College Introduction

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) has been established at Shenzhen University to provide both undergraduate and postgraduate education, focusing on interdisciplinary teaching and research. As a special platform at Shenzhen University, IAS seeks to

Postgraduate Course

Yougen Chen

Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Email: chenyg@szu.edu.cn

Address: Room 341, Administration Building, Shenzhen University, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, 518060


Education:

2012, Hokkaido University, Polymer Chemistry, Ph.D.

2010, Hokkaido University, Polymer Chemistry, MSc

2007, Harbin Engineering University, Applied Chemistry, BSc


Working Experience:

2016.01-now, Shenzhen University, Assistant Professor

2013.12-2015.12, Hokkaido University, Assistant Professor

2012.11-2013.11, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ), Post-doctor

2011.07-2011.10, National Taiwan University, Visiting Researcher

2010.04-2013.03, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), JSPS Fellow


Academic Affiliations:

Hokkaido University, Invited Lecturer (2016.04-)


Awards:

2016, Present Research Award, Hokkaido University


Research Interests:

Our lab mainly engages in the accurate design of polymers, the mechanistic elucidation of polymer structure-performance relationships, and the development of new polymerization methods. In recent years, our lab has mainly focused on the application of organocatalysts to synthesize green polymer materials without metal residues, so as to realize the application of the obtained polymers in the fields of photovoltaics, biology, and environmentally friendly materials. In addition, we also focus on the development and application of various sensing polymer materials that generate high sensitivity to external stimuli such as temperature, pH, and chirality.

1.Development of Novel Organocatalyzed Polymerization Methodology

2.Organocatalyzed Group Transfer Polymerization and Its Application

3.Organocatalyzed Ring-opening Polymerization

4.External Stimuli-responsive Polymer Materials


Research Projects:

1.环状聚酯的新型合成方法及其物性研究, 01/2020—12/2022, Shenzhen Science and Technology Research Grant, JCYJ20190808154011907, PI

2.基20180286 微塑料与内分泌干扰物对海洋贝类联合毒性效应研究, 01/2019-12/2021, Shenzhen Science and Technology Research Grant, JCYJ20180507182227257, participate

3.基于有机分子催化基团转移聚合的丙烯酸类聚合物末端官能化的基础性研究及其拓展, 01/2017-12/2019, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 21604057, PI

4.基于有机催化基团转移聚合的新型表面涂覆技术的研究, 01/2017-12/2018, Shenzhen Science and Technology Research Grant, JCYJ20160422154131724, PI


Publications and Patents: 

1. Q. Jia, Z.-C. Yan, Y. Li, J. Liu, Y. Ding, Y. Liu, J. Li, Y.-G. Chen*, Synthesis of well-defined di- and triblock acrylic copolymers consisting of hard poly(dicyclopentanyl acrylate) and soft poly(alkyl acrylate) segments by organocatalyzed group transfer polymerization and their glass transition behavior. Polym. Chem., 2021, 12, xxxx-xxxx. Accepted.

2. Y. Liu, Q. Jia, Y. Ding, Y.-G. Chen*, Synthesis of polyacrylate-based polyurethane by organocatalyzed group transfer polymerization and polyaddition, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2020, https://doi.org/10.1002/macp.202000217.

3. 陈友根*, 丁远生. 有机催化基团转移聚合的研究进展.化学学报, 2020, 78, 733-745.

4. M. W. Ali, Z. Muhammad, Q. Jia, L. W. Li*, M. Saleem, M. Siddiq, Y.-G. Chen*. Synthesis of cyclic poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) with degradable disulfide bond. Polym. Chem., 2020, 11, 4164–4171.

5. M. Saleem, R. Sidra, Y.-G. Chen*. Silk fibroin/hydroxyapatite scaffold: a highly compatible material in bone regeneration, Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater., 2020, 21, 242-266.

6. Y. Huang, Y. Liu, M. Saleem, Q. Jia, Y. Ding, Y.-G. Chen*. A facile end-functionalization of polystyrene by ATRP and click chemistry: chain endeffect on the glass transition temperature, React. Funct. Polym., 2020, 148, doi: 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2020.104566.

7. J. Deng, M. Saleem, Q. Jia, Y. Ding, Y. Liu, Y.-G. Chen*. Synthesis, surface wettability, and thermal property of poly(ε-caprolactone)-based polyurethane bearing triethylene glycol monomethyl as side chain, React. Funct. Polym., 2020, 148, doi.org/10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2020.104506.

