1. Ni, J; Wang, Y; Zhang, H; Sun, J; Tang, BZ. Aggregation-Induced Generation of Reactive Oxygen Species: Mechanism & Photosensitizer Construction, Molecules, 2021, just accepted.
  2. Zhang, J; He, B; Hu, Y; Alam, P; Zhang, H; Lam, JWY; Tang, BZ. Stimuli-Responsive AIEgens, Adv. Mater., 2021, DOI: 10.1002/adma.202008071, just accepted.


  1. Zhang, J; Zhang, Z; Yang, F; Zhang, H; Sun, J; Tang, BZ. Metal-Free Catalysts for the Polymerization of Alkynyl-Based Monomers, Catalysts, 2021, 11, 1, DOI: 10.3390/catal11010001.
  2. He, B; Zhang, J; Zhang, H; Tang, BZ et al. Clusteroluminescence from Cluster Excitons in Small Heterocyclics Free of Aromatic Rings, Adv. Sci. 2020, DOI: 10.1002/advs.202004299, just accepted.
  3. Zhang, J; Zhang, H; Lam, JWY; Tang, BZ et al. Restriction of Intramolecular Motion (RIM): Investigating AIE Mechanism by Experimental and Theoretical Studies, Chem. Res. Chinese Universities, 2020, just accepted. 
  4. Zhang, J; Zhang, H; Liu, J; Lam, JWY; Tang, BZ. Visualizing changes of molecular conformation in solid-state by a common structural determination technique: single crystal X-ray diffractionMater. Chem. Front., 2020, DOI:10.1039/D0QM00754D.
  5. Wang, Y; Nie, J; Yang, L; Hu, QL; Wang, ZK; Sun, JZ; Tang, BZ. Sugar-Based Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogens: Design, Structures, and Applications. Chem. Rev. 2020, 120, 4534–4577.
  6. Liu B; Zhang, H; Liu, S; Sun, JZ; Zhang XH; Tang, BZ. Polymerization-induced emission. Mater. Horiz., 2020, 7, 987-998.
  7. Cheng, X; Yang, F; Zhao, J; Ni, J; He, X; Zhou, C; Sun, JZ; Tang, BZ. Microscopic Visualization and Mechanism Investigation on Crystal Jumping Behavior of a Cyclic Chalcone Derivative. Mater. Chem. Front., 2020, 4, 651-660.


  1. Yang, FL; Zhang, SJ; Shen, TX; Ni, JC; Zhang, J; Cheng, X; Sun, JZ; Fu, ZS; Tang, BZ. Polymerization of 1-chloro-2-phenylacetylene derivatives by using a Brookhart-type catalyst. Polymer Chemistry, 2019, 10, 4801-4809.
  2. Jiang, N; Shen, TX; Sun, JZ; Tang, BZ, Aggregation-induced emission: right there shining, Science China Materials, 2019, 62, 1227-1235.
  3. Zhang, J; Sun, JZ; Qin, AJ; Tang, BZ. Transition metal-free polymerization of bromoalkynes and phenols, Macromolecules, 2019, 52, 2949-2955.
  4. Shen, T; Jiang, N; Zhang, X; He, L; Lang, X; Sun, JZ; Zhao, H. Pyrene-Functionalized Polyacetylenes: Synthesis and Photoluminescence Property, Polymers, 2019, 11, 1366-1377.
  5. Zhang, HK; Sun, JZ; Liu, JK; Kwok, RTK; Lam, JWY; Tang, BZ. Visualizing and monitoring interface structures and dynamics by luminogens with aggregation-induced emission. Journal of Applied Physics, 2019, 126, 5, 050901.
  6. Zhang, HK; LIU, J; Du, L; Ma, C; Leung, NLC; Niu, Y; Qin, A; Sun, JZ; Peng, Q; Sung, HHY; Williams, ID; Kwok, RTK; Lam, JWY; Wong, KS; Phillips, DL; Tang, BZ. Drawing a clear mechanistic picture for the aggregation-induced emission process. Mater. Chem. Front., 2019, 3, 1143-1150.
  7. Gao, XY; Shu, X; Song, YN; Cao, J; Gao, MS; Wang, FQ; Wang, YZ; Sun, JZ; Liu, JZ; Tang, BZ. Visualization and quantification of cellular RNA production and degradation using a combined fluorescence and mass spectrometry characterization assay. Chemical Communications, 2019, 55, 8321-8324.
  8. Gao, XY; Mao, D; Zuo, XG; Hu, F; Cao, J; Zhang, P; Sun, JZ; Liu, JZ; Liu, B; Tang, BZ, Specific Targeting, Imaging, and Ablation of Tumor-Associated Macrophages by Theranostic Mannose-AlEgen Conjugates. Analytical Chemistry, 2019, 91, 6836-6843.
  9. Zhang, J; Sun, JZ; Qin, AJ; Tang, BZ. Transition-Metal-Free Polymerization of Bromoalkynes and Phenols. Macromolecules, 2019, 52, 2949-2955.
  10. Jiang, N; Wang, YJ; Qin, AJ; Sun, JZ; Tang, BZ. Effective enhancement of the emission efficiency of tetraphenylporphyrin in solid state by tetraphenylethene modification. Chinese Chemical Letters, 2019, 30, 143-148.


