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2017

Mei, S.; Qi, H.; Zhou, T.; Li, C. Y.* Precisely Assembled Cyclic Gold Nanoparticle Frames by 2D Polymer Single-Crystal Templating, Angew. Chem. Inter. Ed.  2017, 56, 1.

 

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Pan, Q. W.*; Barbash, D.; Smith, D. M.; Qi, H.; Gleeson, S. E.; Li, C. Y.* Correlating Electrode–Electrolyte Interface and Battery Performance in Hybrid Solid Polymer Electrolyte-Based Lithium Metal Batteries, Adv. Energy Mater. 2017, 1701231.

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Zhu, T. T.; Zhang, X. Y.; Li, Z. K.; Hsu, C. H.; Chen, W.; Miyoshi, T.; Li, X. H.; Yang, X. M.; Tu, Y. F.*; Li, C. Y. Controlling the enthalpy-entropy competition in supramolecular fullerene liquid crystals by tuning the flexible chain length, Chem. Comm. 2017, 53, 8336-8339.

 

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Cai, Y.C.; Zheng, M. Q.; Zhu, Y. L.; Chen, X. F.;* Li. C. Y. Tunable Supramolecular Hexagonal Columnar Structures of Hydrogen-Bonded Copolymers Containing Two Different Sized Dendritic Side Chains, ACS Macro. Lett. 2017, 4, 479-484.

 

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Henn, D. M.; Lau C. M.; Li, C. Y.; Zhao, B.* Light-triggered unfolding of single linear molecular bottlebrushes from compact globular to wormlike nano-objects in water, Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 8, 2702-2712.

 

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Chen, X.; Gleeson, S. E.; Yu, T.; Khan, N.; Yucha, R. W.; Marcolongo, M.;* Li, C. Y.* Hierarchically ordered polymer nanofiber shish kebabs as a bone scaffold material, J. Bio. Med. Res. A., 2017, 105, 1786-1798.

 

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Henn, D. M.; Fu, W. X.; Mei, S.; Li, C. Y.; Zhao, B.* Temperature-Induced Shape Changing of Thermosensitive Binary Heterografted Linear Molecular Brushes between Extended Wormlike and Stable Globular Conformations, Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 1645-1656.

 

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2016

 

Huang, Z. Y.; Wang, S. J.; Sankalp, K.; Pan, Q. W., Barsoum, M. W.; Li, C.Y.* Structure and Crystallization Behavior of Poly(ethylene oxide)/Ti3C2Tx MXene Nanocomposites, Polymer, 2016, 102, 119-126.

 

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Gao L. F.; Chen, D. X.;  Li, X. H.; Yang, X. M.; Tu, Y. F;* Zhu, X. L.; Li, C. Y.  Quantitative Synthesis of Cyclic Polystyrenes and Their Property Difference to Linear Precursors, Polymer, 2016, 101, 379-387.

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Li, Z. Y.; Zhou, Y.; Qi, H.; Pan, Q. W.; Shi, N. N.; Lu, M.; Stein, A.; Li, C. Y.; Ramanathan, S.;* Yu, N. F.* Correlated Perovskites as a New Platform for Super Broadband Tunable Photonics. Adv. Mater. 2016, On-line, DOI:10.1002/adma.201601204. (Highlighted by Columbia, Drexel, Nanotechnology News, EurekAlert AAAS etc.)

 

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Nykaza, J. R.; Savage, A. M.; Pan, Q. W.; Wang, S. J.; Beyer, F. L.; Tang, M. H.; Li, C. Y.; Elabd, Y. A. * Polymerized Ionic Liquid Diblock Copolymer as Solid-State Electrolyte and Separator in Lithium-Ion Battery, Polymer,  2016, In Press.

 

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Qi, H.; Zhou, T.; Mei, S.; Chen, X.; Li, C. Y.* Responsive Shape Change of Sub-5nm Thin, Janus Polymer Nanoplates. ACS Macro Lett. 2016, 5, 651-655. DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00251

 

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Zhou T.; Qi, H., Han, L.; Barbash D.; Li, C. Y.* Towards Controlled Polymer Brushes via a Self-Assembly-Assisted-Grafting-To Approach, Nature Commun. 2016, 7, 11119. doi:10.1038/ncomms11119  News release: DrexelNanotechnology News;  EurekAlert AAAS; etc.

 

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Wang, W.; Qi, H.; Zhou, T.; Mei, S. Han, L.; Higuchi, T.; Jinnai, H.; Li, C.Y.* Highly Robust Crystalsom via Directed Polymer Crystallization at Curved Liquid/Liquid Interface, Nature. Commun. 2016, 7, 10599. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10599                      News release:     NSF;    NSF Science 360;   Science daily;  Phys.org;     Drexel;   Drexel COE;  Drexel MSE;    Kurzweilai;  Med gadget;   CE mag;  Bio tech weekly;   etc.

