[62] Photo-writing self-erasable phosphorescent images using poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) as a photochemically

       deoxygenating matrix.

       Jinxiong Lin, Shigang Wan, Wenfeng Liu and Wei Lu*

       Chem. Comm., 2019, DOI: 10.1039/c9cc01388a.

[61] Theoretical insights into intermolecular interactions during d8organometallic self-aggregation. 

       Mo Xie*  and  Wei Lu*

       Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 1275–1283. DOI: 10.1039/c8dt03707h.


[60] Correlating thermochromic and mechanochromic phosphorescence with polymorphs of a complex gold(I)

       double salt with infinite aurophilicity.

       Qi Liu, Mo Xie, Xiaoyong Chang, Qin Gao, Yong Chen* and Wei Lu*

       Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 12844-12847. DOI: 10.1039/c8cc05210g.

[59] Lyotropic Chromonic Mesophases Derived from Metal-Organic Complexes. 

       Qin Gao,  Chao Zou*and Wei Lu*

       Chem.-Asian J., 2018, 13, 3092 – 3105. DOI: 10.1002/asia.201800737.

[58] Palladium(II) N-heterocyclic allenylidene complexes with extended intercationic PdPd interactions and

       MMLCT phosphorescence.

       Chao Zou, Jinqiang Lin, Sa Suo, Mo Xie, Xiaoyong Chang and Wei Lu*

       Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 5319. DOI: 10.1039/c8cc01652f.

[57] Tunable Multicolor Phosphorescence of Crystalline Polymeric Complex Salts with Metallophilic Backbones.

       Qi Liu, Mo Xie, Xiaoyong Chang, Shuang Cao, Chao Zou, Wen-Fu Fu, Chi-Ming Che, Yong Chen,* and Wei Lu*

       Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 6279 –6283. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201803965.

[56] Photochemically deoxygenating solvents for triplet-triplet annihilation photon upconversion operating in air. 

       Shigang Wan, Jinxiong Lin, Huimin Su, Junfeng Dai and Wei Lu

       Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 3907. DOI: 10.1039/c8cc00780b.

[55] Attraction or repulsion? Theoretical assessment of bulky alkyl groups by employing dispersioncorrected DFT.

       Mo Xie* and Wei Lu*

       RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 2240–2247. DOI: 10.1039/c7ra11547d.

[54] Reversible Photoactivated Phosphorescence of Gold(I) Arylethynyl Complexes in Aerated DMSO Solutions

       and Gels.

       Shigang Wan and Wei Lu*

       Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 1784 –1788. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201610762.

[53] Homoleptic gold(I) N-heterocyclic allenylidene complexes: excited-state properties and lyotropic


       Xin-Shan Xiao, Chao Zou, Xiangguo Guan, Chen Yang, Wei Lu* and Chi-Ming Che*

       Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 4983-4986. DOI: 10.1039/c5cc09571a.


[52] Yong Chen, Chi-Ming Che,* Wei Lu*, Phosphorescent organoplatinum(II) complexes with a lipophilic anion: Supramolecular soft nanomaterials through ionic self-assembly and metallophilicity, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 5371–5374 (Emerging Investigator Special Issue).

[51] Bin Wang, Deepak Prakash Shelar, Xian-Zhu Han, Ting-Ting Li, Xiangguo Guan, Wei Lu, Kun Liu, Yong Chen,* Wen-Fu Fu, Chi-Ming Che, Long-lived excited states of zwitterionic copper(I) complexes for photoinduced cross-dehydrogenative coupling reactions, 

Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 1184–1190. 

[50] Xin-Shan Xiao, Wei Lu,* Chi-Ming Che*, Phosphorescent nematic hydrogels and chromonic mesophases driven by intra- and inter-molecular interactions of bridged dinuclear cyclometalated platinum(II) complexes, Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 2482–2488.

[49] Yong Chen, Gang Cheng, Kai Li, Deepak P. Shelar, Wei Lu,* Chi-Ming Che*, Phosphorescent polymeric nanomaterials with metallophilic d10×××d10 interactions self-assembled from [Au(NHC)2]+ and [M(CN)2]-, Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 1348–1353.

