Skip to Content

James Hutchison

James Hutchison profile picture
  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Organic, Organometallic & Materials Chemistry; Lokey-Harrington Chair, Founding Director, ONAMI Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative
  • Phone: 541-346-4228
  • Office: 430 LISB
  • Website: Website

Education

B.S., University of Oregon, 1986. Ph.D., Stanford University, 1991 (James P. Collman). Postdoctoral: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992–94 (Royce W. Murray). Honors and Awards: Phi Beta Kappa; Franklin Veatch Fellowship, Stanford 1987–89; Centennial Teaching Assistant Award, Stanford, 1990; NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, 1992–94; Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award, 1994; NSF CAREER Award, 1997; Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1999; Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, 1999; Oregon Academy of Science Outstanding Teacher of Science and Mathematics in Higher Education, 2003, University of Oregon Fund for Faculty Members Excellence Award, 2006. Lokey-Harrington Chair in Chemistry, 2008. At Oregon since 1994.

Research

The Hutchison lab focuses on molecular-level design and synthesis of functional surface coatings and nanomaterials. Through a combination of synthetic chemistry and state-of-the-art surface and nanoscale characterization techniques, we are able to discover new materials properties that can be optimized for a wide range of applications. We design structures to exhibit a desired function and test the efficacy of the new materials for specific applications (such as electronic and optical devices, catalysts and sensors). To prepare functional nanostructures and extended materials we synthesize functionalized organic and inorganic chemical building blocks that are designed to assemble into organized structures such as films, lines or devices. Our designs for new processes and materials draw heavily on the principles of environmentally-friendly or green chemistry.

Greener Nanoscience—High performance, greener nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing.
Many applications in nanoscience, ranging from those in medicine to nanoelectronics, will make use of specifically functionalized nanoparticles and/or nanoparticle arrays. We investigate new synthetic methods that permit us to tune the properties of nanoparticles and develop more efficient, greener approaches to nanoparticle synthesis/manufacture. Our diverse libraries of nanoparticles are being used to assess the physical and biological properties of these new materials with the aim of applying this knowledge to design effective and safe materials. We also develop methods of nanofabrication based upon the assembly of functionalized nanoparticles. Two examples of applications of these assemblies are the bottom up assembly of heterogeneous catalysts and biomolecular nanolithography, a method that involves self-assembly of nanoparticles onto biopolymeric (DNA) scaffolds to form lines and more complex patterns for the generation of molecularly integrated nanocircuits as a higher performance (and greener) approach in the microelectronics industry.

Conformationally Preorganized Malonamides as Ligands and Materials for F-Block Ion Chemistry
Designing effective metal ion receptors is an important challenge in inorganic and supramolecular chemistry. In addition to improving our understanding of ion-receptor interactions, such studies lead to new receptors that are useful in applications that involve sensing, separating, sequestering, and delivering metal ions. By “preorganizing” a malonamide ligand so that the donor groups are ideally positioned for binding, a 10 million-fold enhancement in binding for f-block ions is achieved. We are exploring the coordination chemistry of this new ligand class and using the members of this class as building blocks for the preparation of functional materials, including membrane-based separations, ion-sensitive surfaces, polymeric ion sequestering agents and sensors.

Functionalized Metal and Oxide Surfaces
Organic thin films on surfaces are important model systems for studying interfacial phenomena and have a number of important applications in fields ranging from materials science to biomedicine. Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) are formed by adsorption of molecules onto surfaces to yield a single molecular layer. Currently we are designing new adsorbate molecules through which we can systematically control linkages and patterning on metal and oxide surfaces and introduce chemical functionality to control the interactions of nanomaterials and biomolecules with these surfaces.

Publications

Warner, M. G.; Hutchison, J. E. "Formation of linear and branched nanoassemblies of gold nanoparticles by electrostatic assembly in solution on DNA scaffolds," Nat. Mater. 2003, 2, 272-276. Highlighted in News and Views in Nature Materials 2003, 2, 214-215.

McKenzie, L. C.; Hutchison, J. E. "Green nanoscience: An integrated approach to greener products, processes, and applications," Chemistry Today 2004, 30-33. September 2004 issue.

