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Department of Chemistry

 

Dr. Zehuan Huang is a Marie Curie Fellow at the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis in University of Cambridge.

He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Tsinghua University (China) in 2013. After that, he joined Prof. Xi Zhang's group at the same univerisity as a PhD candidate. As shown in the following scheme, his PhD research was mainly focused on applying cucurbit[n]uril(CB[n])-based functional supramolecular systems to inter/multidisciplinary area, involving supramolecular chemistry, polymer chemistry, physical chemistry, antimicrobial and anticancer therapy, and catalytic chemistry. In 2018, he was awarded a PhD for his works on controllable association, assembly and function of cucurbiturils host-guest chemistry.

Dr. Zehuan Huang joined the Scherman group in Aug 2018 as a post-doc, working closely with Prof. Jeremy Baumberg from Physics Department for exploring new supramolecular catalytic systems. Later, in April 2019, he was awarded 'Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship'.

Currently, he works on tailoring non-covalent interactions for studying property-structure relationships in supramolecular hydrogels and peptide-based self-assemblies. Small is big; and Less is more.

 

Publications

Unprecedented Halide-Ion Binding and Catalytic Activity of Nanoscale Anionic Metal Oxide Clusters
S She, M Li, Q Li, Z Huang, Y Wei, P Yin
– Chempluschem
(2019)
84,
1668
Supramolecular Emulsion Interfacial Polymerization
S Zhang, B Qin, Z Huang, J-F Xu, X Zhang
– ACS Macro Letters
(2019)
8,
177
Supramolecularly Catalyzed Polymerization: From Consecutive Dimerization to Polymerization.
X Tang, Z Huang, H Chen, Y Kang, J-F Xu, X Zhang
– Angewandte Chemie International Edition
(2018)
57,
8545
pH-Induced Charge-Reversal Amphiphile with Cancer Cell-Selective Membrane-Disrupting Activity.
Y Chang, Z Huang, Y Jiao, J-F Xu, X Zhang
– ACS Appl Mater Interfaces
(2018)
10,
21191
Supramolecular Interfacial Polymerization of Miscible Monomers: Fabricating Supramolecular Polymers with Tailor-Made Structures
B Qin, S Zhang, Z Huang, J-F Xu, X Zhang
– Macromolecules
(2018)
51,
1620
Supramolecular Chemotherapy: Carboxylated Pillar[6]arene for Decreasing Cytotoxicity of Oxaliplatin to Normal Cells and Improving Its Anticancer Bioactivity Against Colorectal Cancer.
Q Hao, Y Chen, Z Huang, J-F Xu, Z Sun, X Zhang
– ACS applied materials & interfaces
(2018)
10,
5365
Antimicrobial cationic polymers: from structural design to functional control
Y Yang, Z Cai, Z Huang, X Tang, X Zhang
– Polymer Journal
(2018)
50,
33
Supramolecular Polymerization Controlled through Kinetic Trapping
H Chen, Z Huang, H Wu, J-F Xu, X Zhang
– Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
(2017)
56,
16575
Supramolecular catalyst functions in catalytic amount: cucurbit[8]uril accelerates the photodimerization of Brooker’s merocyanine
Y Kang, X Tang, H Yu, Z Cai, Z Huang, D Wang, J-F Xu, X Zhang
– Chemical science
(2017)
8,
8357
Buildup of Redox-Responsive Hybrid from Polyoxometalate and Redox-Active Conducting Oligomer: Its Self-Assemblies with Controllable Morphologies
S She, Z Huang, P Yin, A Bayaguud, H Jia, Y Huang, Y Wei, Y Wei
– Chemistry - A European Journal
(2017)
23,
14860
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Research Group

Telephone number

01223 334372 (shared)

Email address

zh321@cam.ac.uk