Weihong ZHU

Weihong ZHU



Contact Information
  Office: Room 301, Researching Building 13
  Office Phone: +86 21 642 50772
  Office Fex: +86 21 642 52758
  1999.06 Ph.D.  Applied Chemistry, East China University of Science &
                           Technology, Shanghai, P. R. China
  1985.06 M.Sc.  Organic Synthesis, Naikan University
                            Tianjin, P. R. China
  1992.07 B.S.     Chemistry, Nanjing Normal University
                            Nanjing, P. R. China
Research Members

Dr. Zhiqian GUO

Research Interests
  Organic sensitizers for solar cells
  Organic Photochromic materials
  NIR Fluorescent sensors for bioimaging and drug deliver
Professional Experience
  2009            Oriental Scholarship, Shanghai Education Committee
  2004-now    Full professor and deputy director of the Institute of Fine Chemicals
                      East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, CHINA
  2004-2005   Visiting professor, Tsukuba University, Japan
  2001-2003   Postdoctor, AIST Central 5, Tsukuba, Japan

Five Selected Publications:

1. Yongzhen Wu, and Weihong Zhu*,Organic sensitizers from D-π-A to D-A-π-A: effect of the internal electron-withdrawing units on molecular absorption, energy levels and photovoltaic performances, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 2039−2058.

2. Shangjun Chen, Li-Jun Chen, Hai-Bo Yang,* He Tian, and Weihong Zhu*, Light-Triggered Reversible Supramolecular Transformations of Multi-Bisthienylethene Hexagons, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 13596−13599.

3. Weihong Zhu*, Yuheng Yang, Rémi Métivier, Qiong Zhang, Régis Guillot, Yongshu Xie, He Tian, and Keitaro Nakatani*, Unprecedented Stability of a Photochromic Bisthienylethene Based on Benzobisthiadiazole as an Ethene Bridge, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 10986–10990.

4. Weihong Zhu, Yongzhen Wu, Shutao Wang, Wenqin Li, Xin Li, Jian Chen, Zhongsheng Wang,* and He Tian,* Organic D-A-π-A solar cell sensitizers with improving stability and spectral response, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2011, 21, 756–763.

5. Zhiqian Guo, Weihong Zhu*, Liangjun Shen, He Tian*, A fluorophore capable of crossword puzzles and logic memory, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2007, 46, 5549–5553.

 Other Selected Papers: (2008-now)

1.  Xumeng Wu, Shu Chang, Xuanrong Sun, Zhiqian Guo, Yongsheng Li*, Jianbin Tang*, Youqing Shen, Jianlin Shi, He Tian and Weihong Zhu*, Constructing NIR silica-cyanine hybrid nanocomposite for bioimaging in vivo: a breakthrough in photo-stability and bright fluorescence with large Stokes shift, Chemical Science,2013, 4, 1221–1228.

2. Kai Pei, Yongzhen Wu, Ashraful Islam, Qiong Zhang,Liyuan Han*, He Tian, and Weihong Zhu*, Constructing High Efficiency D-A-π-A Featured Solar Cell Sensitizers: a Promising Building Block of 2,3-Diphenylquinoxaline for Anti-aggregation and Photo-stability, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2013, DOI: 10.1021/am400754d.

3.Pengwei Jin, Zhiqian Guo, Ju Chu, Jun Tan, Siliang Zhang, and Weihong Zhu*, Screen-Printed Red Luminescent Copolymer Film Containing Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Complex as a High-Permeability Dissolved-Oxygen Sensor for Fermentation Bioprocess, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2013, 52, 3980−3987.

4.Pengwei Jin, Ju Chu, Yu Miao, Jun Tan, Siliang Zhang and Weihong Zhu*, A NIR luminescent copolymer based on platinum porphyrin as high permeable dissolved oxygen sensor for microbioreactors, AIChE Journal, 2013, doi: 10.1002/aic.14083.

5.Chuanxing Shi, Zhiqian Guo, Yongli Yan, Shiqin Zhu, Yongshu Xie, Yongsheng Zhao*, Weihong Zhu*, He Tian. Self-Assembly Solid-State Enhanced Red Emission of Quinolinemalononitrile: Optical Waveguides and Stimuli-Response, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2013, 5, 192−198.

