Monthly Archives: January 2012

Chao Liu

Chao Liu



Zhiliang Huang

Zhiliang Huanghzl



2011.9 – 2013.7    M.S., College of Chemistry & Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University

2013.9 – Present   Ph.D. Candidate, College of Chemistry & Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University

2013.6 – Present    Visiting Student in Argonne National Lab, Illinois, USA


[1] Huang, Z.; Jin, L.; Feng, Y.; Peng, P.; Yi, H.; Lei, A. Iron-Catalyzed Oxidative Radical Cross-Coupling / Cyclization between Phenol and Olefin, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2013, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201210023.

[2] Huang, Z.; Jin, L.; Lei, A. The “Kinetic Capture” of Acylium Ion as the True Reactive Species from Live Aluminum Chloride Promoted Friedel-Crafts Acylation, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 1810-1814.

[3] Huang, Z.; Jin, L.; Lei, A. Development of mechanism studies and kinetic investigations in Friedel-Crafts acylation, Chin. J. Org. Chem., 2011, 31, 775-783.

[4] Qiu, C.; Jin, L.; Huang, Z.; Tang, Z.; Lei, A.; Shen, Z.; Sun, N.; Mo, W.; Hu, B.; Hu, X. Symbiotic Catalysis Relay: Molecular Oxygen Activation Catalyzed by Multiple Small Molecules at Ambient Temperature and its Mechanism, ChemCatChem 2012, 4, 76-80.

[5] Jin, L.; Xin, J.; Huang, Z.; He, J.; Lei, A. Transmetalation is the Rate-Limiting Step: Quantitative Kinetic Investigation of Nickel-Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling of Arylzinc Reagents, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 9607-9609.



Yong Wu

Yong Wu




Liangliang Zhou

Liangliang Zhouzll



Guoting Zhang

Guoting Zhang





(1)  Zhang, G.; Yi, H. Chen, H.; Bian, C.; Liu, C.,; Lei, A. Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 6156–6159

(2) Zhang.; Liu, C.; Yi, H.; Meng, Q-Y;, Bian, C.; Chen, H.; Jian, J-X.; Wu, L-Z.; Lei, A. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 9273–9280

(3) Zhang, G.; Zhang, L.; Yi, H.; Luo, Y.; Qi, X.; Tung, C-H.;  Wu, L-Z; Lei, A. Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 10407-10410

(4) Hu, X.; Chiang, C-W.; Yi, H.; Pei, P.; Singh, A. K.; Lei, A.  J. Am. Chem. Soc., Just Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b07411


Dong Liu

Dong Liuliud



2012 : B.S. Wuhan Univ.


Direct Functionalization of Tetrahydrofuran and 1,4-Dioxane: Nickel-Catalyzed Oxidative C(sp3)-H Arylation, D. Liu, C. Liu, H. Li, A. Lei, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 4453.

Ruopeng Bai

Ruopeng Baibai


Ph.D Candidate

College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences
Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072 (P. R. China)





2011-, Ph. D. Candidate, College of Chemistry and Molecular Science, Wuhan University

2007-2011 B.S. Degree, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China


“Cu(II)/Cu(I)-Synergistic Cooperation to Lead the Alkyne C-H Activation”,  Ruopeng Bai, Guanghui Zhang, Hong Yi, Zhiliang Huang, Xiaotian Qi, Chao Liu, Jeffrey T Miller, Arthur Jeremy Kropf, Emilio E Bunel, Yu Lan, and Aiwen Lei, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 16760-16763.

“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*, Chem. Commun., 2014, 4496-4499.

“Direct Observation of Reduction of Cu(II) to Cu(I) by Terminal Alkynes” Guanghui Zhang, Hong Yi, Guoting Zhang, Yi Deng, Ruopeng Bai, Heng Zhang, Jeffrey T. Miller, Arthur J. Kropf, Emilio E. Bunel, and Aiwen Lei*. J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2014, 924–926.

“Visible-Light-Mediated Decarboxylation/Oxidative Amidation of a-Keto Acids with Amines under Mild Reaction Conditions Using O2” Jie Liu, Qiang Liu, Hong Yi, Chu Qin, Ruopeng Bai, Xiaotian Qi, Yu Lan,* and Aiwen Lei*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 502–506.

“Synthesis of Pyrroles by Click Reaction: Silver-Catalyzed Cycloaddition of Terminal Alkynes with Isocyanides ” Meng Gao, Chuan He, Hongyi Chen, Ruopeng Bai, Ben Cheng, and Aiwen Lei*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 6958–6961.

“Easy Access to Enamides: A Mild Nickel-Catalysed Alkene Isomerization of Allylamides. ” Lu Wang, Chao Liu, Ruopeng Bai, Yani Pan and Aiwen Lei*. Chem. Commun. 2013, 7923-7925.

Prof. Heng Zhang


Heng Zhang

Associate Professor

Tel: +86-27-68754672

Xu Zhang

Xu Zhang


College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences,Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072 (P. R. China)



Education and Career

Apr. 2012-now, Master Candidate, Wuhan University

Jul. 2008-Mar. 2011, Medicine R&D, Jiangsu Hansoh Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd

Sept. 2004-Jul. 2008, Bachelor’s degree, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University


1. “Visible-Light Photocatalytic Radical Alkenylation of α-Carbonyl Alkyl Bromides and Benzyl Bromides” Dr. Qiang Liu, Hong Yi, Jie Liu, Yuhong Yang, Xu Zhang, Ziqi Zeng, Prof. Aiwen Lei*. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 5120–5126.

Jun Tian


College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences
Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072 (P. R. China)