CONTACT INFORMATION

Bing Xu
Edison-Lecks 320
781-736-5201
bxu@brandeis.edu

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Bing Xu

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Bing Xu

Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Our research focuses on the interdisciplinary frontier of materials chemistry. We integrate the knowledge and techniques in organic chemistry, materials science, surface chemistry, biochemistry, and nanotechnology to design new biofunctional materials, including nanomaterials, for the exploration in biomedicine (e.g., molecular drug delivery, cancer therapy, biomedical diagnostics, and biomimetics), and other fundamental problems in nanoscience and biological science.

Sample of Recent Publications

Jinhao Gao, Wei Zhang, Pingbo Huang, Bei Zhang, Xixiang Zhang, Bing Xu. "Intracellular Spatial Control of Fluorescent Magnetic Nanoparticles." Journal of the American Chemical Society 130. (2008).

Wang, Q. G., Yang, Z. M., Gao, Y., Ge, W. W., Wang, L., Xu, B.. "Enzymatic hydrogelation to immobilize an enzyme for high activity and stability." Soft Matter 4. (2008): 550-553.

Wang, Q. G., Yang, Z. M., Ma, M. L., Chang, C. K., Xu, B.. "High Catalytic Activities of Artificial Peroxidase Based on Supramolecular Hydrogel Containing Heme Model." Chemistry-a European Journal 14. (2008): 5073-5078.

Xu, Keming, Ge, Weiwei, Liang, Gaolin, Wang, Ling, Yang, Zhimou, Wang, Qigang, Hsing, I. ming, Xu, Bing. "Bisphosphonate-containing supramolecular hydrogels for topical decorporation of uranium-contaminated wounds in mice." International Journal of Radiation Biology 84. 5 (2008): 353 - 362.

Zhimou Yang, Gaolin Liang, Bing Xu. "Enzymatic Hydrogelation of Small Molecules." Accounts of Chemical Research 41. 2 (2008): 315-326.

Gao, J. H., Liang, G. L., Zhang, B., Kuang, Y., Zhang, X. X., Xu, B.. "FePt@CoS2 yolk-shell nanocrystals as a potent agent to kill HeLa cells." Journal of the American Chemical Society 129. 5 (2007): 1428-1433.

Gao, J. H., Zhang, B., Gao, Y., Pan, Y., Zhang, X. X., Xu, B.. "Fluorescent Magnetic Nanocrystals by Sequential Addition of Reagents in a One-Pot Reaction: A Simple Preparation for Multifunctional Nanostructures." Journal of the American Chemical Society 129. (2007): 11928-11935.

Gilbert, Y., Deghorain, M., Wang, L., Xu, B., Pollheimer, P. D., Gruber, H. J., Errington, J., Hallet, B., Haulot, X., Verbelen, C., Hols, P., Dufrene, Y. F.. "Single-molecule force spectroscopy and imaging of the vancomycin/D-Ala-D-Ala interaction." Nano Letters 7. 3 (2007): 796-801.

Li, Z. Y., Lam, W. M., Yang, C., Xu, B., Ni, G. X., Abbah, S. A., Cheung, K. M. C., Luk, K. D. K., Lu, W. W.. "Chemical composition, crystal size and lattice structural changes after incorporation of strontium into biomimetic apatite." Biomaterials 28. 7 (2007): 1452-1460.

Liang, G. L., Xu, K. M., Li, L. H., Wang, L., Kuang, Y., Yang, Z. M., Xu, B.. "Using Congo red to report intracellular hydrogelation resulted from self-assembly of small molecules." Chemical Communications (2007): 4096-4098 .

Wang, Q. G., Yang, Z. M., Wang, L., Ma, M. L., Xu, B.. "Molecular hydrogel-immobilized enzymes exhibit superactivity and high stability in organic solvents." Chemical Communications 10 (2007): 1032-1034.

Wang, Q.G., Yang, Z. M., Zhang, X. Q., Xiao, X. D., Chang, C. K., Xu, B.. "A Supramolecular Hydrogel-Encapsulated Hemin as an Artificial Enzyme to Mimic Peroxidase." Angewandte Chemie-International Edition in English 46. (2007): 4285-4289.

Yang, Z. M., Gu, H. W., Du, J., Gao, J. H., Zhang, B., Zhang, X. X., Xu, B.. "Self-assembled hybrid nanofibers confer a magnetorheological supramolecular hydrogel." Tetrahedron 63. (2007): 7349-7357.

Yang, Z. M., Ho, P. L., Liang, G. L., Chow, K. H., Wang, Q. G., Cao, Y., Guo, Z. H., Xu, B.. "Using beta-lactamase to trigger supramolecular hydrogelation." Journal of the American Chemical Society 129. 2 (2007): 266-267.

Yang, Z. M., Liang, G. L., Guo, Z. F., Guo, Z. H., Xu, B.. "Intracellular Hydrogelation of Small Molecules Inhibits Bacterial Growth." Angewandte Chemie-International Edition in English 46. (2007): 8216-8219.

Yang, Z. M., Liang, G. L., Ma, M. L., Abbah, A. S., Lu, W. W., Xu, B.. "D-glucosamine-based supramolecular hydrogels to improve wound healing." Chemical Communications 8 (2007): 843-845.

Yang, Z. M., Liang, G. L., Ma, M. L., Gao, Y., Xu, B.. "Conjugates of naphthalene and dipeptides produce molecular hydrogelators with high efficiency of hydrogelation and superhelical nanofibers." Journal of Materials Chemistry 17. 9 (2007): 850-854.

Yang, Z. M., Liang, G. L., Ma, M. L., Gao, Y., Xu, B.. "In vitro and in vivo enzymatic formation of supramolecular hydrogels based on self-assembled nanofibers of a beta-amino acid derivative." Small 3. 4 (2007): 558-562.

Yang, Z. M., Liang, G. L., Xu, B.. "Enzymatic Control of the Self-Assembly of Small Molecules: A New Way to Generate Supramolecular Hydrogels." Soft Matter 2. (2007): 515-520.

Yang, Z. M., Xu, B.. "Supramolecular hydrogels based on biofunctional nanofibers of self-assembled small molecules." Journal of Materials Chemistry 17. (2007): 2385-2393.

Yang, Z. M., Xu, K. M., Guo, Z. F., Guo, Z. H., Xu, B.. "Intracellular Enzymatic Formation of Nanofibers Results in Hydrogelation and Regulated Cell Death." Advanced Materials 17. (2007): 3152-3156.