Rowan Group

Guancen Liu (Mike)

Mike originally grew up in Liaoning Province, China, and moved to Florida. He attended the University of Florida where he received his B.S. degree in Chemistry and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2020. During his undergraduate study, he worked with Dr. Castellano on the synthesis and characterization of self-assembling paracyclophanes promoted by hydrogen bonding. Mike joined the Department of Chemistry in the Fall of 2020 and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Stuart Rowan.

Start date: February 2021

Mike's research is focused on developing a new generation of poly[n]catenanes.

Development of Masitinib Derivatives with Enhanced Mpro Ligand Efficiency and Reduced Cytotoxicity

Cintia A Menendez, Adil Mohamed, Gustavo R Perez-Lemus, Adam M Weiss, Benjamin W Rawe, Guancen Liu, Alex E Crolais, Emma Kenna, Fabian Byléhn, Walter Alvarado, Dan Mendels, Stuart J Rowan, Savaş Tay, Juan J de Pablo Molecules 2023, 28(18), 6643

Balancing ring and stopper group size to control the stability of doubly threaded [3]rotaxanes

Jerald E. Hertzog, Guancen Liu, Benjamin W. Rawe, Vincent J. Maddi, Laura F. Hart, Jongwon Oh, Neil D. Dolinski and Stuart J. Rowan* Org. Biomol. Chem., 2023,21, 6969-6978

The effect of thread-like monomer structure on the synthesis of poly[n]catenanes from metallosupramolecular polymers

Marissa M. Tranquilli, Benjamin W. Rawe, Guancen Liu, Stuart J. Rowan, RSC Chem. Sci., 2023, 14 2596 DOI: 10.1039/D2SC05542B

Polycatenanes: synthesis, characterization, and physical understanding

Guancen Liu, Phillip M Rauscher, Benjamin W Rawe, Marissa M Tranquilli, Stuart J Rowan, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2022,51, 4928-4948