Ben Zhong Tang, Ph.D.
Stephen K. C. Cheong
Professor of Science, Chair Professor
Chemistry, Division of Biomedical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Clear
Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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(5) Highlights of Research Achievements
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(1) Academic Qualifications
K. C. Cheong Professor of Science, Hong Kong
University of Science & Technology (HKUST)
05/2012-present Chair Professor, Division
of Biomedical Engineering, HKUST, Hong Kong, China
07/2008-present Chair Professor,
Department of Chemistry, HKUST, Hong Kong, China
07/1994-06/2008 Assistant/Associate/Full Professor,
Department of Chemistry, HKUST, Hong Kong, China
04/1989-06/1994 Postdoctoral Research
Associate, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
04/1983-03/1988 PhD, Department of
Polymer Chemistry, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
02/1978-01/1982 BS, Department of
Polymer Science & Engineering, South China University of Technology
(2) Research Interest Polymer Chemistry, Materials Science, and
Exploration of new polymerization reactions, synthesis of
new functional (macro)molecules, decipherment of new
luminescent processes, creation of new advanced materials, and development of
new fluorescent biosensors.
(3) Scientific Honors and Professional Services
- Fellow, The Royal Society of Chemistry
- MACRO2012 Lecture Award,
American Chemical Society (2012)
Contribution Award, Science China Chemistry (2012)
Academy of Sciences (2009)
- Feng Xinde Polymer Prize, Elsevier (2007)
- State Natural
Science Award (2nd Class), Chinese Government (2007)
- Croucher Senior Research
Fellowship Award, Croucher Foundation (2007)
- Wang Baoren Award for
Accomplishments in Basic Polymer Research, Chinese Chemical Society (2007)
Young Scholar (for overseas scientists of Chinese origin), National
Science Foundation of China (2002)
News Contributor, Noteworthy
Chemistry, published by American Chemical Society
- Editor-in-Chief, RSC Polymer
Chemistry Series, published by Royal Society of Chemistry
Chemistry, published by Royal Society of Chemistry
- Associate Editor, Progress in
Chemistry, published by Chinese Academy of Sciences
- Editor, Polymer
Bulletin, published by Springer
Advisory Board Member, all Macromolecular
Journals, published by Wiley-VCH
Advisory Board Member, Polymer,
published by Elsevier
Board Member, Progress
in Polymer Science, published by Elsevier
Board Member, Journal
of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, published by Wiley
Board Member, Journal
of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, published
Board Member, Journal of Nanoscience
and Nanotechnology, published by American Scientific Publishers
Editorial Board Member, Nanobiosensors
in Disease Diagnosis,
published by Dove Medical Press
Advisory Board Member, Polymer
Chemistry, published by Royal
Society of Chemistry (2010-2012)
Advisory Board Member, Macromolecular
Chemistry & Physics, published by Wiley-VCH (2007-2011)
Advisory Board Member, Macromolecules,
published by American Chemical Society (2008-2010)
Selected Examples of Invited Review Articles
- Bioprobes Based on AIE Fluorogens Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, 46, in press.
of Organic Luminophors with Gelation-Enhanced Emission
Matt. 2013, 9, 4564.
Progress in the Development of New Acetylenic
Polymers Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2013, 214, 175.
Polyacetylenes: Hybrids with Carbon Nanotubes
Polym. Chem. 2013, 4, 211.
- Tetraphenylethene: a Versatile AIE Building Block for the Construction of Efficient
Luminescent Materials for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 23726.
Polymers with Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristics Prog. Polym. Sci.
2012, 37, 182.
Emission Chem. Soc. Rev. 2011,
Polymerization Chem. Soc. Rev.
2010, 39, 2522.
Polymerization: Progresses, Challenges, and Opportunities Macromolecules 2010, 43, 8693.
Emission of Tetraarylethene Luminogens
Curr. Org. Chem. 2010, 14, 2109.
- Fluorescent Bio/chemosensors Based on Silole and Tetraphenylethene Luminogens with
Aggregation-Induced Emission Feature J.
Mater. Chem. 2010, 20,
Polymers: Syntheses, Structures and Functions Chem. Rev. 2009, 109, 5799.
