Publications and Patents

  1. 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. Front. 2020, 
  2. 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, 59, 7283–7289.
  3. 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.
  4. Ilacas, G. C.; Basa, A. Nelms, K. J.; Sosa, J. D.; Liu, Y.*; Gomez, F. A.* Paper-based microfluidic devices for glucose assays employing a metal-organic framework (MOF). Anal. Chim. Acta. 2019, 1055, 74-80.
  5. Cagan, D. A., Garcia, A. C., Li, K., Ashen-Garry, D., Tadle, A. C., Zhang, D., Nelms, K. J., Liu, Y., Shallenberger, J. R., Stapleton, J. J., Selke, M. Chemistry of Singlet Oxygen with a Cadmium−Sulfur Cluster: Physical Quenching versus Photooxidation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 67−71
  6. Pereira, C. F.; Liu, Y.; Howarth, A.; Figueira, F.; Rocha, J.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K.; Tome, J. P. C.; Paz, F. A. A. Detoxification of a Mustard-Gas Simulant by Nanosized Porphyrin Based Metal−Organic Frameworks. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2019, 2, 465-469. (Featured Cover Story)
  7. Sosa, J. D.; Bennett, T. F.;  Nelms, K. J.; Liu, B. M.; Tovar R. C.; Liu, Y*. Metal–Organic Framework Hybrid Materials and Their Applications”, Crystals, 2018, 8, 325. (Featured Cover Story)
  8. Garcia-Holley, P.; Schweitzer, B.; Islamoglu, T.; Liu, Y.; Lin, L.; Rodriguez, S.; Weston, M. H.; Hupp, J. T.; Gómez-Gualdrón, D. A.; Yildirim, T.; Farha, O. K. Benchmark Study of Hydrogen Storage in Metal–Organic Frameworks under Temperature and Pressure Swing Conditions. ACS Energy Lett. 2018, 3(3), 748-754.
  9. Farha, O. K.; Hupp, J. T.; Beyzavi, H. M.; Stephenson, C. J.; Liu, Y. Zirconium- and Hafnium-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks as Epoxide Ring-Opening Catalysts. US Patent US20170362167A1.
  10. Liu, Y.; Howarth, A. J.; Vermeulen, N.A.; Moon, S. Y.; Hupp, J. T,; Farha, O. K. Catalytic Degradation of Chemical Warfare Agents and Their Simulants by Metal-Organic Frameworks. Coord. Chem. Rev. 2017, 346, 101-111.
  11. Howard, A. J.; Buru, C. T.; Liu, Y.; Ploskonka, A. M.; Hartlieb, K. J.; McEntee, M.; Mahle, J. J.; Buchanan, J. H.; Durke, E. M.; Al-Juaid, S. S.; Stoddart, J. F.; DeCoste, J. B.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Postsynthetic incorporation of a Singlet Oxygen Photosensitizer in a Metal–Organic Framework for Fast and Selective Oxidative Detoxification of Sulfur Mustard. Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 214-218.
  12. Liu, Y.#; Buru, C. T.#; Howarth, A. J.; Mahle, J. J.; Buchanan, J. H.; DeCoste, J. B.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Efficient and Selective Oxidation of Sulfur Mustard using Singlet Oxygen Generated by a Pyrene-based Metal-Organic Frameworks. J. Mater. Chem. A. 2016, 4, 13809-13813
  13. Xu, Y.; Vermeulen, N. A.; Liu, Y.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. SALE-Ing a MOF-Based “Ship of Theseus.” Sequential Building-Block Replacement for Complete Reformulation of a Pillared-Paddlewheel Metal-Organic Framework. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 4345-4348.

(Prior to joining Cal State LA)

