Di Sun


Affiliation: shandong university
Location: Jinan, China
URL: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-3352-2010
silver(i) complexes; x-ray structure determination; coordination chemistry, metallosupramolecular chemistry, crystal structures, crystal engineering, inorganic chemistry; carbon dioxide capture; water clusters; cluster chemistry


  1. Sun P, Zhang S, Xiang Z, Zhao T, Sun D, Zhang G, et al. Photoluminescent sensing vesicle platform self-assembled by polyoxometalate and ionic-liquid-type imidazolium gemini surfactants for the detection of Cr3+ and MnO4- ions. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2019;547:60-68 pubmed publisher
  2. Zhang S, Senanayake R, Zhao Q, Su H, Aikens C, Wang X, et al. [Au18(dppm)6Cl4]4+: a phosphine-protected gold nanocluster with rich charge states. Dalton Trans. 2019;48:3635-3640 pubmed publisher
    ..This work not only presents the structure elucidation of a diphosphine-protected Au18 nanocluster, but also provides an important insight into the growth pattern of gold nanoclusters and the charge states they can achieve. ..
  3. Su Y, Wang Z, Zhuang G, Zhao Q, Wang X, Tung C, et al. Unusual fcc-structured Ag10 kernels trapped in Ag70 nanoclusters. Chem Sci. 2019;10:564-568 pubmed publisher
    ..This work will deepen our understanding on the atomic-level growth of silver nanoparticles and complicated three-shell self-assembly involving polyoxometalate (POM) and two different silver nanoclusters. ..
  4. Wang Z, Su H, Tung C, Sun D, Zheng L. Deciphering synergetic core-shell transformation from [Mo6O22@Ag44] to [Mo8O28@Ag50]. Nat Commun. 2018;9:4407 pubmed publisher
  5. Xin X, Gao Y, Zhang Q, Wang Z, Sun D, Yuan S, et al. Realizing enhanced luminescence of silver nanocluster-peptide soft hydrogels by PEI reinforcement. Soft Matter. 2018;14:8352-8360 pubmed publisher
    ..This work opens a new pathway for the fabrication of smart composite materials with multiple functions, which show a variety of applications such as chemical/biosensing and bioimaging. ..
  6. Luo G, Pan Z, Lin J, Sun D. Tethered sensitizer-catalyst noble-metal-free molecular devices for solar-driven hydrogen generation. Dalton Trans. 2018;47:15633-15645 pubmed publisher
    ..Some challenges and suggestions for future directions in this field are also illustrated. ..
  7. Zhang S, Su H, Zhuang G, Wang X, Tung C, Sun D, et al. A hexadecanuclear silver alkynyl cluster based NbO framework with triple emissions from the visible to near-infrared II region. Chem Commun (Camb). 2018;54:11905-11908 pubmed publisher
    ..The unusual emissions, especially in the NIR-II region, are observed, for the first time, in silver complexes. ..
  8. Liu J, Su H, Wang Z, Li Y, Zhao Q, Wang X, et al. A giant 90-nucleus silver cluster templated by hetero-anions. Chem Commun (Camb). 2018;54:4461-4464 pubmed publisher
    ..Although SD/Ag38 is emission-silent at room temperature, increasingly brighter near-infrared (NIR) emission at ca. 742 nm was detected on cooling from 293 to 93 K. ..
  9. Han L, Hu T, Mei K, Guo Z, Yin C, Wang Y, et al. Solvent-controlled three families of Zn(II) coordination compounds: synthesis, crystal structure, solvent-induced structural transformation, supramolecular isomerism and photoluminescence. Dalton Trans. 2015;44:6052-61 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, results about thermal stabilities and photoluminescence spectra are also discussed in detail. ..

