Zhang Group



Wais, U.; Jackson, A.W.; Zuo, Y.M.; Zu; Xiang, Y.; He, T.; Zhang, H., Drug nanoparticles by emulsion-freeze-drying via the employment of branched block copolymer nanoparticles, J. Control Release, 2016, 222, 141-150

Liu, B.L.; You, Y.G.; Zhang, H.; Wu, H.; Jin, J.S.; Liu, H.T., Synthesis of ZnO nano-powders via a novel PVA-assisted freeze-drying process, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 110349-110355

Ahmed, A.; Robertson, C.M.; Steiner, A.; Whittles, T.; Ho, A.; Dhanak, V. Zhang, H., Cu(I)Cu(II)BTC, a microporous mixed-valence MOF via reduction of HKUST-1, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 8902-8905

Wais, U.; Jackson, A.W.; He, T.; Zhang, H., Nanoformulation and encapsulation approaches for poorly water-soluble drug nanoparticles, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 1746-1769

Roberts, A.D.; Li, X.; Zhang, H., Hierarchically porous sulfur-containing activated carbon monoliths via ice-templating and one-step pyrolysis, Carbon, 2015, 95, 268-278

Ahmed, A.; Forster, M.; Jin, J.S.; Myers, P.; Zhang, H., Tuning Morphology of Nanostructured ZIF-8 on Silica Microspheres and Applications in Liquid Chromatography and Dye Degradation, ASC Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 18054-18063

Qian, L.; Ahmed, A.; Glennon-Alty, L.; Yang, Y.H.; Murray, P.; Zhang, H., Patterned substrates fabricated by a controlled freezing approach and biocompatibility evaluation by stem cells, Mater. Sci. Eng. C, 2015, 49, 390-399

 Liu, X.; Ahmed, A.; Wang, Z.X.; Zhang, H., Nanofibrous microspheres via emulsion gelation and carbonization, Chem. Commun. 2015, DOI: 10.1039/c5cc07535a

Liu, X.; Roberts, A.D.; Ahmed, A.; Wang, Z.X.; Zhang, H., Carbon nanofibers by pyrolysis of self-assembled perylene diimide derivative gels as supercapacitor electrode materials, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 15513-15522.

Ran, H.S.; Feng, P.Z.; Liu, Z.S.; Wang, X.H.; Niu, J.N.; Zhang, H.; Complex-Shaped Porous Cu Bodies Fabricated by Freeze-Casting and Vacuum Sintering, Metals, 2015, 5, 1821-1828.

Ahmed, A.; Forster, M.; Jin, J.S.; Myers, P.; Zhang, H.; Tuning morphology of nanostructured ZIF-8 on silica microspheres and applications in liquid chromatography and dye degradation, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 18054-18063.

Roberts, A.D.; Li, X., Zhang, H., Hierarchically porous sulfur-containing activated carbon monoliths via ice-templating and one-step pyrolysis, Carbon, 2015, 95, 268-278.

Graham, M.; Yang, Y.H.; Roberts, A. D.; Zhang, Z., Poorly Water Soluble Drug Nanostructures via Surface Solvent Evaporation, Nano LIFE, 2015, Vol 5, No. 2, 1540005, DOI: 10.1142/S179398441540005X.

Hayes, R.; Edge, T.; Pereira, L.; Zhang, H.; Ahmed, A.; Kirkham, K.; Myers, P., Solid Core - Understanding the Technology of Today to Help Design the Particle of Tomorrow, Chromatography Today, 2015, 10-14.

Lei, Z.; Liu, X.; Ma, L.N.; Liu, D.J.; Zhang, H.; Wang, Z.X., Spheres-on-sphere silica microspheres as matrix for horseradish peroxidase immobilization and detection of hydrogen peroxide, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 38665-38672.

Qian, L.; Ahmed, A.; Glennon-Alty, L.; Yang, Y.H.; Murray, P.; Zhang, H., Patterned substrates fabricated by a controlled freezing approach and biocompatibility evaluation by stem cells, Mater. Sci. Eng. C, 2015, 49, 390-399.

Yang, T.H.; Li, F.; Zhang, H.T.; Fan, L.; Qiao, Y.B.; Tan, G.G.; Zhang, H.; Wu, H., Multifunctional pH-sensitive micelles for tumor-specific uptake and cellular delivery, Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 1373-1382.

