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Dr Linli Xu
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Dr Xu Linli

Research Assistant Professor

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Professional Qualifications

Academic Memberships: Member of Chinese Chemical Society 

Research Overview

My research interest focuses on the design and synthesis of novel 2D carbon-rich materials and their application in energy sciences, polymer materials.

Research Interests

  • Polymers
  • Metallated graphynes
  • 2D carbon-rich materials
  • Metal complex nanosheets


  1. L.L. Xu, W.Y. Wong, Z.L. Sun, J.B. Sun, D.Q. Zhang. A Pt-Containing Metal Organic Conjugated Thermoelectric Polymers and their Preparation for Thermoelectric Devices. Chinese Patent, 202211174499.9.
  2. L.L. Xu. A Two-Component High Thermal Conductivity and Electrical Conductivity Insulating Acrylic Structural Adhesive and its Preparation, Chinese Patent, CN202011172339.1.
  3. W.-Y. Wong, L.L. Xu, H.Y. Zhang. Two-Dimensional Metallated Graphynes and their Applications, Chinese Patent, 201910871052.9.
  4. L.L. Xu, J.X. Geng, Y. Huang, C.W. Wang, M. Wu, S.D. Jiang. A Nano-Cellulose Reinforced and Toughened Nylon-66 Composite and its Preparation, Chinese Patent, CN201510083823.X.
  5. J.X. Geng, L.L. Xu, Y. Huang. An Efficient Halogen-Free Flame Retardant Composite and its Preparation, CN201610206621.4.
  6. J.X. Geng, L.L. Xu, Y. Huang. A Halogen-Free Flame Retardant Polyimide Foam Material and its Preparation, CN201610206289.1 and WO2017173979A1.
  7. J.X. Geng, L.L. Xu, Y. Huang, C.W. Wang, S.D. Jiang. An Acid- and Alkali-Resistant Halogen-Free Flame Retardant Glass Fiber Reinforced Nylon-66 Composite and its Preparation, CN201510422945.7.
  8. J.X. Geng, L.L. Xu, Y. Huang, C.W. Wang, M. Wu, S.D. Jiang. Nano-Cellulose Reinforced and Toughened Nylon-66 Composites, CN201510083823. X.


  1. Mingwei Fang#, Linli Xu#,*, Hongyang Zhang, Ying Zhu*, Wai-Yeung Wong*. Metalloporphyrin-linked Mercurated Graphynes for Ultra-stable CO2 Electroreduction to CO with Nearly 100% Selectivity at Current Density of 1.2 A cm-2. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2022, 144, 33, 15143–15154.
  2. Yajie Zhao#, Linli Xu#,*, Xiao Wang, Zhenzhen Wang, Yan Liu, Yang Wang, Qiaolian Wang, Zitong Wang, Hui Huang*, Yang Liu*, Wai-Yeung Wong*, Zhenhui Kang*. A Comprehensive Understanding on the Roles of Carbon Dots in Metallated Graphyne based Catalyst for Photoinduced H2O2 Production. Nano Today, 2022, 43, 101428.
  3. Linli Xu, Jibin Sun, Tianhong Tang, Hongyang Zhang, Mingzi Sun, Jianqi Zhang, Jiahua Li, Bolong Huang, Zhengping Wang*, Zheng Xie*, Wai-Yeung Wong*. Metallated Graphynes as a New Class of Photofunctional 2D Organometallic Nanosheets. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2021, 60(20), 11326–11334; Angewandte Chemie, 2021, 133(20), 11427–11435.
  4. Ashanul Haque#, Linli Xu#, Rayya A. Al-Balushi, Mohammed K. Al-Suti, Rashid Ilmi, Zeling Guo, Muhammad S. Khan*, Wai-Yeung Wong*, Paul R. Raithby*. Cyclometallated Tridentate Platinum(II) Arylacetylide Complexes: Old Wine in New Bottles. Chemical Society Reviews, 2019, 48, 5547-5563.
  5. Linli Xu*, Cheuk-Lam Ho*, Li Liu*, Wai-Yeung Wong*. Molecular/Polymeric Metallaynes and Related Molecules: Solar Cell Materials and Devices. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2018, 373, 233-257.
  6. Jie Zhang*, Linli Xu*, Wai-Yeung Wong*. Energy Materials based on Metal Schiff base Complexes. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2018, 35, 180–198.
  7. Jie Zhang*, Linli Xu*, Cheuk-Lam Ho*, Wai-Yeung Wong*. Functional Organometallic Poly(arylene ethynylene)s: From Synthesis to Applications. Topics in Current Chemistry, 2017, 375(5), 157–189.
  8. Linhong Xiao#, Linli Xu#, Yuying Yang, Sheng Zhang, Yong Huang, Christopher W. Bielawski, Jianxin Geng*. Core–Shell Structured Polyamide 66 Nanofibers with Enhanced Flame Retardancy. ACS Omega, 2017, 2 (6), 2665–2671.
  9. Linli Xu, Linhong Xiao, Pan Jia, Karel Goossens, Peng Liu, Hui Li, Chungui Cheng, Yong Huang, Christopher W. Bielawski, Jianxin Geng*. Lightweight and Ultrastrong Polymer Foam with Unusually Superior Flame Retardancy. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9(31), 26392–26399.
  10. Linli Xu, Shidong Jiang, Baopeng Li, Wenpeng Hou, Guoxing Li, Mushtaque A. Memon, Yong Huang, Jianxin Geng*. Graphene Oxide: A Versatile Agent for Polyimide Foams with Improved Foaming Capability and Enhanced Flexibility. Chemistry of Materials, 2015, 27(12), 4358–4367.

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