8. J. Li, S. Kikuchi, S.-i. Sato, Y.-G. Chen, L. Xu, B. Song, Q. Duan, Y. Wang, T. Kakuchi*, X. Shen*. Core-First Synthesis and Thermoresponsive Property of Three , Four , and Six-Arm Star-Shaped Poly(N,N diethylacrylamide)s and Their Block Copolymers with Poly(N,N dimethylacrylamide). Macromolecules 2019, 52, 19, 7207-7217.

9.Y.-G. Chen*, Q. Jia, Y. Ding, S.-I. Sato, L. Xu, C. Zang, X. Shen, and T. Kakuchi*. B(C6F5)3-catalyzed group transfer polymerization of acrylates using hydrosilane: polymerization mechanism, applicable monomers, and synthesis of well-defined acrylate polymers, Macromolecules 2019, 51, 844-856.

10. F.-C. Liang, Y.-H. Huang, C.-C. Kuo, C.-J. Cho, S.-P. Rwei, Q. Jia, Y. Ding, Y.-G. Chen*, R. Borsali. Thermally deposited silk fibroin as the gate dielectric layer in organic thin film transistors based on conjugated polymer. React. Funct. Polym., 2018, 131, 386-377.

11.陳友根、沈賢徳、覚知豊次. 有機分子触媒を用いたグループトランスファー重合の新展開.日本接着学会誌 , 2017, 53, 432-440.

12. J.-T. Wang, K. Saito, H.-C. Wu, H.-S. Sun, C.-C. Hung, Y.-G. Chen, T. Isono, T. Kakuchi, T. Satoh, W.-C. Chen. High performance strechable resistive memories using donor-acceptor block copolymers with fluorene rods and pendent isoindigo coils. NPG Asia Materials, 2016, 8, e298; doi:10.1038/am.2016.112.

13. S. Kikuchi, Y.-G. Chen, E. Ichinohe, K. Kitano, T. Satoh, S. Sato, T. Kakuchi, Synthesis and thermoresponsive property of linear, cyclic, and star-shaped poly(N,N-diethylacrylamide)s using B(C6F5)3-catalyzed group transfer polymerization as facile end-functionalization method, Macromolecules 2016, 49, 4828-4838.

14. N. Xue, X. Qiu, Y.-G. Chen, T. Satoh,T. Kakuchi,F.-M. Winnik, Effect of chain architecture on the phase transitions of star and cyclic poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) in water, J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys., 2016, 54, 2059-2068.

15. L. Hong, J. He, Y.-G. Chen, T. Kakuchi, Synthesis of ABB’ and ABC star copolymers via a combination of NMRP and ROP reaction, Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 3599-3607.

16.Y.-G. Chen, T. Kakuchi, Organocatalyzed group transfer polymerization. Chem. Rec., 2016, 16, 2161-2183.

17. S. Kikuchi, Y.-G. Chen, K. Kitano, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi, B(C6F5)3-catalyzed group transfer polymerization of N,N-disubstituted acrylamide using hydrosilane: effect of hydrosilane and monomer structures, polymerization mechanism, and synthesis of -end-functionalized polyacrylamides. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 3049-3060.

18. J.-T. Wang, S. Takashima, H.-C. Wu, Y.-C. Chiu, Y.-G. Chen, T. Isono, T. Kakuchi, T. Satoh, W.-C. Chen. Donor-acceptor poly(3-hexylthiophene)-block-pendent poly(isoindigo) with dual roles of charge transporting and storage layer for high-performance transistor-type memory applications. Adv. Funct. Mater., 2016, 26, 2695-2705.

19. H.-S. Sun, Y.-G. Chen, W.-Y. Lee, T. Isono, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi, W.-C. Chen. Synthesis, morphology, and electrical memory application of oligosaccharide-based block copolymers with π-conjugated pyrene moieties and their supramolecules. Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 1249-1263.

20.Y.-G. Chen, K. Fuchise, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi, Anionic polymerization: Principles, Practice,Strength, Consequences, and Applications, 2-11. Group Transfer Polymerization of Acrylic Monomers, Springer, 2015, 451-494.

21. S. Kikuchi, Y.-G. Chen, K. Kitano, K. Takada, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi, Organic acids as efficient catalysts for group transfer polymerization of N,N-disubstituted acrylamide with silyl ketene acetal: polymerization mechanism and synthesis of diblock copolymers. Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 6845-6856.

22. O.-T. Eric, Y.-G. Chen, K. Takada, S.-I. Sato, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi, Synthesis of AB block and A2B2 and A3B3 miktoarm star-shaped copolymers using ω-end-functionalized poly(methyl methacrylate) with a hydroxyl group prepared by organocatalyzed group transfer polymerization. Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 7841-7850.