 

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Liu, M.; Sun, Y. Y.; Wang, T. P.; Ye, Z. R.; Zhang, H.; Dong, B.;* Li, C. Y.*  A Biodegradable, All Polymer Micromotor for Gas Sensing Applications, J. Mater. Chem. C. 2016, 4, 5945-5952. DOI: 10.1039/C6TC00971A

 

Graphical abstract: A biodegradable, all-polymer micromotor for gas sensing applications

 

 

 

 

2015

 

 

Chen, S.; Chen, D.X.; Lu, M.; Zhang, X. Y.; Yang, X. M.; Li, X. H.; Tu, Y. F.; and Li, C. Y. Incorporating Pendent Fullerenes with High Refractive Index Backbones: A Conjunction Effect Method for High Refractive Index Polymers, Macromolecules, 2015, 48 (23), pp 8480–8488. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01791

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Pan, Q. W.;* Smith, D. M.; Qi, H.; Wang, S. J.; Li, C. Y.* Highly Efficient Hybrid Electrolytes with Controlled Network Structures for Lithium-metal Batteries. Adv. Mater. 2015, 27,
5995–6001. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201502059

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Gao W. L.; Liu, M.; Liu, L. M.; Zhang, H.; Dong, B.;* Li, C. Y.* One-step fabrication of multifunctional micromotors , Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 13918-13923. DOI: 10.1039/C5NR03574K

 

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Cheng, S.; Smith, D. M.; Li, C. Y.* Anisotropic Ion Transport in a Poly (ethylene oxide)–LiClO4 Solid State Electrolyte Templated by Graphene Oxide. Macromolecules 2015, 48, 4503–4510. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00972

 

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Laird, E.D; Qi, H.; Li, C. Y.* Water nanocondensation on polymer single crystal-decorated buckypaper, Polymer 2015, 70, 271-277. DOI: 10.1016/ j.polymer.2015.06.019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zhang, H.; Liu, M.; Zhou, T.; Dong, B.;* Li, C. Y.* Stepwise assembly of cross-linked free-standing nanoparticle sheet with controllable shape, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 11033-11039. DOI: 10.1039/C5NR01890K.

 

Graphical abstract: Stepwise assembly of a cross-linked free-standing nanoparticle sheet with controllable shape

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheng, S.; Smith, D. M.; Pan, Q. W.; Wang, S. J.; Smith, D. M.; Li, C. Y.* Anisotropic ion transport in nanostructured solid polymer electrolytes, RSC Advance 2015, 5, 48793-48810. (Invited Review) DOI: 10.1039/C5RA05240H

 

 

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Liu, M.; Liu, L. M.; Gao W. L.; Su, M. D.; Ge, Y.; Shi, L. L; Zhang, H.; Dong, B.; Li, C. Y. Nanoparticle mediated micromotor motion , Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 4949-4955. DOI: 10.1039/C4NR07558G

 

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Wang, W.; Huang, Z. Y., Laird, E. D; Wang, S. J.; Li, C. Y.* Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Nanoring Induces Polymer Crystallization at Liquid/Liquid Interface, Polymer 2015, 59, 1-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2014.12.063

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

 

Li, C. Y.; Zhu, L.; Zhao, B. “Hairy Particles: Theory, Synthesis, Behavior, and Applications.” J. Polym. Sci. B. 2014, 52, 1581-1582. (Editorial) DOI: 10.1002/polb.23614

 

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Zhou, T.; Dong, B.; Qi, H.; Mei, S.; Li, C. Y.* Janus Hybrid Hairy Nanoparticle, 2014, J. Polym. Sci. B. Invited Review, 2014, 52, 1620-1640. (Invited Review) DOI: 10.1002/polb.23611

 

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Smith, D. M.; Cheng, S; Wang, W. D.; Bunning, T. J; Li, C. Y.* Polymer Electrolyte Membranes with Exceptional Conductivity Anisotropy via Holographic Polymerization, J. Pow. Sour., 2014, 271, 597-603. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.07.172

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qi, H.; Wang, W.; Li, C. Y.* Janus Polymer Single Crystal via Evaporative Crystallization, ACS Macro. Lett. 2014, 3, 675-678, DOI: 10.1021/mz5002806.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liu, M.; Liu, L. M.; Gao W. L.; Su, M. D.; Ge, Y.; Shi, L. L; Zhang, H.; Dong, B.; Li, C. Y. Enzymatically Degradable Self-Propelled Nanomotor Capable of Sensing, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 8601-8605 DOI: 10.1039/C4NR02593H.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheng, S.; Smith, D. M.; Li, C. Y.* How does Nanoscale Crystalline Morphology Affect Ion Transport in Solid Polymer Electrolytes? Macromolecules 2014, 47, 3978-3986, DOI: 10.1021/ma500734q.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yang, X.; Li, C. Y.; Sun, Y. From Multi-ring to Spider Web and Radial Spoke: Competition between Receding Contact Line and Particle Deposition in Drying Colloidal Drop, Soft Matter, 2014, 10, 4458-4463, DOI: 10.1039/C4SM00497C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zhou, T.; Dong, B.; Qi, H.; Lau, H. K.; Li, C. Y.* One-Step Formation of Responsive “Dumbbell” Nanoparticle Dimers via Quasi-two-Dimensional Polymer Single Crystals, Nanoscale, 2014,6, 4551-4554, DOI: 10.1039/C4NR00501E.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ahmad, I; Li, C. Y.; Hsuan, Y. G; Caincross, R. A. Mathematical Model Describing Antioxidant Depletion in Polyethylene-Clay Nanocomposites under Thermal Aging: Part I- Reaction Model, Polym. Degr. Stab. 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2014.09.002.

