Inorganic Nanoparticles

Group Leader: Víctor F. Puntes

Víctor F. Puntes

ICREA Research Professor

Group Leader

ICREA Research Prof. Víctor F. Puntes’ work spans the full breadth of research on nanoparticles: synthesis, conjugation and characterisation of inorganic nanoparticles; study of their physicochemical properties; nanotoxicology and nanosafety; and a wide range of applications in different fields, including energy harvesting, catalysis, medicine and environment.

Prof. Puntes completed his undergraduate studies in chemical engineering and materials science at the Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg (France) and the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB). In 1998, he earned his PhD in physics from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), working with Prof. Xavier Batlle and Prof. Amilcar Labarta on giant magnetoresistance in granular alloys. He then spent over three years at the University of California, Berkeley (USA) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL, USA) in the groups led by Prof. Paul Alivisatos and Prof. Kannan Krishnan, working on the synthesis and control of nanostructures. In 2003 he returned to Catalonia with a Ramon y Cajal research grant at the UB. In 2005 he obtained an ICREA professorship at the then ICN (now ICN2) to create the Inorganic Nanoparticles Group, which he currently leads.

By the end of 2020, Víctor Puntes had 260 peer-reviewed publications and over 20,000 citations. He is also well-known for his work in science communication to the general public, his industrial and commercial efforts, and his endeavours linking science and art.



  • Antibacterial Films Based on MOF Composites that Release Iodine Passively or Upon Triggering by Near-Infrared Light

    Han X., Boix G., Balcerzak M., Moriones O.H., Cano-Sarabia M., Cortés P., Bastús N., Puntes V., Llagostera M., Imaz I., Maspoch D. Advanced Functional Materials; 2022. 10.1002/adfm.202112902. IF: 18.808

  • How Does Immunomodulatory Nanoceria Work? ROS and Immunometabolism

    Ernst L.M., Puntes V. Frontiers in immunology; 13: 750175. 2022. 10.3389/fimmu.2022.750175. IF: 7.561

  • Pharmacokinetics of PEGylated Gold Nanoparticles: In Vitro—In Vivo Correlation

    Dubaj T., Kozics K., Sramkova M., Manova A., Bastús N.G., Moriones O.H., Kohl Y., Dusinska M., Runden-Pran E., Puntes V., Nelson A., Gabelova A., Simon P. Nanomaterials; 12 (3, 511) 2022. 10.3390/nano12030511. IF: 5.076


  • Antibody cooperative adsorption onto AuNPs and its exploitation to force natural killer cells to kill HIV-infected T cells

    Astorga-Gamaza A., Vitali M., Borrajo M.L., Suárez-López R., Jaime C., Bastus N., Serra-Peinado C., Luque-Ballesteros L., Blanch-Lombarte O., Prado J.G., Lorente J., Pumarola F., Pellicer M., Falcó V., Genescà M., Puntes V., Buzon M.J. Nano Today; 36 (101056) 2021. 10.1016/j.nantod.2020.101056. IF: 20.722

  • Cerium oxide nanoparticles: A new therapeutic tool in liver diseases

    Casals G., Perramón M., Casals E., Portolés I., Fernández-Varo G., Morales-Ruiz M., Puntes V., Jiménez W. Antioxidants; 10 (5, 660) 2021. 10.3390/antiox10050660. IF: 6.313

  • Formation and evolution of the nanoparticle environmental corona: The case of Au and humic acid

    Barbero F., Mayall C., Drobne D., Saiz-Poseu J., Bastús N.G., Puntes V. Science of the Total Environment; 768 (144792) 2021. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144792. IF: 7.963

  • Functional and morphological changes induced in mytilus hemocytes by selected nanoparticles

    Auguste M., Mayall C., Barbero F., Hočevar M., Alberti S., Grassi G., Puntes V.F., Drobne D., Canesi L. Nanomaterials; 11 (2, 470): 1 - 16. 2021. 10.3390/nano11020470. IF: 5.076

  • Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) impair LPS-driven immune responses by promoting a tolerogenic-like dendritic cell phenotype with altered endosomal structures

    Michelini S., Barbero F., Prinelli A., Steiner P., Weiss R., Verwanger T., Andosch A., Lütz-Meindl U., Puntes V.F., Drobne D., Duschl A., Horejs-Hoeck J. Nanoscale; 13 (16): 7648 - 7666. 2021. 10.1039/d0nr09153g. IF: 7.790

  • Gold nanoparticles coated with polyvinylpyrrolidone and sea urchin extracellular molecules induce transient immune activation

    Alijagic A., Barbero F., Gaglio D., Napodano E., Benada O., Kofroňová O., Puntes V.F., Bastús N.G., Pinsino A. Journal of Hazardous Materials; 402 (123793) 2021. 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.123793. IF: 10.588

  • Growth-promoting gold nanoparticles decrease stress responses in arabidopsis seedlings

    Ferrari E., Barbero F., Busquets-Fité M., Franz-Wachtel M., Köhler H.-R., Puntes V., Kemmerling B. Nanomaterials; 11 (12, 3161) 2021. 10.3390/nano11123161. IF: 5.076

  • Immunomodulatory function of polyvinylpyrrolidone (Pvp)-functionalized gold nanoparticles in vibrio-stimulated sea urchin immune cells

    Alijagic A., Bonura A., Barbero F., Puntes V.F., Gervasi F., Pinsino A. Nanomaterials; 11 (10, 2646) 2021. 10.3390/nano11102646. IF: 5.076

  • In situ nanoremediation of soils and groundwaters from the nanoparticle's standpoint: A review

    Marcon L., Oliveras J., Puntes V.F. Science of the Total Environment; 791 (148324) 2021. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148324. IF: 7.963

  • Innate Memory Reprogramming by Gold Nanoparticles Depends on the Microbial Agents That Induce Memory

    Swartzwelter B.J., Michelini S., Frauenlob T., Barbero F., Verde A., De Luca A.C., Puntes V., Duschl A., Horejs-Hoeck J., Italiani P., Boraschi D. Frontiers in Immunology; 12 (751683) 2021. 10.3389/fimmu.2021.751683. IF: 7.561

  • Interaction between macrophages and nanoparticles: In vitro 3d cultures for the realistic assessment of inflammatory activation and modulation of innate memory

    Swartzwelter B.J., Verde A., Rehak L., Madej M., Puntes V.F., De Luca A.C., Boraschi D., Italiani P. Nanomaterials; 11 (1, 207): 1 - 13. 2021. 10.3390/nano11010207. IF: 5.076

  • Interaction of nanoparticles with endotoxin Importance in nanosafety testing and exploitation for endotoxin binding

    Mangini M., Verde A., Boraschi D., Puntes V.F., Italiani P., De Luca A.C. Nanotoxicology; 15 (4): 558 - 576. 2021. 10.1080/17435390.2021.1898690. IF: 5.913

  • Introducing visible-light sensitivity into photocatalytic CeO2nanoparticles by hybrid particle preparation exploiting plasmonic properties of gold: Enhanced photoelectrocatalysis exemplified for hydrogen peroxide sensing

    Zhao S., Riedel M., Patarroyo J., Bastus N., Puntes V., Yue Z., Lisdat F., Parak W.J. Nanoscale; 13 (2): 980 - 990. 2021. 10.1039/d0nr06356h. IF: 7.790

  • Mesoporous silica coated CeO2nanozymes with combined lipid-lowering and antioxidant activity induce long-term improvement of the metabolic profile in obese Zucker rats

    Parra-Robert M., Zeng M., Shu Y., Fernández-Varo G., Perramón M., Desai D., Chen J., Guo D., Zhang X., Morales-Ruiz M., Rosenholm J.M., Jiménez W., Puntes V., Casals E., Casals G. Nanoscale; 13 (18): 8452 - 8466. 2021. 10.1039/d1nr00790d. IF: 7.790

  • Microfluidic In Vitro Platform for (Nano)Safety and (Nano)Drug Efficiency Screening

    Kohl Y., Biehl M., Spring S., Hesler M., Ogourtsov V., Todorovic M., Owen J., Elje E., Kopecka K., Moriones O.H., Bastús N.G., Simon P., Dubaj T., Rundén-Pran E., Puntes V., William N., von Briesen H., Wagner S., Kapur N., Mariussen E., Nelson A., Gabelova A., Dusinska M., Velten T., Knoll T. Small; 17 (15, 2006012) 2021. 10.1002/smll.202006012. IF: 13.281

