Yi Wang

Yi Wang

Professional

Professor,Nanjing University,China Jan 21 – present

Associate Professor Jun 14- Dec 20

Research Collaborator: Professor Yi Pan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Research interests: Iridium Chemistry, fluorine chemistry, PET radiolabels.

Research Associate, Nanjing University, China Jan 13 – Jun 14

Research Advisor: Professor Yi Pan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Research interests: Organometallic Chemistry, fluorine chemistry, PET radiolabels.

ERC Research Fellow, The University of St Andrews, UK Jan 11 – Dec 12

Research Advisor: Professor David O’Hagan

Research interests: fluorine chemistry, enzyme chemistry, PET radiolabels.

Education

PhD in Organic Chemistry, The University of Edinburgh Jan 07 – Jun 10

Research Supervisor: Dr Hon Wai Lam

Thesis Title: Synthesis of multisubstituted alkenes via ring-opening of cyclopropenes.

Msc in Organic Chemistry, The University of Edinburgh Sep 05 – Sep 06

Research Supervisor: Dr Trent H. Galow

Thesis Title: Towards the synthesis of new triimide-based supramolecular synthons.

BSc in Chemistry, Nanjing University, China Sep 01 – Jun 05

Dissertation Title: Enantioselective synthesis of camphor-derived sulfur ylides.

