Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Chenfeng Ke

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Nanchang

Joined group: 2011

Left group: 2015


University of Bristol, UK 2009-2011

Royal Society Newton Fellow Host: Prof. Anthony Davis

Nankai University, China 2004-2009

Ph.D with honor Advisor: Prof. Yu Liu

Osaka University, Japan 2007-2008

Exchange Ph.D student Advisor: Prof. Yoshihisa Inoue

Nankai University, China 2000-2004

BSc Degree


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Selected Publication List (H-index 12)

1. Xisen Hou, Chenfeng Ke (equal contribution), Chuyang Cheng, Nan Song, Anthea K. Blackburn, Amy A. Sarjeant,
Youssry Y. Botros, Ying-Wei Yang* and J. Fraser Stoddart* Chem. Commun., 2014, 2014, 50, 6196−6199. Front Cover Link

2. Chenfeng Ke, Nathan L. Strutt, Hao Li, Xisen Hou, Karel J. Hartlieb, Paul R. McGonigal, Zhidong Ma, Julien Iehl, Charlotte L. Stern, Chuyang Cheng, Zhixue Zhu, Nicolaas A. Vermeulen, Thomas J. Meade, Youssry Y. Botros and J. Fraser Stoddart*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 17019−17030. Link

3. Chenfeng Ke, Ronald A. Smaldone,Takashi Kikuchi, Hao Li, Anthony P. Davis and J. Fraser Stoddart*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 381−387. Link

4. Chenfeng Ke, Harry Destecroix, Matthew P. Crump and Anthony P. Davis*
Nature Chem . 2012 , 4, 718−723. Link

5. Cheng Yang, Chenfeng Ke, Wenting Liang, Gaku Fukuhara, Tadashi Mori, Yu Liu, and Yoshihisa Inoue*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 13786−13789. Link

6. Chenfeng Ke, Cheng Yang, Tadashi Mori, Takehiko Wada, Yu Liu,* Yoshihisa
Inoue*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2009, 48, 6675−6677. Link

7. Yu Liu,* Chenfeng Ke, Hengyi Zhang, Jie Cui, and Fei Ding, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 600−605. Link

8. Chenfeng Ke, Sen Hou, Hengyi Zhang, Yu Liu,* Kun Yang, and Xizheng Feng*, Chem. Commun., 2007, 3374−3376. Link

9. Yu Liu,* Chenfeng Ke, Hengyi Zhang, Weijia Wu and Jun Shi, J. Org. Chem., 2007, 72, 280−283. Link

10. Yu Liu,* Hao Wang, Yong Chen, Chenfeng Ke, and Min Liu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 657−666. Link


Anthony P Davis and Chenfeng Ke, International Application No PCT/GB2013/051079

based on British Patent Application No 1207392.0

Book Chapter

Molecular Encapsulation:Reactions in Constrained Systems, Editors: Udo H. Brinker, Jean-Luc Mieusset, ISBN: 9780470998076 , Wiley-Blackwell

Cheng Yang, Chenfeng Ke, Yu Liu and Yoshihisa Inoue

Chapter One. Reaction Control by Molecular Recognition - A Survey from the Photochemical Perspective.



I was born in Nanchang, southeast of China. My third-year undergraduate project focused on synthesizing porphyrins in Prof. Zheng Jianyu's lab in Nankai University. After that, I did my fourth-year project in Prof. Liu Yu's Lab, where I studied cyclodextrin polypseudorotaxane synthesis and their conjugation with gold nanoparticles. In 2004, I started my Ph. D studies in the same lab, working on the construction of cyclodextrin, cucurbituril and calixarene based assemblies, and gene transfer vectors. In 2007-2008, I worked on a photochirogensis project in Osaka University in Japan using cyclodextrin derivatives. After obtaining my Ph. D, I was awarded the Newton International Fellowship to start my Postdoc with Prof. Anthony Davis in Bristol, UK. I am currently working on designing and synthesizing of carbohydrate receptors (Synthetic Lectins). In Nov. 2010, I joined the Stoddart group as a visiting researcher.
In my spare time, I go swimming regularly, and I enjoy the sunshine. I like basketball, baseball and lots of other sports, although I do not play them often.


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