Name:ZHANG Wenhua
Title:Associate Professor
College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Soochow University
Suzhou 215123, P. R. China
Tel: 86-512-65883615
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Professional Appointments
Feb. 2014 – Present Associate Professor, Soochow University
April 2014 – Mar. 2016 Visiting Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR
May 2011 – Feb. 2014 Scientist I, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR
Mar. 2012 – Sept. 2013 Technology for Enterprise Capability Upgrading (T-Up) with Asia Polyurethane (APU)
July 2008 – May 2011 Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore (Advisers: T. S. Andy Hor and David J. Young)
June 2008 Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, Soochow University
Supervisor: Prof. Jian-Ping Lang
Thesis Title: Supramolecular Design and Construction based on the Structural Orientations of Preformed Mo/Cu/S clusters.
June 2003 Undergraduate in Chemistry, Soochow University
Selected Publications
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1.Zi-Xuan Zhang, Ni-Ni Ding, Wen-Hua Zhang*, Jin-Xiang Chen*, David J. Young*, T. S. Andy Hor*, Stitching 2D Polymeric Layers into Flexible Interpenetrated Metal-Organic Frameworks within Single Crystals, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 4628−4632.
2.Wen-Hua Zhang*, David J. Young*, Naturally efficient emitters: luminescent organometallic complexes derived from natural products, J. Mol. Eng. Mater., 2013, 1, 1330003.1−1330003.14.
3.Shao-Xiong Luo, Lu Wei, Xin-Hai Zhang, Min Hwee Lim, K. X. Vivian Lin, M. H. Valerie Yeo, Wen-Hua Zhang*, Zhi-Pan Liu*, David J. Young*, T. S. Andy Hor*, Enhanced emission and analyte sensing by cinchonine Iridium(III) cyclometallated complexes bearing bent diphosphinechelators, Organometallics, 2013, 32, 2908−2917.
4.Wen-Hua Zhang, Xin-Hai Zhang, Ai -Ling Tan, M. Anna Yong, David J. Young*, T. S. Andy Hor*, Soluble phosphorescent Iridium(III) complexes from Cinchonine derived ligands, Organometallics, 2012, 31, 553−559.
5.Wen-Hua Zhang, Sheau Wei Chien, Tzi-Sum Andy Hor*, Recent advances in hybrid ligand supported metal catalysts, Coord. Chem. Rev., 2011, 255, 1991−2024.
6.Wen-Hua Zhang, Jian-Jin Hu, David J. Young, Tzi-Sum Andy Hor*, Phosphorescent emitters from natural products: Cinchonine derived Iridium(III) complexes, Organometallics, 2011, 30, 2137−2143.
7.Wen-Hua Zhang, NorlelaBinteSulaiman, Pei Xiong Shaun Tio, Tzi-Sum Andy Hor*, Nuclearity Growth Towards Ni(II) Cubane in Self-Assembly with 2-Hydroxymethyl Pyridine (hmpH) and 5-Ethoxycarbonyl-2-hydroxymethyl Pyridine (5-ehmpH), CrystEngComm., 2011, 13, 2915–2922.
8.Wen-Hua Zhang, Tzi-Sum Andy Hor*, Complexation of 1,1’-bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene dioxide (dppfO2) with 3d metals and revisit of its coordination to Pd(II), Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 10725−10730.
9.Wen-Hua Zhang, Dong Liu, Hong-Xi Li, Zhi-Gang Ren, Yong Zhang, Jian-Ping Lang*, How does a non-C3-symmetry guest molecule fit into a C3-symmetry host cavity?, Cryst. Growth Des.,2010, 10, 3–6.
10. Jian-Ping Lang*, Wen-Hua Zhang, Hong-Xi Li, Zhi-Gang Ren, Cluster-based supramolecular compounds from Mo(W)/Cu/S cluster precursors, In Design and construction of coordination polymer; Mao-Chun Hong, Ling Chen Ed.; Wiley & Sons, 2009, P267–P306.
11. Wen-Hua Zhang, Ying-Lin Song, Yong Zhang, Jian-Ping Lang*, From a binuclear cluster to cluster-supported supramolecular compounds: design, assembly and enhanced third-order NLO performances of {[Et4N]2[MoOS3Cu2(μ-CN)]2∙2aniline}∞ and {[Et4N]4[MoOS3Cu3CN (μ'-CN)]2(μ-CN)2}, Cryst. Growth Des.,2008, 8, 253–258.
12. Wen-Hua Zhang, Jian-Ping Lang*, Yong Zhang, Brendan F. Abrahams, Stepwise guest exchange in a cluster-supported three dimensional host, Cryst. Growth Des.,2008, 8, 399–401.
13. Wen-Hua Zhang, Ying-Lin Song, Zhen-Hong Wei, Ling-Ling Li, Yu-Jian Huang, Yong Zhang, and Jian-Ping Lang*, Assembly of [(η5-C5Me5)MoS3Cu3]-supported one-dimensional chains with single, double, triple and quadruple strands, Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 5332–5346.
14. Wen-Hua Zhang, Ying-Lin Song, Zhi-Gang Ren, Hong-Xi Li, Ling-Ling Li, Yong Zhang, Jian-Ping Lang*, Construction of [(h5-C5Me5)MoS3Cu3]-based supramolecular assemblies from the [(η5-C5Me5)MoS3(CuNCS)3]- cluster anion and multitopic ligands with different symmetries, Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46, 6647–6660.
Oral Presentations
41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry, July 21−25, 2014, Singapore.
4th Molecular Materials Meeting (M3), Singapore, January 14, 2014.
3rd IMRE-LAM Bilateral Workshop on Advanced Materials, Fudan University, China, Oct 2013.
Soochow University, Suzhou, China, October 12, 2013.
Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei, September 21, 2013.
15th Asian Chemical Congress (15th ACC), Singapore, August 22, 2013.
IMRE-NTU Joint Workshop on ‘New Chemistry & Materials’, Singapore, May 10, 2013.
3rd Molecular Materials Meeting (3rd M3), Singapore, January 15, 2013.
6th National Symposium on Structural Chemistry (6th NSSC), Suzhou, China, October 25, 2012.
China–Singapore Young Chemist Forum, Chendu, China, April 14, 2012.
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