YU, Zhiwu

Professor of Chemistry

Tel. (0) 10-62792492

Fax. (0) 10-62771149

Email: yuzhw@tsinghua.edu.cn


Education and Training:

BSc: Tsinghua Univ., Dept. of Chem. and Chem Engineering (1984);         

MSc: Tsinghua Univ., Dept. of Chemistry (1987);

PhD: University of London, Kings College London(1995);

Postdoc: Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1996-1998)

Current Research Interests:

The main research interests of our group include: (1) Molecular Recognition and Molecular Interactions. Proposed the concept of Excess Spectroscopy and worked on the methodologies of two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy (2D-COS) and Benesi-Hildebrand method. Trying to expand the applicability of excess spectroscopy and to understand the nature of hydrogen/halogen-bonds and competitive/selective molecular interactions in multicomponent systems. (2) Thermodynamics of Biomolecules. A variety of techniques are employed to address questions concerning the stability of biomembranes, mechanisms of phase transitions of lipids, and unfolding/refolding of proteins under various conditions.

Selected Publications:

1.Identification and Properties of Ion-Pairs in the Aqueous Solutions of LiI and NaI by FTIR and Quantum Chemical Calculations, J. Mol. Liquids, 322: 114891 (2021). (Ashraf H, Cao BB, Kalhor P, and Yu ZW*)

2.Excess Spectroscopy and Its Applications in the Study of Solution Chemistry, Pure Appl. Chem. 92(10): 1611-1626 (2020) (Zhang YQ, Wu ZW, Wang YQ, He HY*, and Yu ZW*)

3.Local Acid Strength of Solutions and Its Quantitative Evaluation Using Excess Infrared Nitrile Probes, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 11: 1007−1012 (2020) (Xu J, Deng G, Wang YT, Guo HY, Kalhor P, and Yu ZW*)

4.Fabrication of Asymmetric Phosphatidylserine-Containing Lipid Vesicles, A Study on the Effects of Size, Temperature, and Lipid Composition, Langmuir, 36(42): 12684-12691(2020). (Guo HY, Sun HY, Deng G, Xu J, Wu FG, and Yu ZW*)

5.Enzyme-Mediated Tumor Starvation and Phototherapy Enhance Mild-Temperature Photothermal Therapy, Adv. Funct. Mater. 1909391 (2020) (Gao G, Jiang YW, Guo YX, Jia HR, Cheng XT, Deng Y, Yu XW, Zhu YX, Guo HY, Sun W, Liu XY, Zhao J, Yang SH, Yu ZW, Raya, FMS, Liang GL*, and Wu FG*)

6.Is the FTIR Free-OH Band of t-Butanol only from Free OHs? Case Studies on the Binary Systems of the Alcohol with CCl4 and CHCl3, J. Phys. Chem. A 124(30): 6177 6185 (2020) (Kalhor P, Li QZ, Zheng YZ, and Yu ZW*)

7.Influence of Hydration on the Structure and Interactions of (Choline Chloride + Ethylene Glycol) Deep-Eutectic Solvent: A Spectroscopic and Computational study, ChemPhysChem. 21(10): 995-1005 (2020). (Kalhor P, Zheng YZ, Ashraf, H, Cao BB, and Yu ZW*)

8.The Effect of Introducing an Ether Group into an Imidazolium-based Ionic Liquid in Binary Mixtures with DMSO, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 22: 15734-15742 (2020). (Zhou Y, Xu XZ, Wang ZH, Gong SD, Chen H, Yu ZW, Kiefer, J*)

9.Structural and Hydrogen-bonding Properties of Neat t-BuNH2 and Its Binary Mixtures with CCl4, CHCl3 and DMSO, J. Mol. Struct. 1215: 128257 (2020). (Kalhor P and Yu ZW*)