  • Pharmacokinetics, biodistribution, and biosafety of pegylated gold nanoparticles in vivo

    Kozics K., Sramkova M., Kopecka K., Begerova P., Manova A., Krivosikova Z., Sevcikova Z., Liskova A., Rollerova E., Dubaj T., Puntes V., Wsolova L., Simon P., Tulinska J., Gabelova A. Nanomaterials; 11 (7, 1702) 2021. 10.3390/nano11071702. IF: 5.076

  • Preclinical studies conducted on nanozyme antioxidants: Shortcomings and challenges based on US FDA regulations

    Ghorbani M., Izadi Z., Jafari S., Casals E., Rezaei F., Aliabadi A., Moore A., Ansari A., Puntes V., Jaymand M., Derakhshankhah H. Nanomedicine; 16 (13): 1133 - 1151. 2021. 10.2217/nnm-2021-0030. IF: 5.307

  • Scalable synthesis of multicomponent multifunctional inorganic core@mesoporous silica shell nanocomposites

    Zeng M., Shu Y., Parra-Robert M., Desai D., Zhou H., Li Q., Rong Z., Karaman D.Ş., Yang H., Peng J., Fernandez-Varo G., Jiménez W., Casals G., Puntes V., Rosenholm J.M., Casals E. Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications; 128: 112272. 2021. 10.1016/j.msec.2021.112272. IF: 7.328

  • Stressor‐dependant changes in immune parameters in the terrestrial isopod crustacean, porcellio scaber: A focus on nanomaterials

    Mayall C., Dolar A., Kokalj A.J., Novak S., Razinger J., Barbero F., Puntes V., Drobne D. Nanomaterials; 11 (4, 934) 2021. 10.3390/nano11040934. IF: 5.076

  • Sustained effect of zero-valent iron nanoparticles under semi-continuous anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge: Evolution of nanoparticles and microbial community dynamics

    Barrena R., Vargas-García M.D.C., Capell G., Barańska M., Puntes V., Moral-Vico J., Sánchez A., Font X. Science of the Total Environment; 777 (145969) 2021. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145969. IF: 7.963

  • The interactions between nanoparticles and the innate immune system from a nanotechnologist perspective

    Ernst L.M., Casals E., Italiani P., Boraschi D., Puntes V. Nanomaterials; 11 (11, 2991) 2021. 10.3390/nano11112991. IF: 5.076


  • A lab-on-a-chip system with an embedded porous membrane-based impedance biosensor array for nanoparticle risk assessment on placental Bewo trophoblast cells

    Schuller P., Rothbauer M., Kratz S.R.A., Höll G., Taus P., Schinnerl M., Genser J., Bastus N., Moriones O.H., Puntes V., Huppertz B., Siwetz M., Wanzenböck H., Ertl P. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical; 312 (127946) 2020. 10.1016/j.snb.2020.127946. IF: 7.100

  • Addressing Nanomaterial Immunosafety by Evaluating Innate Immunity across Living Species

    Boraschi D., Alijagic A., Auguste M., Barbero F., Ferrari E., Hernadi S., Mayall C., Michelini S., Navarro Pacheco N.I., Prinelli A., Swart E., Swartzwelter B.J., Bastús N.G., Canesi L., Drobne D., Duschl A., Ewart M.-A., Horejs-Hoeck J., Italiani P., Kemmerling B., Kille P., Prochazkova P., Puntes V.F., Spurgeon D.J., Svendsen C., Wilde C.J., Pinsino A. Small; 16 (21, 2000598) 2020. 10.1002/smll.202000598. IF: 11.459

  • Bespoken Nanoceria: An Effective Treatment in Experimental Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    Fernández-Varo G., Perramón M., Carvajal S., Oró D., Casals E., Boix L., Oller L., Macías-Muñoz L., Marfà S., Casals G., Morales-Ruiz M., Casado P., Cutillas P.R., Bruix J., Navasa M., Fuster J., Garcia-Valdecasas J.C., Pavel M.C., Puntes V., Jiménez W. Hepatology; 72 (4): 1267 - 1282. 2020. 10.1002/hep.31139. IF: 14.679

  • Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles: Advances in Biodistribution, Toxicity, and Preclinical Exploration

    Casals E., Zeng M., Parra-Robert M., Fernández-Varo G., Morales-Ruiz M., Jiménez W., Puntes V., Casals G. Small; 16 (20, 1907322) 2020. 10.1002/smll.201907322. IF: 11.459

  • Epigenetics in breast cancer therapy—New strategies and future nanomedicine perspectives

    Buocikova V., Rios-Mondragon I., Pilalis E., Chatziioannou A., Miklikova S., Mego M., Pajuste K., Rucins M., Yamani N.E., Longhin E.M., Sobolev A., Freixanet M., Puntes V., Plotniece A., Dusinska M., Cimpan M.R., Gabelova A., Smolkova B. Cancers; 12 (12, 3622): 1 - 32. 2020. 10.3390/cancers12123622. IF: 6.126

  • Gold Nanoparticles Modulate BCG-Induced Innate Immune Memory in Human Monocytes by Shifting the Memory Response towards Tolerance

    Benjamin J. Swartzwelter, Francesco Barbero, Alessandro Verde, Maria Mangini, Marinella Pirozzi, Anna Chiara De Luca, Victor F. Puntes, Luciana C. C. Leite, Paola Italiani, Diana Boraschi Cells; 9 (2, 284) 2020. 10.3390/cells9020284. IF: 4.366

  • Hepato(Geno)toxicity assessment of nanoparticles in a hepg2 liver spheroid model

    Elje E., Mariussen E., Moriones O.H., Bastús N.G., Puntes V., Kohl Y., Dusinska M., Rundén-Pran E. Nanomaterials; 10 (3, 545) 2020. 10.3390/nano10030545. IF: 4.324

  • Impact of Ag2S NPs on soil bacterial community – A terrestrial mesocosm approach

    Peixoto S., Khodaparast Z., Cornelis G., Lahive E., Green Etxabe A., Baccaro M., Papadiamantis A.G., Gonçalves S.F., Lynch I., Busquets-Fite M., Puntes V., Loureiro S., Henriques I. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety; 206 (111405) 2020. 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2020.111405. IF: 4.872

  • Increasing complexity of nanocrystals

    Bastús N.G., Gonzalez E., Puntes V. Nano Today; 32 (100859) 2020. 10.1016/j.nantod.2020.100859. IF: 16.907

  • MOF-Beads Containing Inorganic Nanoparticles for the Simultaneous Removal of Multiple Heavy Metals from Water

    Boix G., Troyano J., Garzón-Tovar L., Camur C., Bermejo N., Yazdi A., Piella J., Bastus N.G., Puntes V.F., Imaz I., Maspoch D. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces; 12 (9): 10554 - 10562. 2020. 10.1021/acsami.9b23206. IF: 8.758

  • Nanocrystal−molecular hybrids for the photocatalytic oxidation of water

    Bastús N.G., Gimbert-Suriñach C., Puntes V., Llobet A., Ventosa M., Oliveras J. ACS Applied Energy Materials; 3 (10): 10008 - 10014. 2020. 10.1021/acsaem.0c01685. IF: 4.473

  • Probing the immune responses to nanoparticles across environmental species. A perspective of the EU Horizon 2020 project PANDORA

    Pinsino A., Bastús N.G., Busquets-Fité M., Canesi L., Cesaroni P., Drobne D., Duschl A., Ewart M.-A., Gispert I., Horejs-Hoeck J., Italiani P., Kemmerling B., Kille P., Procházková P., Puntes V.F., Spurgeon D.J., Svendsen C., Wilde C.J., Boraschi D. Environmental Science: Nano; 7 (11): 3216 - 3232. 2020. 10.1039/d0en00732c. IF: 7.683

  • Simple spectroscopic determination of the hard protein corona composition in AuNPs: Albumin at 75%

    Vitali M., Casals E., Canals F., Colomé N., Puntes V. Nanoscale; 12 (29): 15832 - 15844. 2020. 10.1039/d0nr02379e. IF: 6.895

  • Understanding galvanic replacement reactions: the case of Pt and Ag

    Merkoçi F., Patarroyo J., Russo L., Piella J., Genç A., Arbiol J., Bastús N.G., Puntes V. Materials Today Advances; 5 (100037) 2020. 10.1016/j.mtadv.2019.100037. IF: 0.000

