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

59.Synthesis and Multipole Plasmon Resonances of Spherical Aluminum Nanoparticles

     Hua Yu, Peng Zhang, Shaoyong Lu, Shuang Yang, Fei Peng, Wei-Shun Chang, and Kun Liu*

     J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020, 11, 5836-5843


58. "Colloidal stability of nanoparticles stabilized with mixed ligands in solvents with varying polarity"

        Hu Zhu, Elisabeth Prince, Pournima Narayanan, Kun Liu,* Zhihong Nie,* Eugenia Kumacheva*

        Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 8131-8134.


57. ''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.; Sun, T.; Yang, B.; Liu, K.*

      CCS Chem. 2020, 2, 516–526.


56. "Intratumoral delivery of M-CSF by calcium crosslinked polymer micelles enhances cancer immunotherapy"

       Kuirong Mao, Xiuxiu Cong, Liangzhu Feng, Hongmei Chen, Jialiang Wang, Chenxi Wu, Kun Liu, Chunsheng Xiao,                 Yong-Guang Yang,* Tianmeng Sun*

      Biomater. Sci., 2019, 7, 2769


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.