Chen, Li     

Research direction: Eco-benign flame retardants & polymers

Contact information: 0086-28-85410755

Email: l.chen.scu@gmail.com


1.   Novel eco-benign flame retardant and flame-retardant polymers with high efficiency: molecular design and creation of environmentally friendly flame retardant, combustion behavior and flame-retardant mode-of-action;

2.   Sustainable and functional thermosetting resins and their composites: bio-based thermosetting resins and the study of structure-property relationship, dynamic covalent networks-based remoldable and recyclable thermosetting resins and their composites


1999.09~2003.06      B.Sc in Chemistry, Hunan University

2003.09~2006.06      M.ESc in Materials Science, Sichuan University

2006.09~2009.06      Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry & Physics, Sichuan University

2009.07~2011.06      Lecturer, College of Chemistry, Sichuan University

2011.07~2016.08      Associated Professor, College of Chemistry, Sichuan University

2016.09~                   Professor, College of Chemistry, Sichuan University


Sustainable Chemistry (MDPI) (2020~) Editorial Board


1.  Lei Yu-Fei; Wang Xiao-Lin; Liu Bo-Wen; Chen Li*; Wang Yu-Zhong. Bio-based removable pressure-sensitive adhesives derived from carboxyl-terminated polyricinoleate and epoxidized soybean oil. Chin. Chem. Lett. 2021, 32(2), 875−879.

2.  Ding Xiao-Min; Chen Li*; Guo De-Ming; Liu Bo-Wen; X Luo i; Lei Yu-Fei; Zhong Hai-Yi; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Controlling cross-linking networks with different imidazole accelerators toward high-performance epoxidized soybean oil-based thermosets. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9(8), 3267–3277.

3.  Yang Rong; Cao Hongwei, Zhang Pengliang; Chen Li*; Zou Guoxiang; Zhang Xin; Li Jinchun*. Highly toughened and heat-resistant poly(lactic acid) with balanced strength using an unsaturated liquid crystalline polyester via dynamic vulcanization. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2021, 3(1), 299−309.

4.  Lei Yu-Fei; Wang Xiao-Lin; Liu Bo-Wen; Ding Xiao-Min; Chen Li*; Wang Yu-Zhong. Fully bio-based pressure-sensitive adhesives with high adhesivity derived from epoxidized soybean oil and rosin acid. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8(35), 13261–13270.

5.  龙家伟; 史小慧; 刘博文; 卢鹏; 陈力* 王玉忠* 一种新型含硅氧烷间隔基元的半芳香族共聚酰胺. 高分子学报 2020, (7), 681–686.

6.  Long Jia-Wei; Chen Li*; Liu Bo-Wen; Shi Xiao-Hui; Lin Xue-Bao; Li Ying-Ming; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Tuning the pendent groups of semi-aromatic polyamides toward high performance. Macromolecules 2020, 53(9), 3504−3513.

7.  Xu Ying-Jun; Shi Xiao-Hui; Lu Jia-Hui; Qi Min; Guo De-Ming; Chen Li*; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Novel phosphorus-containing imidazolium as hardener for epoxy resin aiming at controllable latent curing behavior and flame retardancy. Compo. Part B-Eng. 2020, 184, 107673.

8.  Liu Xiao-Feng; Liu Bo-Wen; Luo Xi; Guo De-Ming; Zhong Hai-Yi; Chen Li*; Wang Yu-Zhong*. A novel phosphorus-containing semi-aromatic polyester toward flame retardancy and enhanced mechanical properties of epoxy resin. Chem. Eng. J. 2020, 380, 122471.

9.  Liu Xiao-Feng; Luo Xi; Liu Bo-Wen; Zhong Hai-Yi; Guo De-Ming; Yang Rong; Chen Li*; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Toughening epoxy resin using a liquid crystalline elastomer for versatile application. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2019, 1(9), 2291−2301.

10.  Tian Guo-Qiang; Liu Wen; Chen Li*; Wu Gang; Chen Si-Chong*; Wang Yu-Zhong. Thiazolium as single−group bifunctional catalyst for selectively bulk melt ROP of cyclic esters. ChemCatChem 2019, 11(15), 3388–3392.

