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Prof. Norman Lu



Dr. Norman Lu

Research Laboratory

Green Technology and Energy Laboratory


Ph. D: University of Alabama, USA

M. Sc.: University of Bristol, UK

B. Sc.: National Taiwan University, Taiwan


Floor 4th, Molecular Science Building (02)27712171#2417


Floor 4th, Molecular Science Building (02)27712171#2438





1. Postdoctoral Fellow,Chemistry Department, University of Alabama(200108~200212)

2. Visiting Scientist, Depart of Chemical Solution Enterprise, DuPont(200201~200212)

3. Research associate, Clemson University, 200301~200401

4. Professor (at Taipei Tech) : Since Jan. 2011.

Research Specialty

  1. Air stable Sn-based Perovskite solar cell.
  2. Neutron
  3. Green chemistry
  4. Renewable energy sources
  5.  Fluorochemistry
  6. Polymer Chemistry
  7. Materials Science



The 6 most representative publications:

  1. Neutron Diffraction Study of Significant sp3 and sp2 C–H Bond Shortening in a Fluorinated Pyridinium Saccharinate, N Lu, V Elakkat, JS Thrasher, X Wang, E Tessema, KL Chan, RJ Wei, T. Trabelsi, J.S.  Francisco, Journal of the American Chemical Society 143 (14), 5550-5557, 2021. 科技部代表性期刊(SCI, Impact Factor =15.42); https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.1c02570

  1.  Periyanagounder D., Wei T.-C., Li T.-Y., Lin C.-H., Gonçalves T.P., Fu H.-C., Tsai D.-S., Ke J.-J., Kuo H.-W., Huang K.-W., Lu* N., Fang* X., He* J.-H., “ Fast-Response, Highly Air-Stable, and Water-Resistant Organic Photodetectors Based on a Single-Crystal Pt Complex”, Advanced Materials, 32(2), No. 1904634; Jan 2020; 優質頂級期刊. SCI, Impact Factor =30.85;



  1. Barker N.M., Li Y.-X., Lee M.M., Shen C.-R., Krause J.A., Sun* S.-S., Lu* N., Connick* W.B (deceased)., McMillin* D.R.; “ Synthesis, luminescence, and structure of a polymorphic polyfluorinated diiodoplati-num(ii) diimine complex” Inorganic Chemistry, 58(16), 10716-24; Aug. 2019;  (SCI, Impact Factor =5.165; CiteScore 7.9; Rank: 6/69=8%, inorg. chem;). 科技部代表性期刊.
  2. Liu* L.-K., Wu T.-D., Wen Y.-S., Lin S.-C., Lin G.-W., Lin Y.-C., Yang N., Lu* N. Novel (2,2-Bipyridine)PtBr 2 Packing Polymorphic Form Produced in Chloroform-Ionic Liquid Dispersion

Crystal Growth and Design; 19(2), 573-82. 2019; (SCI, Impact Factor =4.076; CiteScore 7.0; Rank: 37/403=10%, condensed matter;). 優質期刊

  1. Elakkat V., Chang C.-C., Chen J.-Y., Fang Y.-C., Shen* C.-R., Liu L.-K., Lu* N. The first two examples of halogen bonding with a sigma hole-donating fluorine in the Csp3-FOsp3 interaction from polyfluorinat-ed: trans -dihalo-palladium(ii) di-substituted pyridine complexes” Chemical Communications, 55(95), 14259-62. Dec. 2019; (SCI, Impact Factor =6.222 ; CiteScore 9.8; Rank: 6/152=4%, metal &alloy; ) 科技部代表性期刊

  1. Kuo-Ting Wang, Norman Lu*, Chun-Wei Chu, Tsung-Yao Feng, Chih-Chieh Kung, Wen-Han Tu, Yun-Peng Yeh, Joseph Francisco, Robust sensitizer-assisted platinized titanium dioxide in photocatalytic removal of 4-chlorophenol in water: Light tunable sensitizer, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 2018, 358, 100110. IF=4.291, ▲:


Other publications:

1.    Norman Lu,*, Mani Alagesana, Chi-Liang Hoa, Rong-Jyun Weia, Chih-Chieh Kunga, Jung-Shan Changb, Yuh-Sheng Wenc, Ling-Kang Liua,c,* (2016, Nov). 4-((2,2,2-Trifluoroethoxy)methyl)pyridinium halides . Cryst Acta section C, in press. (Accepted).

DOI: 10.1107/S2053229616018428. MOST 104-2113-M-027-002-MY3.

