Publications

Representative Publications

A General Descriptor ΔE Enables the Quantitative Development of Luminescent Materials based on Photoinduced Electron Transfer
W. Chi#, J. Chen#, W. Liu#, C. Wang, Q. Qi, Q. Qiao, T. Tan, K. Xiong, X. Liu, K. Kang, Y. T. Chang*, Z. Xu*, X. Liu*
Journal of American Chemical Society2020, 142, 6777-6785.
(#These authors contributed equally to this work)


Quantitative Design of Bright Fluorophores and AIEgens via the Accurate Prediction of Twisted Intramolecular Charge Transfer (TICT)
C. Wang#, Q. Qiao#, W. Chi, J. Chen, W. Liu, D. Tan, S. McKechnie, D. Lyu, X. Jiang, W. Zhou, N. Xu, Q. Zhang, Z. Xu*, X. Liu*
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, 59, 10160-10172. (#These authors contributed equally to this work)


Descriptor ΔGC-O Enables the Quantitative Design of Spontaneously Blinking Rhodamines for Live-Cell Super-Resolution Imaging
W. Chi#, Q. Qiao#, C. Wang, J. Zheng, W. Zhou, N. Xu, X. Wu, X. Jiang, D. Tan, Z. Xu*,  X. Liu*
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, 59, 20215–20223. (#These authors contributed equally to this work)


A Photoexcitation-Induced Twisted Intramolecular Charge Shuttle (TICS)
W. Chi#, Q. Qiao#, R. Lee, W. Liu, Y. S. Teo, D. Gu, M. J. Lang, Y. T. Chang*, Z. Xu*, X. Liu*
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2019, 58, 7073-7077. (#These authors contributed equally to this work)


Pedagogy Research

An Oily Endeavor: Teaching Excitation–Emission Matrix Using the Fluorescence Fingerprints of Olive Oils

T. Shen, D. Tan*, J. F. R. Lee, E. Y. Bong, X. Liu*
Journal of  Chemical Education2022, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.2c00619


A Personalized Online Homework System in a Freshman Engineering Linear Algebra Course

K. Kang, W.P. Wong, X. Liu, S. Kushnarev, D. Y. Tan, O. Ortiz, S. Goyal, R. Singhal
IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology & Education (TALE), 2021, 226-232.


2022

103. Selective fluorescent sensors for copper(II) ion from julolidine hydrazine derivatives

W. Akarasareenon, S. Chanmungkalakul, X. Liu, P. Rashatasakhon*
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 2022, DOI:10.1016/j.snb.2022.132944


102. A unique NIR dye constructed mitochondrial anchoring fluorescent probe for highly selective selenocysteine detection and imaging in living cells and mice

K. Luo, M. Jia, C. Xie, Q. Yang, L. Tan, X. Liu, L. Zhou*
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2022, DOI:10.1016/j.snb.2022.132944


101. Fluorescent Janus ring siloxanes for detection of Au(III) and l-cysteine

T. Chaiprasert, S. Chanmungkalakul, Y. Liu, T. Bureerug, K. Silpcharu, M. Unno, X. Liu, V. Ervithayasuporn, Y. Chang*, P. Rashatasakhon*
Dyes and Pigments, 2022, DOI: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2022.110793


100. An Approach to Developing Cyanines with Upconverted Photosensitive Efficiency Enhancement for Highly Efficient NIR Tumor Phototheranostics

X. Zhao, S. He, W. Chi, X. Liu, P. Chen, W. Sun, J. Du, J. Fan*, X. Peng
Advanced Science, 2022, DOI: 10.1002/advs.202202885


99. Single-Fluorophore-Based Organic Crystals with Distinct Conformers Enabling Wide-Range Excitation-Dependent Emissions

R. Huang, C. Wang, D. Tan, K. Wang, B. Zou, Y. Shao, T. Liu, H. Peng*, X. Liu*, Y. Fang*
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2022, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202211106


98. Design of an HPPD fluorescent probe and visualization of plant responses to abiotic stress

X. Zeng, Y. Huang, J. Dong, X. Ma, J. Nan, W. Chen, H. Lin, W. Yang, X. Liu, J. Yin*, G.Yang*
Advanced Agrochem, 2022, DOI: 10.1016/j.aac.2022.08.001


97. Bronsted Acid-Enhanced Direct Hydrogen Atom Transfer Photocatalysis to Enable Selective Late-Stage Functionalization of Unactivated C(sp3)-H Bonds

