Weifeng Bu



Weifeng Bu received a B.S. degree from Jilin University in 1999. He then joined Prof. Lixin Wu’s group at the same University as a graduate student and performed research in the field of Supramolecular Self-Assembly, Polyoxometalate Chemistry, and Photophysics. He got his Ph.D. degree in 2004. As a postdoctoral fellow, he thereafter went to The University of Hong Kong with Prof. Vivian Wing-Wah Yam for developing luminescence metal complexes (2005) and National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan with Prof. Izumi Ichinose (2006, 2007) for fabricating ionic liquid based foam films. Then, he transferred to The University of Tokyo as a JSPS fellow and worked on synthesis and functions of polymer-polyoxometalate composites with Prof. Noritaka Mizuno (2008, 2009). In February 2009, he joined School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Lanzhou University as a full professor. His current research interests include synthesis, self-assembly, and functions of polymer-inorganics composites.

Representative Publications

1. Liu, N.; Wang, B.; Liu, W.; Bu, W. Luminescent polymeric hybrids formed by platinum(II) complexes and block copolymers. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 9336−9338.

2. Zhang, Q.; He, L.; Wang, H.; Zhang, C.; Liu, W.; Bu, W. Star-like supramolecular polymers fabricated by a Keplerate cluster with cationic terminated polymers and their self-assembly into vesicles. Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 7067−7069.

3. Yu, B.; Guo, S.; He L.; Bu, W. Synthesis and characterization of a luminescence metallosupramolecular hyperbranched polymer. Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 3333−3335.

4. Liao, Y.; Liu, N.; Zhang, Q.; Bu, W. Self-Assembly of Polyoxometalate-Based Starlike Polymers in Solvents of Variable Quality: From Free-Standing Sheet to Vesicle. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 7158−7168.

5. He, L.; Liang, J.; Cong, Y.; Chen, X.; Bu, W. Concentration and acid–base controllable fluorescence of a metallosupramolecular polymer. Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 10841−10844.

6. Liu, N.; He, Q.; Bu, W. Self-Assembly of Star Micelle into Vesicle in Solvents of Variable Quality: The Star Micelle Retains Its Core–Shell Nanostructure in the Vesicle. Langmuir 2015, 31, 2262−2268.

7. Liu, N.; Wang, Y.; Wang, C.; He, Q.; Bu, W. Syntheses and Controllable Self-Assembly of Luminescence Platinum(II) Plane−Coil Diblock Copolymers. Macromolecules 2017, 50, 2825−2837.

8. Qu, F.; Yang, B.; He, Q.; Bu, W. Synthesis of platinum(II) complex end functionalized star polymers: luminescence enhancements and unimolecular micelles in solvents of weakened quality. Polym. Chem. 2017, 8, 4716−4728.

9. He, Q.; Huang, H.; Zheng, X.-Y.; Xiao, J.; Yu, B.; Kong, X.-J.; Bu, W. Polymer-Encapsulated Lanthanide-Containing Clusters as Platforms for Fabricating Magnetic Soft Materials. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 201810, 16947−16951.

10. Li, L.; He, L.; Wang, B.; Ge, P.; Jing, L.; Liu, H.; Gong, C.; Zhang, B.; Zhang, J.; Bu, W. Secondary dialkylammonium salt/crown ether [2]pseudorotaxanes as nanostructured platforms for proton transport. Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 8092−8095.


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1995-1999,Jilin University, B.S.

1999-2004,Jilin University, Ph.D.