Xiang Ma

Xiang MA


National Science Fund for Excellent Youth Scholars of China
Deputy Director of Institute of Fine Chemicals

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Office: Room 306, Researching Building 13
Office Phone: +86 21 642 52288
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  2008.04 Ph.D. Applied Chemistry, East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, P. R. China (Advisor: Prof. He TIAN)
  2003.07 B.S. Chemical Engineering & Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin, P. R. China

Research Interests
  Supramolecular Chemistry, Molecular Machines & Switches, Photochromic Materials
  Organic Electronic and Optical Functional Dyes and Polymer Materials

Professional Experience
2017-now  National Science Fund for Excellent Youth Scholars of China
2017           Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA
2017-now  Executive Editor of Dyes and Pigments (SCI, IF=3.7)
2016-now  Appointed Full professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, China
2008-2016  Lecturer & Associate Professor of the Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, China

Publication (around 80 papers, more than 3000 citations, H-Index over 30)

Book Chapter: 

Fan Gu and Xiang Ma*. Photo-Responsive Supramolecular Polymers Based on Host-Guest Interactions. Handbook of Macrocyclic Supramolecular Assembly | Photoresponsive Supramolecular Assembly with Biological Function. 2019.Edited by Yu Liu, Yong Chen and Heng-Yi Zhang.

Xiang Ma and He Tian. “Self-Assembled Links: Rotaxanes”. Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials. Edited by Philip A. Gale and Jonathan W. Steed, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2012. ISBN-10: 0470746408.

Selected Recent Journal Papers:

1.Xiang Ma*, Jie Wang and He Tian*. Assembling-Induced Emission: An Efficient Approach for Amorphous Metal-Free Organic Emitting Materials with Room-Temperature Phosphorescence. Acc. Chem. Res., 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00620.

2.Xiang Ma and He Tian*. Stimuli-responsive supramolecular polymers in aqueous solution. Acc. Chem. Res., 2014, 47, 1971–1981.

3.Dengfeng Li, Feifei Lu, Jie Wang, Wende Hu, Xiao-Ming Cao, Xiang Ma* and He Tian. Amorphous Metal-Free Room-Temperature Phosphorescent Small Molecules with Multicolor Photoluminescence via a Host-Guest and Dual-Emission Strategy. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 1916-1923.

4.Xiang Ma*, Chao Xu, Jie Wang and He Tian*. Heavy-Atom-Free Amorphous Pure Organic Polymers with Efficient Room-Temperature Phosphorescence Emission. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 10854-10858.

5.Qi-Wei Zhang, Dengfeng Li, Xin Li, Paul White, Jasmin Mecinovic, Xiang Ma*, Hans Ågren, Roeland Nolte, He Tian*. Multicolor Photoluminescence Including White-Light Emission by a Single Host-Guest Complex. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2016, 138, 13541-13550.

6.Hui Chen, Xiang Ma*, Shuaifan Wu and He Tian*. A rapid self-healing supramolecular polymer hydrogel with photo-stimulating room temperature phosphorescence (RTP) responsiveness. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2014, 53, 14149-14152.

7.Dengfeng Li, Wende Hu, Jie Wang, Qiwei Zhang, Xiao-Ming Cao, Xiang Ma* and He Tian. White-Light Emission from a Single Organic Compound with Unique Self-Folded Conformation and Multistimuli Responsiveness. Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 5709-5715.

8.Xiang Ma*, Jing Zhang, Jingjing Cao, Xuyang Yao, Tiantian Cao, Yifan Gong, Chunchang Zhao and He Tian. A room temperature phosphorescence encoding [2]rotaxane molecular shuttle. Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 4582-4588.

9.Dengfeng Li, Jie Wang,Xiang Ma*. White-light emitting materials constructed from supramolecular approaches. Adv. Opt. Mater.2018, 6, 1800273.

10.Jie Wang, Xuyang Yao, Yang Liu, Haitao Zhou, Wei Chen, Guangchen Sun, Jianhua Su, Xiang Ma* and He Tian. Tunable Photoluminescence Including White-light Emission based on Non-covalent Interaction-locked N,N′-Disubstituted Dihydrodibenzo[a,c]phenazines. Adv. Opt. Mater.2018, 6, 1800074.

11.Xuyang Yao, Teng Li, Jie Wang, Xiang Ma* and He Tian. Recent Progress on Photoswitchable Supramolecular Self-assembling Systems. Adv. Opt. Mater.2016, 4, 1322-1349. 