 

Reaction networks for (a) neat PE and (b) PE-clay nanocomposite. The thickness ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wang, W.; Li, C. Y.* Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Induced Orthogonal Growth of Polyethylene Single Crystals at a Curved Liquid/Liquid Interface, ACS Macro. Lett., 2014, 3, 175–179 DOI: 10.1021/mz5000027

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moon, E. J.;* Xie, Y. J.; Laird, E. D.; Keavney, D. J.; Li, C. Y.; May, S. J.* Fluorination of Epitaxial Oxides: Synthesis of Perovskite Oxyfluoride Thin Films; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, pp 2224–2227DOI: 10.1021/ja410954z

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smith, D. M.; Li, C. Y.* and Bunning T. J.* Light-directed mesoscale phase separation via holographic polymerization, J. Poly. Sci. Poly. Phys. Invited review,2014, 52, 232-250, DOI: 10.1002/polb.23413.

 

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2013

 

Laird, E.D; Bose, R. K.; Qi, H.; Lau, K. K. S.; Li, C. Y.* Electric Field-Induced, Reversible Lotus-to-Rose Transition in Nanohybrid Shish Kebab Paper with Hierarchical Roughness, ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 2013, 5, 12089–12098. DOI: 10.1021/am403925f

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hood, M. A.; Sands, J. M.; Beyer, F. L.; Li, C. Y.* Extraordinarily high plastic deformation in polyurethane/silica nanoparticle nanocomposites with low filler concentrations;Polymer, 2013, 54, 6510-6515. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2013.10.010

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chen, X.; Wang, W. D.; Cheng, S.; Dong, B.; Li, C. Y.* Mimicking Bone Nanostructure by Combining Block Copolymer Self-Assembly and 1D Crystal Nucleation; ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 8251-8257. DOI: 10.1021/nn403742f

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheng, S; Cairncross, R.; Hsuan, Y. G.*; Li, C. Y.* Clay orientation effect on the thermal stability of polyethylene–nanoclay nanocomposites, Polymer 2013, 54, 5016-5023. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2013.07.011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dong, B.; Zhou T.; Zhang, H.; Li, C. Y.* Directed Self-assembly of Nanoparticles for Nanomotors; ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 5192-5198. DOI: 10.1021/nn400925q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laird, E. D; Li, C. Y.* Structure and Morphology Control in Crystalline-Polymer/Carbon-Nanotube Composites; Macromolecules 2013. Invited perspective, 46, 2877-2891. DOI: 10.1021/ma400035j

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wang, D.; Pevzner, L.; Li, C.; Peneva, K.; Li, C. Y.; Chan, D. Y. C.; Mullen, K.; Mezger, M.; Koynov, K.*; Butt H. Layer with Reduced Viscosity at Water-Oil Interfaces Probed by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy; Physical Review E.2013, 87, 012403. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.87.012403

 

 

 

 

 

Laird, E.D; Ranjita K. Bose; Wang, W.; Kenneth K. S. Lau; Li, C. Y.* Carbon Nanotube-Directed Polytetrafluoroethylene Single Crystal Growth via Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition 2013, Macro. Rap. Commun. 34, 251−256. DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200678

 

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Li, C. Y.* and Bunning T. J. * Holographically patterned soft matter: light directed mesoscale phase separation; Curr. Opin. Chem. Engin. 2013, 2, 63-67. DOI: 10.1016/j.coche.2012.09.009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

Zhang, H.; Dong, B.; Zhou, T.; Li, C. Y.* Directed Self-assembly of Hetero-Nanoparticles Using Polymer Single Crystal Template;Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 7641-7645. DOI: 10.1039/C2NR32866F

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zhou T.; Wang, B. B.; Dong B.; Li, C. Y.* Amphiphilic Janus Silica Nanoparticles via Combining “Polymer Singe Crystal-Templating” and “Grafting-from” Methods Showing Thermo-responsive Properties; Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 8780−8789. DOI: 10.1021/ma3019987

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dong, B.; Wang, W.; Miller, D. L.; Li, C. Y.* Polymer-Single-Crystal@Nanoparticle Nanosandwich for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy; J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 15526–15529. DOI: 10.1039/c2jm33277a Supporting Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dong, B.; Wang, W.; Miller, D. L.; Li, C. Y.* Polymer Single Crystal as Magnetically Recoverable Support for Nanocatalysts; J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 1346-1350. DOI: 10.1021/jz300434c

 

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Laird, E. D. Wang, W.; Cheng, S.; Li, B., Presser, V.; Dyatkin, B.; Gogotsi, Y.; Li, C. Y.* Polymer single crystal-decorated superhydrophobic buckypaper with controlled surface and conductivity; ACS Nano 2012, 6, 1204-1213. DOI: 10.1021/nn203861s