10.Structural Properties and Hydrogen Bonding Interactions in Binary Mixtures Containing a Deep-Eutectic-Solvent and Acetonitrile, J. Phys. Chem. B 124: 1229−1239 (2020) (Kalhor P, Xu J, Ashraf H, Cao BB, and Yu ZW*)

11.The Interactions between Polar Solvents (Methanol, Acetonitrile, Dimethylsulfoxide) and the Ionic Liquid 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Bis(fluorosulfonyl)Imide, J. Mol. Liquids. 299: 112159 (2020) (Zhou Y, Gong SD, Xu XZ, Yu ZW, Kiefer J*, and Wang ZH*)

12.Effect of Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids on the Structure and Phase Behavior of Palmitoyloleoylphosphatidylethanolamine, J. Phys. Chem. B, 123(26): 5474-5482 (2019) (Guo HY, Cao BB, Deng G, Hao XL, Wu FG, and Yu ZW*)

13.Insights into the Hydrogen Bond Interactions in Deep Eutectic Solvents Composed of Choline Chloride and Polyols, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 7: 7760-7767 (2019) (Wang HY, Liu SY, Zhao YL, Wang JJ*, and Yu ZW*)

14.The Velocity Dependence of Viscosity of Flowing Water, J. Mol. Liquids. 278: 234-238 (2019) (Ni K, Fang HW*, Yu ZW, and Fan ZS)

15.Comparative Study of Hydrogen Bonding Interactions between N-methylacetamide and Methyl Acetate/Ethyl Formate, J. Mol. Struct. 1173: 321-327 (2018) (Zhou Y, Wang ZH*, Gong SD, Yu ZW, and Xu XZ)

16.Hydroxyl Group as IR Probe to Detect the Structure of Ionic Liquid-Acetonitrile Mixtures, J. Mol. Struct. 1161: 424-432 (2018) (Xu J, Deng G, Zhou Y, Ashraf H, and Yu ZW*)

17.Identifying Different Halogen/Hydrogen Bonding Interaction Modes in the Binary Systems Containing an Acetate Ionic Liquid and Various Halobenzenes, ChemPhysChem. 19(9): 1030-1040 (2018) (Xu J, Zhou Y, Deng G, Ashraf H, and Yu ZW*)

18.Plasma Membrane Activatable Polymeric Nanotheranostics with Self-Enhanced Light-Triggered Photosensitizer Cellular Influx for Photodynamic Cancer Therapy, Journal of Controlled Release, 255(15): 231-241 (2017) (Jia, HR, Jiang YW, Zhu YX, Li YH, Wang HY, Han XF, Yu ZW, Gu N, Liu PD, Chen Z, and Wu FG)

19.Controllable Engineering of Asymmetric Phosphatidylserine-Containing Lipid Vesicles by Calcium Cations, Chemical Communications, 53: 12762-12765 (2017) (Sun HY, Deng G, Jiang YW, Zhou Y, Xu J, Wu FG*, and Yu ZW*)

20.Evidence to Show that Acetonitrile is Sensitive to Different Interactions Sites of Ionic Liquids as Unveiled by Excess Spectroscopy, ChemPhysChem. 18(10): 1370-1375 (2017) (Zhou Y, Zheng YZ, Zhang T, Deng G, and Yu ZW*)

21.Phase Behaviors of a Binary Lipid System Containing Long- and Short-Chain Phosphatidylcholines, RSC Advances, 7(10): 5715–5724 (2017) (Sun HY, Wu FG, Li ZH, Deng G, Zhou Y, and Yu ZW*)

22.Structural Properties of Paeonol Encapsulated Liposomes at Physiological Temperature: Synchrotron Small-Angle and Wide-Angle X-ray Diffraction Studies, Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging, 5(S1): S45S54 (2016) (Wu RG, Sun HY, Zhao BS, Deng G, and Yu ZW*)

23.Evidences for Cooperative Resonance-Assisted Hydrogen Bonds in Protein Secondary Structure Analogs, Scientific Reports. 6, 36932 (2016) (Zhou Y, Deng G, Zheng YZ, Xu J, Ashraf H, and Yu ZW*)

