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Department of Chemistry


CHOU, Pi-Tai

CHOU, Pi-Tai
Room 208, Shih-Liang Hall Room
Fax: +886-2-2369-5208
Research Interest

  • Molecular Spectroscopy and Ultrafast Chemical Phenomena

  • Molecular Design, Synthesis and Applications

  • Semiconductor and Metal Nanomaterials in Optoelectronics

  • Solar Energy and OLEDs Relevant Research

Career and Service Experiences

  • Ph.D., Physical and Biophysical Chemistry, The Florida State University. 1984.

  • DOE Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley. 1985-1987.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia. 1987-1994.

  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Chung-Cheng University. 1994-2000.

  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University. 2001-present.

  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, J. Phys. Chem. and ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2010-2014.

  • Director, Center for Emerging Materials and Advanced Devices. 2011-present.

  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, J. Phys. Chem. A,B,C, Letters, 2014-2017.

  • Associate Editor, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (Impact Factor 10.4), 2014-present.

  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, Chem. Eur. J., 2020-present.

Honors and Awards

  • NSC Excellent Research Award, 1997-1998, 1999-2000, 2001-2002.

  • National Taiwan University Chair Professor, 2001.

  • Scholar Award in Science, Ministry of Education, 2003.

  • "Ho Chin Tui" Outstanding Honorary Research Award, 2006.

  • Distinguished NSC Professor, 2007.

  • National Lecturer Prize, 2008-2011.

  • NSC Award for Outstanding Research Principal Investigator, 2009.

  • Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, 2009.

  • National Taiwan University Chair Professor, 2011.

  • Yu-Ziang Hsu Scientific Chair Professor, 2012.

  • The Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association (APA) Award, 2012.

  • Academic Award, Chinese Chemical Society, 2013.

  • National Taiwan University Chair Professor, 2014.

  • The World Academy of Sciences Prize (TWAS) in Chemistry, 2015.

  • Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Author Profile, 2015.

  • National Taiwan University Chair Professor, 2017.

  • National Taiwan University Chair Professor, 2020.

  • National Live-Long Lecturer Prize, 2022-2024.

Research Content
Selected Publications


  1. “High-Performance Near-infrared OLEDs Maximized at 925 nm and 1022 nm through Interfacial Energy Transfer” Chieh-Ming Hung, Sheng-Fu Wang, Wei-Chih Chao, Jian-Liang Li, Bo-Han Chen, Chih-Hsuan Lu, Kai-Yen Tu, Shang-Da Yang, Wen-Yi Hung, Yun Chi*, Pi-Tai Chou* Nat. Commun. 2024, accepted (NCOMMS-23-59325D).

  2. “Light Induced Proton Coupled Charge Transfer Triggers Counterion Directional Translocation” Kai-Hsin Chang, Yu-Hsuan Yang, Kuan-Hsuan Su, Yi Chen, Ta-Chun Lin, Jian-Liang Li, Zong-Ying Liu, Jing-Han Shi, Tzu-Fang Wang, Yi-Tyng Chang, Alexander P. Demchenko, Hsiao-Ching Yang, and Pi-Tai Chou* Angew.Chem. Int. Ed, 2024, e202403317.

  3. “Singlet Fission in a New Series of Systematically Designed Through-space Coupled Tetracene Oligomers” Maciej Majdecki, Chao-Hsien Hsu, Chih-Hsing Wang, Emily Hsue-Chi Shi, Magdalena Zakrocka, Yu-Chen Wei, Bo-Han Chen, Chih-Hsuan Lu, Shang-Da Yang, Pi-Tai Chou*, Przemysław Gaweł* Angew.Chem. Int. Ed, 2024, e202401103.

  4. “Hydrogen-Bonded Thiol Undergoes Unconventional Excited-State Intramolecular Proton Transfer Reactions” Jian-Kai Wang, Chih-Hsing Wang, Chi-Chi Wu, Kai-Hsin Chang, Chun-Hsiang Wang, Yi-Hung Liu, Chao-Tsen Chen,* Pi-Tai Chou*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2024, 146, 5, 3125–3135.

  5. “Effects of Deuterium Isotopes on Pt(II) Complexes and Their Impact on Organic NIR Emitters” Sheng-Fu Wang, Dong-Ying Zhou, Kai-Hua Kuo, Chih-Hsing Wang, Chieh-Ming Hung, Jie Yan, Liang-Sheng Liao,* Wen-Yi Hung,* Yun Chi,* Pi-Tai Chou* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed2024, e202317571.

  6. “Entropy-driven charge-transfer complexation yields thermally activated delayed fluorescence and highly efficient OLEDs” Chun-Yen Lin, Chao-Hsien Hsu, Chieh-Ming Hung, Chi-Chi Wu, Yi-Hung Liu, Emily Hsue-Chi Shi, Tse-Hung Lin, Yuan-Cheng Hu, Wen-Yi Hung, Ken-Tsung Wong*, Pi-Tai Chou* Nature Chemistry202416, 98–106.

