• Prof. Banaszak Holl joined the School of Engineering at UAB in 2022. He serves as Associate Dean for Research and has secondary appointments in the Heersink School of Medicine's Division of Pulmonology, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is passionate about engineering education, sustainable design, and the interface of engineering with social justice and human rights.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2023 Applications of AFM-IR for drug delivery vector characterization: infrared, thermal, and mechanical characterization at the nanoscale.Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews.  192:114646. 2023
    2022 Optical photothermal infrared spectroscopy for nanochemical analysis of pharmaceutical dry powder aerosols.International Journal of Pharmaceutics.  122563. 2022
    2022 Anterior cruciate ligament microfatigue damage detected by collagen autofluorescence in situJournal of Experimental Orthopaedics.  9. 2022
    2022 Glass Transition Temperatures of Individual Submicrometer Atmospheric Particles: Direct Measurement via Heated Atomic Force Microscopy ProbeAnalytical Chemistry.  94:11973-11977. 2022
    2022 Nanoparticle Surface Cross-Linking: A Universal Strategy to Enhance the Mechanical Properties of Latex FilmsMacromolecules.  55:5301-5313. 2022
    2022 Morphology and Viscosity Changes after Reactive Uptake of Isoprene Epoxydiols in Submicrometer Phase Separated Particles with Secondary Organic Aerosol Formed from Different Volatile Organic CompoundsACS Earth and Space Chemistry.  6:871-882. 2022
    2022 Anti-tumor Effect of Folate-Binding Protein: In Vitro and in Vivo StudiesMolecular Pharmaceutics.  19:843-852. 2022
    2022 Column Agglutination Assay Using Polystyrene Microbeads for Rapid Detection of Antibodies against SARS-CoV-2ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.  14:2501-2509. 2022
    2021 Visible-Light-Sensitive Triazine-Coated Silica Nanoparticles: A Dual Role Approach to Polymer Nanocomposite Materials with Enhanced PropertiesACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.  13:46033-46042. 2021
    2021 Polymerization-Induced Hierarchical Self-Assembly: From Monomer to Complex Colloidal Molecules and beyondACS Nano.  15:13721-13731. 2021
    2021 Hierarchical Nature of Nanoscale Porosity in Bone Revealed by Positron Annihilation Lifetime SpectroscopyACS Nano.  15:4321-4334. 2021
    2021 Thermally regenerable metal-organic framework with high monovalent metal ion selectivityChemical Engineering Journal.  405. 2021
    2021 Photocatalytic Degradation of 1,4-Dioxane and Malachite Green over Zinc Oxide/Cellulose Nanofiber Using UVA/B from Direct Sunlight and a Continuous Flow Reactor 2021
    2020 ZnO/cellulose nanofiber composites for sustainable sunlight-driven dye degradationACS Applied Nano Materials.  3:10284-10295. 2020
    2020 Microwave-Assisted Hydrothermal Decomposition of Super Absorbent PolymersACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering.  8:14504-14510. 2020
    2020 Bulk to Nanometer-Scale Infrared Spectroscopy of Pharmaceutical Dry Powder AerosolsAnalytical Chemistry.  92:8323-8332. 2020
    2020 Uptake and Retention of Nanoplastics in Quagga Mussels.Global Challenges.  4:1800104. 2020
    2020 Fe/Mg-Modified Carbonate Apatite with Uniform Particle Size and Unique Transport Protein-Related Protein Corona Efficiently Delivers Doxorubicin into Breast Cancer Cells.Nanomaterials.  10. 2020
    2020 Rapid Gel Card Agglutination Assays for Serological Analysis following SARS-CoV-2 Infection in HumansACS sensors2020
    2019 Bicomponent poly(ethylene)/poly(propylene) fiber bonding using dielectric inksColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects.  582. 2019
    2019 An Anterior Cruciate Ligament Failure MechanismAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine.  47:2067-2076. 2019
    2019 Coiled-Coil-Mediated Assembly of an Icosahedral Protein Cage with Extremely High Thermal and Chemical StabilityJournal of the American Chemical Society.  141:9207-9216. 2019
    2018 Cathepsin K inhibition preserves compressive load in lumbar vertebrae of osteoporotic monkeysBone Reports.  9:159-164. 2018
    2018 Topical Deferoxamine Alleviates Skin Injury and Normalizes Atomic Force Microscopy Patterns Following Radiation in a Murine Breast Reconstruction ModelAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  81:604-608. 2018
