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Group of Organic Optoelectronic Materials and Functional Polymers


The Group of Organic Optoelectronic Materials and Functional Polymers, supported by the Research Center of Guangdong Provincial Research and Biochemical Testing Reagent Engineering Technology, focuses on the foundational researches and applications oforganic optoelectronic materials,functional polymers,advanced energy materials andfine chemicals (photoinitiator, photoresist, silicone resin, environmentally friendly paint, etc.). In recent years, we have published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in high-level SCI journals, includingAcc. Chem. Res.,J. Am. Chem. Soc.,Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.,Adv. Funct. Mater.,Adv. Energy. Mater.,J. Mater. Chem.,Macromolecules.,Org. Lett.,Chem. Commun.,Chem. Sci.,J. Org. Chem.,Energy Environ. Sci.,Nano Lett.,Chem. Mater., etc. The Principal investigators in the group have undertook over 40 national or provincial funded research projects and hold more than 10 Chinese invention patents.

The group is led by Prof. Yanping Huo, and consists of 11 members, including 3 professors and 8 associate professors, all of whom have long-term overseas study experience, including 1 expert with special government allowance from the State Council, 1 talent awarded with “Thousand Hundred Ten Project” of Guangdong Province, and 1 talent awarded with “Pearl River Young Scholar” of Guangdong Province. The group members are Huo Yanping, Liang Liang, Chen Qian, Ji Shaomin, Gao Liang, Cai Ning, Li Xianwei, Gao Yang, Yang Qingdan, Chen Wen-Cheng and Mu Yingxiao.

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Selected Publication:

1.Yanping Huo and Huaqiang Zeng*, “Sticky”-Ends-Guided Creation of Functional Hollow Nanopores for Guest Encapsulation and Water Transport.Acc. Chem. Res.2016, 49, 922-930.

2.Yanping Huo*, Songying Wang, Tianhua Lu, Chengqiang Pan, Yujing Lu, Xianghua Yang, Dongping Hu and Sheng Hu. Highly selective and sensitive colorimetric chemosensors for Hg2+based on novel diaminomaleonitrile derivatives.RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 5503-5511.

3.Yanping Huo, Huaqiang Zeng*, Yugen Zhang*. Integrating Metabolic Engineering and Heterogeneous Chemocatalysis: New Opportunities for Biomass to Chemicals.ChemSusChem, 2016, 9(10), 1078-1080.

4.Yanping Huo*, Chengqiang Pan, Songying Wang,Shaomin Ji, Tengfei Kong,Liang Gao,Ning Cai, Huaqiang Zeng*. Color-tunable solid-state emissions of Zn(II) and Cd(II) complexes derived from cyano-modified 2-substituted 8-hydroxyquinolines.Polyhedron, 2016, 119, 175-183 .

5. Nian He,Yanping Huo*, Jianguang Liu, Yusha Huang, Shasha Zhang, and Qian Cai*. Copper-Catalyzed Enantioselective Intramolecular Aryl C–N Coupling: Synthesis of Enantioenriched 2-Oxo-1,2,3,4- tetrahydroquinoline -3-carboxamides via an Asymmetric Desymmetrization Strategy.Org. Lett., 2015, 17(2), 374-377

6.Yanping Huo*, Jiguo Lu, Tianhua Lu, Xiaoming Fang, Xinhua Ouyang,* Li Zhang and Guozan Yuan*. Comparative studies on OLED performances of chloro and fluoro substituted Zn(II) 8-hydroxyquinolinates.New J. Chem.,2015, 39, 333–341.7. Yulin Huang, andQian Chen*. Fluorination reaction of P(III) compounds with the electrophilic fluorinating reagent Selectfluor.Chin. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 37(10), 2745-2751.

8.Qian Chen*, Jiekun Zeng, Xinxing Yan, Yulin Huang, Chunxiao Wen, Xingguo Liu, and Kun Zhang. Electrophilic Fluorination of Secondary Phosphine Oxides and Its Application to P−O Bond Construction.J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 10043-10048.

9.Qian Chen*, Xinxing Yan, Chunxiao Wen, Jiekun Zeng, Yulin Huang, Xingguo Liu, and Kun Zhang. Copper-Catalyzed Addition of H−P(O) Bonds to Arynes.J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 9476-9482.

