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

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

     Applications in Nanomedicine

     Jun Lu.; Yao Xue.; Rui Shi.;Jing Kang.; Chao-Yang Zhao.; Ning- Ning Zhang.;Chun-Yu Wang.;Zhong-Yuan Lu*.; Kun           Liu*

    Chem.Sci. 2018. DOI10.1039/c8sc02847h

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42."Polymer Directed Growth of Plasmonic Aluminum  Nanocrystals"

      Lu, Shaoyong.; Yu, Hua.; Gottheim, Samuel.; Gao, Huimin.; DeSantis, Christopher.; Clark, Benjamin.; Yang, Jian.;

     Jacobson, Christian.; Lu, Zhongyuan*.; Nordlander, Peter*.; Halas, Naomi*.; Liu, Kun.*

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


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

      Yang Yang.; Guangdong Chen.; Srinivas Thanneeru.;Jie He.;Kun Liu*, and Zhihong Nie*

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

      Front. Chem. 2018, 6, 335.


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

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

      Chem. J. Chinese Universities, 2018, 39(3), 552-557.

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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, 5850-5826.


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

      Yang, Y.; Pei, H.; Chen, G.; Webb, K. 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.-X.; Yu, H.; Lu, S.-Y.; 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.-X.; Zhang, N.-N.; Wei, Y.; Li, A.-J.; Tai, J.; Xue, Y.; Wang, Z.-Y.; Yang, Y.; Zhao, L.; Lu, Z.-  

       Y.; Liu, K.*

       ACS Nano 2017, 11, 3463-3475.

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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.; 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.

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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, E639–E644.

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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 Edition2014, 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.-L.; Poon, S.-Y.; Liu, K.; Wong, C.-K.; Lu, G.-L.; Petrov, S.; Manners, I.; Wong, W.-Y.*

      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.