Gang ZOU

Gang ZOU



Contact Information
  Office: Room 201, Researching Building 6
  Office Phone: +86 21 64252390
  Office Fex: +86 21 64253881
  1998.06 Ph.D.   Organic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic,Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  1995.06 M.S.     Organic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, P. R. China

1992.06 B.S.      Chemical Education, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu, P. R. China
Research Interests
  Organometallic Chemistry Directed Toward Organic Synthesis
  Organic synthetic methodology
  Process development for fine chemicals
  Green chemistry and process
Professional Experience
  Professor, Department of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, CHINA

  Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, Shanghai, CHINA

  Postdoctoral fellow, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX, USA

  Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Miami, Florida, USA


1.Lu, Y.; Zou, G.* and Zhao, G.*(2013): Asymmetric Intramolecular Oxa-Michael Reactions to Tetrahydrofurans/2H‑Pyrans Catalyzedby Primary−Secondary Diamines. ACS Catal. 3: 1356−1359.
  2.Chen, Z.; Wang, L.*; Zou, G.; Tang, J.;Cai, X.; Teng, M. and Chen, L.(2013):Highly selectivefluorescence turn-on chemosensor based on naphthalimide derivatives fordetection of copper(II) ions. Spectrochim.Acta A. 105: 57-61.
  3.Chen, X.; Ke, H.; Chen, Y.; Guan, C.and Zou, G.*(2012): Cross-Coupling of Diarylborinic Acids and Anhydrides withArylhalides Catalyzed by a Phosphite/ N-Heterocyclic Carbene Co-supportedPalladium Catalyst System. J. Org. Chem. 77: 7572-7578.
  4.Li, X.; Feng, Y.; Lin,L. and Zou, G.* (2012): Synthesis of Diarylmethanes via Metal-Free ReductiveCross-Coupling of Diarylborinic Acids with Tosyl Hydrazones. J.Org. Chem. 77: 10991-10995.
  5.Chen, X.; Liu, R.; Xu, Y. and Zou,G.* (2012): Tunable protic ionic liquids as solvent-catalysts forimproved synthesis of multiply substituted 1,2,4-triazoles from oxadiazoles andorganoamines. Tetrahedron. 68, 4813-4819.
  6.Chen, Z.;Wang, L.*; Zou, G.; Zhang, L.; Zhang, G.; Cai,X. and Teng, M. (2012): Colorimetricand ratiometric fluorescent chemosensor for fluoride ion based on perylene diimidederivatives. Dyes & Pigments. 94, 410-415
  7.Wang, N.; Wang, R.;Shi, X. and Zou G.* (2012): Ion-exchange-resin-catalyzedadamantylation of phenol derivatives with adamantanols: Developing a cleanprocess for synthesis of 2-(1-adamantyl)-4-bromophenol, a key intermediate ofadapalene. Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 8,227–233.
  8.Li, Y.; Chen, C.; Song, Y.; Fang,L. and Zou, G.* (2011): Well-defined N-hetero cyclic carbenesilver halides of 1-cyclohexyl-3-arylmethylimidazolylidenes: synthesis,structure and catalysis in A3-reaction of aldehydes, amines and alkynes. Dalton Trans., 40, 2046–2052.
  9.Lu, L.; Changwu Zheng, C.; Yang, Y.; Zhao, G.* and Zou G.* (2011): Highly Enantioselective Epoxidation of a,b-Unsaturated Ketones Catalyzed byPrimary-Secondary Diamines. Adv. Synth. Catal. 353, 3129 – 3133.
  10.Xu, X.Chen, Y.;* Zou. G.* and Sun, J. (2010): Single, double andtriple deprotonation of diketimine bearing pendant pyridyl group and thecorresponding rare-earth metal complexes. Dalton Trans., 39, 3952–3958.
