Qiu Youai

Qiu Youai
Ph.D. Researcher
Qiu Youai,Ph.D.,Researcher,Institute of Elemento-organic Chemistry,graduated from Zhejiang University.
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Research Interest:

(1) Green Chemistry: Organic Electrochemistry and Photochemistry

(2) Transition-metal Catalysis and Rare Earth Catalysis 

(3) Small Molecular Activation and Organic Material Synthesis


2020-    Professor (tenure-track), State Key Laboratory of Elemento-organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China.

2019-2020  Visiting Researcher, RIKEN, Wako, Japan (With Prof. Zhaomin Hou, JSPS Fellow).

2017-2019  Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany (with Prof. Lutz Ackermann). 

2015-2017  Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Organic Chemistry, Arrhenius Laboratory, Stockholm University, Sweden (with Prof. Jan-Erling Bäckvall). 

2010-2015 Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, China. Received Ph.D. degree in June, 2015 (with Prof. Shengming Ma).

2007-2009  R&D Engineer, J&K Chemical (Suzhou), China.

2003-2007  Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology, China University of Mining and Technology. Received B.Sc. degree in July, 2007 (with Prof. Xianyong Wei)

Honors and Awards

2019 JSPS Fellowship

2015 Outstanding Graduate of Zhejiang University

Scientific Achievements & Selected Publications

Research Summary: My research interests are in the area of organic synthesis, electrochemical catalysis, asymmetric catalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, transition metal-catalyzed cascade transformations, selectivity control, rare earth catalysis and so on. During past several years, 27 papers were published as first authors or corresponding authors, among those, 4 in JACS, 6 in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 1 in CCS Chem., 1 in Acc. Chem. Res., and 1 in Chem. Sci. Selected publications were listed as followed.

1.Y. Qiu+, A. Scheremetjew+, L. Ackermann*, Electro-Oxidative C–C Alkenylation by Rhodium(III) Catalysis, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 2731.

2.M.-B. Li, A. K. Inge, D. Posevins, K. P. J. Gustafson, Y. Qiu*, J.-E. Bäckvall*, Chemodivergent and Diastereoselective Synthesis of γ-Lactones and γ-Lactams: A Heterogeneous Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Tandem Process, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 14604. (*corresponding author)(Highlighted by Synfacts, 2019, 15, 0230.) 

3.Y. Qiu+, M. Stangier+, T. H. Meyer, J. C. A. Oliveira, L. Ackermann*, Iridium-Catalyzed Electrooxidative C–H Activation by Chemoselective Redox-Catalyst Cooperation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 14179. (Highlighted by Synfacts, 2019, 15, 0018.) 

4.B. Yang, Y. Qiu*, J.-E. Bäckvall*, Control of Selectivity in Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Oxidative Transformations of Allenes, Acc. Chem. Res. 2018, 51, 1520. (*corresponding author) 

5.Y. Qiu+, W. Kong+, J. Struwe, N. Sauermann, T. Rogge, A. Scheremetjew, L. Ackermann*, Electrooxidative Rhodium-Catalyzed C–H/C–H Activation: Electricity as Oxidant for Cross-Dehydrogenative Alkenylation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 5828. (Highlighted in ChemistryViews) 

6.Y. Qiu, C. Tian, L. Massignan, T. Rogge, L. Ackermann*, Electrooxidative Ruthenium-Catalyzed C–H/O–H Annulation by Weak O-Coordination, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 5818.

7.D. Posevins, Y. Qiu*, J.-E. Bäckvall*, Highly Diastereoselective Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Carbocycli¬zation of Enallenes Assisted by a Weakly Coordinating Hydroxyl Group, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 3210. (*corresponding author) (Highlighted by Synfacts, 2018, 14, 0518.) 

8.Y. Qiu*+, D. Posevins+, J.-E. Bäckvall*, Selective Palladium-Catalyzed Allenic C–H Bond Oxidation for the Synthesis of [3]Dendralenes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 13112. (*corresponding author) 

9.Y. Qiu, B. Yang, T. Jiang, C. Zhu, J.-E. Bäckvall*, Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Cascade Carbonylative Spirolactonization of Enallenols, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 3221. 

10.Y. Qiu, B. Yang, C. Zhu, J.-E. Bäckvall*, Highly Selective Olefin-Assisted Palladium- Catalyzed Oxidative Carbocyclization via Remote Olefin Insertion, Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 616. 

11.Y. Qiu, B. Yang, C. Zhu, J.-E. Bäckvall*, Highly Efficient Cascade Reaction for Selective Formation of Spirocyclobutenes from Dienallenes via Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Double Carbocycli¬zation-Carbonylation-Alkynylation, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 13846. 

12.Y. Qiu, B. Yang, C. Zhu, J.-E. Bäckvall*, Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Carbocyclization-Borylation of Enallenes to Cyclobutenes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 6520. 

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