Woehrle, G.H.; Brown, L.O.; Hutchison, J.E. “Thiol-Functionalized, 1.5-nm Gold Nanoparticles through Ligand Exchange Reactions: Scope and Mechanism of Ligand Exchange,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 2172 - 2183.

Kearns, G.J. Foster, E.W.; Hutchison, J.E. “Substrates for direct imaging of chemically functionalized SiO2 surfaces by transmission electron microscopy,” Anal. Chem. 2006, 78, 298-303

Sweeney, S., Woehrle, G.H.; Hutchison, J.E. “Rapid Purification and Size Separation of Gold Nanoparticles via Diafiltration”. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 3190-3197.

Parks, B. W.; Gilbertson, R. D.; Domaille, D. W.; Hutchison, J. E., Convenient Synthesis of 6,6-Bicyclic Malonamides: A New Class of Conformationally Preorganized Ligands for f-Block Ion Binding. J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 9622-9627.

Dahl, J.; Maddux, B.L.; Hutchison, J.E. “Toward Greener Nanosynthesis,” Chem. Rev. 2007, 107, 2228-2269.

Jespersen, M.L.; Inman, C.E.; Kearns, G.J.; Foster, E.W.; Hutchison, J.E. “Alkanephosphonates on Hafnium-Modified Gold: A New Class of Self-Assembled Organic Monolayers,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007 129, 2803-2807.

Ito, D.; Jespersen, M.L.; Hutchison, J.E. “Selective growth of vertical ZnO nanowire arrays using chemically anchored gold nanoparticles,”ACS Nano 2008 2, 2001-2006

Harper, S.L.; Dahl, J.A.; Maddux, B.L.S.; Tanguay, R.L.; Hutchison, J.E. “Proactively designing nanomaterials to enhance performance and minimise hazard,” Int. J. Nanotechnol., 2008, 5, 124-142.

Hutchison, J. E. “Greener Nanoscience: A Proactive Approach to Advancing Applications and Reducing Implications of Nanotechnology,” ACSNano 2008, 2, 395-402.

Additional Publications

1. McDevitt, J. T.; Longmire, M.; Gollmar, R.; Jernigan, J. C.; Dalton, E. F.; McCarley, R.; Murray, R. W.; Little, W. A.; Yee, G. T.; Holcomb, M. J.; Hutchison, J. E.; Collman, J. P. “Electrochemistry at Yttrium Barium Copper Oxide (YBa2Cu3O7) Superconductor Electrodes at Temperatures Above Tc,” J. Electroanal. Chem. Interfacial Electrochem. 1988, 243, 465-474.

2. Daikh, B. E.; Hutchison, J. E.; Gray, N. E.; Smith, B. L.; Weakley, T. J. R.; Finke, R. G. “An Unprecedented and Reversible Cobalt-to Carbon Alkyl Bond Rearrangement in the Coenzyme B12 Model Complex C6H5CH2CoIII[C2(DO)(DOH)pn]I,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1990, 112, 7830-7832.

3. Collman, J. P.; Hutchison, J. E.; Wagenknecht, P. S.; Lewis, N. S.; Lopez, M. A.; Guilard, R. “Unprecedented, Bridged Dihydrogen Complex of a Cofacial Metallodiporphyrin and Its Relevance to the Bimolecular Reductive Elimination of Hydrogen,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1990, 112, 8206-8208.

4. Collman, J. P.; Hutchison, J. E.; Lopez, M. A.; Guilard, R.; Reed, R. A. “Toward a Dinitrogen Electroreduction Catalyst: Characterization of a Bis(ammine), a µ2-Hydrazine, a µ2-Diazene, and a Remarkably Stable µ2-Dinitrogen Complex of a Ruthenium Cofacial Diporphyrin,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1991, 113, 2794-2796.

5. Collman, J. P.; Wagenknecht, P. S.; Hutchison, J. E.; Lewis, N. S.; Lopez, M. A.; Guilard, R.; L'Her, M.; Bothner-By, A. A.; Mishra, P. K. “Dihydrogen Complexes of Metalloporphyrins: Characterization and Catalytic Hydrogen Oxidation Activity,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 5654-5664.

