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Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Yang Lan

Dr Yang Lan
Chemistry Dept


I am postdoctoral researcher in the Eiser group and the group of O. Scherman in the Melville Laboratory (Chemistry Dept.)

Research Interests

During my PhD I focused on preparation of hierarchical colloids including polymeric core-shell colloids, supramolecular colloidosomes and raspberry-like colloids based on supramolecular cucurbit[8]uril (CB[8]) host-guest interactions.

In the group of Dr. Eiser I work on colloid synthesis: in particular I focus on preparation of polystyrene, fluorinated latex and raspberry colloids and their functionalization with DNA and other surface groups.

Key Publications

Lan, Y.; Wu, Y.; Karas, A.; Scherman, O. A. Photoresponsive hybrid raspberry-like colloids based on cucurbit[8]uril host–guest interactions. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 2166.

Hu, C.; Lan, Y.; Tian, F.; West, K. R.; Scherman, O. A. Facile method for preparing surface mounted cucurbit[8]uril-based rotaxanes Langmuir 2014, 30 (36), 10926.

Stephenson, G.; Parker, R. M.; Lan, Y.; Yu, Z.; Scherman, O. A.; Abell, C. Supramolecular colloidosomes: fabrication, characterisation and triggered release of cargo. Chem. Common. 2014, 50, 7048.

Ryan, S. T. J.; Del Barrio, J.; Ghosh, I.; Biedermann, F.; Lazar, A. I.; Lan, Y.; Coulston, R. J.; Nau, W. M.; Scherman, O. A., Efficient hostguest energy transfer in polycationic cyclophaneperylene diimide complexes in water J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 9053.

Lan, Y.; Loh, X. J.; Geng, J.; Walsh, Z.; Scherman, O. A. A supramolecular route towards core-shell polymeric microspheres in water via cucurbit[8]uril complexation. Chem. Common. 2012, 48, 8757.

Zhang, M.; Lan, Y.; Wang, D.; Yan, R.; Wang, S.; Yang, L.; Zhang, W. Synthesis of polymeric yolk-shell microspheres by seed emulsion polymerization. Macromolecules 2011, 44, 842.

Yang, L.; Zhang, M.; Lan, Y.; Zhang,W. Hollow shell-corona microspheres with a mesoporous shell as potential microreactors for Au-catalyzed aerobic oxidation of alcohols. New J. Chem. 2010, 34, 1355.

Lan, Y.; Zhang, M.; Zhang, W.; Yang, L. Enhanced Pd-catalyzed hydrogenation of olefins within polymeric microreactors under organic/aqueous biphasic conditions, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 3670.

Lan, Y.; Yang, L.; Zhang, M.; Zhang, W.; Wang, S. Microreactor of Pd nanoparticles immobilised hollow microspheres for catalytic hydrodechlorination of chlorophenols in water, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2009, 2, 127.