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Inorganic Chemistry

Dr. Kai Wu Foto von Dr. Kai Wu

(+49)231 755-3749


Technische Universität Dortmund
Anorganische Chemie
Otto-Hahn-Straße 6
44227 Dortmund

Campus Adresse
Campus Nord

Raum C2-05-330


Curriculum Vitae

Since Oct 2018

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the group of Prof. Guido H. Clever TU Dortmund.

Aug 2013 - July 2018

PhD in Physical Chemistry: Assembly and Properties of M6L8 type Metal-organic
cages based on Polypyridine Metalloligands. In the group of Prof. Cheng-yong Su, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China

Aug 2009 - July 2013

BSc Chemistry: Construction of Chiral Pyrrolidine Containing Covalent Organic Framework for Asymmetric Catalysis. Thesis in the group of Prof. Wei Wang, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China. (Excellent thesis award)


Awards and Scholarships

2017    1st prize of “Fu-lan Student excellent paper Scholarship” (SYSU, China)
2016 Best poster award of 7th National Physical Inorganic Chemical Conference (Beijing, China)
2016 National scholarship for graduate students (SYSU, China)
2014 An jie-yu scholarship for graduate student (SYSU, China)
2012 Excellent student scholarship of Lanzhou University (LZU, China)
2011 Excellent student scholarship of Lanzhou University (LZU, China)
2010 National Encouragement scholarship (LZU, China)



