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Superfund Research Program

Brian J. Teppen

Michigan State University
Crop & Soil Sciences
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
538 Plant and Soil Science Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1325
Phone: 517-355-0271 x254
Fax: 517-355-0270




  • Yu K, Lv Y, Liu C, Boyd SA, Teppen BJ, Li H. 2023. Reaction of decabromodiphenyl ether with organo-modified clay-templated zero-valent iron in water-tetrahydrofuran solution: Nano- to micrometric scale effects. J Hazard Mater 445:130538. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.130538


  • Mansouri K, Karmaus AL, Fitzpatrick J, Patlewicz G, Pradeep P, Alberga D, Alepee N, Allen TE, Allen D, Alves VM, Andrade CH, Auernhammer TR, Ballabio D, Bell S, Benfenati E, Bhattacharya S, Bastos JV, Boyd SA, Brown BJ, Capuzzi SJ, Chushak Y, Ciallella H, Clark AM, Consonni V, Daga PR, Ekins S, Farag S, Fedorov M, Fourches D, Gadaleta D, Gao F, Gearhart JM, Goh G, Goodman JM, Grisoni F, Grulke CM, Hartung T, Hirn M, Karpov P, Korotcov A, Lavado GJ, Lawless M, Luechtefeld T, Li X, Lunghini F, Mangiatordi GF, Marcou G, Marsh DE, Martin T, Mauri A, Muratov EN, Myatt GJ, Nguyen D, Nicolotti O, Note R, Pande P, Parks AK, Peryea T, Polash AH, Rallo R, Roncaglioni A, Rowlands C, Ruiz P, Russo DP, Sayed A, Sayre R, Sheils T, Siegel C, Silva AC, Simeonov A, Sosnin S, Southall N, Strickland J, Tang Y, Teppen BJ, Tetko IV, Thomas DG, Tkachenko V, Todeschini R, Toma C, Tripodi I, Trisciuzzi D, Tropsha A, Varnek A, Vukovic K, Wang Z, Wang L, Waters KM, Wedlake AJ, Wijeyesakere SJ, Wilson D, Xiao Z, Yang H, Zahoranszky-Kohalmi G, Zakharov AV, Zhang F, Zhang Z, Zhao T, Zhu H, Zorn KM, Casey W, Kleinstreuer N. 2021. CATMoS: Collaborative Acute Toxicity Modeling Suite. Environ Health Perspect 129(4):47013. doi:10.1289/EHP8495 PMID:33929906 PMCID:PMC8086800
  • Tu Y, Premachandra GS, Boyd SA, Sallach JB, Li H, Teppen BJ, Johnston CT. 2021. Synthesis and evaluation of Fe(3)O(4)-impregnated activated carbon for dioxin removal. Chemosphere 263:128263. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128263 PMID:33297207 PMCID:PMC7733032
  • Yuan Q, Sallach JB, Rhodes G, Bach A, Crawford RB, Li H, Johnston CT, Teppen BJ, Kaminski NE, Boyd SA. 2021. Natural organic matter does not diminish the mammalian bioavailability of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. Chemosphere 264(Pt1):128420. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128420 PMID:33032214 PMCID:PMC7749823 (ahead of print)


  • Chai B, Tsoi TV, Sallach JB, Liu C, Landgraf J, Bezdek M, Zylstra GJ, Li H, Johnston CT, Teppen BJ, Cole JR, Boyd SA, Tiedje JM. 2020. Bioavailability of clay-adsorbed dioxin to Sphingomonas wittichii RW1 and its associated genome-wide shifts in gene expression. Sci Total Environ 712:135525. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135525 PMID:32050392


  • Sallach JB, Crawford RB, Li H, Johnston CT, Teppen BJ, Kaminski NE, Boyd SA. 2019. Activated carbons of varying pore structure eliminate the bioavailability of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin to a mammalian (mouse) model. Sci Total Environ 650:2231-2238. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.270