  • Writing chemical patterns using electrospun fibers as nanoscale inkpots for directed assembly of colloidal nanocrystals

    Kiremitler N.B., Torun I., Altintas Y., Patarroyo J., Demir H.V., Puntes V.F., Mutlugun E., Onses M.S. Nanoscale; 12 (2): 895 - 903. 2020. 10.1039/c9nr08056b. IF: 6.895


  • Assessment of iron oxide nanoparticle ecotoxicity on regeneration and homeostasis in the replacement model system schmidtea mediterranea

    Tran T.A., Hesler M., Moriones O.H., Jimeno-Romero A., Fischer B., Bastús N.G., Puntes V., Wagner S., Kohl Y.L., Gentile L. Altex; 36 (4): 583 - 596. 2019. 10.14573/altex.1902061. IF: 6.183

  • Beyond the scavenging of reactive oxygen species (Ros): Direct effect of cerium oxide nanoparticles in reducing fatty acids content in an in vitro model of hepatocellular steatosis

    Parra-Robert M., Casals E., Massana N., Zeng M., Perramón M., Fernández-Varo G., Morales-Ruiz M., Puntes V., Jiménez W., Casals G. Biomolecules; 9 (9, 425) 2019. 10.3390/biom9090425. IF: 4.694

  • Biodistribution, excretion, and toxicity of inorganic nanoparticles

    Casals E., Casals G., Puntes V., Rosenholm J.M. Theranostic Bionanomaterials; : 3 - 26. 2019. 10.1016/B978-0-12-815341-3.00001-8.

  • Catalytic Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles in Nanomedicine and Their Use in Liver Diseases

    Casals E., Zeng M., Parra M., Fernandez-Varo G., Jimenez W., Puntes V., Casals G. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology; 2019-July (8993918): 497 - 500. 2019. 10.1109/NANO46743.2019.8993918.

  • Cerium oxide nanoparticles display antilipogenic effect in rats with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

    Carvajal S., Perramón M., Oró D., Casals E., Fernández-Varo G., Casals G., Parra M., González de la Presa B., Ribera J., Pastor Ó., Morales-Ruíz M., Puntes V., Jiménez W. Scientific Reports; 9 (1, 12848) 2019. 10.1038/s41598-019-49262-2. IF: 4.011

  • Cerium oxide nanoparticles improve liver regeneration after acetaminophen-induced liver injury and partial hepatectomy in rats

    Córdoba-Jover B., Arce-Cerezo A., Ribera J., Pauta M., Oró D., Casals G., Fernández-Varo G., Casals E., Puntes V., Jiménez W., Morales-Ruiz M. Journal of Nanobiotechnology; 17 (1, 112) 2019. 10.1186/s12951-019-0544-5. IF: 5.345

  • Cerium oxide nanoparticles protect against oxidant injury and interfere with oxidative mediated kinase signaling in human-derived hepatocytes

    Carvajal S., Perramón M., Casals G., Oró D., Ribera J., Morales-Ruiz M., Casals E., Casado P., Melgar-Lesmes P., Fernández-Varo G., Cutillas P., Puntes V., Jiménez W. International Journal of Molecular Sciences; 20 (23, 5959) 2019. 10.3390/ijms20235959. IF: 4.183

  • Coating aerosolized nanoparticles with low-volatile organic compound (LVOC) vapors modifies surface functionality and oxidative reactivity

    Zhao J., Suárez G., Tran N., Puntes V., Riediker M. NanoImpact; 14 (100150) 2019. 10.1016/j.impact.2019.100150. IF: 0.000

  • Detection of resistance protein A (MxA) in paper-based immunoassays with surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy with AuAg nanoshells

    Russo L., Sánchez-Purrà M., Rodriguez-Quijada C., Leonardo B.M., Puntes V., Hamad-Schifferli K. Nanoscale; 11 (22): 10819 - 10827. 2019. 10.1039/c9nr02397f. IF: 6.970

  • Dynamic Equilibrium in the Cetyltrimethylammonium Bromide-Au Nanoparticle Bilayer, and the Consequent Impact on the Formation of the Nanoparticle Protein Corona

    Barbero F., Moriones O.H., Bastús N.G., Puntes V. Bioconjugate Chemistry; 2019. 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00624. IF: 4.349

  • Functionalized cerium oxide nanoparticles mitigate the oxidative stress and proinflammatory activity associated to the portal vein endothelium of cirrhotic rats

    Ribera J., Rodríguez-Vita J., Cordoba B., Portolés I., Casals G., Casals E., Jiménez W., Puntes V., Ruiz M.M. PLoS ONE; 14 (6, e0218716) 2019. 10.1371/journal.pone.0218716. IF: 2.776

  • Hollow PdAg-CeO2 heterodimer nanocrystals as highly structured heterogeneous catalysts

    Patarroyo J., Delgado J.A., Merkoçi F., Genç A., Sauthier G., Llorca J., Arbiol J., Bastus N.G., Godard C., Claver C., Puntes V. Scientific Reports; 9 (1, 18776) 2019. 10.1038/s41598-019-55105-x. IF: 4.011

  • Internalization and toxicological mechanisms of uncoated and PVP-coated cerium oxide nanoparticles in the freshwater alga: Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

    Pulido-Reyes G., Briffa S.M., Hurtado-Gallego J., Yudina T., Leganés F., Puntes V., Valsami-Jones E., Rosal R., Fernández-Piñas F. Environmental Science: Nano; 6 (6): 1959 - 1972. 2019. 10.1039/c9en00363k. IF: 7.704

  • Kidney nanotoxicity studied in human renal proximal tubule epithelial cell line TH1

    Sramkova M., Kozics K., Masanova V., Uhnakova I., Razga F., Nemethova V., Mazancova P., Kapka-Skrzypczak L., Kruszewski M., Novotova M., Puntes V.F., Gabelova A. Mutation Research - Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis; 845 (403017) 2019. 10.1016/j.mrgentox.2019.01.012. IF: 2.256

  • Mechanomodulation of Lipid Membranes by Weakly Aggregating Silver Nanoparticles

    Arribas Perez M., Moriones O.H., Bastús N.G., Puntes V., Nelson A., Beales P.A. Biochemistry; 58 (47): 4761 - 4773. 2019. 10.1021/acs.biochem.9b00390. IF: 2.952

  • Seeded-Growth Aqueous Synthesis of Colloidal-Stable Citrate-Stabilized Au/CeO2 Hybrid Nanocrystals: Heterodimers, Core@Shell, and Clover- And Star-Like Structures

    Piella J., Gónzalez-Febles A., Patarroyo J., Arbiol J., Bastús N.G., Puntes V. Chemistry of Materials; 31 (19): 7922 - 7932. 2019. 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b02005. IF: 10.159


  • Aging reduces the toxicity of pristine but not sulphidised silver nanoparticles to soil bacteria

    Schultz C.L., Gray J., Verweij R.A., Busquets-Fité M., Puntes V., Svendsen C., Lahive E., Matzke M. Environmental Science: Nano; 5 (11): 2618 - 2630. 2018. 10.1039/C8EN00054A. IF: 6.087

  • Characterization of nanoparticle batch-to-batch variability

    Mülhopt S., Diabaté S., Dilger M., Adelhelm C., Anderlohr C., Bergfeldt T., de la Torre J.G., Jiang Y., Valsami-Jones E., Langevin D., Lynch I., Mahon E., Nelissen I., Piella J., Puntes V., Ray S., Schneider R., Wilkins T., Weiss C., Paur H.-R. Nanomaterials; 8 (5, 311) 2018. 10.3390/nano8050311. IF: 3.504

  • Fluorescently labelled nanomaterials in nanosafety research: Practical advice to avoid artefacts and trace unbound dye

    Murray R.A., Escobar A., Bastús N.G., Andreozzi P., Puntes V., Moya S.E. NanoImpact; 9: 102 - 113. 2018. 10.1016/j.impact.2017.11.001. IF: 0.000

  • Influence of soil porewater properties on the fate and toxicity of silver nanoparticles to Caenorhabditis elegans

    Schultz C.L., Lahive E., Lawlor A., Crossley A., Puntes V., Unrine J.M., Svendsen C., Spurgeon D.J. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry; 37 (10): 2609 - 2618. 2018. 10.1002/etc.4220. IF: 3.179

  • Inter-laboratory comparison of nanoparticle size measurements using dynamic light scattering and differential centrifugal sedimentation

    Langevin D., Lozano O., Salvati A., Kestens V., Monopoli M., Raspaud E., Mariot S., Salonen A., Thomas S., Driessen M., Haase A., Nelissen I., Smisdom N., Pompa P.P., Maiorano G., Puntes V., Puchowicz D., Stępnik M., Suárez G., Riediker M., Benetti F., Mičetić I., Venturini M., Kreyling W.G., van der Zande M., Bouwmeester H., Milani S., Rädler J.O., Mülhopt S., Lynch I., Dawson K. NanoImpact; 10: 97 - 107. 2018. 10.1016/j.impact.2017.12.004. IF: 0.000

  • Low-Cost Strategy for the Development of a Rapid Electrochemical Assay for Bacteria Detection Based on AuAg Nanoshells

    Russo L., Leva Bueno J., Bergua J.F., Costantini M., Giannetto M., Puntes V., De La Escosura-Muñiz A., Merkoçi A. ACS Omega; 3 (12): 18849 - 18856. 2018. 10.1021/acsomega.8b02458.

