1.Quan Yuan, Yunfei Zhang, Tao Chen, Danqing Lu, Zilong Zhao, Xiaobing Zhang, Zhenxing Li, Chun-Hua Yan*, and Weihong Tan* “Photon-manipulated Drug Release from Mesoporous Nanocontainer Controlled by Azobenzene-modified Nucleic Acid” ACS Nano. 2012, 6, 6337


2.Quan Yuan, Danqing Lu, Xiaobing Zhang, Zhuo Chen, Weihong Tan* “Aptamer-conjugated Optical Nanomaterials for Bioanalysis” Trends Anal. Chem. 2012, 39, 72. (Invited review)

3.Xiangyou Liu, Wei Wei, Quan Yuan, Xin Zhang, Ning Li, Yuguang Du, Guanghui Ma, Chunhua Yan and Ding Ma “Apoferritin–CeO2 nano-truffle that has excellent artificial redox enzyme activity” Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 3155.


4.Yunfei Zhang, Quan Yuan, Tao Chen, Xiaobing Zhang, Yan Chen, and Weihong Tan* “DNA-capped mesoporous silica nanoparticles as an ion-responsive release system to determine the presence of mercury in aqueous solution” Anal. Chem. 2012, 84, 1956.


5.Emir Yasun, Gulbakan Ocsoy, Ismail Basri, Quan Yuan, Mohammed Shukoor, Chunmei Li, Weihong Tan*, “Enrichment and Detection of Rare Proteins with Aptamer-conjugated Gold Nanorods” Anal. Chem. 2012, 84, 6008.


6.Lu Peng, Mingxu You, Quan Yuan, Cuichen Wu, Da Han, Yan Chen, Zhihua Zhong,* Jiangeng Xue, and Weihong Tan* "Macroscopic Volume Change of Dynamic Hydrogels Induced by Reversible DNA Hybridization" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 12302.


7.Tao Chen, Ismail Öcsoy, ̧Quan Yuan,Ruowen Wang, Mingxu You, Zilong Zhao, Erqun Song, Xiaobing Zhang,* and Weihong Tan* "One-Step Facile Surface Engineering of Hydrophobic Nanocrystals with Designer Molecular Recognition" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 13164.



1.Quan Yuan, Yun-Fei Zhang, Yan Chen, Ruo-Wen Wang, Chao-Lin Du, Emir Yasun, and Wei-Hong Tan* “Using Silver Nanowire Antennas to Enhance the Conversion Efficiency of Photoresponsive DNA Nanomotors” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 2011, 108, 9331.


2.Tao Chen, Mohammed Ibrahim Shukoor, Yan Chen, Quan Yuan, Zhi Zhu, Zilong Zhao, Basri Gulbakan and Weihong Tan* “Aptamer-conjugated Nanomaterials for Bioanalysis and Biotechnology Applications” Nanoscale 2011, 3, 546.


3.Da Han, Jin Huang, Zhi Zhu, Quan Yuan, Mingxu You, Yan Chen, and Weihong Tan* “Molecular Engineering of Photoresponsive Three-dimensional DNA Nanostructures” Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 4670.


4.Tao Chen, Mohammed Ibrahim Shukoor, Ruowen Wang, Zilong Zhao, Quan Yuan, Suwussa Bamrungsap, Xiangling Xiong, and Weihong Tan* “Smart Multifunctional Nanostrucuture for Targeted Cancer Chemotherapy and Magnetic Resonance Imaging” ACS Nano 2011, 5, 7866.



1.Quan Yuan, Hao-Hong Duan, Le-Le Li, Zhen-Xing Li, Wen-Tao Duan, Le-Sheng Zhang, Wei-Guo Song, and Chun-Hua Yan* “Homogeneous Dispersed Ceria Nanocatalyst Stabilized with Ordered Mesoporous Alumina” Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, 1475.



1.Quan Yuan, Le-Le Li, Shu-Liang Lu, Hao-Hong Duan, Zhen-Xing Li, Yue-Xiang Zhu, and Chun-Hua Yan* “Facile Synthesis of Zr-Based Functional Materials with Highly Ordered Mesoporous Structures” J. Phys. Chem. C 2009, 113, 4117.

