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Publications on organically doped metals

255. H. Behar-Levy and D. Avnir
"Entrapment of organic molecules within metals: Dyes in silver"
Chem. Mater., 14, 1736 - 1741 (2002)

275. H. Behar-Levy, G. E. Shter, G. S. Grader and D. Avnir
"Entrapment of organic molecules within metals, II: Polymers in silver"
Chem. Mater., 16, 3197 – 3202 (2004).

277. H. Behar-Levy and D. Avnir
"Silver doped with acidic/basic polymers: Novel, reactive metallic composites"
Adv. Functional Mater., 15, 1141 – 1146 (2005)

291. Itzik Yosef and David Avnir
"Metal-Organic Composites: The Heterogeneous Organic Doping of the Coin Metals-Copper, Silver, and Gold"
Chem. Mater. 18, 5890-5896 (2006)

294. Gennady E. Shter, Hanna Behar-Levy, Vladimir Gelman, Gideon S. Grader and David Avnir
"Organically Doped Metals – A New Approach to Metal Catalysis: Enhanced Silver-Catalyzed Oxidation of Methanol"
Adv. Functional Mater. 17, 913–918 (2007)

296. Hanna Behar-Levy, Oara Neumann Ron Naaman and David Avnir
"Chirality induction in bulk gold and silver"
Adv. Mater. 19, 1207–1211 (2007)

306. Guy Nesher, Gad Marom and David Avnir
"Metal-Polymer Composites: Synthesis and Characterization of Polyaniline and other Polymer@Silver Compositions"
Chem. Mater., 20, 4425–4432 (2008)


Itzik Yosef, Raed Abu-Reziq and David Avnir
"The Entrapment of an Organometallic Complex within a Metal: A New Concept for Heterogeneous Catalysis"
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 11880-11882 (2008)

  • Highlighted by Stephen K. Ritter, Chem. & Eng. News, 86 (35), 9, Sept. 1st, 2008.

  • Selected as one of the 12 most interesting papers of the year: Chem. & Eng. News, 86 (51), 13, Dec. 22, 2008.

  • Highlighted by A. Thomas and M. Driess, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48, 2–5, (2009).

311. R. Ben-Knaz and D. Avnir
"Bioactive Enzyme-Metal Composites: The Entrapment of Acid Phosphatase within Gold and Silver"
Biomaterials, 30 1263 – 1267 (2009)
312. Guy Nesher, Mali Aylien, Guoday Sandaki, David Avnir and Gad Marom
"Polyaniline entrapped in silver: Structural properties and electrical conductivity"
Adv. Functional. Mater., 19, 1293 - 1298 (2009)

314. L. Duran Pachon, I. Yosef, T. Markus, R. Naaman, D. Avnir and G. Rothenberg
“Chiral Imprinting of Palladium with Cinchona Alkaloids”
Nature-Chemistry, 1, 160 - 164 (2009). 310,317
315. Ofer Sinai and David Avnir
“Electrolytical Entrapment of Organic Molecules within Metals”
J. Phys. Chem. B, 113, 13901 – 13909 (2009)

319. Racheli Ben-Knaz, Rami Pedahzur and David Avnir
“A Concept in Bactericidal Materials: The Entrapment of Chlorhexidine within Silver”
Adv. Funct. Mater., 20, 2324 – 2329 (2010)

322. G. Nesher, M. Serror, D. Avnir, G. Marom
“Silver coated vapor-grown-carbon nanofibers for effective reinforcement of polypropylene–polyaniline”
Composites Sci. Tech., 71, 152 - 159 (2011)

325. Sebastian Krackl, Anna Company, Yilmaz Aksu, David Avnir and Matthias Driess
“Entrapment of Heteropolyacids in Metallic Silver Matrices: Unique Heterogenized Acid Catalysts”
ChemCatChem, 3, 227 – 232 (2011)

330. Itzik Yosef and David Avnir
“Metal-Organic Composites: The Entrapment of Congo-Red within Submicron Silver Particles”
J. Nanopart. Res, 13, 3929–3937 (2011)

332. Ofer Sinai and David Avnir
“Organics@metals as the Basis for a Silver/Doped-Silver Electrochemical Cell”
Chem. Mater., 23, 3289 – 3295 (2011)
Highlight: Stephen Ritter, Chem&Eng. News, July 13, 2011,

333. Yair Binyamin, Gennady E. Shter, Vladimir Gelman, David Avnir and Gideon S. Grader
“Activated organically doped silver: enhanced catalysis of methanol oxidation”
Catal. Sci. Technol., 1, 1593–1599 (2011)

338. Guy Nesher,Gad Marom and David Avnir
“Fe(CO)5 thermolysis-based novel process for the preparation of polymer@iron composite powders: Corrosion protection”
Euorp. J. Inorg. Chem., 5276–5281 (2012); DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201200086

340. Yael Ben-Efraim and David Avnir
"Entrapment of organic molecules within binary metal alloys"
J. Mater. Chem., 22, 17595-17603 (2012) + Supporting information; DOI: 10.1039/c2jm34032a