Awards

2021  Thieme Chemistry Journals Award

2011  European Research Council Fellowship

2007  EaStCHEM PhD Studentship by Scottish Funding Council

2004  Hersbit Scholarship by NCM Hersbit Chemical Co., Ltd

Publications

22

“Recent advances in carbon-difluoroalkylation and -difluoroolefination with difluorocarbene”, W-G. Zhang and Y. Wang*, Tetrahedron Lett. 2018, 59, 1301-1308.
21
“Metal-free sequential decarbonylative annulation of Ncyanamides for the construction of 2,3-dihydropyrrolo[2,1-b]quinazolin-9(1H)-ones”, X-K. Liu, P. Qian, Y. Wang* and Y. Pan, Org. Chem. Front. 2017, 4, 2370-2374.
20
“Solvent Controlled Radical Cyclization of Propargylamines for Multi-Iodinated Quinoline Formation”, Y. Zhang, X-K. Liu, Z-G. Wu*, Y. Wang* and Y. Pan, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 6901-6904.
19
“Novel phosphine oxide-based electron-transporting materials for efficient phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes”, Z-G. Wu, J. Zhou, L. Yu, G. Karotsis, Y. Wang* Y-X. Zheng* and Y. Pan, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, 5, 8579-8585.
18
“Photocatalyzed cascade oxidative annulation of propargylamines and phosphine oxides”, Z-G. Wu, L. Xiao. J. Zhou, L. Yu, Y. Wang*, Y-X. Zheng*, Y-F. Li, J-L. Zuo and Y. Pan, Chem. Comm., 2017, 53, 6637-6640.
17
“Suppression of efficiency roll-off in highly efficient blue phosphorescent organic light-emitting devices using novel iridium phosphors with good electron mobility”, Z-G. Wu, Y-X. Zheng*, L. Zhou*, Y. Wang* and Y. Pan, Org. Electron., 2017, 42, 141-145.
16
“Novel Design of Iridium Phosphors with Pyridinylphosphinate Ligands for Highly Efficient Blue Organic Light-emitting Diodes”, Z-G. Wu, Y-M. Jing, G-Z. Lu, J. Zhou, Y-X. Zheng*, L. Zhou*, Y. Wang*, J-L. Zuo, Y. Pan, H-J. Zhang, Sci. Rep., 2016, 6, 38478.
15
“Metal-Free Tandem Oxidative Coupling of Primary Alcohols with Azoles for the Synthesis of Hemiaminal Ethers”, J. Sun, Y. Zhang, S. Mathan, Y. Wang* and Y. Pan, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 3380-3385.
14
“Metal-Free Catalytic Approach for Allylic C–H Amination Using N-Heterocycles via sp3 C–H Bond Activation”, J. Sun, Y. Wang* and Y. Pan, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 8945-8950.
13
“Manganese Catalysed sulfenylation of N-methyl Amides with Arenesulfonyl Hydrazides”, J. Sun, Y. Wang*, Y. Pan, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, 13, 3878-3881.
12
“A convenient enantioselective decarboxylative aldol reaction to access chiral α-hydroxy esters using β-keto acids”, Z. Duan, J. Han, P. Qian, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang* and Y. Pan, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 969-974.
11
“The difluoromethylene (CF2) group in aliphatic chains: Synthesis and conformational preference of palmitic acids and nonadecane containing CF2 groups”, Y. Wang, R. Callejo, A. M. Z. Slawin and D. O’Hagan*. Beilstein J. Org. Chem., 2014, 10, 18-25.
10
“Enantioselective Synthesis of 3-Hydroxy Oxindoles by Ytterbium-Catalysed Decarboxylative Addition of β-Ketoacids to Isatins”, Z. Duan, J. Han, P. Qian, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang* and Y. Pan. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 6456-6459.
9
"The preferred conformation of erythro- and threo-1,2-difluorocyclododecanes", Y. Wang, P. Kirsch, T. Lebl, A. M. Z. Slawin and D. O’Hagan*, Beilstein J. Org. Chem., 2012, 8, 1271-1278.
8
"The influence of the difluoromethylene group (CF2) on the conformation of selected organic compounds", D. O’Hagan*, Y. Wang, M. Skibinski, A. M. Z. Slawin and T. Lebl, Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2012, 7, 1587-1595.
7
"Alicyclic ring structure: Conformational influence of the CF2 group in cyclododecanes", M. Skibinski, Y. Wang, A. M. Z. Slawin, T. Lebl, P. Kirsch and D. O’Hagan*, Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2011, 50, 10581-10584.
6
"Fluorescence Enhancement by Symmetry Breaking in a Twisted Triphenylene Derivative", J. Levell, A. Ruseckas, J. Henry, A. Stretton, A. Mount, I. Samuel, Y. Wang and T. Galow*, J. Phys. Chem., 2010, 114, 13291-13295.
5
“Stereoselective Formation of Alkenyl Halides via Magnesium Halide Promoted Ring Opening of Bis-Activated Cyclopropenes”, Y. Wang and H.W. Lam*, J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 1353-1355.
4
“Stereoselective Synthesis of Tri- and Tetrasubstituted Alkenes via Iron-Catalysed Carbometalation–Ring-Opening Reactions of Cyclopropenes”, Y. Wang, F. Y. Chen, E.A.F. Fordyce, and H.W. Lam*, Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2008, 47, 7350-7353.
3
“Copper-Catalysed Silylation of Cyclopropenes Using (Trifluoromethyl)trimethylsilane”, E. A. F. Fordyce, Y. Wang, T. Luebbers, H. Lam*, Chem. Comm, 2008, 1124-1126.
2
“1,4,5,8,9,12-Hexamethyltriphenylene. A Molecule with a Flipping Twist”, Y. Wang, A.D. Stretton, M.C. McConnell, P.A. Wood, S. Parsons, J.B. Henry, A.R. Mount and T.H. Galow*.  J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2007, 129(43), 13193-13200.
1
“New Camphor-Derived Selenonium Ylides: Enantioselective Synthesis of Chiral Epoxides”, X. L. Li, Y. Wang and Z. Z. Huang*, Aust. J. Chem, 2005, 58 (10), 749–752.

Invited Talks

l  June 2009, The 10th Tetrahedron Symposium, Paris

Title: Hexamethyltriphenylene - A Molecule with a Flipping Twist.

l  March 2010, The University of Cambridge

Title: Transition Metal Catalysed Ring-opening Reactions of Cyclic Alkenes.

l  June 2010, The University of Liverpool

Title: Iron Catalysed Ring-opening Reactions of Cyclic Alkenes and Heterocycles.

l  October 2010, The University of Manchester

Title: Stereoselective Synthesis of Tri- and Tetrasubstituted Alkenes via Iron-Catalysed Carbometalation–Ring-Opening Reactions of Cyclopropenes.

l  September 2011, 11th Annual RSC Fluorine Group Meeting, The University of Aberdeen

Title: Alicyclic ring structure: Conformational influence of the CF2 group in cyclododecanes.

l  November 2014, Hongkong University of Science and Technology

Title: Enantioselective Decarboxylative Addition of b-Ketoacids to Isatins and Trifluoromethyl Sulfinamides. 

