Dr. Peter Goelitz and Dr. Eva Wille Paid a Visit

Dr. Peter Goelitz (Chief editor of Angewandte Chemie International Edition) and Dr. Eva Wille (Vice President and Executive Director for Global Chemistry, Wiley-VCH),paid a visit in Wuhan University, in Oct 15, 2014, and invited to give us an excellent report entitled with “From Angewandte Chemie to Chemistry–An Asian Journal ACES, Impact Factors, And Open Access”. Dr. Goelitz and Dr. Wille introduced how Angewandte Chemie developed from the native journal to a famous international journal. The development depended on they innovation. Based on the blossom of the Asian chemistry, they established a new Journal: Chemistry–An Asian Journal ACES. After the report, Prof. Aiwen Lei and other professors had a positive discussion with Dr. Goelitz and Dr. Wille.




Prof. Wonwoo Nam Visited Our Lab

Prof. Wonwoo Nam (Ewha Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Ewha Womans University, Korea) paid a visit in Wuhan university in Sep. 22nd, 2014, and were invited to give us an excellent reports entitled with “ Biomimetic Metal-Oxygen Intermediates in Dioxygen Activation Chemistry”. After the seminar, Prof. Aiwen Lei and students had a positive discussion with Prof. Nam.


Prof. Herbert Mayr Visited Our Lab

Prof. Herbert Mayr (Department Chemie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) paid a visit in Wuhan University, in Sep 17, 2014, and was invited to give us two excellent reports entitled with “Mythology in Organic Chemistry: A Kinetic Analysis” and “From SN1 to SN2: Solvolysis Mechanisms Forty Years after Ingold and Winstein”.  Prof. Mayr is trying to develop a kinetic model for polar organic reactions, in which the positions of reagents in comprehensive reactivity scales indicate the relative reactivities of competing reactive sites and provide an estimate, whether certain reactions are likely to take place.

Dr. Emilio E. Bunel and Prof. Matthias Beller Visited Our Lab

Dr. Emilio E. Bunel (director of the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division,  Argonne National Laboratory) and Prof. Matthias Beller (director of the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Germany) paid a visit in Wuhan University, in Aug. 29th, 2014, and were invited to give us two excellent reports entitled with “Bridging the Gap between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis at Argonne National Laboratory” and “Chemistry & Catalysis: From Creating Problems to Solving Problems”. After the seminars, Prof. Aiwen Lei and students had a positive discussion with Dr. Bunel and Prof. Beller. They have a significant impact on the International chemical field.




Prof. Lei Attended the 29th CCS Congress

Prof. Lei Attended the 29th CCS Congress, and won the 4th Chinese Chemical Society – Royal Society of Chemistry Young Chemist Award.


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Prof Xiaodong Shi Visited Our Lab

Prof Xiaodong Michael Shi paid a visit in Wuhan University, in June 2, 2014, and was invited to give us an excellent reports entitled with “Country Road with 1,2,3-Triazoles ”. After the seminar, Prof. Aiwen Lei and students had a kind discussion with Prof. Shi.


3 Articles We Published on ChemComm was in the Most Downloaded Articles for Q1 2014

3 articles we published on Chem.Commun. was in the  Top 25 most-read ChemComm articles in Q1, 2014 !!!


We are delighted to share with you the top 25 most downloaded articles in Chemical Communications (ChemComm) from January–March 2014.

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Top 25 most-read ChemComm articles for Q1 2014

Nanoporous metal formates for krypton/xenon separation
Keith V. Lawler, Zeric Hulvey and Paul M. Forster
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC44374D

MoS2–MWCNT hybrids as a superior anode in lithium-ion batteries
Kartick Bindumadhavan, Suneel Kumar Srivastava and Sourindra Mahanty
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC38598A

Fe-Catalysed oxidative C–H/N–H coupling between aldehydes and simple amides
Jing Wang, Chao Liu, Jiwen Yuan and Aiwen Lei
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01447B

Kinetic trapping of the host–guest association intermediate and its transformation into a thermodynamic inclusion complex

Oksana Danylyuk, Vladimir P. Fedin and Volodymyr Sashuk
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC37868C

A turn-on fluorescent Fe3+ sensor derived from an anthracene-bearing bisdiene macrocycle and its intracellular imaging application
Lin Qiu, Chengcheng Zhu, Huachao Chen, Ming Hu, Weijiang He and Zijian Guo
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49482A

A one-step low temperature processing route for organolead halide perovskite solar cells

Matthew J. Carnie, Cecile Charbonneau, Matthew L. Davies, Joel Troughton, Trystan M. Watson, Konrad Wojciechowski, Henry Snaith and David A. Worsley
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC44177F

Preparation of conjugated 1,3-enynes by Rh(III)-catalysed alkynylation of alkenes via C–H activation
Karl D. Collins, Fabian Lied and Frank Glorius
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01141D

A robust, catalytic metal–organic framework with open 2,2′-bipyridine sites
Honghan Fei and Seth M. Cohen
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01607F

Copper-catalysed oxidative C–H/C–H coupling between olefins and simple ethers
Dong Liu, Chao Liu, Heng Li and Aiwen Lei
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00867G

Graphene quantum dots: emergent nanolights for bioimaging, sensors, catalysis and photovoltaic devices

Jianhua Shen, Yihua Zhu, Xiaoling Yang and Chunzhong Li
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC00110A

Flexible, low-temperature, solution processed ZnO-based perovskite solid state solar cells

