Deng, Liang   Professor

State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry

Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS

345 Lingling Lu, Shanghai 200032

Phone/Fax: +86 21 54925460




08/2002 - 07/2006  Ph.D. The Chinese University of Hong Kong(Advisor: Prof. Zuowei Xie)

09/1998 - 07/2002  B.S. in chemistry, Peking University.

Research Experience:

08/2009 - present   Professor, State Key Laboratory of OrganometallicChemistry, SIOC

01/2007 - 07/2009 Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard University (Advisor: Prof. R. H. Holm)

08/2006 - 12/2006 Postdoctoral fellow, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Advisor: Prof. Zuowei Xie)

Awards & Honors:

Award for the Best Research Output by Research Postgraduate Students, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2006)

Research Interest:

Small molecule activation with transition metal complexes

Coordination chemistry of first-row transition metals

Biomimic chemistry of metal-carbon bond-containing metalloenzymes

Selected Publications:

1. Mo, Z.; Li, Y.-X.; Lee, H.-K.; Deng, L.* “Square-Planar Cobalt Complexes with Monodentate N-HeterocyclicCarbene Ligation: Synthesis, Structure, and Catalytic Application” Organometallics, 2011, in press.

2. Xiang, L.; Xiao, J.; Deng, L.* “Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of Organo-Iron(II) Complexes withN-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligation”Organometallics, 2011, 30, 2018-2025.

3. Deng, L.; Bill, E.; Wieghardt, K.; Holm, R. H.* “Cubane-Type Co4S4 Clusters: Synthesis, Redox Series, and Magnetic Ground States” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 11213-11221.

4. Deng, L.; Holm, R. H.* “Stabilization of Fully Reduced Iron-Sulfur Clusters by Carbene Ligation: The [FenSn]0 Oxidation Levels (n = 4, 8)” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 9878-9886.

5. Deng, L.; Xie, Z.* “Advances in the Chemistry of Carboranes and Metallacarboranes with More Than Twelve Vertices” Coord. Chem. Rev. (Review), 2007, 251, 2452-2476. 

6. Deng, L.; Chan, H.-S.; Xie, Z.* “Synthesis, Structure, Reactivity, and Thermal Isomerization of Boron-Substituted 13-Vertex Cobaltacarboranes (η5-Cp)Co(η6-R2C2B10Me8H2) (R = H, 

Et)” Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46, 2716-2724.

7. Deng, L.; Chan, H.-S.; Xie, Z.* “Nickel-Mediated Regioselective [2+2+2] Cycloaddition of Carboryne with Alkynes” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 7728-7729.

8. Deng, L.; Zhang, J.; Chan, H.-S.; Xie, Z.* “Synthesis and Structure of 14- and 15-Vertex Ruthenacarboranes” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2006, 45, 4309-4313.

9. Deng, L.; Chan, H.-S.; Xie, Z.* “Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of 13-Vertex Carboranes and 14-Vertex Metallacarboranes” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 5219-5230.

10. Deng, L.; Cheung, M.-S.; Xie,Z.* “Reduction of 1,2-(CH2)n-1,2-C2B10H10 by Group 1 Metals. Effects of Bridge Length/Rigidity on the Formation of Carborane Anions” 

Organometallics, 2005, 24, 6244-6249.

11. Deng, L.; Chan, H.-S.; Xie,Z.* “Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of a Zirconocene-Carboryne Precursor” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 13774-13775.

12. Deng, L.; Chan, H.-S.; Xie,Z.* “Synthesis, Reactivity, and Structural Characterization of a 14-Vertex Carborane” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2005, 44, 2128-2131.