    2018 Tailoring dendrimer conjugates for biomedical applications: the impact of altering hydrophobicityJournal of Nanoparticle Research.  20. 2018
    2018 Distributions: The Importance of the Chemist's Molecular View for Biological MaterialsBiomacromolecules.  19:1469-1484. 2018
    2017 The Relationship of Collagen Structural and Compositional Heterogeneity to Tissue Mechanical Properties: A Chemical PerspectiveACS Nano.  11:10665-10671. 2017
    2017 Conjugation Dependent Interaction of Folic Acid with Folate Binding ProteinBioconjugate Chemistry.  28:2350-2360. 2017
    2017 Atomic Force Microscopy-Infrared Spectroscopy of Individual Atmospheric Aerosol Particles: Subdiffraction Limit Vibrational Spectroscopy and Morphological AnalysisAnalytical Chemistry.  89:8594-8598. 2017
    2017 Microstructure dependent binding of pigment epithelium derived factor (PEDF) to type I collagen fibrilsJournal of Structural Biology.  199:132-139. 2017
    2017 Nanostructured materials for microwave receptorsProgress in Materials Science.  87:221-245. 2017
    2017 Folate binding protein: therapeutic natural nanotechnology for folic acid, methotrexate, and leucovorinNanoscale.  9:2603-2615. 2017
    2017 Folate-binding protein self-aggregation drives agglomeration of folic acid targeted iron oxide nanoparticlesBioconjugate Chemistry.  28:81-87. 2017
    2017 Dendrimer and dendrimer-conjugate protein complexes and protein coronasCanadian Journal of Chemistry.  95:903-906. 2017
    2016 Estrogen depletion and drug treatment alter the microstructure of type I collagen in boneBone Reports.  5:243-251. 2016
    2016 Three RNA Microenvironments Detected in Fluxional Gene Delivery Polyplex NanoassembliesACS Macro Letters.  5:1104-1108. 2016
    2016 In vivo targeting of metastatic breast cancer via tumor vasculature-specific nano-graphene oxideClinical materials.  104:361-371. 2016
    2016 Increase in Dye:Dendrimer Ratio Decreases Cellular Uptake of Neutral Dendrimers in RAW CellsACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering.  2:1540-1545. 2016
    2016 Role of Cell Membrane-Vector Interactions in Successful Gene DeliveryAccounts of Chemical Research.  49:1486-1493. 2016
    2016 Cationic Polymer Intercalation into the Lipid Membrane Enables Intact Polyplex DNA Escape from Endosomes for Gene DeliveryMolecular Pharmaceutics.  13:1967-1978. 2016
    2016 Substrate-Triggered Exosite Binding: Synergistic Dendrimer/Folic Acid Action for Achieving Specific, Tight-Binding to Folate Binding ProteinBiomacromolecules.  17:922-927. 2016
    2016 Rapid exchange between free and bound states in RNA-dendrimer polyplexes: Implications on the mechanism of delivery and releaseBiomacromolecules.  17:154-164. 2016
    2015 Characterization of Folic Acid and Poly(amidoamine) Dendrimer Interactions with Folate Binding Protein: A Force-Pulling Study 2015
    2015 Generation 3 PAMAM dendrimer TAMRA conjugates containing precise dye/dendrimer ratiosMaterials Today.  4:86-92. 2015
    2015 High-resolution NMR characterization of low abundance oligomers of amyloid-β without purificationScientific Reports.  5. 2015
    2015 G5 PAMAM dendrimer versus liposome: A comparison study on the in vitro transepithelial transport and in vivo oral absorption of simvastatinNanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine.  11:1141-1151. 2015
    2015 Quantitative Measurement of Cationic Polymer Vector and Polymer-pDNA Polyplex Intercalation into the Cell Plasma MembraneACS Nano.  9:6097-6109. 2015
    2015 G5-PEG PAMAM dendrimer incorporating nanostructured lipid carriers enhance oral bioavailability and plasma lipid-lowering effect of probucolJournal of Controlled Release.  210:160-168. 2015
    2015 Force spectroscopy of multivalent binding of riboflavin-conjugated dendrimers to riboflavin binding protein 2015
    2015 Folate binding protein - Outlook for drug delivery applicationsChinese Chemical Letters.  26:426-430. 2015
    2015 Oral Absorption Enhancement of Probucol by PEGylated G5 PAMAM Dendrimer Modified NanoliposomesMolecular Pharmaceutics.  12:665-674. 2015
    2015 Fluorophore:Dendrimer ratio impacts cellular uptake and intracellular fluorescence lifetimeBioconjugate Chemistry.  26:304-315. 2015