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wang, W., Laird, E. D.; Li, B., Li L.; Li, C. Y.* Tuning periodicity of polymer-decorated carbon nanotubes; Sci. Chi. Chem. 2012, 55, 802-807. DOI: 10.1007/s11426-012-4502-4

 

 

 

Smith, D. M.; Dong, B; Marron, R. W.; Birnkrant, M. J.; Elabd, Y. A.; Natarajan, L. V.; Tondiglia, V. P.; Bunning, T. J.; Li, C. Y.* Tuning ion conducting pathways using holographic polymerization; Nano Lett. 2012, 12, 310-314. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl203599y

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheng, S.; Chen, X; Hsuan, Y. G; Li, C. Y.* Reduced graphene oxide-induced polyethylene crystallization in solution and nanocomposites; Macromolecules 2012, 45, 993-1000. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma2021453

 

 

 

 

 

Wang, W.; Laird, E. D.; Gogotsi, Y.; Li, C.Y.* Bending single-walled carbon nanotubes into nanorings using a Pickering emulsion-based process, Carbon 2012, 50, 1769-1775. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2011.12.024

 

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Wong, W. K.; Cheng, S; Li, C. Y.; Ahmad, I.; Cairncross, R.; Hsuan, Y. G.* Depletion Mechanism of Antioxidants in MDPE-Clay Nanocomposites, Part I – Heat Aging; Polym. Degr. Stab. 2012, 97, 192-199. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2011.10.010

 

2011

 

Wang, D.; Yordanov, S.; Paroor, H. M.; Mukhopadhyay. A.; Li. C. Y.; Butt, H. J; Koynov, K.* Probing Diffusion of single nanoparticles at water-oil interfaces; Small, 2011, 7, 24, 3502-3507. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201101823

 

 

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Liang, X.; Chen, X.; Li, C. Y.; Shen, Z.; Fan, X.; Zhou, Q. F.*, Synthesis and Characterization of a New Series of Mesogen-Jacketed Liquid Crystalline Polymers with Long Mesogenic Side Chains. Acta Polymerica Sinica, 2011, 11, 1311-1319. DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1105.2011.11012 PDF

 

Li, L. Y.; Wang, W. D.; Laird, E. D.; Li, C. Y.*; Defaux, M.; Ivanov, D. A. Polyethylene/carbon nanotube nano hybrid shish-kebab obtained by solvent evaporation and thin-film crystallization; Polymer 2011, 52: 3633-3638. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2011.05.006

 

 

 

 

 

Dong, B.; Li, B.; Li, C. Y.* Janus nanoparticle dimers and chains via polymer single crystals; J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21: 13155-13158. DOI: 10.1039/c1jm12866c

 

 

 

 

 

Birnkrant, M. J.; Li, C. Y.*; Natarajan, L. V.; Tondiglia, V. P.; Sutherland, R. L.; Bunning, T. J. Permeable nanoconfinement of hierarchical block copolymer volume gratings; Soft Matter 2011, 7: 4729-4734. DOI: 10.1039/c0sm01558j

 

 

 

 

 

2010

 

Wang, J.; Li, C. Y.; Jin, S.; Weng, X.; Van Horn, R. M.; Graham, M. J.; Zhang, W. B.; Jeong, K. U.; Harris, F. W.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Helical Crystal Assemblies in Nonracemic Chiral Liquid Crystalline Polymers: Where Chemistry and Physics Meet; Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2010, 49: 11936-11947. DOI: 10.1021/ie100248r

 

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Wang, B. B.; Li, B.; Ferrier, R. C. M.; Li, C. Y.* Polymer Single Crystal Templated Janus Nanoparticles; Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2010, 31: 169-175. DOI: 10.1002/marc.200900735

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wang, B. B.; Li, B.; Dong, B.; Zhao, B.; Li, C. Y.* Homo- and Hetero-Particle Clusters Formed by Janus Nanoparticles with Bicompartment Polymer Brushes; Macromolecules 2010, 43: 9234-9238. DOI: 10.1021/ma101772f

 

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Wang, B. B.; Dong, B.; Li, B.; Zhao, B.; Li, C. Y.* Janus gold nanoparticle with bicompartment polymer brushes templated by polymer single crystals; Polymer 2010, 51: 4814-4822. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2010.08.016

 

 

 

 

 

Liang, X. C.; Chen, X. F.; Li, C. Y.*; Shen, Z. H.; Fan, X. H.; Zhou, Q. F.* Mesogen-jacketed liquid crystalline polymers substituted with oligo(oxyethylene) as peripheral chain; Polymer 2010, 51: 3693-3705. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2010.05.051

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hood, M. A.; Wang, B. B.; Sands, J. M.; La Scala, J. J.; Beyer, F. L.; Li, C. Y.* Morphology control of segmented polyurethanes by crystallization of hard and soft segments; Polymer 2010, 51: 2191-2198. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2010.03.027

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chen, X.; Dong, B.; Wang, B. B.; Shah, R.; Li, C. Y.* Crystalline Block Copolymer Decorated, Hierarchically Ordered Polymer Nanofibers; Macromolecules 2010, 43: 9918-9927. DOI: 10.1021/ma101900n