Cao, H.; Kong, D.; Yang. L.; Chanmungkalakul, S.; Liu, T.; Piper, J. L.; Peng, Z.; Gao, L.; Liu, X.; Hong, X.*, Wu, J.*
Nature Synthesis, 2022, DOI: 10.1038/s44160-022-00125-1


96. “Crossbreeding” Small-Molecular Weight NIR-II Flavchromenes Endows Activatable Multiplexed In Vivo Imaging

L. Zhang, Y. Zhang, W. Chi, C. Yan, Z. Zhao, X. Liu, W. Zhu, Z. Guo*
ACS Materials Letters, 2022, 4, 1493−1502


95. Constructing D-π-A-π dye to obtain red-emission fluorescent probe for structured illumination microscopy imaging of lipid droplet dynamics

W. Jiang, J. Chen, K. An, P. Bao, Q. Qiao*, X. Liu*, Z. Xu*
Green Chemical Engineering, 2022, DOI:10.1016/j.gce.2022.07.002


94. Modulation of dynamic aggregation in fluorogenic SNAP-tag probes for long-term super-resolution imaging

Q. Qiao, W. Liu, W. Chi, J. Chen, W. Zhou, N. Xu, J. Li, X. Fang, Y. Tao, Y. Zhang, Y. Chen, L. Miao, X. Liu, Z. Xu*
Aggregate, 2022, DOI:10.1002/agt2.258


93. High Quantum Yield Blue InP/ZnS/ZnS Quantum Dots Based on Bromine Passivation for Efficient Blue Light-Emitting Diodes

W. Zhang, Y. Tan, X. DuanF. ZhaoH. Liu, W. Chen, P. Liu, X. Liu, K. Wang, Z. Zhang, X. W. Sun*
Advanced Optical Materials, 2022, 10, 202200685


92. Molecular origins of the multi-donor strategy in inducing bathochromic shifts and enlarging Stokes shifts of fluorescent proteins

X. Wu, D. Tan, Q. Qiao, W. Yin, Z. Xu*, X. Liu*
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2022, 24, 15937-15944


91. Rapid quantification of the ethanol content in aqueous solutions using a ratiometric fluorescent sensor

T. Shen, D. Tan, M. Shanmugham, X. Liu*
Sensors & Diagnostics, 2022, 1, 714–718


90. A TICS-fluorophore based probe for dual-color GSH imaging

W. Liu, J. Chen, Q. Qiao, X. Liu, Z. Xu*
Chinese Chemical Letters, 2022, 33,  4943-4947


89. High-fidelity imaging of amyloid-beta deposits with an ultrasensitive fluorescent probe facilitates the early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

R. Tao, N. Wang, T. Shen, Y. Tan, Y. Ren, W. Wei, M. Liao, D. Tan, C. Tang, N. Xu, H. Wang*, X. Liu*, X. Li*
Theranostics, 2022, 12, 2549-2559


88. Unique assemble of carbonylpyridinium and chromene reveal mitochondrial thiol starvation under ferroptosis and novel ferroptosis inducer

K. Ma, H. Yang, T. Shen, Y. Yue, L. Zhao, X. Liu, F. Huo, C. Yin*
Chemical Science, 2022, 13, 3706-3712


87. An Acid-regulated Self-blinking Fluorescent Probe for Resolving Whole-cell Lysosomes with Long-term Nanoscopy

Q. Qiao, W. Liu, J. Chen, X. Wu, F. Deng, X. Fang, N. Xu, W. Zhou, S. Wu,W. Yin, X. Liu, Z. Xu*
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2022, 134, e202202961 (Editor’s Hot Paper)


86. Overcoming the Spectral Dependence: A General Strategy for Developing Far-Red and Near-Infrared Ultra-Fluorogenic Tetrazine Bioorthogonal Probes

W. Mao#, W. Chi#, X. He, C. Wang, X. Wang, H. Yang, X. Liu*, H. Wu*
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2022, 61, e202117386 (#These authors contributed equally to this work; Editor’s Hot Paper)


85. A PET-based Fluorescent Probe for Monitoring Labile Fe(II) Pools in Macrophage Activations and Ferroptosis

W. Xing, H. Xu, H. Ma, S. A. A. Abedi, S. Wang, X. Zhang, X. Liu, H. Xu, W. Wang*, K. Lou*
Chemical Communications, 2022, 58, 2979-2982


84. A Descriptor for Accurate Predictions of Host Molecules Enabling Ultralong Room-Temperature Phosphorescence in Guest Emitters