Ahmed, A.; Hasell, T.; Clowes, R.; Myers, P.; Cooper A.; Zhang, H., Aligned macroporous monoliths with intrinsic microporosity via a frozen-solvent-templating approach, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 1717-1720.

Ahmed, A.; Forster, M.; Clowes, R.; Myers, P.; Zhang, H., Hierarchical porous metal–organic framework monoliths, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 14314-14316.

Ahmed, A.; Myers, P.; Zhang, H., Synthesis of Nanospheres-on-Microsphere Silica with Tunable Shell Morphology and Mesoporosity for Improved HPLC, Langmuir2014, 30, 12190-12199.

Hayes, R.; Myers, P.; Edge, T.; Zhang, H., Monodisperse sphere-on-sphere silica particles for fast HPLC separation of peptides and proteins, Analyst2014, 139, 5674 – 5677.

Roberts, A.D.; Wang, S.; Li, X.; Zhang, H., Hierarchical porous nitrogen-rich carbon monoliths via ice-templating: high capacity and high-rate performance as lithium-ion battery anode materials, J. Mater. Chem. A2014, 2, 17787- 17796.

El-Hankari, S.; Huo, J.; Ahmed, A.; Zhang, H.; Bradshaw, D., Surface etching of HKUST-1 promoted via supramolecular interactions for chromatography, J. Mater. Chem. A. 2014, 2, 13479 – 13485.

Hayes, R.; Ahmed, A.; Edge, T.; Zhang, H., Core-shell particles: preparation, fundamentals and applications in high performance liquid chromatography, J. Chromatogr. A, 2014, 1357, 36-52.

Jin, J.; Fang, X.; Zhang, H.; Wang, W.; Zhang, Z., Solubility of 4-aminosalicyclic acid in supercritical carbon dioxide and subcritical 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane, J. Chem. Eng. Data.2014, 59, 2095-2100.

Roberts, A.D.; Li, X.; Zhang, H., Porous carbon spheres and monoliths: morphology control, pore size tuning and their applications as Li-ion battery anode materials, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 4341-4356.

Ahmed, A.; Hodgson, N.; Barrow, M.; Clowes, R.; Robertson, C.M.; Steiner, A.; McKeown, P.; Bradshaw, D.; Myers, P.; Zhang, H., Macroporous metal-organic framework microparticles with improved liquid phase separation, J. Mater. Chem. A.2014, 2, 9085-9060.

Grant, N.; Wu, H.; Zhang, H., Reduction-controlled release of organic nanoparticles from disulfide cross-linked porous polymer, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.2014, 53, 246-252.

Roberts, A.D.; Zhang, H., Poorly water-soluble drug nanoparticles via solvent evaporation in water-soluble porous polymers, Int. J. Pharmaceut. 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2013.03.001.

Barrow, M.; Zhang, H., Aligned porous stimuli-responsive hydrogels via directional freezing and frozen UV initiated polymerization, Soft Matter, 2013, 9 (9), 2723-2729.

Ahmed, A.; Forster, M.; Clowes, R.; Bradshaw, D.; Myers, P.; Zhang, H., Silica SOS@HKUST-1 composite microspheres as easily packed stationary phases for fast separation, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1 (10), 3276-3286. (front cover paper).

Ahmed, A.; Hearn, J.; Abdelmagid, W.; Zhang, H., Dual-tuned drug release by nanofibrous scaffolds of chitosan and mesoporous silica microspheres, J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 25027-25035.

Ahmed, A.; Abdelmagid, W.; Ritchie, H.; Myers, P.; Zhang, H., Investigation on synthesis of spheres-on-sphere silica particles and their assessment for high performance liquid chromatography applications, J. Chromatogr. A2012, 1270, 194-203.

Ahmed, A.; Myers, P.; Zhang, H., Preparation of aligned porous silica monolithic capillary columns and their evaluation for HPLC, Analytical Methods2012, 4, 3942-3947

Hasell, T.; Zhang, H.; Cooper, A.I., Solution-processable molecular cage micropores for hierarchically porous materials, Adv. Mater. 2012, 24, 5732-5737..

Ahmed, A.; Ritchie, H.; Myers, P. Zhang, H., One-pot synthesis of spheres-on-sphere silica particles from a single precursor for fast HPLC with low back pressure, Adv. Mater., 2012, 24, 6042-6048..

