Zhengping Liu

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The copolymer of starch grafted with polystyrene (starch-g-PS) was synthesized with high grafting percentage by utilizing the ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate ([EMIM]Ac) as solvent and potassium persulfate as initiator. The effect of various parameters upon the polymerization were studied including: initiator concentration, styrene:starch(More)
We examine the influence of cationic poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimers on capillary electroseparation-UV analysis of proteins. PAMAMs adsorbing to the capillary surface suppressed the wall-adsorption of proteins; meanwhile, PAMAMs added to the buffer exhibited selectivity toward proteins. Presence of 3 x 10⁻⁴  g/mL PAMAM generation one (G 1.0) in 30 mM(More)
The development of stimuli-responsive materials has attracted much attention. Of particular interest are those molecules whose emissions can be repeatedly switched between different colors or between dark and bright states by external stimuli in the solid state, because of their potential applications in such fi elds as sensors, [ 1 ] memories, [ 2 ] and(More)
Composite colloids were prepared via grafting optically responsive spiropyran polymer brushes onto silica colloids. Similar to spiropyran, the polymer brushes undergo a reversible inversion from a hydrophobic state to a hydrophilic state upon irradiation with UV light (or vice versa by visible light). The composite colloids can thus reversibly transfer(More)
Hollow nanocapsules with both photoswitchable-fluorescent and reversible-photochromic properties are synthesized via a one-pot non-templating microemulsion copolymerization using methyl methacrylate and methacrylated spiropyran as co-monomers. The strong photoswitchable fluorescence of the nanocapsules are switched between "on" and "off" by alternating(More)
An alternating copolymer, poly(2-(5-(5,6-bis(octyloxy)-4-(thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazol-7-yl)thiophen-2-yl)-9-octyl-9H-carbazole) (HXS-1), was designed, synthesized, and used as the donor material for high efficiency polymer solar cells. The close packing of the polymer chains in the solid state was confirmed by XRD. A J(sc) of 9.6 mA/cm(2), a(More)
Stepwise locking of phenyl rings of tetraphenylethene increases the emission efficiency of luminogen solutions gradually, thus verifying the restriction of intramolecular rotation (RIR) mechanism of the aggregation induced emission phenomenon. The emission of the luminogen with one "O" bridge could be tuned reversibly in solid state through repeated heating(More)
Uniform double-shelled polystyrene/poly(o-toluidine) (PS/POT) composite hollow spheres with tunable shell thickness of the POT layer have been successfully synthesized by a simple method. POT was directly coated onto the surface of negatively charged PS template spheres, which were synthesized by soap-free emulsion polymerization. Surprisingly, the(More)
A novel kind of Pt/N-rGO hybrid possessing of low content 5.31 wt.% Pt anchored on the surface of nitrogen doped reduced graphene oxide (N-rGO) evenly was prepared. The Pt has uniformed 2.8 nm diameter and exposed (111) crystal planes; meanwhile, the N works as the bridge between Pt and rGO with the Pt-N and N-C chemical bonds in Pt/N-rGO. The Pt/N-rGO(More)