6. Collman, J. P.; Hutchison, J. E.; Ennis, M. S.; Lopez, M. A.; Guilard, R. “Reduced Nitrogen Hydride Complexes of a Cofacial Metallodiporphyrin and Their Oxidative Interconversion. An Analysis of Ammonia Oxidation and Prospects for a Dinitrogen Electroreduction Catalyst Based on Cofacial Metallodiporphyrins,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 8074-8080.

7. Collman, J. P.; Hutchison, J. E.; Lopez, M. A.; Guilard, R. “A Stable Dinitrogen Complex of a Ruthenium Cofacial Diporphyrin,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 8066-8073.

8. Guilard, R.; Lopez, M. A.; Tabard, A.; Richard, P.; Lecomte, C.; Brandes, S.; Hutchison, J. E.; Collman, J. P. “Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Cobalt Aluminum Cofacial Porphyrins. First Crystal and Molecular Structure of a Heterobimetallic Biphenylene Pillared Cofacial Diporphyrin,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 9877-9890.

9. Collman, J. P.; Hutchison, J. E.; Lopez, M. A.; Tabard, A.; Guilard, R.; Seok, W. K.; Ibers, J. A.; L'Her, M. “Synthesis and Characterization of a Superoxo Complex of the Dicobalt Cofacial Diporphyrin, [(µ-O2)Co2(DPB)(1,5-diphenylimidazole)2][PF6], the Structure of the Parent Dicobalt Diporphyrin Co2(DPB), and a New Synthesis of the Free-Base Cofacial Diporphyrin H4(DPB),” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 9869-9877.

10. Vel·zquez, C. S.; Hutchison, J. E.; Murray, R. W. “Electrochemical Reactions and Charge Transport in Undiluted Room-Temperature Melts of Oligo(ethylene glycol)-Based Electron Carriers,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1993, 115, 7896-7897.

11. Hutchison, J. E.; Postlethwaite, T. A.; Murray, R. W. “Molecular Films of Thiol-Derivatized Tetraphenylporphyrins on Gold: Film Formation and Electrocatalytic Dioxygen Reduction,” Langmuir 1993, 9, 3277-3283.

12. Collman, J. P.; Wagenknecht, P. S.; Hutchison, J. E. “Molecular Catalysts for Multi-Electron Redox Reactions of Small Molecules: The Cofacial Metallodiporphyrin Approach,” Angew. Chem. 1994, 33, 1537-1554.

13. Chen, C.-h.; Hutchison, J. E.; Postlethwaite, T. A.; Richardson, J. N.; Murray, R. W. “Chemically Modified Electrodes by Nucleophilic Substitution of Chlorosilylated Platinum Oxide Surfaces,” Langmuir 1994, 10, 3332-3337.

14. Chen, C.-h.; Postlethwaite, T. A.; Hutchison, J. E.; Samulski, E. T.; Murray, R. W. “Electrochemical Measurements of Anisotropic Diffusion in Thin Lyotropic Liquid Crystal Films Using Interdigitated Array Electrodes,” J. Phys. Chem. 1995, 99, 8804-8811.

15. Postlethwaite, T. A.; Hutchison, J. E.; Hathcock, K. W.; Murray, R. W. “Optical, Electrochemical, and Electrocatalytic Properties of Self-Assembled Thiol-Derivatized Porphyrins on Transparent Gold Films,” Langmuir 1995, 11, 4109-4116.

16. Terrill, R. H.; Postlethwaite, T. A.; Chen, C.-h.; Poon, C.-D.; Tarzis, A.; Chen, A.; Hutchison, J. E.; Clark, M. R.; Superfine, R.; Johnson, C. S.; Samulski, E. T.; DeSimone, J. M.; Murray, R. W. “Alkanethiol Stabilized Gold Colloids: Physical Characterization and Electron Transport Dynamics,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1995, 117, 12537-12548.

17. Postlethwaite, T.A.; Hutchison, J. E.; Murray, R. W.; Fosset, B.; Amatore, C. “Interdigitated Array Electrode as an Alternative to the Rotated Ring Disk Electrode for Determination of the Reaction Products of Dioxygen Reduction,” Anal. Chem. 1996, 68, 2951-2958.

18. Clegg, R. S.; Hutchison, J. E. “Hydrogen-Bonding, Self-Assembled Monolayers: Ordered Molecular Films for Study of Through-Peptide Electron Transfer,” Langmuir 1996, 12, 5239.

