Shanshan Yu

Associate Professor

Title               Associate Professor


Phone                028-85418580




Aug. 2008 – Aug. 2013  

Ph.D, Organic and   Analytical Chemistry

Speciality: Enantioselective   Fluorescent Sensors

Department of Chemistry, University of   Virginia, U.S.A.

Research Advisor : Prof. Lin Pu

Sep. 2004 – Jun. 2008 

B.S.  Organic Chemistry

College   of Chemistry and Molecular Science

Wuhan   University, Wuhan, P. R. China  


Nov. 2013 – Present  

Associate Professor

College of Chemistry, Sichuan University,    P.R. China


1.    Xu, Y.; Yu, S.; Chen, Q.; Chen, X.; Xiao, M.; Chen, L.; Yu, X.; Xu, Y.; Pu, L., Greatly Enhanced Fluorescence by Increasing the Structural Rigidity of an Imine: Enantioselective Recognition of 1,2-Cyclohexanediamine by a Chiral Aldehyde. Chemistry – A European Journal 2016, 22 (17), 5963-5968.

2.    Xu, Y.; Yu, S.; Chen, Q.; Chen, X.; Li, Y.; Yu, X.; Pu, L., Fluorescent Recognition of 1,2-Diamines by a 1,1′-Binaphthyl-Based Trifluoromethyl Ketone. Chemistry – A European Journal 2016, 22 (34), 12061-12067.

3.    Du, J.; Yu, S.; Huang, Z.; Chen, L.; Xu, Y.; Zhang, G.; Chen, Q.; Yu, X.; Pu, L., Highly selective ratiometric fluorescent recognition of histidine by tetraphenylethene-terpyridine-Zn(ii) complexes. RSC Advances 2016, 6 (30), 25319-25329.

4.    Wen, K.; Yu, S.; Huang, Z.; Chen, L.; Xiao, M.; Yu, X.; Pu, L., Rational design of a fluorescent sensor to simultaneously determine both the enantiomeric composition and the concentration of chiral functional amines. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137 (13), 4517-24.

5.    Yu, S.; Pu, L., Recent progress on using BINOLs in enantioselective molecular recognition. Tetrahedron 2015, 71 (5), 745-772.

6.    Zhou, X.; Huang, Z.; Cao, Y.; Yu, S.; Yu, X.; Zhao, G.; Pu, L., Spectroscopic studies on the interaction of terpyridine-CuCl2 with cysteine. RSC Advances 2015, 5 (66), 53905-53910.

7.    Huang, Z.; Yu, S.; Wen, K.; Yu, X.; Pu, L., Zn(II) promoted dramatic enhancement in the enantioselective fluorescent recognition of functional chiral amines by a chiral aldehyde. Chemical Science 2014, 5 (9), 3457-3462.

8.    Huang, Z.; Yu, S.; Zhao, X.; Wen, K.; Xu, Y.; Yu, X.; Xu, Y.; Pu, L., A Convenient Fluorescent Method to Simultaneously Determine the Enantiomeric Composition and Concentration of Functional Chiral Amines. Chemistry-a European Journal 2014, 20 (50), 16458-16461.

9.    Yu, S.; Plunkett, W.; Kim, M.; Wu, E.; Pu, L., 1,1'-Bi-2-naphthol-fluoroacetyl compounds in fluorescent recognition of amines. Organic Chemistry Frontiers 2014, 1 (4), 395-404.

10.  Yu, S.; Pu, L., Chiral Recognition by Fluorescence: One Measurement for Two Parameters. Advances in Chemistry 2014, 2014, 14.

11.  Yu, S. S.; Plunkett, W.; Kim, M.; Wu, E.; Sabat, M.; Pu, L., Molecular Recognition of Aliphatic Diamines by 3,3 '-Di(trifluoroacetyl)-1,1 '-bi-2-naphthol. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78 (24), 12671-12680.

12.  Yu, S. S.; Pu, L., One enantiomeric fluorescent sensor pair to discriminate four stereoisomers of threonines. Science China-Chemistry 2013, 56 (3), 301-306.

13.  Yu, S. S.; Plunkett, W.; Kim, M.; Pu, L., Simultaneous Determination of Both the Enantiomeric Composition and Concentration of a Chiral Substrate with One Fluorescent Sensor. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134 (50), 20282-20285.

14.  Yu, S. S.; DeBerardinis, A. M.; Turlington, M.; Pu, L., Study of the Fluorescent Properties of Partially Hydrogenated 1, 1 '-Bi-2-naphthol-amine Molecules and Their Use for Enantioselective Fluorescent Recognition. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76 (8), 2814-2819.

15.  Yu, S. S.; Pu, L., Pseudoenantiomeric Fluorescent Sensors in a Chiral Assay. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132 (50), 17698-17700.