  7. “Advances in Organic Materials for Chiral Luminescence-based OLEDs” Xiugang Wu,* Xiuqin Yan, Yi Chen, Weiguo Zhu, Pi-Tai Chou* Trends in Chemistry2024,


  1. “Synthesis, structural analysis, and properties of highly twisted alkenes 13,13’-bis(dibenzo[a,i]fluorenylidene) and its derivatives” Hao-Wen Kang, Yu-Chiao Liu, Wei-Kai Shao, Yu-Chen Wei, Chi-Tien Hsieh, Bo-Han Chen, Chih-Hsuan Lu, Shang-Da Yang, Mu-Jeng Cheng, Pi-Tai Chou*, Ming-Hsi Chiang*, Yao-Ting Wu* Nature Commun202314, 5248.

  2. “Photoinduced aryl transfer from imidazolyl-quinoline p-conjugated systems” Tai-Che Chou, Diana Temerova, Chi-Chi Wu, Tseng-Ming Cheng, Igor O. Koshevoy,* Pi-Tai Chou* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023,145, 32, 18104–18114.

  3. “Rational Design of Asymmetric Polymethines to Attain NIR (II) Bio-Imaging at > 1100 nm" Hsiu-Min Pan, Chi-Chi Wu, Chun-Yi Lin, Chao-Shian Hsu, Yi-Chen Tsai, Partha Chowdhury, Chih-Hsing Wang, Kai-Hsin Chang, Chieh-Hsuan Yabng, Ming-Ho Liu, Yan-Chang, Chen, Shih-Po Su, Yi-Jang Lee, Huihua Kenny Chang, Yang-Hsiang Chang*, Pi-Tai Chou* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 1, 516–526.

  4. “Self-Assembled Monolayers of Bi-Functionalized Porphyrins: A Novel Class of Hole-Layer-Coordinating Perovskites and Indium Tin Oxide in Inverted Solar Cells” Chieh-Ming Hung, Chi-Lun Mai, Chi-Chi Wu, Bo-Han Chen, Chih-Hsuan Lu, Che-Chun Chu, Meng-Chuan Wang, Shang-Da Yang, Hsieh-Chih Chen,* Chen-Yu Yeh,* and Pi-Tai Chou* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, e202309831.

  5. “Fast and Tunable Phosphorescence from Organic Ionic Crystals” Iida Partanen, Omar Al-Saedy, Toni Eskelinen, Antti J Karttunen, Jarkko J Saarinen, Ondrej Mrózek, Andreas Steffen, Andrey Belyaev, Pi-Tai Chou,* Igor O Koshevoy* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed2023, e202305108.

  6. “Excited-State THz Vibrations in Aggregates of Pt(II) Complexes Contribute to the Enhancement of Near-Infrared Emission Efficiencies” Yu-Chen Wei, Bo-Han Chen, Ren-Siang Ye, Hsing-Wei Huang, Jia-Xuan Su, Chao-Yang Lin, Justin Hodgkiss, Lian-Yan Hsu, Yun Chi*, Kai Chen*, Chih-Hsuan Lu, Shang-Da Yang*, Pi-Tai Chou* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2023, 62 (16), e202300815.

  7. "Efficient Near-Infrared Luminescence of Self-Assembled Platinum (II) Complexes: From Fundamentals to Applications" Yu-Chen Wei, Kai-Hua Juo, Yun, Chi*, Pi-Tai Chou* Acc. Chem. Res. 2023, 56 (6), 689-699.

  8. "Long-range Hydrogen-bond Relay Catalyses the Excited-state Proton Transfer Reaction" Kai-Hsin Chang, Yu-Chiang Peng, Kuan-Hsuan Su, Yi-Hsien Lin, Jiun-Chi Liu, Ying-Hsuan Liu, Chao-Hsien Hsu, Hsiao-Ching Yang, Pi-Tai Chou” Chem. Sci.2023, 14, 7237-7247.


  1. “Polyatomic molecules with emission quantum yields >20% enable efficient organic light-emitting diodes in NIR(II) window” Sheng-Fu Wang, Bo-Kang Su, Xue-Qi Wang, Yu-Chen Wei, Kai-Hua Kuo, Chih-Hsing Wang, Shih-Hung Liu, Liang-Sheng Liao*, Wen-Yi Hung*, Li-Wen Fu, Wei-Tsung Chuang, Minchao Qin, Xinhui Lu, Caifa You, Yun Chi*, Pi-Tai Chou* Nature Photonics 202216, 843-850.

  2. “A New Approach Exploiting Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Molecules to Optimize Solar Thermal Energy Storage” Fan-Yi Meng, I-Han Chen, Jiun-Yi Shen, Kai-Hsin Chang, Tai-Che Chou, Yi-An Chen, Yi-Ting Chen, Chi-Lin Chen, and Pi-Tai Chou,* Nature Commun.202213, 797.

  3. “Comprehensive Thione-Derived Perylene Diimides and Their Bio-Conjugation for Simultaneous Imaging, Tracking, and Targeted Photodynamic Therapy” Yao-Lin Lee, Yi-Te Chou, Bo-Kang Su, Chi-chi Wu, Chih-Hsing Wang, Kai-Hsin Chang, Ja-an Annie Ho*, and Pi-Tai Chou* J. Am. Chem. Soc2022, 144, 37, 17249–17260.