Emission: Phenomenon, Mechanism and Applications Chem. Commun. 2009, 4332.
Cited Feature Article)
Emission of Silole Molecules and Polymers: Fundamental and Applications J.
Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater. 2009, 19, 249.
Hyperbranched Macromolecules Constructed from Acetylenic Triple-Bond Building
Blocks Adv. Polym. Sci. 2007, 209,
Polyacetylenes Acc. Chem. Res. 2005, 38, 745.
and Light-Emitting Polyacetylenes J. Polym.
Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2003, 41,
Selected Highlights of Research Achievements
- Chem. Comm. highlighted our joint
work with Z. Zhao on AIE-active tetranaphthylethene
2491) as the inside
front cover of its March 28, 2013 issue.
- Adv. Healthcare Mater. highlighted our
joint work with B. Liu on the polymer-amplified
red emissions from AIE nanoparticles for targeted in-vivo imaging (2013, 2, 500) as the inside
front cover of its March 2013 issue.
- Small highlighted our joint work with B. Liu on
the AIE nanoparticles for cellular imaging (2012, 8, 3655) as the front
cover of issue 23 on 7 Dec 2012.
highlighted our joint work with B. Liu on Specific Detection of Integrin
αvβ3 by AIE Bioprobe
as JACS Image Challenge #210
on 12 Sept 2012.
- Russell Johnson
published his interview
of Ben Zhong Tang in the Author Profile
column of Journal
of Materials Chemistry Blog on 22 Aug 2012.
- Phys.Org highlighted our joint work with B. Liu on development
of AIE fluorogens that provide new probes for cancer
diagnosis and therapy on 18 July 2012.
- Erica Mills highlighted our joint work with J. Yu on supersensitive detection of explosives
by recyclable AIE luminogen-functionalized mesoporous materials (Chem.
48, 7167) as a news item (Lighting
the way to explosive detection) in Chemistry
World published by RSC on 12 June 2012.
- Russell Johnson
highlighted our work on synthesis and
self-assembly of AIE-active triazoles (J. Mater.
Chem. 2012, 22, 10472–10479) in the Journal of
Materials Chemistry Blog as a one of This
Week’s Hot Papers on 6 June 2012.
- J. Mater. Chem. highlighted the self-assembly structures
of our AIE luminogens (2012, 22,
10472) as the front
cover of issue 21 on 7 June 2012.
- Our work on the development of
fluorescent explosive sensors was highlighted by Xiaoyun Yang
in Asian Scientists
on 26 April 2012.
- Russell Johnson
highlighted our work in the Polymer
Chemistry Blog on the development of fluorescent chemosensor for
explosives detection (Polym. Chem.,
2012, DOI: 10.1039/c2py20057k)
on 16 April 2012.
- R. Blakeburn highlighted our work in
the Chemical Science Blog on an AIE-active
hemicyanine fluorogen with stimuli-responsive red/blue emission (Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, DOI: 10.1039/c2sc01108e)
- J. Nicolas highlighted our
work in the column of Polymer Chemistry
Author of the Week on the metal-free click polymerization of propiolates
and azides (Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, DOI: 10.1039/C2PY00586G)
- Our paper
Click Polymerization of Propiolates and Azides: Facile Synthesis of
Functional Poly(aroxycarbonyltriazole)s” was amongst the top
ten accessed articles published
Chemistry in Feb 2012.
- Adv. Funct. Mater. highlighted our joint work
with B. Liu on the development of biocompatible AIE nanoparticles as NIR
fluorescent bioprobes for in vivo imaging applications (2012, 22,
771) as the front
cover of issue 4 on 22 Feb 2012.
- R. Johnson highlighted our work on the construction of soft porous crystal
with silole luminogens as a “Hot Paper” in a commentary entitled “Yellow
to Red: A soft porous crystal with mechanofluorochromism on the JMC
- T. M. Swager and O. Haze highlighted
our work on the development of a polymerization reaction in a commentary
entitled “Conjugated Polymers via Aroyl
Chloride–Alkyne Polymerization” in SynFacts published by Thieme
Stuttgart (SynFacts 2011,
- G. A. Baker highlighted our work on the detection
of protease and antitrypsin by fluorogenic protein assembly in Noteworthy
Chemistry published by ACS on June 6, 2011.
