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Book Chapters

1. "Selenium and Tellurium Containing Conjugated Polymers." Zhang, Z.; He, W. and Qin, Y. in Main Group Strategies towards Functional Hybrid Materials, Baumgartner, T. and Jäkle, F. Eds. John Wiley & Sons, 2017, p451. Link to Book

Journal Articles

(* denotes corresponding author; # denotes undergraduate students; $ denotes high school students)

45. "Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) Nanorods, Nanotubes, and Nanowires." Arbulu, R.; Jiang, Y.-B.; Peterson, E. and Qin Y.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018Just AcceptedLink to Article

44. "Unconventional Conjugated Polymers Derived from a Common Set of trans-Enediyne Monomers." Qin Y.* SynLett 2018ASAPLink to Article

43. "'Roller-Wheel' Pt-Containing Small Molecules and the Impact of 'Rollers' on Material Crystallinity, Electronic Properties and Solar Cell Performance." He, W.; Livshits, M. Y.; Dickie, D.; Zhang, Z.; Mejiaortega, L. E.#; Rack, J. J.*; Wu, Q.* and Qin Y.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 14109-14119. Link to Article

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42. "Polymer-assisted deposition of SrTiO3 film as cathode buffer layer in inverted polymer solar cells." Wang, H.; Patterson, B.; Yang, J.; Huang, D.; Qin Y. and Luo, H.* Appl. Mater. Today 2017, 9, 402-406. Link to Article

41. "Boron 'Doped' Polyacetylenes." Hu, K.; Zhang, Z.; Burke, J.# and Qin Y.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017139, 11004-11007. Link to Article

40. "Core/Shell Conjugated Polymer/Quantum Dot Composite Nanofibers through Orthogonal Non-Covalent Interactions." Watson II, B. W.; Meng, L.; Fetrow, C.# and Qin Y.* Polymers 20168, 408. Link to Article

39. "A Molecular Tetrapod for Organic Photovoltaics." Yang, J.; Zhang, Z. and Qin Y.* ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 20168, 22392-22401. Link to Article

38. "A 'Roller-Wheel' Pt-Containing Small Molecule that Outperforms Its Polymer Analogs in Organic Solar Cells." He, W.; Livshits, M. Y.; Dickie, D.; Yang, J.; Quinnett, R.#; Rack, J. J.; Wu, Q. and Qin Y.* Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 5798-5804. Link to Article

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37. "Structurally Diverse Poly(thienylene vinylene)s (PTVs) with Systematically Tunable Properties through Acyclic Diene Metathesis (ADMET) and Postpolymerization Modification." Zhang, Z. and Qin Y.* Macromolecules 2016, 49, 3318-3327. Link to Article

36. "Polytriacetylenes (PTAs) Bearing Directly Attached Functional Groups with Tunable Physical and Electronic Properties." Hu, K. and Qin Y.* J. Polym. Sci. Part A Polym. Chem. 201654, 1391-1395. Link to Article

35. "Conjugated Polymer/Fullerene Nanostructures through Cooperative Non-Covalent Interactions for Organic Solar Cells." Li, F.; Dawson, N. M.; Jiang, Y.-B.; Malloy, K. J. and Qin, Y.* Polymer 201576, 220-229. Link to Article

34. "Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(selenylene vinylene) and Poly(selenylene vinylene)-co-Poly(thienylene vinylene) through Acyclic Diene Metathesis (ADMET) Polymerization." Zhang, Z. and Qin, Y.* ACS Macro Lett. 2015, 4, 679-683. Link to Article

33. "Polythienylene-vinylene Structure-Function Correlations Revealed from Resonance Raman Spectroscopy and Photocurrent Imaging." Gao J.; Thomas A. K.; Yang J.; Aldaz C.; Yang G.; Qin, Y. and Grey J. K.* J. Phys. Chem. C 2015119, 8980-8990. Link to Article

32. "A Molecular Breakwater-like Tetrapod for Organic Solar Cells." Yang, J.; He, W.; Denman, K.$; Jiang, Y.-B.; Qin, Y.* J. Mater. Chem. A 2015, 3, 2108-2119. Link to Article

31. "Nano-Structuring Polymer/Fullerene Composites through the Interplay of Conjugated Polymer Crystallization, Block Copolymer Self-Assembly and Complementary Hydrogen Bonding Interactions." Li, F.; Yager, K. G.; Dawson, N. M.; Jiang, Y.-B.; Malloy, K. J.; Qin, Y.* Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 721-731. Link to Article

30. “A three-dimensional tetrahedral-shaped conjugated small molecule for organic solar cells.” Qin, Y.; Yang, J. Journal of Shanghai Normal University (Natural Sciences). 2014, 43, 159-167.

