Dr. Banghao Chen, Director of NMR Facilities, Senior Research Associate

Ph.D. in Chemistry

Dr. Banghao Chen

Contact Information

Office 2003 CSL 850.644.3334
Lab 1009 & 5100 CSL
012 & 703 DLC


– NMR Lab and Facility Management
– Applications of NMR in wide range of fields, such as: chemistry, biology, material science,
medicine, petroleum industry, and environmental study, etc


NA Nosratabad, Z Jin, H Arabzadeh, B Chen, C Huang, H Mattoussi, Molar Excess of Coordinating N heterocyclic Carbene Ligands Triggers Kinetic Digestion of Gold Nanocrystals, Dalton Transactions, 2023, in process.
Suruchi Sharma, Shiffali Middha, Atul Khanna, Banghao Chen, “Comparative study of Eu3+ doped calcium borate glasses and crystalline calcium hexaborate phosphors”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 2023, in process
JT Larson, KD Wix, B Chen, SE Latturner, “Metal Flux Growth of Lanthanide Carbide Hydrides Using AnthraMetal Flux Growth of Lanthanide Carbide Hydrides Using Anthracenecene”, Inorganic Chemistry, 2023, 62 (33), 13277-13283
Zachary A. VanOrman, Rachel Weiss, Alexander S. Bieber, Banghao Chen, Lea Nienhaus,
“CdSe Nanoplatelet-Sensitized Upconversion:(Lateral) Size Matters”, Chemical Communications, 2023, 59 (3), 322-325 (1H DOSY)
Z.T. Messegee, P. Gall, H. Bhandari, P.E. Siegfried, C. Kang, B. Chen, C.R. Conti III, B. Chen, M. Croft, Q. Zhang, S. N. Qadri, J. Prestigiacomo, N. J. Ghimire, P. Gougeon, and X. Tan, “LiMo8O10: Polar Crystal Structure with Infinite Edge-Sharing Molybdenum Octahedra”, Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 35, 13924–13932 (SS-NMR)
L Du, NA Nosratabad, Z Jin, C Zhang, S Wang, B Chen, H Mattoussi, “Luminescent Quantum Dots Stabilized by N-Heterocyclic Carbene Polymer Ligands” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021, 143 (4), 1873-1884 (DOSY, HMBC, T1/T2, VT)
H Yang, J Bright, B Chen, P Zheng, X Gao, B Liu, S Kasani, X Zhang, “Chemical interaction and enhanced interfacial ion transport in a ceramic nanofiber–polymer composite electrolyte for all-solid-state lithium metal batteries”, Journal of materials chemistry A, 2020, 8 (15), 7261-7272 (SS-NMR)
SA Shaheen, M Yang, B Chen, JB Schlenoff, “Water and ion transport through the glass transition in polyelectrolyte complexes”, Chemistry of Materials, 2020, 32 (14), 5994-6002. (VT, Salty, DOSY)
Liang-Jin Xu, Haoran Lin, Sujin Lee, Chenkun Zhou, Michael Worku, Maya Chaaban, Qingquan He, Anna Plaviak, Xinsong Lin, Banghao Chen, Mao-Hua Du, Biwu Ma, “0D and 2D: The Cases of Phenylethylammonium Tin Bromide Hybrid”, Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 11, 4692–4698
Carl R. Conti III, Giovanni Quiroz-Delfi, Joanna S. Schwarck, Banghao Chen, and Geoffrey F. Strouse, “Carrier Density, Effective Mass, and Nuclear Relaxation Pathways in Plasmonic Sn:In2O3 Nanocrystals”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124, 51, 28220–28229.