6.Yongzhen Wu, Magdalena Marszalek, Shaik M. Zakeeruddin*, Qiong Zhang, He Tian, Michael Grätzel*, and Weihong Zhu*, High-Conversion-Efficiency Organic Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Molecular Engineering on D-A-π-A Featured Organic Indoline Dyes, Energy & Environmental Science,2012,5, 8261–8272.

7.Jian Cao, Chunchang Zhao,* Xuezhe Wang, Yanfen Zhang, Weihong Zhu*, Target-triggered deprotonation of 6-hydroxyindole-based BODIPY: specially switch on NIR fluorescence upon selectively binding to Zn2+, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 9897–9899.

8.Zhiqian Guo, Weihong Zhu* and He Tian, Dicyanomethylene-4H-pyran chromophores for OLED emitters, logic gates and optical chemosensors, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 6073–6084. (Feature Article: chemosensors)

9. Weihong Zhu,* Xiaomei Huang, Zhiqian Guo, Xumeng Wu, Huihui Yu and He Tian, A novel NIR fluorescent turn-on sensor for the detection of pyrophosphate anion in complete water system, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 1784–1786.

10.Yue Wu, Shangjun Chen, Yuheng Yang, Qiong Zhang, Yongshu Xie, He Tian, Weihong Zhu*, A novel gated photochromic reactivity controlled by complexation/dissociation with BF3, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 528–530.

11. Weihong Zhu,* Liwen Song, Yuheng Yang, and He Tian, Novel Bisthienylethene Containing Ferrocenyl Substituted Naphthalimide: Photo- and Redox Multi-addressable Molecular Switch, Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 13388−13394.

12. Yuheng Yang, Yongshu Xie, Qiong Zhang, Keitaro Nakatani, He Tian, and Weihong Zhu*,  Aromaticity-Controlled Thermal Stability of Photochromic Systems Based on Six-Membered Ring as Ethene Bridges: Photochemical and Kinetic Studies, Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 11685–11694.(VIP paper)

13.  Kai Pei, Yongzhen Wu, Wenjun Wu, Qiong Zhang, Baoqin Chen, He Tian and Weihong Zhu*, Constructing organic D-A-π-A featured sensitizers with quinoxaline unit for high efficient solar cells: effect of auxiliary acceptor on absorption and electron transition, Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 8190–8200.

14. Bo Liu*, Qingbin Liu, Xiaoyan Li, Dan You, Yoshinori Naruta, and Weihong Zhu*, Molecular engineering of indoline based organic sensitizers for highly efficient dye-sensitized solar cells, J. Mater. Chem.,2012, 22, 13348–13356.

15.  Bo Liu, Weihong Zhu*, Wenjun Wu, Xin Li, Baoqin Chen, Yi-Tao Long, Yueqiang Wang and Yongshu Xie*, Modulation of energy levels by donors groups: an effective approach for optimizing the efficiency of Zinc-porphyrin based solar cells, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 7434–7444.

16.  Shangjun Chen, Yuheng Yang, Yue Wu, He Tian and Weihong Zhu*, Multi-Addressable Photochromic Terarylene Containing Benzo[b]thiophene-1,1-dioxide Unit as Ethene Bridge: Multifunctional Molecular Logic Gates on Unimolecular Platform, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 5486–5494.

17. Xinyu Lu, Zhiqian Guo, Mingxiang Feng, Weihong Zhu*, Sensing performance enhancement via acetate-mediated N-acylation of thiourea derivatives: A novel fluorescent turn-on Hg2+ chemodosimeter, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2012, 4, 3657−3662.

18.  Wenqin Li, Yongzhen Wu, Qiong Zhang, He Tian, and Weihong Zhu*, D-A-π-A Featured Sensitizers Bearing Phthalimide and Ben-zotriazole as Auxiliary Acceptor: Effect on Absorption and Charge Recombination Dynamics in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces,2012, 4, 1822−1830.

19.  Yongzhen Wu, Xi Zhang, Wenqin Li, Zhong-Sheng Wang*, He Tian and Weihong Zhu*, Hexylthiophene Featured D-A-π-A Structural Indoline Chromophores for Coadsorbent-Free and Panchromatic Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Advanced Energy Materials, 2012, 2, 149–156.

20.  Ha Na Kim, Zhiqian Guo, Weihong Zhu, Juyoung Yoon*, and He Tian*, Recent progress on polymer-based fluorescent and colorimetric chemosensors, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011, 40, 79–93.

