Vivian YAM Lab
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Photoresponsive Dithienylethene-Containing Tris(8-hydroxyquinolinato)aluminum(III) Complexes with Photocontrollable Electron-Transporting Properties for Solution-Processable Optical and Organic Resistive Memory Devices
Wong, C.L.; Ng, M.; Hong, E.Y.H.; Wong, Y.C.; Chan, M.Y.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2020, 142, 28, 12193–12206. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c03057
Charge-Transfer Processes in Metal Complexes Enable Luminescence and Memory Functions
Yam, V.W.W.; Chan. A.K.W.; Hong, E.Y.H., Nature Reviews Chemistry, 2020, accepted for publication (Invited Perspectives). DOI: 10.1038/s41570-020-0199-7
Precise Size-Selective Sieving of Nanoparticles Using a Highly Oriented Two-Dimensional Supramolecular Polymer
Chen, Z.; Yam, V.W.W., Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, 59, 4840-4845. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201913621
Thermally Stimulated Delayed Phosphorescence (TSDP)-Based Gold(III) Complexes of Tridentate Pyrazine-Containing Pincer Ligand with Wide Emission Color Tunability and Their Application in Organic Light-Emitting Devices
Leung, M.Y.; Tang, M.C.; Cheung, W.L.; Lai, S.L.; Ng, M.; Chan, M.Y.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2020, 142, 2448-2459. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b12136
Isomeric Tetradentate Ligand-Containing Cyclometalated Gold(III) Complexes
Lee, C.H.; Tang, M.C.; Kong, F.K.W.; Cheung, W.L.; Ng, M.; Chan, M.Y.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2020, 142, 520-529. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b11587
Strategies Towards Rational Design of Gold(III) Complexes for High Performance Organic Light-Emitting Devices
Li, L.K.; Tang, M.C.; Lai, S.L.; Ng, M.; Kwok, W.K.; Chan, M.Y.; Yam, V.W.W., Nature Photonics, 2019, 13, 185-191. DOI: 10.1038/s41566-018-0332-z
A Platinum(II) Molecular Hinge with Motions Visualized by Phosphorescence Changes
Ai, Y.Y.; Chan, M.H.Y.; Chan, A.K.W.; Ng, M.; Li, Y.G.; Yam, V.W.W., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 2019, 116, 13856-13861. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1908034116
A Gold Quartet Framework with Reversible Anisotropic Structural Transformation Accompanied by Luminescence Response
Yao, L.Y.; Low, K.H.; Yam, V.W.W., Chem, 2019, 5, 2418–2428. DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2019.06.012
Multiresponsive Luminescent Cationic Cyclometalated Gold(III) Amphiphiles and Their Supramolecular Assembly
Leung, M.Y.; Leung, S.Y.L.; Yim, K.C.; Chan, A.K.W.; Ng, M.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141, 19466-19478. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b10607
Amyloid Protein-Induced Supramolecular Self-Assembly of Water-Soluble Platinum(II) Complexes: A Luminescence Assay for Amyloid Fibrillation Detection and Inhibitor Screening
Law, A.S.Y.; Lee, L.C.C.; Yeung, M.C.L.; Lo, K.K.W.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141, 18570-18577. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b09515
A Supramolecular Strategy Towards An Efficient and Selective Capture of Platinum(II) Complexes
Chen, Z.; Chan, A.K.W.; Wong, V.C.H.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141, 11204-11211. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b04447
Energy Landscape in Supramolecular Coassembly of Platinum(II) Complexes and Polymers: Morphological Diversity, Transformation, and Dilution Stability of Nanostructures
Zhang, K.K.; Yeung, M.C.L.; Leung, S.Y.L.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, 140, 9594-9605. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b04779
Platinum(II)-based Supramolecular Scaffold-Templated Side-by-side Assembly of Gold Nanorods Through Pt···Pt and π–π Interactions
Wong, Y.S.; Leung, F.C.M.; Ng, M.; Cheng, H.K.; Yam, V.W.W., Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2018, 57, 15797-15801. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201810302
Photochromic Benzo[b]phosphole Alkynylgold(I) Complexes with Mechanochromic Property to Serve as Multistimuli-Responsive Materials
Wu, N.M.W.; Ng, M.; Yam, V.W.W., Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2018, 58, 3027-3031. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201806272
Realization of Thermally Stimulated Delayed Phosphorescence in Arylgold(III) Complexes and Efficient Gold(III) Based Blue-Emitting Organic Light-Emitting Devices
Tang, M.C.; Leung, M.Y.; Lai, S.L.; Ng, M.; Chan, M.Y.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, 140, 13115-13124. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b09205
Versatile Control of Directed Supramolecular Assembly Via Subtle Changes of the Rhodium(I) Pincer Building Blocks
Chan, A.K.W.; Ng, M.; Low, K.H.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, 140, 8321-8329. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b04687
Formation of 1D Infinite Chains Directed by Metal–Metal and/or π–π Stacking Interactions of Water-Soluble Platinum(II) 2,6-Bis(benzimidazol-2'-yl)pyridine Double Complex Salts