Amandeep Kaur, Atul Khanna, PSR Krishna, AB Shinde, Marina González-Barriuso, Fernando González, Banghao Chen, “Structure of copper tellurite and borotellurite glasses by neutron diffraction, Raman, 11B MAS-NMR and FTIR spectroscopy”, Physics and Chemistry of Glasses-European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part B, 2020, 61, 1, 27-39
P Kaur, A Khanna, N Kaur, P Nayar, B Chen Synthesis and structural characterization of alumina nanoparticles, Phase Transitions, 2020, 1-10
TV Bui, SJ Umbarila, B Wang, T Sooknoi, G Li, B Chen, DE Resasco,“High-temperature grafting silylation for minimizing leaching of acid functionality from hydrophobic mesoporous silicas used as catalysts in the liquid phase”, Langmuir, 2019, 35 (21), 6838-6852
G Li, B Wang, B Chen, DE Resasco, “Role of water in cyclopentanone self-condensation reaction catalyzed by MCM-41 functionalized with sulfonic acid groups”, Journal of Catalysis, 2019, 377, 245-254
Yujun Jia, Jinshan Yang, Kewei Wang, Md Atiqur Rahman Chowdhury, Banghao Chen, Yifeng Su, Bill C Nickerson, Chengying Xu, “Aligned carbon nanotube/carbon (CNT/C) composites with exceptionally high electrical conductivity at elevated temperature to 400 C”, Materials Research Express, 2019, 6(11), 11632.
S. Lee, C Zhou, J Neu, D Beery, A Arcidiacono, M Chaaban, H Lin, A. Gaiser, B. Chen, T. Albrecht-Schmitt, T. Siegrist, B. Ma, “Bulk Assemblies of Lead Bromide Trimer Clusters with Geometry Dependent Photophysical Properties”, Chemistry of Materials, 2019, 32, 1, 374-380.
L. Xu, M Worku, Q He, H Lin, C Zhou, B Chen, X Lin, Y Xin, B Ma, “Ligand-Mediated Release of Halides for Color Tuning of Perovskite Nanocrystals with Enhanced Stability” The journal of physical chemistry letters, 2019, 10 (19), 5836-5840
Y Su, EBDS Filho, N Peek, B Chen, AE Stiegman, “High Refractive Index Polymers (n > 1.7), Based on Thiol–Ene Cross-Linking of Polarizable P═S and P═Se Organic/Inorganic Monomers”, Macromolecules, 2019, 52 (22), 9012-9022
C. Zhou, H. Lin, J. Neu, Y. Zhou, M. Chaaban, S. Lee, M. Worku, B. Chen, R. Clark, W. Cheng, J. Guan, P. Djurovich, D. Zhang, X. Lü, J. Bullock, C. Pak, M. Shatruk, M. Du, T. Siegrist, B. Ma, “Green emitting single-crystalline bulk assembly of metal halide clusters with near-unity photoluminescence quantum efficiency”, ACS Energy Letters, 2019, 4 (7), 1579-1583.
Chau Tran, Robert Papoular, Lauren Marbella, Jill Millstone, Milan Gembicky, Banghao Chen, Arun Royappa, “Synthesis and characterization of model copper (I) and gold (I) thiolate nanoparticle precursor complexes”, Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society”, 2018, 255
A Timothy Royappa, Chau M Tran, Robert J Papoular, Mohsan Khan, Lauren E Marbella, Jill E Millstone, Milan Gembicky, Banghao Chen, William Shepard, Erik Elkaim, “Copper (I) and gold (I) thiolate precursors to bimetallic nanoparticles”, Polyhedron, 2018, 155, 359-365
B Zeng, G Palui, C Zhang, N Zhan, W Wang, X Ji, B Chen, H Mattoussi, “Characterization of the ligand capping of hydrophobic CdSe–ZnS quantum dots using NMR spectroscopy”, Chemistry of Materials, 2018, 30 (1), 225-238
C. Zhou, H. Lin, Y. Tian, Z. Yuan, R. Clark, B. Chen, LJ van de Burgt, J. C Wang, Y. Zhou, K. Hanson, Q. J. Meisner, J. Neu, T. Besara, T. Siegrist, E. Lambers, P. Djurovich, B. Ma, “Luminescent zero-dimensional organic metal halide hybrids with near-unity quantum efficiency”, Chemical science, 2018, 9 (3), 586-593.
