Dept. of Chemistry

Ya-Ping Sun

Dr. Ya-Ping SunFrank Henry Leslie Professor
Materials/Organic Chemistry

Phone: (864) 656-5026
Office: 469 Hunter Laboratories
E-mail: syaping@clemson.edu

Research Group

Dr. Sun received his B.Eng. (1982) from the Zhejiang Institute of Technology and his M.S. (1985) from the Zhejiang University, both in Hangzhou, China. He earned his Ph.D. (1989) at the Florida State University with Prof. Jack Saltiel. He was a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Josef Michl (1989-91) and Prof. Marye Anne Fox (1991-92) at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the Clemson faculty in 1992.

 

Publications

Yang FC, Anilkumar P, Anderson A, Cao L, Meziani MJ, Parenzan A, & Sun YP (2012) Facile and Effective Post-Production Separation of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Paired Aromatic Molecules: A Molecular Tweezers Approach. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116(12):6800-6804.

Smiglak M, Hines CC, Reichert WM, Vincek AS, Katritzky AR, Thrasher JS, Sun LY, McCrary PD, Beasley PA, Kelley SP, & Rogers RD (2012) Synthesis, limitations, and thermal properties of energetically-substituted, protonated imidazolium picrate and nitrate salts and further comparison with their methylated analogs. New Journal of Chemistry 36(3):702-722.

Song WL, et al. (2012) Polymeric nanocomposites with graphene sheets - Materials and device for superior thermal transport properties. Polymer 53(18):3910-3916.

Song WL, Wang P, Cao L, Anderson A, Meziani MJ, Farr AJ, & Sun YP (2012) Polymer/Boron Nitride Nanocomposite Materials for Superior Thermal Transport Performance. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 51(26):6498-6501.

Song WL, Wang W, Veca LM, Kong CY, Cao MS, Wang P, Meziani MJ, Qian HJ, LeCroy GE, Cao L, & Sun YP (2012) Polymer/carbon nanocomposites for enhanced thermal transport properties - carbon nanotubes versus graphene sheets as nanoscale fillers. Journal of Materials Chemistry 22(33):17133-17139.

Mu QX, Su GM, Li LW, Gilbertson BO, Yu LH, Zhang Q, Sun YP, & Yan B (2012) Size-Dependent Cell Uptake of Protein-Coated Graphene Oxide Nanosheets. Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 4(4):2259-2266.

Kong CY, Song WL, Meziani MJ, Tackett KN, Cao L, Farr AJ, Anderson A, & Sun YP (2012) Supercritical fluid conversion of graphene oxides. Journal of Supercritical Fluids 61:206-211.

Cao L, Sahu S, Anilkumar P, Kong CY, & Sun YP (2012) Linear and nonlinear optical properties of modified graphene-based materials. Mrs Bulletin 37(12):1283-1289.

Cao L, Yang ST, Wang X, Luo PJG, Liu JH, Sahu S, Liu YM, & Sun YP (2012) Competitive Performance of Carbon "Quantum" Dots in Optical Bioimaging. Theranostics 2(3):295-301.

Xu, J.; Sahu, S.; Cao, L.; Anilkumar, P.; Tackett, K. N.; Qian, H. J.; Bunker, C. E.; Guliants, E. A.; Parenzan, A.; Sun, Y. P., Carbon Nanoparticles as Chromophores for Photon Harvesting and Photoconversion. Chemphyschem 2011, 12 (18), 3604-3608.

Wang, Y. L.; Anilkumar, P.; Cao, L.; Liu, J. H.; Luo, P. J. G.; Tackett, K. N.; Sahu, S.; Wang, P.; Wang, X.; Sun, Y. P., Carbon dots of different composition and surface functionalization: cytotoxicity issues relevant to fluorescence cell imaging. Experimental Biology and Medicine 2011, 236 (11), 1231-1238.

Tian, L. L.; Anilkumar, P.; Cao, L.; Kong, C. Y.; Meziani, M. J.; Qian, H. J.; Veca, L. M.; Thorne, T. J.; Tackett, K. N.; Edwards, T.; Sun, Y. P., Graphene Oxides Dispersing and Hosting Graphene Sheets for Unique Nanocomposite Materials. Acs Nano 2011, 5 (4), 3052-3058.