  • Liu C, Chu W, Li H, Boyd SA, Teppen BJ, Mao J, Lehmann J, Zhang W. 2018. Quantification and characterization of dissolved organic carbon from biochars. Geoderma 335:161-169. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.08.019
  • Zhang S, Liu Q, Cheng H, Gao F, Liu C, Teppen BJ. 2018. Mechanism responsible for intercalation of dimethyl sulfoxide in kaolinite: Molecular dynamics simulations. Appl Clay Sci 151:46-53. doi:10.1016/j.clay.2017.10.022 PMID:29545655 PMCID:PMC5846688
  • Zhang S, Liu Q, Gao F, Ma R, Wu Z, Teppen BJ. 2018. Interfacial structure and interaction of kaolinite intercalated with N-methylformamide: insight from molecular dynamics modeling. Appl Clay Sci 158:204-210. doi:10.1016/j.clay.2018.03.032 PMID:30364591 PMCID:PMC6197067
  • Zhang S, Liu Q, Gao F, Teppen BJ. 2018. Molecular dynamics simulation of basal spacing, energetics, and structure evolution of a kaolinite-formamide intercalation complex and their interfacial interaction. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122:3341-3349. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b10234 PMID:29657662 PMCID:PMC5896007
  • Zhang Y, Boyd SA, Teppen BJ, Tiedje JM, Zhang W, Zhu D, Li H. 2018. Bioavailability of tetracycline to antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli in water-clay systems. Environ Pollut 243(PtB):1078-1086. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.09.059 PMID:30253298


  • Boyd SA, Sallach JB, Zhang Y, Crawford RB, Li H, Johnston CT, Teppen BJ, Kaminski NE. 2017. Sequestration of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin by activated carbon eliminates bioavailability and the suppression of immune function in mice. Environ Toxicol Chem 36(10):2671-2678. doi:10.1002/etc.3815 PMID:28370362
  • Stedtfeld RD, Sallach JB, Crawford RB, Stedtfeld TM, Williams MR, Waseem H, Johnston CT, Li H, Teppen BJ, Kaminski NE, Boyd SA, Tiedje JM, Hashsham SA. 2017. TCDD administered on activated carbon eliminates bioavailability and subsequent shifts to a key murine gut commensal. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 101:7409-7415. doi:10.1007/s00253-017-8460-9 PMID:28812142
  • Zhang S, Liu Q, Cheng H, Gao F, Liu C, Teppen BJ. 2017. Thermodynamic mechanism and interfacial structure of kaolinite intercalation and surface modification by alkane surfactants with neutral and ionic head groups. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121:8824-8831. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b12919 PMID:29657661 PMCID:PMC5896017
  • Zhang S, Liu Q, Gao F, Li X, Liu C, Li H, Boyd SA, Johnston CT, Teppen BJ. 2017. Mechanism associated with kaolinite intercalation with urea: combination of infrared spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulation studies. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121(1):402-409. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b10533 PMID:29657660 PMCID:PMC5896021


  • Chai B, Tsoi TV, Iwai S, Liu C, Fish JA, Gu C, Johnson TA, Zylstra GJ, Teppen BJ, Li H, Hashsham SA, Boyd SA, Cole JR, Tiedje JM. 2016. Sphingomonas wittichii strain RW1 genome-wide gene expression shifts in response to dioxins and clay. PLoS One 11(6):e0157008. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157008 PMID:27309357 PMCID:PMC4911050
  • Liu C, Chuang Y, Li H, Teppen BJ, Boyd SA, Gonzalez J, Johnston CT, Lehmann J, Zhang W. 2016. Sorption of lincomycin by manure-derived biochars from water. J Environ Qual 45(2):519-527. doi:10.2134/jeq2015.06.0320 PMID:27065399


  • Liu C, Gu C, Yu K, Li H, Teppen BJ, Johnston CT, Boyd SA, Zhou D. 2015. Integrating structural and thermodynamic mechanisms for sorption of PCBs by montmorillonite. Environ Sci Technol 49(5):2796-2805. doi:10.1021/es505205p PMID:25629399


