1． Jin-Zhu Ge, Yang Zou, Yong-Hong Yan, Sen Lin, Xiao-Fang Zhao, Qian-Yong Cao*, A new ferrocene–anthracene dyad for dual-signaling sensing of Cu(II) and Hg(II), J. Photochem. & Photobio. A: Chem., 2016, 315, 67–75.
2． Zhi-Cheng Wang, Zichen Wang, Qian-Yong Cao, Sen Lin and Zhong-Wei Wang, Amide-Triazolium-Appended Anthracenes for Turn-On Fluorescence Sensing of Anions in Noncompetitive and Competitive Solvents, ChemPlusChem, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500527
3． Jin-Zhu Ge, Zhanghua Liu, Qian-Yong Cao, Yong Chen and Jiang-Hua Zhu, A Pyrene-functionalized Polynorbornene for Ratiometric Fluorescence Sensing of Pyrophosphate, Chem. Asian J., 2016, 5， 687-690.
4． Pei-Shui Yao, Zhanghua Liu, Jin-Zhu Ge, Yong Chen, Qian-Yong Cao*, “A novel polynorbornene-base chemosensor for fluorescence sensing of Zn2+ and Cd2+ and subsequent pyrophosphate in aqueous solution”, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 7470–7476.
5． Li Zhou, Xiang-Tian Fan, Yu-Di Xu, Qian-Yong Cao*, Pyrenyl-functionalized ferrocenes for multisignaling recognition of anions, New J. Chem., 2015, 39, 8087–8092.
6． Pei-Shui Yao, Qian-Yong Cao*, Rong-Peng Peng, Jing-Hua Liu, “Quinoline-functionalized norbornene for fluorescence recognition of metal ions”, J. Photochem. & Photobio. A: Chem.,2015, 305, 11–18
8． Bo-Na Dai, Qian-Yong Cao*, Ling Wang, Zi-Chen Wang, Zhenyu Yang, “A new naphthalene-containing triazolophane for fluorescence sensing of mercury(II) ion”, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2014,423, 163–167.
9． Qian-Yong Cao*, Pei-Shui Yao, Xian-Fang Zhao, Jiang-Hua Liu, Zhong-Wei Wang, “A new dinuclear ferrocene with amide–thiourea binding sites for dual electrochemical sensing to Hg(II) and anions”, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2014, 419, 147–151.
10． Qian-Yong Cao*, Yuan-Ming Han, Pei-Shui Yao, Wen-Fu Fu, Yu Xie, Jing-Hua Liu, A new ferrocene–anthracene dyad bearing amide and triazolium donors for dual-signaling sensing to anions, Tetrahedron Lett.2014, 55, 248–251.
11． Qian-Yong Cao*, Ming Li,Li Zhou,and Zhong-Wei Wang, New 2,2':6,2''-terpyridines as Colorimetric and fluorescent Sensors for Fluoride ions, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 4041–4046.
12． Qian-Yong Cao*, Yuan-Ming Han, Hong-Ming Wang, Yu Xie, “A new pyrenyl-appended triazole for fluorescent recognition of Hg2+ion in aqueous solution”, Dyes and Pigments, 2013,99, 798–802.
13． Zhong-Wei Wang, Qian-Yong Cao*, Sen Lin, Li Zhuo, Zhi-Hua Li, “2,6-Diphenylpyridine-based fluorophores: synthesis, photophysical properties and effects of protonation”, J. Photochem. & Photobio. A: Chem., 2013, 251, 106–122.
14． Zhi-Ping Wu, Gui-Jun Liu, Cai-Cai Zhu, Zhi-Mei Li, Xi-Cun Gao*, Qian-Yong Cao*,“Violet-blue or pure-blue emitting triphenylamine derivatives: synthesis and properties”, Can. J. Chem, 2013,91, 10436–1047.
15． Qian-Yong Cao*, Zi-Chen Wang, Ming Li, Jing-Hua Liu, “A novel anthracene-appended triazolium for fluorescent sensing to H2PO4─”, Tetrahedron Lett.2013, 54, 3933–3936.
16． Yu Xie*,Xiao-Wei Hong,Qian-Yong Cao,*Rong Zhong,Yunhua Gao,Sifeng Yan,Lei Shi,Kai Zhang and Qiang Nai, “La/Sm-doped strontium-ferrite/poly-m-toluidine composites obtained by in situ polymerization”,Current Nanoscience, 2013, 9, 371–376.
17．Qian-Yong Cao, Tuhin Pradhan, Min Hee Lee, Kwanghyun No, Jong Seung Kim “Ferrocene-based anion receptor bearing amide and triazolium donor groups”, Analyst, 2012, 137, 4454–4457.
18． Qian-Yong Cao, Tuhin Pradhan, Min Hee Lee, Dong Hoon Choi, Jong Seung Kim, “Cleft-form electrochemical anion chemosensor with amide and triazole donor groups” Tetrahedron Lett.2012, 53, 4917–4920.
19． Qian-Yong Cao, Tuhin Pradhan, Sungtae Kim, and Jong Seung Kim “Ferrocene-Appended Aryl Triazole for Electrochemical Recognition of Phosphate Ions”, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 4386–4389.
20． Qian-Yong Cao, Jun Feng Zhang, Wen Xiu Ren, Kihang Choi, Jong Seung Kim, “Ferrocene-based novel electrochemical In3+ sensor”,Tetrahedron Lett.2011, 52, 4464–4467.
21． Min Hee Lee，Qian-Yong Cao, Sung Kuk Kim, Jonathan L. Sessler, and Jong Seung Kim, “Anion Responsive TTF-Appended Calixarenas . Synthesis and Study of Two Different Conformers”, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 870–874.
22． Qian-Yong Cao, Min Hee Lee, Jun Feng Zhang, Wen Xiu Ren, Jong Seung Kim,“Ferrocene-based novel chemodosimeter for mercury ion recognition”,Tetrahedron Lett.2011,52,2786–2789.
23． Qian-Yong Cao*, Xin Lu, Zhi-Hua Li, Li Zhou, Zhen-Yu Yang, Jiang-Hua Liu “Synthesis and characterization of ferrocenyl-acridine dyads and their multiresponse to Proton and Metal Cations”, J. Organomet. Chem.2010, 695, 1323–1327.
24．Zhong-Wei Wang, Qian-Yong Cao*, Xin Huang, Sen Lin, Xi-Cun Gao, “Synthesis, structure and electronic spectra of new three-coordinated copper(I) complexes with tricyclohexylphosphine and diimine ligands”,Inorg. Chim. Acta 2010, 363, 15–19.