Xiang Wang, PhD

Xiang Wang, PhD


Post Doc


Room: 335 (N26)
Phone: +49(0)731-50-38352



Xiang Wang was born in Henan, China. He studied chemistry in Shandong University, Jinan. There, he got his first exposure to supramolecular chemistry and obtained his BSc in 2009. Then he moved to Tianjin, and continued his pursuit of supramolecular chemistry as a Master student in the lab of Prof. Yu Liu in Nankai University. In 2012, he got the chance to carry out his doctoral research in Dr. Ivan Huc’s group in France. His PhD research focussed on the application of artificial helical molecules in synthetic molecular machines. After obtaining his doctoral degree, in November 2016, he joined Prof. von Delius’s group as a post-doctoral researcher, working on the self-assembly of molecular cages using dynamic othoester chemistry. When he is not in the lab, he enjoys watching movies, reading books and travelling.

Master Thesis

Hg2+ Sensing of Rhodamine Modified Permethylate Cyclodextrin and Assemble Behavior of Cyclodextrin-Porphyrin System

Ph.D. Thesis

Orchestration of the self-assembly and molecular motion of helical pseudorotaxanes

Research area

Self-assembly of organic cages using dynamic othoester chemistry


Conference contributions

  • ISMSC2017, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2-6/7/2017: poster presentation

  • Ulm-Erlangen Symposium on Functional Organic Materials, 10-11/7/2017: poster presentation



6)X. Wang, B. Wicher, Y. Ferran, I. Huc Orchestrating Directional Molecular Motions: Kinetically Controlled Supramolecular Pathways of a Helical Foldamer Host on Linear Oligourethane Rod-like GuestsJournal of the American Chemical Society 2017, 139, 9350-9358
5)Q. Gan, X. Wang, B. Kauffmann, Y. Ferran, I. Huc Translation of rod-like template sequences into homochiral assemblies of stacked helical oligomersNature Nanotechnology 2017, 12, 447-452
4)S. A. Denisov, Q. Gan, X. Wang, L. Scarpantonio, Y. Ferrand, B. Kauffmann, G. Jonusauskas, I. Huc, N. D. McClenaghan Electronic Energy Transfer Modulation in a Dynamic Foldaxane: Proof-of-Principle of a Lifetime-Based Conformation ProbeAngewandte Chemie International Edition 2015, 55, 1328-1333
3)D. Guo, B. Jiang, X. Wang, Y. Liu Calixarene-induced aggregation of perylene bisimidesOrg. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 720-723
2)K. Wang, D. Guo, X. Wang, Y. Liu Multistimuli Responsive Supramolecular Vesicles Based on the Recognition ofp-Sulfonatocalixarene and its Controllable Release of DoxorubicinACS Nano 2011, 5, 2880-2894
1)H. Zhang, F. Xin, W. An, A. Hao, X. Wang, X. Zhao, Z. Liu, L. Sun Oxidizing-responsive vesicles made from "tadpole-like supramolecular amphiphiles" based on inclusion complexes between driving molecules and β-cyclodextrinColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2010, 363, 78-85