23. H.-S. Sun, Y.-C. Chiu, W.-Y. Lee, Y.-G. Chen, A. Hirao, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi, W.-C. Chen, Synthesis of oligosaccharide-based block copolymers with pendent π-conjugated oligofluorenemoieties and their electrical device applications. Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 3907–3917.

24.Y.-G. Chen, K. Kitano, S. Tsuchida, S. Kikuchi, K. Takada, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi, B(C6F5)3-catalyzed group transfer polymerization of alkyl methacrylates with dimethylphenylsilane through in situ formation of silyl ketene acetal by B(C6F5)3-catalyzed 1,4-hydrosilylation of methacrylate monomer. Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 3502-3511.

25.Y.-G. Chen, N. Xiao, M. Fukuoka, K. Yoshida, Q. Duan, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi. Synthesis and thermoresponsive properties of four-arm star-shaped poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)s bearing covalent and non-covalent cores. Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 3608-3616.

26. J.-Z. Wang, Y.-C. Chiu, H.-S. Sun, K. Yoshida, Y.-G. Chen, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi. W.-C. Chen. Synthesis of multifunctional poly(1-pyrenemethyl methacrylate)-b-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-b-poly(N-methylolacrylamide)s and their electrospun nanofibers for metal ion sensory applications. Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 2327-2336.

27. K. Takada, T. Ito, K. Kitano, S. Tsuchida, Y. Takagi, Y.-G. Chen, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi. Synthesis of homopolymers, diblock copolymers, and multiblock polymers by organocatalyzed group transfer polymerization of various acrylate monomers. Macromolecules 2015, 48, 511-519.

28.Y.-G. Chen*, K. Takada, N. Kubota, O. T. Eric, T. Ito, T. Isono, T. Satoh, T, Kakuchi. Synthesis of end-functionalized poly(methyl methacrylate) by organocatalyzed group transfer polymerization using functional silyl ketene acetals and α-phenylacrylates. Polym. Chem., 2015, 6,1830-1837.

29. K. Fuchise, S. Tsuchida, K. Takada, Y.-G, Chen, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi, B(C6F5)3-catalyzed group transfer polymerization of n-butyl acrylate with hydrosilane through in situ formation of initiator by 1,4-hydrosilylation of n-butyl acrylate. ACS Macro Lett., 2014, 6, 1015-1019.

30. T. Isono, Y. Kondo, S. Ozawa, Y.-G. Chen, R. Sakai, S.-I. Sato, K. Tajima, T. Kakuchi, T. Satoh, Stereoblock-like brush copolymers consisting of poly(L-lactide) and poly(D-lactide) side chains along poly(norbornene) backbone: synthesis, stereocomplex formation, and structure–property relationship. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 7118-7128.

31. Y.-C. Chiu, Z.-Y. Chen, Y.-G. Chen, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi, W.-C. Chen, High-performance nonvolatile organic transistor memory devices using the electrets of semiconducting blends. ACS Appl. Mater. & Interfaces, 2014, 6, 12780-12788.

32. T. Kenji, K. Fuchise, N. Kubota, T. Ito, Y.-G. Chen, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi, Synthesis of α-, ω-, and α,ω-end-functionalized poly(n-butyl acrylate)s by organocatalytic group transfer polymerization using functional initiator and terminator. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 5514-5525.

33. S. Kikuchi, Y.-G. Chen, K. Fuchise, K. Takada, J. Kitakado, S. Sato, T. Satoh, T, Kakuchi. Thermoresponsive properties of 3-, 4-, 6-, and 12-armed star-shaped poly[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate]s prepared by core-first group transfer polymerization. Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 4701-4709.

34. T. Isono, Y. Satoh, K. Miyachi, Y.-G. Chen, S. Sato, K. Tajima, T. Satoh, T, Kakuchi. Synthesis of linear, cyclic, figure-eight-shaped, and tadpole-shaped amphiphilic block copolyethers via t-Bu-P4-catalyzed ring-opening polymerization of hydrophilic and hydrophobic glycidylethers. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 2853–2863.

35.Y.-G. Chen, N. Xiao, T. Satoh, T, Kakuchi. Synthesis of 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, 8-, 9-, 10-, 11-, and 12-armed star-shaped poly(styrene oxide) Ru(II) complexes by a click-to-chelate approach. Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 4993-5001.