24.Supramolecular Chemistry of Cucurbiturils: Tuning Cooperativity with Multiple Noncovalent Interactions from Positive to Negative, Langmuir, 32(47): 12352–12360 (2016) (Huang ZH, Qin K, Deng G, Wu GL, Bai YH, Xu JF, Wang ZQ, Yu ZW, Oren S., and Zhang X*)

25.Hydrogen-bonding Interactions between a Nitrile-based Functional Ionic Liquid and DMSO, J. Mol. Struct. 1124: 207-215 (2016) (Zheng YZ, Zhou Y, Deng G, and Yu ZW*)

26.In-Situ Visualization of Lipid Raft Domains by Fluorescent Glycol Chitosan Derivatives, Langmuir, 32(26): 6739–6745(2016) (Jiang YW, Guo HY, Chen Z, Yu ZW, Wang ZF, and Wu FG*)

27.Microscopic Study of Binary Mixtures between Pyrrolidinium Bis(triflorosulfonyl)Imide and Dimethyl Sulfoxide/Acetonitrile, Sci. China Chem. B, 59(5): 578-586(2016) (Ashraf H, Zhou Y, Xu J, Ahmad K, and Yu ZW*)

28.Folding Behaviors of Protein (Lysozyme) Confined in Polyelectrolyte Complex Micelle, Langmuir, 32(15): 3655-3664(2016) (Wu FG*, Jiang YW, Chen Z, and Yu ZW*)

29.Long-Time Plasma Membrane Imaging Based on a Two-Step Synergistic Cell Surface Modification Strategy, Bioconjugate Chem. 27(3): 782-789(2016) (Jia HR (Haoran), Wang HY (Hongyin), Yu ZW, Chen Z(Zhan), and Wu FG*)

30.Complexation of Lysozyme with Sodium Poly(styrenesulfonate) via the Two-State and Non-Two-State Unfoldings of Lysozyme, J. Phys. Chem. B, 119(45): 14382–14392 (2015) (Wu FG, Jiang YW, Sun HY, Luo JJ, and Yu ZW*)

31.Two-State or Non-two States? An Excess Spectroscopy-based Approach to Differentiate the Existing Forms of Molecules in Liquids Mixtures, Scientific Reports. 5, 16379 (2015) (Zhou Y, Zheng YZ, Sun HY, Deng G, and Yu ZW*)

32.Standard Partial Molar Volumes and Viscosity B-coefficients of Ionic Liquids [Cnmim]Br (n = 4, 6, 8) in Alcohols at 298.15 K, Journal of Molecular Liquids 209: 563-568 (2015) (Wang HY, Zhang SL, Wang JJ, and Yu ZW*)

33.A Comparative Study of Halogen-bond and Hydrogen-bond Interactions between Benzene Derivatives and Dimethyl Sulphoxide, ChemPhysChem 16 (12): 2594-2601 (2015) (Zheng YZ, Deng G, Zhou Y, Sun HY, and Yu ZW*)

34.Molecular-Level Pictures of the Phase Transitions of Saturated and Unsaturated Phospholipid Binary Mixtures, RSC Advances, 5: 726733 (2015) (Wu FG, Sun HY, Zhou Y, Deng G, and Yu ZW*)

35.Hydrogen-bonding interactions between a Pyridinium-based Ionic Liquid [C4Py][SCN] and Dimethyl Sulfoxide, Chemical Engineering Science, 121:169179 (2015) (He HY, Chen H, Zheng YZ, Zhang SJ*, Yu ZW)

36.Full Picture of the Thermotropic Phase Behavior of Cardiolipin Bilayer in Water: Identification of a Metastable Subgel Phase, RSC Advances, 4: 5117151179 (2014) (Wu FG, Sun HY, Zhou Y, Wu RG, and Yu ZW*)