11.  Liu Bo-Wen; Chen Li*; Guo De-Ming; Liu Xiao-Feng; Lei Yu-Fei; Ding Xiao-Min; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Fire-safe polyesters enabled by end-group capturing chemistry. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58(27), 9188–9193.

12.  Qi Min; Xu Ying-Jun; Rao Wen-Hui; Luo Xi; Chen Li*; Wang Yu-Zhong. Epoxidized soybean oil cured with tannic acid for fully bio-based epoxy resin. RSC Adv. 2018, 8(47), 26948–26958.

13.  Zhong Hai-Yi; Chen Li*; Ding Xiao-Min; Yang Rong; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Physio- and chemo-dual crosslinking toward thermo- and photo-response of azobenzene-containing liquid crystalline polyester. Sci. China Mater. 2018, 61(9), 1225-1236.

14.  Shi Xiao-Hui; Xu Ying-Jun; Long Jia-Wei; Zhao Qing; Ding Xiao-Min; Chen Li*; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Layer-by-layer assembled flame-retardant architecture toward high-performance carbon fiber composite. Chem. Eng. J. 2018, 353, 550–558.

15.  Xu Ying-Jun; Chen Li*; Rao Wen-Hui; Qi Min; Guo De-Ming; Liao Wang; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Latent curing epoxy system with excellent thermal stability, flame retardance and dielectric property. Chem. Eng. J. 2018, 337, 223–232.

16.  Xu Ying-Jun; Wang Jie; Tan Yi; Qi Min; Chen Li*; Wang Yu-Zhong*. A novel and feasible approach for one-pack flame-retardant epoxy resin with long pot life and fast curing. Chem. Eng. J. 2018, 337, 30–39.

17.  Lin Xue-Bao; Chen Li*; Long Jia-Wei; Du Shuang-Lan; Wang Yu-Zhong*. A hybrid flame retardant for semi-aromatic polyamide: Unique structure towards self-compatibilization and flame retardation. Chem. Eng. J. 2018, 334, 1046–1054.

18.  Dong Xue, Duan Rong-Tao, Ni Yan-Peng, Cao Zhi-Jie, Chen Li*, Wang Yu-Zhong*. Fire behavior of novel imidized norbornene-containing poly(ethylene terephthalate) copolymers: Influence of retro-Diels-Alder reaction at high temperature. Polym. Degrad. Stab. 2017, 146, 105–112.

19.  Shen Dan, Xu Ying-Jun, Long Jia-Wei, Shi Xiao-Hui, Chen Li*, Wang Yu-Zhong*. Epoxy resin flame-retarded via a novel melamine-organophosphinic acid salt: Thermal stability, flame retardance and pyrolysis behavior. J. Anal. Appl. Pyrolysis 2017, 128, 54–63.

20.  Zhong Hai-Yi, Chen Li*, Liu Xiao-Feng, Yang Rong, Wang Yu-Zhong*. Novel liquid crystalline copolyester containing amphi–mesogenic units toward multiple stimuli–response behaviors. J. Mater. Chem. C 2017, 5(37), 9702–9711.

21.  Zhong Hai-Yi, Chen Li*, Yang Rong, Meng Zhi-Ying, Ding Xiao-Min, Liu Xiao-Feng, Wang Yu-Zhong*. Azobenzene-containing liquid crystalline polyester with π–π interactions: diverse thermo- and photo-responsive behaviours. J. Mater. Chem. C 2017, 5(13), 3306–3314.

22.  Wang Xiao-Lin, Chen Li*, Wu Jia-Ning, Fu Teng, Wang Yu-Zhong*. Flame-retardant pressure-sensitive adhesives derived from epoxidized soybean oil and phosphorus-containing dicarboxylic acids. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2017, 5(4), 3353–3361.

23.  Meng Zhi-Ying, Chen Li*, Zhong Hai-Yi, Yang Rong, Liu Xiao-Feng, Wang Yu-Zhong. Effect of different dimensional carbon nanoparticles on the shape memory behavior of thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer. Compo. Sci. Technol. 2017, 138, 8–14.

24.  孟志英; 陈力*; 钟海艺; 刘晓锋; 王玉忠. 同时添加碳纳米管及石墨烯对热致液晶聚酯形状记忆行为及拉伸性能的影响. 高分子学报 2016, (12), 1760-1764.