36.Y.-G. Chen, M. Li, P. Payamyar, Z.-K. Zheng, J. Sakamoto, A. D. Schlüter. Room temperature synthesis of a covalent monolayer sheet at air/water interface using a shape-persistent photoreactive amphiphilic monomer. ACS Macro Lett., 2014, 3, 153-158.

37. K. Fuchise, Y.-G. Chen, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi. Recent progress in organocatalytic group transfer polymerization. Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 4278-4291.

38. Y.-C. Chiu, C.-L. Liu, W.-Y. Lee, Y.-G. Chen, T. Kakuchi, W.-C. Chen, Multilevel nonvolatile transistor memories using a star-shaped poly((4-diphenylamino)benzyl methacrylate) gate electret. NPG Asia Materials, 2012, 4, e35; doi:10.1038/am.2012.64.

39.Y.-G. Chen, K. Takada, K. Fuchise, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi, Synthesis of syndiotactic-rich star-shaped poly(methyl methacrylate) by core-first group transfer polymerization using N-(trimethylsilyl)bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 2012, 50, 3277-3285.

40. N. Xiao, Y.-G. Chen, X.-D. Shen, C.-H. Zhang, S. Yano, M. Gottschaldt, U. Schubert, T. Kakuchi, T. Satoh, Synthesis of miktoarm star copolymer Ru(II) complexes by click-to-chelate approach. Polym. J., 2012, 45, 216-225.

41. Y.-C. Chiu, Y.-G. Chen, C.-C. Kuo, S.-H. Tung, T. Kakuchi, W.-C. Chen, Synthesis, morphology, and sensory applications of multifunctional rod–coil–coil triblock copolymers and their electrospun nanofibers. ACS Appl. Mater. & Interfaces, 2012, 4, 3387-3395.

42. K. Fuchise, Y.-G. Chen, K. Takada, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi, Effect of counter anions on kinetics and stereoregularity for the strong brønsted acid-promoted group transfer polymerization of N,N-dimethylacrylamide. Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2012, 213, 1604-1611.

43. K. Takada, K. Fuchise, Y.-G. Chen, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi, Controlled polymerization of methyl acrylate for high-molecular-weight polymers by pentafluorophenylbis(triflyl)methane-promoted group transfer polymerization using triisopropylsilyl ketene acetal. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 2012, 50, 3560-3566.

44.Y.-G. Chen, K. Fuchise, A. Narumi, S. Kawaguchi, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi, Core-first synthesis of three-, four-, and six-armed star-shaped poly(methyl methacrylate)s by group transfer polymerization using phosphazenebase. Macromolecules 2011, 44, 9091-9098.

45. T. Kakuchi, Y.-G. Chen, J. Kitakado, K. Mori, K. Fuchise, T. Satoh, Organic superbase as an efficient catalyst for group transfer polymerization of methyl methacrylate. Macromolecules 2011, 44, 4641-4647.

46. J.-C. Hsu#, Y.-G. Chen#, T. Kakuchi, W.-C. Chen, Synthesis of linear and star-shaped poly[4-(diphenylamino)benzyl methacrylate]s by group transfer polymerization and their electrical memory device applications. Macromolecules, 2011, 44, 5168-5177.

47. I. Otsuka, K. Fuchise, S. Halila, S. Fort, K. Aissou, I. Paintrand, Y.-G. Chen, A. Narumi, T. Kakuchi, R. Borsali, Thermoresponsive vesicular morphologies obtained by self-assemblies of hybrid oligosaccharide-block-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) copolymer systems. Langmuir 2010, 26, 2325-2332.

48. S.-T. Lin, K. Fuchise, Y.-G. Chen, R. Sakai, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi. W.-C. Chen, Synthesis, thermomorphic characteristics, and fluorescent properties of poly[2,7-(9,9-dihexylfluorene)]-block-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-block-poly(N-hydroxyethylacrylamide) rod-coil-coil triblock copolymers. Soft Matter 2009, 5, 3761-3770.

49.Y.-G. Chen, M. Sone, K. Fuchise, R. Sakai, R. Kakuchi, Q. Duan, J.-L. Sun, A. Narumi, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi, Structural effect of a series of block copolymers consisting of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and poly(N-hydroxyethylacrylamide) on thermoresponsive behavior. React. Funct. Polym., 2009, 69, 463-469.

50. A. Narumi, Y.-G. Chen, M. Sone, K. Fuchise, R. Sakai, T. Satoh, T. Kakuchi, Poly(N-hydroxyethylacrylamide) prepared by atom transfer radical polymerization as a nonionic, water-soluble, and hydrolysis-resistant polymer and/or segment of block copolymer with a well-defined molecular weight. Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2009, 210, 349-358.