Barrow, M.; Eltmimi, A.; Ahmed, A.; Myers, P.; Zhang, H., Frozen polymerization for aligned porous structures with enhanced mechanical stability, conductivity, and as stationary phase for HPLC, J. Mater. Chem. 201222, 11615-11620.

Ahmed, A.; Smith, J.; Zhang, H., Gradient porous materials by emulsion centrifugation, Chem. Commun. 201147, 11754-11756.

Qian, L.; Ahmed, A.; Zhang, H., Formation of organic nanoparticles by solvent evaporation within porous polymeric materials, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 10001-10003.

Ahmed, A.; Clowes, R.; Myers, P.; Zhang, H., Hierarchically porous silica monoliths with tuneable morphology, porosity, and mechanical stability, J. Mater. Chem. 201121, 5753-5763.

Grant, N.; Zhang, H., Poorly water-soluble drug nanoparticles via an emulsion-freeze-drying approach, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2011356, 573-578.

Chen, K.; Grant, N.; Liang, L.; Zhang, H.; Tan, B., Synthesis of CO2-philic xanthate-oligo(vinyl acetate)-based hydrocarbon surfactants by RAFT polymerization and their applications on preparation of emulsion-templated materials, Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 9355-9364.

Qian, L.; Zhang, H., Controlled freezing and freeze drying: a verstatile route for porous and micro-/nano-structured materials, J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol. 2011, 86, 172-184.

Hussain, I.; Zhang, H.; Brust, M.; Barauskas, J.; Cooper, A.I. Emulsion-directed assembly of gold nanoparticles to molecularly-linked and size-controlled spherical aggregates. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2010, 350, 368-372.

Ahmed, A.; Clowes, R.; Willneff, E.; Myers, P.; Zhang, H., Porous silica spheres in macroporous structures and on nanofibers. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 2010368, 4351-4370.

Qian, L.; Zhang, H., Direct formation of emulsions using water-soluble porous polymers as sacrificial scaffolds, J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol. 201085, 1508-1514.

O’Neill, L.D.; Zhang, H.; Bradshaw, D. Macro-microporous MOF composite beads, J. Mater. Chem. 201020, 5720-5726.

Qian, L.; Zhang, H., Green synthesis of chitosan-based nanofibers and their applications, Green Chem2010, 12, 1207-1214.

Grant, N.; Cooper, A.I.; Zhang, H., Uploading and Temperature-Controlled Release of Polymeric Colloids  via Hydrophilic Emulsion-Templated Porous Polymers, ACS Appl. Mater. Interface. 2010, 2, 1400-1406.

Ahmed, A.; Clowes, R.; Willneff, E.; Ritchie, H.; Myers, P..; Zhang, H., Synthesis of uniform porous silica microspheres with hydrophilic polymer as stabilizing agent, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2010, 49, 602-608.

Ahmed, A.; Grant, N.; Qian, L.; Zhang, H., Formation of Organic Nanoparticles by Freeze-Drying and their Controlled Release, Nanosci. Nanotech. Lett. 2009, 1, 185-189.

Qian, L.; Ahmed, A.; Foster, A.; Rannard, S.P.; Cooper, A.I.; Zhang, H., Systematic tuning of pore morphologies and pore volumes in macroporous materials by freezing, J. Mater. Chem. 200919, 5212-5219.

Qian, L.; Willneff, E.; Zhang, H., A novel route to polymeric sub-micron fibers and their use for inorganic structures, Chem. Commum. 2009, 3946-3948.

Zhang, H.;  Wang, D.;  Butler, R.; Campbell, N.L.; Long, J.;  Tan, B.;  Duncalf, D.J.; Foster, A.J.; Hopkinson, A.;  Taylor, D.; Angus, D.;  Cooper, A.I.;  Rannard, S.P., Formation and enhanced biocidal activity of water-dispersable organic nanoparticles, Nature Nanotechnology, 2008, 3, 506-511.

Zhang, H.; Lee, J.Y.; Ahmed, A.; Hussain, I.; Cooper, A.I., Freeze-Align and Heat-Fuse: Microwires and networks from nanoparticle suspensions,  Angew Chem. 2008, 47, 4573-4576.