  • Plasmonic assemblies of gold nanorods on nanoscale patterns of poly(ethylene glycol): Application in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

    Karabel Ocal S., Patarroyo J., Kiremitler N.B., Pekdemir S., Puntes V.F., Onses M.S. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science; 532: 449 - 455. 2018. 10.1016/j.jcis.2018.07.124. IF: 5.091

  • Sequential Deconstruction-Reconstruction of Metal-Organic Frameworks: An Alternative Strategy for Synthesizing (Multi)-Layered ZIF Composites

    Avci C., Yazdi A., Tarrés M., Bernoud E., Bastús N.G., Puntes V., Imaz I., Ribas X., Maspoch D. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces; 10 (28): 23952 - 23960. 2018. 10.1021/acsami.8b05098. IF: 8.097

  • Time- and Size-Resolved Plasmonic Evolution with nm Resolution of Galvanic Replacement Reaction in AuAg Nanoshells Synthesis

    Russo L., Merkoçi F., Patarroyo J., Piella J., Merkoçi A., Bastús N.G., Puntes V. Chemistry of Materials; 30 (15): 5098 - 5107. 2018. 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b01488. IF: 9.890

  • Tunable electrochemistry of gold-silver alloy nanoshells

    Russo L., Puntes V., Merkoçi A. Nano Research; 11 (12): 6336 - 6345. 2018. 10.1007/s12274-018-2157-y. IF: 7.994


  • Assembly of Plasmonic Nanoparticles on Nanopatterns of Polymer Brushes Fabricated by Electrospin Nanolithography

    Kiremitler N.B., Pekdemir S., Patarroyo J., Karabel S., Torun I., Puntes V.F., Onses M.S. ACS Macro Letters; 6 (6): 603 - 608. 2017. 10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00288. IF: 6.185

  • Bacterial endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide) binds to the surface of gold nanoparticles, interferes with biocorona formation and induces human monocyte inflammatory activation

    Li Y., Shi Z., Radauer-Preiml I., Andosch A., Casals E., Luetz-Meindl U., Cobaleda M., Lin Z., Jaberi-Douraki M., Italiani P., Horejs-Hoeck J., Himly M., Monteiro-Riviere N.A., Duschl A., Puntes V.F., Boraschi D. Nanotoxicology; 11 (9-10): 1157 - 1175. 2017. 10.1080/17435390.2017.1401142. IF: 6.428

  • Cancer resistance to treatment and antiresistance tools offered by multimodal multifunctional nanoparticles

    Casals E., Gusta M.F., Cobaleda-Siles M., Garcia-Sanz A., Puntes V.F. Cancer Nanotechnology; 8 (1, 7) 2017. 10.1186/s12645-017-0030-4.

  • Confining Functional Nanoparticles into Colloidal Imine-Based COF Spheres by a Sequential Encapsulation–Crystallization Method

    Rodríguez-San-Miguel D., Yazdi A., Guillerm V., Pérez-Carvajal J., Puntes V., Maspoch D., Zamora F. Chemistry - A European Journal; 23 (36): 8623 - 8627. 2017. 10.1002/chem.201702072. IF: 5.317

  • Conserved effects and altered trafficking of Cetuximab antibodies conjugated to gold nanoparticles with precise control of their number and orientation

    García-Fernández L., Garcia-Pardo J., Tort O., Prior I., Brust M., Casals E., Lorenzo J., Puntes V.F. Nanoscale; 9 (18): 6111 - 6121. 2017. 10.1039/c7nr00947j. IF: 7.367

  • Core-shell Au/CeO2 nanoparticles supported in UiO-66 beads exhibiting full CO conversion at 100 °c

    Yazdi A., Abo Markeb A., Garzón-Tovar L., Patarroyo J., Moral-Vico J., Alonso A., Sánchez A., Bastus N., Imaz I., Font X., Puntes V., Maspoch D. Journal of Materials Chemistry A; 5 (27): 13966 - 13970. 2017. 10.1039/c7ta03006a. IF: 8.867

  • Corrigendum: Intrinsic and extrinsic properties affecting innate immune responses to nanoparticles: The case of cerium oxide [Front Immunol, 8, (2017) (970)] doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.00970

    Casals E., Gusta M.F., Piella J., Casals G., Jiménez W., Puntes V. Frontiers in Immunology; 8 (DEC, 1891) 2017. 10.3389/fimmu.2017.01891.

  • Critical review of existing nanomaterial adsorbents to capture carbon dioxide and methane

    Alonso A., Moral-Vico J., Abo Markeb A., Busquets-Fité M., Komilis D., Puntes V., Sánchez A., Font X. Science of the Total Environment; 595: 51 - 62. 2017. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.229. IF: 4.900

  • Domain Formation and Conformational Changes in Gold Nanoparticle Conjugates Studied Using DPD Simulations

    Raman A., Jaime C., Puntes V.F. Langmuir; 33 (50): 14502 - 14512. 2017. 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03318. IF: 3.833

  • Formation of the Protein Corona: The Interface between Nanoparticles and the Immune System

    Barbero F., Russo L., Vitali M., Piella J., Salvo I., Borrajo M.L., Busquets-Fité M., Grandori R., Bastús N.G., Casals E., Puntes V. Seminars in Immunology; 34: 52 - 60. 2017. 10.1016/j.smim.2017.10.001. IF: 9.611

  • Hollow metal nanostructures for enhanced plasmonics: Synthesis, local plasmonic properties and applications

    Genç A., Patarroyo J., Sancho-Parramon J., Bastús N.G., Puntes V., Arbiol J. Nanophotonics; 6 (1): 193 - 213. 2017. 10.1515/nanoph-2016-0124. IF: 4.492

  • Intrinsic and extrinsic properties affecting innate immune responses to nanoparticles: The case of cerium oxide

    Casals E., Gusta M.F., Piella J., Casals G., Jiménez W., Puntes V. Frontiers in Immunology; 8 (AUG, 970) 2017. 10.3389/fimmu.2017.00970. IF: 6.429

  • Modeling the Optical Responses of Noble Metal Nanoparticles Subjected to Physicochemical Transformations in Physiological Environments: Aggregation, Dissolution and Oxidation

    Piella J., Bastús N.G., Puntes V. Zeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie; 231 (1): 33 - 50. 2017. 10.1515/zpch-2016-0874. IF: 1.012

  • One-Pot Synthesis of Cationic Gold Nanoparticles by Differential Reduction

    Sperling R.A., Garciá-Fernández L., Ojea-Jiménez I., Piella J., Bastús N.G., Puntes V. Zeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie; 231 (1): 7 - 18. 2017. 10.1515/zpch-2016-0864. IF: 1.012

  • Probing the surface reactivity of nanocrystals by the catalytic degradation of organic dyes: The effect of size, surface chemistry and composition

    Piella J., Merkoçi F., Genç A., Arbiol J., Bastús N.G., Puntes V. Journal of Materials Chemistry A; 5 (23): 11917 - 11929. 2017. 10.1039/c7ta01328k. IF: 8.867

  • Safer by design strategies

    Cobaleda-Siles M., Guillamon A.P., Delpivo C., Vázquez-Campos S., Puntes V.F. Journal of Physics: Conference Series; 838 (1, 012016) 2017. 10.1088/1742-6596/838/1/012016. IF: 0.000

