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54.   Z. Lu, W. Lv, H. Liu, Y. Liu, S. Liao, X. Wang, and Kelong Zhu*, ProBox: A Rigid yet Dynamic Cyclophane Capable of Adaptive and Redox-Switchable Host−Guest Binding, Org. Lett. 2023, 25, 3508−3511

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53.   M. Lin, L. Bian, Q. Chen, H. Xu, Z. Liu, and Kelong Zhu*, Cyclization of an Achiral Flipping Panel to Homochiral Tubes Exhibiting Circularly Polarized Luminescence, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, e202303035.

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52.   Z. Lu, H. Liu, X. Lv, W. Lv, Y. Liu, K. Zhu*, Molecular Hinges by Fusion of Pyrrole and Dithiin: Synthesis, Structure, Redox Chemistry and Host–Guest Complexation of Dipyrrolo-1,4-dithiins, Chem. Eur. J. 2023, e202300101

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51.   W. Lv, Y. Song, X. Lv, J. Yuan, K. Zhu*, Synthesis, structure, and host-guest chemistry of a pair of isomeric selenanthrene-bridged molecular cages, Chin. Chem. Lett. 2023, 34, 108179

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50.   J. Xie, X. Li, Z. Du, Y. Liu, K. Zhu*, C–H⋯S Hydrogen Bond Assisted Supramolecular Encapsulation of Fullerenes with Nanobelts, CCS Chem. 2023, 5, 958–970

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49.   X. Li, J. Xie, Z. Du, R. Yu, J. Jia, Z. Chen*, and Kelong Zhu*, 2D and 3D metal–organic frameworks constructed with a mechanically rigidified [3]rotaxane ligand, Chem. Commun., 2022, 58, 5829-5832

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48.    X. Li, J. Xie, Z. Du, L. Jiang, G. Li, S. Ling* and K. Zhu*, Docking rings in a solid: reversible assembling of pseudorotaxanes inside a zirconium metal–organic framework, Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 6291-6296

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47.   A. Li, Z. Tan, Y. Hu, Z. Lu, J. Yuan, X. Li, J. Xie, J. Zhang*, and K. Zhu*, Precise Control of Radial Catenane Synthesis via Clipping and Pumping, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022doi.org/10.1021/jacs.1c12303

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46.   J. Yuan, Y. Song, X. Li, J. Xie, S. Dong, K. Zhu*, A Tubular Belt and a Möbius Strip with Dynamic Joints: Synthesis, Structure and Host-guest Chemistry, Org. Lett., 2021, 23, 9554−9558

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45.   J. Yuan, W. Lv, A. Li, K. Zhu*, A Self-assembled M2L2 Truncated Square and its Application as a Container for Fullerenes, Chem. Commun., 2021, 12848–12851

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44.   S. Wang, J. Yuan, J. Xie, Z. Lu, L. Jiang, Y. Mu*, Y. Huo, Y. Tsuchido, K. Zhu*, Sulphur-Embedded                    Hydrocarbon Belts: Synthesis, Structure and Redox Chemistry of Cyclothianthrenes, Angew. Chem.              Int. Ed., 2021, 60, 18443–18447.

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43.   H. Xu, M. Lin, J. Yuan, B. Zhou, Y. Mu, Y. Huo, K. Zhu*, “Fluorescence emission enhancement of a T-              shaped benzimidazole with a mechanically-interlocked ‘suit’”, Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 3239–3242.

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42.   G. Gholami, B. H. Wilson, K. Zhu, C. A. O’Keefe, R. W. Schurko* and Stephen J. Loeb*, “Exploring the            dynamics of Zr-based metal–organic frameworks containing mechanically interlocked molecular                     shuttles”, Faraday Discuss., 2021, 225, 358–370.

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41.   A. J. Stirk, B. H. Wilson, C. A. O’Keefe, H. Amarne, K. Zhu, R. W. Schurko, S. J. Loeb*, “Applying                      reticular synthesis to the design of Cu-based MOFs with mechanically interlocked linkers”, Nano Res.,          2021, 14, 417–422.

