Shuai Zheng

Graduate Student


  University of Pennsylvania, 2015 - present
Graduate student with Prof. Gary A. Molander

A.M. Washington University in St. Louis 2015
with Prof. Liviu Mirica
B.S. BS Zhejiang University, China, 2013
With Profs. Bing-Feng Shi, Chao Gao and Bruce Novak (NC State Univ)
Current Research:
    Photoredox Cross-Coupling

  • Desulfonative Photoredox Alkylation of N-Heteroaryl Sulfones – An Acid-free Approach for Substituted Heteroarene Synthesis Wang, Z.; Zheng, S.; Matsui, J. K.; Lu, Z.; Molander, G. A. Chem. Sci., 2019, Accepted Manuscript. doi: 10.1039/C9SC00776H
  • Merging Photoredox PCET with Ni-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling: Cascade Amidoarylation of Unactivated Olefins Zheng, S.; Gutiérrez-Bonet, Á.; Molander, G. A. Chem., 2019, 5, 339.
  • Nickel/Photoredox-Catalyzed Amidation via Alkylsilicates and Isocyanates Zheng, S.; Primer, D. N.; Molander, G. A. ACS Catal., 2017, 7, 7957.
  • Aromatic Cyanoalkylation through Double C–H Activation Mediated by Ni(III). Zhou, W.; Zheng, S.; Schultz, J. W.; Rath, N. P.; Mirica, L. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 5777.
  • Water soluble octa-functionalized POSS: all-click chemistry synthesis and efficient host–guest encapsulation. Han J.; Zheng Y.; Zheng S.; Li S.; Hu T.; Tang A.; Gao C. Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 8721.