Archived Publications
Gold-based cubic nanoboxes with well-defined openings at the corners and ultrathin walls less than two nanometers thick

X. Sun, J. Kim, K. D. Gilroy, J. Liu, T. A. F. König, and D. Qin*

ACS Nano, 2016, 10, 8019-8025.

A dual catalyst with SERS activity for probing stepwise reduction and oxidation reactions

J. Li, Y. Wu, X. Sun, J. Liu, S. A. Winget, and D. Qin*

ChemNanoMat, 2016, 2, 786-790.

Ag-enriched Ag-Pd bimetallic nanoframes and their catalytic properties

J. Li, X. Sun, and D. Qin*

ChemNanoMat, 2016, 2, 494-499 (Very Important Paper)

Ag@Au concave cuboctahedra: A unique probe for monitoring Au-catalyzed reduction and oxidation reactions by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

J. Zhang, S. A. Winget, Y. Wu, D. Su, X. Sun, Z.-X. Xie, and D. Qin*

ACS Nano, 2016, 10, 2607-2616.

Co-titration of AgNO3 and HAuCl4: A new route to the synthesis of Ag@Ag-Au core-frame nanocubes with enhanced plasmonic and catalytic properties

X. Sun and D. Qin*

Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2015, 3, 11833 - 11841.

Bifunctional Ag@Pd-Ag nanocubes for highly sensitive monitoring of catalytic reactions by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

J. Li, J. Liu, Y. Yang, and D. Qin*

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 7039-7042.

HAuCl4: A dual agent for studying the chloride-assisted vertical growth of citrate-free Ag nanoplates with Au serving as a marker

J. Zhang; J. Liu; X. Zhao; and D. Qin*

Langmuir, 2014, 30, 15520-15530.

The role of surface chemistry on the toxicity of Ag nanoparticles

Y. Xiong*; M. Brunson; J. Huh; A. Huang; A. Coster; K. Wendt; J. Fay; and D. Qin*

Small, 2013, 15, 2628-2638.

Hollow nanocubes made of Ag–Au alloys for SERS detection with sensitivity of 10−8 M for melamine

J. Li; Y. Yang; and D. Qin*

Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2014, 2, 9934-9940.

Transformation of Ag nanocubes into Ag–Au hollow nanostructures with enriched Ag contents to improve SERS activity and chemical stability

Y. Yang; Q. Zhang; Z. Fu; and D. Qin*

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, 6, 3750-3757.

The role of etching in the formation of Ag nanoplates with straight, curved and wavy edges and comparison of their SERS properties

Y. Yang; X. L. Zhong; Q. Zhang; L. G. Blackstad; Z. Fu; Z. Y. Li; and D. Qin*

Small, 2014, 10, 1430-1437.

Citrate-free synthesis of silver nanoplates and the mechanistic study

Q. Zhang; Y. Yang; J. R. Li; R. Iurilli; S. Xie; and D. Qin*

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2013, 5, 6333-6345.

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Generation of enzymatic hydrogen peroxide to accelerate the etching of silver nanocrystals with selectivity

C.-W. Wang, X. Sun, H.-T. Chang, and D. Qin

Chemistry of Materials, 2016, 28, 7519-7527.

Observing the overgrowth of a second metal on silver cubic seeds in solution by surface-enhanced Raman scattering

Y. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Ahn, T. Xiao, Z.-Y. Li, and D. Qin

ACS Nano, 2017, 11, 5080-5086.

On the mechanistic roles of hydroxide in controlling the deposition of gold on colloidal silver nanocrystals

X. Sun, Y. Yang, Z. Zhang, and D. Qin

Chemistry of Materials, 2017, 27, 4014-4021.

Bifunctional Ag@SiO2/Au nanoparticles for probing sequential catalytic reactions by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Y. Wu, D. Su, and D. Qin

ChemNanoMat, 2017, 3, 245-251.

