis Hydrogenase (mHmd) via Nuclear Resonance Vibrational Spectroscopy (NRVS)’ Inorg. Chem. 47: 3969–3977, 2008.
  51. Donald E. Linn Jr., Yisong Guo, Stephen P. Cramer ‘A Novel Solution Reaction of Hexahydridoferrate(4-) with Iron(II) that Produces Iron Particles’ Inorg. Chem. Acta 361: 1552–1554 2008.
  52. Simon J. George, Juxia Fu, Yisong Guo, Owen B. Drury, Stephen Friedrich, Thomas B. Rauchfuss, Phillip I. Volkers, Jonas C. Peters, Valerie Scott, Steven B. Brown, Christine M. Thomas, Stephen P. Cramer ‘X-ray Photochemistry in Iron Complexes from Fe(0) to Fe(IV) – Can a Bug Become a Feature?’ Inorg. Chem. Acta 361: 1157–1165 2008.
  53. Yuming Xiao, Ming-Liang Tan, Toshiko Ichiye, Hongxin Wang, Yisong Guo, Matt C. Smith, Jacques Meyer, Wolfgang Sturhahn, Ercan E. Alp, Jiyong Zhao, Yoshitaka Yoda, Stephen P. Cramer ‘Dynamics of Rhodobacter capsulatus [2Fe-2S] Ferredoxin VI and Aquifex aeolicus Ferredoxin 5 via Nuclear Resonance Vibrational Spectroscopy (NRVS) and Resonance Raman Spectroscopy’ Biochemistry 47: 6612–6627 2008.
  54. Taras Petrenko, Serena DeBeer George, Nuria Aliaga-Alcalde, Eckhard Bill, Bernd Mienert, Yuming Xiao, Yisong Guo, Wolfgang Sturhahn, Stephen P. Cramer, Karl Wieghardt, and Frank Neese ‘Characterization of a Genuine Iron(V)-Nitrido Species by Nuclear Resonant Vibrational Spectroscopy Coupled to Density Functional Calculations’ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129: 11053–11060 2007.
  55. Stephen P. Cramer, Yuming Xiao, Hongxin Wang, Yisong Guo, Matt C. Smith ‘Nuclear Resonance Vibrational Spectroscopy (NRVS) of Fe-S model compounds, Fe-S Proteins, and Nitrogenase’, Hyperfine Interactions 170:47–54 2006.