29. "Platinum-Segmented Polydiacetylenes." Hu, K.; Pandres, E.#; Qin, Y.* J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem. 2014, 52, 2662-2668. Link to Article

28. "Stable and Controllable Polymer/Fullerene Composite Nanofibers through Cooperative Noncovalent Interactions for Organic Photovoltaics." Li, F.; Yager, K. G.; Dawson, N. M.; Jiang, Y.-B.; Malloy, K. J.; Qin, Y.* Chem. Mater. 201426, 3747-3756. Link to Article

27. "Synthesis and Photovoltaic Properties of a Low Bandgap BODIPY­­­–­Pt Conjugated Polymer." He, W.; Jiang, Y.; Qin, Y.* Polym. Chem.2014, 5, 1298-1304. Link to Article

26. "Cis/Cis-2,5-Dipropenylthiophene Monomers for High Molecular Weight PTVs through ADMET Polymerization." Yang, G.; Hu, K.; Qin, Y.* J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem. 2014, 52, 591-595. Link to Article

25. "Complementary Hydrogen Bonding and Block Copolymer Self-Assembly in Cooperation toward Stable Solar Cells with Tunable Morphologies." Li, F.; Yager, K. G.; Dawson, N. M.; Yang, J.; Malloy, K. J.; Qin, Y.* Macromolecules2013, 46, 9021-9031. Link to Article

24. "Solution processable polydiacetylenes (PDAs) through acyclic enediyne metathesis polymerization." Hu, K.; Yang, H.;  Zhang, W.*; Qin, Y.* Chem. Sci.2013, 4, 3649-3653. Link to Article

23. "Synthesis and Characterization of Polythiophene Block Copolymer and Fullerene Derivative Capable of "Three-Point" Complementary Hydrogen Bonding Interactions and Their Application in Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cells." Li, F.; Yang, J.; Qin, Y.* J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem. 2013, 51, 3339-3350. Link to Article

Before Joining UNM

22. "Photo-Cross-Linkable Azide-Functionalized Polythiophene for Thermally Stable Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells." Nam, C.-Y.; Qin, Y.; Park, Y. S.; Hlaing, H.; Lu, X.; Ocko, B. M.; Black, C. T.; Grubbs, R. B.* Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 2338-2347.

21.     "Self-Assembly of Borane End-Functionalized Polystyrene Through Tris(1-pyrazolyl)borate (Tp) Iron(II) Linkages." Qin, Y.; Shipman, P. O.; Jäkle, F.* Macromol. Rapid Commun.2012, 33, 562-567.

20.     "High Open-Circuit Voltage Photovoltaic Cells with a Low Bandgap Copolymer of Isothianaphthene, Thiophene and Benzothiadiazole Units." Kim, J. Y.; Qin, Y.; Stevens, D. M.; Kalihari, V.; Hillmyer, M. A.*; Frisbie, C. D.* J. Phys. Chem. C2009, 113, 21928-21936.

19. "Synthesis and pH-dependent Micellization of the Amphiphilic Block Copolymer Poly(styreneboronic acid)-block-    Polystyrene in Water." Cui, C.; Bonder, E. M.; Qin, Y.; Jäkle, F. J.* Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem. 2010, 48, 2438-2445.

18.      "Poly(3-hexyl-2,5-thienylene vinylene) by ADMET Polymerization of a Di-propenyl Monomer" Qin, Y.; Hillmyer, M. A.* Macromolecules2009, 42, 6429-6432.

17.      "Low Band Gap Poly(thienylene vinylene)/Fullerene Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaic Cells." Kim, J. Y.; Qin, Y.; Stevens, D. M.; Kalihari, V.; Hillmyer, M. A.*; Frisbie, C. D.* J. Phys. Chem. C2009, 113, 10790-10797.

16.      "Enhancement of the Morphology and Open Circuit Voltage in Bilayer Polymer/Fullerene Solar Cells." Stevens, D. M.; Qin, Y.; Hillmyer, M. A.*; Frisbie, C. D.* J. Phys. Chem. C2009, 113, 11408-11415.