  4. “Recognizing the Importance of Fast Nonisothermal Crystallization for High-Performance Two-Dimensional Dion−Jacobson Perovskite Solar Cells with High Fill Factors: A Comprehensive Mechanistic Study” Yi-Chun Liu, Jin-Tai Lin, Yao-Lin Lee, Chieh-Ming Hung, Tai-Che Chou, Wei-Chih Chao, Zhi-Xuan Huang, Tzu-Hsuan Chiang, Ching-Wen Chiu, Wei-Tsung Chuang,* and Pi-Tai Chou* J. Am. Chem. Soc2022, 144, 32, 14897–14906.

  5. “Energy Counterbalance to Harness Photoinduced Structural Planarization of Dibenzo[b,f]azepines toward Thermal Reversibility” Yi Chen, Sheng-Ming Tseng, Kai-Hsin Chang and Pi-Tai Chou,* J. Am. Chem. Soc.2022144 (4), 1748–1757.

  6. “Modulation of Perovskite Grain Boundaries by Electron Donor–Acceptor Zwitterions R,R-Diphenylamino-phenyl-pyridinium-(CH2)n-sulfonates: All-Round Improvement on the Solar Cell Performance” Chieh-Ming Hung, Jin-Tai Lin, Yu-Hsuan Yang, Yi-Chun Liu, Mong-Wen Gu, Tai-Che Chou, Sheng-Fu Wang, Zi-Qin Chen, Chi-Chi Wu, Li-Cyun Chen, Cheng-Chih Hsu, Chun-Hsien Chen, Ching-Wen Chiu, Hsieh-Chih Chen,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* J. Am. Chem. Soc.Au 20222 (5), 1189−1199.

  7. “Comment on “Metal-Free Triplet Phosphors with High Emission Efficiency and High Tunability” Yi Chen, Chih-Hsing Wang, Tai-Che Chou and Pi-Tai Chou,* Angew Chem. Int. Ed.202261 (12), e202109224.

  8. “Multiple Emission of Phosphonium Fluorophores Harnessed by the Pathways of Photoinduced Counterion Migration” Andrey Belyaev,* Bo-Kang Su, Yu-Hsuan Cheng, Zong-Ying Liu, Nasrullah Majeed Khan, Antti J. Karttunen,* Pi-Tai Chou,* and Igor O. Koshevoya,* Angew Chem. Int. Ed.202261 (19), e2021156.

  9. “Fabrication of Circularly Polarized MR-TADF Emitters with Asymmetrical Peripheral-lock Enhancing Helical B/N Doped Nanographenes” Xiugang Wu, Jing-Wei Huang, Bo-Kang Su, Sai Wang, Li Yuan, Wei-Qiong Zheng, Hu Zhang, You-Xuan Zheng*, Weiguo Zhu,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* Adv. Mater., 202234 (1), 2105080.

  10. “Reducing the Internal Reorganization Energy via Symmetry Controlled π-electron Delocalization” Chi-Chi Wu, Elise Y. Li,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* Chem. Sci. 202213, 7181-7189.

  11. “Blue Phosphorescence and Hyperluminescence Generated from Imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-2-ylidene-Based Iridium(III) Phosphors” Xilin Yang, Xiuwen Zhou,* Ye-Xin Zhang,* Deli Li, Chensen Li, Caifa You, Tai-Che Chou, Shi-Jian Su,* Pi-Tai Chou,* and Yun Chi* Adv. Sci. 20229, 2201150


  1. “The Role of Host–Guest Interactions in Organic Emitters employing MR-TADF” Xiugang Wu, Bo-Kang Su, Deng-Gao Chen, Denghui Liu, Chi-Chi Wu, Zhi-Xuan Huang, Ta-Chun Lin, Cheng-Ham Wu, Mengbing Zhu, Elise Y. Li, Wen-Yi Hung,* Weiguo Zhu,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* Nature Photonics, 202115 (10), 780–786.

  2. “Functionalizing Collagen with Vessel-Penetrating Two-Photon Phosphorescence Probes: A New In Vivo Strategy to Map Oxygen Concentration in Tumor Microenvironment and Tissue Ischemia” Cheng-Ham Wu, Kristina S. Kisel, Muthu Kumar Thangavel, Yi-Ting Chen, Kai-Hsin Chang,Ming-Rung Tsai, Chia-Yu Chu, Yu-Fang Shen, Pei-Chun Wu, Zhiming Zhang, Tzu-Ming Liu,* Janne Jänis, Elena V. Grachova, Julia R. Shakirova, Sergey P. Tunik,* Igor O. Koshevoy,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* Adv. Sci.2021, 2102788.

  3. “Chapter Open for the Excited-State Intramolecular Thiol Proton Transfer in the Room-Temperature Solution” Chun-Hsiang Wang, Zong-Ying Liu, Chun-Hao Huang, Chao-Tsen Chen,* Fan-Yi Meng, Yu-Chan Liao, Yi-Hung Liu, Chao-Che Chang, Elise Y. Li,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* J. Am. Chem. Soc.2021, 143 (32), 12715–12724.

