Afang Zhang

Created Date 3/3/2010 建荣   View Numbers  2289 Return    

Afang Zhang,
Prof. Dr.

Department of Polymer Materials
Shanghai University
Chengzhong Street 20, Shanghai 201800

Curriculum Vitae
1981-1985: Bachelor Study in polymer engineering at Hefei University of Technology.
1985-1988: Master study in polymer science at University of Science and Technology of China.
1988-1991: Assistant professor of polymer materials at Henan Institute of Chemistry.
1992-1995: Associated professor of polymer materials at Henan Institute of Chemistry.
1996-1999: Ph.D study in polymer chemistry and physics at Peking University.
1998-1999: Professor of polymer materials at Henan Institute of Chemistry.
1999-2000: Postdoc at DKI, Darmstadt, Germany.
2000-2002: Postdoc at Free University of Berlin, Germany.
2003: Professor of polymer materials at Zhengzhou University, China
2005-2008: Distinguished professor of polymer chemistry and physics at Zhengzhou University, China
2005-2009: Senior Scientist, ETH Zurich
2010-: Professor, Shanghai University

Current research interests:
Asymmetrical organic catalysis
Cationic, anionic, and controlled radical polymerizations
Conjugated peptides as novel materials
Dendronized polymers: synthesis, characterization and applications
Polymer brushes: synthesis and properties

Selected Publications
Guo, Yifei; van Beek, Jacco D.; Zhang, Baozhong; Colussi, Martin; Walde, Peter; Zhang, Afang;* Kröger, Martin; Halperin, Avraham;* Dieter Schlüter, A.,* Tuning Polymer Thickness: Synthesis and Scaling Theory of Homologous Series of Dendronized Polymers, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131, 11841-11854 (2009)
Ossenbach, Alexander; Rüegger, Heinz; Zhang, Afang;* Fischer, Karl; Schlüter, A. Dieter; Schmidt, Manfred,* Ion-Induced Stretching of Low Generation Dendronized Polymers with Crown Ether Branching Units, Macromolecules, 42, 8781-8793 (2009)
Rodriguez-Ropero, Francisco; Canales, Manel; Zanuy, David; Zhang, Afang; Schlüter, Dieter; Alemain, Carlos,* Helical Dendronized Polymers with Chiral Second-Generation Dendrons: Atomistic View and Driving Forces for Structure Formation, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113, 14868-14876 (2009)
Wen, Li; Dalin, Wu; A. Dieter Schlüter; Afang, Zhang,* Synthesis of an oligo(ethylene glycol)-based third-generation thermoresponsive dendronized polymer, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 47, 6630-6640 (2009)
Cheng, C.; Schlüter, A. D.; Zhang, A.,* Thermally reversible Self-assembly of Double Hydrophilic Diblock Copolymers from Poly(/N/-isopropylacrylamide) and Dendronized Polymethacrylates, Israel Journal of Chemistry , 49, 49-53 (2009)
Bolisetty, Sreenath; Schneider, Christian; Polzer, Frank; Ballauff, Matthias;* Li, Wen; Zhang, Afang;* Schlüter, A. Dieter, Formation of Stable Mesoglobules by a Thermosensitive Dendronized Polymer, Macromolecules, 42, 7122-7128 (2009)

Afang Zhang,* Yifei Guo, High stability of PPII helix in polypeptide bottlebrushes. Chemistry -A European Journal 14, 8939-8946 (2008)

Jingguo Li, Tao Wang, Dalin Wu, Xiuqiang Zhang, Jiatao Yan, Song Du, Yifei Guo, Jintao Wang, Afang Zhang,* Stimuli-responsive zwitterionic block copolypeptides: poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)- block-poly(glutamic acid-co-lysine). Biomacromolecules 9, 2670-2676 (2008)

Afang Zhang, High-molar-mass, First and Second Generation L-Lysine Dendronized Polymethacrylates. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 29, 839-845 (2008)

Xiuqiang Zhang, Jingguo Li, Wen Li, Afang Zhang,* Synthesis and Characterization of Thermo- and pH-Responsive Double-Hydrophilic Diblock Copolypeptides. Biomacromolecules 8, 3557-3567 (2007). (Most accessed paper)