[48] Guo Chen, Hisahiro Sasabe,* Wei Lu, Xiao-Feng Wang, Junji Kido,* Ziruo Hong,* Yang Yang*, J-aggregation of a squaraine dye and its application in organic photovoltaic cells, J. Mater. Chem. C 2013, 1, 6547–6552.

[47] Xin Shan Xiao, Wai-Lun Kwong, Xiangguo Guan, Chen Yang, Wei Lu,* Chi-Ming Che*, Platinum(II) and gold(III) allenylidene complexes: phosphorescence, self-assembled nanostructures and cytotoxicity, Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 9457–9462.

[46] Kai Li, Gang Cheng, Chensheng Ma, Xiangguo Guan, Wai-Ming Kwok, Yong Chen, Wei Lu, Chi-Ming Che*, Light-emitting platinum(II) complexes supported by tetradentate dianionic bis(N-heterocyclic carbene) ligands: towards robust blue electrophosphors,

Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 2630–2644.

[45] Gang Cheng, Yong Chen, Chuluo Yang, Wei Lu, Chi-Ming Che*, Highly efficient solution-processable organic light-emitting devices with pincer-type cyclometalated platinum(II) arylacetylide complexes, Chem. Asian J. 2013, 8, 1754–1759.

[44] Yong Chen, Wei Lu, Chi-Ming Che*, Luminescent pincer-type cyclometalated platinum(II) complexes with auxiliary isocyanide ligands: phase-transfer preparation, solvatomorphism, and self-aggregation, Organometallics 2013, 32, 350–353.

[43] Jing-Jing Zhang, Wei Lu, Raymond Wai-Yin Sun,* Chi-Ming Che*, Organogold(III) supramolecular polymers for anti-cancer treatments, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 4882–4886.

[42] Gang Cheng, Wei Lu, Yong Chen, Chi-Ming Che*, Hybrid light-emitting devices based on phosphorescent platinum(II) complex sensitized CdSe/ZnS quantum dots, Opt. Lett. 2012, 37, 1109–1111.

[41] Wai-Pong To, Glenna So-Ming Tong, Wei Lu, Chensheng Ma, Jia Liu, Andy Lok-Fung Chow, Chi-Ming Che*, Luminescent organogold(III) complexes with long-lived triplet excited states for light-induced oxidative C–H bond functionalization and hydrogen production, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 2654–2657.

[40] Wei Lu, Kaai Tung Chan, Shui-Xing Wu, Yong Chen, Chi-Ming Che*, Quest for an intermolecular Au(III)···Au(III) interaction between cyclometalated gold(III) cations, Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 752–755.

[39] Jia Wang, Yong Chen, Yuen-Chi Law, Meiyi Li, Ming-Xin Zhu, Wei Lu,* Stephen Sin-Yin Chui, Nianyong Zhu, Chi-Ming Che*, Organo- and hydrogelators based on luminescent monocationic terpyridyl platinum(II) complexes with biphenylacetylide ligands, Chem. Asian J. 2011, 6, 3011–3019.

[38] Wei Lu, Wai-Ming Kwok, Chensheng Ma, Chris Tsz-Leung Chan, Ming-Xin Zhu, Chi-Ming Che*, Organic triplet excited states of gold(I) complexes with oligo(o- or m-phenyleneethynylene) ligands: conjunction of steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopic studies on exciton delocalization and emission pathways, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 14120–14135.

[37] Kai Li, Xiangguo Guan, Chun-Wah Ma, Wei Lu,* Yong Chen and Chi-Ming Che*, Blue electrophosphorescent organoplatinum(II) complexes with dianionic tetradentate bis(carbene) ligands, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 9075–9077.

[36] Yong Chen, Jun-Li Li, Glenna So Ming Tong, Wei Lu, Wen-Fu Fu,* Siu-Wai Lai, Chi-Ming Che*, Nanostructures of tetranuclear copper(I) complexes with short Cu(I)···Cu(I) contacts: crystallization induced emission enhancement, Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 1509–1514.

