(57) Synthesis of Benzoxazoles, Benzimidazoles, and Benzothiazoles Using a Bronsted Acidic Ionic Liquid Gel as an Efficient Heterogeneous Catalyst under a Solvent-Free Condition.

The Thai Nguyen, Xuan-Trang Thi Nguyen, Thuy-Linh Ho Nguyen and Phuong Hoang Tran.                                                         

ACS Omega, 2019, 4, 368-373.


(56) Application of deep eutectic solvent from phenol and choline chloride in electrolyte to improve stability performance in dye-sensitized solar cells.

Phuong Tuyet Nguyen, Thuy-Duy Thi Nguyen, Vinh Son Nguyen, Diem Thi Xuan Dang, Hung Minh Le, Tzu-Chien Wei, Phuong Hoang Tran.                                                         

Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2019, 277, 157-162.

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(55) Iron-catalyzed one-pot sequential transformations: Synthesis of quinazolinones via oxidative Csp3-H bond activation using a new metal-organic framework as catalyst.

Tuong A. To, Yen H. Vo, Hue T. T. Nguyen, Phuong T. M. Ha, Son H. Doan, Tan L. H. Doan, Shuang Li, Ha V. Le, Thach N. Tu, Nam T. S. Phan.                                                         

Journal of Catalysis, 2019, 370, 11-20.

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(54) Monitoring Mechanical, Electronic, and Catalytic Trends in a Titanium Metal Organic Framework Under the Influence of Guest-Molecule Encapsulation Using Density Functional Theory.

Hieu C. Dong, Ha L. Nguyen, Hung M. Le, Nam Thoai, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe & Duc Nguyen-Manh.                                                         

Scientific Reports, 2018, 8:16651.


(53) Reticular control of interpenetration in a complex metal-organic frameworks.

Trang T. M. Nguyen; Hung M. Le, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe and Ha L. Nguyen.                                                         

RSC Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, 2, 2063-2069.


(52) Combining Linker Design and Linker-Exchange Strategies for the Synthesis of a Stable Large-Pore Zr-Based Metal-Organic Framework.

Hue T. T. Nguyen; Thach N. Tu; My V. Nguyen; Tien H. N. Lo; Hiryasu Furukawa; Ngoc N. Nguyen; and My D. Nguyen.                                                         

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10 (41), 35462-35468.


(51) From Reticular Chemistry Design to Density Functional Theory Modeling for New Zeolitic Imidazolate Framwork Topologies Mechanical Stability, Electronic Structure, and CO2 Selectively.

Hieu T. Hoang; Ha L. Nguyen; Thang B. Phan; Sareeya Bureekaew; Yoshiyuki Kawazoe; Duc Nguyen-Manh and Hung M. Le.                                                         

ACS J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (41), 23543-23553.


(50) A Series of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Selective CO2 Capture and Catalytic Oxidative Carboxylation of Olefins.

Nguyen, Huong; Tran, Y; Nguyen, Hung; Nguyen, Tranh; Gándara, Felipe; Nguyen, Phuong.                                                         

ACS Inorganic Chemistry, 2018, 57 (21), 13772-13782.


(49) Chick choriollantoic membrane assay as an in vivo model to study the effect of nanoparticle-based anticancer drugs in ovarian cancer.

Binh Thanh Vu, Sophia Allaf Shahin, Jonas Croissant, Yevhen Fatieiev, Kataro Matsumoto, Tan Le-Hoang Doan, Tammy Yik, Shirleen Simargi, Altagracia Conteras, Laura Ratliff, Chiara Mauriello Jmenez, Laurence Raehm, Niveen Khashab, Jean-Olivier Durand, Carlotta Glackin & Fuyuhiko Tamanoi.                                                         

Scientific Reports, 2018, 8:8524.


(48) Humidity and temperature effects on mechanical properties and conductivity of graft-type polymer electrolyte membrane.

