Research Interests

Research hydrogen bonding in controlled/living polymerizations. 


Selected Publications

  • Opposite-charge repulsive cation and anion pair cooperative organocatalysis in ring-opening polymerization
    J. Xu, J. Liu, Z. Li, S. Xu, H. Wang, T. Guo, Y. Gao, L. Zhang, C. Zhang, and K. Guo.
    Polymer Chemistry, 9, 2183-2192, (2018)
  • Three is company: dual intramolecular hydrogen-bond enabled carboxylic acid active in ring-opening polymerization
    J. Xu, J. Liu, Z. Li, X. Li, C. Chen, C. Zhao, S. Xu, X. Pan, J. Liu and K. Guo.
    Polymer Chemistry, 7, 1111-1120, (2016)
  • Tunable intramolecular H-bonding promotes benzoic acid activity in polymerization: inspiration from nature
    J. Xu, K. Yang, Z. Li, J. Liu, H. Sun, S. Xu, H. Wang, T. Guo, H. Dong and K. Guo.
    Polymer Chemistry, 8, 6398-6406, (2017)
  • Guanidinium as bifunctional organocatalyst for ring-opening polymerizations
    J. Xu, J. Liu, Z. Li, H. Wang, S. Xu, T. Guo, H. Zhu, F. Wei, Y. Zhu. and K. Guo
    Polymer, 154, 17-26, (2018)

Education Profile

  • 2014-2019: PhD, Chemical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University.
  • 2010-2014: Bachelor, Biological Engineering, Nanjing Tech University.  

Professional Profile

  • 2019-..: Post-doctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center(KCC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering(PSE)