[35] Chun-Kit Hau, Stephen Sin-Yin Chui, Wei Lu, Chi-Ming Che, Ping-Shing Cheng, Thomas C. W. Mak, Qian Miao, Henry N. C. Wong*, Thermotropic liquid crystals based on 1,8,9,16-tetrasubstituted tetraphenylenes and their structure-property relationship studies, Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 1068–1075.

[34] Kai Li, Yong Chen, Wei Lu, Nianyong Zhu, Chi-Ming Che*, A cyclometalated platinum(II) complex bearing a pendent pyridyl motif as solid-state luminescent sensory material for acidic vapors, Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 4109–4112.

[33] Chi-Ming Che,* Cheuk-Fai Chow, Mai-Yan Yuen, V. A. L. Roy, Wei Lu, Yong Chen, Stephen Sin-Yin Chui, Nianyong Zhu, Single microcrystals of organoplatinum(II) complexes with high charge-carrier mobility, Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 216–220 (Inside Cover Article).

[32] Yong Chen, Kai Li, Harriet O. Lloyd, Wei Lu,* Stephen Sin-Yin Chui, Chi-Ming Che*, Tetrakis(arylisocyanide) rhodium(I) salts in water: NIR luminescent and conductive supramolecular polymeric nanowires with hierarchical organization, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 9968–9971 (Highlighted by Nature China).

[31] Steven C. F. Kui, Yuen-Chi Law, Glenna So Ming Tong, Wei Lu, Mai-Yan Yuen, Chi-Ming Che*, Spectacular luminescent behaviour of tandem terpyridyl platinum(II) acetylide complexes attributed to solvent effect on ordering of excited states, “ion-pair” formation and molecular conformations, Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 221–228.

[30] Andy Lok-Fung Chow, Man-Ho So, Wei Lu,* Nianyong Zhu, Chi-Ming Che*, Photophysical properties and molecular aggregation of gold(I) complexes containing carbon-donor ligands, Chem. Asian J. 2011, 6, 544–553 (Special Issue Dedicated to Prof. Eiichi Nakamura).

[29] Ping Wang, Chung-Hang Leung, Dik-Lung Ma, Wei Lu, Chi-Ming Che*, Organoplatinum(II) complexes with nucleobase motifs as inhibitors of human topoisomerase II catalytic activity, Chem. Asian J. 2010, 5, 2271–2280.                           

[28] Ho-Wai Tang, Wei Lu, Chi-Ming Che,* Kwan-Ming Ng*, Gold nanoparticles and imaging mass spectrometry: double imaging of latent fingerprint, Anal. Chem. 2010, 82, 1589–1593.                      

[27] Yong Chen, Kai Li, Wei Lu,* Stephen Sin-Yin Chui, Chun-Wah Ma, Chi-Ming Che*, Photo-responsive supramolecular organometallic nanosheets induced by PtII···PtII and C–H···π interactions, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 9909–9913.

[26] Wei Lu, Yong Chen, V. A. L. Roy, Stephen Sin-Yin Chui, Chi-Ming Che*, Supramolecular polymers and chromonic mesophases self-organized from phosphorescent cationic organoplatinum(II) complexes in water, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 7621–7625.

[25] Chi-Chung Kwok, Wei Lu, Chi-Ming Che*, Self-assembled functional molecular materials for optoelectronic applications, MRS Proceedings, 2008, DOI: 10.1557/PROC-1149-QQ10-01.

[24] Ho-Wai Tang, Kwan-Ming Ng,* Wei Lu, Chi-Ming Che*, Ion desorption efficiency and internal energy transfer in carbon-based surface-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry: desorption mechanism(s) and the design of SALDI substrates, Anal. Chem. 2009, 81, 4720–4729.                      

[23] Wei Lu, Kwan-Ming Ng, Chi-Ming Che*, From supramolecular organoplatinum(II) nanowires to platinum-containing nanocomposites, Chem. Asian J. 2009, 4, 830–834 (Special Issue Dedicated to Prof. C. N. R. Rao).