- T. M. Swager and J. R. Cox
highlighted our work on thiol-yen click polymerization in a commentary
entitled “Click it!” in SynFacts published by Thieme
Stuttgart (SynFacts 2011,
- Our work on metal-free click
polymerization has been highlighted by Medical News
Today (1 May 2011), Physics
News (2 May 2011), Asian Scientist (2 May 2011), Red Orbit (2 May 2011), and Science News World (4 July
- Our work on hyperbranched
polytriazoles with high molecular compressibility has been highlighted
as a cover
image of J. Mater. Chem.
highlighted our work on fluorescent CO2
sensors as JACS Image Challenge #118 on 5 Jan 2011.
- Macromolecules highlighted our Perspective paper on “Click
Polymerization” as a cover
image in Volume 43, Issue 21, 2010.
- Our work on superamplification
effect in the detection of explosives highlighted as a “Hot
Article” by Polymer Chemistry on its blog (http://blogs.rsc.org/py/)
on Oct. 7, 2010.
- Chemical & Engineering
News of ACS highlighted our work on fluorescent sensor for carbon dioxide
Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 13951)
as a Latest
News on Sept. 27, 2010.
Materials published by the Nature Publishing Group
highlighted our work on the development of new
solid-state emitters with high luminescence efficiencies (Adv.
Mater. 2010, 22, 2159).
- Our joint work with A. K.-Y. Jen, C.-T. Chen and W.-C. Chen on
the development of bioimaging micelles with aggregation-induced emission
attribute was highlighted by Advanced
Functional Materials as a cover image (Adv.
Funct. Mater. 2010, 20, 1413).
- C. Teutsch highlighted our
joint work with K. K. L. Cheuk on fluorescent
chemosensors with superamplification effect in Materials
Views on 29 April 2010 (Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2010, DOI: 10.1002/marc.200900794).
- Our work on the development of highly efficient solid emitter
was highlighted by ChemComm
as a cover image (Chem. Commun.
2010, 46, 686).
- T. M. Swager and J. M. Lobez highlighted our work on the structural modulation
of solid-state emission of 2,5-bis(trialkylsilylethynyl)-3,4-diphenylsiloles
Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 7608
in a commentary entitled “Aggregation-Induced Emission” in SynFacts published by Thieme Stuttgart (SynFacts 2009, 5, 1345).
- Materials Views published by Wiley-VCH highlighted our work on
the synthesis of poly(triazole)s by metal-free “click” polymerization and
the development of the polymers as multifaceted functional materials (Adv. Funct. Mater. 2009, 19, 1891).
- Asia Materials published by the Nature Publishing Group highlighted our work on
the development of a procedure that enables lasing from the AIE fluorogens
embedded in a matrix of polymer nanowires (Templates for organic lasers, Jan.
M. Swager and Jason R. Cox highlighted our work on the synthesis of
functionalized siloles and their high-tech applications as advanced
sensing materials (Adv. Funct. Mater. 2009, 19, 905)
in a commentary entitled “Modular Analyte Sensing through Aggregation-Induced
Emission” in SynFacts
published by Thieme Stuttgart (SynFacts 2009, 5,
featured our work on the development of new synthetic routes to functional
hyperbranched polymers [Polymer 2007,
48 (21), cover image].
- Chemical Technology of the Royal Society of Chemistry highlighted
our work on the development of tunable photonic materials with high
refractive indexes (Chem. Technol.
2007, 4, T42).
morphological structure reminiscent of honeycomb self-assembled from one
of our amphiphilic polyacetylenes was featured as the cover image of the Sept. issue of Acc. Chem. Res. in 2005.
- Chemical & Engineering News of the American Chemical Society highlighted our
work on the syntheses and novel properties of hyperbranched polyynes [C&EN, 2004,
82 (29), 19 (July 19)].
identified our paper on the synthesis and optical properties of
fullerene-containing polyacetylenes as one of the most cited papers in the
area of materials research (Emerging Research Fronts; ESI Special Topics, December 2003).
of Polymer Science highlighted our work on
the exploration of new catalysts for acetylene polymerization and the
development of functional, especially liquid-crystalline and
light-emitting, polyacetylenes [JPS Part A: Polym. Chem. 2003, 41 (17), cover illustration].