  4. “Tuning the Circular Dichroism and Circular Polarized Luminescence Intensities of Chiral 2D Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskites through Halogenation of the Organic Ions” Jin-Tai Lin, Deng-Gao Chen, Lan-Sheng Yang, Tai-Chun Lin, Yi-Hung Liu, Yu-Chiang Chao,* Pi-Tai Chou,* and Ching-Wen Chiu,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.202160 (39), 21434–21440.

  5. “Counter Ion Migration Driven by Light-Induced Intramolecular Charge Transfer” Ta-Chun Lin, Zong-Ying Liu, Shih-Hung Liu, Igor O. Koshevoy,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* J. Am. Chem. Soc.Au 2021, 1 (3), 282–293.

  6. “A Universal Approach for Controllable Synthesis of n‐Specific Layer 2D Perovskite Nanoplates” Jin-Tai Lin, Deng-Gao Chen, Cheng-Ham Wu, Chia-Shuo Hsu, Chia-Ying Chien, Hao Ming Chen,* Pi-Tai Chou,* and Ching-Wen Chiu,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.202160 (14), 7866–7872.

  7. “Broadening the Horizon of the Bell–Evans–Polanyi Principle towards Optically Triggered Structure Planarization” Yi Chen, Kai-Hsin Chang, Fan-Yi Meng, Sheng-Ming Tseng, and Pi-Tai Chou,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.202160 (13), 7205–7212.


  1. “Overcoming the Energy Gap Law in Near-Infrared OLEDs by Exciton–Vibration Decoupling” Yu-Chen Wei, Sheng Fu Wang, Yun Hu, Liang-Sheng Liao,* Deng-Gao Chen, Kai-Hsin Chang, Chi-Wei Wang, Shih-Hung Liu, Wei-Hsiang Chan, Jia-Ling Liao, Wen-Yi Hung, Tsai-Hui Wang, Po-Ting Chen, Hsiu-Fu Hsu, Yun Chi,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* Nature Photonics2020, 14 (9), 570–577.

  2. “Exploiting Racemism Enhanced Organic Room Temperature Phosphorescence to Demonstrate Wallach’s Rule in the Lighting Chiral Chromophores” Xiugang Wu, Chun-Ying Huang, Deng-Gao Chen, Denghui Liu, Chichi Wu, Keh-Jiunh Chou, Bin Zhang, Yafei Wang, Yu Liu, Elise Y. Li, Weiguo Zhu,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* Nature Commun202011, 2145.

  3. “Highly Emissive Dinuclear Platinum(III) Complexes” Xiugang Wu, Deng-Gao Chen, Denghui Liu, Shih-Hung Liu, Shin-Wei Shen, Chih-I Wu, Guohua Xie, Jianwei Zhou, Zhi-Xuan Huang, Chun-Ying Huang, Shi-Jian Su, Weiguo Zhu,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020142 (16), 7469−7479.

  4. “Perylene Bisimide and Naphthyl-Based Molecular Dyads: Hydrogen Bonds Driving Co-planarization and Anomalous TemperatureResponse Fluorescence” Congdi Shang, Gang Wang, Ke Liu, Qingwei Jiang, Fengyi Liu, Pi-Tai Chou,* and Yu Fang,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202059 (22), 8597–8585.

  5. “Diversified Excited‐State Relaxation Pathways of Donor‐Linker‐Acceptor Dyads Controlled by the Bent‐to‐Planar Motion of Donor” Guangchen Sun, Yu-Chen Wei, Zhiyun Zhang,* Jia-An Lin, Zong-Ying Liu, Wei Chen, Jianhua Su, Pi-Tai Chou,* and He Tian,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 59 (42), 18611−18618.

  6. “[2,2](5,8)Picenophanedienes: Syntheses, Structural Analyses, Molecular Dynamics, and Reversible Intramolecular Structure Conversion” Min-Chih Tang, Yu-Chen Wei, Yen-Chen Chu, Cai-Xin Jiang, Zhi-Xuan Huang, Chi-Chi Wu, Tzu-Hsuan Chao, Pei-Hsun Hong, Mu-Jeng Cheng,* Pi-Tai Chou,* and Yao-Ting Wu,* J. Am. Chem. Soc.2020142 (48), 20351−20358.


  1. “Harnessing Dielectric Confinement on Tin Perovskites to Achieve Emission Quantum Yield up to 21%” Jin-Tai Lin, Chen-Cheng Liao, Chia-Shuo Hsu, Deng-Gao Chen, Hao Ming Chen,* Ming-Kang Tsai,* Pi-Tai Chou,* and Ching-Wen Chiu,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019141 (26), 10324−10330.

  2. “Sulfur-Based Intramolecular Hydrogen-Bond: Excited-State Hydrogen-Bond On/Off Switch with Dual Room-Temperature Phosphorescence” Zong-Ying Liu, Jiun-Wei Hu, Chun-Hao Huang, Teng-Hsing Huang, Kew-Yu Chen,* Elise Y. Li,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019141 (25), 9885−9894.

  3. “Designed Conformation and Fluorescence Properties of Self-Assembled Phenazine-Cored Platinum(II) Metallacycles” Zhixuan Zhou, Deng-Gao Chen, Manik Lal Saha, Heng Wang, Xiaopeng Li, Pi-Tai Chou,* and Peter J. Stang,*J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019141 (13), 5535–5543.