37.Demixing and Crystallization of DODAB in DPPC–DODAB Binary Mixtures, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16(29): 1530715318 (2014) (Wu FG, Wu RG, Sun HY, Zheng YZ, and Yu ZW*)

38.Hydrogen Bonding Interactions in Ethanol and Acetonitrile Binary System: A Near and Mid-Infrared Spectroscopic Study, J. Mol. Struct. 1069, 251–257 (2014) (Zhou Y, Zheng YZ, Sun HY, Deng G, and Yu ZW*)

39.Hydrogen-bonding Interactions Between [BMIM][BF4] and Dimethyl Sulfoxide, J. Mol. Struct. 1069, 140146 (2014) (Zheng YZ, He HY, Zhou Y, and Yu ZW*)

40.Halogen-bond and Hydrogen-bond Interactions between Three Benzene Derivatives and Dimethyl Sulphoxide, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16 (15): 6946-56 (2014) (Zheng YZ, Wang NN, Zhou Y, and Yu ZW*)

41.Fibrillar Seeds Alleviate Amyloid-beta Cytotoxicity by Omitting Formation of Higher-Molecular-weight Oligomers, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm., 439(3): 321-326 (2013) (Wu WH, Liu Q, Sun X, Yu JS, Zhao DS, Yu YP, Luo JJ, Hu J, Yu ZW*, Zhao YF, Li YM*)

42.Hydrogen- bonding Interactions between [BMIM][BF4] and Acetonitrile, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15(41): 18055 -18064 (2013) (Zheng YZ, Wang NN, Luo JJ, Wu FG, Zhou Y, and Yu ZW*)

43.Experimental and Theoretical Investigations on the Direct Interactions between Urea and Phospholipids in Aqueous Solutions Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging, 2(3):141−153 (2013) (Feng Y, Wu GS, and Yu ZW*)

44.The Interaction of Human Synovial Phospholipase A2 with Mixed Lipid Bilayers: A Coarse-Grain and All-Atom Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study, Biochemistry, 52(8):1477−1489 (2013) (Qin SS, Yu YX, Li QK, Yu ZW*)

45.The Hydrogen-Bonding Interactions between 1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium Lactate Ionic Liquid and Methanol, Australian Journal of Chemistry, 66(1):5059 (2013) (He HY, Chen H, Zheng YZ, Zhang XC, Yao XQ, Yu ZW, Zhang SJ*)

46.In situ Unfolded Lysozyme Induces the Lipid Lateral Redistribution of a Mixed Lipid Model Membrane, J. Phys. Chem. B 116(41):12381−12388 (2012) (Luo JJ, Wu FG, Qin SS, and Yu ZW*)

47.Structural Properties of the Liquid Ordered Phase of Phosphatidylcholine/Stigmasterol Liposomes: A Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction Study, Acta Phys. Chim. Sin, 28(08), 2008-2014 (2012) (Wu RG, Chen L, Yu ZW*)

48.Selective-Recognition-Induced Nanostructures in a Cucurbit[7]uril-based Host−Guest System: Micelles, Nanorods and Nanosheets, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14: 8506-8510(2012) (Yu JS, Wu FG, Zhou Y, Zheng YZ, and Yu ZW*)

49.Stepwise Ordering of Imidazolium-Based Cationic Surfactants during the Cooling-Induced Crystallization, Langmuir, 28 (19): 73507359 (2012) (Wu FG, Yu JS, Sun SF, Sun HY, Luo JJ, and Yu ZW*)

50.Crystallization from the Micellar Phase of Imidazolium-based Cationic Surfactants, J. Colloid Interface Science, 374(1): 197–205 (2012) (Wu FG, Wang NN, Zhang QG, Sun SF, and Yu ZW*)

51.The Differences in Heparin Binding for the C-terminal Basic-sequence-rich Peptides of HPV-16 and HPV-18 Capsid Protein L1, J. Chem. Thermodynamics, 47: 130–137 (2012) (Sun J, Yu JS, Yu ZW, Zha X, Wu YQ*)

