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May 2022

Following a few precedents, we have introduced AuPhos as a family of extremely electron-rich phosphorus superbases. Big congrats to Rui and Shaoying. Well-deserved to have this nice paper in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (available online).

The AuPhos work was highlighted by ChemistryViews.

Xinyu Zhang will be joining us in the coming semester as a graduate student.

April 2022

We've been back to campus from a six-week Covid vacation. :)

Mar 2022

We've worked from home for over a month due to the Omicron variant. :(

 

Feb 2022

Congrats to Xin, Rui, David, and all involved! Our work with Prof. Kong on the isolation of diboron analogs of cyclopropanes has been accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (available online). This work is highlighted by ChemistryViews.

Hongyu officially joined the group to start her Ph.D. adventure. Welcome!

 

Jan 2022

Leo's profile has been introduced by Editors of EurJIC in the first issue of 2022.

We are overjoyed to announce that the group's 4th submission has been accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (available online). Big congrats to Xin! We showed a general concept for boosting the redox property of an aluminylene.

Congrats to Yanbo! The group's 2nd submission has been accepted for publication in J. Am. Chem. Soc. (available online). A facile route towards organophosphorus compounds via electrochemical activation of white phosphorus is documented.

Congrats to the team! The study of a cationic iminoborane led by Prof. Kong has been accepted for publication in Chem. Sci. (available online).

Congrats to the boss for being the 2021 recipient of the NSFC Outstanding Young Scholar Award (oversea).

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Dec 2021

Zeen left the group.

Chaopeng officially joined the group. Welcome to the south!

Nov 2021

Zhihao Lu joined the group as an undergraduate researcher.

Yuanyuan Bao joined the group as an undergraduate researcher.

The group projects of the construction of electron-rich carbenes and phosphines have been supported by the Department of Education of Guangdong Province (Grant No. 2021KQNCX079; 2022-2023) and the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (Grant No. 2022A1515011717; 2022-2023).

Oct 2021

Leo has been invited to be a Member of Early Career Advisory Board of the Chinese Chemical Letters (CCL).

The metal-bridgehead naphthalene work was highlighted by ChemistryViews.

We are over the moon to announce that our first independent paper involving the coordination chemistry of a free aluminylene has been accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (available online). Congratulations to Xin! We are off to a good start!

We welcome Dr. David A. Ruiz to join the group as an affiliated researcher. He is working at Behr Paint Company in California. He has been supporting Leo (now LLL Group) for many years! Hopefully he can come to visit us in the near future after the epidemic.

Sept 2021

Shaoying left the group to have more research training at Ningbo University with Profs. Doug Stephan and Yile Wu. We wish her all the success in her future endeavors!

Baixu Ma will be joining us as a graduate student (exam-free candidate) in 2022.

After years of effort, the first example of metal-bridgehead naphthalene debuts to JACS audience (available online)! Congrats to Profs. Xia and Zhu and Dr. Tang.

Congrats to Chenyang and all involved! The joint work with Prof. Lipeng Wu involving site-fixed hydroboration of terminal and internal alkenes using BX3/iPr2NEt has been accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (available online).

Congratulations to Dr. Rui Wei on his recent wedding!

Leo has been invited to be a member of Early Career Advisory Board of the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (EurJIC) (from Jan 2022).

Aug 2021

Chenyang left the group to pursue graduate study at the University of Oxford with Prof. Jose Goicoechea. We wish him all the success in his future endeavors!

The group Al projects (Study of Ambiphilic Aluminium Ligands) have been supported by the Young Scientists Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 22101114; 2022-2024).

Congrats to Rui, Xin and all involved! The work entitled "Boraiminolithium: An Iminoborane-Transfer Reagent" with Prof. Lingbing Kong has been accepted for publication in J. Am. Chem. Soc. (available online). Stay tuned for more!

A week before the first anniversary of LLL group, we submitted our first ever completely independent paper. Fingers crossed!

The boraiminolithium work was highlighted by ChemistryViews.

