Prof. Aiwen Lei Attended the OMCOS 17 and Gave an Invited Lecture

 


雷爱文、肖文精教授课题组学术交流会

近日,一场别开生面的学术交流会将武汉大学化学与分子学院雷爱文教授课题组和华中师范大学化学院肖文精教授课题组的众多“科研达人”聚集到一起。他们相互交流学术工作,共同研讨科研问题,整个学术交流会气氛轻松、讨论热烈,两校课题组也在整个活动过程中建立起了深厚的友谊。

2013年6月24日下午,雷爱文教授课题组成员一改往日埋头做实验的工作状态,而是集体来到了华中师范大学逸夫化学楼,同该院肖文精教授课题组进行深入的学术交流。四个小时的学术报告会上,先后有两校共六名优秀学生登台演讲。武汉大学雷爱文教授课题组派出一名博士生、两名研究生进行了工作报告,他们分别是: 陆庆全(题目:dioxygen Induced/paticipated radical reactions)、师仁义(题目:Palladium / Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative N-Dealkylative Carbonylation for the Construction of Amide Derivatives)、易红(题目:A Breakthrough In Cross- Coupling : Cu(I) / Cu(II) Catalytic Cycle In Aerobic Reactions);华中师范大学肖文精教授课题组同样有三名学生进行了精彩的报告,分别为:程鸿刚(题目:Design, Synthesis and Application of New Sulfoxide Ligands)、邹有全(题目:Visible Light Induced Multicomponent Reaction with H2O and DMF)、段淑文(题目:Catalytic Asymmetric Cascade Reaction for the Construction of Oxindole Core)。六位同学演讲过程中,台下不断爆发出热烈的掌声。这是一场学术的交流,更是一次智慧的碰撞。在报告会最后,武汉大学雷爱文教授精彩的总结更是鼓舞了在场所有的同学。

学术交流报告会后,两校师生继续转战体育馆,展开了一场激烈的羽毛球联谊赛。比赛规则的亮点在于每场次对抗双方并不是两所高校,而是将两校师生混合在一起,交叉分组、互相配合。一个扣杀、一次救球、一个失误……大家从师生变成战友,从同学变成朋友,整个体育场内充满了欢声笑语。

活动结束后,雷爱文教授课题组高梦同学感慨道:“这次交流活动不仅让我开拓了视野、结识了更多的‘科研牛人’,更重要的是,我意识到应该格外珍惜现在所拥有的平台、资源,抓住这宝贵的机会,踏踏实实地好好工作。”

Master’s Dissertation Defense: Jing Hao, Jiwen Yuan, Jun He and Zhiliang Huang

On May 26th, 2013, four master candidates presented their work during the two year graduate studying period. Titles of their thesis are listed below:

Jing Hao: Heteroaromatic Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines Synthesis from C-H/N-H Oxidative Cross-Coupling/Cyclization

Jiwen Yuan: Iron-catalyzed Oxidative Coupling Reaction Based on Acyl Radical

Jun He: Palladium Catalyzed Carbonylation Reactions of Aryl Halides with Sodium Alkoxide as Base

Zhiliang Huang: Kinetic Investigation and Mechanism Study of AlCl3 Promoted Friedel-Crafts Acylation Reactions

The defense committee announced success of the four students’ presentations after a short discussion.

Defense committee:

Chairman: Prof. Huanfeng Jiang(江焕峰), South China University of Technology

Members: Prof. Wenjing Xiao(肖文精), Central China Normal University

Prof. Zaoying Li(李早英), Wuhan University

Prof. Cheng Wang(汪成), Wuhan University

Associate Prof. Shaoru Wang(王少儒), Wuhan University


Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Chuan He & Hua Zhang

Two excellent  Ph.D candidates in our lab gave their doctoral dissertation defenses on May 27th, 2013.

The chairman of the dissertation committee is Prof. Chen-Ho Tung (佟振合)(academician of Chinese Academy of Science, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS), and other four members are Prof. Huanfeng Jiang(江焕峰) (South China University of Technology), Prof. Lei Liu(刘磊) (Tsinghua University), Prof. Jingui Qin (秦金贵)(Wuhan University) and Prof. Xumu Zhang(张绪穆) (Wuhan University).

Firstly, Mr.Chuan He presented his work with the title of “Transition Metal Copper and Silver Mediated C-N and C-C Coupling Reactions and Mechanistic Investigation”. One of his main works is copper-catalyzed C-N and C-C bond coupling reaction and corresponding mechanistic investigation. He mainly used operando IR, in situ XANES/EXAFS as the tools to reveal the elementary reactions and discuss the active catalyst species in the coupling reactions. Another of his work is silver-mediated oxidative C-H/X-H functionalization / cyclization for the novel synthesis of heterocycles.

Then Mr. Hua Zhang presented his work with the title of “Carbonylation Reactions Involving CO Gas”. One focus of his work is the palladium-catalyzed oxidative carbonylation including the C­­–H carbonylation of heteroarenes and the double C­–H carbonylation of diary ethers. Another part of his work is the transition-metal-free alkoxycarbonylation of aryl halides. Due to his continuous interests on carbonylation reactions, the green and straightforward synthesis of highly important carbonyl frame works such as heteroaryl esters and xanthones derivatives has been achieved by the novel developed carbonylation reactions.