15.      "Novel Distannylated Isothianaphthene as a Versatile Building Block for Low Band-Gap Polymers." Qin, Y.; Kim, J. Y.; Frisbie, C. D.*; Hillmyer, M. A.* Macromolecules, 2008, 41, 5563-5570.

14.      "Tris(1-pyrazolyl)borate (Scorpionate) Functionalized Polymers as Scaffolds for Metallopolymers." Qin, Y.; Cui, C.; Jäkle, F.* Macromolecules,2008, 41, 2972-2974.

13.      "Synthesis of Organoboron Quinolate Polymers with Tunable Luminescence Properties." Qin, Y.; Kiburu, I.; Shah, S.; Jäkle, F.* Macromolecules2007, 40, 1413-1420.

12.  "Formation of Lewis Acid-Lewis Base Complexes with Well-Defined Organoboron Polymers." Qin, Y.; Jäkle, F.* J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater.2007, 17, 149-157.

11. "Silylated Initiators for the Efficient Preparation of Borane End-Functionalized Polymers." Qin, Y.; Jäkle, F.* Macromolecules2006, 39, 9041-9048.

10.      "Luminescence Tuning of Organoboron Quinolates through Substituent Variation at the 5-Position of the Quinolate Moiety." Qin, Y.; Kiburu, I.; Shah, S.; Jäkle, F.* Org. Lett.2006, 8, 5227-5230.

 9. "Boron-Bridged Poly(ferrocenylene)s as Promising Materials for Nanoscale Molecular Wires." Heilmann, J.; Qin, Y.; Jäkle, F.*; Lerner, H.; Wagner, M.* Inorg. Chim. Acta2006, 359, 4802-4806.

 8. "A Synthetic Route to Borylene-Bridged Poly(ferrocenylene)s." Heilmann, J.; Scheibitz, M.;  Qin, Y.; Sundararaman, A.; Jäkle, F.*; Kretz, T.; Bolte, M.;  Lerner, H.;  Holthausen, M.; and Wagner, M.* Angew. Chem.Inter. Ed.2006, 45, 920-925.

 7. "Preparation of Organoboron Block Copolymers via ATRP of Silicon and Boron Functionalized Monomers." Qin, Y.;Sukul, V.; Pagakos, D.; Cui, C; Jäkle, F.* Macromolecules2005, 38, 8987-8990.

 6. "A New Route to Organoboron Polymers via Highly Selective Polymer Modification Reactions." Qin, Y.; Cheng, G.; Achara, O.; Parab, K.; Jäkle, F.* Macromolecules2004, 37, 7123-7131.

 5. "Luminescent Organoboron Quinolate Polymers." Qin, Y.; Pagba, C.; Piotrowiak, P.; Jäkle, F.* J. Am. Chem. Soc.2004, 126, 7015-7018.

 4. "Lewis Acidic Organoboron Polymers." Qin, Y.; Cheng, G.; Parab, K.; Sundararaman, A.; Jäkle, F.* Macromol. Symp.2003, 196, 337-345.

 3. "Well-Defined Boron-Containing Polymeric Lewis Acids." Qin, Y.; Cheng, G.; Sundararaman, A.; Jäkle, F.* J. Am. Chem. Soc.2002, 124, 12672-12673.

 2. "Fabrication of Covalently Attached Ultrathin Films Based on Dendrimers via H-Bonding Attraction and Subsequent UV Irradiation." Zhong, H.; Wang, J.; Jia, X.*; Li, Y.; Qin, Y.; Chen, J.; Zhao, X.; Cao, W.; Li, M.; Wei, Y.* Macromol. Rapid Commun.2001, 22, 583-586.

 1. "Conjugation of Poly(amidoamine) Dendrimers (PAMAM) and Cytochrome C." Chen, L.; Zhong, H.; Jia, X.*; Qin, Y.; Liao, Q.; Li, M.; Wei, Y.* Acta Polymerica Sinica2001, 4, 553-556.


1. "Azide Funcionalized Poly(3-hexylthiophene) and Method of Forming Same" Qin, Y.; Grubbs, R. B.; Park, Y. S. US 8889342; 2014.

2. "Azide Funcionalized Poly(3-hexylthiophene) and Method of Forming Same" Qin, Y.; Grubbs, R. B.; Park, Y. S. US 8679730; 2014.