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JOURNAL PAPERS: (total citation = 580, h-index = 15)

29. Kyriaki Koupepidou, Varvara I. Nikolayenko, Debobroto Sensharma, Andrey A. Bezrukov, Mohana Shivanna, Dominic C. Castell, Shi-Qiang Wang, Naveen Kumar, ‪Ken-ichi Otake, Susumu Kitagawa and Michael J. Zaworotko* “Control over phase transformations in a family of flexible double diamondoid coordination networks through linker ligand substitutionChem. Mater., 2023, 35, 3660-3670.

28. Aizhamal Subanbekova, Varvara I. Nikolayenko, Andrey A. Bezrukov, Debobroto Sensharma, Naveen Kumar, Daniel J. O’Hearn, Volodymyr Bon, Shi-Qiang Wang, Kyriaki Koupepidou, Shaza Darwish, Stefan Kaskel and Michael J. Zaworotko* “Water vapour and gas induced phase transformations in an 8-fold interpenetrated diamondoid metal-organic frameworkJ. Mater. Chem. A, 2023, 11, 9691-9699.

27. Shi-Qiang Wang,*† Shaza Darwish,† and Michael J. Zaworotko* “The impact of solution vs. slurry vs. mechanochemical syntheses upon the sorption performance of a 2D switching coordination networkInorg. Chem. Front., 2023, 10, DOI: 10.1039/D3QI00391D. (Inside front cover, 2023 Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers HOT articles collection)

26. Shi-Qiang Wang,* Shaza Darwish, and Michael J. Zaworotko* “Adsorbate-dependent phase switching in the square lattice topology coordination network [Ni(4,4’-bipyridine)2(NCS)2]nChem. Commun., 2023, 59, 559-562. (Back cover)

25. Ewa Patyk-Kaźmierczak,* Michał Kaźmierczak, Shi-Qiang Wang, and Michael J. Zaworotko “Pressure-Induced Structural Effects in the Square Lattice (sql) Topology Coordination Network sql-1-Co-NCS·4OXCryst. Growth Des., 2023, 23, 2055-2064. (Front cover)

24. Xing Wang,† Shi-Qiang Wang,† Jia-Nan Chen, Jian-Hua Jia, Cheng Wang, Kevin Paillot, Ivan Breslavetz, La-Sheng Long, Lansun Zheng, Geert L. J. A. Rikken, Cyrille Train, Xiang-Jian Kong, and Matteo Atzori “Magnetic 3d–4f Chiral Clusters Showing Multimetal Site Magneto-Chiral DichroismJ. Am. Chem. Soc.2022, 144, 8837-8847. (†co-first author)

23. Mao Fu, Xuepeng Deng, Shi-Qiang Wang, Fenglin Yang, Li-Chiang Lin, Michael J. Zaworotko and Yingchao Dong “Scalable Robust Nano-porous Zr-based MOF adsorbent with High-Capacity for Sustainable Water PurificationSep. Purif. Technol. 2022, 288, 120620.

22. Shi-Qiang Wang, Shaza Darwish, Xiao-Qing Meng, Ze Chang, Xian-He Bu, and Michael J. Zaworotko “Acetylene storage performance of [Ni(4,4′-bipyridine)2(NCS)2]n, a switching square lattice coordination networkChem. Commun., 2022, 58, 1534-1537.

21. Shi-Qiang Wang, Shaza Darwish, Debobroto Sensharma, and Michael J. Zaworotko “Tuning the switching pressure in square lattice coordination networks by metal cation substitutionMater. Adv., 2022, 3, 1240-1247.

20. Haotian Li, Mao Fu, Shi-Qiang Wang, Xiangyong Zheng, Min Zhao, Fenglin Yang, Chuyang Y. Tang, and Yingchao Dong “Stable Zr-Based Metal–Organic Framework Nanoporous Membrane for Efficient Desalination of Hypersaline Water” Environ. Sci. Technol. 2021, 55, 14917–14927.