  • Seeded Growth Synthesis of Au-Fe3O4 Heterostructured Nanocrystals: Rational Design and Mechanistic Insights

    Fantechi E., Roca A.G., Sepúlveda B., Torruella P., Estradé S., Peiró F., Coy E., Jurga S., Bastús N.G., Nogués J., Puntes V. Chemistry of Materials; 29 (9): 4022 - 4035. 2017. 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b00608. IF: 9.466

  • Size-Dependent Protein-Nanoparticle Interactions in Citrate-Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles: The Emergence of the Protein Corona

    Piella J., Bastús N.G., Puntes V. Bioconjugate chemistry; 28 (1): 88 - 97. 2017. 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.6b00575. IF: 4.818


  • Assessing the Immunosafety of Engineered Nanoparticles with a Novel in Vitro Model Based on Human Primary Monocytes

    Li Y., Italiani P., Casals E., Valkenborg D., Mertens I., Baggerman G., Nelissen I., Puntes V.F., Boraschi D. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces; 8 (42): 28437 - 28447. 2016. 10.1021/acsami.6b06278. IF: 7.145

  • Cerium oxide nanoparticles reduce steatosis, portal hypertension and display anti-inflammatory properties in rats with liver fibrosis

    Oró D., Yudina T., Fernández-Varo G., Casals E., Reichenbach V., Casals G., De La Presa B.G., Sandalinas S., Carvajal S., Puntes V., Jiménez W. Journal of Hepatology; 64 (3): 691 - 698. 2016. 10.1016/j.jhep.2015.10.020. IF: 10.590

  • Design and pharmacokinetical aspects for the use of inorganic nanoparticles in radiomedicine

    Puntes V. British Journal of Radiology; 89 (1057, 20150210) 2016. 10.1259/bjr.20150210. IF: 2.026

  • Enhanced detection with spectral imaging fluorescence microscopy reveals tissue- and cell-type-specific compartmentalization of surface-modified polystyrene nanoparticles

    Kenesei K., Murali K., Czéh Á., Piella J., Puntes V., Madarász E. Journal of Nanobiotechnology; 14 (1, 55) 2016. 10.1186/s12951-016-0210-0. IF: 4.239

  • Galvanic Replacement onto Complex Metal-Oxide Nanoparticles: Impact of Water or Other Oxidizers in the Formation of either Fully Dense Onion-like or Multicomponent Hollow MnOx/FeOx Structures

    López-Ortega A., Roca A.G., Torruella P., Petrecca M., Estradé S., Peiró F., Puntes V., Nogués J. Chemistry of Materials; 28 (21): 8025 - 8031. 2016. 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b03765. IF: 9.407

  • Gold nanoparticles against cancer

    Comenge J., Romero F., Conill A., Puntes V.F. Handbook of Clinical Nanomedicine: Nanoparticles, Imaging, Therapy and Clinical Applications; 1: 1293 - 1314. 2016. 10.4032/9789814669214.

  • Influence of Nanomaterial Compatibilization Strategies on Polyamide Nanocomposites Properties and Nanomaterial Release during the Use Phase

    Fernández-Rosas E., Vilar G., Janer G., González-Gálvez D., Puntes V., Jamier V., Aubouy L., Vázquez-Campos S. Environmental Science and Technology; 50 (5): 2584 - 2594. 2016. 10.1021/acs.est.5b05727. IF: 5.393

  • Interaction of gold nanoparticles and nickel(II) sulfate affects dendritic cell maturation

    Deville S., Baré B., Piella J., Tirez K., Hoet P., Monopoli M.P., Dawson K.A., Puntes V.F., Nelissen I. Nanotoxicology; 10 (10): 1395 - 1403. 2016. 10.1080/17435390.2016.1221476. IF: 7.913

  • One-pot polyol synthesis of highly monodisperse short green silver nanorods

    Patarroyo J., Genç A., Arbiol J., Bastús N.G., Puntes V. Chemical Communications; 52 (73): 10960 - 10963. 2016. 10.1039/c6cc04796c. IF: 6.567

  • Properties of silver nanoparticles influencing their uptake in and toxicity to the earthworm Lumbricus rubellus following exposure in soil

    Makama S., Piella J., Undas A., Dimmers W.J., Peters R., Puntes V.F., van den Brink N.W. Environmental Pollution; 218: 870 - 878. 2016. 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.08.016. IF: 4.839

  • Quantifying the Sensitivity of Multipolar (Dipolar, Quadrupolar, and Octapolar) Surface Plasmon Resonances in Silver Nanoparticles: The Effect of Size, Composition, and Surface Coating

    Bastús N.G., Piella J., Puntes V. Langmuir; 32 (1): 290 - 300. 2016. 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b03859. IF: 3.993

  • Size-Controlled Synthesis of Sub-10-nanometer Citrate-Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles and Related Optical Properties.

    Piella J., Bastús N.G., Puntes V. Chemistry of Materials; 28 (4): 1066 - 1075. 2016. 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b04406. IF: 9.407

  • Toxicity of nickel in the marine calanoid copepod Acartia tonsa: Nickel chloride versus nanoparticles

    Zhou C., Vitiello V., Casals E., Puntes V.F., Iamunno F., Pellegrini D., Changwen W., Benvenuto G., Buttino I. Aquatic Toxicology; 170: 1 - 12. 2016. 10.1016/j.aquatox.2015.11.003. IF: 3.557

  • Tuning the Plasmonic Response up: Hollow Cuboid Metal Nanostructures

    Genç A., Patarroyo J., Sancho-Parramon J., Arenal R., Duchamp M., Gonzalez E.E., Henrard L., Bastús N.G., Dunin-Borkowski R.E., Puntes V.F., Arbiol J. ACS Photonics; 3 (5): 770 - 779. 2016. 10.1021/acsphotonics.5b00667. IF: 5.404


  • Chitosan functionalisation of gold nanoparticles encourages particle uptake and induces cytotoxicity and pro-inflammatory conditions in phagocytic cells, as well as enhancing particle interactions with serum components

    Boyles M.S.P., Kristl T., Andosch A., Zimmermann M., Tran N., Casals E., Himly M., Puntes V., Huber C.G., Lütz-Meindl U., Duschl A. Journal of Nanobiotechnology; 13 (1, 84) 2015. 10.1186/s12951-015-0146-9. IF: 4.115

  • Enhanced reactivity of high-index surface platinum hollow nanocrystals

    González E., Merkoçi F., Arenal R., Arbiol J., Esteve J., Bastús N.G., Puntes V. Journal of Materials Chemistry A; 4 (1): 200 - 208. 2015. 10.1039/c5ta07504a. IF: 7.443

  • Exploring new synthetic strategies for the production of advanced complex inorganic nanocrystals

    Bastús N.G., Gonzalez E., Esteve J., Piella J., Patarroyo J., Merkoçi F., Puntes V. Zeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie; 229 (1-2): 65 - 83. 2015. 10.1515/zpch-2014-0611. IF: 1.356

  • High aspect ratio gold nanorods grown with platinum seeds

    Varón M., Arbiol J., Puntes V.F. Journal of Physical Chemistry C; 119 (21): 11818 - 11825. 2015. 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b01263. IF: 4.772

  • Longitudinal domain wall formation in elongated assemblies of ferromagnetic nanoparticles

    Varón M., Beleggia M., Jordanovic J., Schiøtz J., Kasama T., Puntes V.F., Frandsen C. Scientific Reports; 5 ( 14536) 2015. 10.1038/srep14536. IF: 5.578

  • Optimising the use of commercial LAL assays for the analysis of endotoxin contamination in metal colloids and metal oxide nanoparticles

    Li Y., Italiani P., Casals E., Tran N., Puntes V.F., Boraschi D. Nanotoxicology; 9 (4): 462 - 473. 2015. 10.3109/17435390.2014.948090. IF: 3.821

  • SERS efficiencies of micrometric polystyrene beads coated with gold and silver nanoparticles: The effect of nanoparticle size

    Mir-Simon B., Morla-Folch J., Gisbert-Quilis P., Pazos-Perez N., Xie H.-N., Bastús N.G., Puntes V., Alvarez-Puebla R.A., Guerrini L. Journal of Optics (United Kingdom); 17 (11, 114012) 2015. 10.1088/2040-8978/17/11/114012. IF: 2.059

  • The oxidative potential of differently charged silver and gold nanoparticles on three human lung epithelial cell types