  11.Xin Xu, X.; Chen, Y.;* Zou, G.*, Ma, Z. and Li, G. (2010): Magnesium, zinc, and calcium complexes based on tridentatenitrogen ligands: Syntheses, structures, and catalytic activities to the ringopening polymerization of rac-lactide. J. Organomet. Chem. 695,1155–1162.
  12.Xu, X.; Chen,Y.*; Feng, J.; Zou, G. and Sun, J. (2010): Half-Sandwich Indenyl Rare Earth Metal DialkylComplexes: Syntheses, Structures, and Catalytic Activities of (1,3-(SiMe3)2C9H5)Ln(CH2SiMe3)2(THF). Organometallics. 29, 549–553.
  13.Song, Y.; Ke, H.; Wang, N.; Wang L. andZou, G.*(2009): Baylis–Hillman reactionpromoted by a recyclable protic-ionic-liquid solvent–catalyst system:DABCO–AcOH–H2O. Tetrahedron. 65, 9086–9090.
  14.Guo, Z.; Guo, J.; Song, Y.; Wang, L. and Zou G.* (2009): Hemilabile-coordinatedcopper promoted amination of aryl halides with ammonia in aqueous ethyleneglycol under atmosphere pressure. Appl. Organometal. Chem. 23, 150–153.
  15.Zou, G. *; Guo, G.; Wang, Z.; Huang, W. and Tang, J.(2007):Heck-type coupling vs. conjugateaddition in phosphine–rhodium catalyzed reactions of aryl boronic acids with a,b-unsaturatedcarbonyl compounds: a systematic investigation. Dalton Trans. 36, 3055–3064.
  16.Huang, W.; Zhang, R.; Zou, G.*; Tang, J. and Sun, J. (2007): An iodide/anion exchange routeto benzimidazolylidene silver complexes from benzimidazolium iodide: Crystalstructures of N,N’-dibutylbenzimidazolylidene silver chloride, bromide, cyanide and nitrate. J.Organomet. Chem. 692, 3804-3809.
  17.Yang, F.;He, L.-M.; Yi, H.; Zou, G.; Tang, J.* and He. M.-Y. (2007): An Efficient Silica-grafted Poly-(l)-leucine Catalyst for Asymmetric Epoxidation of UnsaturatedKetone. J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 273, 1–4.
  18.Zou, G.*; Huang, W.; Xiao,Y. and Tang J. (2006): Heck ReactionCatalysed by Palladium Supported with an Electron-rich Benzimidazolylidene Generatedin situ: Remarkable Ligand ElectronicEffects and Controllable mono- and di-Arylation. NewJ. Chem., 30, 803–809.
  19.Wang, H.; Cui, P.; Zou,G.; Yang, F. and Tang, J. (2006): Temperature-controlledHighly Selective Dimerization of a-Methylstyrene Catalyzed by Bronsted Acidic Ionic Liquid under Solvent-freeConditions. Tetrahedron.62,3985–3988.
  20.Huang, W.; Guo, J.; Xiao, Y.;Zhu, M.; Zou, G.* and Tang, J. (2005):Palladium–benzimidazolium Salt Catalyst Systems forSuzuki Coupling: Development of a Practical and Highly Active Palladium CatalystSystem for Coupling of Aromatic Halides with Arylboronic Acids. Tetrahedron. 61, 9783–9790.
  21.Yang, X.; Guo, J. and Zou, G.* (2005): Lanthanide-Catalysed Cross-Cannizzaro Reduction of Aromatic Aldehydes withFormaldehyde. Lett. Org. Chem. 2, 145-147.
  22.Yi, H.; Zou, G.; Li, Q.; Chen, Q.; Tang, J.* and He, M.-Y.(2005): Asymmetric Epoxidation of a,b-Unsaturated Ketones Catalyzed by Silica-grafted Poly-(L)-leucine Catalysts.Tetrahedron Lett. 46, 5665–5668.
  23.Wang, Z.; Zou, G.* and Tang, J.(2004): An Unprecedented Rhodium-catalysed Self-conjugateReduction, Cross-coupling Tandem Reaction of Cinnamaldehydes with Arylboronic Acids.Chem. Commun. 2004, 1192-1193.
  24.Qian, C.;* Zou,G.; Jiang, W.; Chen, Y.; Sun, J. and Li, N. (2004): Selective Synthesis,Structure, and Catalytic Behavior of meso-Divalent1,1-(3-Oxapentamethylene)-Bridged Bis(indenyl) lanthanidocenes. Organometallics. 23, 4980-4986.