19. Catiúcia R. M. O. Matos, Rana Sanii, Shi-Qiang Wang, Célia M. Ronconi, and Michael J. Zaworotko “Reversible Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal Phase Transformation between a New Werner Clathrate and its Apohost” Dalton Trans.2021, 50, 12923-12930.

18. Shi-Qiang Wang, Soumya Mukherjee, Michael J. Zaworotko “Spiers Memorial Lecture: Coordination Networks that Switch between Nonporous and Porous Structures: An Emerging Class of Soft Porous Crystals” Faraday Discuss.2021, 231, 9-50.

17. Mingfang Yang, Shi-Qiang Wang, Zhaoyi Liu, Yao Chen, Peng Cheng, Michael J. Zaworotko, Jiangong Ma, Zhenjie Zhang “Fabrication of moisture-responsive crystalline smart materials for water harvesting and electricity transduction” J. Am. Chem. Soc.2021, 143, 7732-7739.

16. Shi-Qiang Wang, Xiao-Qing Meng, Matthias Vandichel, Shaza Darwish, Ze Chang, Xian-He Bu, Michael J. Zaworotko “High working capacity acetylene storage at ambient temperature enabled by a switching adsorbent layered material” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces2021, 13, 23877-23883.

15. Na Sun, Shi-Qiang Wang, Yassin H. Andaloussi, Guorui Liu, Tonghuan Fu, Jialiang Xu, Michael J. Zaworotko, Xian-He Bu. “Supramolecular cages based on a silver complex as adaptable hosts for poly-aromatic hydrocarbons” Small2020, 16, 2001377.

14. Naveen Kumar,† Shi-Qiang Wang,† Soumya Mukherjee, Andrey A. Bezrukov, Ewa Patyk-Kaźmierczak, Daniel O’Nolan, Amrit Kumar, Mei-Hui Yu, Ze Chang, Xian-He Bu, Michael J. Zaworotko. “Crystal engineering of a rectangular sql coordination network to enable xylenes selectivity over ethylbenzene” Chem. Sci.2020, 11, 6889-6895. (†co-first author)

13. Soumya Mukherjee, Shoushun Chen, Andrey A. Bezrukov, Matthew Mostrom, Victor V. Terskikh, Douglas Franz, Shi-Qiang Wang, Amrit Kumar, Mansheng Chen, Brian Space, Yining Huang, Michael J. Zaworotko. “Ultramicropore engineering by dehydration to enable molecular sieving of H2 by calcium trimesate” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2020, 59,16188-16194. (Cover picture)

12. Bai-Qiao Song, Qing-Yuan Yang, Shi-Qiang Wang, Matthias Vandichel, Amrit Kumar, Clare Crowley, Naveen Kumar, Cheng-Hua Deng, Victoria GasconPerez, Matteo Lusi, Hui Wu, Wei Zhou, Michael J. Zaworotko. “Reversible Switching between Nonporous and Porous Phases of a New SIFSIX Coordination Network Induced by a Flexible Linker Ligand” J. Am. Chem. Soc.2020, 142, 6896-6901.

11. Soumya Mukherjee, Yonghe He, Douglas Franz, Shi-Qiang Wang, Wan-Ru Xian, Andrey Bezrukov, Brian Space, Zhengtao Xu, Jun He, Michael Zaworotko. “Halogen-C2H2 Binding in Ultramicroporous MOFs for Benchmark C2H2/CO2 Separation Selectivity” Chem.–Eur. J.2020, 26, 4923-4929. (Cover feature).

10. Adrianna Kaluza, Soumya Mukherjee, Shi-Qiang Wang, Daniel J. O’Hearn, Michael Zaworotko. “[Cu(4-phenylpyridine)4(trifluoromethanesulfonate)2], a Werner complex that exhibits high selectivity for o-xylene” Chem. Commun.2020, 56, 1940-1943. (Front inside cover)

9. Shaza Darwish,† Shi-Qiang Wang,† Denise M. Croker, Gavin M. Walker and Michael J. Zaworotko. “Comparison of mechanochemistry vs solution methods for synthesis of 4,4′-bipyridine based coordination polymers” ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng.2019, 7, 19505-19512. (†co-first author)

8. Na Sun, Shi-Qiang Wang, Ruqiang Zou, Wen-Gang Cui, Anqi Zhang, Tianzhen Zhang, Qi Li, Zhan-Zhong Zhuang, Ying-Hui Zhang, Jialiang Xu, Michael J. Zaworotko, and Xian-He Bu. “Benchmark selectivity p-xylene separation by a non-porous molecular solid through liquid or vapor extraction” Chem. Sci.2019, 10, 8850-8854.