2.          Norman Lu,* Wei-Cheng Chung, Hsing-Fang Chiang, Yung-Cheng Fang, and Ling-Kang Liua, (2016, Nov). Recoverable Platinum Bis(fluoroponytailed) Bipyridine Complex as Catalyst for Hydrosilylation of Alkynes Under Thermomorphic Condition. Tetrahedron, 72 (2016) 8508-8515.

3.      Norman Lu,* Wei-Hsuan Chang, Rong-Jyun Wei, Yung-Cheng Fang, Tu-Wen Han, Guo-Quan Wang, Jia-Yaw Chang, Yuh-Sheng Wen, and Ling-Kang Liu (2016, Jun). Pyridinium Saccharinate Salts as Efficient Recyclable Acylation Catalyst: A New Bridge Between Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Catalysis. Tetrahedron, 2016, 72, 3468-3476.. MOST 104-2113-M-027-002-MY3. on-line release now. Hard copy is released in June 2016..

4.      Norman Lu*, Wei-Cheng Chung, Rebecca M. Ley, Kwan-Yu Lin, Joseph S. Francisco, and Ei-ichi Negishi (2016, Jan). Molecularly Tuning the Radicaloid N-H…O=C Hydrogen Bond. J. Phys. Chem. A, in press. (Accepted). MOST 104-2113-M-027-003-MY3.

5.      Qinglong Jiang, 3 1,a) Yun-Peng Yeh,2,a) Norman Lu*,2,3,b) HungWei Kuo,3 Michael Lesslie, 4 1 and Tao Xu1,b) (2016, Jan). The influence of fluoroalkyl chains in redox electrolytes for energy conversion. JOURNAL OF RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, J. Renewable Sustainable Energy 8, 013701 (2016). (Accepted). MOST 104-2113-M-027-002-MY3.

6.      Norman Lu,* Wei-Cheng Chung, Hsing-Fang Chiang, Yung-Cheng Fang, and Ling-Kang Liua, (2016). Dye Sensitized TiO2-Catalyzed Photodegradation of Sulfamethoxazole under Blue or Yellow Light . Environmental Science and Pollution Research, on-line release. (Accepted). (SCI). MOST 103-2811-M-027-003.

7.      Norman Lu,* Kwan-Yu Lin, Chieh-Keng Li,Chih-Chieh Kung, Yun-Peng Yeh, Yao-Yi Cheng and Ling-Kang Liu (2015, Jan). Recyclable Palladium Catalysts for the Heck/Sonogashira Reaction under Microwave-assisted Thermomorphic Conditions . JOURNAL OF THE CHINESE CHEMICAL SOCIETY , 62, 64-72. . MOST 104-2811-M-027-002.

8.      Norman Lu,a,b,* Kwan-Yu Lin,a Chieh-Keng Li,a Chih-Chieh Kung,b Yun-Peng Yeh,a Yao-Yi Chenga and Ling-Kang Liuc (2014, Sep). Recyclable Palladium Catalysts for the Heck/Sonogashira Reaction under Microwave-assisted Thermomorphic Conditions. JOURNAL OF THE CHINESE CHEMICAL SOCIETY. (SCI, CHEMISTRY). MOST 101-2113-M-027-004-MY3.. on-line early view.

9.      Norman Lu*, Kwan-Yu Lin, Chih-Chieh Kung, Jyun-Wei Jhuo, Ying-Jie Zhou and Luyi Sun, (2014, May). Intercalated Polyfluorinated Pd Complexes in α- Zirconium Phosphate for Sonogashira Reactions. RSC Advances, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 27329–27336. (SCI, CHEMISTRY). NSC 101-2113-M-027-004-MY3. .

10.  Norman Lu ,*,a,b Lauren M. Hight,b David R. McMillin,*,b Jyun-Wei Jhuo,a Wei-Cheng Chung,a Kwan-Yu Lin,a Yuh-Sheng Wenc and Ling-Kang Liu*(劉陵崗)* (2014, Jan). Structure and Emission Studies of Dimorphic Crystals of [PtBr2(5,5′-bis(CF3CH2OCH2)-2,2′-bpy)](1). DALTON TRANSACTIONS. (SCI, CHEMISTRY).