52.Comparative Studies on the Crystalline to Fluid Phase Transitions of Two Equimolar Cationic/Anionic Surfactant Mixtures Containing Dodecylsulfonate and Dodecylsulfate, Langmuir, 27 (24): 14740–14747 (2011) (Wu FG, Yu JS, Sun SF, and Yu ZW*)

53.Hydrogen Bonding Behaviors of Binary Systems Containing the Ionic Liquid 1-Butyl-3-Methylimidazolium Trifluoroacetate and Water/Methanol, J. Phys. Chem. B, 115(38):11127–11136 (2011) (Zhang QG, Wang NN, Wang SL, and Yu ZW*)

54.Denaturation Behaviors of Two-State and Non-Two-State Proteins Examined by an InterruptionIncubation Protocol, J. Phys. Chem. B 115(28): 8901-8909 (2011) (Luo JJ, Wu FG, Yu JS, Wang R, and Yu ZW*)

55.Regional Cooperativity in the Phase Transitions of Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine Bilayers: The Lipid Tail Triggers the Isothermal Crystallization Process, J. Phys. Chem. B, 115(26): 8559-8568 (2011) (Wu FG, Jia Q, Wu RG, and Yu ZW*)

56.Formation and Transformation of the Subgel Phase in Dioctadecyldimethylammonium Bromide Aqueous Dispersions, Langmuir 27 (6): 2349–2356 (2011) (Wu FG, Yu ZW*, and Ji, Gang)

57.Unfolding and Refolding Details of Lysozyme in the Presence of β-Casein Micelles, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13(8): 3429-3436 (2011) (Wu FG, Luo JJ, and Yu ZW*)

58.Mechanism of the Fast Exchange Between Bound and Free Guests in Cucurbit[7]uril–Guest Systems, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13(9): 3638-3641 (2011) (Yu JS, Wu FG, Tao LF, Luo JJ, and Yu ZW*)

59.Molecular Dynamics Simulations of a-Tocopherol in Model Biomembranes, Acta Phys. Chim. Sin, 27(1): 213-227 (2010) (Qin SS, Yu ZW*)

60.Acetonitrile Induces Nonsynchronous Interdigitation and Dehydration of Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine Bilayers, J. Phys. Chem. B, 114(39): 12685-12691 (2011) (Wu FG, Wang NN, Tao LF, and Yu ZW*)

61.Interaction of Synthetic HPV-16 Capsid Peptides with Heparin: Thermodynamic Parameters and Binding Mechanism, J. Phys. Chem. B, 114(30):98549861(2010) (Sun J, Yu JS, Jin S, Zha X, Wu YQ*, and Yu ZW*)

62.Infrared Spectroscopy Reveals the Nonsynchronicity Phenomenon in the Glassy to Fluid Micellar Transition of DSPE-PEG2000 Aqueous Dispersions, Langmuir, 26(15): 12777-12784 (2010) (Wu FG, Luo JJ, and Yu ZW*)

63.Generalized 2D and Time-resolved FTIR Studies of Protein Unfolding Events, Journal of Molecular Structure, 974(14): 203209 (2010) (Fabian H*, Yu ZW, Wang YW, and Naumann D)

64.Hydrogen Bonding Interactions between the Ionic Liquid 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Ethyl Sulfate and Water, J. Phys. Chem. B, 114(14):47474754 (2010) (Zhang QG, Wang NN, and Yu ZW*)

65.A New Unconventional Halogen Bond CX···HM between HCCX (X = Cl and Br) and MH2 (M = Be and Mg): An Ab Initio Study, Journal of Computational Chemistry, 31(8):16621669 (2010) (Li QZ*, Dong X, Jing B, Li WZ, Cheng JB, Gong BA, and Yu ZW)

