Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials, Soochow University
Liao Research Group
Material Chemistry


(1) Position Engineering  --  Fine Control in Material Properties


Position engineering in substitution of groups is generally used to modify the organic molecules for required functions. Based on the deep understanding in position engineering and the breakthrough in chemical synthesis, we have prepared different series of materials with various functions by utilizing new substitution positions on the convention organic molecules.


(Q. Li et al. Org. Lett. 101 (2014) 142-149; S.C. Dong et al. J. Phys. Chem. C 118 (2014) 2375-2384.)


(2) Spiro Structure  --  More Stable Materials


Spiro structure is typically used to improve the chemical stability of organic functional materials. We have developed lots of materials based on the spiro structure, followed by the optimization of their properties.


(Y. Liu et al. J. Mater. Chem. C 2 (2014) 8736-8744.)


(3) Emitting Micro/Nano Tubes  --  Fantastic Emitting Materials


We successfully synthesize the charge-transfer heterojuction compounds by utilizing the two-step seeding method.  The as-prepared compounds are micro tube semitting white light and have the potential in applications due to their lowcost and high brightness. Our results can also be used for studying the fluorescence emission phenomena from the charge-transfer compounds.


(Y.L. Lei et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 (2013) 3744-3747; Y.Q. Sun et al. Chem. Commun. 50 (2014) 10812-10814.)