Zhang, H.; Edgar, D.; Murray, P.; Rak-Raszewska, A.; Glennon-Alty, L.; Cooper, A. I., Synthesis of porous microparticles with aligned porosity. Adv. Funct. Mater. 200818, 222-228.

Zhang, H. and Cooper, A.I., Thermoresponsive “particle pumps”:  activated release of organic nanoparticles from open-cell macroporous polymers. Adv. Mater. 2007, 19, 2439-2444.

Zhang, H. and Cooper, A.I., Aligned porous structures by directional freezing. Adv. Mater. 2007,19, 1529-1533.

Zhang, H.; Hussain, I.; Brust, M.; Cooper, A.I., Synthesis of Hierarchically Porous Inorganic-metal Site-isolated nanoccomposites. Chem. Commun. 2006, 2539-2541.

Zhang, H.;Hussain, I.; Brust, M.; Butler, M.F.; Rannard, S.R.; Cooper, A.I., Aligned two- and three-dimensional structures by directional freezing of polymers and nanoparticles. Nat. Mater. 20054, 787-793.

Zhang, H.; Long, J.; Cooper, A.I., Aligned Porous Materials by Directional Freezing of Solution in Liquid CO2. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005127, 13482-13483.

Zhang, H. and Cooper, A.I., Emulsion-templated hierarchically porous silica beads using silica nanoparticles as building blocks. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 200544, 8707-8714.

Zhang, H. and Cooper, A.I., New approaches to the synthesis of macroporous metals. J. Mater. Chem. 200515, 2157-2159. (highlight)

Zhang, H. and Cooper, A.I., Synthesis and applications of emulsion-templated porous materials. Soft Matter 2005, 1, 107-113.

Zhang, H.; Hardy, G.C.; Khimyak, Y.; Rosseinsky, M.J.; Cooper, A.I. Synthesis of hierarchically porous silica and metal oxide beads using emulsion-templated scaffolds. Chem. Mater. 2004, 16, 4245-4256.

Zhang, H.; Hussain, I.; Brust, M.; Cooper, A.I. Emulsion-templated gold beads using gold nanoparticles as building blocks. Adv. Mater2004, 16, 27-30. (front cover)

Zhang, H.; Cooper, A.I. Compressed fluid sedimentation polymerization. Macromolecules 2003, 36, 5061-5064.  

Zhang, H.; Hardy, G.C.; Rosseinsky, M.J.; Cooper, A.I. Uniform emulsion-templated silica beads with high pore volume and hierarchical porosity. Adv. Mater. 2003, 15, 78-81.

Zhang, H.; Cooper, A.I. Synthesis of monodisperse emulsion-templated polymer beads by Oil-in-Water-in-Oil (O/W/O) sedimentation polymerization. Chem. Mater. 2002, 14, 4017-4020.

Zhang, H.; Han, B.X.; Hou, Z.S.; Liu, Z.M. Measurement of critical points of the methylcyclohexane (MCH)-H2-CO2 system in the CO2-rich region. Fluid Phase Equilibr. 2001, 179, 131-138.

Zhang, H.; Han, B.X.; Li, H.P.; Hou, Z.S. Measurement of critical points and phase behavior of CO-CH3OH-CO2 ternary mixture. J. Chem. Eng. Data2001, 46, 130-133.

Zhang, H.; Lu, J.; Han, B.X. Precipitation of lysozyme solubilized in reverse micelles by dissolved CO2J. Supercrit. Fluid 2001, 20, 65-71.

Zhang, H.; Han, B.X.; Yang, G.Y.; Yan, H.K. Effect of CO2 and CHF3 on the solubilization of protein in reverse micelles. J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 2000, 232, 269-272.

Zhang, H.; Liu, Z.M.; Han, B.X. Critical points and phase behavior of toluene-CO2 and toluene-H2-CO2 mixture in CO2-rich region. J. Supercrit. Fluid 2000, 18, 185-192.

Zhang, H.; Han, B.X.; Yang, G.Y.; Liu, F.F. Effect of high-pressure CO2 on the solubilization of bovine serum albumin in reverse micelles. Acta Chim Sinica 2000, 58, 958-961.

Zhang, H.; Han, B.X.; Lu, J.; Yang, G.Y.; Yan, H.K. Effect of dissolved CO2 on protein solubilization in reverse micelle. Chinese Chem. Lett. 1999, 10, 331-332.