  4. “A Facile Molecular Machine: Optically Triggered Counterion Migration by Charge Transfer of Linear D-π-A Phosphonium Fluorophores” Andrey Belyaev, Yu-Hsuan Cheng, Zong-Ying Liu, Antti J. Karttunen,* Pi-Tai Chou,* and Igor O. Koshevoy,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201958 (38), 13456–13465.

  5. “Phenothiazines Scope: Steric Strain Induced Planarization and Excimer Formation” Deng-Gao Chen, Yi Chen, Cheng-Ham Wu, Yi-An Chen, Meng-Chi Chen, Jia-An Lin, Chun-Ying Huang, Jianhua Su, He Tian,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201958 (38), 13297–13301.

  6. “Indeno[1,2‐b]fluorene‐Based [2,2]Cyclophanes with 4n/4n and 4n/[4n+2] π Electrons: Syntheses, Structural Analyses, and Excitonic Coupling Properties” Chi-Shin Wang, Yu-Chen Wei, Kai-Hsin Chang, Pi-Tai Chou,* and Yao-Ting Wu,* Angew Chem. Int. Ed. 201958 (30), 10158−10162.


  1. “Probe Exciplex Structure of Highly Efficient Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Organic Light Emitting Diodes” Tzu-Chieh Lin, Monima Sarma, Yi-Ting Chen, Shih-Hung Liu, Ke-Ting Lin, Pin-Yi Chiang, Wei-Tsung Chuang, Yi-Chen Liu, Hsiu-Fu Hsu, Wen-Yi Hung,* Wei-Chieh Tang, Ken-Tsung Wong,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* Nature Commun20189, 3111, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05527-4.

  2. “Amino Proton Donors in Excited-State Intramolecular Proton-Transfer Reactions” Chi- Lin Chen, Yi-Ting Chen, Alexander P. Demchenko,* and Pi- Tai Chou,* Nature Reviews Chemistry 20182, 131–143.

  3. “5,14-Diaryldiindeno[2,1-f:1',2'-j]picene: A New Stable [7]Helicene with a Partial Biradical Character” Ya-Chu Hsieh, Cheng-Feng Wu, Yi-Ting Chen, Chia-Te Fang, Chi-Shin Wang, Chia-Hsin Li, Liang-Yu Chen, Mu-Jeng Cheng, Chu-Chen Chueh,* Pi-Tai Chou,* and Yao-Ting Wu,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018140 (43), 14357−14366.

  4. “Tuning the Conformation and Color of Conjugated Polyheterocyclic Skeletons by Installing ortho-Methyl Groups” Zhiyun Zhang, Chi-Lin Chen, Yi-An Chen, Yu-Chen Wei, Jianhua Su, He Tian,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201857 (31), 9880–9884.

  5. “The Cyclic Hydrogen-Bonded 6-Azaindole Trimer and its Prominent Excited-State Triple Proton Transfer Reaction” Ting-Hsun Tu, Yi-Ting Chen, Yi-An Chen, Yu-Chen Wei, You-Hua Chen, Chi-Lin Chen, Jiun-Yi Shen, Yi-Han Chen, Ssu-Yu Ho, Kum-Yi Cheng, Shern-Long Lee, Chun-hsien Chen*, and Pi-Tai Chou,* Angew. Chem. In. Ed. 201857 (18), 5020–5024.

  6. “Strongly Coupled Tin-Halide Perovskites to Modulate Light Emission: Tunable 550–640 nm Light Emission (FWHM 36–80 nm) with a Quantum Yield of up to 6.4%” Min-Yi Chen, Jin-Tai Lin, Chia-Shuo Hsu, Ching-Wen Chiu,* Hao Ming Chen,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* Adv. Mater. 201830 (20), 1706592.

  7. “Bis‐Tridentate Iridium (III) Phosphors with Very High Photostability and Fabrication of Blue‐Emitting OLEDs” Hsin‐Hung Kuo, Ze‐lin Zhu, Chun‐Sing Lee,* Yi‐Kuang Chen, Shih‐Hung Liu, Pi‐Tai Chou,* Alex K‐Y Jen,* and Yun Chi,* Adv. Sci.2018(9), 1800846.


  1. “Breaking the Kasha Rule for More Efficient Photochemistry” Alexander P. Demchenko, Vladimir I. Tomin, and Pi-Tai Chou,* Chem. Rev. 2017117 (21), 13353−13381.

  2. “Near-Infrared Organic Light-Emitting Diodes with Very High External Quantum Efficiency and Radiance” Kiet Tuong Ly, Ren-Wu Chen-Cheng, Hao-Wu Lin,* Yu-Jeng Shiau, Shih-Hung Liu, Pi-Tai Chou,* Cheng-Si Tsao, Yu-Ching Huang, and Yun Chi,* Nature Photonics 201711 (1), 63–68.

  3. “Snapshotting the Excited-State Planarization of Chemically-Locked N,N'-Disubstituted-dihydrodibenzo[a,c]phenazines” Wei Chen, Chi-Lin Chen, Zhiyun Zhang, Yi-An Chen, Wei-Chih Chao, Jianhua Su, He Tian,* and Pi-Tai Chou, * J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139 (4), 1636–1644.

