Monthly Archives: March 2013

Prof. Henry Nai Chine WONG Visited Our Lab

Dr. Henry Nai Chine WONG(黄乃正), academician of Chinese Academy of Science, professor of Chinese University of Hong Kong, visited our lab in Mar 28. During this period, he gave a wonderful lecture to all  the staffs and students in the College of Chemistry and Molecular Science, entitled with “Chiral Tetraphenylene: Syntheses and Applications”. He also had a deep discussion about cross coupling and its mechanism with Prof. Aiwen Lei and students.

Ms. Lizhu Wu Paid a Visit

Ms. Lizhu Wu, Research Fellow from Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (CAS), paid a visit between Mar. 16th and 19th.

During this time, Prof. Wu gave a lecture entitled with “Photochemistry: Applications in Organic Chemistry”. She also had discussions with Prof. Aiwen Lei, Prof. Jingui Jin, Prof. Xiang Zhou, Prof. Xumu Zhang, Prof. Chunjiang Wang, and students.

New Paper:Iron-Catalyzed Oxidative Radical Cross-Coupling / Cyclization between Phenol and Olefin

New Paper:Iron-Catalyzed Oxidative Radical  Cross-Coupling / Cyclization between Phenol and Olefin

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012 Accepted

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201210023

Selectively  free: A highly  efficient and selective Fe-catalyzed oxidative radical cross-coupling /  cyclization to prepare dihydrobenzofurans under mild conditions had been established by  directly utilizing phenols and olefins as “CLEAN” nucleophiles. The mechanistic  investigations revealed that the reaction proceeds through a radical pathway  and the high selectivity is due to the Lewis acid.

Review:Synthetic applications of photoredox catalysis with visible light

Review:Synthetic applications of photoredox catalysis with visible light

Yumeng Xi , Hong Yi and Aiwen Lei

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, Advance Article

DOI: 10.1039/C3OB40137E

In the past five years, visible-light mediated photoredox catalysis has been emerging as one of the fastest growing fields in organic chemistry because of its low cost, easy availability and environmental benignness. This review intends to summarize recent research progress in novel methodology development and application in organic synthesis, and is organized in terms of key reactive intermediates.

Welcome Prof.Juan Manuel Manriquez and Prof.Ivonne Chavez to our lab!

Dr. Juan Manuel Manriquez, professor of Catholic University of Chile, gave us a wonderful seminar entitled with ‘Intermetallic Communication in Heterobinuclear Derivatives of S-Indacene’ in Mar. 1, 2013. He also had a deep discussion with Prof. Aiwen Lei and students.

Prof. Juan Manuel Manriquez will stay in Wuhan University for over a month and will give a course about the application of group theory in spectroscopy science.