July 2021 

An electrochemical synthesis facility (ElectraSyn 2.0 Pro) has been set up and operating in the box.

 

Xinfeng officially joined the group. Welcome on board.

Congrats to Yanbo! He has obtained the Peacock Plan Awardee-Category C by Shenzhen Municipal Government (2021) (深圳市海外高层次孔雀C类人才).

June 2021

Congrats to Yanbo! He has obtained a Post-Doctoral Science Fund from the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation  (2021年中国博士后基金面上项目).

Zeen and Xiaofang joined the group. Welcome new students!

May 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Xin Zhang on his recent nuptials over the break.

 

Dr. Rui An left the group.

Prof. Tongdao Wang at the Dalian University of Technology gave an online lecture to our group members on May 15.

Xinfeng Wang will be joining us as the first Ph.D. student in the coming summer.

Congrats to Yanbo! He has been an awardee of the National Post-doctoral Fellowship (2021) from the National Post-Doctor Regulatory Commission of China (中国博士后管委会——2021年博士后国(境)外交流引进项目).

Congrats to Jiancheng! He has obtained the Peacock Plan Awardee-Category C by Shenzhen Municipal Government (2021) (深圳市海外高层次孔雀C类人才).

 

April 2021

Zeen Yan will be joining us as a master student in a few months. Welcome on board!

Prof. Xin Tao at Northeast Normal University visited our lab and delivered a lecture to "SUSTecher" on April 22.

Drs. Rui Wei and Xin Zhang have been attending the 32nd CCS conference in Zhuhai.

 

Mar 2021

Dr. Rui An joined the group.

We had nice joint work with Prof. Zhongshu Li at Sun Yat-Sen University that has been accepted in Inorg. Chem. (available online). Congrats to Chenyang and Yanbo.

"Dr. Gold" joined the group and enjoys life in the boss' office so far... 

Hongyu Wang will be joining us as a graduate student (exam-free candidate) in 2022. We are looking forward to seeing her soon.

Dr. Liliang Wang at Hangzhou Normal University presented his Au chemistry to our group members on March 27.

Feb 2021

Gongping left the group.

Dr. Rui An will be joining the group as a visiting scholar.

The boss has received the Peacock Plan Awardee-Category B by Shenzhen Municipal Government (2021) and the research fund of CN¥ 5,000,000 (about US$ 780,000) will be supporting the group in the coming 5 years.

 

Jan 2021

We’ve done theoretical work for a communication with Profs. Doug Stephan and Yile Wu, in which oxyphosphoranes have been shown as precursors for bridging phosphate-catecholate ligands. Congrats to Dr. Wei. Well done team! It was published in Chem. Comm. (available onilne).

Prof. Xiaoming Zeng at Sichuan University visited our lab on Jan 13.

Dr. Zhaowen Dong at EPFL presented his Group 14 chemistry to our group members on Jan 16. Dr. Dong is going to join the faculty at Sichuan University in the coming months.

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Dec 2020

It was our great honor that Prof. Yufen Zhao at Ningbo University & Xiamen University visited our lab on Dec 4.

Prof. Gengwen Tan at Soochow University gave an online lecture to our group members on Dec 13.

It was a really nice ending of 2020 that Chenyang's first "first author" paper was accepted for publication in J. Am. Chem. Soc. on Dec 31 (available online). We completed computational work for this collaboration paper entitled "Cyclic (Alkyl)(amino)carbene Ligand-Promoted Nitro Deoxygenative Hydroboration with Chromium Catalysis: Scope, Mechanism, and Applications" with Prof. Xiaoming Zeng at Sichuan University. Big congrats to the team! 

Nov 2020

Prof. Bin Rao at Xi'an Jiaotong University remotely talked about main group chemistry on Nov 6 to our group members.

Dr. Wei Lu at Universität Würzburg showed his previous research online on Nov 21 to our group members. Dr. Lu will be joining the faculty at Sichuan University in 2021.

​​Prof. Lingbing Kong at Shandong University delivered an online lecture to our group on Nov 29. 

