W.T. Michael Seo, Victor Tsang, Moises Ballesteros II, and Emily Y. Tsui. “Ligand Basicity and Chelate Effects on Sulfur Insertion vs. Sulfur Reduction by Zinc Thiolate Complexes.” Chem. Eur. J., 2024, Early View. link



W.T. Michael Seo, Madeline N. Riffel, Allen G. Oliver, and Emily Y. Tsui. “Metal-Cation-Induced Shifts in Thiolate Redox and Reduced Sulfur Speciation.” Chem. Sci., 2024, 15, 7332-7341. link



Caroline J. Aschendorf, Mawuli Degbevi, Keaton V. Prather, and Emily Y. Tsui. “EPR Spin Trapping of Nucleophilic and Radical Reactions at Colloidal Metal Chalcogenide Quantum Dot Surfaces.” Chem. Sci., 2023, 14, 13080-13089. link 

Selected as part of the themed collection: Most popular 2023 materials chemistry articles



Keaton V. Prather,† Jonathan T. Stoffel,† and Emily Y. Tsui. “Redox Reactions at Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystal Surfaces.” Chem. Mater., 2023, 35, 3386-3403. link 

†Equal contribution. “Up-and-Coming” Perspective.



W.T. Michael Seo and Emily Y. Tsui. “Structural and Redox Interconversions of Sulfur Ligands of Transition Metal Complexes.” Comments Inorg. Chem., 2023, DOI: 10.1080/02603594.2023.2200174. link 


Jonathan T. Stoffel and Emily Y. Tsui. “Stability Effects of Selective Anion Abstraction from Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals.” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2023, 127, 2285-2293. link


Keaton V. Prather and Emily Y. Tsui. “Photoinduced Ligand-to-Metal Charge Transfer of Cobaltocene: Radical Release and Catalytic Cyclotrimerization.” Inorg. Chem., 202362, 2128-2134 . link


W. T. Michael Seo, Moises Ballesteros II, and Emily Y. Tsui. “Sulfane Decreases the Nucleophilic Reactivity of Zinc Thiolates: Implications for Biological Reactive Sulfur Species.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144, 20630-20640. link


Madeline N. Riffel, Lukas Siegel, Allen G. Oliver, and Emily Y. Tsui. “Cluster Self-Assembly and Anion Binding By Metal Complexes of Non-Innocent Thiazolidinyl-Thiolate Ligands.” Dalton Trans., 2022, 51, 9611-9615. link
29) Keaton V. Prather, Jonathan T. Stoffel, and Emily Y. Tsui. “Z-Type Ligand Coordination at Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals Modifies Surface Electrostatics.” Chem. Mater., 2022, 34, 3976-3984. link
28) Jonathan T. Stoffel, Kimberly T. Riordan, and Emily Y. Tsui. “Accelerated Reduction and Solubilization of Elemental Sulfur By 1,2-Aminothiols.” Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 12488-12491. link
27) Keaton V. Prather, Seryeong Lee, and Emily Y. Tsui. “Metal-Carbonyl-Functionalized CdSe Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Surface Redox, and Infrared Intensities.” Inorg. Chem., 2021, 60, 4269-4277. link
26) Moises Ballesteros and Emily Y. Tsui. “Sulfur Transfer Reactions of a Zinc Tetrasulfanido Complex.” Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 16305-16311. link
25) Keith A. Schival, Robert R. Gipson, Keaton V. Prather, and Emily Y. Tsui. “Photoinduced Surface Charging in Iron-Carbonyl-Functionalized Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals.” Nano Lett., 2019, 19, 7770-7774. link
24) Moises Ballesteros and Emily Y. Tsui. “Reactivity of Zinc Thiolate Bonds: Oxidative Organopolysulfide Formation and S3 Insertion.” Inorg. Chem., 2019, 58, 10501-10507. link

