Jian Fang

Ph.D., Associate Professor


Jian Fang received a B.S. degree from Lanzhou University in 1993. He thereafter became an teaching assistant of chemistry at Lanzhou University. He start to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Prof. Weiguo Shen’ group and obtained his Ph.D. degree in June, 2008 and became an associate professor of chemistry at Lanzhou University in this year. His current research interests include Electrocatalysis and Computational Chemistry.

Representative Publications

1. Yan Yang,  Mathew D. Anker, Jian Fang,*  Mary F. Mahon,  Laurent Maron, Catherine Weetmanb and Michael S. Hill*,Hydrodeoxygenation of isocyanates: snapshots of a magnesium-mediated C=O bond cleavage,Chemical Science,2017, 8, 3529

2. Mathew D. Anker, Christos E. Kefalidis , Yan Yang, Jian Fang, Michael S. Hill* , Mary F. Mahon*, and Laurent Maron*, Alkaline Earth-Centered CO Homologation, Reduction, and Amine Carbonylation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 10036

3. Jihua Zhao,∗, Pengwei Yue, Simon Tricard, Tong Pang, Yan Yang, Jian Fang,∗, Prussian Blue and Chitosan Modified Carbon Cloth Electrode as a High Performance Sensor of Ascorbic Acid,Sensors and Actuators B 251 (2017) 706–712

4. Qianqian Wang,a Sifa He,a Ning Wang,a Jihua Zhao,*a Jian Fanga and Weiguo Shenab, Synthesis of CoFe Prussian blue analogue/carbon nanotube composite material and its application in the catalytic epoxidation of styrene, NewJ.Chem., 2016, 40, 3244

5. Lei Wang, Simon Tricard, Linghua Cao, Yanling Liang, Jihua Zhao*, Jian Fang*,Weiguo Shena Polypyrrole and graphene quantum dots @ Prussian Blue hybrid film on graphite felt electrodes: Application for amperometric determination of  L-cysteine, Biosensors and Bioelectronics,2016,77:1112

6. Yanling Liang, Chaoyong Yi, Simon Tricard, Jian Fang, Jihua Zhao* and Weiguo Shen. Prussian blue analogues as heterogeneous catalysts for epoxidation of styrene, RSC Adv. 2015, 5:17993 – 17999.

7. Jihua Zhao*, Jianxin Liu, Simon Tricard, Lei Wang, Yanling Liang, Linghua Cao, Jian Fang, Weiguo Shen. Amperometric detection of hydrazine utilizing synergistic action of prussian blue @ silver nanoparticles/graphite felt modified electrode, Electrochimica Acta,2015,171:121

8. Lei Wang, Simon Tricard, Linghua Cao, Yanling Liang, Jihua Zhao*, Jian Fang*, Weiguo Shen. Prussian blue / 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate - graphite felt electrodes for efficient electrocatalytic determination of nitrite, Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, 2015,214:70

9. Qianqian Wang, Ning Wang, Sifa He, Jihua Zhao*, Jian Fang, Weiguo Shen.  novel method of synthesis of Prussian blue analogues —Room temperature ionic liquid method and its application in catalytic epoxidation of styrene , Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 12878

10. Jian Fang*, Mathieu J.-L. Tschan, E. Brulé, Carine Robert,Christophe M. Thomas* and Laurent Maron*, A joint experimental/theoretical investigation of the MMA polymerization initiated by yttrium phenoxyamine complexes, Dalton Trans., 2013,42: 9226-9232.

11. Jian Fang, Mathieu J.-L. Tschan, Thierry Roisnel, Xavier Trivelli, R′egis M. Gauvin, Christophe M. Thomas*, Laurent Maron*, Yttrium catalysts for syndioselective b-butyrolactone polymerization: on the origin of ligand-induced stereoselectivity, Polym. Chem., 2013,4:360-367.

12. Jian Fang, Insun Yu, Parisa Mehrkhodavandi * and Laurent Maron*, Theoretical Investigation of Lactide Ring-Opening Polymerization Induced by a Dinuclear Indium Catalyst, Organometallics,  2013,32 (23):6950–6956.

13. Jian Fang, Aurora Walshe, Laurent Maron*, and Robert J. Baker*, Ring-Opening Polymerization of Epoxides Catalyzed by Uranyl Complexes: An Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Reaction Mechanism, Inorg. Chem., 2012,51:9132-9140.


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