S. Chanmungkalakul#, C. Wang#, R. Miao, W. Chi, D. Tan, Q. Qiao, E. C. X. Ang, C. Tan, Y. Fang, Z. Xu*, X. Liu*
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2022, 134, e202200546 (#These authors contributed equally to this work; Editor’s Hot Paper)


83. Rational Design and Application of An Indolium-Derived Heptamethine Cyanine with Record-Long NIR-II Emission

X. Ma, Y. Huang, S. A. A. Abedi, H. Kim, D. Tan, X. Liu, W.C. Yang, Y. Sun, S. H. Liu, J. Yin*, J. Yoon*, G.F. Yang*
CCS Chemistry, 2022, 4, 1961-1976


82. A General Method to Develop Highly Environmentally Sensitive Fluorescent Probes and AIEgens

R. Miao, J. Li, C. Wang , X. Jiang, Y. Gao, X. Liu, D. Wang, X. Li, X. Liu*, Y. Fang*
Advanced Science, 2022, 92104609

2021

81. Twisted intramolecular charge transfer (TICT) and twists beyond TICT: from mechanisms to rational designs of bright and sensitive fluorophores

C. Wang, W. Chi, Q. Qiao, D. Tan, Z. Xu*, X. Liu*
Chemical Society Reviews, 2021, 50, 12656-12678


80. An Edaravone-Guided Design of a Rhodamine-Based Turn-on Fluorescent Probe for Detecting Hydroxyl Radicals in Living Systems

L. Chen, X. Wu, H. Yu, L. Wu, Q. Wang, J. Zhang, X. Liu*, Z. Li, and X. Yang*
Analytical Chemistry, 2021, 93, 14343–14350


79. Force-Induced Near-Infrared Chromism of Mechanophore-Linked Polymers

Q. Qi, G. Sekhon, R. Chandradat, N. M. Ofodum, T. Shen, J. Scrimgeour, M. Joy, M. Wriedt, M. Jayathirtha, C. C. Darie, D. A. Shipp, X. Liu*, and X. Lu*
Journal of American Chemical Society, 2021, 143, 17337–17343


78. Restriction of Twisted Intramolecular Charge Transfer Enables the Aggregation-Induced Emission of 1-(N,N-Dialkylamino)-naphthalene Derivatives

S. A. A. Abedi, W. Chi, D. Tan, T. Shen, C. Wang, E. C. Ang, C.H. Tan, F. Anariba, X. Liu*
The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2021, 125, 8397–8403


77. Stable super-resolution imaging of lipid droplet dynamics through a buffer strategy with a hydrogen-bond sensitive fluorogenic probe.

J. Chen, C. Wang, W. Liu, Q. Qiao, H. Qi, W. Zhou, N. Xu, J. Li, H. Piao, D. Tan, X. Liu, Z. Xu*
Angewandte Chemie International
Edition,
2021
, 60, 25104–25113


76. Bio-orthogonal Red and Far-Red Fluorogenic Probes for Wash-Free Live-Cell and Super-resolution Microscopy

P. Werther, K. Yserentant, F. Braun, K. Grußmayer, V. Navikas, M. Yu, Z. Zhang, M. J. Ziegler, C. Mayer, A. J. Gralak, M. Busch, W. Chi, F. Rominger, A. Radenovic, X. Liu, E. A. Lemke, T. Buckup, D. Herten*, R. Wombacher*
ACS Central Science, 2021, 7, 1561–1571


75. Molecular-Dimension-Dependent ESIPT Break for Specific Reversible Response to GSH and Its Real-Time Bioimaging

H. Ren, F. Huo, T. Shen, X. Liu, C. Yin*
Analytical Chemistry, 2021, 93, 12801–12807


74. An Approach to Developing Cyanines with Simultaneous Intersystem Crossing Enhancement and Excited-State Lifetime Elongation for Photodynamic Antitumor Metastasis

X. Zhao, Q. Yao, S. Long, W. Chi, Y. Yang, D. Tan, X. Liu*, H. Huang, W. Sun, J. Du, J. Fan*, X. Peng
Journal of American Chemical Society, 2021 , 143, 12345–12354.