11.  Norman Lu,*,†, ‡ Rebecca. M. Ley, Charles E. Cotton,† Joseph S. Francisco*,†,§ and Ei-ichi Negishi*,† “Molecular Tuning of the C-H…F-C Hydrogen Bond” Journal of Physical Chemistry A (revised 2012 )

12.  Chun-Chia Cheng1,2¶Norman Lu, (first author; equally contributed) Cheng-Liang Peng2, Chun-Chao Chang4, Ford-Di Mai1,5,6, Jeng-Yih Wu7, Mei-Hsiu Liao2, Wen-Ming Wang7,8, Jungshan Chang1,6,9,10*, “Targeting to glucose regulated protein 78 overexpresses from gastric cancer discovered by 2D-DIGE improves the diagnostic and therapeutic efficacy of micelles-mediated system” Proteomics 2012.

13.  Norman Lu,a,* Yu-Meng Ou,a,b Tsung-Yao Feng,a,b Wei-Jen Cheng,a,b Wen-Han Tu,a Han-Chang Su,a Xiao Wang,b Liu Liu,b Matthew D. Hennek,b Todd S. Sayler,b and Joseph S. Thrasher,b,c* “Synthesis and characterization of Polyfluorinated 2,2’-bipyridines and Their Palladium and Platinum Complexes, [MX2(bis(RfCH2OCH2)-2,2’-bpy)] (X=Cl, Br)” Journal of Fluorine Chemistry 137 (2012) 54–63

14.  Jen-Chieh Hsu, Chih-Ching Huang, Keng-Liang Ou, Norman Lu, Fu-Der Mai, Jem-Kun Chen and Jia-Yaw Chang,* “Silica nanohybrids integrated with CuInS2/ZnS quantum dots and magnetite nanocrystals: multifunctional agents for dual-modality imaging and drug delivery” J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 19257-19266.

15.  . Chieh-Keng Li, Ajay Ghalwadkar, Norman Lu*, “Cationic Palladium Complex-catalyzed Heck  Reaction Under Thermomorphic Mode” J. Organomet. Chem.2011, 696 (2011) 3637-3642.

16.  Tzu Ting Changa, Shivaji V. MoreaNorman Lub,*, Jyun-Wei Jhuob, Yi-Chuan Chenb, Shu-Chuan Jaoc, Wen-Shan Lia,*, “Polyfluorinated bipyridine cisplatins manipulate cytotoxicity through the induction of S-G2/M arrest and partial intercalation mechanism”, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry    19 (2011) 4887–4894.

17.  Norman Lu,* Wei-Hsuan Chang, Wen-Han Tu, and Chieh-Keng Li, A Salt Made of 4-N,N-Dimethylaminopyridine (DMAP) and Saccharin as an Efficient Recyclable Acylation Catalyst:  New Bridge Between Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Catalysis; ChemComm 2011, 47 (25), 7227- 7229,  (NSC 98-2113-M-027-002-MY3)

18.  Norman Lu*, Wen-Han Tu, Hsuan-Wei Chang, Zong-Wei Wu and Han-Chang Su, 5,5'-Bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxymethyl)-2,2'-bipyridine, Acta Crystallographica Section E, E67, o355–o356 2011. (NSC 98-2113-M-027-002-MY3).

19.  Norman Lu,* Jia-Sheng Shing, Wen-Han Tu Ying-Chan Hsu and Jiann T. Lin,* Amphiphilic        Heteroleptical Ru-based Complexes for Dye-sensitized Solar Cell: The First Fluorous Bis-ponytailed Amphiphilic Ru Complexes” Inorganic Chem 2011, 50(10), 4289-4294. (NSC 98-2113-M-027-002-MY3)

20.  Norman Lu,a,* Wen-Han Tu,a Jia-Sheng Shing,a Yuh-Sheng Wenb and Ling-Kang Liub “New Type of Saccharinate Crystals: A Possible Supramolecular Synthon", Journal of Molecular Structure 980 (2010) 101-107. (NSC 98-2113-M-027-002-MY3).

21.  Norman Lu,a,* Wen-Han Tua Zong-Wei Wua Yuh-Sheng Wenb and Ling-Kang Liu, 4,4′-Bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxymethyl)-2,2′-bipyridine”, Acta Crystallographica Section C 2010, 66, o289-o291. (NSC 98-2113-M-027-002-MY3)

22.  Norman Lu,* His Chun Hou, Chien-Ting Lin, Chien-Keng Li, and Ling-Kang Liu “Synthesis, Structure and Spectroelectrochemical Property of Novel Metal (M= Pt, Pd) dichloride-2,2′-bipyridine with 4,4′-Bis(fluorous-ponytail)”, 2010, 29(3), Polyhedron 2010, 29,1123-1129. (NSC 98-2113-M-027-002-MY3)

23.  Yao-Yi Cheng*, Ynh-Yue Yen, Peng-Hsiang Kao, Norman Lu and Hsin-TaWang, “Preparation and Properties of Chloroprene Rubber (CR)/Clay Nanocomposites” Polymer &Polymer Composites 2010, 18(1), 17-21.