  4. “The Excited-State Triple Proton Transfer Reaction of 2,6-Diazaindoles and 2,6-Diazatryptophan in Aqueous Solution” Kun-You Chung, Yi-Han Chen, Yi-Ting Chen, Yen-Hao Hsu, Jiun-Yi Shen, Chi-Lin Chen, Yi-An Chen, and Pi-Tai Chou,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017139 (18), 6396–6402.

  5. “Anomalously Long-Lasting Blue PhOLED Featuring Phenyl-Pyrimidine Cyclometalated Iridium Emitter” Monima Sarma, Wei-Lung Tsai, Wei-Kai Lee, Yun Chi, Chung-Chih Wu,* Shih-Hung Liu, Pi-Tai Chou,* and Ken-Tsung Wong,* Chem20173 (3), 461–476.


  1. “Excited-State Intramolecular Proton-Transfer Reaction Demonstrating Anti-Kasha Behavior” Huan-Wei Tseng, Jiun-Yi Shen, Ting-Yi Kuo, Ting-Syun Tu, Yi-An Chen, Alexander P. Demchenko,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* Chem. Sci. 20167 (1), 655–665.

  2. “Insight into the Mechanism and Outcoupling Enhancement of Excimer-Associated White Light Generation” Ying-Hsiao Chen, Kuo-Chun Tang, Yi-Ting Chen, Jiun-Yi Shen, Yu-Sin Wu, Shih-Hung Liu, Chun-Shu Lee, Chang-Hsuan Chen, Tzu-Yu Lai, Shih-Huang Tung, Ru-Jong Jeng,* Wen-Yi Hung,* Min Jiao, Chung-Chih Wu, and Pi-Tai Chou,* Chem. Sci. 20167 (6), 3556–3563.

  3. “Pyridyl Pyrrolide Boron Complexes: The Facile Generation ofThermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence and Preparation of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes”Yi-Jiun Shiu, Yung-Chen Cheng, Wei-Lung Tsai, Chung-Chih Wu,* Chun-Tien Chao, Chin-Wei Lu, Yun Chi,* Yi-Ting Chen, Shih-Hung Liu, and Pi-Tai Chou,* Angew Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55 (9), 3017–3021.

  4. “Bis-Tridentate Ir(III) Complexes with Nearly Unitary RGB Phosphorescence and Organic Light-Emitting Diodes with External Quantum Efficiency Exceeding 31%” Chu-Yun Kuei, Wei-Lung Tsai, Bihai Tong, Min Jiao, Wei-Kai Lee, Yun Chi,* Chung-Chih Wu,* Shih-Hung Liu, Gene-Hsiang Lee, and Pi-Tai Chou,* Adv. Mater. 201628 (14), 2795–2800.

  5. “A Versatile Theranostic Delivery Platform Integrating Magnetic Resonance Imaging/Computed Tomography, pH/cis-Diol Controlled Release, and Targeted Therapy” Yu-Jui Tseng, Shang-Wei Chou, Jing-Jong Shyue, Shih-Yao Lin, Jong-Kai Hsiao,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* ACS Nano 201610 (6), 5809–5822.

  6. “Chemical Design of Nanoprobes for T1-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging” Yung-Kang Peng, Shik Chi Edman Tsang,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* Mater. Today 201619, 336–348.


  1. “Optically Triggered Stepwise Double Proton Transfer in an Intramolecular Proton Relay: A Case Study of 1,8-Dihydroxy-2-naphthaldehyde” Chia-Yu Peng, Jiun-Yi Shen, Yi-Ting Chen, Pei-Jhen Wu, Wen-Yi Hung, Wei-Ping Hu,* and Pi-Tai Chou*, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2015, 137 (45), 14349–14357. See ACS Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2015, 137 (45), 14231–14231.

  2. “Halogen bond to Amplify Luminescence: A Case Study Using a Platinum Cyclometalated Complex” Vasily V. Sivchik, Anastasia I. Solomatina, Yi-Ting Chen, Antti J. Karttunen, Sergey P. Tunik, Pi-Tai Chou,* and Igor O. Koshevoy,*Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54 (47), 14057–14060.

  3. “Zethrene and Dibenzozethrene: Masked Biradical Molecules?” Ya-Chu Hsieh, Hau-Yu Fang, Yi-Ting Chen, Rong Yang, Chen-I Yang, Pi-Tai Chou*, Ming-Yu Kuo*, Yao-Ting Wu* Angew Chem. Int. Ed. 201554 (10), 3069–3073. “The Author Profile of Pi-Tai Chou” Pi-Tai Chou* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201554 (17), 4998.

  4. “Excited-State Conformational/Electronic Responses of Saddle-Shaped N,N’-Disubstituted-Dihydrodibenzo[a,c]phenazines: Wide-Tuning Emission from Red to Deep Blue and White Light Combination” Zhiyun Zhang, Yu-Sin Wu, Kuo-Chun Tang, Chi-Lin Chen, Jr-Wei Ho, Jianhua Su, He Tian,* Pi-Tai Chou* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015137 (26), 8509–8520.