25.  Tan Yi; Shao Zhu-Bao; Yu Lei-Xiao; Xu Ying-Jun; Rao Wen-Hui; Chen Li *, Wang Yu-Zhong*. Polyethyleneimine modified ammonium polyphosphate toward polyamine-hardener for epoxy resin: Thermal stability, flame retardance and smoke suppression. Polym. Degrad. Stab. 2016, 131, 62-70.

26.  Tan Yi; Shao Zhu-Bao; Yu Lei-Xiao; Long Jia-Wei; Qi Min; Chen Li*; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Piperazine-modified ammonium polyphosphate as monocomponent flame-retardant hardener for epoxy resin: flame retardance, curing behavior and mechanical property. Polym. Chem. 2016, 7(17), 3003-3012.

27.  Dong Xue, Chen Li *, Duan Rong-Tao, Wang Yu-Zhong. Phenylmaleimide-containing PET-based copolyester: cross-linking from 2π+π cycloaddition toward flame retardance and anti-dripping. Polym. Chem. 2016, 7(15), 2698-2708.

28.  Lin Xue-Bao, Du Shuang-Lan, Long Jia-Wei, Chen Li*, Wang Yu-Zhong*. A novel organophosphorus hybrid with excellent thermal stability: core–shell structure, hybridization mechanism, and application in flame retarding semi-aromatic polyamide. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8(1), 881-890.

29.  Liu Bo-Wen, Zhao Hai-Bo, Tan Yi, Chen Li*, Wang Yu-Zhong. Novel crosslinkable epoxy resins containing phenylacetylene andazobenzene groups: From thermal crosslinking to flame retardance. Polymer Degradation and Stability 2015, 122, 66-76.

30.  Tan Yi; Shao Zhu-Bao; Chen Xue-Fang; Long Jia-Wei; Chen Li*; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Novel multifunctional organic-inorganic hybrid curing agent with high flame-retardant efficiency for epoxy resin. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7(32), 17919-17928.

31.  Ruan Chao; Chen Li*; Yang Rong; Zhong Hai-Yi; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Main-chain liquid crystalline ionomers with a nonplanar ionic segment. RSC Advances 2015, 5(60), 48541-48550.

32.  Lin Gong-Peng, Lin Ling, Wang Xiu-Li*, Chen Li*, Wang Yu-Zhong. PBT/PC blends compatibilized and toughened via copolymers in situ formed by MgO-catalyzed transesterification. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2015, 54(4), 1282-1291.

33.  Zhao Ze-Yong, Dong Liang-Ping, Chen Li*, WangYu-Zhong*. Morphology development of PP/POE blends with high loading of magnesium hydroxide. RSC Adv. 2015, 5(23), 17967-17975.

34.  Jiang Rong-Kun; Chen Li*; Chen Si-Yang; Long Jia-Wei, Wang Yu-Zhong*. A novel flame-retardant acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene system based on aluminum isobutylphosphinate and red phosphorus: Flame retardance, thermal degradation and pyrolysis behavior. Polym. Degrad. Stab. 2014, 109, 184-193.

35.  Yang Rong; Chen Li*; Ruan Chao; Zhong Hai-Yi, Wang Yu-Zhong*. Chain folding in main-chain liquid crystalline polyesters: from pi–pi stacking toward shape memory. J. Mater. Chem. C 2014, 2(30), 6155-6164.

36.  Zhao Hai-Bo; Liu Bo-Wen; Wang Xiao-Lin; Chen Li*; Wang Xiu-Li, Wang Yu-Zhong*. A flame-retardant-free and thermo-cross-linkable copolyester: Flame-retardant and anti-dripping mode of action. Polymer 2014, 55(10), 2349-2403.

37.  Yu Li; Chen Li*; Dong Liang-Ping; Li Liang-Jie; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Organic-inorganic hybrid flame retardant: preparation, characterization and application in EVA. RSC Adv.2014, 4(34), 17812-17821.

38.   Jian Rong-Kun; Chen Li*; Zhao Bin; Yan Yuan-Wei; Li Xiao-Fan; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene terpolymer with metal hypophosphites: flame retardance and mechanism research. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2014, 53(6), 2299-2307.

