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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Dr. Yanbo Mei will be joining the group as a research assistant professor/post-doctoral scholar.
Rui Wei will be joining the group as a post-doctoral scholar.
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.
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.
The LLL Group at SUSTech will be functioning in Sept, 2020.