& Engineering News of the American
Chemical Society highlighted our discovery of an abnormal luminescence
phenomenon, aggregation-induced emission, of silole molecules [C&EN, 2001, 79 (41), 29
Selected Examples of Recent Publications (>500 peer-reviewed papers; h-index = 72)
Fluorescent Cellular Tracing by the Aggregates of AIE Bioconjugates J.
Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, in press.
between Twisted Conformation and Effective Intermolecular Interaction:
Strategy for Efficient Mechanochromic Luminogens with High Contrast Adv. Mater. 2013, 23, in press.
Fluorescent and Photostable Probe for Long-Term Bacterial Viability Assay
Based on Aggregation-Induced Emission Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2013, 2, in press.
Poly(aroxycarbonyltriazole)s: Metal-Free Click Polymerization, Light
Refraction, Aggregation-Induced Emission, Explosive Detection, and Fluorescent Patterning Macromolecules 2013, 46, in press.
of Functional Macromolecules with Well-Defined Structures by Indium-Catalyzed Three-Component Polycoupling of Alkynes,
Aldehydes and Amines Macromolecules 2013, 46, in
- Effects of
Substitution with Donor-Acceptor Groups on the Properties of Tetraphenylethene Trimer: Aggregation-Induced Emission,
Solvatochromism and Mechanochromism J. Phys.
117, in press.
- Lipid-PEG-Folate Encapsulated
Nanoparticles with Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristics: Cellular
Uptake Mechanism and Two-Photon Fluorescence Imaging Small 2013, 9, in press.
Polytriazole Synthesized by Efficient 1,3-Dipolar Polycycloaddition of
Activated Azide and Alkyne and Its Application in Explosive Detection Macromol. Rapid Comm. 2013, 34, in press.
- Full-Range Intracellular pH Sensing by
an AIE-Active Two-Channel Ratiometric Fluorogen J.
Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 4926.
Photostable AIE Luminogen for Specific Mitochondrial
Imaging and Tracking J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013,
Fluorescent Organic Dots with Aggregation-Induced Emission (AIE Dots) for
Noninvasive Long-Term Cell Tracing Sci.
Rep. 2013, 3, 1150.
Hyperbranched Poly(aroyltriazole)s Sci. Rep. 2013, 3, 1093.
- Aggregation-Induced Emission of
Tetraphenylethene–Hexaphenylbenzene Adducts: Effects of Twisting Amplitude
and Steric Hindrance on Light Emission of Nonplanar Fluorogens Chem. Eur. J. 2013,
Polytriazole Synthesized by 1,3-Dipolar Polycycloaddition Showing
Aggregation-Enhanced Emission and Utility in Explosive Detection Macromol. Rapid Commun.
2013, 34, 796.
of Chitosan Nanoparticles with Aggregation-Induced Emission
Characteristics and Their Applications in Long-Term Live Cell Imaging Macromol. Rapid Comm. 2013,
Sensor for the Fast “Turn-On” Detection of Primary Amine Gas Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 4848.
- A New Route to Functional Polymers: Atom-Economical Synthesis of
Poly(pyrazolylnaphthalene)s by Rhodium-Catalyzed Oxidative Polycoupling of
Phenylpyrazole and Internal Diynes Polym. Chem. 2013, 4,
- From Tetraphenylethene
to Tetranaphthylethene: Structural Evolution in AIE Luminogen Continues Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 2491.
- Side-Chain Liquid
Crystalline Polyacetylenes with Increasing Length of Alkyl Tails: From
Highly Ordered Smectic to Smectic C Phase Macromolecules 2013,
- Immobilization of Organic Fluorogen on
PDVB with Assistance of Supercritical CO2 for Functional Polymer Films J. Mater. Chem. 2013,
Click Polymerizations of Activated Azide and Alkynes
Polym. Chem. 2013, 4, 1396.
- Stoichiometric Imbalance-Promoted
Synthesis of Polymers Containing Highly Substituted Naphthalenes:
Rhodium-Catalyzed Oxidative Polycoupling of Arylboronic Acids and Internal
Diynes Polym. Chem. 2013, 4, 1372.
