Institution name and department

University of Science and Technology of China, Department of Chemistry

Position held





96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, Anhui 230026, China



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·         Mechanosynthesis









Areas of Research/Expertise 

 His research interests include mechanochemistry, fullerene chemistry, and C–H activation reactions. 

5 Most representative publications related to mechanochemistry 

1)   Wang, G.-W. Mechanochemical Organic Synthesis. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42, 7668-7700. DOI: 10.1039/C3CS35526H

2)   Zhu, S.-E; Li, F.; Wang, G.-W. Mechanochemistry of Fullerenes and Related Materials. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42, 7535-7570. DOI: 10.1039/C3CS35494F

3)   Liu, H.-W.; Xu, H.; Shao, G.; Wang, G.-W. Zinc-Mediated Reductive Cyclization of [60]Fullerene with Enones and Subsequent Dehydration under Solvent-Free and Ball-Milling Conditions. Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 2625-2628. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b00612

4)   Xu, H.; Liu, H.-W.; Chen, K.; Wang, G.-W. One-Pot Multicomponent Mechanosynthesis of Polysubstituted trans-2,3-Dihydropyrroles and Pyrroles from Amines, Alkyne Esters, and Chalcones. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 6035-6049. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b00665

5)   Xu, H.; Liu, H.-W.; Lin, H.-S.; Wang, G.-W. Solvent-Free Iodine-Promoted Synthesis of 3,2'-Pyrrolinyl Spirooxindoles from Alkylidene Oxindoles and Enamino Esters under Ball-Milling Conditions. Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 12477-12480. DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08306H

5 Most representative publications non-related to Mechanochemistry 

1)      Niu, C.; Zhou, D.-B.; Yang, Y.; Yin, Z.-C.; Wang, G.-W. A Retro Baeyer–Villiger Reaction: Electrochemical Reduction of [60]Fullerene-Fused Lactones to [60]Fullerene-Fused Ketones. Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 3012-3017. DOI: 10.1039/C8SC05089A

2)      Jing, K.; Li, Z.-Y. Wang, G.-W. Direct Decarboxylative Meta-Selective Acylation of Arenes via an Ortho-Ruthenation Strategy. ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 11875-11881. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b03695

3)      Xiao, Y.; Zhu, S.-E; Liu, D.-J.; Suzuki,M.; Lu, X. Wang, G.-W. Regioselective Electrosynthesis of Rare 1,2,3,16-Functionalized [60]Fullerene Derivatives. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 3006-3010. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201310565

4)      Liu, T.-X.; Tao, W.; Zhu, S.-E; Wang, G.-W.; Jiao, M.; Yang, S.; Bowles, F. L.; Olmstead, M. M.; Balch, A. L. Azide Addition to an Endohedral Metallofullerene: Formation of Azafulleroids of Sc3N@Ih-C80. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 11956-11959. DOI: 10.1021/ja305446v

5)      Wang, G.-W.; Yuan, T.-T.; Li, D.-D. One-Pot Cascade C–C and C–N Bond Formation via Palladium-Catalyzed Dual C–H Activations: Synthesis of Phenanthridinones. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 1380-1383. DOI: 10.1002/ange.201005874

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