Professor Jie ZHANG(張洁教授)

Research Assistant Professor

location    Room G82 Science Centre

Phone No.    (852) 3943 3581

Email    jiezhang@cuhk.edu.hk

 0000-0001-5288-9444

 

Education

08/2014 – 12/2018 Ph.D Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
09/2011 – 06/2014 M.Sc. College of Chemical science and Engineering, Lanzhou University
09/2012 – 05/2014 Exchange student Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
09/2007 – 06/2011 B. Sc. College of Chemical Science and Engineering, Lanzhou University

 

Position

Since 01/2022 Research Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
05/2021 – 12/2021 Research Associate, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
05/2019 – 04/2021 Postdoctoral Fellow, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
01/2019 – 05-2019 Research Associate, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Research Interests

My research interests will focus on functionalization of o-carboranes and theoretical investigations of reaction mechanism using DFT calculations.

 

Representative Publications

1 Zhong, M.; Zhang, J.; Lu, Z.; Xie, Z. Diboration of Alkenes and Alkynes with a Carborane-Fused Four-Membered Boracycle Bearing an Electron-Precise B-B Bond. Dalton Trans. 2021, 50, 17150–17155.
2 Wang, H.; Zhang, J.; Xie. Z. Ring-Opening and Ring-Expansion Reactions of Carborane-Fused Borirane. Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 13187–13192.
3 Cheng, R.; Zhang, J.; Qiu, Z.; Xie, Z. Ir-Catalyzed Enantioselective B−H Alkenylation: Asymmetric Synthesis of Chiral-at-Cage o‑Carboranes. Nat. Commun. 2021, 12, 7146.
4 Wang, H.; Zhang, J.; Yang, J.; Xie, Z. Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of Acid-Free Neutral Oxoborane. Angew Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 19008–19012.
5 Zhang, J.; Xie, Z. Ene Reaction of o-Carboryne with Alkynes and Alkenes at Room Temperature: Synthesis of o-Carboranyl Allenes and Alkenes. Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 2971–2975.
6 Zhang, J.; Xie, Z. Tandem [4 + 2]/[2 + 2] Cycloaddition of o-Carboryne with Enynes: Facile Construction of Carborane-fused Tricyclics. Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 5616–5620.
7 Zhang, J.; Tang, C.; Xie, Z. Magnesium-mediated sp3 C–H activation in cascade cyclization of 1-arylethynyl-2-alkyl-o-carboranes: efficient synthesis of carborane-fused cyclopentanes. Chem. Sci. 2020, 11(36), 9925–9929.
8 Zhang, J.; Xie, Z. [2 + 2] Cycloaddition of o-Carboryne with Vinyl Ethers: Synthesis of Carborane-Fused Cyclobutanes. Organometallics 2020, 39, 4214–4220.
9 Lyu, H.; Zhang, J.; Yang, J.; Quan, Y.; Xie, Z. Catalytic Regioselective Cage B(8)–H Arylation of o-Carboranes via “Cage-Walking” Strategy. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 4219–4224.
10 Zhang, J.; Xie, Z. Broad Scope Extra-Annular [4 + 2] Cycloaddition of o-Carboryne with Styrenes: Efficient Route to Carborane-Fused Polycyclics. Chin. J. Chem. 2018, 36, 1041–1046.
11 Zhang, J.; Qiu, Z.; Xie, Z. Broad Scope [4 + 2] Cycloaddition of o-Carboryne with Pentafulvenes Using 1-Li-2-OTf-o-C2B10H10 as Precursor. Organometallics 2017, 36, 3806−3811.
12 Cheng, R.; Zhang, J.; Zhang, J.; Qiu, Z.; Xie, Z. Facile Synthesis of N-Carboranyl Amines through an ortho‐Carboryne Intermediate. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 1751−1754.
13 Zhang, J.; Qiu, Z.; Xu, P.-F.; Xie, Z. Diels–Alder Reaction of o-Carboryne with Fulvenes: Synthesis of Carboranonorbornadienes and Their Transformations. ChemPlusChem 2014, 79, 1044–1052.