1、 Rational synthesis of metal clusters with anionic templates



Role of Anions Associated with the Formation and Properties of Silver Clusters, Acc. Chem. Res. 2015, 48,1570-1579.

An organic anion template: a 24-nucleus silver cluster encapsulating a squarate dimer, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 9896-9898.

Giant Silver Alkynyl Cage with Sixty Silver(I) Ions Clustering around Polyoxometalate Templates, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 1765.

High-nuclearity silver clusters templated by carbonates generated from atmospheric carbon dioxide fixation, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 3422.

2、Cluster-based molecular luminescent materials


Luminescent properties of clusters and their applications in cell imaging

Novel molecular structure and structure-activity relationship

Post-synthesis for chiral detection and construction of the three-dimensional metal organic framework

Special reactivity





Full Protection of Intensely Luminescent Gold(I)–Silver(I) Cluster by PhosphineLigands and Inorganic Anions. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 7117–7120 .

Intensely Luminescent Gold(I)-Silver(I) Cluster with Hypercoordinated Carbon, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 16634.

A phosphorescent silver(I)–gold (I) cluster complex that specifically lights up the nucleolus of living cells with FLIM imaging, Biomaterials, 2013, 34, 4284-4295.

Highly Active Gold(I)-Silver(I) Oxo Cluster Activating sp3 C-H Bonds of Methyl Ketones under Mild Conditions, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 5520-5525.

Cluster Linker Approach: Preparation of a Luminescent Porous Framework with NbO Topology by Linking Silver Ions with Gold(I) Clusters, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 12771-12775.

Postclustering Covalent Modification for Chirality Control and Chiral Sensing, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 16184.

Geminal Tetraauration of Acetonitrile: Hemilabile Phosphine-Stabilized Au8Ag4 Cluster Compounds, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 6435.

3、Coinage metal nanoclusters


Phosphate ligand-protected coinage metal nanoclusters

Alkynyl ligand-protected coinage metal nanoclusters

Catalytic properties of nanoclusters: ligand effect

Fluorescence properties of nanoclusters





Homoleptic Alkynyl-Protected Gold Nanoclusters: Au44(PhC≡C)28 and Au36(PhC≡C)24, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 11494-11497.

Atomically Precise Bimetallic Au19Cu30 Nanocluster with an Icosidodecahedral Cu30 Shell and an Alkynyl-Cu Interface, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 9451-9454.

Thiacalix[4]arene : New Protection for Metal Nanoclusters, Sci. Adv. 2016; 2 : e1600323.

Chloride-Promoted Formation of a Bimetallic Nanocluster Au80Ag30 and the Total Structure Determination, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 7848-7851.

Atomically Precise Alkynyl-Protected Metal Nanoclusters as a Model Catalyst: Observation of Promoting Effect of Surface Ligands on Catalysis by Metal Nanoparticles, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 3278-3281.

Ligand effects in catalysis by atomically precise gold nanoclusters, Sci. Adv. 2017;3: e1701823.

Chiral Gold Nanocluster Au20 Protected by Tetradentate Phosphines, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 126, 2967 – 2970.