    2014 Poly(amidoamine) Dendrimer-Methotrexate Conjugates: The Mechanism of Interaction with Folate Binding ProteinMolecular Pharmaceutics.  11:4049-4058. 2014
    2014 Hyperspectral imaging and characterization of live cells by broadband coherent anti-stokes raman scattering (CARS) microscopy with singular value decomposition (SVD) analysisApplied Spectroscopy.  68:1116-1122. 2014
    2014 Multivalent polymers for drug delivery and imaging: The challenges of conjugationBiomacromolecules.  15:3215-3234. 2014
    2014 Diffusion NMR study of generation-five PAMAM dendrimer materials 2014
    2014 Avidity mechanism of dendrimer-folic acid conjugatesMolecular Pharmaceutics.  11:1696-1706. 2014
    2014 Isolation and characterization of precise dye/dendrimer ratios 2014
    2014 Detergent induction of HEK 293A cell membrane permeability measured under quiescent and superfusion conditions using whole cell patch clamp 2014
    2014 Aryl Halide Radical Clocks as Probes of Stannylene/Aryl Halide C–H Activation RatesJournal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials.  24:250-257. 2014
    2014 Quantification of cytosolic plasmid DNA degradation using high-throughput sequencing: Implications for gene deliveryJournal of Gene Medicine.  16:75-83. 2014
    2014 The role of caveolin-1 and syndecan-4 in the internalization of PEGylated PAMAM dendrimer polyplexes into myoblast and hepatic cellsEuropean Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics.  88:658-663. 2014
    2013 PAMAM dendrimers as quantized building blocks for novel nanostructuresSoft Matter.  9:11188-11196. 2013
    2013 Avidity modulation of folate-targeted multivalent dendrimers for evaluating biophysical models of cancer targeting nanoparticlesACS Chemical Biology.  8:2063-2071. 2013
    2013 Crystallinity and compositional changes in carbonated apatites: Evidence from 31P solid-state NMR, Raman, and AFM analysisJournal of Solid State Chemistry.  206:192-198. 2013
    2013 Variation in type I collagen fibril nanomorphology: the significance and origin.BoneKEy Reports.  2:394. 2013
    2013 Epithelial-mesenchymal transition enhances nanoscale actin filament dynamics of ovarian cancer cells 2013
    2013 Polyplex-induced cytosolic nuclease activation leads to differential transgene expressionMolecular Pharmaceutics.  10:3013-3022. 2013
    2013 Quantitative analysis of generation and branch defects in G5 poly(amidoamine) dendrimer 2013
    2013 Polyplex exposure inhibits cell cycle, increases inflammatory response, and can cause protein expression without cell divisionMolecular Pharmaceutics.  10:1306-1317. 2013
    2013 Type i collagen self-assembly: The roles of substrate and concentration 2013
    2013 Attractive hydration forces in DNA-dendrimer interactions on the nanometer scale 2013
    2013 Dendrimer-based multivalent vancomycin nanoplatform for targeting the drug-resistant bacterial surfaceACS Nano.  7:214-228. 2013
    2013 Nanoscale structure of type I collagen fibrils: Quantitative measurement of D-spacingBiotechnology Journal.  8:117-126. 2013
    2012 Type i collagen D-spacing in fibril bundles of dermis, tendon, and bone: Bridging between nano- and micro-level tissue hierarchyACS Nano.  6:9503-9514. 2012
    2012 Intrinsic dynamics of DNA-polymer complexes: A mechanism for DNA releaseMolecular Pharmaceutics.  9:2743-2749. 2012
    2012 Best practices for purification and characterization of PAMAM dendrimerMacromolecules.  45:5316-5320. 2012
    2012 Efficient in vitro siRNA delivery and intramuscular gene silencing using PEG-modified PAMAM dendrimersMolecular Pharmaceutics.  9:1812-1821. 2012
    2012 Cell volume changes during apoptosis monitored in real time using digital holographic microscopyJournal of Structural Biology.  178:270-278. 2012
    2012 Concurrent enrollment in lecture and laboratory enhances student performance and retentionJournal of Research in Science Teaching.  49:659-682. 2012
    2012 Dual-wavelength digital holographic imaging with phase background subtractionOptical Engineering.  51. 2012
    2012 Bifunctional PAMAM dendrimer conjugates of folic acid and methotrexate with defined ratioBiomacromolecules.  13:982-991. 2012
    2012 Biophysical characterization of a riboflavin-conjugated dendrimer platform for targeted drug deliveryBiomacromolecules.  13:507-516. 2012