- Mesogen Jacketed
Liquid Crystalline Polyacetylene Containing Triphenylene Discogen:
Synthesis and Phase Structure Polym. Chem. 2013, 4,
- A Pyridinyl-Functionalized Tetraphenylethylene
Fluorogen for Specifically Sensing
Trivalent Cations Chem. Commun. 2013,
- Discriminatory Detection of
Cysteine and Homocysteine Based on Dialdehyde Functionalized AIE
Fluorophores Chem. Eur. J.
2013, 19, 613.
- Biotin-decorated Fluorescent
Silica Nanoparticles with Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristics: Fabrication,
Cytotoxicity and Biological Applications J.
B 2013, 1, 676.
- Aggregation-Enhanced Emission
and Efficient Electroluminescence of Tetraphenylethene-Cored Luminogens Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 594.
Synthesis of Soluble Nonlinear Polymers with Glycogen-Like Structures and
Functional Properties from “Simple” Acrylic Monomers
Polym. Chem. 2013, 4, 95.
Monitoring of Cell Apoptosis and Drug Screening Using Fluorescent Light-up Probe with Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristics J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 17972.
Synthesis, Aggregation-Induced Emission, E–Z Isomerization,
Self-organization, and Multiple Chromisms of Pure Stereoisomers of a Tetraphenylethene-Cored Luminogen J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 9956.
Detection of Integrin αvβ3 by Light-up
Bioprobe with Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristics J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 9569.
and Inhibition of Insulin Fibrillation by a Small Organic Fluorogen with
Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristics J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012,
Oxide as a Novel Nanoplatform for Enhancement of Aggregation-Induced
Emission of Silole Fluorophores Adv.
Mater. 2012, 22, 4191.
Polyferroplatinyne Precursor for the Rapid Fabrication of L10-FePt-type
Bit Patterned Media by Nanoimprint Lithography Adv. Mater. 2012, 24, 1034.
- Biocompatible Nanoparticles with Aggregation-Induced
Emission Characteristics as Far-Red/Near-Infrared Fluorescent Bioprobes
for in Vitro and in Vivo Imaging Applications Adv. Funct. Mater. 2012,
- Efficient Light Emitters in
the Solid State: Synthesis, Aggregation-Induced Emission,
Electroluminescence, and Sensory Properties of Luminogens with Benzene
Cores and Multiple Triarylvinyl Peripherals Adv. Funct. Mater. 2012,
Fluorescence Detection of Cysteine, Homocysteine and Glutathione via
Reaction-Dependent Aggregation of Fluorophore-Analyte Adducts J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 17063.
Makes Efficient Circularly Polarised Luminescence in the Condensed Phase:
Aggregation-Induced Circular Dichroism and Light Emission Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 2737.
AIE-Active Hemicyanine Fluorogen with Stimuli-Responsive Red/Blue Emission:
Extending the pH Sensing Range by ‘Switch + Knob’ Effect Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 1804.
- Hyperbranched Conjugated Polyelectrolyte
for Dual-Modality Fluorescence and Magnetic Resonance Cancer Imaging Small 2012, 8, 3523.
Modified Perylene Bisimide: Effect of the Number of Substituent on AIE
Performance Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 11671.
Switching Emissions of Tetraphenylethene Derivatives among Multiple Colors with Solvent Vapor, Mechanical and Thermal
Stimuli J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 21967.
Hyperbranched Conjugated Polytriazole: Click Polymerization, Clickable
Modification, and Aggregation-Enhanced Emission Macromolecules 2012,
- Locking the Phenyl Rings of Tetraphenylethene Step by Step:
Understanding the Mechanism of Aggregation-Induced Emission Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 10675.
Solvatochromism, Aggregation-Induced Emission and Cell Imaging of
Tetraphenylethene-Containing BODIPY Derivatives with Large Stokes Shifts
Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 10099.
2,3,4,5-Tetraphenylsiloles: Synthesis, Structure,
and Efficient Electroluminescence J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 20266.
- Systemic Studies of
Tetraphenylethene–Triphenylamine Oligomers and a Polymer: Achieving both
Efficient Solid-State Emissions and Hole-Transporting Capability Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 9929.