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009

 

Tenneti, K. K.; Chen, X. F.; Li, C. Y.*; Shen, Z. H.; Wan, X. H.; Fan, X. H.; Zhou, Q. F.*; Rong, L. X.; Hsiao, B. S. Influence of LC Content on the Phase Structures of Side-Chain Liquid Crystalline Block Copolymers with Bent-Core Mesogens; Macromolecules 2009, 42: 3510-3517. DOI: 10.1021/ma8027563

 

 

 

 

 

Li, L. Y.; Li, B.; Hood, M. A.; Li, C. Y.* Carbon nanotube induced polymer crystallization: The formation of nanohybrid shish-kebabs; Polymer 2009, 50: 953-965. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2008.12.031

 

 

 

 

 

Li, C. Y.* Nanoparticle Assembly: Anisotropy unnecessary; Nat. Mater. 2009, 8: 249-250. DOI: 10.1038/nmat2416

 

Li, C. Y.* Polymer Single Crystal Meets Nanoparticles; J. Polym. Sci. Pt. B-Polym. Phys. 2009, 47: 2436-2440. DOI: 10.1002/polb.21855 Cover

 

Li, B.; Wang, B. B.; Ferrier, R. C. M.; Li, C. Y.* Programmable Nanoparticle Assembly via Polymer Single Crystals; Macromolecules 2009, 42: 9394-9399. DOI: 10.1021/ma902294k

 

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Li, B.; Li, L. Y.; Wang, B. B.; Li, C. Y.* Alternating patterns on single-walled carbon nanotubes; Nat. Nanotechnol. 2009, 4: 358-362. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2009.91

 

Jiang, X. M.; Wang, B. B.; Li, C. Y.; Zhao, B.* Thermosensitive Polymer Brush-Supported 4-N,N-Dialkylaminopyridine on Silica Particles as Catalyst for Hydrolysis of an Activated Ester in Aqueous Buffers: Comparison of Activity with Linear Polymer-Supported Version and Effect of LCST Transition; J. Polym. Sci. Pol. Chem. 2009, 47: 2853-2870. DOI: 10.1002/pola.23375

 

 

2008

 

Zhao, B.*; Jiang, X. M.; Li, D. J.; Jiang, X. G.; O’Lenick, T. G.; Li, B.; Li, C. Y. Hairy particle-supported 4-N,N-dialkylaminopyridine: An efficient and recyclable nucleophilic organocatalyst; J. Polym. Sci. Pol. Chem. 2008, 46: 3438-3446. DOI: 10.1002/pola.22681

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wang, D. H.; Mirau, P.; Li, B.; Li, C. Y.; Baek, J. B.; Tan, L. S.* Solubilization of carbon nanofibers with a covalently attached hyperbranched poly(ether ketone); Chem. Mat. 2008, 20: 1502-1515. DOI: 10.1021/cm702857z

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wang, B. B.; Li, B.; Zhao, B.; Li, C. Y.* Amphiphilic Janus gold nanoparticles via combining “Solid-State Grafting-to” and “Grafting-from” methods; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130: 11594-11595. DOI: 10.1021/ja804192e

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wang, B. B.; Li, B.; Xiong, J.; Li, C. Y.* Hierarchically Ordered Polymer Nanofibers via Electrospinning and Controlled Polymer Crystallization; Macromolecules 2008, 41: 9516-9521. DOI: 10.1021/ma801971r

 

Tenneti, K. K.; Chen, X. F.; Li, C. Y.*; Wan, X. H.; Fan, X. H.; Zhou, Q. F.*; Rong, L. X.; Hsiao, B. S. Competition between liquid crystallinity and block copolymer self-assembly in core-shell rod-coil block copolymers; Soft Matter 2008, 4: 458-461. DOI: 10.1039/b714524a

 

 

 

 

 

Li, B.; Ni, C.; Li, C. Y.* Poly(ethylene oxide) single crystals as templates for Au nanoparticle patterning and asymmetrical functionalization; Macromolecules 2008, 41: 149-155. DOI: 10.1021/ma702047k

 

 

 

 

 

Birnkrant, M.; Li, C. Y.*; Natarajan, L. V.; Tondiglia, V. P.; Sutherland, R. L.; Lloyd, P. F.; Jakubiak, R.; Bunning, T. J. In The structure of a polymer blend in a volume grating, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials Viii; Jakubiak, R., Ed.; Spie-Int Soc Optical Engineering: Bellingham, 2008; Vol. 7049. DOI: 10.1117/12.798322

 

 

2007

 

Tenneti, K. K.; Chen, X. F.; Li, C. Y.*; Wan, X. H.; Fan, X. H.; Zhou, Q. F.*; Rong, L. X.; Hsiao, B. S. Hierarchical nanostructures of bent-core molecules blended with poly(styrene-b-4-vinylpyridine) block copolymer; Macromolecules 2007, 40: 5095-5102. DOI: 10.1021/ma070721j

 

 

 

 

