Prof. Dr Yongge WEI

Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084

Tel: 86-10-62797852


Prof. Dr. Wei, born in 1967, received his BA from CentralChinaNormalUniversity in 1988, his MS from WuhanUniversity in 1991, and his Ph.D in chemistry from PekingUniversity in 1995. He became a faculty member of the Chemistry Department of Peking University in 1995, and was promoted to associate professor in 1999. During the year of 2000-2001, he spent his post-doctoral time as a research associate at University of Missouri - Kansas City (USA), and joined TsinghuaUniversity in 2005. His research interests include the chemistry of polyoxometalates, coordination chemistry and single-crystal X-ray crystallography, and are currently focused on the synthesis and chemical modification of polyoxometalates, polyoxometalate-promoted/catalyzed C-H bond activation and direct functionalization, and the reaction chemistry and controllable assembly of organically-derivatized polyoxometalates. He is a member of the Third Council of Chinese Society of Crystallography and a member of the Small Molecules Committee of Chinese Society of Crystallography.


Selected Publications

1.Yin, Panchao; Wu, Pingfan; Xiao, Zicheng; Li, Dong; Bitterlich, Emily; Zhang, Jin; Cheng, Peng; Vezenov, Dmitri V.; Liu, Tianbo*; Wei, Yongge*. A double-tailed fluorescent surfactant with a hexavanadate cluster as the head group. Angew. Chem. Int . Ed. 2011, 50(11), 2521-2525.

2.Zhang, Jin; Hao, Jian; Wei, Yongge*; Xiao, Fengping; Yin, Panchao; Wang, Longsheng. Nanoscale Chiral Rod-like Molecular Triads Assembled from Achiral Polyoxometalates. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132(1), 14-15. Featured Highlight in NPG Asia Materials.

3.Xiao, Fengping; Hao, Jian; Zhang, Jin; Lv, Chunlin; Yin, Panchao; Wang, Longsheng; Wei, Yongge*.Polyoxometalatocyclophanes: Controlled Assembly of Polyoxometalate-Based Chiral Metallamacrocycles from Achiral Building Blocks. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132(17), 5956-5957.

4.Hao, Jian; Xia, Yun; Wang, Longsheng; Ruhlmann*, Laurent; Zhu, Yulin; Li, Qiang; Yin, Panchao; Wei, Yongge*; Guo, Hongyou. Unprecedent Replacement of Bridging Oxygen Atom in Polyoxometalate with an Organic Imido Ligand.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47(14), 2626-2630.Highlight inNature China website

5.Li, Qiang; Wei, Yongge*; Hao, Jian; Zhu, Yulin; Wang, Longsheng. Unexpected C=C Bond Formation via Doubly Dehydrogenative Coupling of Two Saturated sp3 C-H Bonds Activated with a Polymolybdate. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129(18), 5810-5811.

6.Wei, Yongge*; Wu, Pingfan; Wang, Yuan; Shao, Meicheng. The Chemistry of Organoimido Derivatives of Polyoxometalates: Organic Chemistry as a Useful Tool for the Functionalization of POMs and the Preparation of Novel POM-Based Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Molecular Materials, Chapter inAdvances in Organometallic Chemistry Research, Edited by Kenji Yamamoto, Nova Science Publishers, 2007, pp.97-138.

7.Kang, Jeonghee; Xu, Bubin; Peng, Zhonghua*; Zhu, Xiaodong; Wei, Yongge; Powell, Douglas R.Molecular and Polymeric Hybrids Based on Covalently Linked Polyoxometalates and Transition-Metal Complexes. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2005, 44(42), 6902-6905.

8.Xu, Lin; Lu, Meng; Xu, Bubin; Wei, Yongge; Peng, Zhonghua*; Powell, Douglas R. Towards main-chain-polyoxometalate containing hybrid polymers: A highly efficient approach to bifunctionalized organoimido derivatives of hexamolybdates. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2002, 41(21), 4129-4132.

9.Lu, Meng; Wei, Yongge; Xu, Bubin; Cheung, Calida Fung-chi; Peng, Zhonghua*; Powell, Douglas R. Hybrid molecular dumbbells: Bridging polyoxometalate clusters with an organic pi-conjugated rod. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2002, 41(9), 1566-1568.

10.Xu, Bubin; Wei, Yongge; Barnes, Charles L.; Peng, Zhonghua*. Hybrid molecular materials based on covalently linked inorganic polyoxometalates and organic conjugated systems. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2001, 40(12), 2290-2292.

11.Wei, Yongge; Xu, Bubin; Barnes, Charles L.; Peng, Zhonghua*. An Efficient and Convenient Reaction Protocol to Organoimido Derivatives of Polyoxometalates. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123(17), 4083-4084.

12.Zhang, Shi-Wei *; Wei, Yong-Ge; Yu, Qing; Shao, Mei-Cheng; Tang, You-Qi. Toward Quantum Line–– Self-Assembly Process of Nanomolecular Building Blocks Leading to a Novel One-Dimensional Nanomolecular Polymer: Single-Crystal X-ray Structure of {[H3O]+12{(H2O)MoO2.5[Mo36O108(NO)4(H2O)16] O2.5Mo(H2O)}12-}. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119(27), 6440-6441.