39.   Chen Li; Ruan Chao; Yang Rong, Wang Yu-Zhong*. Phosphorus-containing thermotropic liquid crystalline polymers: a class of efficient polymeric flame retardants. Polym. Chem. 2014, 5(12), 3737-3749. (Invited Review)

40.   Zhang Yi; Chen Li*; Zhao Jing-Jing; Chen Hong-Bing; He Ming-Xin; Ni Yan-Peng; Zhai Jun-Qiu; Wang Xiu-Li, Wang Yu-Zhong*. A phosphorus-containing PET ionomer: from ionic aggregates to flame retardance and restricted melt-dripping. Polym. Chem. 2014, 5(6), 1982-1991.

41.   Zhao Bin; Chen Li*; Long Jia-Wei; Jian Rong-Kun; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Synergistic effect between aluminum hypophosphite and alkyl- substituted phosphinate in flame-retarded polyamide 6. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2013, 52(48), 17162-17170.

42.  Lin Gong-Peng; Chen Li*; Wang Xiu-Li*; Jian Rong-Kun; Zhao Bin; Wang Yu-Zhong. Aluminum hydroxymethylphosphinate and melamine pyrophosphate: synergistic flame retardance and smoke suppression for glass fiber reinforced polyamide 6. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2013, 52(44), 15613-15620.

43.  Shen Zhen-Qi; Chen Li*; Lin Ling; Deng Cheng-Liang; Zhao Jing; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Synergistic effect of layered nanofillers in intumescent flame-retardant EPDM: montmorillonite versus layered double hydroxides. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2013, 52(25), 8454-8463.

44.  Zhao Bin; Chen Li*; Long Jia-Wei; Chen Hong-Bing; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Aluminum hypophosphite versus alkyl-substituted phosphinate in polyamide 6: flame retardance, thermal degradation, and pyrolysis behavior. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2013, 52(8), 2875-2886.

45.  Chen Hong-Bing; Zeng Jian-Bing; Dong Xue; Chen Li*; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Block phosphorus-containing poly(trimethylene terephthalate) copolyester via solid-state polymerization: retarded crystallization and melting behaviour. CrystEngComm 2013, 15(14), 2688-2698.

46.  Chen Hong-Bing; Dong Xue; Schiraldi David A.; Chen Li*; Wang De-Yi; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Phosphorus-containing poly(trimethylene terephthalate) derived from 2-(6-oxido-6H-dibenz<c,e><1,2>oxaphosphorin-6-yl)-1,4-hydroxyethoxy phenylene: synthesis, thermal degradation, combustion and pyrolysis behavior. J. Anal. Appl. Pyrolysis 2013, 99, 40-48.

47.  Yang Rong; Chen Li*; Jin Rui; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Main-chain liquid crystalline copolyesters with a phosphorus-containing non-coplanar moiety. Polym. Chem.2013, 4(2), 329-336.

48.  阮超; 杨荣; 钟海艺; 陈力*; 王玉忠*. 一种基于联苯二甲酸为介晶基元的含磷液晶共聚酯的合成与表征.高分子学报 2012, (10), 1177-1182.

49.  Chen Hong-Bing; Zhang Yi; Chen Li*; Wang Wei; Zhao Bin; Wang Yu-Zhong*. A main-chain phosphorus-containing poly(trimethylene terephthalate) copolyester: synthesis, characterization, and flame retardance. Polym. Adv. Technol. 2012, 23(9), 1276-1282.

50.  Zhao Hai-Bo; Chen Li*; Yang Jun-Chi; Ge Xin-Guo; Wang Yu-Zhong*. A novel flame-retardant-free copolyester: cross-linking towards self extinguishing and non-dripping. J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22(37), 19849-19857.

51.  Chen Hong-Bing; Chen Li*; Dong Xue; Li Liang-Jie; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Block phosphorus-containing poly(trimethylene terephthalate) copolyester via solid-state polymerization: Reaction kinetics and sequential distribution. Polymer 2012, 53(16), 3520-3528.

52.  Chen Hong-Bing; Zhou Qian; Dong Xue; Zhang Yi; Chen Li*; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Pyrolysis study of poly(trimethylene terephthalate) and its phosphorus-containing copolyesters. Polym. Degrad. Stab. 2012, 97(6), 905-913.