    2012 Dendrimer-based multivalent methotrexates as dual acting nanoconjugates for cancer cell targetingEuropean Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.  47:560-572. 2012
    2012 Effect of pH and generation on structural properties of Poly(amidoamine) dendrons studied by molecular dynamics simulationsJournal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience.  9:127-136. 2012
    2012 Estrogen depletion results in nanoscale morphology changes in dermal collagenJournal of Investigative Dermatology.  132:1791-1797. 2012
    2011 Heterogeneous ligand-nanoparticle distributions: A major obstacle to scientific understanding and commercial translationAccounts of Chemical Research.  44:1135-1145. 2011
    2011 Evaluation of a symmetry-based strategy for assembling protein complexes 2011
    2011 2 H -1,2-thiaborin: A new boron-sulfur heterocycleOrganometallics.  30:3698-3700. 2011
    2011 Effect of osteogenesis imperfecta mutations on free energy of collagen model peptides: A molecular dynamics simulationBiophysical Chemistry.  156:146-152. 2011
    2011 Free energy simulation to investigate the effect of amino acid sequence environment on the severity of osteogenesis imperfecta by glycine mutations in collagenBiospectroscopy.  95:401-409. 2011
    2011 Bioanalytical screening of riboflavin antagonists for targeted drug delivery - A thermodynamic and kinetic studyACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters.  2:363-367. 2011
    2011 Design, synthesis, and biological functionality of a dendrimer-based modular drug delivery platformBioconjugate Chemistry.  22:679-689. 2011
    2011 Polyvalent saccharide-functionalized generation 3 poly(amidoamine) dendrimer-methotrexate conjugate as a potential anticancer agentBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry.  19:2557-2564. 2011
    2011 Dual-wavelength linear regression phase unwrapping in three-dimensional microscopic images of cancer cellsOptics Letters.  36:912-914. 2011
    2011 The severity of osteogenesis imperfecta: A comparison to the relative free energy differences of collagen model peptidesBiospectroscopy.  95:182-193. 2011
    2011 Contributions of Ordered Solvent to Long-Range DNA-Dendrimer InteractionsBiophysical Journal.  100:356a-357a. 2011
    2011 Acetonitrile shortage: Use of isopropanol as an alternative elution system for ultra/high performance liquid chromatography 2011
    2011 Nanoscale morphology of Type I collagen is altered in the Brtl mouse model of Osteogenesis ImperfectaJournal of Structural Biology.  173:146-152. 2011
    2010 Erratum: Polycation-induced cell membrane permeability does not enhance cellular uptake or expression efficiency of delivered DNA (Molecular Pharmaceutics (2010) 7:3 (870-883))Molecular Pharmaceutics.  7:2370. 2010
    2010 C-H activation of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, arenes, and ethers using a stannylene/aryl halide mixtureOrganometallics.  29:5033-5039. 2010
    2010 Parallelograms and ladders: Polymorphic solid-state structures and solution equilibria of CpGeClOrganometallics.  29:5004-5009. 2010
    2010 Isolation and characterization of dendrimers with precise numbers of functional groups 2010
    2010 Origin of broad polydispersion in functionalized dendrimers and its effects on cancer-cell binding affinityPhysical Review E.  82. 2010
    2010 Effect of mass transport in the synthesis of partially acetylated dendrimer: Implications for functional ligand-nanoparticle distributionsMacromolecules.  43:6577-6587. 2010
    2010 Solid-state NMR reveals the hydrophobic-core location of poly(amidoamine) dendrimers in biomembranesJournal of the American Chemical Society.  132:8087-8097. 2010
    2010 Polycation-induced cell membrane permeability does not enhance cellular uptake or expression efficiency of delivered DNAMolecular Pharmaceutics.  7:870-883. 2010
    2010 Type i collagen exists as a distribution of nanoscale morphologies in teeth, bones, and tendons 2010
    2010 Distribution of type I collagen morphologies in bone: Relation to estrogen depletionBone.  46:1349-1354. 2010
    2010 Microscopic basis for the mesoscopic extensibility of dendrimer-compacted DNABiophysical Journal.  98:834-842. 2010
