State Key Laboratory of
KUN LIU'S GROUP                Supramolecular Structure and Materials
                                          College of Chemistry, Jilin University

56. ''Poly(ethylene oxide) Mediated Synthesis of Sub-100-nm Aluminum Nanocrystals for Deep Ultraviolet Plasmonic ''

      Yang, S.; Lu, S.; Li, Y.; Yu, H.; He L,; Liu K.*

      CCS Chem. 2020, 2, 516–526.


55. ''Patterning of Polyoxometalate Rings on Gold Nanorods''                   

       Yang C. G.; Tao, X. F.; Yang, Y.;* Liu K.

      Chem. Comm.2020, 56, 1677-1680.


54. ''In-Situ Seed-Mediated Growth of Polymer-Grafted Gold Nanoparticles''             

         Wang Y. X.; Li, A. J.; Wang, H. L.; Liu, W.; Kang, J.; Lu, J.; Lu, S. Y.; Yang,Y.; Liu, K.;* Yang, B.

       Langmuir2019, 36, 789-795.


53. General Criteria for Evaluating Suitable Polymer Ligands for the Synthesis of Aluminum Nanocrystals

      Yu, H.; Lu, S.; Gao, H.; Lu, Z.;* Liu, K.*

      Chem. Comm. 2020, 56, 217-220.


52. Photodirected Morphing Structures of Nanocomposite Shape Memory Hydrogel with High Stiffness and Toughness

      Dai, C. F.; Du C.; Xue Y.; Zhang, X. N.; Zheng, S. Y.; Liu, K.; Wu, Z. L.*; Zheng Q.

      ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11, 43631-43640.


51. Two Dimensional Polymers with Versatile Functionalities via Gemini Monomers       

      Yang Li, HuiminGao, Huan Yu, Ke Jiang, Hua Yu, Yang Yang, Yu Song, Wenke Zhang,Hengchong Shi,Zhongyuan

      Lu, Kun Liu*     

      Sci. Adv. 2019, 5, eaaw9120.


50. ''Gold Nanotetrapods with Unique Topological Structure and Ultranarrow Plasmonic Band as Multifunctional

        Therapeutic Agents''

        Yi-Xin Chang, Ning-Ning Zhang, Yu-Chen Xing, Qingfeng Zhang, Aram Oh, Hui-Min Gao, Yun Zhu, Hionsuck Baik,   
        Byeongyoon Kim, Yang Yang, Wei-Shun Chang, Tianmeng Sun, Junhu Zhang, Zhong-Yuan Lu, Kwangyeol Lee
        Stephan Link, Kun Liu*   

       J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2019, 10, 4505-4510.


49. ''Biocompatible Polymers for the Synthesis of Nanosalts via Supramolecular Ion-Dipole Interaction''             

        Li, S.;# Yang, Y.;# Liu, K.*    

      J. Agric. Food Chem. 2019, 67, 6569−6573.




48.''Development, Application and New Opportunities of Aluminium''       

      Yu, H.; Liu, K.*

      Chinese Journal of Chemical Education 2019, 40, 1-5.


47.''Polymer Grafted Aluminum Nanoparticles for Percolative Composite Films with Enhanced Compatibility ''

    Yang, C.; Chufarov, M.; Liu, J.; Di, Q.; Xu, M.; Zhang, Y.*; Han, W.*; Liu, K.*

    Polymers 2019, 11, 638-650.


46. ''Chiral Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles Induced by Polymers Synthesized via Reversible Addition–

      Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization''

      Cheng, G.; Xu, D.; Lu, Z.; Liu, K.*

      ACS Nano 2019, 13, 1479-1489.


45. ''In Vivo Mice Brain Microcirculation Monitoring Basedon Contrast-Enhanced SD-OCT''

     Yang, S.; Liu, L.*; Chang, Y.; Zhang, N.; Liu, K.; Hong, L.; Chen, B.; Zhao, X.; Hu, R.; Qu, J.*

     J. Innov. Opt. Heal. Sci. 2019, 12, 2067-2074.                                                   


44. ''Ultrathin Stimuli-Responsive Polymer Film-Based Optical Sensor for Fast and Visual Detection of Hazardous Organic                   Solvents''

       Wang, Z.; Liu, X.; Wu, Y.; Liu, B.; Wang, Z.; Zhang, J.; Liu, K.; Yang B.*

      J. Mater. Chem. C. 2018, 6, 10861-10869.


43''A Nonsacrificial Method for the Quantification of Poly(ethylene glycol) Grafting Density on Gold Nanoparticles for   

      Applications in Nanomedicine''

      Lu, J.; Xue, Y.; Shi, R.; Kang, J.; Zhao, C.; Zhang, N.; Wang, C.; Lu, Z.*; Liu, K.*

     Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 2067-2074.