[22] Mai-Yan Yuen, V. A. L. Roy, Wei Lu, Steven C. F. Kui, Glenna So Ming Tong, Man-Ho So, Stephen Sin-Yin Chui, Michele Muccini, J. Q. Ning, S. J. Xu, Chi-Ming Che*, Semiconducting and electroluminescent nanowires self-assembled from organoplatinum(II) complexes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 9895–9899 (Hot Paper of Angew. Chem.).

[21] Ming-Xin Zhu, Wei Lu, Nianyong Zhu, Chi-Ming Che*, Structures and solvatochromic phosphorescence of dicationic terpyridyl-platinum(II) complexes with foldable oligo(ortho-phenyleneethynylene) bridgingligands, Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 9736–9746 (Highlighted by ACS Noteworthy Chemistry).

[20] Wei Lu, Stephen Sin-Yin Chui, Kwan-Ming Ng, Chi-Ming Che*, A Submicrometer wire-to-wheel metamorphism of hybrid tridentate cyclometalated platinum(II) complexes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 4568–4572 (Highlighted by Nature China).     

[19] Wei Lu, Yuen-Chi Law, Jie Han, Stephen Sin-Yin Chui, Dik-Lung Ma, Nianyong Zhu, Chi-Ming Che*, A dicationic organoplatinum(II) complex containing a bridging 2,5-bis-(4-ethynylphenyl)-[1,3,4]oxadiazole ligand behaves as a phosphorescent gelator for organic solvents, Chem. Asian J. 2008, 3, 59–69.

[18] Fangwei Shao, Benjamin Elias, Wei Lu, Jacqueline K. Barton*, Synthesis and characterization of iridium(III) cyclometalted complexes with oligonucleotides: insight into redox reaction with DNA, Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 10187–10199.              

[17] Kwan-Ming Ng,* Zhitao Liang, Wei Lu, Ho-Wai Tang, Zhongzhen Zhao, Chi-Ming Che,* Yung-Chi Cheng, In vivo analysis and spatial profiling of phytochemicals in herbal tissue by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry, Anal. Chem. 2007, 79, 2745–2755.                      

[16] Wei Lu, V. A. L. Roy, Chi-Ming Che*, Self-assembled nanostructures with tridentate cyclometalated platinum(II) complexes, Chem. Commun. 2006, 42, 3972–3974 (Cover Article, Highlighted by ACS Heart Cut).

[15] Wei Lu, David A. Vicic, Jacqueline K. Barton, Reductive and oxidative DNA damage by photoactive platinum(II) intercalators, Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 7970–7980.                 

[14] Wei Lu, Michael C. W. Chan, Nianyong Zhu, Chi-Ming Che,* Chuannan Li, Zheng Hui, Structural and spectroscopic studies on Pt···Pt and p–p interactions in luminescent multinuclear cyclometalated platinum(II) homologues tethered by oligophosphine auxiliaries, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 7639–7651.

[13] Wei Lu, Bao-Xiu Mi, Michael C. W. Chan, Zheng Hui, Chi-Ming Che,* Nianyong Zhu, Shuit-Tong Lee, Light-emitting tridentate cyclometalated platinum(II) complexes containing s-alkynyl auxiliaries: tuning of photo- and electrophosphorescence, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 4958–4971.   

[12] Wei Lu, Michael. C. W. Chan, Nianyong Zhu, Chi-Ming Che,* Zhike He, Kowk-Yin Wong, Structural basis for vapoluminescent organoplatinum materials derived from non-covalent interactions as recognition components, Chem. Eur. J. 2003, 9, 6155–6166 (Cover Article).         

[11] Wei Lu, Nianyong Zhu, Chi-Ming Che*, Polymorphic forms of a gold(I) arylacetylide complex with contrasting phosphorescent characteristics, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 16081–16088.  

[10] Phyllis K. M. Siu, Siu-Wai Lai, Wei Lu, Nianyong Zhu, Chi-Ming Che, A diiminoplatinum(II) complex of 4-ethynylbenzo-15-crown-5 as a luminescent sensor for divalent metal ions, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2003, 2749–2752.  