  1. Zhang, HK; Zheng, XY; Kwok, RTK; Wang, J; Leung, NLC; Shi, L; Sun, JZ; Tang, ZY; Lam, JWY; Qin, AJ; Tang, BZ. In situ monitoring of molecular aggregation using circular dichroism. Nature Communications, 2018, 9, 4961.
  2. Gu, Y; Zhao, Z; Su, HF; Zhang, PF; Liu, JK; Niu, GL; Li, SW; Wang, ZY; Kwok, RTK; Ni, XL; Sun, JZ; Qin, AJ; Lam, JWY; Tang, BZ. Exploration of biocompatible AIEgens from natural resources. Chemical Science, 2018, 9, 6497-6502.
  3. Xue, JQ; Bai, W; Duan, HY; Nie, JJ; Du, BY; Sun, JZ; Tang, BZ. Tetraphenylethene Cross-Linked Thermosensitive Microgels via Acylhydrazone Bonds: Aggregation-Induced Emission in Nanoconfined Environments and the Cononsolvency Effect. Macromolecules, 2018, 51, 5762-5772.
  4. Gao, XY; Sun, JZ; Tang, BZ. Reaction-based AIE-active Fluorescent Probes for Selective Detection and Imaging. Israel Journal of Chemistry. 2018, 58, 845-859.
  5. Chen, M; Li, LZ; Wu, HQ; Pan, LX; Li, SW; He, BR; Zhang, HK; Sun, JZ; Qin, AJ; Tang, BZ. Unveiling the Different Emission Behavior of Polytriazoles Constructed from Pyrazine-Based AIE Monomers by Click Polymerization. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, 10, 12181-12188.
  6. Wang, X; Sun, JZ; Tang, BZ. Poly(disubstituted acetylene)s: Advances in polymer preparation and materials application. Progress in Polymer Science, 2018, 79, 98-120.
  7. Cheng, X; Wang, ZY; Tang, BL; Zhang, HY; Qin, AJ; Sun, JZ; Tang, BZ. Diversified Photo/Electronic Functions Based on a Simple Chalcone Skeleton: Effects of Substitution Pattern and Molecular Packing. Advanced Functional Materials. 2018, 28, 1706506.
  8. Wang, ZY; Gu, Y; Liu, JY; Cheng, X; Sun, JZ; Qin, AJ; Tang, BZ. A novel pyridinium modified tetraphenylethene: AIE-activity, mechanochromism, DNA detection and mitochondrial imaging. Journal of Materials Chemistry B. 2018, 6, 1279-1285.
  9. Wang, ZY; Cheng, X; Qin, AJ; Zhang, HK; Sun, JZ; Tang, BZ. Multiple Stimuli Responses of Stereo-Isomers of AIE-Active Ethynylene-Bridged and Pyridyl-Modified Tetraphenylethene. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2018, 122, 2165-2176.
  10. Chen, M; Chen, R; Shi, Y; Wang, JG; Cheng, YH; Li, Y; Gao, XD; Yan, Y; Sun, JZ; Qin, AJ; Kwok, RTK; Lam, JWY; Tang, BZ. Malonitrile-Functionalized Tetraphenylpyrazine: Aggregation-Induced Emission, Ratiometric Detection of Hydrogen Sulfide, and Mechanochromism. Advanced Functional Materials, 2018, 28, 1704689。
  11. Gao, XY; Cao, J; Song, YN; Shu, X; Liu, JZ; un, JZ; Liu, B; Tang, BZ. A unimolecular theranostic system with H2O2-specific response and AIE-activity for doxorubicin releasing and real-time tracking in living cells. RSC Advances, 2018, 8, 10975-10979.