10.Qian Chen*, Jiekun Zeng, Xinxing Yan, Yulin Huang, Zhiyun Du, Kun Zhang, and Chunxiao Wen. Mild and efficient oxidation of phosphorus(III) compounds with Selectfluor.Tetrahedron Lett. 2016, 57, 3379-3381.

11.Qian Chen*, Xinxing Yan, Zhiyun Du, Kun Zhang, and Chunxiao Wen. P-Arylation of Dialkyl Phosphites and Secondary Phosphine Oxides with Arynes.J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 276-281.

12. Chunxiao Wen,Qian Chen*,Zhenwen He, Xinxing Yan,Changyuan Zhang, Zhiyun Du, and Kun Zhang* The insertion of arynes into the O-H bond of aliphatic carboxylic acids.Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 5470-5473.

12. Wenfeng Liu,Qian Chen*, Jiashen Liang, Zhiyun Du, Kun Zhang, Xi Zheng, and George A. O’Doherty. Gold- and Silver-Catalyzed Glycosylation with Pyranone Glycosyl Donors: An Efficient and Diastereoselective Synthesis of α-Anomers.Synlett2015, 26, 1683-1686.

13.Qian Chen*, Changyuan Zhang, Lili Chen, Chunxiao Wen, Zhiyun Du*, Huixiong Chen, and Kun Zhang. α-Monoarylation and tandem arylation-insertion of malonates with arynes.Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 2094-2097.

14. Lili Chen, Changyuan Zhang, Chunxiao Wen, Kun Zhang*, Wenfeng Liu, andQian Chen*. Gold-catalyzed cyclotrimerization of arynes for the synthesis of triphenylenes.Catal. Commun. 2015, 65, 81-84.

15.Shaomin Ji*, Liguo Zhang, Litao Yu, Xijun Xu and Jun Liu*, In situ carbon-coating and Ostwald ripening-based route for hollow Ni3S4@C spheres with superior Li-ion storage performances.RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 101752-101759.

16.Shaomin Ji*, Litao Yu, Xijun Xu, Liguo Zhang, Jun Liu*,From ZnSn(OH)6 to SnS2: topotactic transformation synthesis of SnS2 hierarchical microcubes with superior Li-ion storage performance,Mater. Res. Bull., 2017, 96, 28-34.

17.Shaomin Ji*, Jie Ge, Daniel Escudero, Zhijia Wang, Jianzhang Zhao*, and Denis Jacquemin*. Molecular Structure-Intersystem Crossing Relationship of Heavy Atom-Free BODIPY Triplet Photosensitizers,J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 5958-5963

18. Xijun Xu,Shaomin Ji*,Mingzhe Gu,Jun Liu*,In Situ Synthesis of MnS Hollow Microspheres on Reduced Graphene Oxide Sheets as High-Capacity and Long-Life Anodes for Li- and Na-Ion Batteries, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7(37), 20957-20964.

19. Tengfei Kong, Guoqiang Guo, Jiageng Pan,L. Gao*and Yanping Huo, Polystyrene Sulfonate threaded in MIL-101Cr as Efficient and Stable Catalysts,Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 18084-18088.

20.L. Gao,* T. Kong,Y. Huo,* Dual Thermoresponsive and pH-Responsive Poly(vinyl alcohol) Derivatives: Synthesis, Phase Transition Study, and Functional Applications, Macromolecules, 2016, 49 (19), 7478–7489.

21.L. Gao,* T. Kong, G. Guo,Y. Huo,* Proton conductive and low methanol permeable PVA-based zwitterionic membranes,Int. J. Hydro. Energy. 2016, 41, 44,20373–2038.

22. Y. Chen, X. Xu,N. Cai,* S. Qian, R. Luo, Y. Huo, S. W. Tsang,* Rational Design of Dopant‐Free Coplanar D‐π‐D Hole‐Transporting Materials for High‐Performance Perovskite Solar Cells with Fill Factor Exceeding 80%.Adv. Energy Mater. 2019, 9, 1901268.

23.W.‐C. Chen, B. Huang, S.‐F. Ni, Y. Xiong, A. L. Rogach, Y. Wan, D. Shen, Y. Yuan, J.‐X. Chen, M.‐F. Lo, C. Cao, Z.‐L. Zhu, Y. Wang, P. Wang, L.‐S. Liao,* C.‐S. Lee,* Deep‐Red/Near‐Infrared Electroluminescence from Single‐Component Charge‐Transfer Complex via Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Channel.Adv. Funct. Mater. 2019, 29, 1903112.