G Yang, K Kim, W Wang, B Chen, H Mattoussi, DT Hallinan Jr, “Scaling Laws for Polymer Chains Grafted onto Nanoparticles”, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2018, 219 (8), 1700417
C. Zhang, G. Palui, B. Zeng, N. Zhan, B. Chen, H Mattoussi, “Non-Invasive Characterization of the Organic Coating of Biocompatible Quantum Dots Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy”, Chemistry of Materials, 2018, 30 (10), 3454-3466
R. Kaur, A. Khanna, M. González-Barriuso, F. González, B. Chen, “Structural, optical and thermal properties of glass and anti-glass phases in strontium tellurite and borotellurite systems doped with europium”, Materials Research Bulletin, 2018, 106, 288-295
B Zeng, G Palui, C Zhang, N Zhan, W Wang, X Ji, B Chen, H Mattoussi, “Characterization of the Ligand Capping of Hydrophobic CdSe–ZnS Quantum Dots Using NMR Spectroscopy”, Chemistry of Materials, 2017, 30 (1), 225-238.
C. Zhou, Y. Tian, Z. Yuan, H. Lin, B. Chen, R. Clark, T. Dilbeck, Y. Zhou, J. Hurley, J. Neu, T. Besara, T. Siegrist, P. Djurovich, and B. Ma, “Highly Efficient Broadband Yellow Phosphor Based on Zero-Dimensional Tin Mixed-Halide Perovskite”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (51), 44579–44583
M. Polapally, B. Chen, J. Kinyon, B. Yan, N. Dalal, “Self-assembled hybrid solid of luminescent Ru (II)/Cu (II) polypyridyl metal-organic framework”, Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 2017, 84, 93-95.
L. Gill, A. Beste, B. Chen, M. Li, A. KP Mann, S. H Overbury, E.W Hagaman, “Fast MAS 1H NMR Study of Water Adsorption and Dissociation on the (100) Surface of Ceria Nanocubes: A Fully Hydroxylated, Hydrophobic Ceria Surface”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, 7450–7465
N. Gupta, A. Kaur, A. Khanna, F. González , B. Chen, “Structure-properties Correlation in TiO2-Bi2O3-B2O3-TeO2 glass” . Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2017, 470, 168-177.
A Kaur, A Khanna, H Bhatt, M Gónzález-Barriuso, F González, B Chen, M. Deo “B O and Te O speciation in bismuth tellurite and bismuth borotellurite glasses by FTIR, 11 B MAS-NMR and Raman spectroscopy” Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2017, 470, 19-26.
A. Kaur, A. Khanna, M Gónzález-Barriuso, F. González, B. Chen, “Short-range structure and thermal properties of alumino-tellurite glasses”. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2017, 470, 14-18.
Kandasamy, B.S. Bassil, J. Beckmann, B. Chen, N. Dalal, U. Kortz, “pH-Dependent Assembly of Cyclobutyltellurium(IV)-Containing Dimeric Tungstoarsenates(III)”, Journal of Cluster Science, 2017, 28, 825-837.
A. Dragulescu-Andrasi, L. Z. Miller, B. Chen, D. T. McQuade, M. Shatruk, “Facile Conversion of Red Phosphorous to Soluble Polyphosphide Anions by Reaction with Potassium Ethoxide”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 3904-08.
A. Kaur, A. Khanna, F. González , C. Pesquera, B. Chen, “Structural, optical, dielectric and thermal properties of molybdenum tellurite and borotellurite glasses. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2016, 444, 1–10.
A. Penkova, M. Dmitrienko, Pmarip, B. Chen, Sumire-san, S. Ermakov, Markeloved, “Impact of fullerene loading on the structure and transport properties of polysulfone mixed-matrix membranes”, Journal of Materials Science, 2016, 51 (16), 7652-7659
Royappa, A.; Royappa, Andrew; Moral, Raphael; Rheingold, Arnold; Papoular, Robert; Blum, Deke; Duong, Tien; Stepherson, Jacob; Vu, Oliver; Mercer, Andrew; Pekarek, Allegra; Kelly, Dylan; Andre, Gilles; Kourkoumelis, Nikolaos; Suchomel, Matthew; Chen, Banghao; Golen, James, “Copper(I) Oxalate Complexes: Synthesis, Structures and Surprises”, Polyhedron, 2016, 119, 563-574.