21.  Wenqin Li, Yongzhen Wu, Xin Li, Yongshu Xie, Weihong Zhu*, Absorption and photovoltaic properties of organic solar cell sensitizers containing fluorene unit as conjunction bridge, Energy & Environmental Science, 2011, 4, 1830–1837.

22.  Yan Cui, Yongzhen Wu, Xuefeng Lu, Xi Zhang, Gang Zhou*, Fohn B. Miapeh, Weihong Zhu*, and Zhong-Sheng Wang*, Incorporating Benzotriazole Moiety to Construct D-A-π-A Organic Sensitizers for Solar Cells: Significant Enhancement of Open-Circuit Photovoltage with Long Alkyl Group, Chem. Mater.,2011, 23, 4394–4401.

23.  Liangjun Shen, Xinyu Lu, He Tian, Weihong Zhu*, A Long Wavelength Fluorescent Hydrophilic Copolymer Based on Naphthalenediimide as pH Sensor with Broad Linear Response Range, Macromolecules, 2011, 44, 5612–5618.

24.  Liwen Song, Yuheng Yang, Qiong Zhang, He Tian, Weihong Zhu*, Synthesis and Photochromism of Naphthopyrans Bearing Naphthalimide Chromophore: Predominant Thermal Reversibility in Color-fading and Fluorescence Switch, J. Phys. Chem. B,2011, 115, 14648–14658.

25.  Xinyu Lu, Zhiqian Guo, Chunyu Sun, He Tian and Weihong Zhu*, Helical Assembly Induced by Hydrogen-Bonding from Chiral Carboxylic Acid Based on Perylene Bisimides, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2011, 115, 10871–10876.

26.  Zhiqian Guo, Weihong Zhu*, Mingming Zhu, Xumeng Wu and He Tian*, NIR cell-permeable Hg2+-selective ratiometric fluorescent chemodosimeters and fast indicator paper for MeHg+ based on tricarbocyanines, Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 14424–14432.

27. Xinyu Lu, Weihong Zhu*, Yongshu Xie, Xin Li, Yuan Gao, Fuyou Li, He Tian*, Near-infrared core-substituted naphthalenediimide fluorescent chemosensors for zinc ions: ligand effect on PET and ICT channels, Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 8355–8364.

28.  Weihong Zhu*, Xianle Meng, Yuheng Yang, Qiong Zhang, Yongshu Xie, and He Tian*, Bisthienylethenes containing benzothiadiazole unit as bridge: photochromic performance dependent upon substitution position, Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 899–906.

29. Zhiqian Guo, Weihong Zhu*, He Tian*, Hydrophilic Copolymer Bearing Dicyanomethylene-4H-pyran moiety as fluorescent film sensor for Cu2+ and pyrophosphate anion, Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 739–744.

30. Bo Liu, Weihong Zhu*, Qiong Zhang, Wenjun Wu, Min Xu, Zhijun Ning, Yongshu Xie and He Tian* , Conveniently synthesized isophorone dyes for high efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells: tuning photovoltaic performance by structural modification of donor group in donor-π-Acceptor system, Chem. Comm., 2009,46,1766–1768.

31. Zhiqian Guo, Weihong Zhu*, Yuyan Xiong and He Tian*, Multiple logic fluorescent thermometer system based on N-isopropyl methacrylamide copolymer bearing dicyanomethylene-4H-pyran moiety, Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 1448–1453.

32.  Xiaomei Huang, Zhiqian Guo, Weihong Zhu*, Yongshu Xie and He Tian*, A colorimetric and fluorescent turn-on sensor for pyrophosphate ions based on dicyanomethylene-4H-chromene framework, Chem. Commun., 2008, (41), 5143–5145.

33.  Zhiqian Guo, Ping Zhao, Weihong Zhu*, Xiaomei Huang, Yongshu Xie and He Tian*, Intramolecular charge-transfer process based on dicyanomethylene-4H-pyran derivative: an integrated operation of half-subtractor and comparator, J. Phys. Chem. C,2008,112, 7047–7053.

34.  Xianle Meng, Weihong Zhu*, Qiong Zhang, Yanli Feng, Wenjuan Tan, and He Tian*, Novel bisthienylethenes containing naphthalimide as center ethene bridge: photochromism and solvatochromism for combined NOR and INHIBIT logic gates, J. Phys. Chem. B,2008, 112, 15636–15645.

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