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40.   J. Xie, X. Li, S. Wang, A. Li, L. Jiang*, K. Zhu*, “Heteroatom-bridged molecular belts as containers”,                Nat. Commun., 2020, 11, article number: 3348

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39.   K. Zhu and J. Loeb*, “A hydrogen-bonded polymer constructed from mechanically interlocked,                       suit[1]ane monomers”, Can. J. Chem.; 2020, 98, 285–291.

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38.   Y. Hou, Z. Zhang, S. Lu, J. Yuan, Q. Zhu, W. Chen, S. Li, X. Li, Y. Zheng, K. Zhu, M. Zhang*, “Highly                Emissive Perylene Diimide-Based Metallacages and Their Host–Guest Chemistry for Information                   Encryption”, J. Am. Chem. Soc.; 2020, 142, 18763–18768

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37.   P. Martinez-Bulit, C. A. O’Keefe, K. Zhu, R. W. Schurko* and S. J. Loeb*, “Solvent and Steric Influences          on Rotational Dynamics in Porphyrinic Metal-Organic Frameworks with Mechanically Interlocked                    Pillars”, Cryst. Growth Des2019, 19, 5679–5685

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36.   K. Zhu*, G. Baggi, S. J. Loeb*, “Ring-through-ring molecular shuttling in a saturated [3]rotaxane”, Nat.            Chem., 2018, 10, 625–630.  (Highlighted by Nature and RSC ChemistryWorld)

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35.  V. N. Vukotic, K. Zhu*, G. Baggi, S. J. Loeb*, “Optical Distinction between “Slow” and “Fast” Translational         Motion in Degenerate Molecular Shuttles”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 129, 6232–6237.

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34.  K. Zhu*, G. Baggi, V. N. Vukotic, S. J. Loeb*, “Reversible mechanical protection: building a 3D “suit”                 around a T-shaped benzimidazole axle”, Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 3898–3904. (Highlighted by RSC                     ChemistryWorld)

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33.   G. Gholami, K. Zhu*, G. Baggi, E. Schott, X. Zarated, S. J. Loeb*, "Influence of axle length on the rate            and mechanism of shuttling in rigid H-shaped [2]rotaxanes", Chem. Sci.2017, 8, 7718–7723.

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32.   G. Gholami, G. Baggi, K. Zhu*, S. J. Loeb*, "Formation of metal-organic frameworks utilizing a                        mechanically interlocked, hexadentate linker containing a tetra-carboxylate axle and a bis(pyridine)                wheel", Dalton Trans., 201746, 2462–2470.

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31.   K. Zhu*, V. N. Vukotic, S. J. Loeb*, "Acid-Base Switchable [2]Rotaxane and [3]Rotaxane Molecular                  Shuttles with Benzimidazolium and Bis(pyridinium) Recognition Sites", Chem. Asian J.201611,                  3258–3266.

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Publications Prior to SYSU

30.   G. Gholami, K. Zhu, S. J. Loeb*, “Formation of a Poly-Threaded Metal-Organic Framework Utilizing an                       Interlocked Hexadentate, Carboxylate Linker”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem2016, 27, 4524–4529.

29.    N. Farahani, K. Zhu, C. A. O’Keefe, R. W. Schurko*, S. J. Loeb*, “Thermally Driven Dynamics of a Rotaxane               Wheel about an Imidazolium Axle inside a Metal-Organic Framework”, ChemPlusChem, 2016, 81, 836–841.

 

28.    N. Farahani, K. Zhu, S. J. Loeb*, "Rigid, Bistable Molecular Shuttles Combining T-Shaped Benzimidazolium               and Y-shaped Imidazolium Recognition Sites", ChemPhysChem, 2016, 17, 1875–1880.

