Prof.Pengfei Duan

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Duan’s lab is broadly interested in self-assembling phenomena and involves identifying problems of fundamental significance in nanochemistry. Our approach involves the synthesis of materials that contain both molecular and inorganic components, and study of their structure and properties by a variety of physical techniques. We are currently studying nano-/molecular assemblies mostly in one of three areas: (1) photochemistry and photophysics of nano- and mesoscopic self-assemblies, (2) nano- and mesoscopic self-assemblies: self-assembling molecular wires consisting of one-dimensional inorganic complexes, self-assembling metal nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes and organic molecules, (3) self-assembly of designed nanoarchitectures from chiral compounds and chiral nanomaterials. In general, we use the tools of synthetic and physical organic chemistry to address problems at the interface of chemistry, photochemistry and materials science.


2015- Professor, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology

20013-2015 Assistant Professor, Kyushu University, Japan

2011-2013 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Kyushu University, Japan

2006-2011 Ph. D. at Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2002-2006 B.S. at Dept. Applied Chemistry, Xiangtan University, China


1. Duan Pengfei, Yanai Nobuhiro, Kurashige Yuki, Kimizuka Nobuo, Aggregation-induced photon upconversion through control of the triplet energy landscapes of the solution and solid states, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2015, 54, 7544-7549.

2. Duan Pengfei, Yanai Nobuhiro, Nagatomi Hisanori, Kimizuka Nobuo, Photon upconversion in supramolecular gel matrixes: spontaneous accumulation of light-harvesting donor-acceptor arrays in nanofibers and acquired air stability, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 1887-1894

3. Duan Pengfei, Yanai Nobuhiro, Kimizuka Nobuo, A bis-cyclometalated iridium complex as a benchmark sensitizer for efficient visible-to-UV photon upconversion, Chemical Communications, 2014, 50, 13111-13113

4. Duan Pengfei, Cao Hai, Zhang Li, Liu Minghua, Gelation induced supramolecular chirality: chirality transfer, amplification and applications, Soft Matter, 2014,10, 5428-5448

5. Duan, Pengfei; Yanai, Nobuhiro; Kimizuka, Nobuo, Photon Upconverting Liquids: Matrix-Free Molecular Upconversion Systems Functioning in Air, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2013, 135, 19056-19059

6. Duan, Pengfei; Qin, Long; Zhu, Xuefeng; Liu, Minghua, Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Peptide Dendrons: Evolution of Diverse Chiral Nanostructures Through Hydrogel Formation Over a Wide pH Range, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2011,17, 6389-6395

7. Duan, Pengfei; Zhu, Xuefeng; Liu, Minghua, Isomeric effect in the self-assembly of pyridine-containing L-glutamic lipid: substituent position controlled morphology and supramolecular chirality, Chemical Communications, 2011, 47, 5569-5571

8. Duan, Pengfei; Li, Yuangang; Li, Liangchun; Deng, Jingen; Liu, Minghua, Multiresponsive Chiroptical Switch of an Azobenzene-Containing Lipid: Solvent, Temperature, and Photoregulated Supramolecular Chirality, Journal of Physical

Chemistry B, 2011, 115, 3322-3329

9. Duan, Pengfei; Qin, Long; Liu, Minghua, Langmuir-Blodgett Films and Chiroptical Switch of an Azobenzene-Containing Dendron Regulated by the in Situ Host-Guest Reaction at the Air/Water Interface, Langmuir, 2011, 27, 1326-1331

10. Duan PengFei; Li YuanGang; Liu MingHua, Preparation of optical active polydiacetylene through gelating and the control of supramolecular chirality, Science China-Chemistry, 2010, 53, 432-437

11. Duan, Pengfei; Liu, Minghua, Self-assembly of L-glutamate based aromatic dendrons through the air/water interface: morphology, photodimerization and supramolecular chirality, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2010,12, 4383-4389

12. Duan, Pengfei; Liu, Minghua, Design and Self-Assembly of L-Glutamate-Based Aromatic Dendrons as Ambidextrous Gelators of Water and Organic Solvents, Langmuir, 2009, 25, 8706-8713



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