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42. "Polymer Directed Growth of Plasmonic Aluminum Nanocrystals"

        Lu, S.; Yu, H.; Gottheim, S.; Gao, H.; DeSantis, C.; Clark, B.; Yang, J.; Jacobson, C.; Lu, Z.*; Nordlander, P.*; Halas,   

        N.*; Liu, K.*

       J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 15412–15418.


41. "Synthesis and Assembly of Colloidal Cuboids with Tunable Shape Biaxiality"

       Yang, Y.; Chen, G.; Thanneeru, S.; He, J.; Liu, K.*; Nie, Z*.

        Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 4513.


40. ''Synergistic Reducing Effect for Synthesis of Well-Defined Au Nanooctopods with Ultra-Narrow Plasmon Band width

        and High Photothermal Conversion Efficiency"

        Chang, Y.; Gao, H.; Zhang, N.; Tao, X.; Sun, T.; Zhang, J.; Lu, Z.; Liu, K.*; Yang, B.

       Front. Chem. 2018, 6, 335.


39. "Ligand Exchange of Gold Nanoparticles with Thiol-terminated Polystyrene"

       Li, A.; Wang, Y.; Lu, S.; Liu, K.*

      Chem. J. Chinese Universities 2018, 39, 552-557.


38. "A Detour Strategy for Preparation of Colloidally Stable Block-Copolymer Grafted MAPbBr3 Quantum Dots

       in Water with Long Photoluminescence Lifetime"
       Yang, S.; Zhang, F.; Tai, J.; Li, Y.; Yang, Y.; Wang, H.; Zhang, J.; Xie, Z.; Xu, B.; Zhong, H.*; Liu, K.*; Yang, B.
Nanoscale 2018, 10, 5820-5826.


37. "Phase Behaviors of Bent Analogs of Bent-Core Liquid Crystals"

       Yang, Y.; Pei, H.; Chen, G.; Webb, K. T.; Martinez-Miranda, L. J.; Lu, Z.*; Liu, K.*; Nie, Z.*

            Sci. Adv. 2018, 4, eaas 8829.


36. "Nanocrystal Superlattices: No need to wait"

        Liu, K.; Kumacheva, E.

       Nat. Mater. 2017, 16, 883-884 (News and Views)

35. “Entropy-Driven Self Assembly of Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystalline Phases of Agnr@Cu2O Hyper Branched

       Coaxial Nanorods and Thickness-Dependent Handedness Transition”

       Cheng, G.; Wang, Y.*; Liu, K.; Yu, J.*

       Nano Research 2017, s12274-017-1715-z


34.   "Supracolloidal Self-Assembly of Micro-Hosts and -Guests on Substrates"

        Li, A.; Wang, Y.; Yu, H.; Lu, S.; Yang Y.; Liu, K.*

       Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials 2017, 27, 110-118.


33.   "Chiral Plasmonic Nanochains via the Self-Assembly of Gold Nanorods and Helical Glutathione Oligomers

        Facilitated by Cetyltrimethylammonium Bromide Micelles"

        Lu, J.; Chang, Y.; Zhang, N.; Wei, Y.; Li, A.; Tai, J.; Xue, Y.; Wang, Z.; Yang, Y.; Zhao, L.; Lu, Z.; Liu, K.*

        ACS Nano 2017, 11, 3463-3475.


32.   "Imparting Catalytic Activity to a Covalent Organic Framework Material by Nanoparticle Encapsulation"

        Shi, X.; Yao, Y.; Xu, Y.; Liu, K.; Zhu, G.; Chi, L.; Lu, G.*

        ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 7481-7488.


31. "Synthesis and Liquid-Crystal Behavior of Bent Colloidal Silica Rods"

       Yang, Y.; Chen, G.; Martinez-Miranda, L. J.; Yu, H.; Liu, K.*; Nie, Z.*   

       J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 68–71.


30. "Unique Gold Nanorods Embedded Active Layer Enabling Strong Plasmonic Effect To Improve the   

        Performance of Polymer Photovoltaic Devices"

        Liu, C.; Zhao, C.; Zhang, X.; Guo, W.*; Liu, K.*; Ruan, S.

       J. Phys. Chem. C. 2016, 120, 6198–6205.


29. "Janus Si Micropillar Arrays with Thermal-Responsive Anisotropic Wettability for Manipulation of Microfluid


       Wang, T.; Chen, H.; Liu, K.; Wang, S.; Xue, P.; Yu, Y.; Ge, P.; Zhang, J.*; Yang, B.

       ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 376−382.


28. “Ag Nanoparticle/Polymer Composite Barcode Nanorods”

       Chen, H.; Wang, T.; Shen, H.; Liu, W.; Wang, S.; Liu, K.; Zhang, J.*; Yang, B.

