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Dr. BAI Shiqiang

Scientist II


Soft Materials (SOF) Department

(65) 6416-8966

2 Fusionopolis Way, Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634

Research Details

Organic-inorganic hybrid molecular materials, polymer-molecule composite and nano-composite materials for luminescent, magnetic, catalytic and thermoelectric applications

1.    Synthesis and characterization of functional molecular materials and composite materials

2.    Catalytic reaction, molecular magnetism, luminescence investigation,

3.    Single-crystal X-Ray Diffraction measurement technology, structure refinement and analysis

1.    Novel conductive coordination polymer based thermoelectric material (PI, 01/2016-12/2020)

2.    Construction of novel hybrid materials with single-site structure for applications (PI, 07/2015-07/2017)

3.    Clay based composite for catalytic applications (PI, 01/2015-01/2016)

4.    Solid support organocatalyst for generic drug synthesis (PI, 09/2012-08/2015)

5.    Catalytic organometallic frameworks as storage materials for small molecules (PI, 01/2012-12/2013)


04/2014 - now, Scientist II, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore
05/2011 - 03/2014, Scientist I, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore
07/2006 - 04/2011, Research Assistant and Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry of National University of Singapore
Ph.D. (Inorganic Chemistry), Peking University, China, 2006
1. The Best Poster Award, the 1st International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (2009)
2. The Distinguished Lectureship Award for work on Polymer Coordination Chemistry, The CSJ Asian International Symposium (2011, Certificate)
3. SSEF Merit Awards 2018 & 2012 (Students)
4. SSEF BRONZE Award 2014 (Student)
5. SSEF BRONZE Award 2015 (Students)

1. Member of Singapore National Institute of Chemistry

2. Member of Materials Research Society of Singapore

3. Member of Materials Research Society of America

1.    Shi-Qiang Bai,* Ivy Hoi Ka Wong, Ming Lin, David James Young, and T. S. Andy Hor, “A thermoelectric copper-iodide composite from pyrolysis of a well-defined coordination polymer", Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 5564-5569.

2.    Shi-Qiang Bai,* Ivy Hoi Ka Wong, "A one-dimensional coordination polymer containing cyclic [Ag4] clusters supported by a hybrid pyridine and thioether functionalized 1,2,3-triazole", Crystals 2018, 8, 16.

3.    Shi-Qiang Bai,* Karen Lin Ke, David James Young, T. S. Andy Hor, "Structure and photoluminescence of cubane-like [Cu4I4] cluster-based 1D coordination polymer assembled with bis(triazole)pyridine ligand", J. Organomet. Chem., 2017, 849-850, 137-141.

4.    Shi-Qiang Bai,* David James Young, T. S. Andy Hor, Hydrogen-Bonding Interactions in Luminescent Quinoline-Triazoles with Dominant 1D Crystals, Molecules 2017, 22, 1600.

5.     Guijian Guan, Jing Xia, Shuhua Liu, Yuan Cheng, Shi-Qiang Bai, Si Yin Tee, Yong-Wei Zhang, Ming-Yong Han, "Electrostatic-Driven Exfoliation and Hybridization of 2D Nanomaterials", Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1700326.

6.     Guijian Guan, Yongqing Cai, Shuhua Liu, Haidong Yu, Shi-Qiang Bai, Yuan Cheng, Tang Tao, Madurai Srinivasan Bharathi, Yong Wei Zhang, Ming Yong Han, "High Level Incorporation of Silver in Gold Nanoclusters: Fluorescene Red-Shift upon Interaction with Hydrogen Peroxide and Fluorescence Enhancement with Herbicide", Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 22, 1675-1681.

7.    Wei Liu, Ke Tang, Ming Lin, Lay Ting Ong Jun, Shi-Qiang Bai,* David James Young, Xu Li, Yan-Zhao Yang, T. S. Andy Hor, "Multicomponent (Ce, Cu, Ni) oxides with cage and core-shell structures: tunable fabrication and enhanced CO oxidation activity", Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 9521-9526.