[9] Wei Lu, Nianyong Zhu, Chi-Ming Che*, Luminescent properties of carbon-rich starburst gold(I) acetylide complexes. Crystal structure of [TEE][Au(PCy3)]4 ([TEE]H4 = tetraethynylethene), J. Organomet. Chem. 2003, 670, 11–16 (Special Issue on Metal Alkynyl Chemistry).

[8] Hsiu-Yi Chao, Wei Lu, Yanqin Li, Michael C. W. Chan, Chi-Ming Che*, Kung-Kai Cheung, Nianyong Zhu, Organic triplet emissions of arylacetylide moieties harnessed through coordination to [Au(PCy3)]+. Effect of molecular structure upon photoluminescent properties, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 14696–14706. [7] Wei Lu, Hai-Feng Xiang, Nianyong Zhu, Chi-Ming Che*, The 3(pp*) emission of Cy3PAu(CºC)nAuPCy3 (n = 3, 4). Effect of chain length upon acetylenic 3(pp*) emission, Organometallics 2002, 21, 2343–2346.                     

[6] Wei Lu, Nianyong Zhu, Chi-Ming Che*, Tethered trinuclear cyclometalated platinum(II) complexes: from crystal engineering to tunable emission energy, Chem. Commun. 2002, 38, 900–901.     

[5] Siu-Wai Lai, Hiu-Wah Lam, Wei Lu, Kung-Kai Cheung, Chi-Ming Che*, Observation of low-energy metal-metal-to-ligand charge transfer absorption and emission: Electronic spectroscopy of cyclometalated platinum(II) complexes with isocyanide ligands, Organometallics 2002, 21, 226–234.      

[4] Wei Lu, Bao-Xiu Mi, Michael C. W. Chan, Zheng Hui, Nianyong Zhu, Shuit-Tong Lee, Chi-Ming Che*, [(C^N^N)Pt(CºC)nR] (HC^N^N = 6-aryl-2,2'-bipyridine, n = 1–4, R = aryl, SiMe3) as new class of light-emitting materials and their applications in electrophosphorescent devices, Chem. Commun. 2002, 38, 206–207.    

[3] Wei Lu, Michael C. W. Chan, Kung-Kai Cheung, Chi-Ming Che*, p–p interactions in organometallic systems. Crystal structures and spectroscopic properties of luminescent mono-, bi-, and trinuclear trans-cyclometalated platinum(II) complexes derived from 2,6-diphenylpyridine, Organometallics 2001, 20, 2477–2486.   

[2] Mei-Ming Luo, Ru-Gang Xie,* De-Qi Yuan, Wei Lu, Ping-Fang Xia, Hua-Ming Zhao, Syntheses of imidazolium-bridged cyclodextrin dimers and their catalytic properties in the hydrolytic cleavage of p-nitrophenyl alkanoates,  Chin. J. Chem. 1999, 17, 384–390.  

[1] Mei-Ming Luo, Ru-Gang Xie,* Wei Lu, Ping-Fang Xia, Hua-Ming Zhao,Synthesis of novel cyclodextrin dimers linked by multidentate coordination units, Chin. Chem. Lett. 1998, 9, 135–138.                   



[4] Jinxiong Lin, Shigang Wan, Wei Lu,* Method for photochemical removal of oxygen to protect triplet excited state of photosensitizer and its application, Faming Zhuanli Shenqing (2018), CN 108359267 A 20180803;

[3] Ning Dang, Minchan Li, Zhouguang Lu, Wei Lu,* Organic electrode material, its preparation method and its application in ion battery, Faming Zhuanli Shenqing (2017), CN 106654200 A 20170510;

[2] Chi-Ming Che,* Wei Lu, Michael C. W. Chan, Organometallic light-emitting material, US Patent 7,026,480 B2; China ZL02118533.6; Japan 3965319; HK 1049679.

[1] Kowk-Yin Wong,* Chi-Ming Che,* Wei Lu, Zhike He, Luminescent sensory material for organic-halogen compounds and methods and apparatus utilizing such, US Patent 6,998,271 B2.

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