    2010 The mechanism of polyplex internalization into cells: Testing the GM1/caveolin-1 lipid raft mediated endocytosis pathwayMolecular Pharmaceutics.  7:267-279. 2010
    2009 Cationic poly(amidoamine) dendrimer induces lysosomal apoptotic pathway at therapeutically relevant concentrationsBiomacromolecules.  10:3207-3214. 2009
    2009 Nanotoxicology: A personal perspectiveWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology.  1:353-359. 2009
    2009 Development of a remanence measurement-based SQUID system with in-depth resolution for nanoparticle imagingPhysics in Medicine and Biology.  54. 2009
    2009 RGD dendron bodies; synthetic avidity agents with defined and potentially interchangeable effector sites that can substitute for antibodiesBioconjugate Chemistry.  20:1853-1859. 2009
    2009 Cationic nanoparticles induce nanoscale disruption in living cell plasma membranes 2009
    2009 Facile hydrothermal synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles with tunable magnetic properties 2009
    2009 Pulsed-laser creation and characterization of giant plasma membrane vesicles from cells. 2009
    2009 Stoichiometry and structure of poly(amidoamine) dendrimer- Lipid complexesACS Nano.  3:1886-1896. 2009
    2009 Silylene- and germylene-mediated C-H activation: Reaction with alkanes, ethers, and aminesOrganometallics.  28:2744-2755. 2009
    2009 Stoichiometries and Energetics of Cationic Nanoparticle-Membrane ComplexesBiophysical Journal.  96:19a. 2009
    2009 The role of ganglioside GM1 in cellular internalization mechanisms of poly(amidoamine) dendrimersBioconjugate Chemistry.  20:1503-1513. 2009
    2008 Interactions of poly(amidoamine) dendrimers with survanta lung surfactant: The importance of lipid domains 2008
    2008 Poly(amidoamine) dendrimers on lipid bilayers I: Free energy and conformation of binding 2008
    2008 Poly(amidoamine) dendrimers on lipid bilayers II: Effects of bilayer phase and dendrimer termination 2008
    2008 Direct formation of propargyltin compounds via C-H activationOrganometallics.  27:2896-2897. 2008
    2008 Synthesis, characterization, and in vitro testing of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles targeted using folic acid-conjugated dendrimersACS Nano.  2:773-783. 2008
    2008 A stannylene/aryl iodide reagent for allylic CH activation and double bond addition chemistryOrganometallics.  27:1041-1043. 2008
    2008 Wide varieties of cationic nanoparticles induce defects in supported lipid bilayers 2008
    2008 The implications of stochastic synthesis for the conjugation of functional groups to nanoparticlesBioconjugate Chemistry.  19:1748-1752. 2008
    2007 Closing the gap between interdisciplinary research and disciplinary teachingACS Chemical Biology.  2:518-520. 2007
    2007 Nanoparticle interaction with biological membranes: Does nanotechnology present a janus face?Accounts of Chemical Research.  40:335-342. 2007
    2007 The bonding geometry of alkylsilanes on gold: Relation to surface pattern development and STM image contrastSurface Science.  601:1937-1943. 2007
    2007 Design and implementation of a studio-based general chemistry courseJournal of Chemical Education.  84:265-270. 2007
    2007 The Binding Avidity of a Nanoparticle-Based Multivalent Targeted Drug Delivery PlatformCell chemical biology.  14:107-115. 2007
    2006 Formation of mixed monolayers of silsesquioxanes and alkylsilanes on gold 2006
    2006 Tin-mediated CH activation and cross-coupling in a single flaskOrganometallics.  25:4738-4740. 2006
    2006 Haptotropic migration from the six- to the five-membered ring of (3a,7a-azaborindenyl)tricarbonylchromium anionOrganometallics.  25:3463-3467. 2006
    2006 Physical interactions of nanoparticles with biological membranes: The observation of nanoscale hole formationJournal of Chemical Health and Safety.  13:16-20. 2006
    2006 Syntheses of ring-fused B-N heteroaromatic compoundsOrganometallics.  25:513-518. 2006
    2006 HPLC analysis of functionalized poly(amidoamine) dendrimers and the interaction between a folate-dendrimer conjugate and folate binding protein 2006
    2006 Interaction of polycationic polymers with supported lipid bilayers and cells: Nanoscale hole formation and enhanced membrane permeabilityBioconjugate Chemistry.  17:728-734. 2006