Sun, C.; Turlington, C. R.; Thomas, W. W.; Wade, J. H.; Stout, W. M.; Grisenti, D. L.; Forrest, W. P.; VanDerveer, D. G.; Wagenknecht, P. S., Synthesis of cis and trans Bis-alkynyl Complexes of Cr(III) and Rh(III) Supported by a Tetradentate Macrocyclic Amine: A Spectroscopic Investigation of the M(III)-Alkynyl Interaction. Inorganic Chemistry 2011, 50 (19), 9354-9364.

Ruiz, O. N.; Fernando, K. A. S.; Wang, B. J.; Brown, N. A.; Luo, P. G.; McNamara, N. D.; Vangsness, M.; Sun, Y. P.; Bunker, C. E., Graphene Oxide: A Nonspecific Enhancer of Cellular Growth. Acs Nano 2011, 5 (10), 8100-8107.

Lu, F. S.; Meziani, M. J.; Cao, L.; Sun, Y. P., Separated Metallic and Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Opportunities in Transparent Electrodes and Beyond. Langmuir 2011, 27 (8), 4339-4350.

Cheng, J. P.; Meziani, M. J.; Sun, Y. P.; Cheng, S. H., Poly(ethylene glycol)-conjugated multi-walled carbon nanotubes as an efficient drug carrier for overcoming multidrug resistance. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 2011, 250 (2), 184-193.

Christensen, I. L.; Sun, Y. P.; Juzenas, P., Carbon Dots as Antioxidants and Prooxidants. Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology 2011, 7 (5), 667-676.

Cao, L.; Anilkumar, P.; Wang, X.; Liu, J. H.; Sahu, S.; Meziani, M. J.; Myers, E.; Sun, Y. P., Reverse Stern-Volmer behavior for luminescence quenching in carbon nanoparticles. Canadian Journal of Chemistry-Revue Canadienne De Chimie 2011, 89 (2), 104-109.

Cao, L.; Sahu, S.; Anilkumar, P.; Bunker, C. E.; Xu, J. A.; Fernando, K. A. S.; Wang, P.; Guliants, E. A.; Tackett, K. N.; Sun, Y. P., Carbon Nanoparticles as Visible-Light Photocatalysts for Efficient CO2 Conversion and Beyond. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2011, 133 (13), 4754-4757.

Anilkumar, P.; Fernando, K. A. S.; Cao, L.; Lu, F. S.; Yang, F. C.; Song, W. L.; Sahu, S.; Qian, H. J.; Thorne, T. J.; Anderson, A.; Sun, Y. P., Noncovalent Interactions of Derivatized Pyrenes with Metallic and Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2011, 115 (22), 11010-11015.

Anilkumar, P.; Lu, F.; Cao, L.; Luo, P. G.; Liu, J. H.; Sahu, S.; Tackett, K. N.; Wang, Y.; Sun, Y. P., Fullerenes for Applications in Biology and Medicine. Current Medicinal Chemistry 2011, 18 (14), 2045-2059.

Anilkumar, P.; Wang, X.; Cao, L.; Sahu, S.; Liu, J. H.; Wang, P.; Korch, K.; Tackett, K. N.; Parenzan, A.; Sun, Y. P., Toward quantitatively fluorescent carbon-based "quantum'' dots. Nanoscale 2011, 3 (5), 2023-2027.

Li, H. T.; Meziani, M. J.; Kitaygorodskiy, A.; Lu, F. S.; Bunker, C. E.; Fernando, K. A. S.; Guliants, E. A.; Sun, Y. P., Preparation and Characterization of Alane Complexes for Energy Applications. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2010, 114 (7), 3318-3322.

Liu, J. H.; Cao, L.; Luo, P. J. G.; Yang, S. T.; Lu, F. S.; Wang, H. F.; Meziani, M. J.; Haque, S. A.; Liu, Y. F.; Lacher, S.; Sun, Y. P., Fullerene-Conjugated Doxorubicin in Cells. Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 2010, 2 (5), 1384-1389.

Lu, F. S.; Wang, W.; Fernando, K. A. S.; Meziani, M. J.; Myers, E.; Sun, Y. P., Metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes for transparent conductive films. Chemical Physics Letters 2010, 497 (1-3), 57-61.