    Schlinkert P., Casals E., Boyles M., Tischler U., Hornig E., Tran N., Zhao J., Himly M., Riediker M., Oostingh G.J., Puntes V., Duschl A. Journal of Nanobiotechnology; 13 (1, 1) 2015. 10.1186/s12951-014-0062-4. IF: 4.115

  • Use of cerium oxide (CeO2) nanoparticles for the adsorption of dissolved cadmium (II), lead (II) and chromium (VI) at two different pHs in single and multi-component systems

    Contreras A.R., Casals E., Puntes V., Komilis D., Sánchez A., Font X. Global Nest Journal; 17 (3): 536 - 543. 2015. . IF: 0.468


  • Common strategies and technologies for the ecosafety assessment and design of nanomaterials entering the marine environment

    Corsi, I.; Cherr, G.N.; Lenihan, H.S.; Labille, J.; Hassellov, M.; Canesi, L.; Dondero, F.; Frenzilli, G.; Hristozov, D.; Puntes, V.; Della Torre, C.; Pinsino, A.; Libralato, G.; Marcomini, A.; Sabbioni, E.; Matranga, V. ACS Nano; 8 (10): 9694 - 9709. 2014. 10.1021/nn504684k. IF: 12.033

  • Gene expression profiles reveal distinct immunological responses of cobalt and cerium dioxide nanoparticles in two in vitro lung epithelial cell models

    Verstraelen, S.; Remy, S.; Casals, E.; De Boever, P.; Witters, H.; Gatti, A.; Puntes, V.; Nelissen, I. Toxicology Letters; 228 (3): 157 - 169. 2014. 10.1016/j.toxlet.2014.05.006. IF: 3.355

  • Interaction of differently functionalized fluorescent silica nanoparticles with neural stem- and tissue-type cells

    Izak-Nau, E.; Kenesei, K.; Murali, K.; Voetz, M.; Eiden, S.; Puntes, V.F.; Duschl, A.; Madarász, E. Nanotoxicology; 8 (SUPPL. 1): 138 - 148. 2014. 10.3109/17435390.2013.864427. IF: 7.336

  • Little Adjustments Significantly Improve the Turkevich Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles

    Schulz, F.; Homolka, T.; Bastús, NG.; Puntes, V. F.; Weller,H.; Vossmeyer, T. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids; 30 (35): 10779 - 10784. 2014. 10.1021/la503209b. IF: 4.384

  • Nanoparticles for imaging, sensing, and therapeutic intervention

    Bogart, L.K.; Pourroy, G.; Murphy, C.J.; Puntes, V.; Pellegrino, T.; Rosenblum, D.; Peer, D.; Lévy, R. ACS Nano; 8 (4): 3107 - 3122. 2014. 10.1021/nn500962q. IF: 12.033

  • Optimising the use of commercial LAL assays for the analysis of endotoxin contamination in metal colloids and metal oxide nanoparticles.

    Li, Y.; Italiani, P.; Casals, E.; Tran, N.; Puntes, V. F.; Boraschi, D. Nanotoxicology; 14: 1 - 12. 2014. . IF: 7.336

  • Programmed iron oxide nanoparticles disintegration in anaerobic digesters boosts biogas production

    Casals, E.; Barrena, R.; García, A.; González, E.; Delgado, L.; Busquets-Fité, M.; Font, X.; Arbiol, J.; Glatzel, P.; Kvashnina, K.; Sánchez, A.; Puntes, V. Small; 10 (14): 2801 - 2808. 2014. 10.1002/smll.201303703. IF: 7.514

  • Synthesis of highly monodisperse citrate-stabilized silver nanoparticles of up to 200 nm: Kinetic control and catalytic properties

    Bastús, N.G.; Merkoçi, F.; Piella, J.; Puntes, V. Chemistry of Materials; 26 (9): 2836 - 2846. 2014. 10.1021/cm500316k. IF: 8.535


  • Absence of Ce3+ sites in chemically active colloidal ceria nanoparticles

    Cafun, J.-D.; Kvashnina, K.O.; Casals, E.; Puntes, V.F.; Glatzel, P. ACS Nano; 7 (12): 10726 - 10732. 2013. 10.1021/nn403542p. IF: 12.062

  • Altered characteristics of silica nanoparticles in bovine and human serum: the importance of nanomaterial characterization prior to its toxicological evaluation

    Izak-Nau, E.; Voetz, M.; Eiden, S.; Duschl, A.; Puntes, V.F. Particle and Fibre Toxicology; 2013. 10.1186/1743-8977-10-56. IF: 9.178

  • Characterizing Nanoparticles Reactivity: Structure-Photocatalytic Activity Relationship

    Piella, J.; Bastús, N. G.; Casals, E.; Puntes, V. Journal of Physics: Conference Series; 429: 1. 2013. 10.1088/1742-6596/429/1/012040. IF: 0.000

  • Dipolar magnetism in ordered and disordered low-dimensional nanoparticle assemblies

    Varón, M.; Beleggia, M.; Kasama, T.; Harrison, R.J.; Dunin-Borkowski, R.E.; Puntes, V.F.; Frandsen, C. Scientific Reports; 2013. 10.1038/srep01234. IF: 2.927

  • Engineered Inorganic Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery Applications

    Ojea-Jiménez, I.; Comenge, J.; García-Fernández, L.; Megson, Z.A.; Casals, E.; Puntes, V.F. Current Drug Metabolism; 14 (5): 518 - 530. 2013. 10.2174/13892002113149990008. IF: 4.405

  • Exploring release and recovery of nanomaterials from commercial polymeric nanocomposites

    Busquets-Fité, M.; Fernandez, E.; Janer, G.; Vilar, G.; Vázquez-Campos, S.; Zanasca, R.; Citterio, C.; Mercante, L.; Puntes, V. Journal of Physics: Conference Series; 429: 1. 2013. 10.1088/1742-6596/429/1/012048. IF: 0.000

  • Monitoring migration and transformation of nanomaterials in polymeric composites during accelerated aging

    Vilar, G.; Fernández-Rosas, E.; Puntes, V.; Jamier, V.; Aubouy, L.; & Vázquez-Campos, S Journal of Physics: Conference Series; 429: 2. 2013. 10.1088/1742-6596/429/1/012044. IF: 0.000

  • Radiochemical synthesis of105gAg-labelled silver nanoparticles

    Ichedef, C.; Simonelli, F.; Holzwarth, U.; Bagaria, J.P.; Puntes, V.F.; Cotogno, G.; Gilliland, D.; Gibson, N. Journal of Nanoparticle Research; 15 (11) 2013. 10.1007/s11051-013-2073-8. IF: 2.175

  • Spontaneous formation of hollow cobalt oxide nanoparticles by the Kirkendall effect at room temperature at the water-air interface

    Varón, M.; Ojea-Jimenez, I.; Arbiol, J.; Balcells, L.; Martínez, B.; Puntes, V.F. Nanoscale; 5: 2429 - 2436. 2013. 10.1039/c2nr32657d. IF: 6.233

  • Stability of polymer encapsulated quantum dots in cell culture media

    Ojea-Jiménez, I.; Piella, J.; Nguyen, T. L.; Bestetti, A.; Ryan, A. D.; Puntes, V. Journal of Physics: Conference Series; 429: 3. 2013. 10.1088/1742-6596/429/1/012009. IF: 0.000

  • The social context of nanotechnology and regulating its uncertainty: A nanotechnologist approach

    Jamier, V.; Gispert, I.; Puntes, V. Journal of Physics: Conference Series; 429: 4. 2013. 10.1088/1742-6596/429/1/012059. IF: 0.000


  • Citrate-Coated Gold Nanoparticles As Smart Scavengers for Mercury(II) Removal from Polluted Waters

    Ojea-Jiménez, I.; López, X.; Arbiol, J.; Puntes, V. ACS Nano; 6: 2253 - 2260. 2012. .

  • Controlled positioning of nanoparticles on graphene by noninvasive AFM lithography

    Bellido, E.; Ojea-Jiménez, I.; Ghirri, A.; Alvino, C.; Candini, A.; Puntes, V.; Affronte, M.; Domingo, N.; Ruiz-Molina, D. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids; 28: 12400 - 12409. 2012. 10.1021/la3023419.