24.   Norman Lu,* Wen-Han Tu, Yuh-Sheng Wen, Ling-Kang Liu, Chun-Yi Chou, Jyh-Chiang Jiang, “The Intramolecular C-H···F-C Hydrogen Bond: Crystal Structure of [4,4′-bis(HCF2CF2CF2CF2CH2OCH2)-2,2′-bpy]MCl2 Where M= Pt, Pd, CrystEngComm, 2010, 12, 538 - 542 (NSC 96-2113-M-027-004-MY2).

25.  Y. Akiyama, S. Fujita, X. Meng, Y.-C. Chen, N. Lu,b,* F. Zhaoc and M. Arai a,*,    “Carbon Dioxide Pressure Tunable Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Media for Heck and Sonogashira Coupling Reactions Using Fluorinated Palladium Complex Catalysts”  J. Supercrit. Fluids. 2009, 51(2), 209-216 (NSC 96-2113-M-027-004-MY2),

26.  Norman Lu,a,* Yi-Chuan Chen,a Wei-Shung Chen, Ter-Lin Chen, Sy-Juen Wu “Copper-free Sonogashira Reaction under Thermomorphic Mode”, 2009,  J. Organomet. Chem.694 (2), 278-284 (NSC 96-2113-M-027-004-MY2)

27.  Norman Lu,Tsung-Chi Chen and Ching-Lung Lin, “New Fluorous Bipyridine Ligands for Cu-catalyzed Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate under Thermomorphic Mode” J. of Applied Polymer Science, 2008; (NSC 96-2113-M-027-004-MY2

28.  Norman Lu,*, Shih-Chieh Chen, Tsung-Chi Chen and Ling-Kang Liu, “Pd-catalyzed Heck Reaction under Thermomorphic Mode” Tetrahedron Letters 2008, 49, 371-375; (NSC 96-2113-M-027-004-MY2)

29.  Norman Lu,* Yan-Chou Lin, “Efficient, Recoverable, Copper-catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols under FBS and Thermomorphic Mode” Tetrahedron Lett 2007, 48, 8823-8828; (NSC 95-2113-M-027-002) (96-2113-M-027-004-MY2)

30.  Norman Lu,* Yan-Chou Lin, "High Fluorine Content Bis(fluoro-ponytailed) Bipyridine Palladium Complexes as Catalyst for Mizoroki-Heck Reactions under Fluorous Biphasic Catalysis Conditions" JCCS 2007 (NSC 95-2113-M-027-002)

31.  Norman Lu,* Jeng-Yung Chen, Chi-Wen Fan, Yan-Chou Lin, Yuh-Sheng Wen,  and Ling-Kang Liu; “Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of Novel Palladiumdichloride-2,2′-bipyridine with 4,4’-Bis(fluorous-ponytail)”  Polyhedron  2007, 26, 3045-3053 (online release Mar 5, 2007); (NSC 93-2113-M-027-005)

32.  Norman Lu,* Yu-Mei Ho, Chi-Wen Fan, Fu-Ming Wang and Jyh-Tsung Lee,*  “A Simple Method for Synthesizing Polymeric Lithium Salts Exhibiting  Relatively High Cationic Transference Number for Solid Polymer Electrolytes” Solid State Ionics 2007, 178, 347-353; (NSC 93-2113-M-027-005) & (NSC 94-2113-M-027-003)

33.  Norman Lu,* Yan-Chou Lin,  Jeng-Yung Chen, Chi-Wen Fan, and Ling-Kang Liu;“ New Bis(fluoro-ponytailed) Bipyridine Ligands for Pd-catalyzed Heck Reactions under Fluorous Biphasic Catalysis Condition” Tetrahedron 2007, 63, 2019-2023.   (NSC 94-2113-M-027-003.

34.  Norman Lu,* Yan-Chou Lin,  Jeng-Yung Chen, Chi-Wen Fan, Yuh-Sheng Wen, and Ling-Kang Liu* “(2,2’-bipyridine)palladium­dichloride Derivatives as Recyclable Catalysts in     Heck  Reactions” JCCS  2006, 53, 1517-1521. NSC 94-2113-M-027-003

35.  Norman Lu, * H. P. Sampath Kumar, James L. Fye,  Jian Sun Blanks, Joseph S. Thrasher, * Helge Willner, and Heinz Oberhammer” The Initial Synthesis of the Long Sought After Compound  Pentafluoronitrosulfane, SF5NO2” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 938rated as very important paper. NSC 94-2113-M-027-003

36.  Norman Lu,* Joseph S. Thrasher, Stefan von Ahsen, Helge Willner,* Drahomir Hnyk, and Heinz Oberhammer*“Pentafluoronitrosulfane, SF5NO2” Inorganic Chem. 2006, 45, 1783. 


