Xiaoliang Tang

Ph.D., Professor


Xiaoliang Tang was born in Gansu Province in 1982. He received a B.S. degree from Lanzhou University in 2004, and then joined Prof. Weisheng Liu’s group at Lanzhou University as a graduate student to perform research in the field of luminescent lanthanide complexes. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in the year of 2009, and began working in Lanzhou University as lecturer in 2009, associate professor in 2012 and professor in 2018. In 2017, he went to Prof. Banglin Chen’s lab in the University of Texas at San Antonio to study and develop the gas selective separations based on novel phosphorescent metal organic frameworks (PMOFs). His current researches focus on two aspects: (1) The phosphorescent recognition of polynuclear lanthanide complexes or chiral lanthanide complexes. (2) The structural design and functional application of phosphorescent chemosensors or PMOFs.

Representative Publications

1. Wanmin Chen, Xiaoliang Tang, Wei Dou, Bei Wang, Lirong Guo, Zhenghua Ju, and Weisheng Liu. The Construction of Homochiral Lanthanide Quadruple- Stranded Helicates with Multi-Responsive Sensing Properties toward Fluoride Anions. Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23(41), 9804-9811.

2. Wanmin Chen, Xiaoliang Tang, Wei Dou, Zhenghua Ju, Benhua Xu, Wenxuan Xu, Weisheng Liu. K+-induced in situ self-assembly of near-infrared luminescent membrane material armored with bigger Yb (III) complex crystallites. Chem. Commun., 2016, 52(29), 5124−5127.

3. Benhua Xu, Xiaoliang Tang, Ji'an Zhou, Wanmin Chen, Haile Liu, Zhenghua Ju, Weisheng Liu. A “turn-on” lanthanide complex chemosensor for recognition of lead(II) based on the formation of nanoparticles. Dalton Trans., 2016, 45(47), 18859−18866.

4. Jiaxi Ru, Xu Chen, Liping Guan, Xiaoliang Tang, Chunming Wang, Yue Meng, Guolin Zhang, Weisheng Liu. Ratiometric Iridium(III) Complex-Based Phosphorescent Chemodosimeter for Hg2+ Applicable in Time-Resolved Luminescence Assay and Live Cell Imaging. Anal. Chem., 2015, 87(6), 3255−3262.

5. Jiaxi Ru, Xiaoliang Tang, Zhenghua Ju, Guolin Zhang, Wei Dou, Xiangquan Mi, Chunming Wang, Weisheng Liu. Exploitation and Application of a Highly Sensitive Ru(II) Complex-Based Phosphorescent Chemodosimeter for Hg2+ in Aqueous Solutions and Living Cells. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7(7), 4247−4256.

6. Jiaxi Ru, Xiangquan Mi, Liping Guan, Xiaoliang Tang, Zhenghua Ju, Guolin Zhang, Chunming Wang, Weisheng Liu. Design and application of a water-soluble phosphorescent Ru(ii) complex as turn-on sensing material for Hg2+. J. Mater. Chem. B, 2015, 3(30), 6205−6212.

7. Jia-Xi Ru, Li-Ping Guan, Xiao-Liang Tang, Wei Dou, Xiang Yao, Wan-Min Chen, Ya-Ming Liu, Guo-Lin Zhang, Wei-Sheng Liu, Yue Meng, Chun-Ming Wang. Turn-on Phosphorescent Chemodosimeter for Hg2+ Based on a Cyclometalated Ir(III) Complex and Its Application in Time-Resolved Luminescence Assays and Live Cell Imaging. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53(21), 11498−11506.

8. Xiao-Liang Tang, Wen-Hua Wang, Wei Dou, Jie Jiang, Wei-Sheng Liu, Wen-Wu Qin, Guo-Lin Zhang, Hong-Rui Zhang, Kai-Bei Yu and Li-Min Zheng. Olive-Shaped Chiral Supramolecules: Simultaneous Self-Assembly of Heptameric Lanthanum Clusters and Carbon Dioxide Fixation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2009, 48(19), 3499−3502.


Room 810, the Second Chemistry Building






20002004Lanzhou University, B.S. (Chemistry)

20042009Lanzhou University, Ph.D. (Inorganic Chemistry)

20172018University of Texas at San Antonio, USA, Visiting Scholar.