73. A unified fluorescence quenching mechanism of tetrazine-based fluorogenic dyes: energy transfer to a dark state

W. Chi, L. Huang, C. Wang, D. Tan, Z. Xu, X. Liu*
Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 2021, 5, 7012-7021


72. A smart TP-FRET-based ratiometric fluorescent sensor for bisulfite/formaldehyde detection and its imaging application

L. Tan, H. Ding, S. Chanmungkalakul, L. Peng, G. Yuan, Q. Yang, X. Liu, L. Zhou*
Sensors and Actuators B. Chemical, 2021, 345, 130331


71. Thermal equilibria between conformers enable highly reliable single-fluorophore ratiometric thermometers

T. Shen, X. Wu, D. Tan, Z. Xu, X. Liu*
Analyst, 2021, 146, 4219-4225


70. Fluorescence umpolung enables light-up sensing of N-acetyltransferases and nerve agents

C. Yan, Z. Guo, W. Chi, W, Fu, S. A. A. Abedi. X. Liu, H, Tian, W. Zhu* 
Nature Communications, 2021, 12, 3869


69. Construction and regulation of imidazo[1,5-a]pyridines with AIE characteristics via iodine mediated Csp2−H or Csp−H amination

J. Zhang, M. She, L. Liu, M. Liu, Z. Wang, H. Liu, W. Sun, X. Liu, P. Liu, S. Zhang, J. Li* 
Chinese Chemical Letters, 2021, 32, 3083-3086


68. Theoretical studies on triplet formations in nitrobenzoxadiazole (NBD) derivatives: the impact of donor group and heteroatom substitution

C. Wang, H. J. Koh, Z. Xu*, X. Liu*
Results in Chemistry, 2021, 3, 100116. (Invited Paper)


67. Methine-Quinoidal Fragment Induces Significant Bathochromic Shifts in Organic Dyes

T. Shen, Y. Gao, C. Wang, Z. Xu, X. Liu*
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2021, 125, 5, 1447–1452.


66. State-crossing from a Locally Excited to an Electron Transfer State(SLEET) Model Rationalizing the Aggregation-induced Emission Mechanism of (Bi)piperidylanthracenes

W. Chi, C. Wang, X. Liu*
Chemical Research in Chinese Universities, 2021, 37, 157–161 (Invited Paper; featured on the cover page)


65. One-step condensation synthesis and characterizations of indocyanine green

X. Fang, W. Liu, X Wu, W. Zhou, J. Chen, X. Liu*, Z. Xu*
Results in Chemistry, 2021, 3, 100092. (Invited Paper)


64. Energy transfer followed by electron transfer (ETET) endows a TPE-NBD dyad with enhanced environmental sensitivity

X. Wu, D. Li, J. Li, W Chi, X. Han, C. Wang, Z. Xu*, J. Yin*, X. Liu*
Chinese Chemical Letters, 2021, 32, 1937-1941.


63. Aggregation-induced emission or aggregation-caused quenching? Impact of covalent bridge between tetraphenylethene and naphthalimide

X. Ma, W. Chi, X. Han, C. Wang, S. Liu, X. Liu*, J. Yin*
Chinese Chemical Letters, 2021 , 32, 1790-1794.


62. Bioinspired Design of Reversible Fluorescent Probes for Tracking Nitric Oxide Dynamics in Live Cells

R. Guo, Y. Zhang, S. Chanmungkalakul, H. Guo, Y. Hu, J. Li, X. Liu, Y. Zang*, X. Li*
CCS Chemistry, 2021, 3, 116–128.


61. Water-soluble polyaromatic-based imidazolium for detecting picric acid: pyrene vs. anthracene

C. Pherkkhuntod, V. Ervithayasuporn*, S. Chanmungkalakul, C. Wang, X. Liu, D. J.Harding, S. Kiatkamjornwong
Sensors and Actuators: B. Chemical, 2021, 330, 129287.


60. An ESIPT-induced NIR fluorescent probe to visualize mitochondrial sulfur dioxide during oxidative stress in vivo

H. Ren, F. Huo, X Wu, X. Liu*, C. Yin*
Chemical Communications, 2021, 57, 655-658.


59. A Systematic Study on the Relationship between Viscosity Sensitivity and Temperature-Dependency of BODIPY Rotors

X. Liu, W. Chi, A. de J. Gómez-Infante, E. Peña-Cabrera, X. Liu*, Y. T. Chang*
Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society, 2021, 42, 91-94. (Invited Paper)

2020

58. Molecular Origins of Heteroatom Engineering on the Emission Wavelength Tuning, Quantum Yield Variations and Fluorogenicity of NBD‐like SCOTfluors

Y. Gao, C. Wang, W. Chi, X. Liu*
Chemistry – An Asian Journal, 2020, 15, 4082-4086. (Invited Paper)


57. Fluorophore Promoted Facile Deprotonation and Exocyclic Five-Membered Ring Cyclization for Selective and Dynamic Tracking Labile Glyoxal

H. Xu, Q. Liu, X. Song, C. Wang, X. Wang, S. Ma, X. Wang, Y. Feng, X. Meng, X. Liu*, W. Wang*, and K. Lou*
Analytical Chemistry, 2020, 92, 13829–13838.