66.Nonsynchronicity Phenomenon Observed during the Lamellar–Micellar Phase Transitions of 1-Stearoyllysophosphatidylcholine Dispersed in Water, J. Phys. Chem. B, 114(6): 2158-2164 (2010). (Wu FG, Wang NN, Yu GS, Luo JJ, and Yu ZW*)


67.Structural and Kinetic Properties of -Tocopherol in Phospholipid Bilayers, a Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study, J. Phys. Chem. B, 113(52): 16537-16546 (2009) (Qin SS, Yu ZW*, Yu, YX)

68.Non-Synchronous Change in the Head and Tail of DODAB Molecules during the Liquid Crystalline-to-Coagel Phase Transformation Process, Langmuir, 25(23): 13394-13401 (2009) (Wu FG, Wang NN, and Yu ZW*)

69.Structural Characterization on the Gel to Liquid-Crystal Phase Transition of Fully Hydrated DSPC and DSPE Bilayers, J. Phys. Chem. B 113(23): 8114-8123 (2009) (Qin SS, Yu ZW*, Yu, YX)

70.Water Mediates the Metastable Crystal-to-Stable Crystal Phase Transition Process in Phospholipid Aqueous Dispersion, J. Phys. Chem. B 113(4): 869-872 (2009) (Wu FG, Chen L, and Yu ZW*)

71.Hydrogen Bonding Interactions in Three 2-Mercaptoethanol Systems: an Excess Infrared Spectroscopic Study, Applied Spectroscopy, 63(12): 1356-1362 (2009) (Wang NN, Li QZ, and Yu ZW*)

72.An Insight into the Sequential Order in Two-dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy, Applied Spectroscopy, 63(3): 344-353(2009) (Jia Q, Wang NN, and Yu ZW*)

73.The role of sterol rings and side chain on the structure and phase behaviour of sphingomyelin bilayer, Molecular Membrane Biology 25(6&7): 485-497 (2008) (Gao WY, Quinn PJ, and Yu ZW*)

74.Phase Diagram of Androsterol-dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine Mixtures Dispersed in Excess Water, J. Phys. Chem. B 112(28): 8375-8382 (2008) (Gao WY, Chen L, Wu RG, Yu ZW*, and Quinn PJ)

75.Selective molecular interactions between dimethyl sulfoxide and the functional groups of 2-mercaptoethanol, Journal of Molecular Structure, 883-884: 55-60(2008) (Wang NN, Jia Q, Li QZ, and Yu ZW*)

76.A Novel Normalization Method Based on Principal Component Analysis to Reduce the Effect of Peak Overlaps in Two-Dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy, Journal of Molecular Structure, 883-884: 66-72(2008) (Wang YW, Gao WY, Wang XG, and Yu ZW*)

77.Point-Point and Point-Line Moving-window Correlation Spectroscopy and Its Applications, Journal of Molecular Structure, 883-884: 109-115(2008) (Zhou Q*, Sun SQ, Zhan DQ, and Yu ZW*)

78.New features on the phase transitions of behenic acid monolayers as unveiled by 2D-compressibility coefficient, Chinese Journal of Chemistry, 26(9): 1596-1600 (2008) (Gao WY and Yu ZW*)

79.Solvent effect on the role of methyl groups in formation of O∙∙∙HO hydrogen bond in dimethyl ether-methanol complex, Journal of Molecular Structure - Theochem., 862(7): 74-79(2008) (Li QZ, Wang NN, and Yu ZW*)

80.Molecular interactions between pyrazine and n-propanol, chloroform, or tetrahydrofuran, Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 70(4):793-798(2008) (Wang R, Li QZ, Wu RG, Wu GS, and Yu ZW*)

81.Liquid Ordered Phase of Binary Mixtures Containing Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine and Sterols, Acta Phys. Chim. Sin., 24(7): 1149-1154(2008) (Gao WY, Chen L, Wu FG, and Yu ZW*)

