Recruitment of PostDoc

2-3 Postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the Prof. Liu’s lab. Interested candidates with strong experimental experience on organic chemisty, especially on radical chemistry and transition metal catalysis, please submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae (including 2x references) and a short research summary to Prof. Liu, gliu@mail.sioc.ac.cn. Please put "Applications - Liu Group - PostDoc" in the subject line.

Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Hydrooxygenation of Unactivated Terminal Alkenes

A novel Pd(II)-catalyzed enantioselective Markovnikov hydrooxygenation of unactivated terminal alkenes using a substituted pyridinyl oxazoline (Pyox) ligand has been developed. Herein it was discovered that the (EtO)2MeSiH/BQ redox system is vital for the highly selective and efficient hydrooxygenation, where the alkylpalladium(II) species generated from enantioselective oxypalladation step is reduced by silane. This method provides efficient access to optically pure alcohol esters from easily available alkenes with excellent enantioselectivities and features a broad substrate scope. This result is published in J. Am. Chem. Soc.. Congratulations Xintuo Yang. Read More

Copper-catalyzed radical relay in C(sp3)–H functionalization

Radical-involved transition metal (TM) catalysis has greatly enabled new reactivities in recent decades. Copper-catalyzed radical relay offers enormous potential in C(sp3)–H functionalization which combines the unique regioselectivity of hydrogen atom transfer (HAT) and the versatility of copper-catalyzed cross-coupling. More importantly, significant progress has been achieved in asymmetric C–H functionalization through judicious ligand design. This tutorial review will highlight the recent advances in this rapidly growing area, and we hope this survey will inspire future strategic developments for selective C(sp3)–H functionalization. This result is published in Chemical Society Reviews. Congratulations Zuxiao Zhang. Read More

State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry

Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS

345 Lingling Lu, 200032 Shanghai, China

Office: Room 1305, Junmou Building

Phone: (+86) 021-54925346

Email: gliu@mail.sioc.ac.cn

Recruitment

Postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the Prof. Liu’s lab. Interested candidates with strong experimental experience on organic chemisty, especially on radical chemistry and transition metal catalysis, please submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae (including 2x references) and a short research summary to Prof. Liu, gliu@mail.sioc.ac.cn. Please put "Applications - Liu Group - PostDoc" in the subject line.