After the presentation, Chuan He and Hua Zhang answered the questions asked by the dissertation committee members and students.

 

Prof. Carsten Bolm Visited Our Lab

Mr. Carsten Bolm, Professor of Institut für Organische Chemie RWTH Aachen University of Germany, associate editor for Journal of Organic Chemistry visited our lab, and  was invited to give two reports entitled with “TM(Transition Metal) or no TM – that is the question & How to write a chemistry paper (in English)” in May 30, 2013. After the seminar, he had a deep discussion and exchange with Prof. Aiwen and students.

 

 

 

Prof. Chen-Ho Tung Visited Our Lab


Prof. Chen-Ho Tung (佟振合), academician of Chinese Academy of Science, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS ,visited our lab in May 27.During this period, he gave a wonderful lecture to all  the staffs and students in the College of Chemistry and Molecular Science,entitled with “photoinduced energy transfer, electron transfer and chemical conversion in Supramolecular system “. After the lecture he also had a detailed discussion with Prof. Lei and the students about 爏upramolecular application in organic synthesis ,Specifically in Chiral induction.

Prof. Huanfeng Jiang and Prof. Lei Liu Visited Our Lab

Dr. Huanfeng Jiang, Professor of South China University of Technology (SCUT), and Dr. Lei Liu, professor of Tsinghua University (THU), visited our lab between May 25th and 27th. During this period, both of them gave us two wonderful lectures about their recent advances in scientific research. Prof. Huanfeng Jiang introduced the recent progress of transition-metal catalyzed aerobic oxidation of alkenes and alkynes by molecular oxygen in their groups. Meanwhile, Prof. Lei Liu gave us a presentation about their recent progress on methodology works of transition-metal catalyzed cross-coupling reactions and their initial explorations on protein synthesis. After the lecture, students learned a lot from the two professors about how to think and conduct our scientific researches. They also had a detailed discussion with Prof. Lei and the students about some mechanistic investigations on coupling reactions after the lecture.

 

雷爱文教授入选湖北省首批高端人才引领培养计划

http://www.chem.whu.edu.cn/News/2013-05-09/151748419.html

湖北省重大人才工程“高端人才引领培养计划”首批培养人选近日揭晓,我院庞代文教授、周翔教授、雷爱文教授入选。武汉大学共11人选。

      该计划是《湖北省中长期人才发展规划(2010-2020)》确定的13项重大人才工程之一,培养对象为湖北省科技创新中贡献突出,在相关科研领域有明显创新潜质的优秀中青年科技创新人才。自2011年至2020年,共遴选200名以上优秀中青年科技人才,每年不少于20名,每批培养周期为5年。

雷爱文教授获湖北青年五四奖章

来源:武汉大学新闻网

http://news.whu.edu.cn/003/2013-05-06/16768.html

本网讯(记者付晓歌)5月3日,2013年“湖北青年五四奖章”揭晓,武汉大学化学与分子科学学院教授雷爱文获此殊荣。

从美国宾州州立大学到斯坦福大学,博士后期间的十几篇高水平论文已让雷爱文在金属有机领域占据了一席之地。2005年秋,他放弃海外优越的科研环境来到武汉大学,在有限的条件下,建立起绿色催化研究所,培养了大量优秀毕业生。

雷爱文在金属有机动力学研究中成果突出,他在国际上首次明确提出了“氧化偶联”概念,在《美国化学会志》、《德国应用化学》等国际顶级化学杂志上连续发表30多篇论文,并受邀在国际化学界影响力最大的综述杂志《化学综述》(《Chemical Review》)上发文。曾获药明康德生命化学研究奖、中国化学会-约翰威立出版公司青年化学论文奖、Thieme化学期刊奖、英国皇家化学会青年科学家奖、中美教授会杰出教授奖、新加坡“亚洲杰出青年科学家大会”讲座奖、日本“亚洲杰出青年科学家大会”讲座奖、美国礼来公司杰出化学奖、湖北省自然科学一等奖等荣誉。他还是国家杰出青年基金获得者、湖北省高端人才引领计划首批入选者。

据悉,本次评选由共青团湖北省委、湖北省委组织部、省人力资源和社会保障厅、省青年联合会组织,30名优秀青年被授予“湖北青年五四奖章”。

(编辑:杨欣欣)

Prof. Naohiko Yoshikai Paid a Visit

Dr. Naohiko Yoshikai, Assistant Professor of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, visited our lab in Apr. 25th, 2013,燼nd was invited to give a wonderful lecture entitled with “C-H Bond Functionalization Catalyzed by Cobalt Complexes” . During his report, Professor Yoshikai introduced their latest researches on cobalt chemistry to the audience in easy terms. After the seminar, he had a deep discussion and exchange about coupling reactions with Prof. Aiwen Lei and the students.