Yi Wang

Professional

Associate Professor, Nanjing University

Jun 14 – present

Research Collaborator: Professor Yi Pan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Research interests: Iridium Chemistry, fluorine chemistry, PET radiolabels.

Research Associate, Nanjing University, China

Jan 13 – Jun 14

Research Advisor: Professor Yi Pan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Research interests: Organometallic Chemistry, fluorine chemistry, PET radiolabels.

ERC Research Fellow, The University of St Andrews, UK

Jan 11 – Dec 12

Research Advisor: Professor David O’Hagan

Research interests: fluorine chemistry, enzyme chemistry, PET radiolabels.

Education

PhD in Organic Chemistry, The University of Edinburgh

Jan 07 – Jun 10

Research Supervisor: Dr Hon Wai Lam

Thesis Title: Synthesis of multisubstituted alkenes via ring-opening of cyclopropenes.

Msc in Organic Chemistry, The University of Edinburgh

Sep 05 – Sep 06

Research Supervisor: Dr Trent H. Galow

Thesis Title: Towards the synthesis of new triimide-based supramolecular synthons.

BSc in Chemistry, Nanjing University, China

Sep 01 – Jun 05

Dissertation Title: Enantioselective synthesis of camphor-derived sulfur ylides.

Awards

2011  European Research Council Fellowship

2007  EaStCHEM PhD Studentship by Scottish Funding Council

2004  Hersbit Scholarship by NCM Hersbit Chemical Co., Ltd

2002  Nanjing University Renming Studentship

Publications

22
“Recent advances in carbon-difluoroalkylation and -difluoroolefination with difluorocarbene”, W-G. Zhang and Y. Wang*, Tetrahedron Lett. 2018, 59, 1301-1308.
21
“Metal-free sequential decarbonylative annulation of Ncyanamides for the construction of 2,3-dihydropyrrolo[2,1-b]quinazolin-9(1H)-ones”, X-K. Liu, P. Qian, Y. Wang* and Y. Pan, Org. Chem. Front. 2017, 4, 2370-2374.
20
“Solvent Controlled Radical Cyclization of Propargylamines for Multi-Iodinated Quinoline Formation”, Y. Zhang, X-K. Liu, Z-G. Wu*, Y. Wang* and Y. Pan, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 6901-6904.
19
“Novel phosphine oxide-based electron-transporting materials for efficient phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes”, Z-G. Wu, J. Zhou, L. Yu, G. Karotsis, Y. Wang* Y-X. Zheng* and Y. Pan, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, 5, 8579-8585.
18
“Photocatalyzed cascade oxidative annulation of propargylamines and phosphine oxides”, Z-G. Wu, L. Xiao. J. Zhou, L. Yu, Y. Wang*, Y-X. Zheng*, Y-F. Li, J-L. Zuo and Y. Pan, Chem. Comm., 2017, 53, 6637-6640.
17
“Suppression of efficiency roll-off in highly efficient blue phosphorescent organic light-emitting devices using novel iridium phosphors with good electron mobility”, Z-G. Wu, Y-X. Zheng*, L. Zhou*, Y. Wang* and Y. Pan, Org. Electron., 2017, 42, 141-145.
16
“Novel Design of Iridium Phosphors with Pyridinylphosphinate Ligands for Highly Efficient Blue Organic Light-emitting Diodes”, Z-G. Wu, Y-M. Jing, G-Z. Lu, J. Zhou, Y-X. Zheng*, L. Zhou*, Y. Wang*, J-L. Zuo, Y. Pan, H-J. Zhang, Sci. Rep., 2016, 6, 38478.
15
“Metal-Free Tandem Oxidative Coupling of Primary Alcohols with Azoles for the Synthesis of Hemiaminal Ethers”, J. Sun, Y. Zhang, S. Mathan, Y. Wang* and Y. Pan, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 3380-3385.
14
“Metal-Free Catalytic Approach for Allylic C–H Amination Using N-Heterocycles via sp3 C–H Bond Activation”, J. Sun, Y. Wang* and Y. Pan, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 8945-8950.
13
“Manganese Catalysed sulfenylation of N-methyl Amides with Arenesulfonyl Hydrazides”, J. Sun, Y. Wang*, Y. Pan, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, 13, 3878-3881.
12
