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The past few decades have seen a significant growth in the field of supramolecular chemistry. These supramolecular structures created by non-covalent interaction possess self-healing abilities, high physical performance while maintaining processibility, recyclability scenarios, and stimulus-responsive behavior. Our research is focused on metal-mediated supramolecular chemistry to construct a series of 2D and 3D architectures with precise shapes and sizes. Our specific research interests include:
Fundamental advances in synthesis, self-assembly, and characterization of metallo-supramolecules will advance the design of supramolecules, and ultimately allow predictable incorporation of desired properties and functionality into supramolecular architectures with molecular level precision.
Ming Wang,Chao Wang, Xin-Qi Hao,* Xiaohong Li, Tyler J Vaughn, Yan-Yan Zhang, Yihua Yu, Zhong-Yu Li, Mao-Ping Song, Hai-Bo Yang, and Xiaopeng Li.* From trigonal bipyramidal to Platonic solids: Self-assembly and self-sorting study of terpyridine-based 3D architectures. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 10499–10507.
Zhong-Yu Li, YanYan Zhang, Chang-Wei Zhang, Li-Jun Chen, Chao Wang, Hongwei Tan, Yihua Yu, Xiaopeng Li, Hai-Bo Yang.* Cross-linked supramolecular polymer gels constructed from discrete multi-pillararene metallacycles and their multiple stimuli-responsive behavior. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 8577–8589.
Ming Wang, Chao Wang, Xin-Qi Hao, Jingjing Liu, Xiaohong Li, Chenglong Xu, Alberto Lopez, Luyi Sun, Mao-Ping Song, Hai-Bo Yang, and Xiaopeng Li.* Hexagon wreaths: Self-assembly of discrete supramolecular fractal architectures using multitopic terpyridine ligands. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014,136, 6664–6671.
Li-Jun Chen, Guang-Zhen Zhao, Bo Jiang, Bin Sun, Ming Wang, Lin Xu, Jiuming He, Zeper Abliz, Hongwei Tan, Xiaopeng Li, Hai-Bo Yang.* Smart stimuli-responsive spherical nano-structures constructed from supramolecular metallodendrimers via hierarchical self-assembly. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014,136, 5993–6001
Chao Wang, Xin-Qi Hao, Ming Wang,* Cunlan Guo, Bingqian Xu, Eric N. Tan, Yan-Yan Zhang, Yihua Yu, Zhong-Yu Li, Hai-Bo Yang, Mao-Ping Song, Xiaopeng Li.* Self-assembly of giant supramolecular cubes with terpyridine ligands as vertices and metals on edges. Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 1221-1226.
Robert A. Rogers, Allison R. Rodier, Jake A. Stanley, Nick A. Douglas, Xiaopeng Li,* William J. Brittain.* A study of the spiropyran-merocyanine system using ion mobility-mass spectrometry: experimental support for the cisoid conformation. Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 3424-3426.
Xiaocun Lu, Xiaopeng Li, Yan Cao, Anthony Schultz, Jin-Liang Wang, Charles N. Moorefield, Chrys Wesdemiotis,* Stephen Z. D. Cheng, George R. Newkome.* Self-assembly of a supramolecular, three-dimensional, spoked, bicycle-like wheel. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 7728–7731.
Anthony Schultz, Xiaopeng Li, Balaka Barkakaty, Charles N. Moorefield, Chrys Wesdemiotis,* George R. Newkome.* Stoichiometric self-Assembly of isomeric, shape-persistent, supramacromolecular bowtie and butterfly structures. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 7672-7675.