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Inorganic Chemistry



Professor: Yunshan zhou

Office:  Dianjiao Building 113

Tel: 18511945529, 13683561185



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Bielefeld University of Germany

Sogang University of South Korea

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced    Scientific Research

Nanjing University

Post Doctor

Full-time researcher

Visiting Scholar


Post Doctor


Northeast Normal University



Yantai Teacher’s College



Research Experience



Beijing University of Chemical Technology



Research Interests:


Ø Currently, scientific research interests in this group, which is supported by National Natural Science Foundation and other financial supporters, mainly covers the following aspects: (1) polyoxometalate chemistry; (2) nanomaterials chemistry; and (3) functional coordination chemistry. The topics are concerned with rational design and preparation of new functional materials, property exploration and application in the fields such as optical nonlinearity, catalysis, photochemistry, chemical warfare agents degradation, luminescence, clean fuel and so on.




Ø Fabrication and optical nonlinearities of composite  films derived from the water-soluble Keplerate-type polyoxometalate and the chloroform-soluble porphyrin, Zonghai Shi, Yunshan Zhou,* Lijuan Zhang,* Di Yang, Cuncun Mu, Haizhou Ren, Farooq Khurum Shehzad and Jiaqi Li, Dalton, 2015, 44, 4102-4107.

Ø Two series of reactants' ratio-dependent lanthanide organic frameworks derived from nicotinic acid N-oxide and oxalate: Synthesis, crystal structures and luminescence properties, Yanyan Yu, Lijuan Zhang*, Yunshan Zhou* and Zareen Zuhra, Dalton, 2015, 44, 4601-4612.

Ø  Synthesis, structures and photoluminescence of a series of 3-D lanthanide-organic coordination polymers constructed from versatile 2,2'-bipyridine-3,3'-dicarboxylic acid 1,1'-dioxide and oxalic acid, Lijuan Zhang, Hongwei Zhu, Qing Yue, Yunshan Zhou*, Yan Guo and Zonghai Shi, CrystEngComm. 2015, 17, 4150-4160.

Ø 3-D Silver(I)-lanthanide(III) Heterometallic-organic Frameworks Constructed from 2,2'-Bipyridine-3,3'-dicarboxylic acid: Synthesis, Structure, Photoluminescence and their Remarkable Thermostability, Yunshan Zhou*, Xiaomin Li, Lijuan Zhang*, Yan Guo,  Zonghai Shi, Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53(7), 3362-3370.

Ø Solution Properties and Effect of the Anions on the Third-Order Optical Nonlinearity of Porphyrin-Heteropolyoxometalate Hybrid System, Zonghai Shi, Yunshan Zhou*, Lijuan Zhang*, Sadaf ul Hanssan, Ningning Qu, J. Phys. Chem. C. 2014, 118(12), 6413–6422.

Ø  Towards applications in catalysis: Investigation on photocatalytic activities of a derivative family of the Kepelerate type molybdenum-oxide based polyoxometalates, Yunshan Zhou,* Libo Qin, Chao Yu, Tian Xiong, Lijuan Zhang,* Waqar Ahmad and Hao Han, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 54928-54935.

Ø  New Supramolecular Compounds Based on Porphyrin and Polyoxometalate: Synthesis, Characterization and Nonlinear Optical and Optical Limiting Properties, Zonghai Shi, Yunshan Zhou,* Lijuan Zhang,* Cuncun Mu, Haizhou Ren, Daf ul Hassan and Hafiz Muhammad Asif, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 50277-50284.

Ø  2D lanthanide organic network constructed from 6,7-dihydropyrido(2,3-d)pyridazine-5,8-dione: Synthesis, characterization and photoluminescence for sensing small molecules, Waqar Ahmad, Lijuan Zhang*, Yunshan Zhou*, CrystEngComm., 2014, 16, 3521-3531.

Ø  Photoluminescent 3D lanthanide-organic frameworks based on 2, 5-dioxo-1,  4-piperazinyl-bis(methylphosphonic) acid formed via in situ cyclodehydration of glyphosates Yunshan Zhou,* Yan Guo, Sheng Xu, Lijuan Zhang,* and Waqar Ahmad, Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 6338-6345.


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