Tetraphenylethene: an AIE Luminogen with Tunable Solid-State Emission Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 8637.
- Fabrication of Small Organic Luminogens
with Aggregation-Induced Emission Features J. Mater. Chem. 2012,
- Aggregation-Induced Red-NIR Emission
Organic Nanoparticles as Effective and Photostable Fluorescent Probe for
Bioimaging J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 15128.
Detection of Explosives by Recyclable AIE Luminogen-Functionalized
Mesoporous Materials Chem. Commun.
2012, 48, 7167.
Fabrication of Organic Nanoparticles as Scattering Media for Extracting
Substrate Waveguide Light from Organic Light-Emitting Diodes J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 13386.
New Strategy for Dramatically Enhancing the Selectivity of AIE Molecules
towards Biomacromolecules with the Aid of Graphene Oxide Chem.–Eur. J. 2012, 18, 7278.
Fluorogen: Red to Near Infrared Fluorescence, Aggregation-Induced
Emission, Solvatochromism, and Twisted Intramolecular Charge Transfer J. Phys. Chem. B 2012, 116, 10541.
- Facile Preparation of Non-self-quenching
Fluorescent DNA Strands with Degree of Labeling up to Theoretic Limit Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 6360.
Tetraphenylethene-Based Red Luminophor for an Efficient Non-doped
Electroluminescence Device and Cellular Imaging J. Mater. Chem. 2012,
and Self-assembly of Tetraphenylethene and Biphenyl Based AIE-Active Triazoles
J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 10472.
- Hyperbranched Conjugated Poly(tetraphenylethene):
Synthesis, Aggregation-Induced Emission, Fluorescent Photopatterning,
Optical Limiting and Explosive Detection Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, 1481.
Solid Emitters with Aggregation-Induced Emission and Intramolecular Charge
Transfer Characteristics: Molecular Design, Synthesis, Photophysical
Behaviors, and OLED Application Chem.
Mater. 2012, 24, 1518.
Click Polymerization of Propiolates and Azides: Facile Synthesis of
Functional Poly(aroxycarbonyltriazole)s Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, 1075.
- Conjugated Hyperbranched
Poly(aryleneethynylene)s: Synthesis, Photophysical Properties,
Superquenching by Explosive, Photopatternability, and Tunable High
Refractive Indices Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 2847.
- Tetraphenylethenyl-Modified Perylene Bisimide:
Aggregation-Induced Red Emission, Electrochemical Property and Ordered
Microstructures J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 7387.
- Tuning the Electronic Nature of
Aggregation-induced Emission Chromophores with Enhanced
Electron-Transporting Property J.
Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 5184.
of Soft Porous Crystal with Silole Derivative: Strategy of Framework
Design, Multiple Structural Transformability and Mechanofluorochromism J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 4290.
Tetraphenylethene and Carbazole to Create Efficient Luminophors with Aggregation-Induced Emission, High Thermal Stability,
and Good Hole-Transporting Property J. Mater. Chem. 2012,
Efficiency Luminescent Liquid Crystal: Aggregation-Induced Emission
Strategy and Biaxially Oriented Mesomorphic Structure J. Mater. Chem. 2012,
- Siloles Symmetrically Substituted on
Their 2,5-Positions with Electron-Accepting and Donating Moieties: Facile
Synthesis, Aggregation-Enhanced Emission, Solvatochromism, and Device
Application Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 549.
Mechanism of Aggregation-Induced Emission (AIE): Is E–Z Isomerisation
Involved in an AIE Process? Chem.
Sci. 2012, 3, 493.
Materials Constructed from Tetraphenylethene Building Block: Synthesis,
Aggregation-Induced Emission, Two-Photon Absorption, Light Refraction, and
Explosive Detection J. Mater. Chem.
2012, 22, 232.
of Functional Disubstituted Polyacetylenes Bearing Highly Polar
Functionalities via Activated
Ester Strategy ACS Macro Lett. 2012, 1, 75.
Synthesis, Efficient Light Emission, and High Bipolar Charge Mobility of
Chiasmatic Luminogens Adv. Mater.
2011, 23, 5430.
Fluorescent Bioprobes for Long-Term Cell Tracking Adv. Mater. 2011, 23, 3298.
