Wang, Xiaoming   Professor

State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry

Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS

345 Lingling Lu, Shanghai 200032

Phone/Fax: +86 21 54925578



  09/2009 - 07/2014: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry. (Supervisor: Prof. Kuiling Ding)

  09/2005 - 07/2009: B.S. in Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. 

Academic Career:
03/2019 - present: Research Professor at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
02/2018 - 03/2019: Postdoc research in University of Tokyo, Japan (with Prof. Kyoko Nozaki).
09/2014 - 01/2018: Postdoc research in University of Münster, Germany (With Prof. Frank Glorius).

Awards & Honors:

  Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany.

  CAS President Award

  CAS Excellent PhD Dissertations

  2020 Thieme Chemistry Journals Award


Research Interest:

The Development of Novel Transition Metal Complexes and Their Application in Catalysis


Selected Publications:

1. Wang, X.; Seidel, F. W.; Nozaki, K.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201958, 12955–12959. Synthesis of Polyethylene with in-chain α,β-Unsaturated Ketone and Isolated Ketone Units by Pd-catalyzed Ring-opening Copolymerization of Cyclopropenones with Ethylene.

2. Wang, X.; Nozaki, K.* .J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018140, 15635-15640. Selective Chain-end Functionalization of Polar Polyethylenes: Orthogonal Reactivity of Carbene and Polar Vinyl Monomers in Their Copolymerization with Ethylene.

3. Wang, X.;& Li, Y.;& Knecht, T.; Daniliuc, C. G.; Houk, K. N.*; Glorius, F.* (&Both authors contributed equally.) Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201857, 5520-5524. Unprecedented Dearomatized Spirocyclopropane in a Sequential Rh(III)-catalyzed C-H Activation and Rearrangement Reaction.

4. Wang, X.; Lerchen, A.; Daniliuc, C. G.; Glorius, F.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201857, 1712-1716. Efficient Synthesis of Arylated Furans Enabled by a Sequential Rh-catalyzed Arylation and Cycloisomerization of Cyclopropenes.

5. Wang, X.; Gensch, T.; Lerchen, A.; Daniliuc, C. G.; Glorius, F.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017139, 6506-6512 (Top 20 most read JACS papers in May, 2017. Highlighted by Chemistry Views). Cp*Rh(III)/Bicyclic Olefin Cocatalyzed C-H Bond Amidation by Intramolecular Amide Transfer.

6. Wang, X.; Lerchen, A.; Gensch, T.; Knecht, T.; Daniliuc, C. G.; Glorius, F.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201756, 1381-1384. Combination of Cp*RhIII-Catalyzed C-H Activation and a Wagner–Meerwein-Type Rearrangement.

7. Wang, X.; & Yu, D.-G.; & Glorius, F.* (&Both authors contributed equally.) Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201554, 10280. Cp*Rh(III)-Catalyzed Arylation of sp3 C-H Bonds.

8. Wang, X.; Guo, P.; Han, Z.; Wang, X.; Wang, Z.; Ding, K.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014136, 405-411. Spiroketal-Based Diphosphine Ligands in Pd-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Amination of Morita-Baylis-Hillman Adducts: Exceptionally High Efficiency and New Mechanism.

9. Wang, X.; Meng, F.; Wang, Y.; Han, Z.; Chen, Y.-J.; Liu, L.*; Wang, Z.*; Ding, K.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201251, 9276-9282 (Highlighted by SYNFACTS2012, 1286). Aromatic Spiroketal Bisphosphine Ligands: Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Amination of Racemic Morita–Baylis–Hillman Adducts.

10. Wang, X.; Han, Z.; Wang, Z.*; Ding, K.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201251, 936-940 (Highlighted by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201251, 9486-9488 and SYNFACTS2012, 412). Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Aromatic Spiroketals by SpinPhox/Iridium(I)-Catalyzed Hydrogenation and Spiroketalization of α,α’-Bis(2-hydroxyarylidene)-Ketones.