8.     Lu Jiang, Zhe Wang, Shi-Qiang Bai,* Xian Jun Loh, T. S. Andy Hor, "Novel M(II) (M - Mn, Fe, Co, Ni) coordination assemblies based on 2-(((1-pyridin-n-ylmethyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)methyl)thio)pyridine ligands", Aust. J. Chem., 2016, 69, 645-651.

9.     Shi-Qiang Bai,* Lu Jiang, David James Young, T. S. Andy Hor, "Hybrid 1,2,3-Triazole Supported Cu(II) Complexes: Tuning Assembly and Weak Interaction-Driven Crystal Growth", Aust. J. Chem., 2016, 69, 372-378.

10.    Shi-Qiang Bai,* Lu Jiang, Ai Lin Tan, Sing Chen Yeo, David James Young and T. S. Andy Hor* “Assembly of photoluminescent [CunIn] (n = 4, 6 and 8) clusters by clickable hybrid [N,S] ligands”, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2015, 2, 1011–1018.

11.    Shi-Qiang Bai,* Dan Kai, Karen Lin Ke, Ming Lin, Lu Jiang, Ying Jiang,* David James Young, Xian Jun Loh, Xu Li and T. S. Andy Hor* “A triazolyl-pyridine supported Cu(I) dimer: tunable luminescence and composite fiber fabrication”, ChemPlusChem, 2015, 80, 1235–1240.

12.    Shi-Qiang Bai,* Lu Jiang, Bin Sun, David James Young and T. S. Andy Hor* “Five Cu(I) and Zn(II) clusters and coordination polymers of 2-pyridyl-1,2,3-triazoles: synthesis, structures and luminescent properties”, CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 3305–3311.

13.    Shi-Qiang Bai,* Lu Jiang, David James Young and T. S. Andy Hor, “Luminescent [Cu4I4] aggregates and [Cu3I3]-cyclic coordination polymers supported by quinolyltriazoles”, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 6075–6081.

14.    Ruoyu Zhang, Meng Gao, Shiqiang Bai and Bin Liu*, “A fluorescent light-up platform with “AIE + ESIPT” characteristics for multi-target detection both in solution and on paper strip” J. Mater. Chem. B, 2015, 3, 1590-1596.

15.    Gaole Dai, Jingjing Chang, Wenhua Zhang, Shi-Qiang Bai, Kuo-Wei Huang, Jianwei Xu and Chunyan Chi* “Dianthraceno[a,e]pentalenes: synthesis, crystallographic structures and applications in organic field-effect transistors”, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 503-506.

16.    Chao Shen, Pengfei Zhang*, Qiang Sun, Shi-Qiang Bai, T. S. Andy Hor* and Xiaogang Liu* “Recent advances in C-S bond formation via C-H bond functionalization and decarboxylation”, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 291-314. 

17.  C. R. Raymond Gan, Zhaolin Liu, Shi-Qiang Bai, Siok Wei Tay, Xiaoming Ge, Ji-En Wu, T. S. Andy Hor*, “Biomimetic Photoelectrochemical Device from a Molecular Heterometallic Sodium-Manganese Water Splitting Catalyst”, Inorg. Chem. Front. 2014, 1, 705–711.

18.  Shi-Qiang Bai,* Lu Jiang, Sheng-Li Huang, Ming Lin, Shuang-Yuan Zhang, Ming-Yong Han,* Jianwei Xu, Yixin Lu, Guo-Xin Jin, and T. S. Andy Hor,* “Magnetic Pd/Fe3O4 Composite: Synthesis, Structure, and Catalytic Activity”, Aust. J. Chem., 2014, 67, 1387–1390.

19.  Guijian Guan, Shuhua Liu, Yongqing Cai, Michelle Low, M. S. Bharathi, Shuangyuan Zhang, Shi-Qiang Bai, Yong-Wei Zhang,* and Ming-Yong Han,* Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 3427-3432.

