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Nanjing, China

Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications is a public university in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China.Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications is a key provincial university established by Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government and the former Ministry of Information Industry. Owing to its history, the university has been characteristic of high quality graduates with reputations. With information technology and telecommunications as its main features, it offers a wide range of subjects including science, engineering, economics, management, arts and education, most of which are related to applied science and engineering. NUPT has been making efforts to construct harmony-based disciplines upon different levels, running undergraduate, master and Ph.D. programs. Wikipedia.

Li S.,Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications | Huo F.,Nanyang Technological University
Small | Year: 2014

Hybrid crystals containing encapsulated functional species exhibit promising novel physical and chemical properties. The realization of many properties critically depends on the selection of suitable functional species for incorporation, the rational control of the crystallinity of the host materials, and the manipulation of the distribution of the encapsulated species; only a few hybrid crystals achieve this. Here, a novel synthetic method enables the encapsulation of functional species within crystalline metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Various kinds of single-crystalline MOFs with incorporated particles are presented. The encapsulated particles can be distributed in a controllable manner, and the hybrid crystals are applied to the heterogeneous catalysis of the reduction of nitroarenes. These findings suggest a general approach for the construction of MOF materials with potential applications; by combining species and MOFs with suitable functionalities, new properties - not possible by other means - may arise. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Jiang H.,Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Small | Year: 2011

Graphene is a flat monolayer of carbon atoms packed tightly into a 2D honeycomb lattice that shows many intriguing properties meeting the key requirements for the implementation of highly excellent sensors, and all kinds of proof-of-concept sensors have been devised. To realize the potential sensor applications, the key is to synthesize graphene in a controlled way to achieve enhanced solution-processing capabilities, and at the same time to maintain or even improve the intrinsic properties of graphene. Several production techniques for graphene-based nanomaterials have been developed, ranging from the mechanical cleavage and chemical exfoliation of high-quality graphene to direct growth onto different substrates and the chemical routes using graphite oxide as a precusor to the newly developed bottom-up approach at the molecular level. The current review critically explores the recent progress on the chemical preparation of graphene-based nanomaterials and their applications in sensors. Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Zhao Q.,Fudan University | Zhao Q.,Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications | Li F.,Fudan University | Huang C.,Fudan University
Chemical Society Reviews | Year: 2010

Recently, the use of phosphorescent heavy-metal complexes as chemosensors has attracted increasing interest due to their advantageous photophysical properties. This critical review focuses on the design principles and the recent development of phosphorescent chemosensors for metal cations, anions, pH, oxygen, volatile organic compounds and biomolecules based on some heavy-metal complexes (such as Pt(ii)-, Ru(ii)-, Re(i)-, Ir(iii)-, Cu(i)-, Au(i)- and Os(ii)-based complexes), in which the variation in phosphorescence signals induced by the interaction between heavy-metal complexes and analytes is utilized (217 references). © 2010 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Huang X.,National University of Singapore | Han S.,National University of Singapore | Huang W.,Nanjing University of Technology | Huang W.,Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications | And 2 more authors.
Chemical Society Reviews | Year: 2013

Photovoltaic (PV) technologies for solar energy conversion represent promising routes to green and renewable energy generation. Despite relevant PV technologies being available for more than half a century, the production of solar energy remains costly, largely owing to low power conversion efficiencies of solar cells. The main difficulty in improving the efficiency of PV energy conversion lies in the spectral mismatch between the energy distribution of photons in the incident solar spectrum and the bandgap of a semiconductor material. In recent years, luminescent materials, which are capable of converting a broad spectrum of light into photons of a particular wavelength, have been synthesized and used to minimize the losses in the solar-cell-based energy conversion process. In this review, we will survey recent progress in the development of spectral converters, with a particular emphasis on lanthanide-based upconversion, quantum-cutting and down-shifting materials, for PV applications. In addition, we will also present technical challenges that arise in developing cost-effective high-performance solar cells based on these luminescent materials.

Yang Y.,Fudan University | Zhao Q.,Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications | Feng W.,Fudan University | Li F.,Fudan University
Chemical Reviews | Year: 2013

Chemodosimeters in luminescence bioimaging have attracted increasing attention and become a very active research field because of their rapid response, high sensitivity, and excellent selectivity. Chemodosimeters are used to detect a target analyte through a usually irreversible chemical reaction between the dosimeter molecule and the analyte. Hence, the selectivity of chemodosimeters for the target analyte is often very high. Luminescent chemodosimeters provide a useful alternative to chemosensors for detecting analytes in biological systems, especially for detecting heavy-metal cations, which often cause luminescence quenching in chemosensor systems. The most reported luminescent chemodosimeters have been based on fluorescence turn-on, or emission wavelength shifts, which makes them ideal for application in bioimaging. Besides molecular design, it is also important to understand better the cellular uptake behavior of luminescent chemodosimeters for bioimaging application.

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