    2005 Lipid bilayer disruption by polycationic polymers: The roles of size and chemical functional group 2005
    2005 Atomic force microscopy study of early morphological changes during apoptosis 2005
    2005 Synthetic and natural polycationic polymer nanoparticles interact selectively with fluid-phase domains of DMPC lipid bilayers 2005
    2005 Membrane thinning due to antimicrobial peptide binding: An atomic force microscopy study of MSI-78 in lipid bilayersBiophysical Journal.  89:4043-4050. 2005
    2004 Octylgermane on gold: Synthesis, oxidation, and pattern formation 2004
    2004 Band alignment issues related to HfO 2/SiO 2/p-Si gate stacksJournal of Applied Physics.  96:7485-7491. 2004
    2004 Synthesis of a digermane-containing tricylic nonadecadienedione incorporating an equivalent of ring-opened THF 2004
    2004 Oxidation of alkylsilane-based monolayers on gold 2004
    2004 Monolayer pattern evolution via substrate strain-mediated spinodal decompositionPhysical Review Letters.  93. 2004
    2004 Direct observation of lipid bilayer disruption by poly(amidoamine) dendrimersChemistry and Physics of Lipids.  132:3-14. 2004
    2004 A novel MEA/AFM platform for measurement of real-time, nanometric morphological alterations of electrically stimulated neuroblastoma cellsIEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience.  3:111-117. 2004
    2004 Nanoscale probing of the enamel nanorod surface using polyamidoamine dendrimers 2004
    2004 Sequential insertion of formaldehyde and carbon monoxide into a sulfide-bridged Pd-Ge bond followed by reductive elimination to form a [1,3,2] oxathiagermolan-4-oneOrganometallics.  23:2370-2375. 2004
    2004 Deformability of poly(amidoamine) dendrimers 2004
    2004 Insertion of SO2 into a Sulfide-Bridged M-Ge Bond: Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of the O-Germyl-S-sulfoxylate 2004
    2004 Chemical Imaging of Terrace-Based Active Sites on Gold 2004
    2004 DNA-directed synthesis of generation 7 and 5 PAMAM dendrimer nanoclusters 2004
    2004 Dynamic in Situ Characterization of Organic Monolayer Formation via a Novel Substrate-Mediated Mechanism 2004
    2004 Interaction of poly(amidoamine) dendrimers with supported lipid bilayers and cells: Hole formation and the relation to transportBioconjugate Chemistry.  15:774-782. 2004
    2004 Simulated scanning tunneling microscopy images of three-dimensional clusters: H8Si8O12 on Si(100)-2×1Physical Review B.  70. 2004
    2003 Exploring Two Reactions of Ketones with Ge[CH(SiMe3) 2]2: CH and OH InsertionOrganometallics.  22:5054-5062. 2003
    2003 Reactions of Palladium Germylene Complexes: Formation of Sulfide Bridges 2003
    2003 Germylene-induced hydrogenation of benzophenoneOrganometallics.  22:4613-4615. 2003
    2003 The Case of the Disappearing Monolayer: Alkylsilane Monolayer Formation, Oxidation, and Subsequent Transparency to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy 2003
    2003 Germylene reactions with quinones shed light on germylene phenone equilibriaOrganometallics.  22:3222-3229. 2003
    2003 C-H activation of ethers and alkanes by germylene-aryl halide complexesJournal of the American Chemical Society.  125:8986-8987. 2003
    2003 Variable energy X-ray photoemission studies of alkylsilane based monolayers on gold 2003
    2003 Interaction of dendrimers (Artificial Proteins) with biological hydroxyapatite crystals 2003
    2003 Soft x-ray photoemission studies of Hf oxidation 2003
    2003 The differential reactivity of octahydridosilsesquioxane on Si(1 0 0)-2×1 and Si(1 1 1)-7×7: A comparative experimental studyUltramicroscopy.  97:35-45. 2003
    2002 Synthesis and reactivity of a novel palladium germylene systemOrganometallics.  21:5373-5381. 2002
    2002 Effect of surface reconstruction on molecular chemisorption: A scanning tunneling microscopy study of H8Si8O12 clusters on Au(111) 23 × √3 2002
    2002 Investigation of hydridosilsesquioxane-based silicon oxide deposition on Si(111)-7 × 7 2002
    2002 Formation of alkylsilane-based monolayers on goldJournal of the American Chemical Society.  124:6800-6801. 2002
    2002 Reflection-absorption infrared investigation of hydrogenated silicon oxide generated by the thermal decomposition of H 8Si 8O 12 clustersJournal of Applied Physics.  91:9043-9048. 2002