  • Detoxifying Antitumoral Drugs via Nanoconjugation: The Case of Gold Nanoparticles and Cisplatin

    Comenge, J.; Sotelo, C.; Romero, F.; Gallego, O.; Barnadas, A.; García-Caballero Parada, T.; Domínguez, F.; Puntes, V.F. Plos One. Open acces; 7(10): e47562. 2012. .

  • Effect of cerium dioxide, titanium dioxide, silver, and gold nanoparticles on the activity of microbial communities intended in wastewater treatment.

    García, A.; Delgado, L.;Torà, JA.; Casals, E.; González, E.; Puntes, V.; Font, X.; Carrera, J.; Sánchez, A. Journal of Hazardous Materials; 199-200: 64 - 72. 2012. 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.10.057.

  • Engineered nonviral nanocarriers for intracellular gene delivery applications

    Ojea-Jiménez, I.; Tort, O.; Lorenzo, J.; Puntes, V.F. Biomedical materials (Bristol, England); 7(5): 54106. 2012. 10.1088/1748-6041/7/5/054106.

  • Facile Preparation of Cationic Gold Nanoparticle-Bioconjugates for Cell Penetration and Nuclear Targeting

    Ojea-Jiménez, I.; García-Fernández, L.; Lorenzo, J.; Puntes, V. F. ACS Nano; 6 (9): 7692 - 7702. 2012. .

  • Inorganic nanoparticle biomolecular corona: Formation, evolution and biological impact

    Casals, E.; Puntes, V.F. Nanomedicine; 7: 1917 - 1930. 2012. 10.2217/nnm.12.169.

  • Inorganic nanoparticles and the environment: Balancing benefits and risks

    Casals, E.; González, E.; Puntes, V. Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry; 59: 265 - 290. 2012. 10.1016/B978-0-444-56328-6.00008-6.

  • Inorganic nanoparticles and the immune system: detection, selective activation and tolerance.

    Bastús, N.G.; Sánchez-Tilló, E.; Pujals, S.; Comenge, J.; Giralt, E.; Celada, A.; Lloberas, J.; Puntes, V.F. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; 823217: 1. 2012. 10.1117/12.917327.

  • Physicochemical Characteristics of Protein¿NP Bioconjugates: The Role of Particle Curvature and Solution Conditions on Human Serum Albumin Conformation and Fibrillogenesis Inhibition

    Goy-López, S.; Juárez, J.; Alatorre-Meda, M.; Casals, E.; Puntes, V.F.; Taboada, P.; Mosquera, V. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids; 28(24): 9113 - 9126. 2012. 10.1021/la300402w.

  • Potential use of CeO2 , TiO2 and Fe3O4 nanoparticles for the removal of cadmium from water

    Contreras, A.R.; García, A.; González, E.; Casals, E.; Puntes, V.F.; Sánchez, A.; Fonta, X.; Recillas, S. Desalination and Water Treatment; 41 (1-3): 296 - 300. 2012. 10.1080/19443994.2012.664743.

  • Preliminary study of phosphate adsorption onto cerium oxide nanoparticles for use in water purification; nanoparticles synthesis and characterization

    Recillas, S.; García, A.; González, E.; Casals, E.; Puntes, V.F.; Sánchez, A.; Font, X. Water Science and Technology; 66(3): 503 - 509. 2012. 10.2166/wst.2012.185.

  • Rational nanoconjugation improves biocatalytic performance of enzymes: Aldol addition catalyzed by immobilized rhamnulose-1-phosphate aldolase

    Ardao, I.; Comenge, J.; Benaiges, M.D.; Álvaro, G.; Puntes, V.F. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids; 28: 6461 - 6467. 2012. 10.1021/la3003993.

  • Reactivity of inorganic nanoparticles in biological environments: Insights into nanotoxicity mechanisms

    Casals, E.; Gonzalez, E.; Puntes, V.F. Journal of Physics D - Applied Physics; 45 2012. 10.1088/0022-3727/45/44/443001.

  • Synthesis of co-organosilane-Au nanocomposites via a controlled interphasic reduction

    Ojea-Jiménez, I.; Lorenzo, J.; Rebled, J.M.; Sendra, J.; Arbiol, J.; Puntes, V. Chemistry of Materials; 24: 4019 - 4027. 2012. 10.1021/cm300757j.


  • Acute toxicity of cerium oxide, titanium oxide and iron oxide nanoparticles using standardized tests

    García, A.; Espinosa, R.; Delgado, L.; Casals, E.; González, E.; Puntes, V.; Barata, C.; Font, X.; Sánchez, A.; Barata, C Desalination; 269: 136 - 141. 2011. 10.1016/j.desal.2010.10.052.

  • Analysis of time-dependent conjugation of gold nanoparticles with an antiparkinsonian molecule by using curve resolution methods

    Amigo, J.M.; Bastús, N.G.; Hoen, R.; Vázquez-Campos, S.; Varón, M.; Royo, M.; Puntes, V.F. Analytica Chimica Acta; 2011. .

  • Carving at the nanoscale: Sequential galvanic exchange and Kirkendall growth at room temperature

    González, E.; Arbiol, J.; Puntes, V.F. SCIENCE; 334: 1377 - 1380. 2011. 10.1126/science.1212822.

  • Ecotoxicity of, and remediation with, engineered inorganic nanoparticles in the environment

    Sánchez, A.; Recillas, S.; Font, X.; Casals, E.; González, E.; Puntes, V.F. TrAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry; 2011. .

  • Hardening of the nanoparticle-protein corona in metal (Au, Ag) and oxide (Fe 3O 4, CoO, and CeO 2) nanoparticles

    Casals, E.; Pfaller, T.; Duschl, A.; Oostingh, G.J.; Puntes, V.F. Small; 7: 3479 - 3486. 2011. 10.1002/smll.201101511.

  • Influence of the Sequence of the Reagents Addition in the Citrate-Mediated Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles

    Ojea-Jiménez, I.; Bastús, N.G.; Puntes, V.F. Journal of Physical Chemistry C; 2011. 10.1021/jp2017242.

  • Kinetically Controlled Seeded Growth Synthesis of Citrate-Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles of up to 200 nm: Size Focusing versus Ostwald Ripening

    Bastús, N.G.; Comenge, J.; Puntes, V.F. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids; 2011. .

  • Large 2D self-assembled domains of cobalt nanoparticles onto silicon wafers

    Peña, L.; Varón, M.; Konstantinovic, Z.; Balcells, L.; Martínez, B.; Puntes, V. Journal of Materials Chemistry; 21: 16973 - 16977. 2011. 10.1039/c1jm11647a.

  • Nano-immunosafety: issues in assay validation

    Boraschi, D.; Oostingh, G.J.; Casals, E.; Italiani, P.; Nelissen, I.; Puntes, V.F:; Duschl, A. Journal of Physics: Conference Series; 2011. .

  • Nanoparticle microinjection and Raman spectroscopy as tools for nanotoxicology studies

    Candeloro, P.; Tirinato, L.; Malara, N.; Fregola, A.; Casals, E.; Puntes, V.; Perozziello, G.; Gentile, F.; Coluccio, M.L.; Das, G.; Liberale, C.; De Angelis, F.; Di Fabrizio, E. The Analyst; 2011. .

  • Problems and challenges in the development and validation of human cell-based assays to determine nanoparticle-induced immunomodulatory effects

    Oostingh, G.J.; Casals, E.; Italiani, P.; Colognato, R.; Stritzinger, R.; Ponti, J.; Pfaller, T.; Kohl, Y.; Ooms, D.; Favilli, F.; Leppens, H.; Lucchesi, D.; Rossi, F.; Nelissen, I.; Thielecke, H.; Puntes, V.F.; Duschl, A.; Boraschi, D. Particle and Fibre Toxicology; 2011. .

  • Pt nanocrystal evolution in the presence of Au(iii)-salts at room temperature: Spontaneous formation of AuPt heterodimers

    Lim, S.I.; Varon, M.; Ojea-Jiménez, I.; Arbiol, J.; Puntes, V. Journal of Materials Chemistry; 21: 11518 - 11523. 2011. 10.1039/c1jm10313j.

  • Synthesis and evaluation of gold nanoparticle -modified polyelectrolyte capsules under microwave irradiation for remotely controlled release for cargo

    del Mercato, L.L.; Gonzalez, E.; Abbasi, A.Z.; Parak, W.J.; Puntes, V.F. Journal of Materials Chemistry; 2011. .