R. Liu, G. Zhang, H. Cao, S. Zhang, Y. Xie, A. Haider, U. Kortz, B. Chen, N. Dalal, Y. Zhao,
L. Zhi, C. Wu, L. Yan, Z. Su, B. Keita, “Enhanced Proton and Electron Reservoir Abilities of Polyoxometalate Grafted on Graphene for Highly Performance Hydrogen Evolution”, Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, 9, 1012-1023
L. Zhang, K. Chen, B. Chen, J. L. White, D. E. Resasco, “Stability of Zeolite Faujasite under Various Water Partial Pressures”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137,11810-11819.
N. Kaur, A. Khanna, M. Gónzález-Barriuso, F. González, B. Chen, “Effects of Al3+, W6+, Nb5+, and Pb2+ on the structure and properties of borotellurite glasses” J. Non-Crystalline Solids, 2015, 429, 153-163.
B. Kandasamy, B.S. Bassil, J. Beckmann, B. Chen, N. Dalal, U. Kortz, “Incorporation of Organotellurium(IV) in Polyoxometalates”, J. Organometalic Chem., 2015, 796, 33-38.
X. Ma, P. Chai, B. Chen, E. Lochner, S. E Latturner, “RFe 2 MgxAl 8− x (R= La–Nd and Sm; x≈ 0.8): Flux synthesis, structure, magnetic and electrical properties”, J. Solid State Chem. 2015, 229, 181-187.
P. Nayar , A. Khanna , D. Kabiraj , S.R. Abhilash, B.D. Beake , Y. Losset , B. Chen: “Structural, optical and mechanical properties of amorphous and crystalline alumina thin films” Thin Solid Films, 2014, 568,19–24.
T. V. Blankenship, B. Chen, S. E. Latturner, “Ca53In13B4-xH23+x : “a complex calcium indium subhydride featuring ionic and metallic regions”, Chem. Mater. 2014, 26(10), 3202-3208.
A. Khanna, A. Saini, B. Chen, F. González, B. Ortiz, “Structural characterization of PbO–B
2O3–SiO2 glasses”, Phys. Chem. Glasses: Eur. J. Glass Sci. Technol. B, 2014, 55 (2), 65–73
A. Penkova, S. Acquah, M. Dmitrenko, B. Chen, K. Semenov, H. Kroto, “Transport properties of cross-linked fullerenol–PVA membranes”, Carbon, 2014, 76, 446-450.
A. Khanna, A. Saini, B. Chen, F. González , C. Pesquera, “Structural study of bismuth borosilicate, aluminoborate and aluminoborosilicate glasses by 11B and 27Al MAS NMR spectroscopy and thermal analysis” J. Non-Crystalline Solids, 2013, 373-374, 34-41.
E. L. Zodrow , R. Helleur, U. Werner-Zwanziger, B. Chen, J. A. D’Angelo, “Spectrochemical study of coalified Trigonocarpus grandis (Pennsylvaniantree-fern ovule, Canada): Implications for fossil–organ linkage”, International Journal of Coal Geology 2013,109–110, 24–35.
L. Z. Miller, J. L. Steinbacher, T. I. Houjeiry, A. R. Longstreet, K. L. Woodberry, B. F. Gupton, B. Chen, R. Clark, D. T. McQuade, “Controlled Synthesis of Silica Capsules: Taming the Reactivity of SiCl4 Using Flow and Chemistry”, J. Flow Chem. 2012,2, 92-102
P. Tucker, J. Nyffeler, B. Chen,; A. Ozarowski, , R. Stillwell, S. Latturner, “A tale of two metals: New cerium iron borocarbide intermetallics grown from rare-earth/transition metal eutectic fluxes” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134,12138-12148
X. Ma; B. Chen; S. E. Latturner, “Synthesis and Properties of New Multinary Silicides R5Mg5Fe4AlxSi18–x (R = Gd, Dy, Y, x ≈ 12) Grown in Mg/Al Flux”, Inorganic Chemistry, 2012, 51 (11), 6089–6095
S. D. Bhagat, J. Chatterjee, B. Chen, A. E. Stiegman, “High Refractive Index Polymers Based on Thiol−Ene Cross-Linking Using Polarizable Inorganic/Organic Monomers”, Macromolecules, 2012, 45,1174-1181.