Lu, F. S.; Wang, X.; Meziani, M. J.; Cao, L.; Tian, L. L.; Bloodgood, M. A.; Robinson, J.; Sun, Y. P., Effective Purification of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Reversible Noncovalent Functionalization. Langmuir 2010, 26 (10), 7561-7564.

Tian, L. L.; Meziani, M. J.; Lu, F. S.; Kong, C. Y.; Cao, L.; Thorne, T. J.; Sun, Y. P., Graphene Oxides for Homogeneous Dispersion of Carbon Nanotubes. Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 2010, 2 (11), 3217-3222.

Tian, L. L.; Wang, X.; Cao, L.; Meziani, M. J.; Kong, C. Y.; Lu, F. S.; Sun, Y. P., Preparation of Bulk C-13-Enriched Graphene Materials. Journal of Nanomaterials 2010

Wang, X.; Cao, L.; Bunker, C. E.; Meziani, M. J.; Lu, F. S.; Guliants, E. A.; Sun, Y. P., Fluorescence Decoration of Defects in Carbon Nanotubes. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2010, 114 (49), 20941-20946.

Wang, X.; Cao, L.; Yang, S. T.; Lu, F. S.; Meziani, M. J.; Tian, L. L.; Sun, K. W.; Bloodgood, M. A.; Sun, Y. P., Bandgap-Like Strong Fluorescence in Functionalized Carbon Nanoparticles. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 2010, 49 (31), 5310-5314.

Cheng, J. P.; Chan, C. M.; Veca, L. M.; Poon, W. L.; Chan, P. K.; Qu, L. W.; Sun, Y. P.; Cheng, S. H., Acute and long-term effects after single loading of functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes into zebrafish (Danio rerio). Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 2009, 235 (2), 216-225.

Jaiswal, M.; Sangeeth, C. S. S.; Wang, W.; Sun, Y. P.; Menon, R., Field-Effect and Frequency Dependent Transport in Semiconductor-Enriched Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Network Device. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2009, 9 (11), 6533-6537.

Komarneni, M.; Sand, A.; Goering, J.; Burghaus, U.; Lu, M.; Veca, L. M.; Sun, Y. P., Possible effect of carbon nanotube diameter on gas-surface interactions - The case of benzene, water, and n-pentane adsorption on SWCNTs at ultra-high vacuum conditions. Chemical Physics Letters 2009, 476 (4-6), 227-231.

Li, H. T.; Meziani, M. J.; Lu, F. S.; Bunker, C. E.; Guliants, E. A.; Sun, Y. P., Templated Synthesis of Aluminum Nanoparticles - A New Route to Stable Energetic Materials. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2009, 113 (48), 20539-20542.

Lu, F. S.; Gu, L. R.; Meziani, M. J.; Wang, X.; Luo, P. G.; Veca, L. M.; Cao, L.; Sun, Y. P., Advances in Bioapplications of Carbon Nanotubes. Advanced Materials 2009, 21 (2), 139-152.

Lu, F. S.; Haque, S. A.; Yang, S. T.; Luo, P. G.; Gu, L. R.; Kitaygorodskiy, A.; Li, H. P.; Lacher, S.; Sun, Y. P., Aqueous Compatible Fullerene-Doxorubicin Conjugates. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2009, 113 (41), 17768-17773.

Luo, P. J. G.; Wang, H. F.; Gu, L. R.; Lu, F. S.; Lin, Y.; Christensen, K. A.; Yang, S. T.; Sun, Y. P., Selective Interactions of Sugar-Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Bacillus Spores. Acs Nano 2009, 3 (12), 3909-3916.

Meziani, M. J.; Bunker, C. E.; Lu, F. S.; Li, H. T.; Wang, W.; Guliants, E. A.; Quinn, R. A.; Sun, Y. P., Formation and Properties of Stabilized Aluminum Nanoparticles. Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 2009, 1 (3), 703-709.

Rahy, A.; Bajaj, P.; Musselman, I. H.; Hong, S. H.; Sun, Y. P.; Yang, D. J., Coating of carbon nanotubes on flexible substrate and its adhesion study. Applied Surface Science 2009, 255 (15), 7084-7089.