  5. “A Silole Copolymer Containing a Ladder-Type Heptacylic Arene and Naphthobisoxadiazole Moieties for Highly Efficient Polymer Solar Cells” Zhiyun Zhang, Francis Lin, Hsieh-Chih Chen,* Hung-Chin Wu, Chin-Lung Chung, Chien Lu, Shih-Hung Liu, Shih-Huang Tung, Wen-Chang Chen, Ken-Tsung Wong,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* Energy & Environ. Sci.2015, 8 (2), 552–557.


  1. “Metal complexes with pyridyl azolates: Design, preparation and applications” Yun Chi,* Bihai Tong, and Pi-Tai Chou,* Coord. Chem. Rev. 2014281, 1–25.

  2. “Michael Kasha: From Photochemistry and Flowers to Spectroscopy and Music” Alexander P. Demchenko*, Józef Heldt, Jacek Waluk, Pi-Tai Chou, Pradeep K. Sengupta, Larissa Brizhik, and Juan Carlos del Valle, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201453 (52), 14316–14324.

  3. “Highly Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Panchromatic Ruthenium Sensitizers with Quinolinylbipyridine Anchors” Chun-Cheng Chou, Fa-Chun Hu, Hsiu-Hsuan Yeh, Hsin-Pei Wu, Yun Chi,* John N. Clifford,* Emilio Palomares, Shih-Hung Liu, Pi-Tai Chou,* and Gene-Hsiang Lee, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201453 (1), 178–183.

  4. “Locked ortho- and para- Core Chromophores of Green Fluorescent Protein; Dramatic Emission Enhancement via Structural Constraint” Yen-Hao Hsu, Yi-An Chen, Huan-Wei Tseng, Zhiyun Zhang, Jiun-Yi Shen, Wei-Ti Chuang, Tzu-Chieh Lin, Chun-Shu Lee, Wen-Yi Hung,* Bor-Cherng Hong, Shih-Hung Liu, and Pi-Tai Chou,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014136 (33), 11805–11812.


  1. “Probing Water Micro-solvation in Proteins by Water Catalyzed Proton Transfer Tautomerisom” Jiun-Yi Shen, Wei-Chih Chao, Chun Liu, Hsiao-An Pan, Hsiao-Ching Yang,* Chi-Lin Chen, Yi-Kang Lan, Li-Ju Lin, Jinn-Shyan Wang, Jyh-Feng Lu, Steven Chun-Wei Chou, Kuo-Chun Tang, and Pi-Tai Chou,* Nature Commun. 20134, 2611, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3611.

  2. “Excited-State Proton Coupled Charge Transfer Modulated by Molecular Structure and Media Polarization” Alexander P. Demchenko,* Kuo-Chun Tang, and Pi-Tai Chou,* Chem. Soc. Rev. 201342 (3),1379–1408.

  3. “A Facile Integration of Zero- (I−III−VI Quantum Dots) and One-(Single SnO2 Nanowire) Dimensional Nanomaterials: Fabrication of a Nanocomposite Photodetector with Ultrahigh Gain and Wide Spectral Response” Meng-Lin Lu, Chih-Wei Lai, Hsing-Ju Pan, Chung-Tse Chen, Pi-Tai Chou,* and Yang-Fang Chen,* Nano Lett. 201313 (5), 1920–1927.

  4. “Antiferromagnetic Iron Nanocolloids: A New Generation in Vivo T1 MRI Contrast Agent” Yung-Kang Peng, Chien-Liang Liu, Hsieh-Chih Chen, Shang-Wei Chou, Wei-Hsuan Tseng, Yu-Jui Tseng, Chia-Cheng Kang, Jong-Kai Hsiao,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013135 (49)18621–18628.

  5. “Harnessing the Open-Circuit Voltage via a New Series of Ru(II) Sensitizers Bearing (iso-)Quinolinyl Pyrazolate Ancillaries” Kuan-Lin Wu, Wan-Ping Ku, John N. Clifford,* Emilio Palomares, Shu-Te Ho, Yun Chi,* Shih-Hung Liu, Pi-Tai Chou,* Mohammad K. Nazeeruddin,* and Michael Grätzel, Energy & Environ. Sci.20136 (3), 859–870.


  1. “Modulation of Metallophilic Bonds: Solvent-Induced Isomerization and Luminescence Vapochromism of a Polymorphic Au–Cu Cluster” Igor O. Koshevoy,* Yuh-Chia Chang, Antti J. Karttunen, Matti Haukka, Tapani Pakkanen, and Pi-Tai Chou,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012134 (15), 6564−6567.

  2. “Dye Molecular Structure Device Open-Circuit Voltage Correlation in Ru(II) Sensitizers with Heteroleptic Tridentate Chelates for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” Kuan-Lin Wu, Cheng-Hsuan Li, Yun Chi,* John N. Clifford, Lydia Cabau, Emilio Palomares,* Yi-Ming Cheng, Hsiao-An Pan, and Pi-Tai Chou,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012134 (17), 7488−7496.

  3. “Harvesting Highly Electronically Excited Energy to Triplet Manifolds: State-Dependent Intersystem Crossing Rate in Os(II) and Ag(I) Complexes” Cheng-Chih Hsu, Chao-Chen Lin, Pi-Tai Chou,* Chin Hung Lai, Chien-Wei Hsu, Chen-Huey Lin, and Yun Chi,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012134 (18), 7715−7724.