24.W.-C. Chen, Z.-L. Zhu, and C.-S. Lee*. Organic Light‐Emitting Diodes Based on Imidazole Semiconductors.Adv. Opt. Mater. 2018, 6 (18), 1800258.

25.W.-C. Chen, Y. Yuan, S.-F. Ni, Q.-X. Tong*, F.-L. Wong, and C.-S. Lee*. Achieving Efficient Violet-Blue Electroluminescence with CIEy < 0.06 and EQE > 6% from Naphthyl-Linked Phenanthroimidazole-Carbazole Hybrid Fluorophores.Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 3599-3608.

26. J.-H. Tan,W.-C. Chen,* S.-F. Ni, Z. Qiu, Y. Zhan, Z. Yang, J. Xiong, C. Cao,Y. Huo* and C.-S. Lee,* Aggregation-state engineering and emission switching in D–A–D′ AIEgens featuring dual emission, MCL and white electroluminescence.J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020, 8, 8061-8068.

27. Z. Yang, Y. Zhan, Z. Qiu, J. Zeng, J. Guo, S. Hu, Z. Zhao*, X. Li, S. Ji,Y. Huo*, and S.-J Su* Stimuli-Responsive Aggregation-Induced Delayed Fluorescence Emitters Featuring the Asymmetric D–A Structure with a Novel Diarylketone Acceptor Toward Efficient OLEDs with Negligible Efficiency Roll-Off. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 26, 29528-29539.

28. Y. Ou, Y. Huang, Z. He, G. Yu,Y. Huo, X. Li, Y. Gao andQ. Chen* A phosphoryl radical-initiated Atherton–Todd-type reaction under open air.Chem. Commun, 2020, 56, 1357-1361.

29.Q. Chen,* G. Yu, X. Wang, Y. Ou andY. Huo, Catalyst-free direct C(sp3)–H sulfenylation of xanthene derivatives using air as the oxidant.Green Chem., 2019, 21, 798-902

30.Y. Gao*, J. Nie, Y. Li,X. Li,Q. Chen,Y. Huo, and X.-Q. Hu*. Rh-Catalyzed C–H Amination/Annulation of Acrylic Acids and Anthranils by Using −COOH as a Deciduous Directing Group: An Access to Diverse Quinolines.Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 7, 2600-2605.

31.X. Li*, J. Rao, W. Ouyang, Q. Chen, N. Cai, Y.-J. Lu, and Y. Huo. Sequential C–H and C–C Bond Cleavage: Divergent Constructions of Fused N-Heterocycles via Tunable Cascade.ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 9, 8749-8756.

32. Y. Cheng,Q.-D.Yang* and L. Ding.* Encapsulation for perovskite solar cells. Sci. Bull. 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.scib.2020.08.029.

33.Y. Gao,* S. Yang, Y. Li,Y. Huo, * Z. Huang, Z. Chen, and X.-Q. Hu*. Copper-Catalyzed Electrophilic Amination of Arylboronic Acids with Anthranils: An Access to N‑Aryl-2-aminophenones.J. Org. Chem. 2020, 85, 10222.

34.N. Cai, R. Z. Li, Y. L. Wang, M. Zhang, P. Wang,* Organic dye-sensitized solar cells with a cobalt redox couple: influences of π-linker rigidification and dye–bath solvent selection.Energy Environ. Sci. 2013, 6, 139-147.

35.S. Ji, W. Wu, W. Wu, H. Guo, J. Zhao, Ruthenium(II) Polyimine Complexes with a Long‐Lived3IL Excited State or a3MLCT/3IL Equilibrium: Efficient Triplet Sensitizers for Low‐Power Upconversion.Angew. Chem. 2011, 123, 1664.

36.S. Ji, H. Guo, W. Wu, W. Wu, J. Zhao. Ruthenium(II) Polyimine–Coumarin Dyad with Non‐emissive3IL Excited State as Sensitizer for Triplet–Triplet Annihilation Based Upconversion.Angew. Chem. 2011, 123, 8433.

37.L. Gao,* K. Y. Chan,* C. Y. Li, L. Xie and J.F. Olorunyomi, Highly Selective Transport of Alkali Metal Ions by Nanochannels of Polyelectrolyte Threaded MIL-53 Metal Organic Framework,Nano. Lett. 2019, 19, 8, 4990-4996.