Zhao Dongbing

Zhao Dongbing
Doctor degree Researcher
Zhao Dongbing,Doctor degree,Researcher,Institute of Elemento-organic Chemistry,graduated from Sichuan University.
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Research Interest:

Organic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Organic Electronics


10/2016-present Professor (tenure-track), State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

09/2015-09/2016 Postdoctoral associate, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington (Seattle), United States

01/2015-09/2015 Postdoctoral associate, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University, United States

09/2012-12/2014 Postdoctoral associate, Organic Chemistry Institute, Westf?lische Wilhelms-Universit?t Münster, Germany

09/2007-08/2012 Ph.D. (Major: Organic Chemistry), College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, China

09/2003-07/2007 B.Sc. (Major: Chemistry), College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, China

Honors and Awards

Alexander von Humboldt-Fellowship, Germany

Excellent PhD Dissertation Award, Sichuan province

Excellent Graduate Awards, Sichuan province 

The First Prize in Natural Sciences Award of Ministry of Education (No. 10)

Scholarship Award for Excellent Doctoral Student granted by Ministry of Education

The Tang Aoqing Chemistry Scholarship

Scientific Achievements & Selected Publications

1) D. Zhao, L. Candish, D. Paul, and F. Glorius*, “N?Heterocyclic Carbenes in Asymmetric Hydrogenation”, ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 5978.

2) D. Zhao,? Z. Zhu,? M.-Y. Kuo, C.-C. Chueh, and A. K.-Y. Jen*, “Hexaazatrinaphthylene Derivatives: Efficient Electron-Transporting Materials with Tunable Energy Levels for Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 8999. (? These authors contributed equally; Hot Paper)

3) D. Zhao,*? J. H. Kim,? L. Stegemann, C. A. Strassert and F. Glorius*, “Co(III)-Catalyzed Directed C?H Coupling with Diazo Compounds: Straightforward Access toward Novel Extended π-Systems”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 4508. (* Co-corresponding authors; ? These authors contributed equally; Highly Cited Papers)

4) D. Zhao,? S. Vásquez-Céspedes,? and F. Glorius, “Rhodium(III)-Catalyzed Cyclative Capture Approach to Diverse 1-Aminoindoline Derivatives at Room Temperature”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 1657. (? These authors contributed equally; Highly Cited Papers) 

5) D. Zhao, F. Lied, and F. Glorius*, “Rh(III)-Catalyzed C-H Functionalization/Aromatization Cascade with 1,3-Dienes: A Redox-Neutral and Regioselective Access to Isoquinolines”. Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 2869. (Highly Cited Papers)

6) D. Zhao, G. Li, D. Wu, X. Qin, P. Neuhaus, Y. Cheng, S. Yang, Z. Lu, X. Pu, C. Long, and J. You*, “Regiospecific N-Heteroarylation of Amidines for Full-Color-Tunable Boron Difluoride Dyes with Mechanochromic Luminescence”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 13676.

7) D. Zhao,? Z. Shi,? and F. Glorius*, “Indole Synthesis by Rhodium(III)-Catalyzed Hydrazine-Directed C-H Activation: Redox-Neutral and Traceless by N-N Bond Cleavage”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 12426. (? These authors contributed equally; Highly Cited Papers)

8) D. Zhao and F. Glorius*, “Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Isoquinolines”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 9616.

9) D. Zhao, B. Beiring, and F. Glorius*, “Ruthenium-NHC-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Flavones and Chromones: General Access to Enantiomerically Enriched Flavanones, Flavanols, Chromanones, and Chromanols”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 8454; Synfacts, 2013, 9, 1184.

10) D. Zhao, N. Wu, S. Zhang, P. Xi, X. Su, J. Lan, and J. You*, “Synthesis of Phenol, Aromatic Ether, and Benzofuran Derivatives by Copper-Catalyzed Hydroxylation of Aryl Halides”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 8729. 

11) D. Zhao, W. Wang, F. Yang, J. Lan, L. Yang, G. Gao, and J. You*, “Copper- Catalyzed Direct C-Arylation of Heterocycles with Aryl Bromides: Discovery of Fluorescent Core Frameworks”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 3296. (Highly Cited Papers)

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