“A convenient enantioselective decarboxylative aldol reaction to access chiral α-hydroxy esters using β-keto acids”, Z. Duan, J. Han, P. Qian, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang* and Y. Pan, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 969-974.
11
“The difluoromethylene (CF2) group in aliphatic chains: Synthesis and conformational preference of palmitic acids and nonadecane containing CF2 groups”, Y. Wang, R. Callejo, A. M. Z. Slawin and D. O’Hagan*. Beilstein J. Org. Chem., 2014, 10, 18-25.
10
“Enantioselective Synthesis of 3-Hydroxy Oxindoles by Ytterbium-Catalysed Decarboxylative Addition of β-Ketoacids to Isatins”, Z. Duan, J. Han, P. Qian, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang* and Y. Pan. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 6456-6459.
9
"The preferred conformation of erythro- and threo-1,2-difluorocyclododecanes", Y. Wang, P. Kirsch, T. Lebl, A. M. Z. Slawin and D. O’Hagan*, Beilstein J. Org. Chem., 2012, 8, 1271-1278.
8
"The influence of the difluoromethylene group (CF2) on the conformation of selected organic compounds", D. O’Hagan*, Y. Wang, M. Skibinski, A. M. Z. Slawin and T. Lebl, Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2012, 7, 1587-1595.
7
"Alicyclic ring structure: Conformational influence of the CF2 group in cyclododecanes", M. Skibinski, Y. Wang, A. M. Z. Slawin, T. Lebl, P. Kirsch and D. O’Hagan*, Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2011, 50, 10581-10584.
6
"Fluorescence Enhancement by Symmetry Breaking in a Twisted Triphenylene Derivative", J. Levell, A. Ruseckas, J. Henry, A. Stretton, A. Mount, I. Samuel, Y. Wang and T. Galow*, J. Phys. Chem., 2010, 114, 13291-13295.
5
“Stereoselective Formation of Alkenyl Halides via Magnesium Halide Promoted Ring Opening of Bis-Activated Cyclopropenes”, Y. Wang and H.W. Lam*, J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 1353-1355.
4
“Stereoselective Synthesis of Tri- and Tetrasubstituted Alkenes via Iron-Catalysed Carbometalation–Ring-Opening Reactions of Cyclopropenes”, Y. Wang, F. Y. Chen, E.A.F. Fordyce, and H.W. Lam*, Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2008, 47, 7350-7353.
3
“Copper-Catalysed Silylation of Cyclopropenes Using (Trifluoromethyl)trimethylsilane”, E. A. F. Fordyce, Y. Wang, T. Luebbers, H. Lam*, Chem. Comm, 2008, 1124-1126.
2
“1,4,5,8,9,12-Hexamethyltriphenylene. A Molecule with a Flipping Twist”, Y. Wang, A.D. Stretton, M.C. McConnell, P.A. Wood, S. Parsons, J.B. Henry, A.R. Mount and T.H. Galow*.  J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2007, 129(43), 13193-13200.
1
“New Camphor-Derived Selenonium Ylides: Enantioselective Synthesis of Chiral Epoxides”, X. L. Li, Y. Wang and Z. Z. Huang*, Aust. J. Chem, 2005, 58 (10), 749–752.

Invited Talks

l  June 2009, The 10th Tetrahedron Symposium, Paris

Title: Hexamethyltriphenylene - A Molecule with a Flipping Twist.

l  March 2010, The University of Cambridge

Title: Transition Metal Catalysed Ring-opening Reactions of Cyclic Alkenes.

l  June 2010, The University of Liverpool

Title: Iron Catalysed Ring-opening Reactions of Cyclic Alkenes and Heterocycles.

l  October 2010, The University of Manchester

Title: Stereoselective Synthesis of Tri- and Tetrasubstituted Alkenes via Iron-Catalysed Carbometalation–Ring-Opening Reactions of Cyclopropenes.

l  September 2011, 11th Annual RSC Fluorine Group Meeting, The University of Aberdeen

Title: Alicyclic ring structure: Conformational influence of the CF2 group in cyclododecanes.

l  November 2014, Hongkong University of Science and Technology

Title: Enantioselective Decarboxylative Addition of b-Ketoacids to Isatins and Trifluoromethyl Sulfinamides.