20.  Ming Lin,* Liling Tng, Tongyi Lim, Meeling Choo, Jia Zhang, Hui Ru Tan, and Shi-Qiang Bai, Hydrothermal Synthesis of Octadecahedral Hematite (α-Fe2O3) Nanoparticles: An Epitaxial Growth from Goethite (α-FeOOH),  J. Phy. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 10903-10910.

21.  C. R. Raymond Gan, Zhaolin Liu, Shi-Qiang Bai, Kian Soo Ong, and T. S. Andy Hor,* “Carboxylate-rich hybrid ligands in Mn(II) complexes as precursors for water oxidation reactions”, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 1821–1828.

22.  Lu Jiang, Zhe Wang, Shi-Qiang Bai* and T. S. Andy Hor,* “Tuning the Zn(II) coordination assembly by adjusting the spacers of 2-pyridylthiomethyl functionalized 1,2,3-triazoles”, CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 10451-10458.

23.  Shi-Qiang Bai,* Lu Jiang, Jing-Lin Zuo, Chun-Hua Yan and T. S. Andy Hor,* “Dinuclear Cu(II) 1,2,3-Triazole-bridged complex with ferromagnetic coupling”, Aust. J. Chem., 2013, 66, 1029–1033.

24.  Shi-Qiang Bai,* Lu Jiang, Jing-Lin Zuo and T. S. Andy Hor,* “Hybrid NS ligands supported Cu(I)/(II) complexes for azide-alkyne cycloaddition reactions”, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 11319–11326.

25.  Lu Jiang, Zhe Wang, Shi-Qiang Bai* and T. S. Andy Hor,* ““Click-and-Click” – Hybridised 1,2,3-triazoles supported Cu(I) coordination polymers for azide-alkyne cycloaddition”, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 9437–9443.

26.  Ming Lin,* Hui Ru Tan, Joyce Pei Ying Tan, and Shi-Qiang Bai, “Understand the Growth Mechanism of a-Fe2O3 Nanoparticles through a Controlled Shape Transformation”, J. Phy. Chem. C, 2013, 117, 11242-11250.

27.  Regina Lum, Hu Zhang, Wenhua Zhang, Shi-Qiang Bai, Jin Zhao and T. S. Andy Hor*, “Trans [O=ReV-OH] Core Stabilised by Chelating N-Heterocyclic Dicarbene Ligands”, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 871–873.

28.  Shi-Qiang Bai,* Chen-Jie Fang, Zheng He, En-Qing Gao,* Chun-Hua Yan* and T. S. Andy Hor*, “Azide-Bridged Cd(II) 1D Coordination Polymer with Cd13 Nano-Crown-like Cluster”, CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 650–653.

29.  Shi-Qiang Bai,* Chen-Jie Fang, Zheng He, En-Qing Gao,* Chun-Hua Yan* and T. S. Andy Hor, “Chelating Schiff bases assisted azide-bridged Mn(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II) magnetic coordination polymers”, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 13379-13387. (most accessed articles in September of 2012)

30.  Shuhua Liu,+ Shi-Qiang Bai,+ Yuangang Zheng, Kwok Wei Shah and Ming-Yong Han,* “Composite Metal–Oxide Nanocatalysts”, ChemCatChem, 2012, 4, 1462–1484. (+ These authors contributed equally to this work)

31.  Shi-Qiang Bai, Anna Marie Yong, Jian Jin Hu, David J. Young, Xinhai Zhang, Yun Zong, Jianwei Xu, Jing-Lin Zuo, T. S. Andy Hor,* “Zinc, cobalt and copper coordination polymers with different structural motifs from picolyl-triazole hybrid ligands”, CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 961-971.

32.  Shi-Qiang Bai, David J. Young, T. S. Andy Hor,* “Nitrogen-Rich Azoles as Ligand Spacers in Coordination Polymers”, Chem. Asian J., 2011, 6, 292-304.

