Qiang Liu

Ph.D., Professor


Qiang Lu (b. 1978) received his B. Sc. (2001) and Ph. D. (2006) in organic chemistry at Lanzhou  University (P. R. China). He worked as a postdoctoral fellow (2009-2011) at The Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry of The Chinese Academy of Sciences with Prof. Li-Zhu Wu. In August 2006, Dr. Liu started his faculty career as an assistant Professor at Lanzhou University. He was promoted to a Professor in 2015. His current research interests include organic photochemistry, radical chemistry and biomimetic reduction using coenzyme models.

Representative Publications

1.         Lei, W.-L.; Feng, K.-W.; Wang, T.; Wu, L.-Z.; Liu, Q.*, Eosin Y- and copper-catalyzed dark reaction to construct ene-γ-lactams. Org. Lett.  201820, 7220-7224.

2.         Lei, W.-L.; Yang, B.; Zhang, Q.-B.; Yuan, P.-F.; Wu, L.-Z.; Liu, Q.*, Visible-light-enabled aerobic synthesis of benzoin bis-ether from alkynes and alcohols. Green Chem. 2018DOI: 10.1039/C8GC02766H.

3.         Yuan, P.-F.; Zhang, Q.-B.; Jin, X.-L.; Lei, W.-L.; Wu, L.-Z.; Liu, Q.*, Visible-light-promoted aerobic metal-free aminothiocyanation of activated ketones. Green Chem2018DOI: 10.1039/C8GC02720J.

4.         Zhang, Q.-B.; Ban, Y.-L.; Yuan, P.-F.; Peng, S.-J.; Fang, J.-G.; Wu, L.-Z.; Liu, Q.*,  Visible-light-mediated aerobic selenation of (hetero)arenes with diselenides. Green Chem. 2017, 19, 5559-5563.

5.         Lei, W.-L.; Wang, T.; Feng, K.-W.; Wu, L.-Z.; Liu, Q. *, Visible-light-driven synthesis of 4-alkyl/aryl-2-aminothiazoles promoted by in situ generated copper photocatalyst. ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 7941-7945.

6.         Liu, Q.; Wu, L.-Z.*, Recent advances in visible-light-driven organic reactions. Natl. Sci. Rev. 20174, 359-380.

7.         Zhang, Q.-B.; Ban, Y.-L.; Zhou, D.-G.; Zhou, P.-P.; Wu, L.-Z.; Liu, Q.*, Preparation of α-acyloxy ketones via visible-light-driven aerobic oxo-acyloxylation of olefins with carboxylic acids. Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 5256-5259.

8.         Zhong, J.-J. #; Liu, Q.#; Wu, C.-J.; Meng, Q.-Y.; Gao, X.-W.; Li, Z.-J.; Chen, B.; Tung, C.-H.; Wu, L.-Z. * (#These authors contributed equally to this work), Combining visible light catalysis and transfer hydrogenation for in situ efficient and selective semihydrogenation of alkynes under ambient conditions. Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 1800-1803.

9.         Wang, L.; Wei, X.-J.; Jia, W.-L.; Zhong, J.-J.; Wu, L.-Z.; Liu, Q. *, Visible-light-driven difluoroacetamidation of unactive arenes and heteroarenes by firect C−H functionalization at room temperature. Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 5842-5845.

10.     Wang, L.; Ma, Z.-G.; Wei, X.-J.; Meng, Q.-Y. ; Yang, D.-T.; Du, S.-F.; Chen, Z.-F. Wu, L.-Z. *; Liu Q.*, Synthesis of 2-substituted pyrimidines and benzoxazoles via a visible-light-driven organocatalytic aerobic oxidation: enhancement of the reaction rate and selectivity by a base. Green Chem. 2014, 16, 3752-3757.



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1997-2001,Lanzhou University,B.S.

2001-2006,Lanzhou University,Ph.D.