Oct 2020

​Yanbo joined the group.

Xiaofang Lan will be joining us as the first master student (exam-free candidate). We are looking forward to seeing her in the coming summer.

We were pleased that Prof. Yile Wu at Ningbo University, Prof. Jiaxiang Chu at the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Dr. Jiliang Zhou at Texas A&M University gave an online lecture on Oct 17, 23, and 30, respectively. We keep learning main group chemistry!

Chaopeng Hu will be joining us as a post-doctoral scholar in 2021.

Sept 2020

We officially start at SUSTech. The lab locates in 411, Shenzhen Grubbs Institute, SUSTech.

Chenyang joined the group.

​​Qianwen joined the group.

Collaboration work with Prof. Zhongshu Li at Sun Yat-Sen University has been accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. (available online). In this work, the rational design, isolation, and preliminary reactivity of a phosphorus distonic radical cation salt have been documented. We get off to a good start!

Rui joined the group.

A paper with Doug, Jiliang and Levy has been finally accepted in Chem. Comm. (available online). Congrats to the team. The isolation of [Cp*Sb]2+ dication completes the story of η5-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl pnictogen dications.

Shaoying joined the group.

Gongping joined the group.

Xin joined the group.

Jiancheng joined the group.

We were happy to host Profs. Zhongshu Li and Sunewang R. Wang at SUSTech on Sept 30. They visited our lab and delivered a lecture.

June 2020

Four-single glovebox stations, coupled with a solvent purification system, have been ordered for production and expected to be working in the coming September.

 

After a tough submission process (Leo very appreciates the comments given by four referees), a paper with Prof. Lingbing Kong at Shandong University has finally come out in Chem. Sci. (available online). Congrats to Chenyang! In this contribution, the synthesis and reactivity of BNN-1,3-dipoles have been documented for the first time. This paper has been selected by editors and referees in the themed collection: 2020 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection. Stay tuned for more exciting follow-up chemistry!

 

May 2020

The Group Logo has been created by Ms. Ying Sun.

 

Leo decides to share referees' reports for all peer-reviewed papers from now on. A link will be given for each publication.

April 2020

Collaboration work with Prof. Zhongshu Li at Sun Yat-Sen University has been accepted for publication in Dalton Trans. (available online). Congrats to Chenyang! In this work, we report the reactivity of an NHC-stabilized dicarbondiphosphide toward polar E-H bonds, leading to a series of unsymmetrical 1,3-diphosphetane and 1,3-diphosphetanium frameworks.

 

A collaboration paper entitled "Chemoselective Cross-Coupling between Two Different and Unactivated C(aryl)–O Bonds Enabled by Chromium Catalysis" with Prof. Xiaoming Zeng at Sichuan University has been accepted for publication in J. Am. Chem. Soc. (available online).

Xin Zhang will be joining the group as a post-doctoral scholar.

Dr. Jiancheng Li will be joining the group as a post-doctoral scholar.

 

Mar 2020

Dr. Yanbo Mei will be joining the group as a research assistant professor/post-doctoral scholar.

Feb 2020

Rui Wei will be joining the group as a post-doctoral scholar.

Jan 2020

Collaboration work with Prof. Zhongshu Li at Sun Yat-Sen University and Prof. Hansjörg Grützmacher at ETH has been accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. (available online). In this paper, we report the coordination chemistry of NHC-stabilized dicarbondiphosphides toward transition-metal centers. These C2P2 rings showcase the first examples of the neutral, four-membered ring, 6π-electron ligands in transition metal chemistry.

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Dec 2019

​Leo has been invited to be a Member of Next Generation Advisory Board of Chem (from Feb 2020) (very proud of being on the same webpage with Guy and Doug).

The LLL Group Wechat has been set up.

Gongping Zhang, Shaoying Ju, and Chenyang Hu will be joining the group as research assistants.

 

Oct 2019

The LLL Group at SUSTech will be functioning in Sept, 2020.

May 2019

Leo officially accepted an offer from SUSTech.