56. Descriptor ΔGC‐O Enables the Quantitative Design of Spontaneously Blinking Rhodamines for Live‐Cell Super‐Resolution Imaging

W. Chi#, Q. Qiao#, C. Wang, J. Zheng, W. Zhou, N. Xu, X. Wu, X. Jiang, D. Tan, Z. Xu*,  X. Liu*
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, 59, 20215–20223. (#These authors contributed equally to this work)


55. A General Descriptor ΔE Enables the Quantitative Development of Luminescent Materials based on Photoinduced Electron Transfer

W. Chi#, J. Chen#, W. Liu#, C. Wang, Q. Qi, Q. Qiao, T. Tan, K. Xiong, X. Liu, K. Kang, Y. T. Chang*, Z. Xu*, X. Liu*
Journal of American Chemical Society2020, 142, 6777-6785.
(#These authors contributed equally to this work)


54. Quantitative Design of Bright Fluorophores and AIEgens via the Accurate Prediction of Twisted Intramolecular Charge Transfer (TICT)

C. Wang#, Q. Qiao#, W. Chi, J. Chen, W. Liu, D. Tan, S. McKechnie, D. Lyu, X. Jiang, W. Zhou, N. Xu, Q. Zhang, Z. Xu*, X. Liu*
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, 59, 10160-10172. (#These authors contributed equally to this work)


53. A Unified Push-Pull Model for Understanding the Ring-Opening Mechanism of Rhodamine Dyes

W. Chi, Q. Qi, R. Lee, Z. Xu*, X. Liu*
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2020, 1243793-3801.


52. Molecular Origins of Photoinduced Backward Intramolecular Charge Transfer

M. Hao, W. Chi, C. Wang, Z. Xu*, Z. Li*, X. Liu*
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2020, 124, 16820–16826.


551. Multi-Factors Regulate the Spirocyclization Equilibrium of Si-Rhodamines

F. Deng, Q. Qiao, J. Li, W. Yin, L. Miao, X. Liu*, Z. Xu*
Journal of Physical Chemistry B2020124, 7467–7474.


50. De novo strategy with engineering anti-Kasha/Kasha fluorophores enables reliable ratiometric quantification of biomolecules

L. Shi#, C. Yan#, Z. Guo*, W. Chi, J. Wei, W. Liu, X. Liu*, H. Tian, and W. Zhu*
Nature Communications, 2020, 11, 793. (#These authors contributed equally to this work). 


49. Molecular Mechanism of Viscosity Sensitivity in BODIPY Rotors and Application to Motion-Based Fluorescent Sensors

X. Liu#, W. Chi#, Q. Qiao, S. V. Kokate, E. P. Cabrera, Z. Xu, X. Liu*, Y. Chang*
ACS Sensors, 2020, 5, 731-739.  (#These authors contributed equally to this work)


48. A Sequential Dual‐Lock Strategy for Photoactivatable Chemiluminescent Probes Enabling Bright Duplex Optical Imaging

Y. Zhang#, C. Yan#, C. Wang, Z. Guo*, X. Liu, W. Zhu
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, 59, 9059-9066. (#These authors contributed equally to this work)


47. Controlling Metallophilic Interactions in Chiral Au(I) Double Salts towards Excitation Wavelength‐Tunable Circularly Polarized Luminescence

J. Yang, K. Li, J. Wang, S. Sun, W. Chi, C. Wang, X. Chang, C. Zou, W. To, M. Li, X. Liu, W. Lu, H. Zhang, C. Che, Y. Chen*
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, 59, 6915-6922.


46. Activatable selenium-containing fluorescent apoptotic agent for biosensing and tracing cancer cell apoptosis

L. Zhou*, F. Luo, W. Chi, Y. Tang, X. Liu, Q. Lin*
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2020, 311, 12791.


45. Efficient and Stable Organic Light-Emitting Diodes Employing Indolo[2,3-b]indole-Based Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Emitters

Q. Ai, J. Chai, W. Lou, T. Liu, D. Wang, C. Deng, C. Wang, G. Li, X. Liu, Z. Liu*, Q. Zhang*
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2020, 12, 6127-6136.