  1. "Chiral metal–organic cages/containers (MOCs): From structural and stereochemical design to applications"
    M. Pan, K. Wu, J.-H.  Zhang, C.-Y. Su,  Coord. Chem. Rev. 2019, 378, 333-349.
  2. "Design and Enantioresolution of Homochiral Fe(II)–Pd(II) Coordination Cages from Stereolabile Metalloligands: Stereochemical Stability and Enantioselective Separation"
    Y.-J. Hou, K. Wu, Z.-W. Wei, K. Li, Y.-L. Lu, C.-Y. Zhu, J.-S. Wang, M. Pan, J.-J. Jiang, G.-Q. Li, C.-Y. Su, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 18183-18191.
  3. "Elucidating Anion-Dependent Formation and Conversion of Pd2L4 and Pd3L6 Metal–Organic Cages by Complementary Techniques"
    H.-J. Yu, Z.-M. Liu, M. Pan, K. Wu, Z.-W. Wei, Y.-W. Xu, Y.-N. Fan, H.-P. Wang, C.-Y. Su, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 2018, 80-85.
  4. "Tailoring exciton and excimer emission in an exfoliated ultrathin 2D metal-organic framework"
    W.-M. Liao, J.-H. Zhang,  S.-Y. Yin, H. Lin, X. Zhang, J. Wang, H.-P. Wang, K. Wu, Z. Wang, Y.-N. Fan,  M. Pan, C.-Y. Su, Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 2401.
  5. "Visualization of Anisotropic and Stepwise Piezofluorochromism in an MOF Single Crystal"
    C.-X. Chen, Z.-W. Wei, Y.-N. Fan, P.-Y. Su, Y.-Y. Ai, Q.-F. Qiu,  K. Wu, S.-Y. Yin, M. Pan, C.-Y. Su, Chem 2018, 4, 2658-2669.
  6. "Cage-opening supramolecular isomerism in Cu(II) complexes"
    H.-J. Yu, Z.-M. Liu, S.-Y. Yin, K. Wu, Z.-W. Wei, M. Pan, Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2017, 86, 223-226.
  7. "Epitaxial Growth of Hetero-Ln-MOF Hierarchical Single Crystals for Domain- and Orientation-Controlled Multicolor Luminescence 3D Coding Capability"
    M. Pan, Y. X. Zhu, K. Wu, L. Chen, Y. J. Hou, S. Y. Yin, H. P. Wang, Y. N. Fan, C. Y. Su, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 14582-14586.
  8. "Regio- and Enantioselective Photodimerization within the Confined Space of a Homochiral Ruthenium/Palladium Heterometallic Coordination Cage"
    J. Guo, Y.-W. Xu, K. Li, L.-M. Xiao, S. Chen, K. Wu, X.-D. Chen, Y.-Z. Fan, J.-M. Liu, C.-Y. Su, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 3852-3856.
  9. "Ultrafast water sensing and thermal imaging by a metal-organic framework with switchable luminescence"
    L. Chen, J.-W. Ye, H.-P. Wang, M. Pan, S.-Y. Yin, Z.-W. Wei, L.-Y. Zhang, K. Wu, Y.-N. Fan, C.-Y. Su, Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 15985.
  10. "A naked eye colorimetric sensor for alcohol vapor discrimination and amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) from a highly fluorescent excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) molecule"
    L. Chen, S.-Y. Yin, M. Pan, K. Wu, H.-P. Wang, Y.-N. Fan, C.-Y. Su, J. Mater. Chem. C 2016, 4, 6962-6966.
  11. "Homochiral D4-symmetric metal-organic cages from stereogenic Ru(II) metalloligands for effective enantioseparation of atropisomeric molecules"
    K. Wu, K. Li, Y.-J. Hou, M. Pan, L.-Y. Zhang, L. Chen, C.-Y. Su,  Nat. Commun. 2016, 7, 10487.
  12. "Assembly of Binuclear, Tetranuclear, and Multinuclear Complexes from Pincer-Like Mononuclear Metallotectons: Structural Diversity Dependent on Precursors"
    S.-R. Zheng, M. Pan, K. Wu, L. Chen, J.-J. Jiang, D.-W. Wang, J.-Y. Shi, C.-Y. Su,  Cryst. Growth Des. 2015, 15, 625-634.
  13. "Circular dichroism enhancement by the coordination of different metal ions with a pair of chiral tripodal ligands"
    H-P. Wang, S.-Y. Yin, M. Pan, K. Wu, L. Chen, Y.-X. Zhu, Y.-J. Hou, Y.-J., Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2015, 54, 92-95.
  14. "Dimension Increase via Hierarchical Hydrogen Bonding from Simple Pincer-like Mononuclear complexes"
    S.-R. Zheng, J.-Y. Hou, M. Pan, C. Ling, S.-Y. Yin, K. Wu, L.-Y.  Zhang, C.-Y. Su, Chimia 2015, 69, 670-674.
  15. "Direct white-light and a dual-channel barcode module from Pr(iii)-MOF crystals"
    B.-B. Du, Y.-X.  Zhu, M. Pan, M.-Q. Yue, Y.-J. Hou, K. Wu, L.-Y. Zhang, L. Chen, S.-Y. Yin, Y.-N. Fan, C.-Y. Su, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 12533-12536.
  16. "Photoluminescence and white-light emission in two series of heteronuclear Pb(ii)–Ln(iii) complexes"
    M. Pan, C. Yan, L. Chen, L.-Y. Zhang, S.-Y. Yin, Y.-X. Zhu, K. Wu, Y.-J. Hou, C.-Y. Su,  New J. Chem. 2015, 39, 3770-3776.
  17. "Semidirected versus holodirected coordination and single-component white light luminescence in Pb(ii) complexes"
    L. Chen, C. Yan, M. Pan, Y.-Z. Fan, L.-Y. Zhang, S.-Y. Yin, Y.-J. Hou, K. Wu, J.-J. Jiang, C.-Y. Su, New J. Chem. 2015, 39, 5287-5292.
  18. "Structural transition between a (4,4)-net and a CdI2-net in Cd(II) compounds and conversion from a mixture to a pure substance"
    S.-R. Zheng, S.-Y. Yin, M. Pan, L. Chen, B.-B. Du, Y.-J. Hou, K. Wu, Y.-X. Zhu, J.-J. Jiang, Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2015, 55, 116-119.
  19. "Pure White-Light and Yellow-to-Blue Emission Tuning in Single Crystal of Dy(III) Metal-Organic Framework"
    Q.-Y. Yang, K. Wu, J.-J. Jiang, C.-W. Hsu, M. Pan, J.-M. Lehn, C.-Y. Su, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 7702-7704.
  20. "Linear and nonlinear optical properties of Ln–Zn heteronuclear complexes from a Schiff base ligand containing 8-hydroxyquinoline moiety"
    L. Chen, C. Yan, B.-B. Du, K. Wu, L.-Y. Zhang, S.-Y. Yin, M. Pan, Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2014, 47, 13-16.


Conference Contributions


July 2017 6th Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ACCC6), Melbourne, Australia
Aug 2016 International Conference on Organic Chemistry, Las Vegas, USA
May 2016 7th National Physical Inorganic Chemical Conference, Beijing, P. R. China (Poster prize)
July 2015    5th Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ACCC5), Hong Kong, China