Tang, Yong  Professor

State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry

Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS

345 Lingling Lu, Shanghai 200032

Phone: +86 21 54925156

Fax: +86 21 64166128

Email: tangy@sioc.ac.cn


09/1982 - 06/1986  B.S., Sichuan Normal University

09/1990 - 02/1993  M.S., Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS 

02/1993 - 02/1996  Ph.D., Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS 

Academic Career:

01/2000 - present  Professor, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

05/1999 - 12/1999   Associate Professor, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

05/1997 - 04/1999   Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgetown University

08/1996 - 05/1999  Postdoctoral Fellow, Colorado State University  

03/1996 - 07/1996  Research Associate, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry 

Awards & Honors:

2001  The First Class Award of Progress of Science and Technology of Shanghai (rank 3 in the awardees).

2002  The CAS-Bayer Award

2002  The Second Class Award of National Natural Sciences (rank 3 in the awardees)

2004  SYNTHESIS/SYNLETT Journal Award

2006  Science and Technology Award for Chinese Youth

Research Interest:

Ylide Chemistry in Organic Synthesis

Asymmetric Catalysis

Design and Synthesis of Polymerization Catalysts and its Applications in the Control Synthesis of Polyolefin.

Selected Publications:

1. Chao Deng, Li-Jia Wang, Jun Zhu, Yong Tang*A Chiral Cage-like Copper(I) Catalyst for Highly Enantioselective Synthesisof 1,1-Cyclopropane Diesters. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, accepted.

2. You-Yun Zhou, Li-Jia Wang, Jun Li, Xiu-Li Sun*,Yong Tang* Side-Arm-Promoted Highly Enantioselective Ring-Opening Reactions and Kinetic Resolution of Donor-Acceptor Cyclopropanes with Amines. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 9066-9069.

3. Carl Redshaw*, Yong Tang* Tridentate ligands and beyond in group IV metal α-olefin homo-/co-polymerization catalysis. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 4484-4510. 
4. Jun Li, Sai-Hu Liao, Hu Xiong, You-Yun Zhou, Xiu-Li Sun*, Yue Zhang, Xiao-Guang Zhou,Yong Tang* Highly Diastereo- and Enantioselective Cyclopropanation of 1,2-Disubstituted Alkenes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 8838-8841.

5. Peng Wang, Chun-Rong Liu, Xiu-Li Sun*, Shuai-Shuai Chen, Jun-Fang Li, Zuo-Wei Xie, Yong Tang* Highly Efficient and Practical Catalytic Wittig Olefination, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 290-292.

6. Jian-Ping Qu, Yong. Liang, Hao Xu, Xiu-Li Sun, Zhi-Xiang Yu*, Yong Tang* Highly Diastereoselective Construction of Fused Carbocycles from Cyclopropane-1,1- dicarboxylates and Cyclic Enol Silyl Ethers: Scope, Mechanism, and Origin of Diastereoselectivity. Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 2196-2201.

7. Da-Wei Wan, Yan-Shan Gao, Jun-Fang Li, Qi Shen, Xiu-Li Sun*, Yong Tang Synthesis, structure, and ethylene polymerization behavior of nickel complexes based on benzoylmethylenetri(2-alkoxylphenyl)phosphorane. Dalton Transactions 2012, 41, 4552-4557.

8. Jiao-Long Zhou, Yong Liang, Chao Deng, Hao-Lai Zhou, Zheng Wang, Xiu-Li Sun, Jun-Cheng Zheng, Zhi-Xiang Yu*, Yong Tang* Tunable Carbonyl Ylide Reactions: Selective Synthesis of Dihydrofurans and Dihydrobenzoxepines. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 7874-7878.

9. Chun-Rong Liu, Ben-Hu Zhu, Jun-Cheng Zheng, Xiu-Li Sun, Zuo-Wei Xie, Yong Tang* Highly diastereroselective synthesis of dihydrofurans and dihydropyrroles via pyridine catalyzed formal [4+1] annulationw. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 1342–1344.

10. Xin-Ke Wang, Zhou Chen, Xiu-Li Sun, Yong Tang*, Zuo-Wei Xie* Intramolecular Hydroamination of Aminoalkenes Catalyzed by a Cationic Zirconium Complex. Org. Lett. 2011, 13,4758-4761.