12.Hui Chen, Xuyang Yao, Xiang Ma* and He Tian.* Amorphous Efficient Room Temperature Phosphorescent Metal-free Polymers and Applications as Encryption Ink. Adv. Opt. Mater.2016, 4, 1397-1401. 

13.Teng Li, Xin Li, Jie Wang, Hans Ågren, Xiang Ma*and He Tian. Photo-responsive supramolecular assemblies based on a C3-symmetric benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide anchored diarylethene. Adv. Opt. Mater., 2016, 4, 840-847.

14.Huan Wang, Ying Liu, Chao Xu, Xi Wang, Guo-Rong Chen, Tony D. James, Yi Zang*, Jia Li*, Xiang Ma* and Xiao-Peng He*. Supramolecular glyco-poly-cyclodextrin functionalized 2D probe for targeted stimulus-responsive bioimaging. Chem. Commun.2018, 54, 4037-4040.

15.Liangwei Ma, Sheng Wang,* Chengpeng Li, Derong Cao*, Teng Li, Xiang Ma*. Photo-controlled fluorescence on/off switching of a pseudo[3]rotaxane between an AIE-active pillar[5]arene host and a photochromic bithienylethene guest. Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 2405-2408.

16.Jie Wu, Yun Xu, Dengfeng Li, Xiang Ma* and He Tian. End-to-end assembly and disassembly of gold nanorods based on photo-responsive host-guest interaction. Chem. Commun.2017, 53, 4577-4580.

17.Fan Gu, Chengjie Zhang and Xiang Ma*. Photo-Modulating Multicolor Photoluminescence Including White-Light Emission from a Photochromic Copolymer. Macromol. Rapid. Comm.2019, 40, 1800751.

18.Xi Wang, Yun Xu, Xiang Ma*, and He Tian*. Multicolor photoluminescence of a hybrid film via dual-emitting strategy of inorganic fluorescent Au nanocluster and organic room-temperature phosphorescent copolymer. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57, 2866-2872.

19.Ting Zhang, Hui Chen, Xiang Ma* and He Tian. Amorphous 2-Bromocarbazole Copolymers with Efficient Room Temperature Phosphorescent Emission and Applications as Encryption Ink. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56, 3123-3128.

20.Yifan Gong, Hui Chen, Xiang Ma* and He Tian. A Cucurbit[7]uril Based Molecular Shuttle Encoded by Visible Room Temperature Phosphorescence Addresses. ChemPhysChem, 2016, 17, 1934-1938.

21.Xuyang Yao, Xi Wang, Tao Jiang, Xiang Ma* and He Tian. Bis-p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene-based supramolecular amphiphiles with an emergent lower critical solution temperature behaviour in aqueous solution and hydrogel. Langmuir, 2015, 31, 13647-13654.

22.Lin Chen, Hui Chen, Xuyang Yao, Xiang Ma* and He Tian. A hybrid supramolecular polymeric hydrogel with rapidly self-healing property. Chem. Asian. J., 2015, 10, 2352-2355.

23.Xuyang Yao, Teng Li, Sheng Wang, Xiang Ma* and He Tian. A photochromic supramolecular polymer based on bis-p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene recognition in aqueous solution. Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 7166-7168.

24.Xuyang Yao, Xiang Ma* and He Tian. Aggregation-Induced Emission Encoding Supramolecular Polymer Based on Controllable Sulfonatocalixarene Recognition in Aqueous Solution. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 2, 5155-5160.

25.Jingjing Cao, Xiang Ma*, Mingri Min, Tiantian Cao, Shuaifan Wu, and He Tian.  INHIBIT logic operations based on light-driven β-cyclodextrin pseudo[1]rotaxane with room temperature phosphorescence addresses. Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 3224-3226.

26.Qiwei Zhang, Yuyang Yao, Da-Hui Qu and Xiang Ma*. Multistate self-assembled micro-morphology transitions controlled by host-guest interactions. Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 1567-1569.

27.Ruyi Sun, Chenmin Xue, Xiang Ma, Min Gao, He Tian*, Quan Li*. Light-Driven Linear Helical Supramolecular Polymer Formated by Molecular-Recognition-Directed Self-assembly of Bis-p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene and Pseudorotaxane. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 5990-5993.

28.Qu, Da-Hui; Wang, Qiaochun; Zhang, Qi-Wei; Ma, Xiang; Tian, He. Photoresponsive Host-Guest Functional Systems. Chem. Rev., 2015, 115, 7543-7588.

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