Wang Research Group:  Organic Synthesis and Catalysis

Fifth Floor, Chevron Science Center 

Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences  •  University of Pittsburgh

Department of Chemistry

2023-5-19: Austin and Cindy’s paper on regioselective dihydropyrrolone synthesis using iron complexes has been published in Chemistry – A European Journal: Iron-Mediated C−H Functionalization of Unactivated Alkynes for the Synthesis of Derivatized Dihydropyrrolones: Regioselectivity Under Thermodynamic Control

Congrats to Austin and Cindy!

2023-3-21: Ruihan has been awarded an Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship and Ruiqi has been awarded an Arts & Sciences Fellowship by the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences; Christopher, Yuting, and Anna have been awarded Wass Fellowships by the Department of Chemistry.

Congrats to everyone for their success in these fellowship applications!

2023-2-27: Sarah and Yidong’s paper on the coupling of alkenes and enones with iron catalysis has been published in Organic Letters: Iron-Catalyzed Coupling of Alkenes and Enones: SakuraiMichael-type Conjugate Addition of Catalytic Allyliron Intermediates

Congrats to Sarah and Yidong!

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! (Synfacts highlight )

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!


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