  1. Liu, Y.; Klet, R. C.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Probing the Correlations Between the Defects in Metal-Organic Frameworks and their Catalytic Activity by an Epoxide Ring-opening Reaction. Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 7806-7809.
  2. Howarth, A. J.#; Liu, Y.#; Li, P.; Li, Z.; Wang, T. C.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Chemical, Thermal and Mechanical Stabilities of Metal-Organic Frameworks. Nat. Rev. Mater. 2016, 1, 15018. (Featured Cover Story)
  3. Thornburg, N. E.; Liu, Y.; Li, P.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K.; Notestein, J. M. MOFs and Their Grafted Analogues: Regioselective Epoxide Ring-opening with Zr6 Nodes. Catal. Sci. Technol. 2016, Advanced Article.
  4. Klet, R. C.; Liu, Y.; Wang, T. C.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Evaluation of Brønsted Acidity and Proton Topology in Zr- and Hf-based Metal–Organic Frameworks Using Potentiometric Acid–Base Titration. J. Mater. Chem. A. 2016, 4, 1479-1485.
  5. Platero-Prats, A.; Mavrandonakis, A. M.; Gallington, L. C.; Liu, Y.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K.; Cramer, C. J.; Chapman, K. W. Structural Transitions of the Metal-Oxide Nodes within Metal–Organic Frameworks: On the Local Structures of NU-1000 and UiO-66. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 4178-4185.
  6. Liu, Y.; Moon, S.-Y.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Dual-Function Metal-Organic Framework as a Versatile Catalyst for Detoxifying Chemical Warfare Agent Simulants. ACS Nano. 2015, 9, 12358-12364.
  7. Liu, Y.#; Howarth, A. J.#; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Selective Photooxidation of a Mustard-Gas Simulant Catalyzed by a Porphyrinic Metal–Organic Framework. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 9001-9005.
  8. Moon, S.-Y.*; Liu, Y.*; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Instantaneous Hydrolysis of Nerve-Agent Simulants with a Six-Connected Zirconium-Based Metal–Organic Framework. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 6795-6799.
  9. Wang, S.; Morris, W.; Liu, Y.; McGuirk, M.C.; Zhou, Y.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K.; Mirkin, C. A. Surface-Specific Functionalization of Nanoscale Metal-Organic Frameworks. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 14738-14742.
  10. Howarth, A. J.; Liu, Y.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Metal–Organic Frameworks for Applications in Remediation of Oxyanion/Cation-contaminated Water. CrystEngComm. 2015, 17, 7245-7253.
  11. Chen, Y.-P.; Liu, Y.; Liu, D.; Bosch, M.; Zhou, H.-C. Direct Measurement of Adsorbed Gas Redistribution in Metal-Organic Frameworks. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 2919-2930.
  12. Beyzavi, M. H.*; Stephenson, C.*; Liu, Y.*; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Metal-Organic Framework-based Catalysts: Chemical Fixation of CO2 with Epoxides leading to Cyclic Organic Carbonates. Front. Energy. Res. 2015, 2, 63.
  13. Liu, T.-F.; Zou, L.; Feng, D.; Chen, Y.-P.; Fordham, S.; Wang, X.; Liu, Y.; Zhou, H.-C. Stepwise Synthesis of Robust Metal–Organic Frameworks via Postsynthetic Metathesis and Oxidation of Metal Nodes in a Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal Transformation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 7813-7816.
  14. Xie, Y.; Yang, H.; Wang, U. Z.; Liu, Y.; Li, J.-R.; Zhou, H.-C. Unusual Preservation of Polyhedral Molecular Building Units in a Metal–Organic Framework with Evident Desymmetrization in Ligand Design. Chem. Comm. 2014, 50, 563-565.
  15. Zhang, M.; Lu, W.; Li, J.-R.; Bosch, M.; Chen, Y.-P.; Liu, T.-F.; Liu, Y.; Zhou, H.-C. Design and synthesis of nucleobase-incorporated metal–organic materials. Inorg. Chem. Front. 2014, 1, 159-162.
  16. Liu, Y.; Chen, Y.-P.; Liu, T.-F.; Yakovenko, A. A.; Raiff, A. M.; Zhou, H.-C. Selective Gas Adsorption and Unique Phase Transition Properties in a Stable Magnesium Metal-Organic Framework Constructed from Infinite Metal Chains. CrystEngComm. 2013, 15, 9688-9693.
  17. Liu, Y.; Li, J.-R.; Verdegaal, W. M.; Liu, T.-F.; Zhou, H.-C. Isostructural Metal-Organic Frameworks Assembled from Functionalized Di-isophthalate Ligands through a Ligand Truncation Strategy. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 5637-5643.
  18. Liu, Y.; Wang, U. Z.; Zhou, H.-C. Recent Advances in Carbon Dioxide Capture with Metal-Organic Frameworks. Greenhouse Gas Sci. and Technol. 2012, 2, 239-259.