Associate Prof. Yong Li

Department of Chemistry, TsinghuaUniversity, Beijing 100084, P. R. China

Tel: +86-10-62788971;

Fax: +86-10-62771149;



Educational Background

1979.9-1980.2     Department of Physics, BeijingUniversity

1980.3-1981.3     Preparatory School for Sending Students to Japan, Normal University of NortheastChina

1981.4-1985.3     Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ehime University, Japan(B.Sc.)

1985.4-1987.3     Graduate School of Science, Ehime University, Japan (M. Sc.)

1997.5                   Ph. D. of Kyoto University, Japan (Supervised by Professor Jun Yamauchi)


Professional Experience:

1987.4-1989.11     Assistant, Department of Chemistry, TsinghuaUniversity

1989.12-1994.11   Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, TsinghuaUniversity

1994.12-present    Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, TsinghuaUniversity


International Activities:

1989.10-1989.12   Visiting Researcher, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ehime University, Japan

1995.10-1997.4     Visiting Scientist, GraduateSchool of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Japan


Scientific Activities:

Editor of Journal of Basic Science and Engineering (China)

Editor of Chinese Journal of Magnetic Resonance

Vice Chairman and Secretary General of the National Committee of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

 Member of International EPR(ESR) Society

Representative of China in Asia-Pacific EPR(ESR) Society 

Secretary general and vice-chairman of Committee of the Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Chinese Physical Society

Member of Chinese Chemical Society


Scientific Interests:

1.Magnetochemistry (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance & Electron Spin Resonance)

2.Coordination Chemistry

3.Chemistry of Macrocyclic Compounds

4.Spin Chemistry 


Selected Publications:

1. Li Y, Zhang H, Yang HJ, Two-dimensional CW-ESR correlation spectroscopy, Applied Magnetic Resonance, 2008, 33(1-2), 103-110.

2. Hu XJ, Yang HJ, Li Y, Syntheses and spin-spin exchange interactions of calix[4]arene biradicals, Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 2008, 70(2), 439-444.

3. Shi HC. Li Y, Formation of nitroxide radicals from secondary amines and peracids: A peroxyl radical oxidation pathway derived from electron spin resonance detection and density functional theory calculation, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 2007, 271(1-2), 32-41.

4. Hu XJ, Li Y, Yang HJ, Luo YH, Synthesis and ESR behaviors of nitroxide monoradical based on calix[4]arene, Tetrahedron Letters, 2006, 47, 7463–7465.

5. Hou BH, Li Y, Liu GQ, Zhang GH., Liu FY, Tao SQ, ESR study of the Mn2+ center in LiNbO3, Acta Physica Sinica, 2005, 54 (1), 373-378,.

6. Sato K, Sawai T, Shiomi D, Takui T, Wang Q, Wang JS, Li Y, Wu GS, A cw/pulsed ESR study of a calix[4]arene biradical with two nitroxides, Synthetic Metals, 2003, 137(1-3): 1197-1198.

7. Wang Q, Li Y, Wu GS, Synthesis and reversible thermo-induced conformational transitions of a stable nitroxide biradical based on calix[4]arene, Chemical Communications, 2002, (12), 1268-1269.