Dr. Jian Zhang The Zhang Research Group email: Dr. Jian Zhang NCMN Homepage

Dr. Jian Zhang, Assistant Professor
Chemistry
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
604D Hamilton Hall
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0304
office: (402) 472-2603
email: jzhang3@unl.edu
Zhang's website

Current Research

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Self Assembly

The Zhang Lab is focused on the synthesis of novel inorganic, organic, and hybrid materials and the modulation of their electrochemical and photocatalytic properties. Our current emphasis is to design and prepare microporous inorganic and organic materials. Specific research areas include: (1) Metal-Organic Frameworks; (2) Covalent Organic Frameworks; (3) Conjugated Porous Polymers; and (4) Noble metal nanostructures. The goal of the research program is to utilize these functional materials to address research challenges in producing clean and sustainable energy and solving global environmental problems.

Recent Publications

Johnson, J. A.; Lin, Q.; Wu, L.-C.; Obaidi, N.; Olson, Z. L.; Reeson, T. C.; Chen, Y.-S.; and Zhang, J. A "pillar-free", highly porous metalloporphyrinic framework exhibiting eclipsed porphyrin arrays. Chemical Communications 2013, DOI: 10.1039/c3cc00049d

28. A "pillar-free", highly porous metalloporphyrinic framework exhibiting eclipsed porphyrin arrays. Submitted.

27. Personick, M. L.; Langille, M. R.; Zhang, J.; Wu, J. S.; Li, S. Y.; Mirkin, C. A. Plasmon-mediated synthesis of silver cubes with unusual twinning structures using short wavelength excitation. Small 2013, in press. [pdf]

26. Langille M. R.; Zhang, J.; Personick, M. L.; Li, S. Y.; Mirkin, C. A. Stepwise Evolution of Spherical Seeds into 20-Fold Twinned Icosahedra. Science 2012, 337, 954. [pdf]

25. Personick, M. L.; Langille, M. R.; Zhang, J.; Mirkin, C. A. Defining Rules for the Shape Evolution of Gold Nanoparticles. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012 134. [pdf]

24. Ringe, E.; Zhang J.; Langille M. R.; Mirkin C. A.; Marks L. D.; Van Duyne R. P.; Correlating the Structure and Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance of Single Silver Right Bipyramids. Nanotechnology 2012 in press.

23. Ringe, E.; Langille M. R.; Sohn K.; Zhang J.; Huang J. X.; Mirkin C. A.; Van Duyne R. P.; Marks L. D.; Plasmon Length: A Universal Parameter to Describe Size Effects in Gold Nanoparticles. J. Phys. Chem., Lett. 2012 3 , 1479 [pdf]

22. Young, K. L.; Jones, M. R.; Zhang, J.; Macfarlane, M. J.; Esquivel-Sirvent, R.; Nape, R. J.; Wu, J. S., Schatz, G. C., Lee, B.; Mirkin, C. A. Assembly of reconfigurable one-dimensional colloidal superlattices due to a synergy of fundamental nanoscale forces. PNAS, 2012 109, 2240. [pdf]

21. Bonnet, C. S.; Buron, F.; Caille, F.; Shade, C. M.; Drahos, B.; Pellegatti, L.; Zhang, J.; Villette, S.; Helm, L.; Pichon, C.; Suzenet, F.; Petoud, S.; Toth, E. Pyridine-Based Lanthanide Complexes Combining MRI and NIR Luminescence Activities. Chem.-Eur. J., 2012 18, 1419. [pdf]

20. Personick, M. L.; Langille, M. R.; Zhang, J.; Mirkin, C. A. Shape control of gold nanoparticles by Ag underpotential deposition. Nano Letters 2011 11, 3394. [pdf]

19. Langille, M. R.; Personick, M. L.; Zhang, J.; Mirkin, C. A. Bottom-up Synthesis of Gold Octahedra with Tailorable Hollow Features. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2011 133, 10414. [pdf]

18. Zhang, J.; Langille, M. R.; Mirkin, C. A. Synthesis of silver nanorods by low energy excitation of spherical plasmonic seeds. Nano Letters 2011 11, 2495. [pdf]

17. Personick, M. L.; Langille, M. R.; Zhang, J.; Harris, N.; Schatz, G. C.; Mirkin, C. A. Synthesis and isolation of {110}-faceted gold bipyramids and rhombic dodecahedra. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2011 133, 6170. [pdf]