44. Towards tetrazine-based near-infrared fluorogenic dyes: Is there a wavelength limit?

L. Chen#, F. Li#, M. Nandi, L. Huang, Z. Chen, J. Wei, W. Chi, X. Liu*, J. Yang*
Dyes and Pigments, 2020, 177, 108313. (#These authors contributed equally to this work)

2019

43. Quaternary Piperazine-Substituted Rhodamines with Enhanced Brightness for Super-Resolution Imaging

Z. Ye#, W. Yang*#, C. Wang#, Y. Zheng#, W. Chi, X. Liu*, Z. Huang, X. Li,  Y. Xiao*
Journal of American Chemical Society, 2019, 141, 14491-14495. (#These authors contributed equally to this work)


42. A Photoexcitation-Induced Twisted Intramolecular Charge Shuttle (TICS)

W. Chi#, Q. Qiao#, R. Lee, W. Liu, Y. S. Teo, D. Gu, M. J. Lang, Y. T. Chang*, Z. Xu*, X. Liu*
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2019, 58, 7073-7077. (#These authors contributed equally to this work)


41. Revealing the switching mechanisms of an OFF-ON-OFF fluorescent logic gate system

W. Chi, J. Chen, Q. Qiao, Y. Gao, Z. Xu, X. Liu*
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 201921, 16798 – 16803.


40. A H-Bond Strategy to Develop Acid-Resistant Photoswitchable Rhodamine Spirolactams for Super-Resolution Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy

Q. Qi, W. Chi, Y. Li, Q. Qiao, J. Chen, L. Miao, Y. Zhang, J. Li, W. Ji, T. Xu*, X. Liu*, J. Yoon*, Z. Xu*
Chemical Science, 2019, 10, 4914-4922.


39. Regulation of aggregation-induced emission behaviours and mechanofluorochromism of tetraphenylethene through different oxidation states of sulphur moieties

Q. Yang, D. Li, W. Chi, R. Guo, B. Yan, J. Lan*, X. Liu*, J. Yin*
Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2019, 7, 8244-8249.


38. Visualizing Microglia with a Fluorescence Turn‐On Ugt1a7c Substrate

B. Kim, M. Fukuda, J. Lee, D. Su, S. Sanu, A. Silvin, A. T. Khoo, T. Kwon, X. Liu, W. Chi, X. Liu, S. Choi, D. S. Wan, S. Park, J. Kim, F. Ginhoux, H. S. Je*, Y. T. Chang*
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2019, 58, 7972-7976. 


37. Crystal Multi‐Conformational Control Through Deformable Carbon‐Sulfur Bond for Singlet‐Triplet Emissive Tuning

H. Wu#, W. Chi#,  G. Baryshnikov, B. Wu, Y. Gong, D. Zheng, X. Li, Y. Zhao, X. Liu, H. Ågren, L. Zhu*
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2019, 58, 4328-4333. (#These authors contributed equally to this work)


36. A Dual-site Modulated FRET-based Two-photon Ratiometric Fluorescent Probe for Tracking Lysosomal pH Changes in Living Cells, Tissues and Zebrafish

X. Zhao, C. Wang, G. Yuan, H. Ding, L. Zhou*, X. Liu, Q. Lin
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2019, 290, 79-86.


35. Ruthenium Bisoxazoline Complex as Photoredox Catalyst for Nitro Compound Reduction under Visible Light

W. Jia*, M. Cheng, L. Gao, S. M. Tan, C. Wang, X. Liu, R. Lee*
Dalton Transactions, 2019, 48, 9949-9953.


34. Rhodamine-Naphthalimide Demonstrated a Distinct Aggregation-Induced Emission Mechanism: Elimination of Dark-States via Dimer Interactions (EDDI
Q. Qi, L. Huang, R. Yang, J. Li, Q. Qiao, B. Xu, W. Tian*, X. Liu*, Z. Xu*
Chemical Communications, 2019, 55, 1446-1449.


33. Achieving Amorphous Ultralong Room Temperature Phosphorescence by Coassembling Planar Small Organic Molecules with Polyvinyl Alcohol
H. Wu, W. Chi, Z. Chen, G. Liu, L. Gu, A. K. Bindra, G. Yang, X. Liu, Y. Zhao*
Advanced Functional Materials, 2019, 29, 1807243.


32. Rapid Identification of Bacteria by Membrane-Responsive Aggregation of a Pyrene Derivative
S. Long, L. Miao, R. Li, F. Deng, Q. Qiao, X. Liu, A. Yan, Z. Xu*
ACS Sensors, 2019, 4, 281–285.