19. Rasmussen, S. C.; Pickens, J. C.; Hutchison, J. E. “A General Synthetic Route to 4-Substituted-2,2'-Bithiophenes,” J. Heterocyclic Chem. 1997, 34, 285-288.

20. Terrill, R. H.; Hutchison, J. E.; Murray, R. W. “Solid State Electron-Hopping Transport and Frozen Concentration Gradients in a Mixed Valent Viologen-Tetraethylene Oxide Copolymer,” J. Phys. Chem. B 1997, 101, 1535-1542.

21. Hutchison, J. E.; Postlethwaite, T. A.; Chen, C.-h.; Hathcock, K. W.; Ingram, R. S.; Ou, W.; Linton, R. W.; Murray, R. W.; Tyvoll, D. A.; Chng, L. L.; Collman, J. P. “Electrocatalytic Activity of an Immobilized Cofacial Diporphyrin Depends on the Electrode Material,” Langmuir 1997, 13, 2143-2148.

22. Clarke, L.; Wybourne, M. N.; Yan, M.; Cai, S. X.; Brown, L. O.; Hutchison, J.; Keana, J. F. W. “Fabrication and Near-Room Temperature Transport of Patterned Gold Cluster Structures,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol., B 1997, 15, 2925-2929.

23. Wybourne, M. N.; Clarke, L.; Yan, M.; Cai, S. X.; Brown, L. O.; Hutchison, J. E.; Keana, J. F. W. “Coulomb-Blockade Dominated Transport in Patterned Gold-Cluster Structures,” Jap. J. Appl. Phys. 1997, 36, 7796-7800.

24. Brown, L. O.; Hutchison, J. E. “Convenient Preparation of Stable, Narrow-Dispersity, Gold Nanocrystals by Ligand Exchange Reactions,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 12384-12385.

25. Clegg, R. S.; Reed, S. M.; Hutchison, J. E. “Self-Assembled Monolayers Stabilized by Three-Dimensional Networks of Hydrogen Bonds,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 2486-2487.

26. Rasmussen, S. C.; Pickens, J. C.; Hutchison, J. E. “Highly Conjugated, Water Soluble Polymers via the Direct Oxidative Polymerization of a Monosubstituted Bithiophene,” Macromolecules 1998, 31, 933-936.

27. Clarke, L.; Wybourne, M. N.; Brown, L. O.; Hutchison, J. E.; Yan, M.; Cai, S. X.; Keana, J. F. W. “Room Temperature Coulomb-Blockade Dominated Transport in Gold-Nanocluster Structures,” Semicond. Sci. Technol. 1998, 13, A111-A114.

28. Straw, B. D.; Rasmussen, S. C.; Hutchison, J. E. “Synthesis Of Regioregular Poly(4-alkyl-2,2'-bithiophene)s: Potential Precursors to Organized Conjugated Polymer Solids,” Polym. Prepr., Am. Chem. Soc. Div. Polym. Chem. 1998, 39, 87-88.

29. Rasmussen, S. C.; Pickens, J. C.; Hutchison, J. E. “A New General Approach to Tuning the Properties of Functionalized Polythiophenes: The Oxidative Polymerization of 4-Substituted-2,2'-Bithiophenes,” Chem. Mater. 1998, 10, 1990-1999.

30. Rasmussen, S. C.; Straw, B. D.; Hutchison, J. E. “Tuning the Extent of Conjugation through Side Chain Placement in Substituted Polythiophenes,“ in Semiconducting Polymers: Applications, Synthesis and Properties, Hsieh, B. Ed.; ACS Symposium Series, no. 735; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, August 1999; 347-366.

31. Brown, L. O.; Hutchison, J. E. “Controlled Growth of Gold Nanoparticles During Ligand Exchange,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 882-883.

32. Lumetta, G. J.; McNamara, B. K.; Rapko, B. M.; Hutchison, J. E. “Complexation of Uranyl Ion by Tetrahexylmalonamides: An Equilibrium Modeling and Infrared Spectroscopic Study,” Inorg. Chim. Acta. 1999, 293, 195.

33. Clegg, R. S.; Hutchison, J. E. “Control of Monolayer Assembly Structure by Hydrogen Bonding Rather Than by Adsorbate-Substrate Templating,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 5319-5327.

