Andrew C.-H. Sue

Update Date:2022-04-14     Visited:Times     

  E-mail: andrewsue@xmu.edu.cn


  Address: 

  College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China








Education and Research Experience:

B.Sc. (1998~2002), National Chiao-Tung University

M.Sc. (2002~2004), National Chiao-Tung University

Ph.D. (2006~2011), University of California Los Angeles


Professional Experience:

Postdoc Fellow (2011~2013), University of California Berkeley

Research Associate (2013~2014), Northwestern University

Associate Professor (2015~2017), Tianjin University

Professor (2017~2020), Tianjin University

Professor (2021~), Xiamen University



Principal Research Interests:
Keywords: Supramolecular and Macrocyclic Chemistry, Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly, Molecular Cages, Dynamic Stereochemistry, Chiral Crystals.


The research in the Andrew C.-H. Sue group involves the design, synthesis, and characterization of functional molecular architectures consisting of tailor-made highly symmetrical molecular building blocks. Our group look for creative ways to manipulate molecular recognition events and crystallographic symmetries by exploiting both covalent bonds and non-covalent interactions. The main goals are to construct complex systems and to investigate their emergent properties in solution and in the solid state.


Selected Recent Publications:

1. Twisted pentagonal prisms: AgnL2 metal-organic pillars (X. Wan, S. Li, Y. Tian, L. Shen, J. Xu, H. Zuilhof, M. Zhang, A. C.-H. Sue*), Chem, 2022, doi://10.1016/j.chempr.2022.04.001

2. Spontaneous and induced chiral symmetry breaking of stereolabile pillar[5]arene derivatives upon crystallisation (H. Wang, W. Yang, K. K. Baldridge, C.-H. Zhan,* T. U. Thekikar,* and A. C.-H. Sue*), Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 10985–10989 (HOT article, Front cover)

3. Tiara[5]arenes: synthesis, solid-state conformational studies, host-guest properties, and application as nonporous adaptive crystals (W. Yang, K. Samanta, X. Wan, T. U. Thikekar, Y. Chao, S. Li, K. Du, J. Xu, Y. Gao, H. Zuilhof,* and A. C.-H. Sue*), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 39943999 (Hot paper, Front cover)

4. Functionalization at will of rim-differentiated pillar[5]arenes (P. Demay-Drouhard, K. Du, K. Samanta, X. Wan, R. Srinivasan, A. C.-H. Sue,* and H. Zuilhof*), Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 3976−3980

5. Rim-differentiated C5-symmetric tiara-pillar[5]arenes (M. Guo, X. Wang, C. Zhan, P. Demay-Drouhard, W. Li, K. Du, M. A. Olson, H. Zuilhof*, and A. C.-H. Sue*), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 74–77