E. W. Hagaman, B. Chen, J. Jiao, W. Parsons, “Solid-State 17O NMR Study of Benzoic Acid Adsorption On Metal Oxide Surfaces”, Solid-state NMR, 2012, 41, 60-67
J. L. MacDonald, U. Werner-Zwanziger, B. Chen, J. W. Zwanziger, D. Forgeron, “A 43Ca and 13C NMR Study of the Chemical Interaction Between Poly(ethylene-vinylacetate) and White Cement During Hydration,” Solid State NMR, 2011, 40, 78-83.
C.D.L. Saunders, L.E. Longobardi, M.D. Lumsden, N. Burford, U. Werner-Zwanziger, B. Chen, R. Mcdonald, “Comprehensive Chemical Characterization of Complexes Involving Lead-Amino Acid Interactions” , Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50(7), 2799-2810
B. Chen, Y. Huang, “Formation of Microporous Material AlPO4-18 under Dry-Gel Conversion Conditions”, Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2011, 143, 14-21
B. Chen, U. Werner-Zwanziger, J. W. Zwanziger, M. L. F. Nascimento, L. Ghussn, E. D. Zanotto, “Correlation of network structure with devitrification mechanism in lithium and sodium diborate glasses”, J. Non-Crystalline Solids , 2010, 356(44-49), 2641-2644.
E. W. Hagaman, J. Jiao, B. Chen, Z. Ma, H. Yin, S. Dai, “Surface aluminium Surface alumina species on modified titanium dioxide: A solid-state 27Al MAS and 3QMAS NMR investigation of catalyst supports”, Solid-state NMR, 2010, 37, 82-90.
B. Chen, C. Kirby, Y. Huang, “An Investigation of the Crystallization of Molecular Sieve AlPO4-5 by Dry-gel Conversion Method”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113, 15868-15876
B. Chen, U. Werner-Zwanziger, M. L. F. Nascimento, L. Ghussn, E. D. Zanotto, J. W. Zwanziger, “Structural Similarity on Multiple Length Scales and its Relation to Devitrification Mechanism: A Solid-State NMR Study of Alkali Diborate Glasses and Crystals”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2009, 113, 20725-20732.
B. Chen, Y. Huang, “Dry Gel Conversion Synthesis of SAPO- and CoAPO-based Molecular Sieves by Using Structurally Related Preformed AlPO Precursors as the Starting Materials”, Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 2009, 123, 71-77.
A. Bajaj, A. Khanna, B. Chen, J. G. Longstaffe, U-Werner Zwanziger, J. W. Zwanziger, Y. Gómez, F. González, “Structural investigations of bismuth borate glasses and crystalline phases”, J. Non-Crystalline Solids, 2009, 355, 45-53.
Z. Yan, B. Chen, Y. Huang, “A solid-state NMR study of the formation of molecular sieve SAPO-34”, Solid-state NMR, 2009, 35, 49-60.
S. Culf, U. Werner-Zwanziger, K. N. Robertson, B. Chen, M. Čuperlović-Culf, D. A. Barnett, R.J. Ouellette, “Polymeric and Polymer-ligated Spirocyclic Zwitterionic Janovsky Complexes”, Tetrahedron Letters. 2009, 50, 2762-2766.
B. Chen, Y. Huang, “Monitoring the Formation of AEL Molecular Sieve by Dry-Gel Conversion Method”, Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 2007, 170A, 377-382.
J. G. Longstaffe, B. Chen, Y. Huang, “Characterization of the Amorphous Phases Formed during the Synthesis of Microporous Material AlPO4-5”, Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2007,98,21-28.
B. Chen, Y. Huang, “Examining the Self-assembly of Microporous Material AlPO4-11 by Dry-Gel Conversion” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2007, 111, 15236-15243.
B. Chen, Y. Huang, “Investigation of Crystallization of Microporous Materials by Dry-Gel Conversion”, Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 2007, 170A, 222-227.
B. Chen, Y. Huang, “17O Solid-state NMR Spectroscopic Studies of the Involvement of Water Vapor in Molecular Sieves Formation by Dry-Gel Conversion”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 6437-6446.