33.  Siu Yee New, Xuan Wu, Shi-Qiang Bai, L. L. Koh, T. S. Andy Hor,* Feng Xue, “Lipid-Bilayer-Mimicking Solid-State Structures of Cu(II) and Ni(II) with L-Tryptophan and L-Tyrosine Schiff Base Derivatives”, CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 4228-4235.

34.  Jian Jin Hu, Shi-Qiang Bai, Hsiu Hsuan Yeh, David J. Young, Yun Chi, T. S. Andy Hor,* Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 4402-4406.

35.  Parag Gunari, Suresh s/o Krishnasamy, Shi-Qiang Bai, T. S. Andy Hor,* Crystallographic Identification of an Unusual Homoleptic Palladium Citrate [Na(OH2)6]×{[Na3(OH2)8]3[NaPd3(C6H4O7)3]2}×(H2O) Stabilised by Intermetallic Aggregation with Sodium and Heavy Hydration”, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 9462-9464.

36.  Shi-Qiang Bai, Somying Leelasubcharoen, Xin Chen, Lip Lin Koh, Jing-Lin Zuo, T. S. Andy Hor,* “Crystallographic Elucidation of Chiral and Helical Cu(II) Polymers Assembled from a Heterodifunctional 1,2,3-Triazole Ligand”, Cryst. Growth Des., 2010, 10, 1715-1720.

37.  Shi-Qiang Bai, Jia Yi Kwang, Lip Lin Koh, David J. Young, T. S. Andy Hor,* “Functionalized 1,2,3-Triazoles as Building Blocks for Photoluminescent POLOs (Polymers of Oligomers) of Copper(I)”, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 2631-2636.

38.  Shi-Qiang Bai, Gabriel Y. H. Quek, Lip Lin Koh, T. S. Andy Hor, “Crystallographic Analysis of Different Water-Halide Cluster Blends in Cationic [(SNS)PdII] Pincer Complexes”, CrystEngComm, 2010, 12, 226-233.

39.  Shi-Qiang Bai, Lip Lin Koh, T. S. Andy Hor,* “Structures of Copper Complexes of Hybrid [SNS] Ligand of Bis(2-(benzylthio)ethyl)amine and Facile Catalytic Formation of 1-Benzyl-4-phenyl-1H-1,2,3-triazole through Click Reaction”, Inorg. Chem., 2009, 48, 1207-1213.

40.  Fu-Wei Li, Shi-Qiang Bai, T. S. A. Hor,* “Benzenimidazole-Functionalized Imidazolium-Based N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Silver(I) and Palladium(II): Isolation of a Ag3 Intermediate toward a Facile Transmetalation and Suzuki Coupling”, Organometallics, 2008, 27, 672–677.

41.  Shi-Qiang Bai, T. S. A. Hor,* “Isolation of an [SNS]Pd(II) Pincer with a Water Ladder and its Suzuki Coupling Activity in Water”, Chem. Commun., 2008, 3172-3174.

42.  Yan-Feng Yue, Chen-Jie Fang, En-Qing Gao, Cheng He, Shi-Qiang Bai, Sheng Xu, Chun-Hua Yan,* “Four thiocyanato-bridged cadmium(II) polymeric complexes based on open chain diazine ligands”, J. Mol. Struct., 2008, 875, 80–85.

43.  Shi-Qiang Bai, Chen-Jie Fang, Chun-Hua Yan,* “Progress in the Magnetic Azido-Bridged Complexes”, Chin. J. Inorg. Chem., 2006, 22, 2123-2134.

44.  Shi-Qiang Bai, En-Qing Gao, Zheng He, Chen-Jie Fang, Yan-Feng Yue, Chun-Hua Yan,* “Manganese Azides Based on Co-ligands with a Flexible tail: Diverse Structural and Magnetic properties”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2006, 407-415.