Noble-Metal Nanoframes and Their Catalytic Applications

T.-H. Yang, J. Ahn, S. Shi, P. Wang, R. Gao, and D. Qin

Chemical Reviews, 2021, 121, 796-833.

Bifunctional Metal Nanocrystals for Catalyzing and Reporting on Chemical Reactions

S. Shi and D. Qin

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, 59, 3782-3792. 

Preserving the Shape of Silver Nanocubes under Corrosive Environment by Covering Their Edges and Corners with Iridium

P. Wang, J. Ahn, R. Gao, and D. Qin

Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 20859-20867.

Revitalizing Silver Nanocrystals as a Redox Catalyst by Modifying Their Surface with an Isocyanide-Based Compound

S. Shi, Y. Zhang, J. Ahn, and D. Qin

Chemical Science, 2020, 11, 11214-11223.

Orthogonal Deposition of Au on Different Facets of Ag Cuboctahedra for the Fabrication of Nanoboxes with Complementary Surfaces

J. Ahn#, J. Kim#, and D. Qin (#:co-first author)

Nanoscale, 2020, 12,  372-379.

Transforming Noble-Metal Nanocrystals into Complex Nanostructures through Facet-Selective Etching and Deposition

J. Ahn, L. Zhang, and D. Qin

ChemNanoMat, 2020, 6, 5-14.

Fabrication of Nanoscale Cage Cubes by Drilling Orthogonal, Intersected Holes through All Six Side Faces of Ag Nanocubes

J. Ahn and D. Qin

Chemistry of Materials, 2019, 31, 9179–9187.

Comparative Study of the Adsorption of Thiol and Isocyanide Molecules on Silver Surface by In Situ Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering

J. Ahn, S. Shi, B. Vannatter, and D. Qin

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2019, 123, 21571-21580.

Fabrication of Ag-Pd Concave Nanocrystals through Facet-Selective Oxidation of Ag Atoms

Z. Luo, J. Ahn, and D. Qin

Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 6710-6718.

Defect-Assisted Deposition of Au on Ag for the Fabrication of Core-Shell Nanocubes with Outstanding Chemical and Thermal Stability

L. Zhang, Y. Zhang, J. Ahn, X. Wang, and D. Qin

Chemistry of Materials, 2019, 31, 1057-1065.

In Situ Atomic-Level Tracking of Heterogeneous Nucleation in Nanocrystal Growth with an Isocyanide Molecular Probe

Y. Wu and D. Qin

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, 140, 8340-8349.

Rational Design and Synthesis of Bifunctional Metal Nanocrystals for Probing Catalytic Reactions by Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering

Y. Zhang, Y. Wu, and D. Qin

Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2018, 6, 5353-5362.

Facet-Selective Deposition of Au and Pt on Ag Nanocubes for the Fabrication of Bifunctional Ag@Au-Pt Nanocubes and Trimetallic Nanoboxes

Z. Zhang, J. Ahn, J. Kim, Z. Wu, and D. Qin

Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 8642-8649.

Syntheses, Plasmonic Properties, and Catalytic Applications of Ag-Rh Core-Frame Nanocubes and Rh Nanoboxes with Highly Porous Walls

Y. Zhang, J. Ahn, J. Liu, and D. Qin

Chemistry of Materials, 2018, 30, 2151-2159.

Site-selective carvings and co-deposition: Transformation of Ag nanocubes into concave nanocrystals encased by Au-Ag alloy frames

J. Ahn, D. Wang, Y. Ding, J. Zhang, and D. Qin

ACS Nano, 2018, 12, 298-307.

Pt-Ag cubic nanocages with wall thickness less than 2 nm and their enhanced catalytic activity toward oxygen reduction
Enriching silver nanocrystals with a second noble metal

Y. Wu, X. Sun, Y. Yang, J. Li, Y. Zhang, and D. Qin

Accounts of Chemical Research, 2017, 50, 1774-1784.