31. Strong π-π Stacking Interactions Led to the Mis-Assignment of Dimer Emissions to the Monomers of 1-Acetylpyrene
S. Long, W. Chi, L. Miao, Q. Qiao*, X. Liu*, Z. Xu*
Chinese Chemical Letters, 2019, 30, 601-604.

2018

30. Unusual intermolecular charge transfer enables supramolecular fluorescent viscosity sensors

X. Han#, F. Hu#, W. Chi#, X. Ma, S. H. Liu, X. Liu*, J. Yin*
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2018, 277, 55-61. (#These authors contributed equally to this work)


29. A Highly Reversible Mechanochromic Difluorobenzothiadiazole Dye with Near-Infrared Emission

J. Chen, D. Li, W. Chi, G. Liu, S. H. Liu, X. Liu*, C. Zhang*, J. Yin*
Chemistry – A European Journal2018, 24, 3671-3676. (Editor’s Hot Paper)


28. Interactions between Molecules and Perovskites in Halide Perovskite Solar Cells

L. Zhang*, X. Liu, J. Li, S. McKechnie
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2018, 175, 1-19.


27. Development of 4-hydrazinyl-7-nitrobenzofurazan as a Fluorogenic Probe for Detecting Malondialdehyde in Biological Samples

X. Wang, X. Liu, T. Cheng, H. Li, X.-F. Yang*
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2018, 254, 248-254.

2017

26. Solid-State Photoinduced Luminescence Switch for Advanced Anticounterfeiting and Super-Resolution Imaging Applications

Q. Qi, C. Li, X. Liu, S. Jiang, Z. Xu, R. Lee, M. Zhu, B. Xu*, W. Tian
Journal of American Chemical Society, 2017, 139, 16036-16039. (Featured on Front Cover)


25. Ground-State Conformers Enable Bright Single-Fluorophore Ratiometric Thermometers with Positive Temperature Coefficients

W. Chi, W. Yin, Q. Qi, Q. Qiao, Y. Lin, Z. Zhu, S. Vijayan, M. Hashimoto, G. Udayakumar, Z. Xu*, X. Liu*
Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 2017, 1, 2383-2390. (Invited Article)


24. Motion-Induced Change in Emission (MICE) for Developing Fluorescent Probes

D. Su, C. L. Teoh, L. Wang, X. Liu, Y. T. Chang*
Chemical Society Review, 2017, 46, 4833-4844. (Featured on Inside Back Cover)


23. Modulating Aggregation-Induced-Emission via Non-conjugated Linkage of Fluorophores to Tetraphenylethenes

X. Han, B. Zhang, J. H. Chen, S. Liu, C. Tan, H. Liu, M. J. Lang, Y. Tan*, X. Liu*, J. Yin*
Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 20175, 5096-5100.


22. Substantial Intramolecular Charge Transfer Induces Long Emission Wavelengths and Mega Stokes Shifts in 6-Aminocoumarins

X. Liu*, J. M. Cole*, Z. Xu*
Journal of Physical Chemistry C2017121, 13274–13279.


21. Rational Development of Near-Infrared Fluorophores with Large Stokes Shifts, Bright One-Photon and Two-Photon Emissions for Bioimaging and Biosensing Applications

L. Zhou*, Q. Wang, Y. Tan, M. J. Lang, H. Sun* and X. Liu*
Chemistry – A European Journal2017, 23, 8736-8740. (Editor’s Hot Paper)

2016

20. Aziridinyl fluorophores demonstrate bright fluorescence and superior photostability through effectively inhibiting twisted intramolecular charge transfer

X. Liu*#, Q. Qiao#, W. Tian, W. Liu, J. Chen, M. J. Lang, Z. Xu*
Journal of American Chemical Society, 2016, 138, 6960-6963. (#These authors contributed equally to this work)


19. Multilayer Dye Aggregation at Dye/TiO2 Interface via π…π Stacking and Hydrogen Bond and Its Impact on Solar Cell Performance: A DFT Analysis

L. Zhang*, X. Liu, W. Rao and J. Li
Scientific Reports2016, 6, 5893.


18. First-Principles Study of Molecular Adsorption on Lead Iodide Perovskite Surface: A Case Study of Halogen Bond Passivation for Solar Cell Application

L. Zhang*, X. Liu, J. Su, and J. Li
Journal of Physical Chemistry C2016120, 23536–23541.

2015

17. Coumarin 545: An Emission Reference Dye with a Record-Low Temperature Coefficient for Ratiometric Fluorescence based Temperature Measurements

D. Mao#, X. Liu#, Q. Qiao, W. Yin, M. Zhao, J. M. Cole*, J. Cui*, and Z. Xu*
Analyst2015, 140, 1008-1013. (#These authors contributed equally to this work)