Wood, C.D.; Butler, R.; Hebb, A.K.; Senoo, K.; Zhang, H.; Cooper, A.I. Synthesis and processing of porous polymers using supercritical carbon dioxide. Progress in Rubber, Plastics and Recycling Technology 2002, 18, 247-258.

Li, H.P.; Liu, J.; Zhang, H.; Wang, S.G.; Han, B.X.; Liu, F.F. Co-solvent and pressure effect on the thermal decomposition of 2,2 '-azobis(isobutyronitrile) in supercritical CO2 using UV-Vis spectroscopy. J. Supercrit. Fluid 2001, 21, 227-232.

Gao, L.; Hou, Z.S.; Zhang, H.; He, J.; Liu, Z.M.; Zhang, X.G.; Han, B.X. Critical parameters of hexane plus carbon monoxide plus hydrogen and hexane plus methanol plus carbon monoxide plus hydrogen mixtures in the hexane-rich region. J. Chem. Eng. Data 2001, 46, 1635-1637.

Li, H.P.; Liu, J.; Zhang, H.; Han, B.X. Effect of co-solvent and pressure on the thermal decomposition of 2, 2 ' azobis-(isobutyronitrile) in supercritical CO2. Chinese Chem. Lett. 2001, 12, 713-714.

Hou, Z.S.; Han, B.X.; Zhang, X.G.; Zhang, H.; Liu, Z.M. Pressure tuning of reaction equilibrium of esterification of acetic acid with ethanol in compressed CO2. J. Phys. Chem. B 2001, 105, 4510-4513.

Li, H.P.; Zhang, H.; Liu, J.; Han, B.X. Cosolvent effect on the tautomerism of ethyl acetoacetate in supercritical CO2. Chinese Chem. Lett. 2001, 12, 351-352.

Zhang, X.G.; Zhang, H.; Han, B.X.; Zhang, B.K.; Huo, Q. Effect of molecular size of solutes on their partial molar volumes in supercritical n-pentane. Chinese Chem. Lett2001, 12, 81-82.


Book Chapter

Zhang, H., Porous materials by small liquid drops templating, a chapter for the book Hierarchically Structured Porous Materials: from Nanoscience to Catalysis, Biomedicine, Optics and Energy, edited by Bao-Lian Su and Clément Sanchez, Wiley-VCH, 2011.

Zhang, H.; Qian, L., Chapter 3 – Porogen incorporation and phase inversion, Porous Polymers, edited by Silverstein, MS; Cameron, NR; Hillmyer, MA, John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

Wood, C.D.; Tan, B.; Zhang, H.; Cooper, A.I., Chapter 21 – Supercritical carbon dioxide as a green solvent for polymer synthesis, Thermodynamics, Solubility and Environmental Issues, edited by Trevor M. Letcher, Elsevier, 2007, pages 383-396.



Ritchie, H.; Ahmed, A.; Myers, P.; Zhang, H., Porous particles for liquid chromatography and processes for the preparation thereof, 2013, WO2013079396 A1

Angus, D.; Duncalf, D.J.; Foster, A.J.; Cooper, A.I.; Rannard, S.P.; Zhang, H. Compositions comprising porous matrix having active ingredient in the form of nanoparticle, and production thereof, PCT Int. Appl. (2012), WO 2012045994 A1 20120412

Cooper, A.I. and Zhang, H., Porous polymer materials and method of production thereof,WO03091321, publication date:  2003-11-06.

Cooper, A.I. and Zhang, H., Porous beads and method of production thereof, US2006154067, publication date: 2006-07-13. (assigned to Unilever for the start-up company IOTA nanosolutions)

Cooper, A.I.; Foster, A.J.;Rannard, S.P.; Zhang, H.. Porous bodies and method of production thereof, US2007225388, publication date: 2007-09-27.

Cooper, A.I. .; Foster, A.J.;Rannard, S.P.; Zhang, H., Porous bodies and method of production thereof, US2008226721, publication date: 2008-09-18.

Cooper, A.I.; Duncalf, D.; Foster, A.J.;Rannard, S.P.; Zhang, H., Porous bodies and method of production thereofUS2008221231, publication date: 2008-09-11.

Winter, J.N; Cooper, A.I.; Rannard, S.P.; Zhang, H.; Foster, A.J.; Duncalf, D., Method of preparing carrier liquids, CA2601346, publication date: 2006-08-03.