       Nano Research 2015, 8, 2871–2880.


27. "Polypyrrole-Coated Chainlike Gold Nanoparticle Architectures with the 808 nm Photothermal Transduction Efficiency   

       up to 70%"

       Lin, M.; Guo, C.; Li, J.; Zhou, D.; Liu, K.; Zhang, X.; Xu, T.; Zhang, H.*; Wang, L.*;Yang, B.  

       ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6, 5860−5868.


26. "Accounting for Inhomogeneous Broadening in Nano-Optics by Electromagnetic Modeling Based on   

        Monte Carlo Methods"

        Gudjonson, H.; Kats, M.; Liu, K.; Nie, Z.; Kumacheva, E.; Capasso, F.

        Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2014, 111, 639–644.


25. "Anisotropic Janus Si Nanopillar Arrays as a Microfluidic One-Way Valve for Gas–liquid Separation"

       Wang, T.; Chen, H.; Liu, K.; Li, Y.; Xue, P.; Yu, Y.; Wang, S.; Zhang, J.; Kumacheva, E.*; Yang, B.

       Nanoscale 2014, 6, 3846–3853.


24. "Copolymerization of Metal Nanoparticles: A Route to Colloidal Plasmonic Copolymers"

        Liu, K.*; Lukach, A.; Sugikawa, K.; Chung, S.; Vickery, J.; Therien‐Aubin, H.; Yang, B.; Rubinstein, M.;

        Kumacheva, E.*

       Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2014, 53, 2648–2653.


23. "In Situ Plasmonic Counter for Polymerization of Chains of Gold Nanorods in Solution"

       Liu, K.*; Ahmed, A.; Chung, S.; Sugikawa, K.; Wu, G.; Nie, Z.; Gordon, R.; Kumacheva, E.*

       ACS Nano 2013, 7, 5901–5910.


22. "Jointly Tuned Plasmonic-Excitonic Photovoltaics Using Nanoshells"

       Paz-Soldan, D.; Lee, A.; Thon, S.; Adachi, M.; Dong, H.; Maraghechi, P.; Yuan, M.; Labelle, A.; Hoogland, S.;

       Liu, K.; Kumacheva, E.; Sargent, T.

       Nano Lett. 2013, 13, 1502–1508.


21. "Synthesis, Photophysics and Pyrolytic Ceramization of a Platinum(II)-Containing Poly(germylacetylene) Polymer"

       Ho, C.; Poon, S.; Liu, K.; Wong, C.; Lu, G.; Petrov, S.; Manners, I.; Wong, W.*

       Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2013, 744, 165–171.


Publications before 2013

20.  "Step-Growth Polymerization of Inorganic Nanoparticles"

       Liu, K.; Nie, Z. H.; Zhao, N. N.; Li, W.; Rubinstein, M.; Kumacheva, E.

       Science 2010, 329, 197–200.  (Highlighted in Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, and C&EN News.Reported by

       Sciencedaily, Chemistry Views, Innovations-Report.)

19.  "Salt-mediated kinetics of the self-assembly of gold nanorods end-tethered with polymer ligands"

       Liu, K.; Resetcoa, C.; Kumacheva E.  

       Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 6574–6580.

18.  "Self-Assembly of Inorganic Nanorods"

       Liu, K.;# Zhao, N. N.,# Kumacheva, E.

       Chem. Soc. Rev. 2011, 40, 656–671.

17.  "Close-Packed Superlattices of Side-by-Side Assembled Au-CdSe Nanorods"

       Zhao, N. N.;# Liu, K.;# Greener, J.; Nie, Z. H.; Kumacheva, E.

       Nano Lett. 2009, 9, 3077–3081.

16.  "Highly Ordered Magnetic Ceramic Nanorod Arrays from a Polyferrocenylsilane by Nanoimprint Lithography with  

       Anodic Aluminum Oxide Templates"

       Liu, K.; Fournier Bidoz, S.; Ozin, G. A.; Manners, I.

       Chem. Mater. 2009, 21, 1781–1783.

15.  "Synthesis and Lithographic Patterning of FePt Nanoparticles Using a Bimetallic Metallopolyyne Precursor"

       Liu. K.; Ho, C. L.; Aouba. S.; Zhao, Y.-Q.; Lu, Z.-H.; Petrov, S.; Coombs, N.; Dube, P.; Ruda, H. E.; Wong, W. Y.;

       Manners, I.

      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 1255–1259.

14.  "Pyrolysis of Highly Metallized Polymers: Synthesis and Characterization of Ceramic Thin Films Containing Magnetic

       Co-Fe Alloy Nanoparticles Derived from a Polyferrocenylsilane with Pendant Cobalt Clusters"

       Liu, K.; Clendenning, S. B.; Friebe, L.; Chan, W. Y.; Manners, I.; Zhu, X. B.; Freeman, M. R.; Yang, G. C.; Yip. C. M.;

       Grozea, D.; Lu, Z. H.

