Yuan Zhang

Ph.D., Associate Professor


Yuan Zhang received his B. Sc. (2003) and Ph. D. (2008) in organic chemistry at Lanzhou University. In 2008, he joined the State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry (SKLAOC), Lanzhou University as a lecturer. In 2012, he became associate professor. His current research interests include synthesis and heterogeneous catalytic application of Porous Organic Polymers (POPs), photocatalysis and asymmetric catalysis.

Representative Publications

1.   Li, S.; Yang, X.; Wang, Y.; Zhou, H.; Zhang, B.; Huang, G.; Zhang, Y.*; Li, Y.*, Visible Light-Induced Aerobic Oxidative Csp3−H Arylation of Glycine Derivatives. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2018, 360, 4452-4456.

2.   Zhou, H.; Yang, X.; Li, S.; Zhu, Y.; Li, Y.*; Zhang, Y.*, Visible light-induced aerobic oxidative cross-coupling of glycine esters with α-angelicalactone: a facile pathway to γ-lactams. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2018, 16, 6728–6734.

3.   Zhang, Y.*; Yang, X. R.; Zhou, H.; Li, S. L.; Zhu, Y. and Li, Y., Visible Light-Induced Aerobic Oxidative Cross-Coupling of Glycine Derivatives with Indoles: a Facile Access to 3,3’ Bisindolylmethanes. Org. Chem. Front. 2018, 5, 2120–2125.

4.   He, Y.; Yan, B.; Tao, H.; Zhang, Y.* and Li, Y.*, Metal-Free Photocatalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Csp3-H Functionalization of Glycine Derivatives: One-Step Generation of Quinoline-Fused Lactones. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2018, 16, 3816-3823.

5.   Yang, X. R.; Li, L. Q.; Li, Y.* and Zhang, Y.*, Visible-Light-Induced Photocatalytic Aerobic Oxidative Csp3–H Functionalization of Glycine Derivatives: Synthesis of Substituted Quinolines. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 12433-12442.

6.   Liu, Y.; Sun, Z.; Li, S.; Xiang, K.; Zhang, Y.* and Li, Y.*, Mg(ClO4)2-Promoted [4 + 3] Cycloaddition of Oxindole Derivatives with Conjugated Dienes: Concise Synthesis of Spirocycloheptane Oxindole Derivatives. RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 26954-26958.

7.   Liu, J.; Li, Z.; Tong, P.; Xie, Z.; Zhang, Y.* and Li, Y.*, TMSI-Promoted Vinylogous Michael Addition of Siloxyfuran to 2-Substituted Chromones: A General Approach for the Total Synthesis of Chromanone Lactone Natural Products. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 1632-1643.

8.   Wang, C. A.; Zhang, Y.*; Shi, J. Y. and Wang, W.*, A Self-Supported Polymeric MacMillan Catalyst for Homogeneous Organocatalysis and Heterogeneous Recycling. Chem. Asian J. 2013, 8, 1110-1114.

9.   Zhang, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Sun, Y. L.; Du, X.; Shi, J. Y.; Wang, W. D. and Wang, W.*, 4-(N,N-Dimethylamino)pyridine-Embedded Nanoporous Conjugated Polymer as a Highly Active Heterogeneous Organocatalyst. Chem -Eur. J. 2012, 18, 6328-6334. (Highlighted by SYNFACTS 2012, 8, 0918).

10.  Sun, Y.-L.; Zhang, Y.*; Cui, X.-H. and Wang, W.*, Synthesis of 2-Aminobenzothiazoles via Copper(I)-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling with Part-Per-Million Catalyst Loadings. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2011, 353, 1174-1178.





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