  • Liu C, Hui L, Johnston CT, Boyd SA, Teppen BJ. 2012. Relating clay structural factors to dioxin adsorption by smectites: molecular dynamics simulations. Soil Science Society of America Journal 76:110-120. doi:10.2136/sssaj2010.0450
  • Yu K, Gu C, Boyd SA, Liu C, Teppen BJ, Li H, Sun C. 2012. Rapid and extensive debromination of decabromodiphenyl ether by smectite clay-templated subnanoscale zero-valent iron. Environ Sci Technol 46(16):8969-8975. doi:10.1021/es300516e PMID:22846063


  • Boyd SA, Johnston CT, Pinnavaia TJ, Kaminski NE, Teppen BJ, Crawford RB, Kovalova N, Kim SS, Shao H, Gu C, Kaplan BL, Khan B, Li H. 2011. Suppression of humoral immune responses by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin intercalated in smectite clay. Environ Toxicol Chem 30(12):2748-2755. doi:10.1002/etc.701 PMID:21994089
  • Gu C, Liu C, Ding Y, Li H, Teppen BJ, Johnston CT, Boyd SA. 2011. Clay mediated route to natural formation of Polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins. Environ Sci Technol 45(8):3445-3451. doi:10.1021/es104225d PMID:21434682
  • Gu C, Liu C, Johnston CT, Teppen BJ, Li H, Boyd SA. 2011. Pentachlorophenol radical cations generated on Fe(III)-montmorillonite initiate octachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin formation in clays: density functional theory and fourier transform infrared studies. Environ Sci Technol 45(4):1399-1406. doi:10.1021/es103324z PMID:21254769 PMCID:PMC3094738
  • Jia H, Gu C, Boyd SA, Teppen BJ, Johnston CT, Li H, Song C. 2011. Comparison of reactivity of nanoscaled zero-valent iron formed on clay surfaces. Soil Science Society of America Journal 75(2):357-364. doi:10.2136/sssaj2010.0080nps
  • Kaplan BL, Crawford RB, Kovalova N, Arencibia A, Kim S, Pinnavaia TJ, Boyd SA, Teppen BJ, Kaminski NE. 2011. TCDD adsorbed on silica as a model for TCDD contaminated soils: evidence for suppression of humoral immunity in mice. Toxicology 282(3):82-87. doi:10.1016/j.tox.2011.01.013 PMID:21272611 PMCID:PMC3089373


  • Boyd SA, Johnston CT, Laird DA, Teppen BJ, Li H. 2010. Comprehensive Study of Organic Contaminant Adsorption by Clays: Methodologies, Mechanisms and Environmental Implications. In: Volume 3, Biophysico-Chemical Processes of Anthropogenic Organic Compounds in Environmental Systems. Wiley, New York, NY.
  • Gu C, Jiang H, Li H, Teppen BJ, Boyd SA. 2010. Synthesis of highly reactive subnano-sized zero-valent iron using smectite clay templates. Environ Sci Technol 44(11):4258-4263. doi:10.1021/es903801r PMID:20446730 PMCID:PMC2892840


  • Liu C, Li H, Teppen BJ, Jonhston CT, Boyd SA. 2009. Mechanisms associated with the high adsorption of dibenzo-p-dioxin from water by smectite clays. Environ Sci Technol 43(8):2777-83. doi:10.1021/es802381z PMID:19475949
  • Rana K, Boyd SA, Teppen BJ, Li H, Liu C, Johnston CT. 2009. Probing the microscopic hydrophobicity of smectite surfaces A vibrational spectroscopic study of dibenzo-p-dioxin sorption to smectite. Phys Chem Chem Phys 11(16):2976-2985. doi:10.1039/b822635k PMID:19421512


  • Cheng G, Li H, Teppen BJ, Boyd SA. 2008. Octachlorodibenzodioxin formation on Fe(III)-montmorillonite clay. Environ Sci Technol 42(13):4758-4763. doi:10.1021/es7029834 PMID:18678002
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