  1. Haoke Zhang, Xiaoyan Zheng, Ni Xie, Zikai He, Junkai Liu, Nelson L. C. Leung, Yingli Niu, Xuhui Huang, Kam Sing Wong, Ryan T. K. Kwok, Herman H. Y. Sung, Ian D. Williams, Anjun Qin, Jacky W. Y. Lam, Ben Zhong Tang*. Why Do Simple Molecules with “Isolated” Phenyl Rings Emit Visible Light? J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 16264-16272.
  2. Zhang, J; Wang, WJ; Liu, Y; Sun, JZ; Qin, AJ; Tang, BZ. Facile Polymerization of Water and Triple-Bond Based Monomers toward Functional Polyamides. Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 8554-8561.
  3. Chen, R; Gao, XY; Cheng, X; Qin, AJ; Sun, JZ; Tang, BZ. A red-emitting cationic hyperbranched polymer: facile synthesis, aggregation-enhanced emission, large Stokes shift, polarity-insensitive fluorescence and application in cell imaging. Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 8, 6277-6282.
  4. Wang, YM; Wang, WJ; Wang, X; Cheng, X; Qin, AJ; Sun, JZ; Tang, BZ. Polymerization of 1-chloro-2-benzaldehyde-acetylene using an NHC-Pd/AgOTf catalyst and post-polymerization modification, Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 8, 5546-5553.
  5. Shi, Y; Bai, TW; Bai, W; Wang, Z; Chen, M; Yao, BC; Sun, JZ; Qin, AJ; Ling, J; Tang, BZ. Phenol-yne Click Polymerization: An Efficient Technique to Facilely Access Regio- and Stereoregular Poly(vinylene ether ketone)s. Chemistry: A European Journal, 2017, 23, 10725-10731.
  6. Mei, J; Sun, JZ; Qin, AJ; Tang, BZ. Comparative study of the dicyanovinyl-functionalized 1,1-dimethyl-2,3,4,5-tetraphenylsilole derivatives on their structures, properties, and applications in thiol detection. Dyes and Pigments, 2017, 141, 366-378.
  7. Wang, WJ; Shi, Y; Wang, X; Qin, AJ; Sun, JZ; Tang, BZ. A novel post-polymerization modification route to functional poly(disubstituted acetylenes) through phenol-yne click reaction. Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 8, 2630-2639.
  8. Shi, Y; Cai, YJ; Wang, YJ; Chen, M; Nie, H; Qin, W; Zhang, HK; Sun, JZ; Qin, AJ; Tang, BZ. 3,4,5-Triphenyl-1,2,4-triazole-based multifunctional n-type AIEgen, Science China Chemistry, 2017, 60, 635-641.
  9. Xiaoying Gao, Guangxue Feng, Purnima Naresh Manghnani, Fang Hu, Nan Jiang, Jianzhao Liu, Bin Liu,* Jing Zhi Sun* and Ben Zhong Tang*. A Two-Channel Responsive Fluorescent Probe with AIE Characteristics and Its Application for Selective Imaging of Superoxide Anion in Living Cells. Chemical Communications, 2017, 53, 1653-1656.
  10. Xiao Wang, Wenjie Wang, Yanmei Wang, Jing Zhi Sun* and Ben Zhong Tang*. Poly(phenylene-ethynylene-alt-tetraphenylethene) Copolymers: Aggregation Enhanced Emission, Induced Circular Dichromism, Tunable Surface Wettability and Sensitive Explosive Detection. Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 8, 2353-2362.
  11. Tian, Minggang; Liu, Yong; Sun, Yuming; Zhang, Ruoyao; Feng, Ruiqing; Zhang, Ge; Guo, Lifang; Li, Xuechen; Yu, Xiaoqiang*; Sun, Jing Zhi*; He, Qiuquan. A single fluorescent probe enables clearly discriminating and simultaneously imaging liquid-ordered and liquid-disordered microdomains in plasma membrane of living cells. Biomaterials, 2017, 120, 46-56.
  12. Jiaqi Tong, Ting Hu, Anjun Qin, Jing Zhi Sun and Ben Zhong Tang. Deciphering the Binding Behaviours of BSA Using Ionic AIE-active Fluorescent Probes. Faraday Discuss., 2017,196, 285-303.
  13. Lingzhi Li, Han Nie, Ming Chen, Jingzhi Sun, Anjun Qin* and Ben Zhong Tang*. Aggregation-enhanced emission active tetraphenylbenzene-cored efficient blue light emitter. Faraday Discuss., 2017,196, 245-253.
  14. Yang Shi, Jing Zhi Sun, Anjun Qin*。 Click Polymerization: The Aurora of Polymer Synthetic Methodology. J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2017, 55, 616-621.