Li, L. Y.; Li, C. Y.*; Ni, C. Y.; Rong, L. X.; Hsiao, B. Structure and crystallization behavior of Nylon 66/multi-walled carbon nanotube nanocomposites at low carbon nanotube contents; Polymer 2007, 48: 3452-3460. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2007.04.030

 

Li, L. Y.; Li, B.; Yang, G. L.; Li, C. Y.* Polymer decoration on carbon nanotubes via physical vapor deposition; Langmuir 2007, 23: 8522-8525. DOI: 10.1021/la700480z

 

 

 

 

 

Li, B.; Li, C. Y.* Immobilizing Au nanoparticles with polymer single crystals, patterning and asymmetric functionalization; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129: 12-13. DOI: 10.1021/ja0668318

 

 

 

 

 

Chen, X. F.; Tenneti, K. K.; Li, C. Y.*; Bai, Y. W.; Wan, X. H.; Fan, X. H.; Zhou, Q. F.; Rong, L. X.; Hsiao, B. S. Side-chain liquid crystalline poly(meth)acrylates with bent-core mesogens; Macromolecules 2007, 40: 840-848. DOI: 10.1021/ma061949u

 

Birnkrant, M. J.; Li, C. Y.*; Natarajan, L. V.; Tondiglia, V. P.; Sutherland, R. L.; Lloyd, P. F.; Bunning, T. J. Layer-in-layer hierarchical nanostructures fabricated by combining holographic polymerization and block copolymer self-assembly; Nano Lett. 2007, 7: 3128-3133. DOI: 10.1021/nl071673j

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006

 

Li, L. Y.; Yang, Y.; Yang, G. L.; Chen, X. M.; Hsiao, B. S.; Chu, B.; Spanier, J. E.; Li, C. Y.* Patterning polyethylene oligomers on carbon nanotubes using physical vapor deposition; Nano Lett. 2006, 6: 1007-1012. DOI: 10.1021/nl060276q

 

 

 

 

Li, L. Y.; Li, C. Y.*; Ni, C. Y. Polymer crystallization-driven, periodic patterning on carbon nanotubes; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128: 1692-1699. DOI: 10.1021/ja056923h

 

 

 

 

 

Kodjie, S. L.; Li, L. Y.; Li, B.; Cai, W. W.; Li, C. Y.*; Keating, M. Morphology and crystallization behavior of HDPE/CNT nanocomposite; J. Macromol. Sci. Part B-Phys. 2006, 45: 231-245. DOI: 10.1080/00222340500522299

Dillon, D. R.; Tenneti, K. K.; Li, C. Y.*; Ko, F. K.; Sics, I.; Hsiao, B. S. On the structure and morphology of polyvinylidene fluoride-nanoclay nanocomposites; Polymer 2006, 47: 1678-1688. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2006.01.015

Chen, X. F.; Tenneti, K. K.; Li, C. Y.*; Bai, Y. W.; Zhou, R.; Wan, X. H.; Fan, X. H.; Zhou, Q. F.* Design, synthesis, and characterization of bent-core mesogen-jacketed liquid crystalline polymers; Macromolecules 2006, 39: 517-527. DOI: 10.1021/ma051939d

Birnkrant, M. J.; McWilliams, H. K.; Li, C. Y.*; Natarajan, L. V.; Tondiglia, V. P.; Sutherland, R. L.; Lloyd, P. F.; Bunning, T. J. On the structure of holographic polymer-dispersed polyethylene glycol; Polymer 2006, 47: 8147-8154. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2006.09.052

 

 

2005

 

Tenneti, K. K.; Chen, X. F.; Li, C. Y.*; Tu, Y. F.; Wan, X. H.; Zhou, Q. F.*; Sics, I.; Hsiao, B. S. Perforated layer structures in liquid crystalline rod-coil block copolymers; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127: 15481-15490. DOI: 10.1021/ja053548k

 

 

 

 

 

Li, C. Y.*; Li, L. Y.; Cai, W. W.; Kodjie, S. L.; Tenneti, K. K. Nanohybrid Shish-kebabs: Periodically functionalized carbon nanotubes; Adv. Mater. 2005, 17: 1198-1202. (Cover Article). DOI: 10.1002/adma.200401977 Cover

 

 

 

 

 

Li, C. Y.*; Birnkrant, M. J.; Natarajan, L. V.; Tondiglia, V. P.; Lloyd, P. F.; Sutherland, R. L.; Bunning, T. J. Polymer crystallization/melting induced thermal switching in a series of holographically patterned Bragg reflectors; Soft Matter 2005, 1: 238-242. (Highlighted in Royal Society of Chemistry, Chemical Technology News, Sept. 2005, 2002, T2033). DOI: 10.1039/b506876b

 

 

 

 

 

2002-2004

 

Zhang, S. J.; Fu, L. X.; Zhang, J.; Liu, J. J.; Yang, D. C.; Ge, J. J.; Li, C. Y.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Ordering-induced micro-bands in thin films of a main-chain liquid crystalline chloro-poly(aryl ether ketone); Polymer 2004, 45: 3967-3972. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2004.01.083

Lyons, J.; Li, C. Y.; Ko, F.* Melt-electrospinning part I: processing parameters and geometric properties; Polymer 2004, 45: 7597-7603. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2004.08.071