Duy Tap Tran, Yasunari Maekawa, Nguyen La Ly, Shin-ichi Sawada, Quoc Hien Nguyen, Thang Bach Phan, Duy Khiem Do, Luan Le Quang, Shin Hasegawa .                                                         

Radiation Physucs and Chemistry, 2018, 151, 186-191.


(47) Cross-dehydrogenative coupling of coumarins with Csp3-H bonds using an iron-organic framework as a productive heterogeneous.

Son H. Doan, Vu H. H Nguyen, Thuong H. Nguyen, Phuc H. Pham, Ngoc N. Nguyen Anh N. Q. Phan, Thach N. Tu and Nam T. S. Phan.                                                         

RSC Advances, 2018, 8, 10736-10745 .


(46) Microstructural Control by Substrate Heating in Pulse-DC Sputtering Induced Thermoelectric Ge2Sb2Te5 Thin Films.

Athorn Vora-ud, Manish Kumar, Su Bong Jin, Pennapa Muthitamongkol, Mati Horprathum Somporn Thaowonkeaw, Watchara Chao-moo, Chancana Thanachayanont, Phan Bach Thang, Tosawat Seetawan, and Jeon Geon Han .                                                         

Journal Alloys and Compounds, 2018, 763, 430-435.


(45) Effect of Optical Absorption in Deep Ultraviolet Nanowire Light-Emitting Diodes.

M. Djavid, D.D. Choudhary, M.R. Philip, T.H.Q Bui, O. Akinnuoye, T.T. Pham, H.P.T. Nguyen.                                                             

Photonics and Nanostructures Fudamentals and Applications, 2018, 29, 206-110.


(44) Encapsulating Gold Nanoparticles in Zeolite Imidazolate Framework Crystal for Novel Optical Response.

Thi Tan Pham, Long Ngoc Le, Hoa Ngoc Nguyen, Thoa Thi Kim Luong, Thanh Ngoc Pham, Ha Lac Nguyen, Khang Trung Nguyen.

Polyhedron, 2018, 148, 171-177.


(43) Photonic crystal-based permutation switch for optical networks. Photon Netw Commun.

Mehrdad Djavid, Mohammad Hadi Tavakoli Dastjerdi, Moab Rajan Philip, Dipayan Datta Choudhary, Thi Tan Pham, Abdallah Khreishah, Hieu Pham Trung Nguyen.

Photon Netw Commun, 2018, 35, 1, 90-96.


(42) Penetrating probability and cross section of the Li+-C60 encapsulation process through an Ab Initio molecular dynamics investigation.

Thi Ho, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Hung M. Le.

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 7007-7013.


(41) Effect of annealing temperature on thernoelectric properties of Ga and In dually doped-ZnO thin films.

Anh T. T. Pham, Hanh K. T. Ta, Yi-ren Liu, Masoud Aminzare, Deniz P. Wong, Truong H. Nguyen, Ngoc K. Pham, Thu B. N. Le, Tosawat Seetawan, Heongkyu Ju, Sunglae Cho, Kyei-Hsien Chen, Vinh C. Tran, Thang .B Phan.

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 747 (2018) 156-165.


(40) Hyrogen adsorption engineering by Intramolecular Proton transfer on 2D nanosheets.

Haleem Lee, Viet Q. Bui, Hung Le, Sora Bak, Yunhee Cho, Meeree Kim, Se Hwang Kang, Sung Wng Kim, Hyoyoung Lee.               

NPG Asia Materials, 2018, 10, 441-454.


(39) Zeolite imidazolate frameworks in catalysis: Synthesis of benzimidazoles via cascade redox condensation using Co-ZIF-67 as an efficient heterogeneous catalyst.

Nam Phan, Viet Nguyen, Chung K. Nguyen, Kien N. Tran, Thach Tu, Tung Nguyen, Ha Dang, Thanh Truong.

Applied Catalysis A: General, 2018, 555, 20-26.


(38) A new transformation of coumarins via direct C-H bond activation utilizing an iron-organic frame work as recyclable catalyst.