45.  Yan-Feng Yue, En-Qing Gao, Chen-Jie Fang, Zheng He, Shi-Qiang Bai, Chun-Hua Yan,* “Crystal structures and magnetic properties of triple helical binuclear complexes with bis(bidentate) diazine ligands” Polyhedron, 2006, 25, 2778-2784.

46.  Shi-Qiang Bai, En-Qing Gao, Zheng He, Chen-Jie Fang, Chun-Hua Yan,* “Crystal structures and magnetic behaviours of three new azido-bridged binuclear cobalt(II) and copper(II) complexes”, New J. Chem., 2005, 29, 935-941.

47.  En-Qing Gao, Shi-Qiang Bai, Zheng He, Chun-Hua Yan,* “Tetramanganese(II) cluster with centered trigonal topology: structure and magnetic properties”, Inorg. Chem., 2005, 44, 677-682.

48.  En-Qing Gao, Yan-Feng Yue, Shi-Qiang Bai, Zheng He, Chun-Hua Yan* “One-dimensional copper(II) complexes containing only single end-on azido bridges: crystal structures and magnetic properties”, , Cryst. Growth Des., 2005, 5, 1119-1124.

49.  Shi-Qiang Bai, En-Qing Gao, Zheng He, Chen-Jie Fang, Chun-Hua Yan,* "Four One-Dimensional Cadmium(II) Polymers: One Chairlike Chain Containing Four Azido-Bridged Modes and Three Double End-On Azido-bridged Uniform Chains", CrystEngComm, 2004, 6, 606-611.

50.  Yan-Feng Yue, En-Qing Gao, Shi-Qiang Bai, Zheng He, Chun-Hua Yan,* “High-dimensional Azido-bridged Cadmium(II) Polymeric Complexes with Bis(bidentate) Diazine Ligands”, CrystEngComm, 2004, 6, 549-555.

51.  En-Qing Gao, Yan-Feng Yue, Shi-Qiang Bai, Zheng He, Shi-Wei Zhang, Chun-HuaYan* “New Two-dimensional Manganese(II)-azido Polymers with Bidentate Coligands: Structure and Magnetic Properties”, Chem. Mater., 2004, 16, 1590-1596.

52.  En-Qing Gao, Yan-Feng Yue, Shi-Qiang Bai, Zheng He, and Chun-Hua Yan*, “From Achiral Ligands to Chiral Coordination Polymers: Spontaneous Resolution, Weak Ferromagnetism, and Topological Ferrimagnetism”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 1419-1429.

53.  En-Qing Gao, Shi-Qiang Bai, Chuan-Feng Wang, Yan-Feng Yue, Chun-Hua Yan,* “Structural and Magnetic Properties of Three One-Dimensional Azido-Bridged Copper(II) and Manganese(II) Coordination Polymers”, Inorg. Chem., 2003, 42, 8456-8464.

54.  En-Qing Gao, Shi-Qiang Bai, Yan-Feng Yue, Zhe-Ming Wang, Chun-Hua Yan,* “New One-Dimensional Azido-Bridged Manganese(II) Coordination Polymers Exhibiting Alternating Ferromagnetic-Antiferromagnetic Interactions: Structural and Magnetic Studies”, Inorg. Chem., 2003, 42, 3642-3649.

55.  En-Qing Gao, Shi-Qiang Bai, Zhe-Ming Wang, Chun-Hua Yan,* “One- and two-dimensional metal-dicyanamido complexes with a flexible bridging co-ligand: structural and magnetic properties”, Dalton. Trans., 2003, 1759-1764.

56.   En-Qing Gao, Shi-Qiang Bai, Zhe-Ming Wang, Chun-Hua Yan,* “Two-Dimensional Homochiral Manganese(II)-Azido Frameworks Incorporating an Achiral Ligand: Partial Spontaneous Resolution and Weak Ferromagnetism”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 4984-4985.

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