  • Use of CeO2, TiO2 and Fe3O4 nanoparticles for the removal of lead from water: Toxicity of nanoparticles and derived compounds

    Recillas, S.; García, A.; González, E.; Casals, E.; Puntes, V.F.; Sánchez, A.; Font, X. Desalination; 2011. .


  • Chromium VI adsorption on cerium oxide nanoparticles and morphology changes during the process

    Recillas, S.; Colón, J.; Casals, E.; González, E.; Puntes, V.; Sánchez, A.; Font, X. Journal of Hazardous Materials; 2010. .

  • Coordination polymer particles as potential drug delivery systems

    Imaz, I.; Rubio-Martínez, M.; García-Fernández, L.; García, F.; Ruiz-Molina, D.; Hernando, J.; Puntes, V.; Maspoch, D. Chemical Communications; 46: 4737 - 4739. 2010. 10.1039/c003084h.

  • Correlating Physico-Chemical with Toxicological Properties of Nanoparticles: The Present and the Future

    Rivera Gil, P.; Oberdörster, G.; Elder, A.; Puntes, V.F.; Parak, W.J. ACS Nano; 2010. .

  • Dipolar driven spontaneous self assembly of superparamagnetic CO nanoparticles into micrometric rice-Grain like structures

    Varón, M.; Peña, L.; Balcells, L.; Skumryev, V.; Martinez, B.; Puntes, V. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids; 26: 109 - 116. 2010. 10.1021/la902169s.

  • Exploring the limitations of the use of competing reducers to control the morphology and composition of Pt and PtCo nanocrystals

    Lim, S.I.; Varón, M.; Ojea-Jiménez, I.; Arbiol, J.; Puntes, V. Chemistry of Materials; 22: 4495 - 4504. 2010. 10.1021/cm101436p.

  • Small gold nanoparticles synthesized with sodium citrate and heavy water: Insights into the reaction mechanism

    Ojea-Jiménez, I.; Romero, F.M.; Bastús, N.G.; Puntes, V. Journal of Physical Chemistry C; 114: 1800 - 1804. 2010. 10.1021/jp9091305.

  • Synthesis of platinum cubes, polypods, cuboctahedrons, and raspberries assisted by cobalt nanocrystals

    Lim, S.I.; Ojea-Jiménez, I.; Varon, M.; Casals, E.; Arbiol, J.; Puntes, V. Nano Letters; 10: 964 - 973. 2010. 10.1021/nl100032c.

  • The suitability of different cellular in vitro immunotoxicity and genotoxicity methods for the analysis of nanoparticle-induced events

    Pfaller, T.; Colognato, R.; Nelissen, I.; Favilli, F.; Casals, E.; Ooms, D.; Leppens, H.; Ponti, J; Stritzinger, R.; Puntes, V.F.; Boraschi, D.; Duschl, A.; Oostingh, G.J. Nanotoxicology; 2010. 10.3109/17435390903374001.

  • Time evolution of the nanoparticle protein corona

    Casals, E.; Pfaer, T.; Dusch, A.; Oostingh, G.J.; Puntes, V.F. ACS Nano; 2010. .


  • Homogeneous Conjugation of Peptides onto Gold Nanoparticles Enhances Macrophage Response

    Bastús, N. G.; Sánchez-Tillo, E.; Pujals, S.; Farrera, C.; López, C. ; Giralt, E. ; Celanda, A. ; Lloberas, J.; Puntes, V. ACS Nano; 3 (6): 1335 - 1344. 2009. 10.1021/nn8008273 CCC: $40.75.

  • Identifying Spinel Phases in Nearly Monodisperse Iron Oxide Colloidal Nanocrystal

    Corrias, A.; Mountjoy, G.; Loche, D.; Puntes, V.; Falqui, A.; Zanella, M.; Parak, W.J.; Casula, M.F. Journal of the American Chemical Society; 113 (43): 18667. 2009. 10.1021/jp9047677 CCC: $40.75.

  • Impact of engineered nanoparticles on immune-related genes and processes in human alveolar epithelial cells

    Nelissen, I.; Verstraelen, S.; De Boever, P.; Casals, E.; Ooms, D.; Leppens, H.; Hollanders, K.; Van Den Heuvel, R.; Schoeters, G.; Puntes, V.; Witters, H. Toxicology Letters; 189: 186 - 189. 2009.

  • In vitro investigation of immunomodularoty effects caused by engineered inorganic nanoparticles- the impact of experimental design and cell choice

    Pfaller, T.; Puntes, V. F.; Casals, E.; Duschl, A.; Oostingh, G.J. Nanotoxicology; 3 (1): 46 - 59. 2009. 10.1016/j.toxlet.2009.06.649 .

  • Inorganic engineered nanoparticles and their impact on the immune response

    Sperling, R. A.; Casals, E.; Comenge, J.; Bastús, N. G. ; Puntes, V. Current Drug Metabolism; 10: 895 - 904. 2009.

  • Instability of Cationic Gold Nanoparticle Bioconjugates: The Role of Citrate Ions

    Ojea-Jimenez, I. ; Puntes, V. Journal of the American Chemical Society; 131 (37): 13320 - 133327. 2009. 10.1021/ja902894s.

  • Nano-cotton fabrics with high ultraviolet protection

    Roshan, P.; Bautista, L.; De la Varga, M .; Botet, J.M. ; Casals, E.; Puntes, V.F. ; Marsal, F. Textile Research Journal; 13: 101177. 2009. 10.1177/0040517509342316.

  • Nanopànic o Nanoeufòria?: Nanoinfo

    Puntes, V.F. ; Garcia Horn, A. Mètode; 63: 25 - 30. 2009. .

  • Peptides conjugated to gold nanoparticles induce macrophage activation

    Bastús, N. G.; Sánchez-Tillo, E.; Pujals, S.; Farrera, C.; Kogan, M. J.; Giralt, E.; Celada, A.; Lloberas, J.; Puntes, V. F. Molecular Immunology; 46 (4): 743 - 748. 2009. 10.1016/j.molimm.2008.08.277 .

  • Scientist still wondering-Industry are selling

    Gatti, A.; Puntes, V. Nano; 46 (4): 743 - 748. 2009. .

  • Shuttling Gold Nanoparticles into Tumoral Cells with an Amphipathic Proline-Rich Peptide

    Pujals, S. ; Bastus, N. G.; Pereiro, E.; López-Iglesias, C.; Puntes, V. F.; Kogan, M. J.; Giralt, E. Chemistry: a European Journal; 10 (6): 1025 - 1031. 2009. 10.1002/cbic.200800843 .


  • Distribution and potential toxicity of engineered inorganic nanoparticles and carbon nanostructures in biological systems

    Casals E.; Vazquez-Campos S.; Bastus N.G.; Puntes V. TrAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry; 27 (8): 672 - 683. 2008. 10.1016/j.trac.2008.06.004.

  • Gold Nanoparticles and Microwave Irradiation Inhibit Beta-Amyloid Amyloidogenesis

    Araya Eyleen; Olmedo Ivonne; Bastus Neus G.; Guerrero Simon; Puntes Victor F.; Giralt Ernest; Kogan Marcelo J Nanoscale Research Letters; 3 (11): 435 - 443. 2008. 10.1007/s11671-008-9178-5.

  • Low-Temperature Synthesis of CoO Nanoparticles via Chemically Assisted Oxidative Decarbonylation

    Lagunas A.; Mairata i Payeras A.; Jimeno C.; Puntes V. F.; Pericàs M. A. Chemistry of Materials; 20 (1): 92 - 100. 2008. 10.1021/cm7018636.

  • Nanoparticles for cosmetics: how safe is safe?

    M. Guix-Noguera; C. Carbonell; J. Comenge; L. García-Fernández; A. Alarcón-Pardo; E. Casals; V. Puntes Contributions to Science; 4: 2. 2008. 10.2436/20.7010.01.52.

  • Reactivity of engineered inorganic nanoparticles and carbon nanostructures in biological media

    Neus G. Bastús; Eudald Casals; Socorro Vázquez-Campos; Victor Puntes Nanotoxicology; 2 (3): 99 - 112. 2008. 10.1080/17435390802217830.

  • Shuttling Gold Nanoparticles into Tumoral Cells with an Amphipathic Pro rich Peptide

    Pujals S; Bastús NG; Pereiro E; López-Iglesias E; Puntes VF; Kogan MJ; Giralt E Chemistry: a European Journal; 10: 1025 - 1031. 2008. 10.1002/cbic.200800843.