34. Clegg, R. S.; Reed, S. M.; Smith, R. K.; Barron, B. L.; Rear, J. A.; Hutchison, J. E. “The Interplay of Lateral and Tiered Interactions in Stratified Self-Organized Molecular Assemblies,” Langmuir 1999, 15, 8876-83.

35. Reed, S. M.; Hutchison, J. E. “Green Chemistry in the Organic Teaching Laboratory: An Environmentally Benign Synthesis of Adipic Acid,” J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 77, 1627-1629.

36. Wybourne, M. N.; Hutchison, J. E.; Clarke, L.; Brown, L. O.; Mooster, J. L “Fabrication and Electrical Transport Characteristics of Low-Dimensional Nanoparticle Arrays Organized by Biomolecular Scaffolds,” Microelectron Eng. 1999, 47, 55-57.

37. Reed, S. M.; Weakley, T. J. R.; Hutchison, J. E. “Polymorphism in a Conformationally Flexible Substituted Anthraquinone; A Crystallographic, Thermodynamic, and Molecular Modeling Study,” Cryst. Eng. 2000, 3, 85-89.

38. Clegg, R. S.; Hutchison, J. E. “Fundamental Aspects of Electron Transfer in Substrate Supported Organized Molecular Assemblies,” Electron Transfer in Chemistry 2001, Wiley-VCH (Weinheim) Balzani, V. Ed. Volume 4, 541-577.

39. Lumetta, G. J.; McNamara, B. K.; Rapko, B. M.; Sell, R. L.; Rogers, R. D.; Broker, G.; Hutchison, J. E. “Synthesis and Characterization of Mono- and Bis-(Tetraalkylmalonamide)Uranium(VI) Complexes,” Inorg. Chim. Acta. 2000, 309, 103-108.

40. Wybourne, M. N.; Clarke, L.; Berven, C. A.; Hutchison, J. E.; Brown L. O.; Mooster J. L., “Room Temperature Single Electron Charging in Gold Nanoparticle Networks Formed on Biopolymer Templates,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2001, 582, H13.4.

41. Hutchison, J. E.; Brown, L. O.; Mooster, J. L; Reed, S. M.; Schmidt, M. E.; Clarke, L. I.; Wybourne, M. N. “Nanoscale Patterns of Metal Nanoparticles Chemically-Assembled On Biomolecular Scaffolds: Assembly, Stability and Electron Transport Properties,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2001, 582, H11.1.

42. Warner, M. G.; Reed, S. M.; Hutchison, J. E. “Small, Water-soluble, Ligand-stabilized Gold Nanoparticles Synthesized by Interfacial Ligand Exchange Reactions,” Chem. Mater. 2000, 12, 3316-3320.

43. Berven, C. A.; Clarke, L.; Mooster, J. L., Wybourne, M. N.; Hutchison, J. E. “Defect-Tolerant Single-Electron Charging at Room Temperature in Metal Nanoparticle Decorated Biopolymers” Adv. Mater. 2001, 13, 109-113.

44. Berven, C. A.; Wybourne, M. N.; Clarke, L.; Hutchison, J. E; Brown, L. O.; Mooster, J. L; Schmidt, M. E.; “The Use of Biopolymer Templates to Fabricate Low-Dimensional Gold Particle Structures” Superlattices and Microstructures, 2000, 27, 489-493.

45. Weare, W. W.; Reed, S. M.; Warner, M. G.; Hutchison, J. E. “Improved Synthesis of Small (dCORE =1.5 nm) Phosphine-stabilized Nanoparticles” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2000, 122, 12890-12891.

46. Smith, R. K.; Reed, S. M.; Lewis, P. A.; Monnell, J. D.; Clegg, R. S.; Kelly, K. F.; Bumm, L. A.; Hutchison, J. E.; and Weiss, P. S. “Phase Separation within a Binary Self-Assembled Monolayer on Au{111} Driven by an Amide-Containing Alkanethiol,” J. Phys. Chem. B., 2001, 105, 1119-1122. Cover.

