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Zhichang Liu

zhichang-liu@northwestern.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Hunan, China

Joined group: 2010


Education:

2010.05-Present Postdoc, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA

2006.09-2010.01 Ph.D, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Shanghai, China

2009.04-2009.10 Visiting Researcher, National Taiwan University

Publications:

20. Liu, Z.; Lei, J.; Frasconi, M.; Li, X.; Cao, D.; Zhu, Z.; Schneebeli, S. T.; Schatz, G. C.; Stoddart, J. F. A square‐planar tetracoordinate oxygen-containing Ti4O17 cluster stabilized by two 1,1′-ferrocenedicarboxylato ligands.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201402603.
19. Liu, Z.; Stoddart, J. F. Extended metal-carbohydrate frameworks.
Pure Appl. Chem. 2014, 86, DOI: 10.1351/pac-con-14-03-03.
18. Liu, Z.; Schneebeli, S. T.; Stoddart, J. F. Second-sphere coordination revisited.
Chimia 2014, 68, 315–320. (Invited article for commemorating the Alfred Werner Nobel Prize centenary)
17. Liu, Z.; Frasconi, M.; Lei, J.; Brown, Z. J.; Zhu, Z.; Cao, D.; Iehl, J.; Liu, G.; Fahrenbach, A. C.; Botros, Y. Y.; Farha, O. K.; Hupp, J. T.; Mirkin, C. A.; Stoddart, J. F. Selective isolation of gold facilitated by second-sphere coordination with α-cyclodextrin.
Nature Commun. 2013, 4, 1855.
(Highlighted in > 600 news outlets including C&E News, Chemistry World, BBC, AFP, Popular Science, Science Daily, Huffington Post, Nature Asia, Nature Middle East, and 参考消息)
16. Frasconi, M.; Liu, Z.; Lei, J.; Wu, Y.; Strekalova, E.; Malin, D.; Ambrogio, M. W.; Chen, X.; Botros, Y. Y.; Cryns, V. L.; Sauvage, J.-P.; Stoddart, J. F. Photo-expulsion of surface-grafted ruthenium complexes and subsequent release of cytotoxic cargos to cancer cells from mesoporous silica nanoparticles.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 11603–11613.
15. Schneebeli, S. T.; Frasconi, M.; Liu, Z.; Wu, Y.; Gardner, D. M.; Strutt, N. L.; Cheng, C.; Carmieli, R.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Stoddart, J. F. Electron sharing and anion-π recognition in molecular triangular prisms.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 13100–13104. (VIP, Back Cover)
14. Cao, D.; Juríèek, M.; Brown, Z. J.; Suh, A. C.-H.; Liu, Z.; Lei, J.; Blackburn, A. K.; Grunder, S.; Sarjeant, A. A.; Coskun, A.; Wang, C.; Farha, O. K.; Hupp, J. T.; Stoddart, J. F. Three-dimensional architectures incorporating stereoregular donor-acceptor stacks.
Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 8457–8465.
13. Zhu, Z.; Bruns, C. J.; Li, Hao.; Lei, J.; Ke, C.; Liu, Z.; Shafaie, S.; Colquhoun, H. M.; Stoddart, J. F. Synthesis and solution phase dynamics of donor-acceptor oligorotaxane.
Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 1470–1483.
12. Barnes, J.C.; Fahrenbach, A.C.; Cao, D.; Dyar, S.M.; Frasconi, M.; Giesener, M.A.; Benitez,D.; Tkatchouk, E.; Chernyashevskyy, O.; Shin, W.H.; Li, H.; Sampath, S.; Stern, C.L.; Sarjeant, A.A.; Hartlieb, K.J.; Liu, Z.; Carmieli, R.; Botros, Y.Y.; Choi, J.W.; Slawin, A.M.Z.; Ketterson, J.B.; Wasielewski, M.R.; Goddard, W.A., III; Stoddart, J.F. A radically configurable six-state compound.
Science 2013, 339, 429–433.
11. Zhu, Z.; Li, H.; Liu, Z.; Lei, J.; Zhang, H.; Botros, Y. Y.; Stern, C. L.; Sarjeant, A. A.; Stoddart, J. F.; Colquhoun, H. M. Oligomeric pseudorotaxanes adopting infinite-chain lattice superstructures.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 7231–7235.
