Papers and patents

Publications from St Andrews PhD studies


Z. Ke, L. E. Jamieson, D. W. Dawson, S. E. Ashbrook, M. Bühl, Solid State Nucl. Magn. Res., 2019, 101, 31-37

H. Guo, D. M. Miles-Barrett, B. Zhang, A. Wang, T. Zhang, N. J. Westwood and C. Li, Green Chem., 2019, 21, 803–811.



Z. X. Xu, P. Zhang, J. L. Chen, W. B. Yue, W. Z. Zhou, Growth and growth mechanism of oxide nanocrystals on electrochemically exfoliated graphene for lithium storage, Energy Storage Materials, (2018) in press.

S. Gao, Y. Ge, A. F. Bent, U. Schwarz-Linek, J. H. Naismith, Biochemistry 2018, acs.biochem.8b00835.

H. Guo, D. M. Miles-Barrett, A. R. Neal, T. Zhang, C. Li, N. J. Westwood, Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 702–711.

R. Liu, E. Morris, X. Cheng, E. Amigues, K. Lau, B. Kim, Y. Liu, Z. Ke, S. E. Ashbrook, M. Bühl, G. Dawson, ChemistrySelect2018, 3, 8338–8343.

K. Yu, Y. Q. Liu, D. Lei, Y. Z. Jiang, Y. B. Wang, Y. J. Feng, L.-L. Lou, S. X. Liu, W. Z. Zhou, M3+O(-Mn4+)2 clusters in doped MnOx catalysts as promoted active sites for the aerobic oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural. Catal. Sci. Technol., 8, 2299-2303 (2018).

K. Yu, D. Lei, Y. J. Feng, H. C. Yu, Y. Chang, Y. B. Wang, Y. Q. Liu, G.-C. Wang, L.-L. Lou, S. X. Liu, W. Z. Zhou, The role of Bi-doping in promoting electron transfer and catalytic performance of Pt/3DOM-Ce1-xBixO2-δ. J. Catal. 365, 292-302 (2018).

L.-L. Lou, H. X. Qu, W. J. Yu, B. Wang, L. Z. Ouyang, S. X. Liu, W. Z. Zhou, Covalently immobilized lipase on a thermoresponsive polymer with an upper critical solution temperature as an efficient and recyclable asymmetric catalyst in aqueous media. ChemCatChem, 10, 1166-1172 (2018).

S. Kumar, A. Jena, Y. C. Hu, C. L. Liang, W. Z. Zhou, T. F. Hung, W. S. Chang, H. Chang, R.-S. Liu, Cobalt diselenide nanorods grafted on graphitic carbon nitride: A synergistic catalyst for oxygen reactions in rechargeable Li-O2 batteries. ChemElectroChem5, 29–35 (2018).

Rajamalli, D. Chen, E. Zysman-Colman. Sulfone Derived Deep-Blue Emitter for OLEDs.

A. K. Pal, C. Li, G. S. Hanan, E. Zysman-Colman. Blue‐Emissive Cobalt(III) Complexes and Their Use in the Photocatalytic Trifluoromethylation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Angew. Chemie-Int. Ed., 57, 8027–8031 (2018).



S. T. Wu, C.-Y. Chiang, W. Z. Zhou, Formation mechanism of CaCO3 spherulites in myostracum layer of limpet shells, Crystals7(10), 319 (2017).

M. Dawson, Z. Ke, F. M. Mack, R. A. Doyle, G. P. M. Bignami, I. A. Smellie, M. Bühl, S. E. Ashbrook, Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 10512–10515.

Xuan Feng, Nawaf Al Maharik, Axel Bartholomé, Jeffrey E. Janso, Usa Reilly and David O’Hagan, Org. Biol. Chem., 2017, 15, 8006–8008

J. L. Chen, S. Macfarlane, C. X. Zhang, K. Yu, W. Z. Zhou, Chemistry of hydrolysis of FeCl3 in the presence of phosphate to form hematite nanotubes and nanorings. Cryst. Growth Des. 17, 5975-5983 (2017).

Y. Chang, K. Yu, C. X. Zhang, Z. Q. Yang, Y. J. Feng, H. Hao, Y. Z. Jiang, L.-L. Lou, W. Z. Zhou, S. X. Liu, Ternary CdS/Au/3DOM-SrTiO3 composites with synergistic enhancement for hydrogen production from visible-light photocatalytic water splitting, Appl. Catal. B- Environ. 215, 74–84 (2017).

C. L. Liang, F. X. Wang, W. J. Fan, W. Z. Zhou, Y. X. Tong, Transmission electron microscopy analysis of some transition metal compounds for energy storage and conversion. TrAC Trends in Anal. Chem. 90, 62–79 (2017).

X. J. Zhang, M.-H. Fang, Y.-T. Tsai, A. Lazarowska, S. Mahlik, T. Lesniewski, M. Grinberg, W. K. Pang, F. J. Pan, C. L. Liang, W. Z. Zhou, J. Wang, J.-F. Lee, B.-M. Cheng, T.-L. Hung, Y.-Y. Chen, R.-S. Liu, Controlling of structural ordering and rigidity of β-SiAlON:Eu through chemical cosubstitution to approach narrow-band-emission for light-emitting diodes application. Chem. Mater. 29, 6781-6792 (2017)

Yao, L. Clark, M. Xia, T. Li, S. L. Lee, and P. Lightfoot, Diverse Family of Layered Frustrated Magnets with Tailorable Interlayer Interactions, Chem. Mater. 29, 6616-6620 (2017)



Zeguo Fang, Nawaf Al-Muharik,  Alexandra M. Z. Slawin,  Michael Bühl, David O’Hagan, Chem Commun, 2016, 52, 5116 – 5119.

J. L. Leaño, Jr, S.-Y. Lin, A. Lazarowska, S. Mahlik, M. Grinberg, C. L. Liang, W. Z.  Zhou, M. S. Molokeev, V. Atuchin, Y.-T. Tsai, C. C. Lin, H.-S. Sheu, R.-S. Liu, Green light-excitable Ce-doped Nitridomagnesoaluminate Sr[Mg2Al2N4] Phosphor for White Light-emitting Diodes. Chem. Mater. 28, 6822–6825 (2016).


Other publications in the PhD period

Zhang, Xiaotong, Yafei Jiang, Qiuyun Mao, Hongwei Tan, Xichen Li, Guangju Chen, and Zongchao Jia. “Distal Proton Shuttle Mechanism of Ribosome Catalysed Peptide Bond Formation—A Theoretical Study.” Molecules 22, no. 4 (2017): 571.

Jiang, Yafei, Xiaotong Zhang, Qiuyun Mao, Hongwei Tan, Xichen Li, Guangju Chen, and Zongchao Jia. “A theoretical study on oxidative cleavage of olefins to carbonyls catalysed by Fe (III)-PyBisulidine.” Dalton Transactions 46, no. 12 (2017): 3825-3832.

Z. Ke, Y. Cheng, S. Yang, F. Li, L. Ding, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2017,42, 11461–11468.

Guo H, Wang M, Zhao L, et al. The effect of Co and N of porous carbon-based materials fabricated via sacrificial templates MOFs on improving DA and UA electrochemical detection[J]. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2018, 263: 21-27.

Guo H, Wang M, Liu J, et al. Facile synthesis of nanoscale high porosity IR-MOFs for low-k dielectrics thin films[J]. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2016, 221: 40-47.

Wang M, Jiang X, Liu J, et al. Highly sensitive H2O2 sensor based on Co3O4 hollow sphere prepared via a template-free method[J]. Electrochimica Acta, 2015, 182: 613-620.