Wong, V.C.H.; Po, C.; Leung, S.Y.L.; Chan, A.K.W.; Yang, S.Y.; Zhu, B.R.; Cui, X.D.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, 140, 657-666. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b09770
Precise Modulation of Molecular Building Blocks from Tweezers to Rectangles for Recognition and Stimuli-Responsive Processes
Chan, A.K.W.; Yam, V.W.W., Accounts of Chemical Research, 2018, 51, 3041-3051 (invited article in Special Issue on Supramolecular Chemistry in Confined Space and Organized Assemblies). DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00339
Coordination Compounds with Photochromic Ligands: Ready Tunability and Visible Light-Sensitized Photochromism
Ko, C.C.; Yam, V.W.W., Accounts of Chemical Research, 2018, 51, 149-159 (invited article). DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00426
Photochromic Heterocycle-Fused Thieno[3,2-b]phosphole Oxides As Visible Light Switches Without Sacrificing Photoswitching Efficiency
Wu, N.M.W.; Ng, M.; Lam, W.H.; Wong, H.L.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2017, 139, 15142-15150. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b08333
Construction of Discrete Pentanuclear Platinum(II) Stacks with Extended Metal–Metal Interactions by Using Phosphorescent Platinum(II) Tweezers
Kong, F.K.W.; Chan, A.K.W.; Ng, M.; Low, K.H.; Yam, V.W.W., Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2017, 56, 15103-15107. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201708504
Living Supramolecular Polymerization Achieved By Collaborative Assembly of Platinum(II) Complexes and Block Copolymers
Zhang, K.K.; Yeung, M.C.L.; Leung, S.Y.L.; Yam, V.W.W., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 2017, 114, 11844-11849. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1712827114
Manipulation of Nanostructures in the Co-Assembly of Platinum(II) Complexes and Block Copolymers
Zhang, K.K.; Yeung, M.C.L.; Leung, S.Y.L.; Yam, V.W.W., Chem, 2017, 2, 825-839. DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2017.04.017
Synthesis of Luminescent Platinum(II) 2,6-Bis(N-dodecylbenzimidazol-2'-yl)pyridine Foldamers and Their Supramolecular Assembly and Metallogel Formation
Chan, M.H.Y.; Ng, M.; Leung, S.Y.L.; Lam, W.H.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2017, 139, 8639-8645. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b03635
Versatile Synthetic Approach Towards Luminescent Tetradentate Cyclometalated Alkynylgold(III) Complexes and Their Application in Solution-Processable Organic Light-Emitting Devices
Wong, B.Y.W.; Wong, H.L.; Wong, Y.C.; Chan, M.Y.; Yam, V.W.W., Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2017, 56, 302-305. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201607816
A Phosphole Oxide-Containing Organogold(III) Complex for Solution-Processable Resistive Memory Devices with Ternary Memory Performances
Hong, E.Y.H.; Poon, C.T.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138, 6368-6371. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b02629
Boron(III)-Containing Donor-Acceptor Compound with Gold-Like Reflective Behavior for Organic Resistive Memory Devices
Poon, C.T.; Wu, D.; Yam, V.W.W., Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2016, 55, 3647-3651. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201510946
Metal–Metal and π–π Interactions Directed End-to-End Assembly of Gold Nanorods
Leung, F.C.M.; Leung, S.Y.L.; Chung, C.Y.S.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138, 2989-2992. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b01382
Thermodynamic-Driven Self-Assembly – Heterochiral Self-Sorting and Structural Reconfiguration in Gold(I)-Sulfido Cluster System
Yao, L.Y.; Lee, T.K.M.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138, 7260-7263 (selected for highlight as JACS Spotlights; “Heterochiral Self-Sorting and Assembly Get the Golden Touch”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138, 7447). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b03844
Supramolecular Assembly of Isocyanorhodium(I) Complexes: An Interplay of Rhodium(I)•••Rhodium(I) Interactions, Hydrophobic-Hydrophobic Interactions, and Host-Guest Chemistry
Chan, A.K.W.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 6920-6931. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b03396
Organic Memory Devices Based on a Bis-Cyclometalated Alkynylgold(III) Complex
Au, V.K.M.; Wu, D.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 4654-4657 (selected for highlight as JACS Spotlights; “Organometallic Gold(III) Complex Used in Organic Memory Device”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 4593). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b02113
Light-Emitting Self-Assembled Materials Based on d8 and d10 Transition Metal Complexes
Yam, V.W.W.; Au, V.K.M.; Leung, S.Y.L., Chemical Reviews, 2015, 115, 7589-7728 (invited review article in Thematic Issue on “Supramolecular Chemistry”). DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00074
Photoinduced Isomerization-Driven Structural Transformation Between Decanuclear and Octadecanuclear Gold(I) Sulfido Clusters