       Chem. Mater. 2006, 18, 2591–2601.

13.  "Controlling the Degree of Polymerization, Bond Lengths and Bond Angles of Plasmonic Polymers"

       Lukach, A.; Liu, K.; Thérien-Aubin, H.; Kumacheva, E.

       J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 18853–18859.

12.  "A Polyferroplatinyne Precursor for the Rapid Fabrication of L1(0) -FePt-type Bit Patterned Media by Nanoimprint


       Dong, Q.; Li, G.; Ho, C. L.; Faisal, M.; Leung, C. W.; Pong, P. W.; Liu, K.; Tang, B. Z.; Manners, I.; Wong, W. Y.

       Adv. Mater. 2012, 24, 1034–1040.

11.  "Standing Arrays of Gold Nanorods End-Tethered with Polymer Ligands"

       Petukhova, A.; Greener, J.; Liu, K.; Nicolaÿ, R.; Matyjaszewski, K.; Kumacheva. E.

       Small 2012, 8, 731–737.

10.  "Microfluidic study of fast gas-liquid reactions"

       Li, W.; Liu, K.; Simms, R.; Greener, J.; Pinto, S.; Günther A.; Kumacheva. E.

       J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 3127–3132.

9.   "Probing Dynamic Generation of Hot-Spots in Self-Assembled Chains of Gold Nanorods by SERS"

      Lee, A.; Andrade, G. F.S.; Ahmed, A.; Souza, M.L.; Coombs, N.; Tumarkin, E.; Liu, K.; Gordon, R.; Brolo, A.G.;

      Kumacheva, E.

      J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 7563–7570.

8.   "Fabrication of Continuous and Segmented Polymer/Metal Oxide Nanowires Using Cylindrical Micelles and Block

      Comicelles as Templates"

      Wang, H.; Patil, A. J.; Liu, K.; Petrov, S.; Mann, S.; Winnik, M. A.; Manners, I.

      Adv. Mater. 2009, 21, 1805–1808.

7.   "Nanostructured Magnetic Films from Organometallic Block Copolymers: Studies of the Self-Assembly, Crosslinking and    

      Pyrolysis of Polystyrene-b-Poly(ferrocenylethylmethylsilane)"

      Rider, D. A.; Liu, K.; Eloi, J.-C.; Vanderark, L.; Yang, L.;Wang, J.; Grozea, D.; Lu, Z.-H.;  Russell, T. P.; Manners, I.

      ACS Nano 2008, 2, 263–270.

6.  "Donor-Acceptor C60-Containing Polyferrocenylsilanes: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications in Photodiode Devices"

     Nanjo, M.; Cyr, P. W.; Liu, K.; Sargent, E. H.; Manners, I.

     Adv. Func. Mater. 2008, 18, 470–477.

5.    "Shell-Cross-Linked Cylindrical Polyisoprene-b-Polyferrocenylsilane (PI-b-PFS) Block Copolymer Micelles: One-

       Dimensional (1D) Organometallic Nanocylinders" Wang, X.; Liu, K.; Arsenault, A. C.; Rider, D. A.; Ozin, G. A.; Winnik,  

       M. A.; Manners, I.

       J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 5630–5639.

4.    "Pyrolysis of Polycarbosilanes with Pendant Nickel Clusters: Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetic Ceramics

       Containing Nickel and Nickel Silicide Nanoparticles"

       Friebe, L.; Liu, K.; Obermeier, B.; Petrov, S.; Dube, P.; Greedan, J. E.; Manners I.

       Chem. Mater. 2007, 19, 2630–2640.

3.    "Synthesis and Lithographic Patterning of Polycarbosilanes with Pendant Cobalt Carbonyl Clusters"

       Greenberg, S.; Clendenning, S. B.; Liu, K.; Manners, I.; Aouba, S.; Ruda, H. E.;

       Macromolecules 2005, 38, 2023–2026.

2.    "Controlled Assembly of Fluorescent Multilayers from an Aqueous Solution of CdTe Nanocrystals and Nonionic

       Carbazole-Containing Copolymers"

       Zhang, H.; Zhou, Z.; Liu, K.; Wang, R. B.; Yang, B.

       J. Mater. Chem. 2003, 13, 1356–1361.

1.   "Thin Films of Ag Nanoparticles Prepared from the Reduction of Polyelectrolyte/AgI Nanoparticles Self-Assembled Films"

     Zhang, J. H; Li, X. L.; Liu, K.; Cui, Z. C.; Zhang, G.; Zhao, B.; Yang, B.

    J. Colloid and Interface Sci. 2002, 255, 115–118.