16. Langille, M. R.; Zhang, J.; Mirkin, C. A. pH controlled, plasmon-mediated synthesis of heterometallic nanorods and icosahedra. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2011, 50, 3543. [pdf]

15. Zhang, K.; Culter, J. I.; Zhang, J.; Zheng, D.; Auyeung, E.; Mirkin, C. A. Polymer nanopod formation through gold nanoparticle templated and catalyzed crosslinking of polymers bearing pendant propargyl ethers. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010, 132, 15151. [pdf]

14. Zhang, J.; Langille, M. R.; Personick, M. L.; Zhang, K.; Li, S. Y.; Mirkin, C. A. Concave cubic gold nanocrystals with high-index facets. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010, 132, 14012. [pdf]

13. Jones, M. R.; Macfarlane, R. J.; Lee, B. D.; Zhang, J.; Young, K. L.; Senesi, A. J.; Mirkin, C. A. DNA-nanoparticle superlattices formed from anisotropic building blocks. Nature Materials 2010, 9, 913. [pdf]

12. Zhang, J.; Langille, M. R.; Mirkin, C. A. Photomediated synthesis of silver triangular bipyramids and prisms: the effect of pH and BSPP. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010, 132, 12502.[pdf]

11. Zhang, J.; Li, S. Z.; Wu, J. S.; Schatz, G. C.; Mirkin, C. A. Plasmon-mediated synthesis of silver triangular bipyramids. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 2009, 48, 7787.[pdf]

10. Zhang, J.; Petoud, S. Azulene-moiety-based ligand for the efficient Sensitization of four near-infrared luminescent lanthanide cations: Nd3+, Er3+, Tm3+, and Yb3+. Chemistry-A European Journal 2008, 14, 1264. [pdf]

9. Pellegatti, L.; Zhang, J.; Drahos, B.; Villette, S.; Suzenet, F.; Guillaumet, G.; Petoud, S.; Tóth, E. Pyridine-based lanthanide complexes: towards bimodal agents operating as near infrared luminescent and MRI reporters. Chemical Communications 2008, 6591. [pdf]

8. Zhang, J.; Shade, C. M.; Chengelis, D. A.; Petoud, S. A strategy to protect and sensitize near-infrared luminescent Nd3+ and Yb3+: Organic tropolonate ligands for the sensitization of Ln3+-doped NaYF4 nanocrystals. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2007, 129, 14834. [pdf]

7. Zhang, J.; Badger, P. D.; Geib, S. J.; Petoud, S. Synthesis and structural properties of lanthanide complexes formed with tropolonate ligands. Inorganic Chemistry 2007, 46, 6473. [pdf]

6. Tang, K. Z.; Zhang, J.; Tang, Y.; Liu, W. S.; Tan, M. Y.; Sun, Y. X. Preparation, crystal structure and luminescent properties of the 3-D netlike supramolecular lanthanide picrate complexes with 2,2 '-1,2-phenylenebis(oxy)bis(N-benzylacetamide). Inorganica Chimica Acta 2006, 359, 1207. [pdf]

5. Zhang, J.; Badger, P. D.; Geib, S. J.; Petoud, S. Sensitization of near-infrared-emitting lanthanide cations in solution by tropolonate ligands. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 2005, 44, 2508. [pdf]

4. Tang, Y.; Zhang, J.; Liu, W. S.; Tan, M. Y.; Yu, K. B. Preparation, properties and structure of uncommon (10,3)-a netted rare earth complexes with an amide type tripodal ligand. Polyhedron 2005, 24, 1160. [pdf]

3. Tang, Y.; Tang, K. Z.; Zhang, J.; Su, C. Y.; Liu, W. S.; Tan, M. Y. Crystal structures and luminescent properties of the lanthanide picrate complexes with an amide-type tripodal ligand. Inorganic Chemistry Communications 2005, 8, 1018. [pdf]

2. Zhang, J.; Tang, Y.; Tang, N.; Tan, M. Y.; Liu, W. S.; Yu, K. B. Novel three-dimensional network generated from the reaction of Eu(NO3)3 with an amide type tripodal ligand. Journal of the Chemical Society-Dalton Transactions 2002, 832. [pdf]

1. Zhang, J.; Tang, Y.; Fan, J.; Cai, Z. H.; Liu, W. S.; Tan, M. Y. Synthesis of Eu(III) and Tb(III) complexes with two new amide type podands and their luminescence properties. Chinese Journal of Chemistry 2002, 20, 909. [pdf]