Mulmudi Hemant Kumar, Natalia Yantara, Sabba Dharani, Michael Graetzel, Subodh Mhaisalkar, Pablo P. Boix and Nripan Mathews
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46534A

A sensitive colorimetric and fluorescent sensor based on imidazolium-functionalized squaraines for the detection of GTP and alkaline phosphatase in aqueous solution
Ningjie Wu, Jingbo Lan, Lipeng Yan and Jingsong You
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00752B

Copper-mediated S–N formation via an oxygen-activated radical process: a new synthesis method for sulfonamides

Xin Huang, Jichao Wang, Zhangqin Ni, Sichang Wang and Yuanjiang Pan
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01353K

Optical bleaching of perovskite (CH3NH3)PbI3 through room-temperature phase transformation induced by ammonia
Yixin Zhao and Kai Zhu
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48522F

Direct N-acylation of azoles via a metal-free catalyzed oxidative cross-coupling strategy

Jingjing Zhao, Pan Li, Chungu Xia and Fuwei Li
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01587H

“Click”-extended nitrogen-rich metal–organic frameworks and their high performance in CO2-selective capture
Pei-Zhou Li, Xiao-Jun Wang, Kang Zhang, Anjaiah Nalaparaju, Ruyi Zou, Ruqiang Zou, Jianwen Jiang and Yanli Zhao
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49457H

Efficient photocatalytic hydrogen generation from water by a cationic cobalt(II) porphyrin
Mirco Natali, Alessandra Luisa, Elisabetta Iengo and Franco Scandola
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48882A

ZnCl2-catalyzed chemoselective cascade reactions of enaminones with 2-furylcarbinols: a versatile process for the synthesis of cyclopenta[b]pyrrole derivatives
Chengyu Wang, Chunyi Dong, Lingkai Kong, Yanli Li and Yanzhong Li
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49191A

Manganese-catalyzed intermolecular C–H/C–H coupling of carbonyls and heteroarenes
Keika Hattori, Asraa Ziadi, Kenichiro Itami and Junichiro Yamaguchi
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01376J

A copper(I)/copper(II)–salen coordination polymer as a bimetallic catalyst for three-component Strecker reactions and degradation of organic dyes
Yun-Long Hou, Raymond Wai-Yin Sun, Xiao-Ping Zhou, Jun-Hao Wang and Dan Li
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47996J

Aerobic oxidation catalysis with stable radicals
Qun Cao, Laura M. Dornan, Luke Rogan, N. Louise Hughes and Mark J. Muldoon
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47081D

Reduction of graphene oxide viaL-ascorbic acid
Jiali Zhang, Haijun Yang, Guangxia Shen, Ping Cheng, Jingyan Zhang and Shouwu Guo
DOI: 10.1039/B917705A

Versatile ruthenium(II)-catalyzed C–H cyanations of benzamides

Weiping Liu and Lutz Ackermann
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49502G

Revealing the metal-like behavior of iodine: an iodide-catalysed radical oxidative alkenylation
Shan Tang, Yong Wu, Wenqing Liao, Ruopeng Bai, Chao Liu and Aiwen Lei
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00644E

Iodine-catalyzed three-component oxysulfenylation of alkenes with sulfonyl hydrazides and alcohols
Fu-Lai Yang, Fu-Xiang Wang, Ting-Ting Wang, Yi-Jie Wang and Shi-Kai Tian
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48961B

Prof Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos Visited Our Lab

    Prof Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos paid a visit in Wuhan University, in May 27, 2014, and was invited to give us an excellent reports entitled with “Sustainable solutions to low-temperature hydrogen production: atomically dispersed supported metal catalysts”.  Prof Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos joined the Chemical Engineering Faculty of Tufts University as the Raytheon Professor of Pollution Prevention in January 1994. A focus of her work is the understanding of metal-metal and metal-oxide interaction at the atomic scale to guide the synthesis of new catalysts that maximize the yields of desired products, while using only trace amounts of expensive noble metals.


Ph.D and Master’s Dissertation Defense: Lingkui Meng, Jing Wang, Meng Gao and Jie Liu

On May 25th, 2014, three PhD candidates and one master candidates presented their work during their graduate studying period. Titles of their thesis are listed below:
For PhD candidates:
(1) LingKui Meng(孟令奎):Oxidative Coupling/Cyclization Reactions Involving Olefins
(2) Jing Wang(王晶):Oxidative Coupling Reactions Involving Aldehydes
(3) Meng Gao(高梦):Transition Metal Silver and Copper-Mediated Synthesis of N-Heterocyclic Compounds and Mechanistic Investigation
Defense committee:
Chairman: Prof. Weiping Su(苏伟平), Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM)
Members: Prof. Jingsong You(游劲松), Sichuan University
Prof. Wenjing Xiao(肖文精), Central China Normal University
Prof. Xumu Zhang(张绪穆), Wuhan University
Prof. Cheng Wang(汪成), Wuhan University

For the Master candidates:
Jie Liu(刘劼): Oxidative Decarboxylation Reaction Involving α-Keto Acids
Defense committee:
Chairman: Prof. Weiping Su(苏伟平), Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM)
Members: Prof. Jingsong You(游劲松), Sichuan University
Dr. Luyong Jiang(姜鲁勇), WuXi AppTec, Wuhan
Prof. Xumu Zhang(张绪穆), Wuhan University
Prof. Cheng Wang(汪成), Wuhan University