    2002 Tapping mode atomic force microscopy investigation of poly(amidoamine) core-shell tecto(dendrimers) using carbon nanoprobes 2002
    2002 Quick, efficient conversion of phenones to conjugated trienes via germylene cycloadditionOrganometallics.  21:457-459. 2002
    2002 Time-resolved spectroscopic studies of B12 coenzymes: A comparison of the primary photolysis mechanism in methyl-, ethyl-, n-propyl-, and 5′-deoxyadenosylcobalaminJournal of the American Chemical Society.  124:434-441. 2002
    2001 Formation of mixed layers derived from functional silicon oxide clusters on gold 2001
    2001 Self-limiting chemical vapor deposition of an ultra-thin silicon oxide film using tri-(tert-butoxy)silanolThin Solid Films.  397:78-82. 2001
    2001 Tapping mode atomic force microscopy investigation of poly(amidoamine) dendrimers: Effects of substrate and pH on dendrimer deformation 2001
    2001 Intermolecular C-H insertions and cyclization reactions involving a stable germylene [4]Journal of the American Chemical Society.  123:982-983. 2001
    2001 Infrared and density-functional-theory study of spherosiloxane-based model silicon/silicon oxide interfacesPhysical Review B.  64. 2001
    2000 Dynamic nature of hydridosilsesquioxane clusters on gold surfaces 2000
    2000 Photochemistry of transition metal germylenes and metallacyclesOrganometallics.  19:1186-1189. 2000
    2000 Determination of spherosiloxane cluster bonding to Si(100)-2 × 1 by scanning tunneling microscopyPhysical Review Letters.  85:602-605. 2000
    1999 X-ray crystallographic and theoretical comparison of Ge[2,4,6-(CF3)3C6H2]2 and Ge[N(SiMe3)2]2 as ligands in (Ph3P)2NiGeX2 complexesOrganometallics.  18:1547-1552. 1999
    1999 Chemisorption of H8Si8O12 clusters on gold: A novel Si-H bond activation [8]Journal of the American Chemical Society.  121:3232-3233. 1999
    1999 Nucleation of chemical vapor deposited silicon nitride on silicon dioxideApplied Physics Letters.  74:1830-1832. 1999
    1999 H8Si8O12 Clusters on Si(100)-2×l and Gold: A Comparative Infrared Spectroscopic StudyMRS Online Proceedings Library.  567:543. 1999
    1999 The reaction of H8Si8O12 with a chromium oxide surface: A model for stainless steel surface modificationApplied Organometallic Chemistry.  13:279-285. 1999
    1998 The role of second-neighbor effects in photoemission: Are silicon surfaces and interfaces special?Applied Physics Letters.  72:46-48. 1998
    1998 Surface infrared studies of silicon/silicon oxide interfaces derived from hydridosilsesquioxane clustersJournal of the American Chemical Society.  120:7776-7782. 1998
    1998 Activation of arylnitroso substrates on a platinum-germylene complex facilitating the formation of new N-C and N-S bondsJournal of the American Chemical Society.  120:7484-7492. 1998
    1998 An infrared study of H8Si8O12 cluster adsorption on Si(100) surfacesJournal of Chemical Physics.  108:8680-8688. 1998
    1998 Extra-atomic relaxation and core-level binding energy shifts at silicon/silicon oxide interfaces: Effects of cluster size on physical models 1998
    1998 Active Role of a Germylene Ligand in Promoting Reactions of Platinum Complexes with Oxygen and Sulfur Dioxide 1998
    1998 Infrared Study of H10Si10O15 Chemisorbed on a Si(100)-2× Surface 1998
    1997 The role of extra-atomic relaxation in determining Si 2p binding energy shifts at silicon/silicon oxide interfacesJournal of Applied Physics.  82:2298-2307. 1997
    1997 A new model silicon/silicon oxide interface synthesized from H10Si10O15 and Si(100)-2×1Japanese Journal of Applied Physics.  36:1622-1626. 1997
    1997 Intermediates in the catalytic dehydrogenative coupling of arylgermanes 1997
    1997 Synthesis and characterization of a novel diarylgermylene containing electron-withdrawing groupsOrganometallics.  16:2743-2745. 1997
    1997 Transition Metal Germylene Complexes as Hydrogenation Catalysts: The Synthesis of a Rare Bis(amino)germaneAngewandte Chemie International Edition.  36:496-498. 1997
    1996 Photoemission assignments of HxSiO4-x fragments at the Si/SiOx interfaceApplied Physics Letters.  68:1081-1083. 1996
    1996 An inquiry concerning the principles of Si 2p core-level photoemission shift assignments at the Si/SiO2 interfaceJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology B.  14:2824. 1996