2.Quan Yuan, Hao-Hong Duan, Le-Le Li, and Chun-Hua Yan* “Controlled Synthesis and Assembly of Ceria-based Nanomaterials” J. Collloid Interf. Sci. 2009, 335, 151. (Invited review)

3.Quan Yuan, Yang Liu, Le-Le Li, Zhen-Xing Li, Chen-Jie Fang, Wen-Tao Duan, Xing-Guo Li, and Chun-Hua Yan* “Highly Ordered Mesoporous Titania-Zirconia Photocatalyst for Applications in Water Splitting and Degradation of Rhodamine-B” Micropor. Mesopor. Mater. 2009, 124, 169.

4.Le-Le Li, Jun Xu, Quan Yuan, Zhen-Xing Li, Wei-Guo Song, Chun-Hua Yan* “Facile Synthesis of Macrocellular Mesoporous Foamlike Ce-Sn Mixed Oxides with a Nanocrystalline Framework by Using Triblock Copolymer as the Single Template” Small 2009, 5, 2730.

5.Le-Le Li, Wen-Tao Duan, Quan Yuan, Zhen-Xing Li, Hao-Hong Duan, and Chun-Hua Yan* “Hierarchical Gamma-Al2O3 Monoliths with Highly Ordered 2D Hexagonal Mesopores in Macroporous Walls” Chem. Commun. 2009, 41, 6174

6.Le-Le Li, Hao Sun, Chen-Jie Fang, Quan Yuan, Ling-Dong Sun, and Chun-Hua Yan* “Mesostructured Hybrids Containing Potential Donors and Acceptors with Molecular-Scale and Meso-Scale Segregation and Ordering: Toward the Development of Smart Materials through Hierarchical Self-Assembly” Chem. Mater. 2009, 21, 4589.

7.Zhen-Xing Li, Le-Le Li, Huan-Ping Zhou, Quan Yuan, Cheng Chen, Ling-Dong Sun, Chun-Hua Yan* “Colour Modification Action of An Upconversion Photonic Crystal” Chem. Commun. 2009, 43, 6616.


1.Quan Yuan, An-Xiang Yin, Chen Luo, Ling- Dong Sun, Ya-Wen Zhang, Wen-Tao Duan, Hai-Chao Liu*, and Chun-Hua Yan* “Facile Synthesis for Ordered Mesoporous γ-Aluminas with High Thermal Stability” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 3465.

2.Lei Liao, Hao-Xin Mai, Quan Yuan, Hong-Bing Lu, Jin-Chai Li, Chang Liu, Chun-Hua Yan, Ze-Xiang Shen*, and Ting Yu* “Single CeO2 Nanowire Gas Sensor Supported with Pt Nanocrystals: Gas Sensitivity, Surface Bond States, and Chemical Mechanism” J. Phys. Chem. C 2008, 112, 9061.

3.Le-Le Li, Wei-Ming Zhang, Quan Yuan, Zhen-Xing Li, Cheng-Jie Fang, Ling-Dong Sun, Li-Jun Wan, and Chun-Hua Yan* “Room Temperature Ionic Liquids Assisted Green Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Porous SnO2 and Their Gas Sensor Behaviors” Cryst. Growth Des. 2008, 8, 4165.

4.Zhen-Xing Li, Le-Le Li, Quan Yuan, Wei Feng, Jun Xu, Ling-Dong Sun, Wei-Guo Song, and Chun-Hua Yan* “Sustainable and Facile Route to Nearly Monodisperse Spherical Aggregates of CeO2 Nanocrystals with Ionic Liquids and Their Catalytic Activities for CO Oxidation” J. Phys. Chem. C 2008, 112, 18405


1.Quan Yuan, Qiang Liu, Wei-Guo Song, Wei Feng, Ling-Dong Sun, Ya-Wen Zhang, and Chun-Hua Yan* “Ordered Mesoporous Ce1-xZrxO2 Solid Solutions with Crystalline Walls” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 6698

2.Le-Le Li, Chen-Jie Fang, Quan Yuan, and Chun-Hua Yan* “Stabilization of Facial Isomer of Tris(8-hydroxyquinolinate) Aluminum Though Confinement in Silica-Surfactant Mesostructures” Appl. Phys. Lett. 2007, 90, 23198

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