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Research Interests


DFT Studies of Homogeneous Catalysis, Transition-metal Chemistry, Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOF) in Catalysis, Rational Design of Catalysts

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B.S. Applied Chemistry, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China. 2010

Ph.D. Computational Chemistry, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. 2015

Selected Publications

Qu, S.; Dang, Y.; Song, C.; Wen, M.; Huang, K.-W.; Wang, Z.-X. “Catalytic mechanisms of direct pyrrole synthesis via dehydrogenative coupling mediated by PNP-Ir or PNN-Ru pincer complexes: crucial role of proton-transfer shuttles in the PNP-Ir system”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 4974-4991.

Qu, S.; Dang, Y.; Song, C.; Guo, J.; Wang, Z.-X. “Depolymerization of Oxidized Lignin Catalyzed by Formic Acid Exploits an Unconventional Elimination Mechanism Involving 3c–4e Bonding: A DFT Mechanistic Study”, ACS Catal. 2015, 6386-6396.

Qu, S.; Dai, H.; Dang, Y.; Song, C.; Wang, Z.-X.; Guan, H. “Computational Mechanistic Study of Fe-Catalyzed Hydrogenation of Esters to Alcohols: Improving Catalysis by Accelerating Pre-catalyst Activation with a Lewis Base”, ACS Catal. 2014, 4, 4377-4388.

Qu, S.; Dang, Y.; Wen, M.; Wang, Z.-X. “Mechanism of the Methyltrioxorhenium- Catalyzed Deoxydehydration of Polyols: A New Pathway Revealed”, Chem.-Eur. J. 2013, 19, 3827-3832.

Xia, Y.; Qu, S.; Xiao, Q.; Wang, Z.-X.; Qu, P.; Chen, L.; Liu, Z.; Tian, L.; Huang, Z.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, J. “Palladium-Catalyzed Carbene Migratory Insertion Using Conjugated Ene-Yne-Ketones as Carbene Precursors”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 13502-13511.



Shuanglin Qu

Postdoctoral Associate

149 Smith Hall

University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
139 Smith Hall
207 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431

Phone: 612-624-1535
Fax: 612-626-7541

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