Zhang, Afang;* Rodríguez-Ropero, Francisco; Zanuy, David ; Alemán, Carlos;* Meijer, E. W. ; Schlüter, A. Dieter,* A Rigid, Chiral, Dendronized Polymer with a Thermally Stable, Right-Handed Helical Conformation, Chemistry - A European Journal, 14, 6924-6934 (2008)
Zhang, A.; Sakamoto, J.; Schlüter, A. D.,* Polymers going rigid, thick, and laterally infinite, Chimia, 62, 776-782 (2008)
Samadi, Fatemeh; Wolf, Bernhard A.;* Guo, Yifei; Zhang, Afang; Schlüter, Dieter A., Branched versus Linear Polyelectrolytes: Intrinsic Viscosities of Peripherically Charged Dendronized Poly(methyl methacrylate)s and of Their Uncharged Analogues, Macromolecules, 41, 8173-8180 (2008)
Li, W.; Zhang, A.;* Schlüter, A. D, Thermoresponsive Dendronized Polymers with Tunable Lower Critical Solution Temperatures, Chemical Communications, 5523-5525 (2008)
Li, W.; Zhang, A.;* Chen, Y.; Feldman, K.; Wu, H.; Schlüter, A. D., Low Toxic, Thermoresponsive Dendrimers Based on Oligoethylene Glycols with Sharp and Fully Reversible Phase Transitions, Chemical Communications, 5948-5950 (2008)
Li, Wen; Zhang, Afang;* Feldman, Kirill; Walde, Peter; Schlüter, A. Dieter, Thermoresponsive Dendronized Polymers, Macromolecules, 41, 3659-3667 (2008)
Li, W.; Zhang, A.;* Schlüter, A. D., Efficient Synthesis of First- and Second-Generation, Water-Soluble Dendronized Polymers, Macromolecules, 41, 43-49 (2008)
Li, Chaoxu; Schlüter, A. Dieter ; Zhang, Afang;* Mezzenga, Raffaele,* A New Level of Hierarchical Structure Control by Use of Supramolecular Self-Assembled Dendronized Block Copolymers, Advanced Materials, 20, 4530-4534 (2008)
Zhang, A.;* Schlüter, A. D., Multigram Solution-Phase Synthesis of Three Diastereomeric Tripeptidic Second-Generation Dendrons Based on (2S, 4S)-, (2S, 4R)-, and (2R, 4S)-4-Aminoprolines, Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 2, 1540-1548 (2007)
Cheng, C.; Schmidt, M.; Zhang, A.;* Schlüter, A. D., Synthesis of Thermally Switchable Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-block-dendronized methacrylate)s, Macromolecules, 40, 220-227 (2007)
Zhang, Afang;* Wei, Liuhe; Schlüter, A. Dieter,* Narrowly Distributed Dendronized Polymethacrylates by Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 25, 799-803 (2004)
Zhang, A.; Okrasa, L.; Pakula, T.; Schlüter, A. D.,* Homologous Series of Dendronized Polymethacrylates with a Methyleneoxycarbonyl Spacer between the Backbone and Dendritic Side Chain: Synthesis, Characterization, and Some Bulk Properties, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 126, 6658-6666 (2004)
Zhang, Afang; Barner, Jörg ; Göessl, Illdiko ; Rabe, Jürgen P.;* Schlüter, Dieter,* A Covalent-Chemistry Approach to Giant Macromolecules and Their Wetting Behavior on Solid Substrates, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 43, 5185-5188 (2004)
Zhang, Afang ; Zhang, Bin ; Wächtersbach, Eva ; Schmidt, Manfred;* Schlüter, A. Dieter,* Efficient Synthesis of High Molar Mass, First- to Fourth-Generation Distributed Dendronized Polymers by the Macromonomer Approach, Chemistry - A European Journal, 9, 6083-6092 (2003)
Zhang, Afang ; Shu, Lijin ; Bo, Zhishan ; Schlüter, A. Dieter,* Dendronized Polymers: Recent Progress in Synthesis, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 204, 328-339 (2003)
Zhang, Afang ; Vetter, Serge ; Schlüter, A. Dieter,* On the Improved Accessibility of Dendronized Macromonomers with Peripheral Protected Amine Groups, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 202, 3301-3315 (2001)

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