 

27.    E. Viljoen, K. Zhu, S. J. Loeb*, “From Binuclear Complexes to Molecular Necklaces: Incorporating Flexible                 Ligands into Rotaxanes”, Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 22, 7479–7484.

 

26.    K. Zhu, C. A. O'Keefe, V. N. Vukotic, R. W. Schurko, S. J. Loeb*, “A Molecular Shuttle that Operates Inside a               Metal-Organic Framework”, Nat. Chem., 2015, 7, 514–519. (Highlighted by Nature and C&EN News)

 

25.    V. N. Vukotic, C. A. O’Keefe, K. Zhu, K. J. Harris, C. To, R. W. Schurko*, and S. J. Loeb* "Mechanically                         Interlocked Linkers inside Metal–Organic Frameworks: Effect of Ring Size on Rotational Dynamics", J. Am.               Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 9643–9651.

24.     I. Elguraish, K. Zhu, L. A. Hernandez, H. Amarne, J. Luo, V. N. Vukotic, Stephen J. Loeb*, “Assembly of a                    M4L4 “folded-cube” using a T-shaped, right-angled ligand”, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 898–902.

23.     K. Zhu, V. N. Vukotic, C. A. O'Keefe, R. W. Schurko, S. J. Loeb*, “Metal-​Organic Frameworks with                                Mechanically  Interlocked Pillars: Controlling Ring Dynamics in the Solid-​State via a Reversible Phase                      Change”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 7403–7409.

 

22.     N. Farahani, K. Zhu, N. Noujeim, S. J. Loeb*, “[2]​Pseudorotaxane Formation between Rigid Y-​shaped 2,​4,​5-​              triphenylimidazolium Axles and [24]​Crown-​8 Ether Wheels”, Org. Bio. Chem., 2014, 12, 4824–4827.

21.     C. B. Caputo, K. Zhu, V. N. Vukotic, S. J. Loeb*, D. W. Stephan*, “Heterolytic Activation of H2 Using a                          Mechanically Interlocked Molecule as a Frustrated Lewis Base”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 960–963.            (Front Cover)

 

20.     V. N. Vukotic, K. J. Harris, K. Zhu, R. W. Schurko, S. J. Loeb*, “Metal–Organic Frameworks with Dynamic                    Interlocked Components”, Nat. Chem., 2012, 4, 456–460. (Front Cover)

 

19.     K. Zhu, V. N. Vukotic, S. J. Loeb*, “Molecular Shuttling of a Compact and Rigid, H-Shaped [2]Rotaxane”,                    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 2168–2172.

 

18.     K. Zhu, V. N. Vukotic, N. Noujeim, S. J. Loeb*, “Bis(benzimidazolium) axles and crown ether wheels: a                        versatile templating pair for the formation of [2]rotaxane molecular shuttles, Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 3265–3271.

17.     N. Noujeim, K. Zhu, V. N. Vukotic, S. J. Loeb*, “[2]Pseudorotaxanes from T-Shaped Benzimidazolium Axles                and [24]Crown-8 Wheels” Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 2484–2487.

16.     D. J. Mercer, J. Yacoub, K. Zhu, S. K. Loeb, S. J. Loeb*, “[2]Pseudorotaxanes, [2]rotaxanes and metal–                      organic rotaxane frameworks containing tetra-substituted dibenzo[24]crown-8 wheels”, Org. Biomol.                          Chem., 201210, 6094–6104.

 

15.     X. Ji, K. Zhu, X. Yan, Y. Ma, J. Li, B. Hu, Y. Yu, F. Huang*, “pH-Responsive Supramolecular Polymerization in              Aqueous Media Driven by Electrostatic Attraction-Enhanced Crown Ether-Based Molecular Recognition”                  Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2012, 33, 1197–1202.​

14.     K. Zhu, L. Wu, X. Yan, B. Zheng, M. Zhang, F. Huang*, “Anion-Assisted Complexation of Paraquat by                          Cryptands Based on Bis(m-phenylene)-32-crown-10”, Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 6088–6098.

