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

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

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

    Polymers, 2019, 11, 638.

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

      Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization

      Guiqing Cheng, Duo Xu, Zhongyuan Lu , and Kun Liu*

      ACS Nano 2019, 13, 1479-1489.

45.In vivo mice brain microcirculation monitoring basedon contrast-enhanced SD-OCT

    Shaozhuang Yang, Liwei Liu*, Yixin Chang, Ningning Zhang, Kun Liu,Liang Hong, Bingling Chen, Yue Zhao, Rui Hu and Junle Qu*

 J. Innov. Opt. Heal. Sci. 2019, 12, 1950001.


44.Ultrathin stimuli-responsive polymer film-based optical sensor for fast and visual detection of hazardous organic                 solvents

    Zhaoyi Wang, Xueyao Liu,  Yuxin Wu,  Bingbing Liu,b Zhanhua Wang,  Junhu Zhang,  Kun Liu  and  Bai Yang*

    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

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

    Chem.Sci. 2018.10, 2067-2074.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.