JNU undergraduate publishes paper in Journal of Organic Chemistry

Modified time: Oct. 25, 2016

Source: College of Chemistry and Materials, Dean’s Office

Publisher: News Center

Zhang Zhongchao, a senior majoring in applied chemistry in JNU’s College of Chemistry and Materials, published a paper titled “DFT Mechanistic Study of Rh (III) -Catalyzed [3 + 2] / [5 + 2] Annulation of 4-Aryl-1,2,3-triazoles and Alkynes Unveils the Dual C-HActivation Strategy” in The Journal of Organic Chemistry as first author (instructors: Li Juan and Liao Xiaojian). The journal is the flagship publication of the American Chemical Society, and the paper is included in JCR2 area by the Chinese Academy of Sciences with an impact factor of 4,785.

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This paper explains the selectivity and stereo-selectivity of the catalyst for the reaction of alkyne and triazole from density functional theory, proposes the catalytic mechanism of trivalent rhodium cation and solves the selection of silver salt.

For excellent academic performance, Zhang has been admitted to the Peking University Shenzhen Research Institute. His class has published 15 academic papers in total, with six first authors, and hosted 4 national projects and 2 provincial projects.

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