47. Hutchison, J. E. “Nanoscience Turns Green,” Chem. Eng. News 2001,79(13), 200. (Invited)

48. Lewis, P. A.; Smith, R. K.; Kelly, K. F.; Bumm, L. A.; Reed, S. M.; Clegg, R. S.; Gunderson, J.; Hutchison, J. E.; Weiss, P. S. “The Role of Buried Hydrogen Bonds in Self-assembled Mixed Composition Thiols on Au{111},” J. Phys. Chem. B, 2001, 105, 10630-10636.

49. Brown, L. O.; Hutchison, J. E. “Formation and Electron Diffraction Studies of Ordered 2-D and 3-D Superlattices of Amine-stabilized Gold Nanoparticles,” J. Phys. Chem. B 2001, 105, 8911-8916.

50. Warner, M.G.; Succaw, G.L.; Hutchison, J.E. “Solventless Syntheses of Meso-tetraphenylporphyrin: New Experiments for a Greener Organic Chemistry Laboratory Curriculum,” Green Chemistry 2001, 3, 267-270.

51. Warner, M.G.; Hutchison, J.E. “Synthesis and assembly of functionalization gold nanoparticles.” In Functionalization and Surface Treatment of Nanoparticles; Baraton, M.-I. Ed.: American Scientific Publishers: San Francisco, 2003, pp. 67-89. Work highlighted on book cover.

52. Woehrle, G. H.; Warner, M.G.; Hutchison, J.E.Ligand Exchange Reactions Yield Subnanometer, Thiol-stabilized Gold Particles with Defined Optical Transitions,” J. Phys. Chem. B 2002, 106, 9979-9981.

53. Lumetta, G.J.; Rapko, B.M.; Garza, P.A.; Hay, B.P.; Gilbertson, R.D.; Hutchison, J.E. “Deliberate Design of Ligand Architecture Yields Dramatic Enhancement of Metal Ion Affinity,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 5644-5645. Highlighted in Science Magazine as an Editors' Choice article "Designer Bindings" (2002, 296, 985) and in Chemical and Engineering News as a Science Concentrate "Designed Ligands Boost Metal Binding" (2002, 80(20), 37). Also highlighted on the Department of Energy Office of Science homepage.

54. Lumetta, G. J.; Rapko, B. M.; Hay, B. P.; Garza, P. A.; Hutchison, J. E.; Gilbertson, R. D. "A Novel Bicyclic Diamide With High Binding Affinity For Trivalent F-Block Elements," Solv. Extr. Ion Exch. 2003, 21, 29-39.

55. Reed, S. M.; Clegg, R. S.; Hutchison, J. E. "Tuning the Electrical Properties of Monolayers by Using Internal Peptide Bonds," in Molecules as Components of Electronic Devices, Lieberman, M. Ed.; ACS Symposium Series, no. 844; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2003; 36-50.

56. Hutchison, J. E.; Foster, E. W.; Warner, M. G.; Reed, S. M.; Weare, W. W.; Buhro, W.; Yu, H. "Triphenylphosphine-Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles," Inorg. Synth., 2004, 34, 228-232.

57. Berven, C. A.; Wybourne, M. N.; Clarke, L.; Longstreth, L.; Hutchison, J. E.; Mooster, J. L. "Background Charge Fluctuations and the Transport Properties of Biopolymer-Gold Nanoparticle complexes," J. Appl. Phys. 2002, 92, 4513-4517.

58. McKenzie, L. C.; Huffman, L. M.; Parent, K. E.; Thompson, J.; Hutchison, J. E. "Patterning Self-assembled Monolayers on Gold: Green Materials Chemistry in the Teaching Laboratory," J. Chem. Ed. 2004, 81, 545-548.

59. Warner, M. G.; Hutchison, J. E. "Formation of linear and branched nanoassemblies of gold nanoparticles by electrostatic assembly in solution on DNA scaffolds," Nat. Mater. 2003, 2, 272-276. Highlighted in News and Views in Nature Materials 2003, 2, 214-215.

60. Berven, C.A.; Wybourne, M.N.; Longstreth, L.; Hutchison, J.E. "Nanoparticle Based Boolean Logic," Phys. E 2003, 19, 246-250.

61. Woehrle, G. H.; Özkar, S.; Hutchison, J. E.; Finke, R. G. "Computer-Based Analysis of Nanoparticle Transmission-Electron Microscopy Data Using a Public Domain Image-Processing Program, Image." Submitted to Materials Characterization on 8/04.

