Mo Zhenbo

Mo Zhenbo
Doctor degree Researcher
Mo Zhenbo,Doctor degree,Researcher,Institute of Elemento-organic Chemistry.
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Research Interest:

1) Organometallic Chemistry and Organometallic Catalysis

2) Small molecule Activation and Bioinorganic Chemistry



 State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC)

 Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS), Shanghai, China (with Prof. Liang Deng).

2005-2009 Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China.


2021-  Professor(tenure-track),State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry,Nankai  University, Tianjin, CHINA.

2020-2021 Professor(tenure-track),Institute of Elemento-organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, CHINA.

2018-2019 Postdoctoral associate, RIKEN, Wako, Japan (With Prof. Zhaomin Hou, JSPS Fellow).

2016-2018 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry, Technische Universitaet Berlin   Berlin, German (with Prof. Matthias Driess, Humboldt Fellow).

2014-2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford,UK (with Prof. Simon Aldridge).

Honors and Awards

2018  JSPS Felloship, Japan.

2016  Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany. 

2013  M. Braun Award, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, 2013.

Scientific Achievements & Selected Publications


1. Zhenbo Mo, ********, Liang Deng* Anchoring Silyl Donors on N-Heterocyclic Carbene via Cobalt-Mediated Silylation of Benzylic C-H Bond Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 10845-10849.

 2. Zhenbo Mo, Takanori Shima, Zhaomin Hou* Synthesis and Diverse Transformations of a Dinitrogen Dititanium Hydride Complex Bearing Rigid Acridane-Based PNP-Pincer Ligands, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 132, 8635– 8644.

3. Zhenbo Mo, Liang Deng* Open-Shell Iron Hydrocarbyl Complexes Coord. Chem. Rev. 2017, 350, 285-299.

4. Zhenbo Mo, Tibor Szilvási, Yu-Peng Zhou, Shenglai Yao, Matthias Driess* An Intramolecular Silylene Borane Capable of Facile Activation of Small Molecules, Including Metal-Free Dehydrogenation of Water Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 3699-3702.

5. Zhenbo Mo, Arnab Rit, Jesús Campos, Eugene L Kolychev, Simon Aldridge* Catalytic B-N Dehydrogenation Using Frustrated Lewis Pairs: Evidence for a Chain-Growth Coupling Mechanism J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 3306-3309.

6. Zhenbo Mo, Eugene L Kolychev, Arnab Rit, Jesús Campos, Haoyu Niu, Simon Aldridge* Facile Reversibility by Design: Tuning Small Molecule Capture and Activation by Single Component Frustrated Lewis Pairs J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 12227-12231.

7. Zhenbo Mo, Jie Xiao, Yafei Gao, Liang Deng* Regio- and Stereoselective Hydrosilylation of Alkynes Catalyzed by Three-Coordinate Cobalt(I) Alkyl and Silyl Complexes J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136 , 17414-17417.

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