Professor Zhenpin LU(盧振品教授)

Research Assistant Professorppl---lzp

location Room 235 Science Centre
Phone No. (852) 3943 3581







2013-2016 Dr. rer. nat. Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
2010-2013 M.Sc. Fudan University, Shanghai
2006-2010 B.Sc. Fuzhou University



Since 2019.11 Research Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2019.06 – 2019.10 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Germany
2017.06 – 2019.05 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, UK


Research Interests

My research interests focus on boron chemistry, small molecular activation, metal-free catalysis and supramolecular chemistry


Honours and Awards

2019 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Return Grant
2019 Siebold-Collegium-Institute for Advanced Studies (SCIAS) Fellow
2017 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Research Fellowship
2015 Chinese government award for outstanding self-financed students abroad
2013 Outstanding graduate students, Shanghai city


Representative Publications

1. Z. Lu, R. Lavendomme, O. Burghaus, J. R. Nitschke. “A Zn4L6 capsule shows enhanced catalytic C-C bond formation activity upon C60 binding”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed2019, 58, 9073-9077.
2. Z. Lu, H. Quanz, J. Ruhl, G. Albrecht, C. Logemann, D. Schlettwein, P. R. Schreiner, H. A. Wegner. “Control of excited state conformation in B,N-acenes”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed2019,58, 4259-4263.
3. L. Hong, S. Ahles, A. H. Heindl, G. Tiétcha, A. Petrov, Z. Lu, C. Logemann, H. A. Wegner. “An air-stable bisboron complex: a practical bidentate Lewis acid catalyst”. Beilstein J. Org. Chem2018, 14, 618-625.
4. Z. Lu, H. Quanz, O. Burghaus, J. Hofmann, C. Logemann, S. Beeck, P. R. Schreiner, H. A. Wegner. “Stable Organic Neutral Diradical via Reversible Coordination”. J. Am. Chem. Soc2017, 139, 18488-18491.
5. Z. Lu, L. Schweighauser, H. Hausmann, H. A. Wegner. “Metal-Free Ammonia-Borane Dehydrogenation Catalysed by a Bis(borane) Lewis Acid”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed2015, 54, 15556 -15559.
6. Z. Lu, H. Hausmann, S. Becker, H. A. Wegner. “Aromaticity as Stabilizing Element in the Bidentate Activation for the Catalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide”. J. Am. Chem. Soc2015, 137, 5332-5335.
7. Z. Lu, Y. Wang, J. Liu, Y. Lin, Z. H. Li, H. Wang. “Synthesis and Reactivity of the CO2Adducts of Amine/Bis(2,4,6-tris(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)borane Pairs”. Organometallics 2013, 32, 6753-6758.
8. Y. Wang, W. Chen, Z. Lu, Z. H. Li, H. Wang. “Metal-Free HB(C6F5)2-Catalyzed Hydrogenation of Unfunctionalized Olefins and Mechanism Study of Borane-Mediated σ-Bond”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed2013, 52, 7496-7499.
9. Z. Lu, H. Ye, H. Wang. “New Organoboranes in ‘Frustrated Lewis Pair’ Chemistry”. Top. Curr. Chem2013, 334, 59-80.
10. H. Ye, Z. Lu, D. You, Z. Chen, Z. H. Li, H Wang. “‘Frustrated Lewis Pair’ Induced Boroauration of Terminal Alkynes”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed2012, 51, 12047-12050.
11. Z. Lu, Z. Cheng, Z. Chen, L. Weng, Z. H. Li, H. Wang. “Heterolytic Cleavage of Dihydrogen by Frustrated Lewis Pairs Comprised of Bis(2,4,6-tris(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-borane and Amines: Stepwise versus Concerted Mechanism”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed2011, 50, 12227-12231.