Feng-Rong Dai, Professor


Address: 155 Yangqiao West Road, Fuzhou, Fujian, P. R. China, 350002

Research Areas

Coordination Containers; Supramolecular Chemistry; Host-Guest Chemistry in solution; Biomimic SuperContainer


Ph.D.   2009.07   Physical Chemistry   Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences​


2011.1 2015.1     Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of South Dakota, SD 57069, USA.      

2009.10 2011.1   Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, P. R. China.   ​



C.-Z. Sun, L.-Y. Zhang, J.-Y. Wang, Z.-N. Chen* and F.-R. Dai*, Sensitive and selective urinary 1-hydroxypyrene detection by dinuclear terbium-sulfonylcalixarene complex, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 8301-8306.

N. Bhuvaneswari, F.-R. Dai* and Z.-N. Chen*, Sensitive and Specific Guest Recognition through Pyridinium-Modification in Spindle-Like Coordination Containers, Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 6580-6585.

N. Bhuvaneswari, K. P. Annamalai, F.-R. Dai* and Z.-N. Chen*, Pyridinium functionalized coordination containers as highly efficient electrocatalysts for sustainable oxygen evolution, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 23559-23565.

F.-R. Dai, Y. Qiao, Z. Wang*, Designing Structurally Tunable and Functionally Versatile Synthetic Supercontainers, Inorg. Chem. Front. 2016, 3, 243-249.

N. L. Netzer,† F.-R. Dai,† Z. Wang,* and C. Jiang*, pH-Modulated Molecular Assemblies and Surface Properties of Metal-Organic Supercontainers at Air-Water Interface, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 10965-10969.

F.-R. Dai, U. Sambasivam, A. J. Hammerstrom, Z. Wang*, Synthetic Supercontainers Exhibit Distinct Solution versus Solid State Guest-Binding Behavior, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136 (20), 7480–7491.

F.-R. Dai, D. C. Becht, Z. Wang*, Modulating guest binding in sulfonylcalixarene-based metal–organic supercontainers, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 5385-5387.

F.-R. Dai, Z. Wang*, Modular Assembly of Metal–Organic Supercontainers Incorporating Sulfonylcalixarenes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134 (19), 8002–8005.