Phuc H. Pham, Son H. Doan, Hang T. T. Tran, Ngoc N. Nguyen, Anh N. Q. Phan, Ha V. Le, Thach N. Tu and Nam T. S. Phan.

Catalysis Science & Technology, 2018, 8, 1267-1271.


(37) Comprehensive resistive switching behavior of hybrid polyvinyl alcohol and TiO2 nanotube nanocomposites from combining experimental and density funtional theory studies.

Ngoc Kim Pham, Nam Hoang vu, Viet Van Pham, Hanh Kieu Thi Ta, Thi Minh Cao, Nam Thoai and Vinh Cao Tran.

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 1971-1979.


(36) An interdigitated ISFET-type sensor based on LPCVD grown graphene for ultrasensitive detection of carbaryl.

Cao Thi Thanh, Nguyen Hai Binh, Nguyen Van Tu, Vu Thi Thu, Maxime Bayle, Matthieu Paillet, Jean Louis Sauvajol, Phan Bach Thang, Tran Dai Lam, Phan Ngoc Minh, Nguyen Van Chuc.

Sensors and Actuators B 260 (2018) 78-85.


(35) Anion-Cation Double Subsitution in Transition Metal Dichalcogenide to Accelerate Water Dissociation Kinetic for Electrocatalysis.

Ngoc Quang Tran, Quoc Viet Bui, Minh Hung Le, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe and Hyoyoung Lee

Advanced Energy Materials. 2018, 1702139.


(34) Enhancing Proton Conductivity in a Metal-Organic Framework at T > 80 degree celsius Anchoring Strategy.

My V, Nguyen, Tien H. N. Lo, Loc Cam Luu, Hue Thu Thi Nguyen and Thach Ngoc Tu.

J. Mater. Chem. A. 2018, 6, 1816-1821.


(33) New Metal-Organic Frameworks for Chemical Fixation of CO2.

Phuong T. K. Nguyen, Huong T. D. Nguyen, Hung N. Nguyen, Christopher A. Trickett, Quang T. Ton, Enrique Gutierrez-Puebla, M.Angeles Monge, Kyle E. Cordova, and Felioe Gandara.

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2018, 10 (1), 733-744.


(32) A highly active copper-based metal-organic framework catalyst for a Friedel-Crafts alkylation in the synthesis of bis(indolyl)methanes under ultrasound irradiation.

Huong T. D. Nguyen, The T. Nguyen, Phuong T. K. Nguyen and Phuong Hoang Tran.

Arabian Journal of Chemistry. 201855 (1), 292-299.



(31) Controlling color emission of InGaN/AlGaN nanowire light -emitting diodes grown by molecular beam epitaxy.

Moab R. Philip, Dipayan D. Choudhary, Mehrdad Djavid, and Md Nasiruddin Bhuyian, James Piao, Thi T. Pham, Durgamadhab Misra and Hieu P. T. Nguyen.

J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B, 2017, 35(2), 02B108-1-5.

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(30) Surface Functionalization of WO3 Thin Films with (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane and Succinic anhydride.

Thi Kieu Hanh Ta, Thi Nhu Hoa Tran, Quang Minh Nhat Tran, Duy Phong Pham, Kim Ngoc Pham, Thi Thanh Cao, Yong Soo Kim, Dai Lam Tran, Heongkyu.

Journal of Elec Mater, 2017, 46:3345.


(29) Cu-induced Dieledtric Breakdown of Porous Low Dielectric Constant Film.
Yi-Lung Cheng, Chih-Yen Lee, Yao-Liang Huang, Chung-Ren Sun, Wen Hsi Lee, Giin-Shan Chen, Jau-Shiung Fang, and Bach Thang Phan.

Journal of Elec Mater, 2017, 46:3627.


(28) AC electrical conduction of Cr-doped SrTiO3 thin films with oxygen deficient interface layer.                                                        

Bach Thang Phan, Ki Tae Eom and Jaichan Lee.

Journal of Elec Mater. 2017, 46:3796.