Li, C. Y.*; Tenneti, K. K.; Zhang, D.; Zhang, H. L.; Wan, X. H.; Chen, E. Q.; Zhou, Q. F.*; Carlos, A. O.; Igos, S.; Hsiao, B. S. Hierarchical assembly of a series of rod-coil block copolymers: Supramolecular LC phase in nanoenvironment; Macromolecules 2004, 37: 2854-2860. DOI: 10.1021/ma0354905

Xue, C. C.; Jin, S.; Wen, X.; Ge, J. J.; Shen, Z. H.; Shen, H.; Graham, M. J.; Jeong, K. U.; Huang, H. B.; Zhang, D.; Guo, M. M.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Li, C. Y.; Zhu, L. Self-assembled “Supra-molecular” Structures viaHydrogen Bonding and Aromatic/Aliphatic MicrophaseSeparation on Different Length Scales in Symmetric-Tapered Bisamides; Chem. Mater. 2004, 16, 1014-1025. DOI: 10.1021/cm0349755

Chen, W. Y.; Zheng, J. X.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Li, C. Y.; Huang, P.; Zhu, L.; Xiong, H. M.; Ge, Q.; Guo, Y.; Quirk, R. P.; Lotz, B.; Deng, L. F.; Wu, C.; Thomas, E. L. Onset of tethered chain overcrowding; Phys. Rev. Lett. 2004, 93: 028301/028301-028304. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.028301

Chen, W. Y.; Li, C. Y.; Zheng, J. X.; Huang, P.; Zhu, L.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R. P.; Lotz, B.; Deng, L. F.; Wu, C.; Thomas, E. L.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* “Chemically shielded” poly(ethylene oxide) single crystal growth and construction of channel-wire arrays with chemical and geometric recognitions on a submicrometer scale; Macromolecules 2004, 37: 5292-5299. DOI: 10.1021/ma0493325

Cai, W. W.; Li, C. Y.*; Li, L. Y.; Lotz, B.; Keating, M. N.; Marks, D. Submicrometer scroll/tubular lamellar crystals of Nylon 6,6; Adv. Mater. 2004, 16: 600-605. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200305634

Tang, B. Y.; Jing, A. J.; Li, C. Y.; Shen, Z. H.; Wang, H. B.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Role of polymorphous metastability in crystal formation kinetics of 2,3,6,7,10,11-hexa(4 ‘-octyloxy-benzoyloxy)-triphenylene discotic molecules; Cryst. Growth Des. 2003, 3: 375-382. DOI: 10.1021/cg020069d

Li, C. Y.; Jin, S.; Weng, X.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Phase Transformations in Chiral Non-Racemic Main-Chain Liquid Crystalline Polyesters Involving Double-Twist Helical Crystals; NATAS Notes 2003, 34: 5-12. DOI: 10.1016/S0032-3861(00)00238-X

Ko, F.*; Gogotsi, Y.; Ali, A.; Naguib, N.; Ye, H. H.; Yang, G. L.; Li, C. Y.; Willis, P. Electrospinning of continuons carbon nanotube-filled nanofiber yarns; Adv. Mater. 2003, 15: 1161-1165. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200304955

Ge, J. J.; Hong, S. C.; Tang, B. Y.; Li, C. Y.; Zhang, D.; Bai, T.; Mansdorf, B.; Harris, F. W.; Yang, D.; Shen, Y. R.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Assembly of photopolymerizable discotic molecules on an aligned polyimide layer surface to form a negative retardation film with an oblique optical axis; Adv. Funct. Mater. 2003, 13: 718-725. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200304365

Weng, X.; Li, C. Y.; Jin, S.; Zhang, D.; Zhang, J. Z.; Bai, F.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Helical twist senses, liquid crystalline behavior, crystal microtwins, and rotation twins in a polyester containing main-chain molecular asymmetry and effects of the number of methylene units in the backbones on the phase structures and morphologies of its homologues; Macromolecules 2002, 35: 9678-9686. DOI: 10.1021/ma0214106

Jing, A. J.; Taikum, O.; Li, C. Y.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Phase identifications and monotropic transition behaviors in a thermotropic main-chain liquid crystalline polyether; Polymer 2002, 43: 3431-3440. DOI: 10.1016/S0032-3861(02)00159-3

Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Li, C. Y. In Textures of Materials, Pts 1 and 2; Lee, D. N., Ed.; Trans Tech Publications Ltd: Zurich-Uetikon, 2002; Vol. 408-4; pp 25-37.