10. Zhu, Z.; Fahrenbach, A. C.; Li, H.; Barnes, J. C.; Liu, Z.; Dyar, S. M.; Zhang, H.; Lei, J.; Carmieli, R.; Sarjeant, A. A.; Stern, C. L.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Stoddart, J. F. Controlling switching in bistable [2]catenanes by combining donor-acceptor and radical-radical interactions.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 11709–11720.
9. Barnes, J. C.; Fahrenbach, A. C.; Dyar, S. M.; Frasconi, M.; Giesener, M. A.; Zhu, Z.; Liu, Z.; Hartlieb, K. J.; Carmieli, R.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Stoddart, J. F. Mechanically-induced intramolecular electron transfer in a mixed-valence molecular shuttle.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2012, 109, 11546–11551.
8. Cao, D.; Wang, C.; Giesener, M. A.; Liu, Z.; Stoddart, J. F. A rigid donor-acceptor daisy chain dimer.
Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 6791–6793.
7. Fahrenbach, A. C.; Barnes, J. C.; Lanfranchi, D. A.; Li, H.; Coskun, A.; Gassensmith, J. J.; Liu, Z.; Benítez, D.; Trabolsi, A.; Goddard, W. A.; Elhabiri, M.; Stoddart, J. F. Solution-phase mechanistic study and solid-state structure of a tris(bipyridinium radical cation) inclusion complex.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 3061–3072.
6. Fahrenbach, A.C.; Sampath, S.; Late, D.J.; Barnes, J.C.; Kleinman, S.L.; Valley, N.; Hartlieb, K.J.; Liu, Z.; Dravid, V. P.; Schatz, G. C.; Van Duyne, R. P.; Stoddart, J. F. A Semiconducting Organic Radical Cationic Host–Guest Complex.
ACS Nano 2012, 6, 9964–9971.
5. Liu, Z.-C.; Chen, C.-H.; Wang, H.-W.; Huang, Y.-C.; Kao, M.-J.; Lim, T.-S.; Luh, T.-Y. Hydrogen-bonding induced cooperative effect on the energy transfer in helical polynorbornenes appended with porphyrin containing amidic alanine linkers.
Chem. Asian J. 2010, 5, 1425–1438.
4. Wang, H.-W.;* Liu, Z.-C.;* Chen, C.-H.; Lim, T.-S.; Fann, W.-S.; Chao, C.-G.; Yu, J.-Y.; Lee, S.-L.; Chen, C.-H.; Huang, S.-L.; Luh, T.-Y. Coherently aligned porphyrin-appended polynorbornenes.
Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 5719–5728. (*Contributed Equally)
3. Lin, W.-Y.; Wang, H.-W.; Liu, Z.-C.; Xu, J.; Chen, C.-W.; Yang, Y.-C.; Huang, S.-L.; Yang, H.-C.; Luh, T.-Y. On the tacticity of polynorbornenes with 5,6-endo pendant groups that contain substituted aryl chromophores.
Chem. Asian J. 2007, 2, 764–774.
2. Liu, Z.;* Xiang, J. A high-yield and pilot-scale process for the preparation of adapalene.
Org. Process Res. Dev. 2006, 10, 285–288. (*Corresponding Author)
1. Gu, Z.; Li, Z.; Liu, Z.; Wang, Y.; Liu, C.; Xiang, J. Simple, efficient copper-free Sonogashira coupling of haloaryl carboxylic acids or unactivated aryl bromides with terminal alkynes.
Catal. Commun. 2008, 9, 2154–2157.

Message:

I was born and raised in Hunan province, China. I received my B.E. degree from Hunan University of Science & Technology in 2003 and in conferred with a M.S. degree from Hunan University in 2006. In 2006 fall, I moved to Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) of Chinese Academy of Sciences to start my Ph.D studies, which focused on the synthesis and photophysics of porphyrin-appended polynorbornenes, in Professor Tien-Yau Luh's Group (National Taiwan University). Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Stoddart's Mechanostereochemistry Group.
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, traveling and listening to music.

 

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