  1.  Novel fluorous bipyridine ligands and their application in the aerobic oxidation of alcohols under both Thermomorphic mode and Fluorous biphasic system. Taiwan (ROC) patent, Patent No.: 097112716.
  2.  Transition metal complexes, manufacturing method thereof, photovoltaic cells and manufacturing method thereof Taiwan (ROC) patent, Patent No.: 99104765.

          Awards & honors:

Conference paper

  1. Seminar Speaker Invitation at Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica: “Synthesis, structure, catalysis and properties of fluorinated ligands and their metal complexes (Pt, Pd, Ru, Zn etc): From reusable Pt-catalyzed hydrosilylations to improper H-bonding.”  (Dec. 2nd, 2021)
  2. Seminar Speaker Invitation at National Dong Hwa University, (March 16, 2020). “From recoverable Pt-catalyzed hydrosilylations to energy-related applications”
  3. ACC 2019 (Dec. 9-12) invited speaker (VIP) TICC, Taipei, title: “New fluorinated materials and their applications for photodetector and sensor.”
  4. Colloquium Speaker at Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati (USA), Colloquium, "New Fluorinated Materials and Their Applications for Photodetector, Dye-sensitized Solar Cell, and Sensor"  (2019)
  5. Synthesis, structure, reactivity and properties of fluorinated ligands and their metal   complexes (Pt, Pd, Ru etc): From reusable Pt-catalyzed hydrosilylations to energy-related and sensory applications(Chem Dept, NTU; Sept 27, 2019).


  1. Invited Departmental speaker at Depart of Chemistry, UMASS Boston, “Syntheses, Structures and Reactivities of Poly-fluorinated 2,2’-bpy Ligands and their Metal Complexes (M=Pt, Pd, Cu & Ru): From Green Chemistry to Renewable Energy Research (e.g. Solar Cell)”  Sept. 7th, 2012.
  2. Invited Departmental speaker at Depart of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Clemson University (USA), “Synthesis of polyfluorinated bipyridines and their cisplatin analogues, and their cytotoxicity studies and other possible bio-related uses”  Aug. 24th, 2012.
  3. Invited Departmental speaker at Depart of Chemistry, Texas State University- San Marcos (USA),  “From Green Chemistry to Dye-sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC) Research” Feb. 13th, 2012.
  4. Invited Departmental speaker at Depart of Chemistry, Clemson University (USA), “From green chemistry to dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC)”, Dec 8th, 2011. 
  5. Invited speaker at College of Engineering, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) (USA), “From Green Technology to the application in Dye-sensitized Solar cell (DSSC) ", (on Dec. 6th).http://new.ipfw.edu/news/detail.html?id=6da3420e-22de-4e08-bee8-40c971e718f7
  6. Invited Departmental speaker at Depart of Chemistry, Purdue University (USA), “Synthesis, Structure and Mass Studies of a Series of Bis(fluorous-ponytail)-2,2-bpy, Their Metal Complexes (M = Pt, Pd, Cu, Ru); from catalysis to dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), Sept 13th, 2011. (web link below)
  7. Invited speaker at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (CHINA), “Synthesis, Structure and Mass Studies of a Series of Bis(fluorous-ponytail)-2,2′-bpy, Their Metal Complexes (M = Pt, Pd, Cu)”, July 30th, 2011.
  8. Invited Departmental speaker at The University of Alabama (USA), “Synthesis, Structure and Mass Studies of a Series of Bis(fluorous-ponytail)-2,2′-bpy, and Blue-shifting H-bonding and Reactivities of Their Metal Complexes (M = Pt, Pd, Cu), Aug. 2011.


Grants (the recent 3 years) (Note: 1USD=30 NTD)

1.          MOST 105-2119-M-027-007 (NTD$ 2,221,000) 2016/08/01~2017/07/31

2.          MOST 104-2113-M-027-004 (NTD $2,000,000) 2015/08/01~2016/10/31

3.          MOST 101-2113-M-027-004-MY3 (NTD$ 5,100,000) 2012/08/01~2015/10/31