Zheng-jun Wang

Visiting Scholar


  University of Pennsylvania, 2017-present
Visiting Scholar with Professor Gary A. Molander

Ph.D. Hunan University, 2013-present
“Pd Bimetallic Nanocomposites: Preparation, Characterization, and Their Catalytic Activity toward Carbon-Carbon Coupling Reactions” with Prof. Xinhua Xu

B.S. Suzhou University, 2012
with Prof. Chong Wang

Current Research:
    Ni/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
  • Nondirecting Group sp3 C−H Activation for Synthesis of Bibenzyls via Homo-coupling as Catalyzed by Reduced Graphene Oxide Supported PtPd@Pt Porous Nanospheres Wang, Z-J.; Lv, J-J.; Yi, R-N.; Xiao, M.; Feng, J-J.; Liang, Z-W.; Wang, A-J.; Xu, X.Adv. Synth. Catal. , 2017, Accepted Manuscript.
  • Carbonylative Suzuki cross-coupling reaction catalyzed by bimetallic Pd-Pt nanodendrites under ambient CO pressure Wang, Z-J.; Wang, X-Y.; Wang, X.; Liang, Z-W.; Xu. X. Catal. Commun., 2017, 101 10.
  • Bimetallic Au-Pd Nanochain Networks: Facile Synthesis and Promising Application in Biaryl Synthesis Wang, Z-J.; Wang, X.; Lv, J-J.; Feng, J-J.; Xu, X.; Wang, A-J.; Liang, Z-W. New J. Chem., 2017, 41 3894.
  • Facile synthesis of highly active Pd-Cu nanowires catalyst through a simple wet-chemical strategy for ligand-free Suzuki cross coupling reaction Lv, J-J.; Wang, Z-J.; Qiu, R.; Feng, J-J., Wang, A-J.; Xu, X. Appl. Catal. A: Gen., 2016, 522 188.
  • Cu(II)@Luviset clear as recyclable catalyst for the formation of C–C bond in homo-coupling of terminal alkynes Wang, Z-J.; Wang P-H.; Lv, J-J.; Feng, J-J., Xu, X.; Wang, A-J.; Au, C-K.; Qiu, R. RSC Adv., 2015, 5 96372.
  • Enhanced catalytic performance of Pd–Pt nanodendrites for ligand-free Suzuki cross-coupling reactions Wang, Z-J.; Lv, J-J.; Feng, J-J., Li N.; Xu, X.; Wang, A-J.; Qiu, R. RSC Adv., 2015, 5 28467.