Dr. Jiangfei Xu 


Tel: 86-10-62792770 

E-mail: xujf@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn




Dr. Xu received his Bachelor’s degree from Beijing Normal University in 2009. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2014. After 2-year’s postdoctoral research at Prof. Xi Zhang’s group, Dr. Xu became an assistant professor at Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University in 2016. His research interests focus on the fabrication of photo-responsive supramolecular assemblies, new methods for controllable supramolecular polymerization, and functional supramolecular polymers.


Selected publications:


1.    Y. Jiao, W.-L. Li, J.-F. Xu, G. Wang, J. Li, Z. Wang, X. Zhang, A supramolecularly activated radical cation for accelerated catalytic oxidation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 8933.

2.    X. Liu, J.-F. Xu, Z. Wang, X. Zhang, Photo-responsive supramolecular polymers synthesized by olefin metathesis polymerization from supramonomers, Polym. Chem. 2016, 7, 2333.

3.    J.-F. Xu, Z. Huang, L. Chen, B. Qin, Q. Song, Z. Wang, X. Zhang, Supramolecular polymerization controlled by reversible conformational modulation, ACS Macro Lett. 2015, 4, 1410.

4.    J.-F. Xu, L. Chen, X. Zhang, How to make weak noncovalent interactions stronger, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 11938.

5.    Y. Wang, J.-F. Xu, Y.-Z. Chen, L.-Y. Niu, L.-Z. Wu, C.-H. Tung, Q.-Z. Yang, Photoresponsive supramolecular self-assembly of monofunctionalized pillar[5]arene based on stiff stilbene, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 7001.

6.    X. Yan, J.-F. Xu, T. R. Cook, F. Huang, Q.-Z. Yang, C.-H. Tung, P. J. Stang, Photoinduced transformations of stiff-stilbene-based discrete metallacycles to metallosupramolecular polymers, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2014, 111, 8717.

7.    J.-F. Xu, L.-Y. Niu, Y.-Z. Chen, L.-Z. Wu, C.-H. Tung, Q.-Z. Yang, Hydrogen bonding directed self-assembly of small-molecule amphiphiles in water, Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 4016.

8.    J.-F. Xu, Y.-Z. Chen, L.-Z. Wu, C.-H. Tung, Q.-Z. Yang, Synthesis of a photoresponsive cryptand and its complexations with paraquat and 2,7-diazapyrenium, Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 684.

9.    J.-F. Xu, Y.-Z. Chen, L.-Z. Wu, C.-H. Tung, Q.-Z. Yang, Dynamic covalent bond based on reversible photo [4+4] cycloaddition of anthracene for construction of double-dynamic polymers, Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 6148.

10. J.-F. Xu, Y.-Z. Chen, D. Wu, L.-Z. Wu, C.-H. Tung, Q.-Z. Yang, Photoresponsive hydrogen-bonded supramolecular polymers based on a stiff stilbene unit, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 9738.