    1996 Conversion of [(tBuCH2)2TaN]5 to Cubic TaN: Related Syntheses, EHMO Calculations, and MAS and Spin Echo 15N NMR SpectroscopiesChemistry of Materials.  8:2468-2480. 1996
    1996 Polyamidoimidonitride clusters of zirconium - A molecular orbital study 1996
    1996 Si 2p core-level shifts at the Si(100) interface: An experimental studyPhysical Review B.  54:7686-7689. 1996
    1995 Photoemission assignments of HxSiO4-x fragments at the Si/SiOx interfaceApplied Physics Letters.  1081. 1995
    1995 Ligand Substitution at 19-Electron Centers and the Indenyl Effect in Organometallic Radicals. Electrocatalytic CO Substitution in (Cyclopentadienyl)Fe(CO)3+ and (Indenyl)Fe(CO)3+Organometallics.  14:512-523. 1995
    1995 Reversible Insertion Reactions of a Platinum Germylene ComplexOrganometallics.  14:5008-5010. 1995
    1994 Core-level photoemission and the structure of the Si/SiO2 interface: A reappraisalApplied Physics Letters.  65:1097-1099. 1994
    1994 Synthetic Control of Solid/Solid Interfaces: Analysis of Three New Silicon/Silicon Oxide Interfaces by Soft X-ray PhotoemissionJournal of the American Chemical Society.  116:11819-11826. 1994
    1994 Surface Reactivity of Alkylgold(I) Complexes: Substrate-Selective Chemical Vapor Deposition of Gold from RAuP(CH3)3 (R = CH2CH3, CH3) at Remarkably Low Temperatures 1994
    1994 Ligand substitution at 19-electron organometallic centers. Electrocatalytic CO substitution reactions of (methylcyclopentadienyl)Mn(CO)2NO+ and (indenyl)Mn(CO)2NO+Inorganica Chimica Acta.  226:53-60. 1994
    1993 Low-temperature selective-area deposition of metals: Chemical vapor deposition of gold from ethyl(trimethylphosphine)gold(I)Applied Physics Letters.  62:1475-1477. 1993
    1993 Si/SiO2 interface: New structures and well-defined model systemsPhysical Review Letters.  71:2441-2444. 1993
    1992 Polyamidoimidonitride Clusters of ZirconiumJournal of the American Chemical Society.  114:3854-3858. 1992
    1990 Tantalum amide preparation [1]Chemical and engineering news.  68:2. 1990
    1990 Ammonolysis of Tantalum Alkyls: Formation of Cubic TaN and a Trimeric Nitride, [Cp*MeTaN]3 1990
    1990 Ladder Structure of (tBuCH2)2TaN]5.middot.NH3.middot.2C7H8 and Its Relationship to Cubic TaNJournal of the American Chemical Society.  112:7989-7994. 1990
    1987 Synthesis and Reactivity of A Neutral Tungsten(o) Alkyl Complex: Insertion of C02into The W-ch3bond of Trans,trans-w(ch3)(co)2(no)(pph3)2 and The Structural Characterization of Trans-w(η 2-02cch3)(c0)(n0)(pph3)2Organometallics.  6:1522-1527. 1987


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    2012 Dendrimer-Based Nanoparticle Therapies: Can Uniform Multifunctional Therapeutics Be Made with Current Chemical Approaches?.  295-313. 2012
    2009 Dendrimer Synthesis and Functionalization by Click Chemistry for Biomedical Applications.  177-193. 2009
    2008 Nanoparticle - membrane interactions: Mechanism for enhanced permeability.  289-329. 2008
    2008 Nanoparticle — Membrane Interactions: Mechanism for Enhanced Permeability.  289-329. 2008

    Research Overview

  • The Banaszak Holl lab has a major focus on biological structure and function, particular at the nano and micro scales. We are particularly interested in bone and ligaments. We also have a major focus on nanomaterials, including aerosol formulations and transport proteins, for drug and gene delivery. In addition to our biological work, the group has a long history in synthesis of new materials and polymer science and engineering. We currently have a focus on green and sustainable polymers including developing new methods to depolymerize major industrial polymers that are currently land filled at the end of their useful lifetime. We are also continuing our studies of the environmental and biological interactions of nanoplastics.
    Specific projects currently active in the group include: the mechanism of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) failure; serum protein for drug delivery; aerosol formulations for drug delivery; and environmental nanoplastics.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Inorganic Chemistry, Cornell University 1991
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Chemistry, University of Chicago 1986
  • Full Name

  • Mark Banaszak Holl