53.  Yan Yuan-Wei; Chen Li*; Jian Rong-Kun; Kong Shuang; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Intumescence: an effect way to flame retardance and smoke suppression for polystyrene. Polym. Degrad. Stab. 2012, 97(8), 1423-1431.

54.  Chen Li; Bian Xiang-Cheng; Yang Rong; Wang Yu-Zhong*. PET in situ composites improved both flame retardancy and mechanical properties by phosphorus-containing thermotropic liquid crystalline copolyester with aromatic ether moiety. Compo. Sci. Technol. 2012, 72(6), 649-655.

55.  Jian Rong-Kun; Chen Li*; Hu Zhi; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Flame-retardant polycarbonate/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene based on red phosphorus encapsulated by polysiloxane: flame retardance, thermal stability, and water resistance. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2012, 123(5), 2867-2874.

56.  Xiong Wei-Cheng; Chen Li*; Zhao Bin; Wang De-Yi; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Polyamide 6 with a flame retardant encapsulated by polyamide 66: flame retardation, thermo-decomposition and the potential mechanism. Chin. J. Polym. Sci. 2012, 30(2), 297-307.

57.  Xiong Wei-Cheng; Chen Li*; Wang De-Yi; Song Fei; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Synergistic effects of novolac-based char former with a phosphorus/nitrogen-containing flame retardant in polyamide 6. Chin. J. Polym. Sci. 2012, 30(1), 72-81.

58.  Chen Li*; Luo Yuan; Hu Zhi; Lin Gong-Peng; Zhao Bin; Wang Yu-Zhong*. An efficient halogen-free flame retardant for glass-fibre-reinforced poly(butylene terephthalate). Polym. Degrad. Stab. 2012, 97(2), 158-165.

59.  Hu Zhi; Chen Li*; Lin Gong-Peng; Luo Yuan; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Flame retardation of glass-fibre-reinforced polyamide 6 by a novel metal salt of alkylphosphinic acid. Polym. Degrad. Stab. 2011, 96(9), 1538-1545.

60.  Yang Rong; Chen Li*; Zhang Wen-Qiang; Chen Hong-Bing; Wang Yu-Zhong*. In situreinforced and flame-retarded polycarbonate by a novel phosphorus-containing thermotropic liquid crystalline copolyester. Polymer 2011, 52(18), 4150-4157.

61.  Hu Zhi; Lin Gong-Peng; Chen Li*; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Flame retardation of glass-fiber-reinforced polyamide 6 by combination of aluminum phenylphosphinate with melamine pyrophosphate. Polym. Adv. Technol. 2011, 22(7), 1166-1173.

62.  Chen Hong-Bing; Chen Li*; Zhang Yi; Zhang Jing-Jing; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Morphology and interference color in spherulite of poly(trimethylene terephthalate) copolyester with bulky linking pendent group. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2011, 13(23), 11067-11075.

63.  Chen Li; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Aryl polyphosphonates: useful halogen-free flame retardants for polymers. Materials 2010, 3(10), 4746-4760. (Invited Review)

64.  Chen Hong-Bing; Zhang Yi; Chen Li*; Shao Zhu-Bao; Liu Ya; Wang Yu-Zhong*. Novel inherently flame-retardant poly(trimethylene terephthalate) copolyester with the phosphorus-containing linking pendent group. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2010, 49(15), 7052-7059.

65.  Chen Li; Wang Yu-Zhong*. A review on flame retardant technology in China. Part I: development of flame retardants. Polym. Adv. Technol. 2010, 21(1), 1-26. (Invited Review)

66.  Chen Li; Huang Heng-Zhen; Wang Yu-Zhong*; Jow Jinder; Su Kenny. Transesterification-controlled compatibility and microfibrillation in PC-ABS composites reinforced by phosphorus-containing thermotropic liquid crystalline polyester. Polymer 2009, 50(6), 3037-3046.

67.  陈力; 黄恒圳; 王玉忠*; Jow Jinder; Su Kenny. 固态后缩聚方法合成高分子量的含磷热致性液晶共聚酯. 高分子学报 2009, (5), 493-498.


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