The Anslyn Research Group
The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Xiaolong Sun



Biography: I was born in Qingdao, China. I worked for Professor Xuhong Qian as a Master's student in East China University of Science and Technology and then was accepted as a PhD student working for Professor Tony D. James in 2012, University of Bath, United Kingdom. In 2015, I started my work as a joint Postdoc for Professor Eric V. Anslyn and Andy Ellington.


Contact: xxs2759@utexas.edu


Degrees: MSc in Applied Chemistry, East China University of Science and Technology; PhD in Organic chemistry, University of Bath.


Anslyn Group Publications:
X. Sun, J. F. Reuther, S. T. Phillips and E. V. Anslyn, Coupling Activity-Based Detection, Target Amplification, Colorimetric and Fluorometric Signal Amplification, for Quantitative Chemosensing of Fluoride Generated from Nerve Agents. Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 3903-3909.

X. Sun, S. D. Dahlhauser and E. V. Anslyn, New Autoinductive Cascade for the Optical Sensing of Fluoride: Application in the Detection of Phosphoryl Fluoride Nerve Agents. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 4635-4638.

X. Sun and E. V. Anslyn, An Auto-Inductive Cascade for the Optical Sensing of Thiols in Aqueous Media: Application in the Detection of a VX Nerve Agent Mimic. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 129, 9650-9654.

Other Publications:
X. Sun, K. Lacina, E. C. Ramsamy, S. E. Flower, J. S. Fossey, X. H. Qian, E. V. Anslyn, S. D. Bull, and T. D. James, 'Reaction-Based Indicator Displacement Assay (RIA) for the Selective Colorimetric and Fluorometric Detection of Peroxynitrite', Chem. Sci., 6, 2015, 2963-2967.

X. Sun, Q. Xu, G. Kim, S. E. Flower, J. P. Lowe, J. Yoon, J. S. Fossey, X. Qian, S. D. Bull, and T. D. James, 'A Water-Soluble Boronate-Based Fluorescent Probe for the Selective Detection of Peroxynitrite and Imaging in Living Cells', Chem. Sci., 5, 2014, 3368.

X. Sun, S. Y. Xu, S. E. Flower, J. S. Fossey, X. Qian, and T. D. James, '"Integrated" and "Insulated" Boronate-Based Fluorescent Probes for the Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide', Chem. Commun. (Camb.), 49, 2013, 8311-8313.