Dong Luo was born in Hubei, China. He received his BEng degree from Hubei Minzu University in 2012 and MSc degree in Chemistry from Shantou University in 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Xiao-Ping Zhou and Prof. Dan Li. After three years of working as a research assistant in Prof. Dan Li’s group, he started his doctoral research in the same group at Jinan University. In June 2021, he received his PhD degree and continued his postdoctoral research in Prof. Dan Li’s lab. His research interests are the design and synthesis of functional metal-organic materials using supramolecular coordination chemistry and reticular chemistry. From October 2022, he began to work as a visiting postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Nitschke’s group at the University of Cambridge, focusing on the synthesis of functional metal-organic cages. In his free time, he enjoys music, movies, and cooking.


Selective publication list:

⊥: co-first author; *: corresponding author

  1. D. Luo,⊥ X.-Z. Wang,⊥ C. Yang, X.-P. Zhou,* and D. Li*. Self-Assembly of Chiral Metal-Organic Tetartoid. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 118-121. (JACS Spotlights: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 855)

  2. D. Luo, X.-P. Zhou,* and D. Li*. Beyond Molecules: Mesoporous Supramolecular Frameworks Self-Assembled from Coordination Cages and Inorganic Anions. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 6190-6195.

  3. X.-W. Zhu,⊥ D. Luo,⊥ X.-P. Zhou,* and D. Li*. Imidazole-Based Metal-Organic Cages: Synthesis, Structures, and Functions. Coord. Chem. Rev. 2022, 455, 214354.

  4. D. Luo,⊥ L.-X. Wu,⊥ Y. Zhang,⊥ Y.-L. Huang, X.-L. Chen, X.-P. Zhou,* and D. Li. Self-Assembly of a Photoluminescent Metal-Organic Cage and Its Spontaneous Aggregation in Dilute Solutions Enabling Time-Dependent Emission Enhancement. Sci. China Chem. 2022, 65, 1105-1111.

  5. D. Luo,⊥ M. Li,⊥ X.-P. Zhou,* and D. Li*. Boosting Luminescence of Planar-Fluorophore-Tagged Metal–Organic Cages via Weak Supramolecular Interactions. Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 7108-7113.

  6. D. Luo, X.-P. Zhou,* and D. Li*. Solvothermal Subcomponent Self-Assembly of Cubic Metal−Imidazolate Cages and Their Coordination Polymers. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 10822-10828.

  7. L. Liang,⊥ Dong Luo,⊥ T. Zuo, X.-P. Zhou,* and D. Li*. Control Over Synthesis of Homovalent and Mixed-Valent Cubic Cobalt-Imidazolate Cages. Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 5103-5106.

  8. D. Luo,⊥ Y.-L. Peng,⊥ M. Xie, M. Li, A. A. Bezrukov, T. Zuo, X.-Z. Wang, Y. Wu, Y. Y. Li, A. R. Lowe, M. Chorążewski, Y. Grosu, Z. Zhang, M. J. Zaworotko,* X.-P. Zhou,* and D. Li*. Improving Ethane/Ethylene Separation Performance under Humid Conditions by Spatially Modified Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks. ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 2022, 14, 11547-11558.

  9. D. Luo,⊥ T. Zuo,⊥ J. Zheng, Z.-H. Long, X.-Z. Wang, Y.-L. Huang, X.-P. Zhou,* and D. Li*. Enabling Photocatalytic Activity of [Ru(2,2':6',2''-terpyridine)2]2+ Integrated into a Metal-Organic Framework. Mater. Chem. Front. 2021, 5, 2777-2782. (Hot Paper)

  10. T. Zuo,⊥ D. Luo,⊥ Y.-L. Huang, Y. Y. Li, X.-P. Zhou,* and D. Li*. Chiral 3D Coordination Polymers Consisting of Achiral Terpyridyl Precursors: From Spontaneous Resolution to Enantioenriched Induction. Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 1936-1940. (Hot Paper)

  11. L. Lai,⊥ D. Luo,⊥ T. Liu, W. Zheng, T. Chen,* and D. Li*. Self-Assembly of Copper Polypyridyl Supramolecular Metallopolymers to Achieve Enhanced Anticancer Efficacy. ChemistryOpen 2019, 8, 434-437.

  12. X. Zhang,⊥ X. Dong,⊥ W. Lu, D. Luo, X.-W. Zhu, X. Li, X.-P. Zhou,* and D. Li*. Fine-Tuning Apertures of Metal-Organic Cages: Encapsulation of Carbon Dioxide in Solution and Solid State. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 11621-11627. (Cover)