13.     M. Zhang, K. Zhu, F. Huang*, “Improved Complexation of Paraquat Drivatives by the Formation of Crown                  Ether-based Cryptands”, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 8131–8141. (Feature article)

 

12.     F. Wang, J. Zhang, X. Ding, S. Dong, M. Liu, B. Zheng, S. Li, K. Zhu, L. Wu, Y. Yu, H. W. Gibson, F. Huang*,                “Metal-Coordination-Mediated Reversible Conversion between Linear and Crosslinked Supramolecular                    Polymers” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 1090–1094.

11.     M. Zhang, B. Zheng, B. Xia, K. Zhu, C. Wu, F. Huang*, “Synthesis of A Bis(1,2,3-phenylene) Cryptand and Its            Dual-Responsive Binding to Paraquat and Diquat”, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6804–6809.

10.     K. Zhu, J. He, S. Li, M. Liu, F. Wang, M. Zhang, Z. Abliz, H. Yang, N. Li, F. Huang*, “Synthesis of Bis(m-                      Phenylene)-32-crown-10-Based Discrete Rhomboids Driven by Metal-Coordination and Complexation with              Paraquat”, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 3905–3912.

9.       K. Zhu, S. Li, F. Wang, F. Huang*, “Anion-controlled Ion-pair Recognition of Paraquat by A Bis(m-                              Phenylene)-32-crown-10 Derivative Heteroditopic Host”, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 1322–1328.

8.       S. Li, K. Zhu, B. Zheng, X. Wen, N. Li, F. Huang*, “A Bis(m-Phenylene)-32-crown-10/ Paraquat Derivative                  [2]Rotaxane”, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2009, 1053–1057.

7.       F. Wang, B. Zheng, K. Zhu, Q. Zhou, C. Zhai, S. Li, N. Li, F. Huang*, Formation of Linear Main Chain                          Polypseudorotaxanes with Supramolecular Polymer Backbones via Two Self Sorting Host-Guest                              Recognition Motifs”, Chem. Comm., 2009, 4375–4377.

6.       S. Li, M. Liu, B. Zheng, K. Zhu, F. Wang, N. Li, X. Zhao, F. Huang*, “Taco Complex Templated Syntheses of a            Cryptand/Paraquat [2]Rotaxane and [2]Catenane by Olefin Metathesis”, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 3350–3353.

 

5.       F. Wang, Q. Zhou, K. Zhu, S. Li, C. Wang, M. Liu, N. Li, F. R. Fronczek, F. Huang*, “Efficient Syntheses of                  Bis(m-Phenylene)-26-crown-8-Based Cryptand/Paraquat [2]Rotaxanes by Immediate Solvent Evaporation                Method”, Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 1488–1494.

4.       K. Zhu, M. Zhang, F. Wang, N. Li, S. Li, F. Huang*, “Improved Complexation between Dibenzo-24-crown-8                  Derivatives and Dibenzylammonium Salts by Ion-pair Recognition”, New J. Chem., 2008, 32, 1827–1830.

3.       C. Zhang, K. Zhu, S. Li, J. Zhang, F. Wang, M. Liu, N. Li, F. Huang*, “Binding of Secondary Dialkylammonium            Salts by Pyrido-21-crown-7”, Tetrahedron Lett., 2008, 49, 6917–6920.

2.       C. Zhang, S. Li, J. Zhang, K. Zhu, N. Li, F. Huang*, “Benzo-21-crown-7/Dialkylammonium Salt                                    [2]Pseudorotaxane- and [2]Rotaxane-type Threaded Structures”, Org. Lett., 2007, 9, 5553–5556.

1.       X. Zhang, C. Zhai, N. Li, M. Liu, S. Li, K. Zhu, J. Zhang, F. Huang*, H. W. Gibson, “Host Size Effect in the                    Complexation of Two Bis(m-phenylene)-32-crown-10-Based Cryptands with a Diazapyrenium Salt”,                          Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 7537–7541.

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