  1. 白玮,史杨,宋忱,贺杰,秦安军,孙景志*,唐本忠* 。荧蒽修饰的四苯基乙烯衍生物: 分子合成、聚集增强荧光特性及其对苦味酸的高灵敏度检测。化学学报,2016, 74, 893-901
  2. Xiao Wang, Yuan Gao, Wenjie Wang, Anjun Qin, Jing Zhi Sun* and Ben Zhong Tang*. Different amine-functionalized poly(diphenylsubstituted acetylenes) from the same precursor. Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 5312-5321.
  3.  Yi Jia Wang, Yang Shi, Zhaoyang Wang, Zhenfeng Zhu, Xinyuan Zhao, Han Nie, Jun Qian, Anjun Qin, Jing Zhi Sun,* and Ben Zhong Tang*. A Red to Near-IR Fluorogen: Aggregation-Induced Emission, Large Stokes Shift, High Solid Efficiency and Application in Cell-Imaging. Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 9784-9791.
  4. Zhaoyang Wang, Wei Bai, Jiaqi Tong, Yi Jia Wang, Anjun Qin, Jing Zhi Sun* and Ben Zhong Tang*. A macrocyclic 1,4-bis(4-pyridylethynyl)benzene showing unique aggregation-induced emission properties. Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 10365-10368.
  5. Ming Chen, Han Nie, Bo Song, Lingzhi Li, Jing Zhi Sun, Anjun Qin* and Ben Zhong Tang*. Triphenylamine-functionalized tetraphenylpyrazine: facile preparation and multifaceted functionalities. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 2901-2908.
  6. Wenhui Dong, Haiqiang Wu, Ming Chen, Yang Shi, Jingzhi Sun, Anjun Qin* and Ben Zhong Tang*. Anionic conjugated polytriazole: direct preparation, aggregation-enhanced emission, and highly efficient Al3+ sensing. Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 5835-5839.


  1. Bicheng Yao, Ting Hu, Haoke Zhang, Jie Li, Jing Zhi Sun, Anjun Qin*, and Ben Zhong Tang*. Multi-Functional Hyperbranched Poly(vinylene sulfide)s Constructed via Spontaneous Thiol−Yne Click Polymerization. Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 7782-7791.
  2. Xiao Wang, Han Hu, Wenjie Wang, Anjun Qin, Jing Zhi Sun* and Ben Zhong Tang*. A Throughway to Functional Poly (disubstituted acetylenes): Combination of Activated Ester Strategy with Click Reaction. Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 7958–7963.
  3. Haiqiang Wu, Wenhui Dong, Zongtan Wang, Bicheng Yao, Ming Chen, Jing Zhi Sun, Anjun Qin* and Ben Zhong Tang*. An air-stable supported Cu(I) catalyst for azide-alkyne click polymerization. Sci. China Chem., 2015, 58, 1748–1752.
  4. Yuan Gao, Xiao Wang, Jing Zhi Sun,*and Ben Zhong Tang*. Synthesis of Functional Poly(disubstituted acetylene)s through the Post-Polymerization Modification Route. Chem. Rec. 2015, 15, 524-532.
  5. Bicheng Yao, Jing Zhi Sun, Anjun Qin, and Ben Zhong Tang. Click Chemistry: A Powerful and Versatile Methodology for Preparation of Ferrocene-Containing Polymers. J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym., 2015, 25, 37-46.
  6. Jiaqi Tong, Yi Jia Wang, Zhaoyang Wang, Jing Zhi Sun* and Ben Zhong Tang*. Crystallization-Induced Emission Enhancement of a Simple Tolane-Based Mesogenic Luminogen. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 21875-21881.
  7. Ming Chen, Lingzhi Li, Han Nie, Yang Shi, Ju Mei, Jian Wang, Jing Zhi Sun, Anjun Qin* and Ben Zhong Tang*. N-type pyrazine and triazole-based luminogens with aggregation-enhanced emission characteristics. Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 10710-10713.
  8. 陈明,孙景志,秦安军,唐本忠. 聚集诱导发光特性的杂环分子体系研究进展. Chin. Sci. Bull., 2016, 61, 304-314
  9. Ting Hu, Bicheng Yao, Xiujuan Chen, Weizhang Li, Zhegang Song, Anjun Qin, Jing Zhi Sun* and Ben Zhong Tang*. Effect of Ionic Interaction on the Mechanochromic Property of Pyridinium Modified Tetraphenylethene. Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 8849-8852.
  10. Haoke Zhang, Hongkun Li, Jia Wang, Jing Zhi Sun, Anjun Qin* and Ben Zhong Tang*. Axial chiral aggregation-induced emission luminogens with aggregation-annihilated circular dichroism effect. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 5162-5166.
  11. Lingzhi Li, Ming Chen, Haoke Zhang, Han Nie, Jing Zhi Sun, Anjun Qin* and Ben Zhong Tang*. Influence of the number and substitution position of phenyl groups on the aggregation-enhanced emission of benzene-cored luminogens. Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 4830-4833.
  12. Yi Jia Wang, Zeyu Li, Jiaqi Tong, Xiao Yuan Shen,Anjun Qin, Jing Zhi Sun and Ben Zhong Tang, The fluorescence properties and aggregation behavior of tetraphenylethene–perylenebisimide dyads, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 3559-3568.

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