16. Rationalizing the Photophysical Properties of BODIPY Laser Dyes via Aromaticity and Electron-Donor-Based Structural Perturbations

G. Waddell, X. Liu, T. Zhao, J. M. Cole*
Dyes and Pigments2015, 116, 74-81.

2014

15. Temperature Insensitive Fluorescence Intensity in a Coumarin Monomer-Aggregate Coupled System

X. Liu#, D. Mao#, J. M. Cole*, Z. Xu*
Chemical Communications201450, 9329-9332. (#These authors contributed equally to this work; Highlighted in ACS Noteworthy Chemistry)


14. Black Silicon: Fabrication Methods, Properties and Solar Energy Applications

X. Liu, P. R. Coxon, M. Peters, B. Hoex, J. M. Cole*, D. J. Fray
Energy and Environmental Science20147, 3223-3263.


13. Dye Aggregation and Complex Formation Effects in 7-(Diethylamino)-Coumarin-3-Carboxylic Acid

X. Liu, J. M. Cole*, P. Chow, L. Zhang, Y. Tan, T. Zhao
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014118, 13042-13051.


12. Quantitatively Mapping Cellular Viscosity with Detailed Organelle Information via a Designed PET Fluorescent Probe

T. Liu#, X. Liu#, D. R. Spring*, X. Qian*, J. Cui*, Z. Xu*
Scientific Reports2014, 4, 5418. (#These authors contributed equally to this work)


11. A Twisted-Intramolecular-Charge-Transfer (TICT) Based Ratiometric Fluorescent Thermometer with a Mega-Stokes Shift and a Positive Temperature Coefficient

C. Cao, X. Liu*, Q. Qiao, M. Zhao, W. Yin, D. Mao, H. Zhang*, Z. Xu*
Chemical Communications201450, 15811-15814.


10.Predicting Solar-Cell Dyes for Cosensitization

L. Bayliss, J. M. Cole*, P. G. Waddell, Scott McKechnie, X. Liu
Journal of Physical Chemistry C2014, 118, 14082-14090.

2013

9. Molecular Design of UV-vis Absorption and Emission Properties in Organic Fluorophores: towards Larger Bathochromic Shifts, Enhanced Molar Extinction Coefficients and Greater Stokes Shifts

X. Liu, Z. Xu*, J. M. Cole*
Journal of Physical Chemistry C,2013117, 16584–16595.


8. Solvent Effects on the UV-vis Absorption and Emission of Optoelectronic Coumarins: a Comparison of Three Empirical Solvatochromic Models

X. Liu, J. M. Cole*, K. S. Low
Journal of Physical Chemistry C2013117, 14731-14740.


7. Molecular Origins of Dye Aggregation and Complex Formation Effects in Coumarin 343

X. Liu, J. M. Cole*, K. S. Low
Journal of Physical Chemistry C2013117,14723-14730.


6. The Molecular Origins of Optoelectronic Properties in Coumarins 343, 314T, 445 and 522B

X. Liu, J. M. Cole*, P. G. Waddell, T. C. Lin, S. McKechnie
Journal of Physical Chemistry C2013117, 14130-14141.


5. Tuning Solvatochromism of Azo Dyes with Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonding in Solution and on Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles

L. Zhang, J. M. Cole*, X. Liu
Journal of Physical Chemistry C2013117, 26316-26323.


4. Relating Electron Donor and Carboxylic Acid Anchoring Substitution Effects in Azo Dyes to Dye-sensitized Solar Cell Performance

L. Zhang, J. M. Cole*, P. G. Waddell, K. S. Low, X. Liu
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering20131, 1440-1452.

2012

3. Molecular Origins of Optoelectronic Properties in Coumarin Dyes: Towards Designer Solar Cell and Laser Applications

X. Liu, J. M. Cole*, P. G. Waddell, T. C. Lin, J. Radia, A. Zeidler
Journal of Physical Chemistry A2012116, 727–737.

2011

2. Molecular Origins of Commercial Laser Dye Functionality in Azacoumarins and Quinolones: LD 425, LD 489 and LD 473

X. Liu, J. M. Cole*, P. G. Waddell, T. C. Lin
Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science201167, 560-568.


1. Macroscopic Invisibility Cloak for Visible Light

Zhang, Y. Luo, X. Liu, G. Barbastathis*
Physical Review Letters2011106, 033901. (Voted as the #4 of top 10 breakthroughs in physics for 2010)