Wang Research Group:  Organic Synthesis and Catalysis

Fifth Floor, Chevron Science Center 

Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences  •  University of Pittsburgh

Department of Chemistry

2023-1-25: James, Rui, and Yue’s paper on vinyl cation-mediated hydroarylation was highlighted in Synfacts: Pyridinium-Promoted Hydroarylation of Alkynes

2023-1-9: Our work with computational collaborators in the Peng Liu Group on the design of Cp ligands for iron-catalyzed allylic C–H functionalization has been published as a VIP article in Angewandte Chemie: Designed Iron Catalysts for Allylic C−H Functionalization of Propylene and Simple Olefins

Congrats to Ruihan, Yidong, Ruiqi, Parker, and Christopher!

2022-12-26: Our work on the coupling of allenes, aldehydes, and silyl triflates through iron-catalyzed C–H functionalization has been published in Synthesis (Invited Feature Article): Iron-Catalyzed Synthesis of 1,1-Disubstituted Allenylic Silyl Ethers Through Regioselective C(sp2)−H Functionalization of Allenes 

Congrats to Ruiqi and Yidong!

2022-10-18: Jin, Yidong, and Aaron’s paper on stereoselective propargylic C–H allylation was highlighted in Synfacts: Iridium-Catalyzed Enantioselective and Diastereodivergent Propargylic C(sp3)–H Allylation

2022-9-13: Our work on vinyl cation-mediated cyclization reactions has been published in ChemComm (Invited manuscript for 2022 Emerging Investigators collection): Vinyl Cation-Mediated Intramolecular Hydroarylation of Alkynes Using Pyridinium Reagents

Congrats to James, Rui, and Yue!

2022-8-17: Our work on stereoselective propargylic C–H allylation has been published in JACS: Enantioselective and Diastereodivergent Allylation of Propargylic CH Bonds

Congrats to Jin, Yidong, and Aaron!

2022-7-8: The group says goodbye to Yidong Wang and congratulates him on starting his own research group at Yangzhou University.

2022-3-3: Graduate student Jin Zhu received an Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.  Undergraduates Parker Staub and Molly Nagle were awarded departmental Mary Louise Theodore Scholarships.  Undergraduate Nick Wade was awarded a 2022 ACS Organic Division Undergraduate Award.  Congrats to Jin, Parker, Molly, and Nick!

2022-1-15: Yiming’s recent Young Career Focus interview with Synform has been published: Interview with Yiming Wang

2021-11-24: The group’s work on cross dehydrogenative coupling of allenes and tetrahydroisoquinolines has been published in ChemComm (Invited manuscript for a Themed Collection on the Functionalization of Unreactive C–H bonds): Contrasteric Coupling of Allenes and Tetrahydroisoquinolines by Iron-Catalysed Allenic C(sp2)–H Functionalisation

Congrats to Yue, Nick, Phil, and Yidong!

Contact: (email) ym.wang@pitt.edu, (tel.) 412-624-0028, (office) 505 Chevron Science Center

Graduate student liaison: Austin Durham (acd63@pitt.edu)

Mailing address: 326 Chevron Science Center, 219 Parkman Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15260