Veca, L. M.; Lu, F. S.; Meziani, M. J.; Cao, L.; Zhang, P. Y.; Qi, G.; Qu, L. W.; Shrestha, M.; Sun, Y. P., Polymer functionalization and solubilization of carbon nanosheets. Chemical Communications 2009,  (18), 2565-2567.

Veca, L. M.; Meziani, M. J.; Wang, W.; Wang, X.; Lu, F. S.; Zhang, P. Y.; Lin, Y.; Fee, R.; Connell, J. W.; Sun, Y. P., Carbon Nanosheets for Polymeric Nanocomposites with High Thermal Conductivity. Advanced Materials 2009, 21 (20), 2088-2092.

Wang, X.; Cao, L.; Lu, F. S.; Meziani, M. J.; Li, H.; Qi, G.; Zhou, B.; Harruff, B. A.; Kermarrec, F.; Sun, Y. P., Photoinduced electron transfers with carbon dots. Chemical Communications 2009,  (25), 3774-3776.

Yang, S. T.; Cao, L.; Luo, P. G. J.; Lu, F. S.; Wang, X.; Wang, H. F.; Meziani, M. J.; Liu, Y. F.; Qi, G.; Sun, Y. P., Carbon Dots for Optical Imaging in Vivo. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2009, 131 (32), 11308-+.

Yang, S. T.; Wang, H. F.; Meziani, M. J.; Liu, Y. F.; Wang, X.; Sun, Y. P., Biodefunctionalization of Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Mice. Biomacromolecules 2009, 10 (7), 2009-2012.

Yang, S. T.; Wang, X.; Wang, H. F.; Lu, F. S.; Luo, P. J. G.; Cao, L.; Meziani, M. J.; Liu, J. H.; Liu, Y. F.; Chen, M.; Huang, Y. P.; Sun, Y. P., Carbon Dots as Nontoxic and High-Performance Fluorescence Imaging Agents. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2009, 113 (42), 18110-18114.

Cheng, J. P.; Fernando, K. A. S.; Veca, L. M.; Sun, Y. P.; Lamond, A. I.; Lam, Y. W.; Cheng, S. H., Reversible Accumulation of PEGylated Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in the Mammalian Nucleus. Acs Nano 2008, 2 (10), 2085-2094.

Ghose, S.; Watson, K. A.; Working, D. C.; Connell, J. W.; Smith, J. G.; Sun, Y. P., Thermal conductivity of ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer/nanofiller blends. Composites Science and Technology 2008, 68 (7-8), 1843-1853.

Gu, L. R.; Luo, P. J. G.; Wang, H. F.; Meziani, M. J.; Lin, Y.; Veca, L. M.; Cao, L.; Lu, F. S.; Wang, X.; Quinn, R. A.; Wang, W.; Zhang, P. Y.; Lacher, S.; Sun, Y. P., Single-walled carbon nanotube as a unique scaffold for the multivalent display of sugars. Biomacromolecules 2008, 9 (9), 2408-2418.

Juzenas, P.; Chen, W.; Sun, Y. P.; Coelho, M. A. N.; Generalov, R.; Generalova, N.; Christensen, I. L., Quantum dots and nanoparticles for photodynamic and radiation therapies of cancer. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 2008, 60 (15), 1600-1614.

Sun, Y. P.; Wang, X.; Lu, F. S.; Cao, L.; Meziani, M. J.; Luo, P. J. G.; Gu, L. R.; Veca, L. M., Doped Carbon Nanoparticles as a New Platform for Highly Photoluminescent Dots. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2008, 112 (47), 18295-18298.

Wang, W.; Fernando, K. A. S.; Lin, Y.; Meziani, M. J.; Veca, L. M.; Cao, L.; Zhang, P.; Kimani, M. M.; Sun, Y. P., Metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes for conductive nanocomposites. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2008, 130 (4), 1415-1419.

Yang, S. T.; Fernando, K. A. S.; Liu, J. H.; Wang, J.; Sun, H. F.; Liu, Y. F.; Chen, M.; Huang, Y. P.; Wang, X.; Wang, H. F.; Sun, Y. P., Covalently PEGylated carbon nanotubes with stealth character in vivo. Small 2008, 4 (7), 940-944.

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