Physical Organic Chemistry.
The main task is to study thermodynamics, kinetics and mechanism of the reductions of various unsaturated organic compounds by hydride donors, establish the thermodynamic and kinetic database of physical parameters for the elementary steps of the reductions of the various unsaturated organic compounds as well as the new theory on the relationship between thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions. The goal is to achieve the quantitative predictions of equilibrium constants, rate constants, intermediate species and life as well as the type and yield of byproducts and others for the reductions of the various unsaturated organic compounds only using the related physical parameters of the reactants.
Winner of National Outstanding Youth Science Fund
1.X.-Q. Zhu, F.-H. Deng, J.-D. Yang, et al., A new kinetic equation to replace Marcus equation for hydride transfer reactions, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, 11, 6071-6089.
2.X.-Q. Zhu, J.-D. Yang, Fundamental flaw of Marcus theory, Chem. J. Chinese Univ. 2013, 34(10), 2247-2253.
3.X.-Q. Zhu, J.-D. Yang, Direct conflict of Marcus theory with the law of conservation of energy, J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2013, 26, 271-273.