Li, C. Y.; Jin, S.; Weng, X.; Ge, J. J.; Zhang, D.; Bai, F.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Yan, D. H.; He, T. B.; Lotz, B.; Chien, L. C. Liquid crystalline phases, microtwinning in crystals and helical chirality transformations in a main-chain chiral liquid crystalline polyester; Macromolecules 2002, 35: 5475-5482. DOI: 10.1021/ma0204453

 

 

Before 2002

Yang, J.; Sidoti, G.; Liu, J.; Geil, P. H.; Li, C. Y.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Morphology and crystal structure of CTFMP and bulk polymerized poly(trimethylene terephthalate); Polymer 2001, 42: 7181-7195. DOI: 10.1016/S0032-3861(01)00044-1

Wang, B. J.; Li, C. Y.; Hanzlicek, J.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Geil, P. H.; Grebowicz, J.; Ho, R. M. Poly(trimethylene teraphthalate) crystal structure and morphology in different length scales; Polymer 2001, 42: 7171-7180. DOI: 10.1016/S0032-3861(01)00046-5

Li, C. Y.; Ge, J. J.; Bai, F.; Calhoun, B. H.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Chien, L. C.; Lotz, B.; Keith, H. D. Early-stage formation of helical single crystals and their confined growth in thin film; Macromolecules 2001, 34: 3634-3641. DOI: 10.1021/ma0021996

Li, C. Y.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Weng, X.; Ge, J. J.; Bai, F.; Zhang, J. Z.; Calhoun, B. H.; Harris, F. W.; Chien, L. C.; Lotz, B. Left or right, it is a matter of one methylene unit; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123: 2462-2463. DOI: 10.1021/ja005805l

Ge, J. J.; Li, C. Y.; Xue, G.; Mann, I. K.; Zhang, D.; Wang, S. Y.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Hong, S. C.; Zhuang, X. W.; Shen, Y. R. Rubbing-induced molecular reorientation on an alignment surface of an aromatic polyimide containing cyanobiphenyl side chains; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123: 5768-5776. DOI: 10.1021/ja0042682

Li, C. Y.; Ge, J. J.; Bai, F.; Zhang, J. Z.; Calhoun, B. H.; Chien, L. C.; Harris, F. W.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Phase transformations in a chiral main-chain liquid crystalline polyester involving double-twist helical crystals; Polymer 2000, 41: 8953-8960. DOI: 10.1016/S0032-3861(00)00238-X

Li, C. Y.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Ge, J. J.; Bai, F.; Zhang, J. Z.; Mann, I. K.; Chien, L. C.; Harris, F. W.; Lotz, B. Molecular orientations in flat-elongated and helical lamellar crystals of a main-chain nonracemic chiral polyester; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122: 72-79. DOI: 10.1021/ja993249t

Ge, J. J.; Zhang, J. Z.; Zhou, W. S.; Li, C. Y.; Jin, S.; Calhoun, B. H.; Wang, S. Y.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Phase structures, transition behavior and surface alignment in polymers containing rigid-rod backbones with flexible side chains – Part VI – Novel band structures in a combined main-chain/side-chain liquid crystalline polyester: From liquid crystal to crystalline states; J. Mater. Sci. 2000, 35: 5215-5223. DOI: 10.1023/A:1004868707165

Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Li, C. Y.; Zhu, L. Commentary on polymer crystallization: Selection rules in different length scales of a nucleation process; Eur. Phys. J. E 2000, 3: 195-197. DOI: 10.1007/s101890070032

Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Li, C. Y.; Calhoun, B. H.; Zhu, L.; Zhou, W. W. Thermal analysis: the next two decades; Thermochim. Acta 2000, 355: 59-68. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-6031(00)00437-8

Li, S. J.; Hsu, B. L.; Li, F. M.; Li, C. Y.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D*. A study of polyimide thermoplastics used as tougheners in epoxy resins – structure, property and solubility relationships; Thermochim. Acta 1999, 341: 221-229. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-6031(99)00266-X

Li, C. Y.; Yan, D. H.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Bai, F.; He, T. B.; Chien, L. C.; Harris, F. W.; Lotz, B. Double-twisted helical lamellar crystals in a synthetic main-chain chiral polyester similar to biological polymers; Macromolecules 1999, 32: 524-527. DOI: 10.1021/ma981000a

Li, C. Y.; Yan, D. H.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Bai, F.; Ge, J. J.; Calhoun, B. H.; He, T. B.; Chien, L. C.; Harris, F. W.; Lotz, B. Helical single-lamellar crystals thermotropically formed in a synthetic nonracemic chiral main-chain polyester; Phys. Rev. B 1999, 60: 12675-12680. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.60.12675

Li, C. Y.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Ge, J. J.; Bai, F.; Zhang, J. Z.; Mann, I. K.; Harris, F. W.; Chien, L. C.; Yan, D. H.; He, T. B.; Lotz, B. Double twist in helical polymer “soft” crystals; Phys. Rev. Lett. 1999, 83: 4558-4561. ( this work has been selected as the cover picture of POLYMER journal for the whole year of 2000; and was reported by Physical Review Focus and Spektrum Der Wissenschaft magazines, 2000). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.4558

Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Zhu, L.; Li, C. Y.; Honigfort, P. S.; Keller, A. Size effect of metastable states on semicrystalline polymer structures and morphologies; Thermochim. Acta 1999, 332: 105-113. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-6031(99)00065-9

Bai, F.; Chien, L. C.; Li, C. Y.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Petschek, R. Synthesis and characterization of isoregic chiral smectic polyesters; Chem. Mat. 1999, 11: 1666-1671. DOI: 10.1021/cm990159e