82.Excess Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy and Its Applications in the Studies of Hydrogen Bonds in Alcohol-Containing Binary Mixtures, Applied Spectroscopy, 62(2), 166-170(2008) (Li QZ, Wang NN, Zhou Q, Sun SQ, and Yu ZW*)

83.The partition of cholesterol between ordered and fluid bilayers of phosphatidylcholine: a synchrotron X-ray diffraction study, Biochim. Biophys. Acta., 1768(11), 2873-2881 (2007). (Chen L, Yu ZW*, and Quinn PJ*)

84.The Validity and Reliability of Benesi-Hildebrand Method, Acta Phys. Chim. Sin., 23(9), 1353-1359 (2007). (Wang R and Yu ZW*)

85.Condensation effect of cholesterol, stigmasterol, and sitosterol on dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine in molecular monolayers, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. in press (Su YL, Li QZ, Chen L, and Yu ZW*)

86.A Modified Mean Normalization Method to Reduce the Effect of Peak Overlap in Two-Dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy, Journal of Molecular Structure, 799 (1-3), 128-133 (2006). (Wang YW, Gao WY, Noda I, and Yu ZW*)

87.The Role of Methyl Groups in the Formation of Hydrogen Bonds in DMSO-Methanol Mixtures, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 128 (5), 1438-1439(2006). (Li QZ, Wu GS, and Yu ZW*) 

88.Phase Diagram of Stigmasterol-Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine Mixtures Dispersed in Excess Water, Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1758 (6), 764-771(2006). (Wu RG, Chen L, Yu ZW*, and Quinn PJ)

89.Thermokinetic Analysis of the Hydration Process of Calcium Phosphate Cement, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 85 (3), 785-789 (2006). (Gao WY, Wang YW, Dong LM, and Yu ZW*)

90.Overlap may cause misleading results in two-dimensional correlation spectra. Applied Spectroscopy, 59(3), 388-391(2005). (Yu ZW*, Wang YW, and Liu J)

91.Characterisation of a quasi-crystalline Phase in Codispersions of Phosphatidylethanolamine and Glucocerebroside, Biophysical Journal, 86(4): 2208-2217 (2004). (Feng Y, Rainteau D, Chachaty C, Yu ZW*, Wolf C, and Quinn PJ)

92.The kinetics and mechanism of the formation of crystalline phase of dipalmitoylphosphatidylethanolamine dispersed in dimethyl sulfoxide solutions. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, 127(2): 153-159 (2004) (Chen L, Xie X, Yu ZW*, Quinn PJ)

93.Selective molecular interactions between dimethyl sulfoxide and paraldehyde studied by two-dimensional correlation FT-IR spectroscopy. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 36(2): 61-64 (2004) (Liu J, Feng Y, Chen L, Wu GS, Yu ZW*)

94.Phase behavior of dipalmitoylphosphatidylethanolamine in dimethylsulfoxide–water mixture. Thermochimica Acta, 416(1-2): 35-38 (2004). (Chen L, Yu ZW*, Feng Y, Xie X, and Quinn PJ)

95.Stable cubic phase in the codispersion of glucocerebroside and palmitoyloleoylphosphatidylethanolamine, Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, 126(2): 141-148 (2003). (Feng Y, Yu ZW*, and Quinn PJ)

96.Effect of Noise on the Evaluation of Correlation Coefficients in Two-Dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy, Applied Spectroscopy, 57(12): 1605-1609 (2003). (Yu ZW*, J. Liu, and Noda I)

97.On the Normalization Method in 2D-Correlation Spectra when Concentration is used as Perturbation Parameter. Applied Spectroscopy 57(2) 164-167 (2003) (Yu ZW* and Noda I)

98.Binding Reaction of Hemin with Chloroquine, Quinine, and Quinidine in Water-Propylene Glycol Mixture, Chinese Journal of Chemistry, 21(8): 1022-1025 (2003) (Mavakala BK, Nlandu BB, Mpiana PT, Gushimana ZY, Yu ZW*)