  4. “Engineering of Osmium(II)-Based Light Absorbers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” Kuan-Lin Wu, Shu-Te Ho, Chun-Cheng Chou, Yuh-Chia Chang, Hsiao-An Pan, Yun Chi,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201251 (23), 5642−5646.


  1. “Insulin-Directed Synthesis of Fluorescent Gold Nanoclusters: Preservation of Insulin Bioactivity and Versatility in Cell-Imaging” Chien-Liang Liu, Hung-Tsung Wu, Yi-Hsuan Hsiao, Chih-Wei Lai, Chun-Wei Shih, Yung-Kang Peng, Kuo-Chun Tang, Hsing-Wei Chang , Yun-Chen Chien, Jong-Kai Hsiao, Juei-Tang Cheng,* and Pi-Tai Chou,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201150 (31), 7056–7060.

  2. “Ortho-Branched Ladder-Type Oligophenylenes with Two-Dimensionally π-Conjugated Electronic Properties” Hsin-Hau Huang, Ch. Prabhakar, Kuo-Chun Tang, Pi-Tai Chou,* Guan-Jhih Huang, and Jye-Shane Yang,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011133 (20), 8028–8039.

  3. “Ruthenium(II) Sensitizers with Heteroleptic Tridentate Chelates for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” Chun-Cheng Chou, Kuan-Lin Wu, Yun Chi,* Wei-Peng Hu, Shuchun Joyce Yu, Gene-Hsiang Lee, Chia-Li Lin, and Pi-Tai Chou,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201150 (9), 2054–2058.

  4. “Comprehensive Studies on an Overall Proton Transfer Cycle of the ortho-Green Fluorescent Protein Chromophore” Cheng-Chih Hsieh, Pi-Tai Chou*, Chun-Wei Shih, Wei-Ti Chuang, Min-Wen Chung, and Jungwha Lee, and Taiha Joo,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011133 (9), 2932–2943.

  5. “Ir(III) Complexes Bearing Dicyclometalated Phosphinite Tripod; Strategy to Achieve Bright Blue Phosphorescence Free from Fluorine Substituent and Fabrication of OLEDs” Chen-Huey Lin, Yao-Yuan Chang, Jui-Yi Hung, Chih-Yuan Lin, Yun Chi,* Min-Wen Chung, Chia-Li Lin, Pi-Tai Chou,* Gene-Hsiang Lee, Chih-Hao Chang,* and Wei-Chieh Lin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201150 (14), 3182–3186.

  6. “Systematic Investigation of the Metal-Structure − Photophysics Relationship of Emissive d10-Complexes of Group 11 Elements: The Prospect of Application in Organic Light Emitting Devices” Chien-Wei Hsu, Chao-Chen Lin, Min-Wen Chung, Yun Chi*, Gene-Hsiang Lee, Pi-Tai Chou,* Chih-Hao Chang,* and Pin-Yang Chen, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011133 (31), 12085−12099.

  7. “Tris(thiocyanate) Ruthenium(II) Sensitizers with Functionalized Dicarboxyterpyridine for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells” Shen-Han Yang, Kuan-Lin Wu, Yun Chi,* Yi-Ming Cheng, and Pi-Tai Chou,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201150 (36), 8270−8274.

  8. “A New and Facile Method To Prepare Uniform Hollow MnO/Functionalized mSiO2 Core/Shell Nanocomposites” Yung-Kang Peng, Chih-Wei Lai, Chien-Liang Liu, Hsieh-Chih Chen, Yi-Hsuan Hsiao, Wei-Liang Liu, Kuo-Chun Tang, Yun Chi, Jong-Kai Hsiao,* Kun-Eng Lim, Hung-En Liao, Jing-Jong Shyue, and Pi-Tai Chou,* ACS Nano 20115 (5), 4177–4187.

  9. “Fine-Tuning the Energetics of Excited State Intramolecular Proton Transfer (ESIPT): White Light Generation in A Single ESIPT System” Kuo-Chun Tang, Ming-Jen Chang, Tsung-Yi Lin, Hsiao-An Pan, Tzu-Chien Fang, Kew-Yu Chen,* Wen-Yi Hung,* Yu-Hsiang Hsu, and Pi-Tai Chou,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011133 (44), 17738–17745.

  10. “Probing Interaction between Prostacyclin Synthase and Prostaglandin H2 Analogues or Inhibitors via a Combination of Resonance Raman Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics Simulation Approaches” Wei-Chih Chao, Jyh-Feng Lu, Jinn-Shyan Wang, Hsiao-Ching Yang,* Hsiao-Hui Chen, Yi-Kang Lan, Ya-Chien Yu, Pi-Tai Chou,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011133 (46), 18870–18879.

  11. “Enhanced Performance and Air Stability of 3.2% Solar Cells: How the Functional Polymer and CdT Nanostructure Boost the Solar Cell Efficiency” Hsieh-Chih Chen, Chih-Wei Lai, I-Che Wu, Hsin-Ru Pan, I-Wen P. Chen, Yung-Kang Peng, Chien-Liang Liu, Chun-hsien Chen, and Pi-Tai Chou,* Adv. Mater.2011, 23 (45), 5451–5455



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