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Zheng Huang
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  345 Lingling Road, Shanghai
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Education and Appointments:

Zheng Huang received his B.Sc. in 1997 and Master degrees in 2001 from Nankai University under the direction of Prof. Xianhe Bu. In 2009, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the guidance of Prof. Maurice Brookhart. From August 2009 to January 2012, he worked as a postdoc in the group of Prof. John F. Hartwig at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Upon completion of his postdoctoral research in 2012, he started his independent career as a professor at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry.

Research Interest:

1) Polymerization Chemistry: synthesis of polymers with novel structures, properties, and functionalities; the design of late-transition metal catalysts, such as nickel, palladium, cobalt, and iron complexes, for copolymerization of ethylene with polar vinyl monomers.  

2) Energy Chemistry: development of new methods for conversion of low-value light alkanes or renewable biomass resources into clean diesel fuels.    

3) Green Catalysis: development of low-cost, environmental benign, earth-abundant catalysts for organic transformations.

Public Services:


2014, Thieme Chemistry Journals Award

2016, SABIC-CAS Scholarship

2016, Outstanding Young Talents for Science and Technology Innovation Award

2016, Shanghai Youth 54 Medal

2017, Homogeneous Catalysis Young Investigator Award

2017, CAS-Evonik Chemical Innovation Award-Outstanding Young Scientist Award

2018, Chen Jiageng Prize for Youth Scientist (Chemistry)

2018, Shanghai Ninth Youth Science and Technology Leader Award

Selected Publication:

1.    Transfer Hydrogenation of Alkenes Using Ethanol Catalyzed by a NCP Pincer Iridium Complex: Scope and Mechanism. Yulei Wang, Zhidao Huang, Xuebing Leng, Huping Zhu, Guixia Liu, Zheng Huang*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 4417-4429.

2.    Thermal, Catalytic Conversion of Alkanes to Linear Aldehydes and Linear Amines. Xinxin Tang, Xiangqing Jia, Zheng Huang*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 4157-4263.

3.    Asymmetric Synthesis of Silicon-Stereogenic Vinylhydrosilanes by Cobalt-Catalyzed Regio- and Enantioselective Alkyne Hydrosilylation with Dihydrosilanes. Huanan Wen, Xiaolong Wan, Zheng Huang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 6319-6323.

4.    Ruthenium-Catalyzed Site-Selective Intramolecular Silylation of Primary C–H Bonds for Synthesis of Sila-Heterocycles. Huaquan Fang, Wenjun Hou, Guixia Liu, Zheng Huang*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 11601-11609.

5.    Efficient and Selective Degradation of Polyethylenes into Liquid Fuels and Waxes under Mild Conditions. Xiangqing Jia, Chuan Qin, Tobias Frieberger, Zhibin Guan*, Zheng Huang*, Sci. Adv. 2016, 2, e1501591.

6.    Conversion of Alkanes to Linear Alkylsilanes Using An Iridium-Iron-Catalysed Tandem Dehydrogenation-Isomerization-Hydrosilylation. Xiangqing Jia, Zheng Huang*, Nat. Chem. 2016, 8, 157-161.

7.    Selective Catalytic Transfer Dehydrogenation of Alkanes and Heterocycles by an Iridium Complex, Wubing Yao, Yanlu Zhang, Xiangqing Jia, Zheng Huang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 1390-1394.

8.    Iron-Catalyzed, Atom-Economical, Chemo- and Regioselective Alkene Hydroboration with Pinacolborane, Lei Zhang#, Dongjie Peng, Xuebing Leng, Zheng Huang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 3676-3680.

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