11. Peng Cao, Chao Deng, You-Yun Zhou, Xiu-Li Sun, Jun-Cheng Zheng, Zuowei Xie, Yong Tang* Asymmetric Nazarov Reaction Catalyzed by Chiral Tris(oxazoline)/Copper(II) Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 4463-4466.

12. Sunewang R. Wang, Chun-Yin Zhu, Xiu-Li Sun, Yong Tang* Reaction of Allylic Phosphoranes with Iron Porphyrin Carbenoids: Efficient, Selective, and Catalytic Intermolecular Formal Carbenoid Insertion into Olefinic C-H Bonds. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 4192-4193.

13. Xiao-Hong Yang, Chun-Rong Liu, Cong Wang, Xiu-Li Sun, Yang-Hui Guo, Xin-Ke Wang, Zheng Wang, Zuowei Xie, Yong Tang* [O-NSR]TiCl3-Catalyzed Copolymerization of Ethylene with Functionalized Olefins. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 8099–8102.

14. Qing-Gang Wang, Xian-Ming Deng, Ben-Hu Zhu, Long-Wu Ye, Xiu-Li Sun, Chuan-Ying Li, Chun-Yin Zhu, Qi Shen, Yong Tang* Tandem Michael Addition/Ylide Epoxidation for the Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Cyclohexadiene Epoxide Derivatives. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 5408-5409.

15. Xiu-Li Sun, Yong Tang* Ylide-Initiated Michael Addition-Cyclization Reactions beyond Cyclopropanes. Acc. Chem. Res. 2008, 41, 937-948.

16. Long-Wu Ye, Xiu-Li Sun, Qing-Gang Wang, Yong Tang* Phosphine Catalyzed Intramolecular Formal [3+2] Cycloaddition for the Highly Diastereoselective Synthesis of Bicyclo[n.3.0] Compounds. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 5951-5954.

17. Yan-Biao Kang, Xiu-Li Sun, Yong Tang* Highly Enantioselective and Diastereoselective Cycloaddition of Cyclopropanes with Nitrones and Its Application in the Kinetic Resolution of 2-Substituted Cyclopropane-1,1-dicarboxylates. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 3918-3921.

18. Chuan-Ying Li, Xiao-Bing Wang, Xiu-Li Sun, Yong Tang*, Jun-Cheng Zheng, Zheng-Hu Xu, Yong-Gui Zhou*, Li-Xin Dai Iron Porphyrin-catalyzed Olefination of Ketenes with Diazoacetate for the Enantioselective Synthesis of Allenes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 1494-1495.

19. Xian-Ming Deng, Ping Cai, Song Ye, Xiu-Li Sun, Wei-Wei Liao, Kai Li, Yong Tang*, Yun-Dong Wu*, Li-Xin Dai Enantioselective Synthesis of Vinylcyclopropanes and Vinylepoxides Mediated by Camphor-Derived Sulfur Ylides: Rationale of Enantioselectivity, Scope, and Limitation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 9730-9740.

20. Jun-Cheng Zheng, Wei-Wei Liao, Yong Tang*, Xiu-Li Sun, Li-Xin Dai The Michael Addition-Elimination of Ylides to a,b-Unsaturated Imines. HighlyStereoselective Synthesis of Vinylcyclopropanecarbaldehydes andVinylcyclopropylaziridines. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 12222-12223.

21. Wei-Wei Liao, Kai Li, Yong Tang* Controllable Diastereoselective Cyclopropanation. Enantioselective Synthesis of Vinylcyclopropanes via Chiral Telluronium Ylides. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 13030-13031.

22. Song Ye, Zheng-Zheng Huang, Chun-An Xia, Yong Tang*, Li-Xin Dai A Novel Chiral Sulfonium Yilde: Highly Enantioselective Synthesis of Vinylcyclopropanes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 2432-2433.

23. Jian Zhou, Yong Tang* Side-arm Effect: Improvement of the Enantiomeric Excess in the Asymmetric Michael Addition of Indoles to Alkylidene Malonates. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 9030-9031.