  25.Zou, G.*; Wang, Z.; Zhu, J.; andTang, J. (2003): Rhodium-catalyzedHeck-type Reaction of Arylboronic Acids with a,b-Unsaturated Esters: Tuning b-Hydrogen elimination vs. Hydrolysis of Alkylrhodium Species. Chem. Commun. 2003, 2438-2439.
  26.Zou, G.*; Zhu, J. and Tang, J. (2003): Cross-coupling of Arylboronic Acidswith Terminal Alkynes in Air. TetrahedronLett. 44, 8709-8711.
  27.Zou, G.*; Wang, Z.;Zhu, J.; Tang, J. and He, M. (2003):Developing an Ionic Medium for Ligandless-palladium-catalysedSuzuki and Heck Couplings. J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 206,193-198.
  28.Xu, G.-L.; Zou, G.; Ni, Y.-H.;DeRosa, M. C.*; Crutchley, R. J.* and Tong R.* (2003): Polyyn-diyls Capped byDiruthenium Termini: A New Family of Carbon-Rich Organometallic Compounds andDistance-Dependent Electronic Coupling Therein. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125, 10057-10065.
  29.Zou, G. and Falck, J.R.* (2001): Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-coupling of Lithium n-Alkylborates. TetrahedronLett. 42, 5817–5819.
  30.Zou, G.; Reddy, Y. K.and Falck, J. R.* (2001): Ag(I)-promoted Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-couplingsof n-Alkylboronic Acids. Tetrahedron Lett. 42, 7213–7215.
  31.Falck, J. R.*; Srinagesh, K.P.; Reddy, Y. K.; Zou, G. and Capdevila, J. H. (2001): Stereospecific Synthesisof EET Metabolites via Suzuki–Miyaura Coupling. Tetrahedron Lett. 42, 7211–7212.
  32.Qian, C.*; Zou, G.; Chen, Y. andSun, J. (2001): Synthesis, Structure,and Catalytic Behavior of rac-1,1¢-(3-Oxapentamethylene)-BridgedBis(indenyl) ansa-Lanthanidocenes. Organometallics. 20, 3106-3112.
  33.Zou, G.; Alvarez, J. C. and Ren, T.* (2000):Ru-s-alkynyl Compounds of Tetraanilinopyridinato-diruthenium(II,III)Core: Synthesis and Structural Characterization. J. Organomet. Chem. 596,152-158.
  34.Ren, T.*; Zou, G. andAlvarez, J. C. (2000): Facile Electronic Communicationbetween Bimetallic Termini Bridged by Elemental Carbon Chains. Chem. Commun., 2000, 1197–1198.
  35.Zou, G. and Ren, T.* (2000): A Unique Pairof Stereoisomers: Synthesis and Structures of cis- and trans-Mo2(m-acetate)2 [m-N,N%-bis(trimethylsilyl)benzamidinate]2. Inorg. Chim. Acta. 304, 305-308.
  36.Qian, C.*; Zou, G. and Sun, J. (1999): A Facile Access to rac ansa-Lanthanocene Alkyl Complexes with an Ether-bridgedIndenyl Ligand and Crystal Structure of rac-[O(CH2CH2C9H6)2]YCH2SiMe3.J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1999, 519–520.
  37.Ren, T.*; DeSilva,V.; Zou, G.; Lin, C.; Daniels, L. M.; Campana, C. F. and Alvarez, J.C. O-DemethylationReaction at a Diruthenium Core: Synthesis and Structural Study of Two Novel DirutheniumCompounds. Inorg. Chem. Commun. 201–304.
  38.Qian, C.*; Zou, G. and Sun, J. (1998): Synthesis and Crystal Structure of 1,1-(3-Oxapentamethylene)-bridgedBis(indenyl) ansa-Lanthanocene Chlorides. J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. 1998, 1607–1611.
  39.Qian, C.*; Zou, G. and Sun, J. (1998): ChiralLanthanocene Complexes with an Ether-functionalized Indene Ligand: Synthesisand Structure of Bis{1-(2-methoxyethyl)indenyl}lanthanocene Chlorides. J.Organomet. Chem. 566, 21-28.
  40.Qian, C.*; Zou, G. and Gao, L. (1996): Studies on Organolanthanide Complexes. Part 61: Synthesisand Characterization of 3-Oxa-pentamethylene Bridged ansa-Metallocene Chloridesof Rare Earth Elements. J. Organomet. Chem. 525, 23-30.

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