346. Yohann Aouat, Yoav Azan, Gad Marom and David Avnir
“Triple hybrid nanomaterials: Dye-doped silver particles supported on ceramic nanofibers”
Sci. Adv. Mater., 5, 598 - 605 (2013)

347. Racheli Ben-Knaz, Rami Pedahzur and David Avnir
“Bioactive doped metals: high synergism in the bactericidal activity of chlorhexidine@silver towards wound pathogenic bacteria“
RSC Adv., 3, 8009–8015 (2013); DOI: 10.1039/b000000x

348. Leora Shapiro and David Avnir
“Multiple one-pot reaction steps using organically doped metallic hybrid catalyst“
ChemCatChem, 5, 2195 – 2198 (2013); DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201300261

350. Y. Aouat, G. Marom, D. Avnir, V. Gelman, G. Shterband G.S. Grader
“Organically-Doped Silver Nanoparticles Deposited on Titania Nanofibers: Enhanced Catalytic Methanol Oxidation”
J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 22325−22330 (2013), Special Issue honoring Ron Naaman

351. Yael Ben-Efraim and David Avnir
”Organic Ag-Hg amalgam composite materials”
Acta Materialia, 61 7384–7391 (2013)

352. David Avnir
“Molecularly doped metals”
Acc. Chem. Res., 47, 579-592 (2014); DOI: 10.1021/ar4001982

356. Arindam Indra, Mark Greiner, Axel Knop Gericke, Robert Schloegl, David Avnir and Matthias Driess
“High Catalytic Synergism between the Components of the Rhenium Complex@Silver Hybrid Material in Alkene Epoxidations”
ChemCatChem, 6, 1935-1939 (2014). DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402042
Supporting Information:
359. Hadas Naor and David Avnir
“Electroless methods for molecular doping of gold thin films”
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2 , 7768 – 7775 (2014); DOI: 10.1039/c4tc00992d

363. Racheli Ben-Knaz Wakshlak, Rami Pedahzur and David Avnir
“Antibacterial activity of silver-killed bacteria: the "zombies" effect"
Sci. Rep., 5 : 9555(2015), pp 1-5, DOI: 10.1038/srep09555
Royal Soc. Chem. Chemistry World
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364. Leora Shapiro, Matthias Driess and David Avnir
“Dual Catalytic Activity of Palladium Doped with a Rhodium Complex in a One-pot, Four Step Process”
ChemCatChem, 7, 2033 – 2037 (2015); DOI : 10.1002/cctc.201500240 + Supplementary

367. Hadas Naor and David Avnir
“Electroless Functionalization of Silver Films by Its Molecular Doping”
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 7, 26461−26469 (2015); DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b10619

368. Vijay Bhooshan Kumar, Aharon Gedanken, David Avnir, and Ze’ev Porat
“Dispersion of Polymers in Metallic Gallium”
ChemPhysChem, 17, 162 – 169 (2016); DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201500899

370. Yohann Aouat, Gad Marom, and David Avnir
“Corrosion-Resistant Hybrid Nanoparticles of Polydimethylsiloxane@Fe Obtained by Thermolysis of Fe(CO)5”
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem, 10, 1488-1496(2016); DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201501492
Chemistry Views Magazine

371. Racheli Ben-Knaz Wakshlak, Rami Pedahzur, Barak Menagen and David Avnir
“An antibacterial copper composite more bioactive than metallic silver”
J. Mater. Chem. B, 4, 4322 – 4329 (2016); DOI: 10.1039/c6tb00719h

375. Hadas Naor, Yiftach Divon, Lior Iagher, Lioz Etgar and David Avnir
“Conductive molecularly doped gold films”
J. Mater. Chem. C, 4, 11548 – 11556 (2016), DOI: 10.1039/c6tc03648a

376. Leora Shapiro and David Avnir
"Catalyst@metal hybrids in a one-pot multistep opposing oxidation and reduction reactions-sequence"
ChemCatChem, 9, 816 – 823 (2017). DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201601386.
Supporting information

378. Vijay Bhooshan Kumar, Olga Girshevitz, David Avnir, Aharon Gedanken, and Ze’ev Porat
“Stiffening of Metallic Gallium Particles by Entrapment of Organic Molecules”
Cryst. Growth Des., 17, 2041−2045 (2017), DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00032

380. Barak Menagen, Rami Pedahzur and David Avnir
“Sustained release from a metal -analgesics entrapped within biocidal silver”
Sci. Rep., 7: 4161 (2017) pp. 1-11, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-03195-w.

385. David Avnir
“Recent Progress in the Study of Molecularly Doped Metals”
Adv. Mater., 2018, 1706804 (pp1-6), DOI: 10.1002/adma.201706804

386. Jin He, Lior Iagher, Lioz Etgar and David Avnir
“Fine-tuning of the metal work function by molecular doping”
Chem. Commun., 54, 7203 – 7206 (2018); DOI: 10.1039/c8cc01637b +Supplementary

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