Switching of the Emission of Diphenyldibenzofulvenes via Thermal and
Mechanical Stimuli Adv. Mater. 2011,
of Silica Nanoparticles with Both Efficient Fluorescence and Strong
Magnetization and Exploration of Their Biological Applications Adv. Funct. Mater. 2011, 21, 1733.
Solid-State Efficiency Fluorescent Main Chain Liquid Crystalline
Polytriazoles with Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristics Macromolecules 2011,
Recognition of β-Cyclodextrin by a Tetraphenylethene Luminogen via
Cooperative Boronic Acid/Diol Interaction Chem.–Eur. J. 2011, 17, 14736.
New Polymerisation Route to Conjugated Polymers: Regio- and Stereoselective
Synthesis of Linear and Hyperbranched Poly(arylene chlorovinylene)s by
Decarbonylative Polyaddition of Aroyl Chlorides and Alkynes Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 1850.
High Efficiency Solid Emitters with Aggregation-Induced Emission and
Electron-Transport Characteristics Chem.
Commun. 2011, 47, 11216.
Emission Color Tuning in Luminogens Constructed from Tetraphenylethene,
Benzo-2,1,3-thiadiazole and Thiophene Building Blocks Chem. Commun. 2010,
Hole Mobility of
1,2-Bis[4’-(diphenylamino)biphenyl-4-yl]-1,2-diphenylethene in Field
Effect Transistor Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 6924.
Immobilization of Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogens in Silica
Nanoparticles through Click Reaction Small 2011, 7, 1448.
Disubstituted Polyacetylenes with High Light Refractivity: Synthesis
through Polymer Reaction by Using Click Chemistry and Application as
Precursors to Magnetic Nanoparticles Chem.–Asian
J. 2011, 6, 2753.
Zn(II) and Chromogenic Fe(II) Sensors Based on Terpyridine-Substituted
Tetraphenylethenes with Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristics
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2011, 3, 3411.
the Electronic Nature of Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogens with
Enhanced Hole-Transporting Property Chem. Mater. 2011,
Structure, Aggregation-Induced Emission, Self-Assembly, and Electron
Mobility of 2,5-Bis(triphenylsilylethynyl)-3,4-diphenylsiloles Chem.–Eur. J. 2011, 17, 5998.
of Quaternized Poly(pyridylacetylene) and Silver Nanoparticles:
Nanocomposite Preparation, Conductivity and Photoinduced Patterning J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 13627.
of Efficient Solid Emitters with Conventional Chromophores and AIE
Luminogens for Blue Organic Light-Emitting Diodes J. Mater. Chem. 2011,
Ethenes: Aggregation-Enhanced Excimer Emission and Highly Efficient
Electroluminescence J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 7210.
Polytriazoles with High Molecular Compressibility: Aggregation-Induced Emission and Superamplified
Explosive Detection J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 4056.
Anchors in the Solid State: Restriction of Intramolecular Rotation Boosts
Emission Efficiency of Luminogen Aggregates to Unity Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 672.
Facile Synthetic Route to Functional Poly(phenylacetylene)s with Tunable
Structures and Properties Macromolecules
2011, 44, 6724.
Alkyne Polyhydrosilylation: Synthesis and Photonic Properties of
2011, 44, 5977.
and Luminescent Disubstituted Polyacetylenes: Synthesis, Helicity, and
Light Emission of Poly(diphenylacetylene)s Bearing Chiral Menthyl Pendant
Groups Macromolecules 2011, 44, 2427.
Click Polymerization: Regio- and Stereoselective Synthesis of Sulfur-rich
Acetylenic Polymers with Controllable Chain Conformations and Tunable
Optical Properties Macromolecules 2011, 44, 68.
Study of Radiative and Non-radiative Decay Processes in Pyrazine
Derivatives J. Chem. Phys. 2011,
Detection of d-Glucose by
Tetraphenylethene-Based Fluorescent Sensor J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011,
Chemosensor for Detection and Quantitation of Carbon Dioxide Gas J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132,
the Behavior of Chromophores from Aggregation-Caused Quenching to
Aggregation-Induced Emission: Development of Highly Efficient Light
Emitters in the Solid State Adv.
