Peiren Liu, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interests

Dr. Liu is interested in synthetic macrocycles and functional polymer materials.

Selected Publications

Formation of Linear Side‐Chain Polypseudorotaxane with Supramolecular Polymer Backbone through Neutral Halogen Bonds and Pillar[5]arene‐Based Host–Guest Interactions P. Liu, Z. Li, B. Shi, J. Liu, H. Zhu and F. Huang* Chem. Eur. J., 24, 4264-4267, 2018

[15]Paracyclophane and [16]paracyclophane: facile syntheses, crystal structures and selective complexation with cesium cations in the gas phase P. Liu, Q. Li, H. Zeng, B. Shi, J. Liu and F. Huang* Org. Chem, Front., 6, 309-312, 2019

π Metalated [15]Paracyclophanes: Synthesis and Binding to Oxo-Anions via Anion−π Interactions H. Zeng,# P.Liu,# G. Feng and F. Huang* J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141, 16501-16511, 2019 

A [15]paracyclophenone and its fluorenonecontaining derivatives: syntheses and binding to nerve agent mimics via aryl-CH hydrogen bonding interactions P. Liu, H. Wang, H. Zeng, X. Hong* and F. Huang* Org. Chem, Front., 8, 25-31, 2021


  • B.Sc., Polymer materials and engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 2013
  • M.Sc., Chemistry, Shanghai institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS, Shanghai, China, 2016
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 2020

Professional Profile

  • 2021- : Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPMC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Synthetic macrocycles Functional polymer materials