62. Hay, B. P.; Firman, T. K.; Lumetta, G. J.; Rapko, B. M.; Garza, P. A.; Sinkov, S. I.; Hutchison, J. E.; Parks, B. W.; Gilbertson, R. D.; Weakley, T. J. R. " Toward the computer-aided design of metal ion sequestering agents," Journal of Alloys and Comounds, 2004, 374, 416-419.

63. Lewis, P. A.; Inman, C. E.; Yao, Y.; Tour, J. M.; Hutchison, J. E.; Weiss, P. S. " Mediating Stochastic Switching of Single Molecules Using Chemical Functionality." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 12214 –12215.

64. Woehrle, G. H.; Warner, M. G.; Hutchison, J. E. “Molecular-Level Control of Feature Separation in One-Dimensional Nanostructure Assemblies Formed by Biomolecular Nanolithography,” Langmuir 2004, 20, 5982-5988.

65. Inman, C.E.; Reed, S.M.; Hutchison, J. E. “In Situ Deprotection and Assembly of S-Trityl Alkanethiols on Gold Yields Monolayers Comparable to Those Prepared Directly from Alkanethiols,” Langmuir 2004, 20, 9144-9150.

66. McKenzie, L. C.; Huffman, L. M.; Hutchison, J. E. "The Evolution of a Green Chemistry Laboratory Experiment: Greener Brominations of Stilbene," J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82 306-.

67. McKenzie, L. C.; Thompson, J. E.; Sullivan, R.; Hutchison, J. E. "Green chemical processing in the teaching laboratory: A convenient liquid CO2 extraction of natural products," Green Chem. 2004, 6, 355-358.

68. McKenzie, L. C.; Hutchison, J. E. "Green nanoscience: An integrated approach to greener products, processes, and applications," Chemistry Today 2004, 30-33. September 2004 issue.

69. Sinkov, S.I.; Ranko, B.M.; Lumetta, G.J.; Hay B.P.; Hutchison, J.E.; Parks, B.W. "Bicyclic and Acyclic Diamides: Comparison of Their Aqueous Phase Binding Constants with Nd(III), Am(III), Pu(IV), Np(V), Pu(VI), and U(VI)," Inorg. Chem. 2004, 43, 8404-8413.

70. Woehrle, G.H.; Brown, L.O.; Hutchison, J.E. “Thiol-Functionalized, 1.5-nm Gold Nanoparticles through Ligand Exchange Reactions: Scope and Mechanism of Ligand Exchange,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 2172 - 2183.

71. Foster, E.W.; Kearns, G.J.; Goto, S.; Hutchison, J.E. “Patterned Gold-Nanoparticle Monolayers Assembled on the Oxide of Silicon,” Adv. Mater. 2005, 17, 1542-1545.

72. Chambers, R.C.; Inman, C.E.; Hutchison, J.E. “Electrochemical detection of nanoscale phase separation in binary self-assembled monolayers,” Langmuir 2005, 4615-4621.

73. Haack, J.A.; Hutchison, J.E.; Kirchhoff, M.M.; Levy, I. J. “Going Green: Lecture Assignments and Lab Experiences for the College Curriculum,” J. Chem. Ed. 2005, 82, 974-976.

74. Woehrle, G.H.; Hutchison, J.E. “Thiol-functionalized Undecagold Clusters by Ligand Exchange: Synthesis, Mechanism and Properties,” Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 6149-6158.

75. Kearns, G.J. Foster, E.W.; Hutchison, J.E. “Substrates for direct imaging of chemically functionalized SiO2 surfaces by TEM,” Anal. Chem. 2005, In press.

76. Parks, B.W.; Gilbertson, R.D. Hutchison, J.E.; Rather, E.; Weakley, T.J.R.; Rapko, B.M.; Hay, B.P.; Sinkov, S.I. “Ligand Preorganization in Trivalent Lanthanide Binding by Bicyclic Malonamides Probed by Single-Phase Binding Affinity Measurements and X-Ray Crystallography,” Inorg. Chem. In press.

77. Lewis, P.A.; Inman, C.E.; Maya, F.; Tour, J.M.; Hutchison, J.E.; Weiss, P.S. “Molecular Engineering of the Polarity and Interactions of Molecular Electronic Switches,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. In press