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  1. Wang X, Zhao Y, Jagličić Z, Wang S, Lin S, Li X, et al. Controlled in situ reaction for the assembly of Cu(II) mixed-ligand coordination polymers: synthesis, structure, mechanistic insights, magnetism and catalysis. Dalton Trans. 2015;44:11013-20 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, the obtained 1 can be an active catalyst for the solvent-free silylcyanation of aromatic aldehydes under mild conditions. ..
  2. Wang Z, Su H, Kurmoo M, Tung C, Sun D, Zheng L. Trapping an octahedral Ag6 kernel in a seven-fold symmetric Ag56 nanowheel. Nat Commun. 2018;9:2094 pubmed publisher
  3. Li X, Tan Y, Yu K, Wang X, Zhao Y, Sun D, et al. Atom-precise polyoxometalate-ag2 s core-shell nanoparticles. Chem Asian J. 2015;10:1295-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This result demonstrates the possibility to integrate polyoxometalate and Ag2 S nanoparticles into a core-shell heteronanostructure with precisely controlled atomical compositions of both core and shell. ..
  4. Zhang S, Feng L, Senanayake R, Aikens C, Wang X, Zhao Q, et al. Diphosphine-protected ultrasmall gold nanoclusters: opened icosahedral Au13 and heart-shaped Au8 clusters. Chem Sci. 2018;9:1251-1258 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings not only enrich the family of diphosphine-protected ultrasmall gold nanoclusters, but also demonstrate the rich variations of gold kernels during the transformation from a simple AuI precursor to Au nanoclusters. ..
  5. Li X, Su H, Yu K, Tan Y, Wang X, Zhao Y, et al. A platonic solid templating Archimedean solid: an unprecedented nanometre-sized Ag37 cluster. Nanoscale. 2015;7:8284-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Our investigations have provided a promising synthetic protocol for a high-nuclearity silver cluster based on underlying geometrical principles. ..
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    Wang Z, Senanayake R, Aikens C, Chen W, Tung C, Sun D. Gold-doped silver nanocluster [Au3Ag38(SCH2Ph)24X5]2- (X = Cl or Br). Nanoscale. 2016;8:18905-18911 pubmed
  7. Xu J, Wang Z, Yu W, Sun D, Zhang Q, Tung C, et al. Kagóme Cobalt(II)-Organic Layers as Robust Scaffolds for Highly Efficient Photocatalytic Oxygen Evolution. ChemSusChem. 2016;9:1146-52 pubmed publisher
    ..09:5.82:94.09. This work not only provides new catalysts that resemble ligand-protected cobalt oxide materials but also establishes the significance of the existence of OH(-) (or H2 O) binding sites at the metal center in WOCs. ..
  8. Li X, Su H, Zhou R, Feng S, Tan Y, Wang X, et al. General Assembly of Twisted Trigonal-Prismatic Nonanuclear Silver(I) Clusters. Chemistry. 2016;22:3019-28 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, cyclic voltammetric studies indicated that the diffusion- and surface-controlled redox processes were determined for compounds 1 and 3 as well as compound 4, respectively. ..
  9. Cheng L, Wang Z, Wu Q, Su H, Peng T, Luo G, et al. Small size yet big action: a simple sulfate anion templated a discrete 78-nuclearity silver sulfur nanocluster with a multishell structure. Chem Commun (Camb). 2018;54:2361-2364 pubmed publisher
    ..40 eV). Our study showed that simple anions can also induce the formation of high-nuclearity silver clusters with excellent optical properties. ..
  10. Wang Z, Li X, Liu L, Yu S, Feng Z, Tung C, et al. Beyond Clusters: Supramolecular Networks Self-Assembled from Nanosized Silver Clusters and Inorganic Anions. Chemistry. 2016;22:6830-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The photoluminescent and electrochemical properties of 2 are discussed in detail. ..
  11. Liu F, Kozlevčar B, Strauch P, Zhuang G, Guo L, Wang Z, et al. Robust Cluster Building Unit: Icosanuclear Heteropolyoxocopperate Templated by Carbonate. Chemistry. 2015;21:18847-54 pubmed publisher
    ..The correlation between the coordination structure and the electron paramagnetic resonance spectra recorded of both powder and single-crystal samples are discussed in detail. ..
  12. Li X, Su H, Kurmoo M, Tung C, Sun D, Zheng L. Structure, solution assembly, and electroconductivity of nanosized argento-organic-cluster/framework templated by chromate. Nanoscale. 2017;9:5305-5314 pubmed publisher
    ..The electrochemistry in sulfuric acid and enhancement of the electrical conductivity upon I2 doping have also been reported. ..
  13. Guo L, Jagodic M, Zeng S, Wang Z, Shi Z, Wang X, et al. pH-Controlled assembly of two novel Dawson-sandwiched clusters involving the in situ reorganization of trivacant ?-[P2W15O56](12-) into divacant ?-[P2W16O57](8.). Dalton Trans. 2016;45:8404-11 pubmed publisher
    ..Magnetic measurements indicate weak ferromagnetic exchange interactions between Co atoms sandwiched by vacant polyoxometalates. ..
  14. Shen J, Wang Z, Sun D, Liu G, Yuan S, Kurmoo M, et al. Self-assembly of water-soluble silver nanoclusters: superstructure formation and morphological evolution. Nanoscale. 2017;9:19191-19200 pubmed publisher
    ..This study introduces a robust cluster-based building block in a supramolecular self-assembly system and reveals the significance of aprotic and protic solvents for the modulation of the morphologies of cluster-based aggregates. ..
  15. Li X, Wang Z, Su H, Feng S, Kurmoo M, Tung C, et al. Anion-templated nanosized silver clusters protected by mixed thiolate and diphosphine. Nanoscale. 2017;9:3601-3608 pubmed publisher
    ..This work established a new strategy for the construction of polynuclear silver clusters using an anionic template and mixed S- and P-donor ligands where a promising approach for building novel dual emissive materials is unraveled. ..