Mater. 2010, 22, 2159.
of Aggregation-Induced Emission in Dye-Encapsulating Polymeric Micelles
for Bioimaging Adv. Funct. Mater. 2010, 20, 1413.
Alkyne Polyhydrothiolation: Synthesis of Functional Poly(vinylenesulfide)s
with High Stereoregularity by Regioselective Thio-Click Polymerization Adv. Funct. Mater. 2010, 20, 1319.
Localized Molecular Orbitals by Single-Atom Contacts Phys. Rev. Lett. 2010,
Visualization, and Monitoring of Conformational Transitions of Human Serum
Albumin by a Tetraphenylethene Derivative with Aggregation-Induced
Emission Characteristics Anal. Chem.
2010, 82, 7035.
Metal-Coordination-Induced Perturbation of Molecular Ligand Orbitals at a
Submolecular Resolution J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 2295.
Hindrance, Electronic Communication, and Energy Transfer in the Photo- and
Electroluminescence Processes of AIE Luminogens J. Phys. Chem. C 2010,
Phosphorescence of Pure Organic Luminogens at Room Temperature J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 6090.
Biosensor with High Selectivity and Sensitivity: Thiol-Specific
Biomolecular Probing and Intracellular Imagining by AIE Fluorogen on a TLC
Plate through a Thiol-Ene Click Mechanism Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 8433.
of Fluorescent Silica Nanoparticles Hybridized with AIE Luminogens and
Exploration of Their Applications as Nanobiosensors in Intracellular
Imaging Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 4266.
of Highly Efficient Solid Emitter by Decorating Pyrene Core with
Tetraphenylethene Peripheries Chem.
Commun. 2010, 46, 2221.
and Curing of Hyperbranched Poly(triazole)s with Click Polymerization for
Improved Adhesion Strength ACS Appl.
Mater. Interfaces 2010, 2, 566.
Bioprobes: Structural Matching in the Docking Processes of
Aggregation-Induced Emission Fluorogens on DNA Surfaces Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 1232.
Emission, Self-Assembly, and Electroluminescence of
4,4’-Bis(1,2,2-triphenylvinyl)biphenyl Chem. Commun.
2010, 46, 686. (Most downloaded article)
Polymerization: Progresses, Challenges, and Opportunities Macromolecules 2010, 43, 8693 (Perspective). (Most Read Article)
Aggregates of Sheet-Like Side-Chain Liquid Crystalline Polyacetylenes
Directly Formed During Solution Polymerization Macromolecules 2010, 43, 6014.
Conjugated Polysiloles: Synthesis, Structure, Aggregation-Enhanced
Emission, Multicolor Fluorescent Photopatterning, and Superamplified
Detection of Explosives Macromolecules
2010, 43, 4921.
Hyperbranched Polyphenylenes: Synthesis, Redox Activity, Light Refraction,
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Selected Examples of Invited Talks at Recent Conferences (~200 invited lectures)
International Symposium on Optics
& Photonics, San Diego, USA, 25-29 Aug 2013
244th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, USA, 19-23 August 2012
44th IUPAC World Polymer Congress, Virginia, USA, 24-29 June 2012
243rd ACS National Meeting, Denver, USA, 28 Aug-1 Sept 2011
Symposium on Silicon Chemistry, Hamilton,
Canada, 14–18 Aug 2011
2010 Chemical Congress, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 15–20 Dec 20100
International Symposium on Optics & Photonics, San Diego, USA, 1-4 Aug
- The 43rd Silicon
Louis, USA, 20–22 May 2010
238th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, 16-20 Aug 2009
13th International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds, Luxembourg,
19-24 July 2009
International Symposium on Optics & Photonics, San Diego, USA, 10-14
234th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, 19-23 Aug 2007
233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, USA, 25-29 Mar 2007
Photonics West, San Jose, California, USA, 20-25 Jan 2007
International Symposium on Optics & Photonics, San Diego, USA, 13-17
3rd International Conference on Photoresponsive Organics and Polymers, Val
Thorens, France, 15-20 Jan 2006
2005 Chemical Congress, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 15-20 Dec 2005
230th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, 28 Aug-1 Sept 2005
88th Canadian Chemistry Conference, Saskatoon, Canada, 27 May-1 June 2005
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