Yao, L.Y.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 3506-3509. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b01676
Bipolar Gold(III) Complexes for Solution-Processable Organic Light-Emitting Devices with a Small Efficiency Roll-Off
Tang, M.C.; Tsang, D.P.K.; Wong, Y.C.; Chan, M.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136, 17861-17868. DOI: 10.1021/ja510622x
A Highly Efficient Silole-Containing Dithienylethene with Excellent Thermal Stability and Fatigue Resistance: A Promising Candidate for Optical Memory Storage Materials
Chan, J.C.H.; Lam, W.H.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136, 16994-16997 (selected for highlight as JACS Spotlights; Herman, C. “New Small-Molecule Candidate for Optical Memory Storage Materials”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136, 17691). DOI: 10.1021/ja5101855
Design and Synthesis of Bipyridine Platinum(II) Bisalkynyl Fullerene Donor-Chromophore-Acceptor Triads With Ultrafast Charge Separation
Lee, S.H.; Chan, C.T.L.; Wong, K.M.C.; Lam, W.H.; Kwok, W.M.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136, 10041-10052. DOI: 10.1021/ja5040073
Selective Label-Free Detection of G-Quadruplex Structure of Human Telomere by Emission Spectral Changes in Visible-and-NIR Region under Physiological Condition through the FRET of a Two-Component PPE-SO3−Pt(II) Complex Ensemble with Pt∙∙∙Pt, Electrostatic and π–π Interactions
Chung, C.Y.S.; Yam, V.W.W., Chemical Science, 2013, 4, 377-387. DOI: 10.1039/C2SC20897K
Computational Studies on the Excited States of Luminescent Platinum(II) Alkynyl Systems of Tridentate Pincer Ligands in Radiative and Nonradiative Processes
Lam, W.H.; Lam, E.S.H.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2013, 135, 15135-15143. DOI: 10.1021/ja406810a
Phosphate Derivative-Induced Supramolecular Assembly and NIR-Emissive Behaviour of Alkynylplatinum(II) Terpyridine Complexes For Real-Time Monitoring of Enzymatic Activities
Yeung, M.C.L.; Yam, V.W.W., Chemical Science, 2013, 4, 2928-2935. DOI: 10.1039/C3SC50383F
Dynamic Scaffold of Chiral Binaphthol Derivatives with the Alkynylplatinum(II) Terpyridine Moiety
Leung, S.Y.L.; Lam, W.H.; Yam, V.W.W., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 2013, 110, 7986-7991 (Inaugural Article for election to International Member (formerly Foreign Associate) of the National Academy of Sciences; see also Ahmed, F. “Author Profile of Vivian W.-W. Yam” in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA, 2013, 110, 7964-7966). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1301252110
Self-Assembly of Luminescent Alkynylplatinum(II) Terpyridyl Complexes: Modulation of Photophysical Properties Through Aggregation Behavior
Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W., Accounts of Chemical Research, 2011, 44, 424-434 (invited article; highlighted as Cover Page of Issue 6, 2011). DOI: 10.1021/ar100130j
Supramolecular Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Anionic Platinum(II) Complexes: A Correlation between Spectroscopic and Morphological Properties
Po, C.; Tam, A.Y.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011, 133, 12136-12143. DOI: 10.1021/ja203920w
Unusual Luminescence Enhancement of Metallogels of Alkynylplatinum(II) 2,6-Bis(N-alkylbenzimidazol-2’-yl)pyridine Complexes Upon a Gel-to-Sol Phase Transition at Elevated Temperatures
Tam, A.Y.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2009, 131, 6253-6260. DOI: 10.1021/ja900895x
Photochromic Diarylethene-Containing Ionic Liquids and N-Heterocyclic Carbenes
Yam, V.W.W.; Lee, J.K.W.; Ko, C.C.; Zhu, N., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2009, 131, 912-913 (Highlighted in JACS Select,Issue 6 on “Diverse Chemical Applications of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes”). DOI: 10.1021/ja808791e
Photochromic and Luminescence Switching Properties of A Versatile Diarylethene-Containing 1,10-Phenanthroline Ligand and Its Rhenium(I) Complex
Yam, V.W.W.; Ko, C.C.; Zhu, N., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2004, 126, 12734-12735. DOI: 10.1021/ja047446q
Solvent-Induced Aggregation through Metal∙∙∙Metal/π∙∙∙π Interactions: Large Solvatochromism of Luminescent Organoplatinum(II) Terpyridyl Complexes
Yam, V.W.W.; Wong, K.M.C.; Zhu, N., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2002, 124, 6506-6507 (Selected as highlight in Heart Cut). DOI: 10.1021/ja025811c
Molecular Design of Transition Metal Alkynyl Complexes as Building Blocks for Luminescent Metal-Based Materials: Structural and Photophysical Aspects
Yam, V.W.W., Accounts of Chemical Research, 2002, 35, 555-563 (invited article). DOI: 10.1021/ar0000758
Proof of Potassium Ions by Luminescence Signaling Based on Weak Gold∙∙∙Gold Interactions in Dinuclear Gold(I) Complexes
Yam, V.W.W.; Li, C.K.; Chan, C.L., Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 1998, 37, 28572859; Angewandte Chemie, 1998, 110, 3041-3044. DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1521-3773(19981102)37:20<2857::AID-ANIE2857>3.0.CO;2-G