(27) Effect of Post-annealing processes on Filamentary-based resistive switching mechanism of Chromium oxide thin films.

Ngoc Kim Pham, Kieu Hanh Thi Ta, Vinh Cao Tran, Van Hieu Le, Bao Thu Le Nguyen, Heong Kyu Ju, Tosawat Seetawan, Bach Thang Phan.

Journal of Elec Mater, 2017, 46:3285.


(26) The Chemistry of Titanium-based Metal-Organic Frameworks.                                                                                                                               

Nguyen Lac Ha.

RCS New Journal of Chemistry. 2017, 41, 14030-14043.


(25) Atomistic Observation of the Collision and Migration of Li on the MoSe2 and WS2 Surfaces through Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics.

T. T. Ho, V. Q. Bui, T. B. Phan, Y. Kawazoe, H. M. Le.

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.2017, 19, 27332-27342.


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(24) Label-Free Optical Biochemical Sensors via Liquid-Cladding-Induced Modulation of Waveguide Modes

Nhu Hoa Thi Tran, Jisoo Kim, Thang Bach Phan, Sungwon Khym, Heongkyu Ju.
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 31478−31487.

(23) A new superacid hafnium-based metal-organic framework as a highly active heterogeneous catalyst for the synthesis of benzoxazoles under solvent-free condition.

Linh H. T. Nguyen, The T. Nguyen, Ha L. Nguyen, Tan L. H. Doan, Phuong H. Tran.
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, In Press.

(22) An anchoring strategy leads to enhanced proton conductivity in a new metal-organic framework.

Tien H. N. Lo, My V. Nguyen, Thanh N. Tu.
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 1509-1516.

(21) A five coordination Cu(II) cluster-based MOF and its application in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals via sp3 C–H/N–H oxidative coupling.

Thuan V. Tran, Hanh T. N. Le, Hiep Q. Ha, Xuan N. T. Duong, Linh H.-T. Nguyen, Tan L. H. Doan, Ha L. Nguyen, and Thanh Truong.
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 3453-3458.

(20) A Titanium–Organic Framework: Engineering of the Band Gap Energy for Photocatalytic Property Enhancement .

Ha L. Nguyen, Thanh T. Vu, Dinh Le, Tan L. H. Doan, Viet Q. Nguyen, and Nam T. S. Phan.
ACS. Catalysis, 2017, 7, 338-342.



(19) High Methanol Uptake Capacity in Two New Series of Metal-Organic Frameworks: Promising Materials for Adsorption-Driven Heat Pump Applications.

B. T. Nguyen, H. L. Nguyen, T. C. Nguyen, K. E. Cordova, and H. Furukawa, Chem. Mater.201628, 6243-6249.

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(18) Mixed-Metal Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks and their Selective Capture of Wet Carbon Dioxide over Methane.

N. T. T. Nguyen, T. N. H. Lo, J. Kim, H. T. D. Nguyen, T. B. Le, K. E. Cordova, H. Furukawa, Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 6201-6207

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(17) An efficient combination of Zr-MOF and microwave irradiation in catalytic Lewis acid Friedel-Crafts benzoylation.

T. L. H. Doan, T. Q. Dao, H. N. Tran, P. H. Tran, T. N. Le,
Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 7875-7880

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(16) A Titanum-Organic Framework as an Exemplar of Combining the Chemistry of Metal- and Covalent-Organic Frameworks.

H. L. Nguyen, F. Gándara, H. Furukawa, T. L. H. Doan,
K. E.Cordova, O. M. Yaghi, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 4330-4333

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(15) High proton conductivity at low relative humidity in an anionic Fe-based Metal–organic framework

T. N. Tu, N. Q. Phan, T. T. Vu, H. L. Nguyen, K. E.Cordova, H. Furukawa, J. Mater. Chem A., 2016, 4,3638-3641.

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(14) New Topological Co2(BDC)2(DABCO) as Highly Active Heterogeneous Catalyst for Amination of Oxazoles via Oxidative C-H/N-H Couplings

T. N. Tu, K. D. Nguyen, T. N. Nguyen, T. Truong, N. T. S. Phan, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, 6, 1384-1392.

