Yangyang Liu

Yangyang Liu
College of Natural and Social Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Office Location: ASCB 221 E
Phone: (323)343-2323 Email: [email protected]
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Research Interests: Materials Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysis, Renewable Energy, Nanotechnology
Teaching: CHEM 3600 Inorganic Chemistry Lecture (Spring, Fall);
                  CHEM 5600 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Fall of odd years);
                  CHEM 4810 Advanced Synthetic Methods
                  CHEM/PHYS 4142 Chemistry and Physics of Materials (Fall of even years)
Educational Background:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. 2014-2016
Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. 2014
B.S. Nankai University, Tianjin, China. 2009
Recent Selected Publications:

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  • Hao, Y.; Liu, B. M.; Bennett, T. F.; Monsour, C. G.; Selke, M.*; Liu, Y.* Determination of Singlet Oxygen Quantum Yield of a Porphyrinic Metal–Organic Framework. J. Phys. Chem. C 2021125, 7392-7400. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c00310
  • Luo, H.-B.; Castro, A. J.; Wasson, M. C.; Flores, W.; Farha, O. K.; Liu, Y.* Rapid, Biomimetic Degradation of a Nerve Agent Simulant by Incorporating Imidazole Bases into a Metal-Organic Framework. ACS Catal. 2021https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.0c04565
  • Zhang, X.; Wasson, M. C.; Shayan M.; Berdichevsky, E. K.; Ricardo-Noordberg, J.; Singh, Z.; Papazyan, E. K.; Castro, A. J.; Marino, P.; Ajoyan, Z.; Chen, Z.; Islamoglu, T.; Howarth, A. J.*; Liu, Y.*; Majewski, M. B.*; Katz, M. J.*; Mondloch, J. E.*; Farha, O. K.* A Historical Perspective on Porphyrin-based Metal-Organic Frameworks and Their Applications. Coord. Chem. Rev. 2020429, 213615. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2020.213615
  • Klein, S. E.; Sosa, J. D.; Castonguay, A. C.; Flores, W. I.; Zarzar, L. D.*; Liu, Y.* Green Synthesis of Zr-Based Metal-Organic Framework Hydrogel Composites and Their Enhanced Adsorptive Properties. Inorg. Chem. Front20207, 4813-4821. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0QI00840K 
  • Luo, H.-B.; Ren, Q.; Liu, Y.*; Zhang, J.; Ren, X. M.* Proton Conduction of an Acid-Resistant Open-Framework Chalcogenidometalate Hybrid in Anhydrous versus Humid Environments. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 597283–7289https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c00707
  • Farha, O. K.; Hupp, J. T.; Beyzavi, M. H.; Stephenson, C. J.; Liu. Y. Hafnium-based metal-organic frameworks as epoxide ring-opening catalysts. US Patent App. 2019, 16/256, 141.
       ACS-PRF (PI)
       DoD Army Education & Research Grant (PI)
       NSF-CREST (Co-PI, leading a sub-project)
       La Kretz Environment Endowment (PI)
       CSU RSCA (PI)