99.Determination of Selective Molecular Interactions Using Two Dimensional Correlation FTIR Spectroscopy, Journal of Physical Chemistry A 106(30): 6683-6687(2002) (Yu ZW*, Chen L, Sun SQ, and Noda I)

100.Characterisation of the liquid-expanded to liquid-condensed phase transition of monolayers by means of compressibility, Langmuir, 18(11): 4530-4531 (2002) (Yu ZW*, Jin J, and Cao Y)

101.Effect of Urea, dimethylurea, and tetramethylurea on the phase behavior of dioleoylphosphatidylethanolamine, Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, 114(2): 149-157(2002) (Feng Y, Yu ZW*, and Quinn PJ)

102.Non-zero Solubility Rule. Tsinghua Science and Technology, 7(1): 15-16 (2002). (Yu ZW*, Zhou R, and Liu Y)

103.Crystallization behavior of DSPE in dimethyl sulphoxide by time-resolved infrared spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry. Journal of Macromolecular Science-Physics B 41(1):137-147 (2002). (Chen L, Yu ZW*)

104.Excess molar enthalpies for binary mixtures of benzylalcohol and heptanone isomers at different temperatures. Journal of Chemical Engineering Data, 46(5): 1258 - 1260 (2001) (Zhao X, Yu ZW*, Zhou R, and Liu Y)

105.Characterisation of the kinetic phase transition of phospholipids using Avrami and Tobin Models. Chinese Journal of Chemistry, 19(8): 719-723 (2001).  (Chen L, Yu ZW*, Xue FY, and Hong XY)

106.A principle to correlate extreme values of excess thermodynamic functions with partial molar quantities. Science in China B, 44(3): 315-319 (2001). (Yu ZW*, Liu Y, Zhou R, and Xue FY)

107.Kinetic phase behavior of distearoylphosphatidylethanolamine dispersed in glycerol. Biophysical Chemistry 89(2-3): 229-236(2001). (Chen L, Yu ZW*, and Quinn PJ) 

108.The effect of dimethyl sulphoxide on the structure and phase behaviour of palmitoleoylphosphatidylethanolamine Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1509:440-450 (2000). (Yu ZW and Quinn PJ*)

109.Combination of differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray diffraction in the study of phase behaviours of lipids a mini review. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 58:363-368 (1999). (Yu ZW* and Liu Y)

110.Volumetric properties of binary systems between tetralin and alkylbenzenes. Fluid Phase Equilibria 164(2): 209-216 (1999). (Yu ZW*, He XH, Zhou R, and Liu Y)

111.Solvation effects of dimethyl sulphoxide on the structure of phospholipid bilayers. Biophysical Chemistry 70(1): 35-39(1998). (Yu ZW and Quinn PJ*)

112.The modulation of membrane structure and stability by dimethyl sulphoxide (review). Molecular Membrane Biology 15:59-68 (1998). (Yu ZW and Quinn PJ*)

113.Molecular forces between membranes displaying neutral glycosphingolipids: evidence for carbohydrate attraction. Biochemistry 37(6): 1540-1550 (1998). (Yu ZW, Calvet TL, and Leckband D*)

114.Thermotropic properties of dioleoylphosphatidylethanolamine in aqueous dimethylsulphoxide solutions. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 332(1): 187-195 (1996). (Yu ZW, Williams WP, and Quinn PJ*)

115.Phase stability of phosphatidylcholines in dimethylsulphoxide solutions. Biophysical Journal 69(4): 1456-1463(1995). (Yu ZW and Quinn PJ*)

116.Phase behaviour of distearoylphosphatidylethanolamine in glycerol - A thermal and X-ray diffraction study. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1237(2): 135-142 (1995). (Yu ZW, Tsvetkova NM, Tsonev LI, and Quinn PJ*)

117.Dimethyl sulphoxide: a review of Its applications in cell biology. Bioscience Reports 14(6): 259-281(1994).  (Yu ZW and Quinn PJ*)