7. Zhifang Wang, Nivedita Sikdar, Shi-Qiang Wang, Xia Li, Meihui Yu, Xian-He Bu, Ze Chang, Xiaolong Zou, Yao Chen, Peng Cheng, Kuang Yu, Michael J. Zaworotko, and Zhenjie Zhang. “A Soft Porous Crystal based upon Organic Cages that Exhibits Guest Induced Breathing and Selective Gas Separation” J. Am. Chem. Soc.2019, 141, 9408-9414.

6. Shi-Qiang Wang, Soumya Mukherjee, Ewa Patyk-Kaźmierczak, Shaza Darwish, Alankriti Bajpai, Qing-Yuan Yang and Michael J. Zaworotko. “Highly selective, high capacity separation of o-xylene from C8 aromatics by a switching adsorbent layered material” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2019, 58, 6630-6634.

5. Run-Qing Miao, Qi-Qi Zhou, Shi-Qiang Wang, Xiao-Yue Cheng, Dan-Feng Wang, Rong-Bin Huang. “Solvent-Induced Zn(II) Coordination Polymers with 1, 3, 5-Benzenetricarboxylic Acid” J. Mol. Struct.2019, 1184, 219-224.

4. Guo-Bi Li, Bai-Qiao Song, Shi-Qiang Wang, Ling-Min Pei, Sheng-Gui Liu, Jiang-Li Song, and Qing-Yuan Yang. “Selective Adsorption of Water, Methanol, and Ethanol by Naphthalene Diimide-Based Coordination Polymers with Constructed Open Cu2+ Metal Sites and Separation of Ethanol/Acetonitrile” ACS Omega2019, 4, 1995–2000.

3. Ai-Xin Zhu, Qing-Yuan Yang, Amrit Kumar, Clare Crowley, Soumya Mukherjee, Kai-Jie Chen, Shi-Qiang Wang, Daniel O’Nolan, Mohana Shivanna, and Michael J. Zaworotko. “A Coordination Network That Reversibly Switches between Two Nonporous Polymorphs and a High Surface Area Porous Phase” J. Am. Chem. Soc.2018, 140, 15572-15576.

2. Shi-Qiang Wang, Qing-Yuan Yang, Soumya Mukherjee, Daniel O’Nolan, Ewa Patyk-Kaźmierczak, Kai-Jie Chen, Mohana Shivanna, Claire Murray, Chiu C. Tang and Michael J. Zaworotko. “Recyclable switching between nonporous and porous phases of a square lattice (sql) topology coordination network” Chem. Commun.2018, 54, 7052-7054.

1. Xiu-Ying Zheng, Shi-Qiang Wang, Wen Tang, Gui-Lin Zhuang, Xiang-Jian Kong, Yan-Ping Ren, La-Sheng Long and Lan-Sun Zheng. “Two nanosized 3d–4f clusters featuring four Ln6 octahedra encapsulating a Zn4 tetrahedron” Chem. Commun.2015, 51, 10687-10690.


1. Michael John Zaworotko, Victoria Gascón Pérez, Andrey Alexandrovich Bezrukov, Daniel J O’hearn, Shiqiang Wang. “Water capture methods, devices, and compounds” US Patent App. 16/523,206, 2020. (Licensed to Molecule RnD Ltd. $100,000)

2. Michael John Zaworotko, Yunlei Peng, Shiqiang Wang, Shaza Darwish, Andrey Alexandrovich Bezrukov. EU Patent App. 20164732.8, 2020 (filled)