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(13) Three-Dimensional Metal-Catecholate Frameworks and their Ultrahigh Proton Conductivity

N. T. T. Nguyen, H. Furukawa, F. Gándara, C. A. Trickett, H. M. Jeong, K. E. Cordova, O. M. Yaghi, J. Am. Chem. Soc.,2015, 137, 15394-15397.

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(12) Synthesis and Selective CO2 Capture Properties of a Series of Hexatopic Linker–Based Metal-Organic Frameworks
P. T. K. Nguyen, H. T. D. Nguyen, H. Q. Pham, J. Kim, K. E. Cordova, H. Furukawa, Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54, 10065.


(11) Azobenzene-Containing Metal-Organic Framework as an Efficient Heterogeneous Catalyst for Direct Amidation of Benzoic Acids: Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds

L. T. M. Hoang, L. H. Ngo, H. L. Nguyen, C. K. Nguyen, B. T. Nguyen, Q. T. Ton, H. K. D. Nguyen, K. E. Cordova, T. Truong, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 17132.

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(10) Tailoring the Optical Absorption of Water Stable Zr(IV)- and Hf(IV)-Based Metal- Organic Framework Photocatalysts
T. L. H. Doan, H. L. Nguyen, H. Q. Pham, N.-N. Pham-Tran, T. N. Le, K. E. Cordova, Chem. Asian J., 2015, 10, 2660.


(9) The Development of Global Science
K. E. Cordova, H. Furukawa, O. M. Yaghi, ACS Cent. Sci., 2015, 1, 18.

(8) Introduction of Functionality, Selection of Topology, and Enhancement of Gas Adsorption in Multivariate Metal-Organic Framework-177
Y.-B. Zhang, H. Furukawa, N. Ko, W. Nie, H. J. Park, S. Okajima, K. E. Cordova, H. Deng, J. Kim, O. M. Yaghi, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 2641.


(7) Significant Enhancement of Water Vapour Uptake at Low Pressure by Amine-Functionalization of UiO-67
N. Ko, J. Hong, S. Sung, K. E. Cordova, H. J. Park, J. K. Yang, J. Kim, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 2047.

(6) Tailoring the Water Adsorption Properties of MIL-101 Metal-Organic Frameworks by Partial Functionalization
N. Ko, P. G. Choi, J. Hong, M. Yeo, S. Sung, K. E. Cordova, H. J. Park, J. K. Yang, J. Kim, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 2057.



(5) Propargylamine Synthesis via Direct Oxidative C-C Coupling Reaction between N,N-dimethylanilines and Terminal Alkynes under Metal-Organic Framework Catalysis
G. H. Dang, D. T. Nguyen, D. T. Le, T. Truong, N. T. S. Phan, J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2014, 395, 300.



(4) Selective Capture of Carbon Dioxide under Humid Conditions by Hydrophobic Chabazite-Type Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks
N. T. T. Nguyen, H. Furukawa, F. Gándara, H. T. Nguyen, K. E. Cordova, O. M. Yaghi, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 10645.

(3) Engineering of Band Gap in Metal–Organic Frameworks by Functionalizing Organic Linker: A Systematic Density Functional Theory Investigation
H. Q. Pham, T. Mai, N.-N. Pham-Tran, Y. Kawazoe, H. Mizuseki, D. Nguyen-Manh, J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 4567.

(2) Dielectrophoresis-Assembled Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Nanoparticle-Coupled Resonators for Highly Sensitive and Selective Gas Detection
Y. Hwang, H. Sohn, A. Phan, O. M. Yaghi, R. N. Candler, Nano Lett. 2013, 13, 5271.
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(1) Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-Coupled Resonators for Enhanced Gas Detection
Y. Hwang, A. Phan, K. Galatsis, O. M. Yaghi, R. N. Chandler, J. Micromech. and Microeng. 2013, 23, 125027.