Before ND

23) Davide Lionetti, Sandy Suseno, Emily Y. Tsui, Luo Lu, Troy A. Stich, Kurtis M. Carsch, Robert J. Nielsen, William A. Goddard, III, R. David Britt, and Theodor Agapie. “Effects of Lewis Acidic Metal Ions (M) on Oxygen-Atom Transfer Reactivity of Heterometallic Mn3MO4 Cubane and Fe3MO(OH) and Mn3MO(OH) Clusters.” Inorg. Chem., 2019, 58, 2336-2345. link
22) Kimberly H. Hartstein, Christian S. Erickson, Emily Y. Tsui, Arianna Marchioro, Daniel R. Gamelin. “Electron Stability and Negative-Tetron Luminescence in Free-Standing Colloidal n-Type CdSe/CdS Quantum Dots.” ACS Nano, 2017, 11, 10430-10438. link
21) Heui Beom Lee, Emily Y. Tsui, Theodor Agapie. “CaMn4O2 Model of the Biological Oxygen Evolving Complex: Synthesis by Cluster Expansion on Low Symmetry Ligand.” Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 6832-6835. link
20) Emily Y. Tsui, Gerard M. Carroll, Brigit Miller, Arianna Marchioro, and Daniel R. Gamelin. “Extremely Slow Spontaneous Electron Trapping in Photodoped n-Type CdSe Nanocrystals.” Chem. Mater., 2017, 29, 3754-3762. link
19) Gerard M. Carroll, Emily Y. Tsui, Carl K. Brozek, and Daniel R. Gamelin “Spectroelectrochemical Measurement of Surface Electrostatic Contributions to Colloidal CdSe Nanocrystal Redox Potentials” Chem. Mater., 2016, 28, 7912-7918. link
18) Emily Y. Tsui, Kimberly H. Hartstein, and Daniel R. Gamelin “Selenium Redox Reactivity on Colloidal CdSe Quantum Dot Surfaces” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 11105-11108. link
17) Gerard M. Carroll, Carl K. Brozek, Kimberly H. Hartstein, Emily Y. Tsui, and Daniel R. Gamelin “Potentiometric Measurements of Semiconductor Nanocrystal Redox Potentials” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 4310-4313. link
16) Po-Heng Lin, Emily Y. Tsui, Fatemah Habib, Muralee Murugesu, and Theodor Agapie “Effect of the Mn Oxidation State on Single-Molecule-Magnet Properties: MnIII vs MnIV in Biologically Inspired DyMn3O4 Cubanes” Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 6095-6099. link
15) Gerard M. Carroll, Alina M. Schimpf, Emily Y. Tsui, Daniel R. Gamelin “Redox Properties of Colloidal n-Type ZnO Nanocrystals: Effects of Confinement, Electron Density, and Fermi-Level Pinning By Aldehyde Hydrogenation.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 11163-11169. link
14) Vlad Martin-Diaconescu, Marcello Gennari, Bertrand Gerey, Emily Tsui, Jacob Kanady, Rosalie Tran, Jacques Pécaut, Dimitrios Maganas, Vera Krewald, Eric Gouré, Carole Duboc, Junko Yano, Theodor Agapie, Marie-Noelle Collomb, and Serena DeBeer “Ca K-Edge XAS as a Probe of Calcium Centers in Complex Systems” Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 1283-1292. link
13) Emily Y. Tsui and Theodor Agapie “Carbon Dioxide Cleavage by a Ni2 Complex Supported by a Binucleating Bis(N-Heterocyclic Carbene) Framework” Polyhedron 2014, 8, 103-110. link (Special issue celebrating John Bercaw’s 70th birthday)
12) Emily Y. Tsui, Jacob S. Kanady, and Theodor Agapie “Synthetic Cluster Models of Biological and Heterogeneous Manganese Catalysts for O2 Evolution” Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 13833-13848. link (Award Paper also featured on the cover)
11) Emily Y. Tsui and Theodor Agapie “Reduction Potentials of Heterometallic Manganese-Oxido Cubane Complexes Modulated by Redox-Inactive Metals” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2013, 110, 10084-10088. link
10) Emily Y. Tsui, Rosalie Tran, Junko Yano, and Theodor Agapie “Redox-inactive metals modulate the reduction potential in heterometallic manganese—oxido clusters” Nature Chem. 2013, 5, 293-299. link (commentaries in Nature Chemistry and Caltech News)
9) Jacob S. Kanady, Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes, Emily Y. Tsui, Robert J. Nielsen, William A. Goddard, III, and Theodor Agapie “Oxygen Atom Transfer and Oxidative Water Incorporation in Cuboidal Mn3MOn Complexes Based on Synthetic, Isotopic Labeling, and Computational Studies” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 1073-1082. link
8) Jacob S. Kanady, Emily Y. Tsui, Michael W. Day, and Theodor Agapie “A Synthetic Model of the Mn3Ca Subsite of the Oxygen-Evolving Complex in Photosystem II” Science 2011, 333, 733-736. link (commentaries in Chemical & Engineering News, Chemistry World, and Education in Chemistry)
7) Emily Y. Tsui, Jacob S. Kanady, Michael W. Day, and Theodor Agapie “Trinuclear First Row Transition Metal Complexes of a Hexapyridyl, Trialkoxy 1,3,5-Triarylbenzene Ligand” Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 4189-4191 link
6) Emily Y. Tsui, Michael W. Day, and Theodor Agapie “Trinucleating Copper: Synthesis and Magnetostructural Characterization of Complexes Supported by a Hexapyridyl 1,3,5-Triarylbenzene Ligand” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 1668-1672 link
5) Wei Zhang, Ali U. Shaikh, Emily Y. Tsui, and Timothy M. Swager “Cobalt Porphyrin Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes for Oxygen Reduction.” Chem. Mater., 2009, 21, 3234-3241. link
4) Wei Zhang, Johannes K. Sprafke, Minglin Ma, Emily Y. Tsui, Stefanie A. Sydlik, Gregory C. Rutledge, and Timothy M. Swager “Modular Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes and Fullerenes.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 8446-8454. link
3) Emily Y. Tsui, Peter Müller, and Joseph P. Sadighi “Reactions of a Stable Monomeric Gold(I) Hydride Complex.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 8937-8940. link
2) David S. Laitar, Emily Y. Tsui, and Joseph P. Sadighi “Copper(I) β-Boroalkyls from Alkene Insertion: Isolation and Rearrangement.” Organometallics, 2006, 25, 2405-2408. link
1) David S. Laitar, Emily Y. Tsui, and Joseph P. Sadighi “Catalytic Diboration of Aldehydes via Insertion into the Copper-Boron Bond.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 11036-11037. link