Dr Yang Yang

Yang Yang was born in Guangxi, China. He spent 9 years in Xiamen University (China) from 2007-2016 to get his Bachelor’s and PhD degrees in chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Quan-Ming Wang. He became a lecturer and led a small research team in Jiangsu Normal University (China) from the summer of 2016. His researches mainly focused on syntheses and properties of coin-metal clusters and coordination cage complexes. In the summer of 2019, he joined the group of Prof. Jonathan R. Nitschke at the University of Cambridge as a postdoctoral researcher supported by Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education.


  1. Y. Yang*, T. Jia, Y.-Z. Han, Z.-A. Nan, S.-F. Yuan, F.-L.Yang, D. Sun*, “An Unprecedented All‐Alkynyl Protected 74‐Nuclei Silver(I)-Copper(I)-Oxo Nanocluster: Oxo‐Induced Hierarchical Bimetal Aggregation and Anisotropic Surface Ligand Orientation.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 12280-12285.

  2. Z. Wang, F.-L. Yang, Y. Yang*, Q.-Y. Liu, Di Sun*, “Hierarchical Multi-Shell 66-Nuclei Silver Nanoclusters Trapping Subvalent Ag6 Kernels.” Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 10296-10299.

  3. J.-Q. Wang, Z.-J. Guan, W.-D. Liu, Y. Yang*, Q.-M. Wang*, “Chirality Enhancement via Symmetric Control: the Chiral Synthesis and Reversible Interconversion of Two Intrinsically Chiral Gold Nanoclusters” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 2384-2390.

  4. Y. Yang*, Q. Zhang, Z.-J. Guan, Z.-A. Nan, J.-Q. Wang, T. Jia, W.-W. Zhan*, “Enantioselective Synthesis of Homochiral Au13 Nanoclusters and Their Chiroptical Activities”, Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 3670-3675.

  5. Y. Yang*, Y. Wu, J.-H. Jia, X.-Y. Zheng, Q. Zhang, K.-C. Xiong, Z.-M. Zhang,* Q.-M. Wang*, “Enantiopure Magnetic Heterometallic Coordination Cubic Cages [MII8CuII6] (M = Ni, Co)” Cryst. Growth Des. 2018, 18, 4555-4561.

  6. Y. Yang*, S.-S. Zhang, Q.-Q. Zhao*, X.-P. Wang, C.-H. Tung, D.Sun*, “Construction of Crystalline One-Dimensional Infinite Argentophilic Silver Alkynyl Assemblies and their Luminescence Properties” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 47, 5068-5074.

  7. Y. Yang, X.-L. Pei, Q.-M. Wang*, “Postclustering Dynamic Covalent Modification for Chirality Control and Chiral Sensing.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 16184-16191.

  8. Y. Yang, J.-H. Jia, X.-L. Pei, H. Zheng, Z.-A. Nan, Q.-M. Wang*, “Diastereoselective synthesis of O symmetric heterometallic cubic cages.” Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 3804-3807.

  9. X.-L. Pei, Y. Yang, Z. Lei, Q.-M. Wang*, “Geminal Tetraauration of Acetonitrile: Hemilabile-Phosphine-Stabilized Au8Ag4 Cluster Compounds.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 6435-6437.

  10. X.-L. Pei, Y. Yang, Z. Lei, S.-S. Chang, Z.-J. Guan, X.-K. Wan, T.-B. Wen, Q.-M.Wang*, “Highly Active Gold(I)−Silver(I) Oxo Cluster Activating sp3 C−H Bonds of Methyl Ketones under Mild Conditions.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 5520-5525.

  11. X.-Y. Liu, Y. Yang, Z. Lei, Z.-J. Guan, Q.-M. Wang*, “Luminescence Responsive Intracluster Rearrangements of Gold(I)-Silver(I) Clusters Triggered by Acetonitrile”, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 8022- 8025.

  12. Z.-A. Nan, Y. Xiao, X.-Y. Liu, T. Wang, X.-L. Cheng, Y. Yang, Z. Lei, Q.-M. Wang*, “Monitoring the growth of Ag–S clusters through crystallization of intermediate clusters”, Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 6771-6774.


Note: * refer to corresponding author.

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