Associate Professor Department of Chemistry

Dr. Qing Ye, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Southern University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC). After receiving his B.S. degree in chemistry from the Fudan University in 2004, he went to the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) where he completed Diplom and graduate studies in borylene chemistry under the supervision of Holger Braunschweig (Ph.D. 2012), with the highest mark (summa cum laude). After his graduate work he was appointed as a postdoctoral research fellow to work with Holger Braunschweig (2012-4). During this period, he developed the chemistry of boron-centered Lewis bases. In 2015 he was appointed as a DFG-sponsored postdoctoral fellow to work on two-coordinate transition metal complexes with T. Don Tilley at the University of California at Berkeley (2015). In 2016, he received a DFG Return Fellowship and joined the research group of Todd Marder at JMU. In 2017, he began his independent research career as an Associate Professor at SUSTC.

While at JMU, Ye received the national scholarship for outstanding self-funded international students (2012), the Preis der Unterfränkischen Gedenkjahrstiftung für Wissenschaft und die JMU (2013). At UC Berkeley, Ye received a DFG reserach fellowship (2015). He was the recipient of the Peacock Plan Awardee-Category B by Shenzhen Municipal Government (2017).

Ye has published over 35 papers in the leading journals of inorganic and organometallic chemistry or in first ranking magazines such as Nature, Nature Chem., JACS, Angew. Chem., with the accumulated impact factor of over 320.

Ye's research interest lie in the area of organometallic chemistry and boron chemistry, and his research programs at SUSTech are currently focused on bis(alkynyl)borane ligands, boron-based super electron donors, three-dimensional inorganic analogues of boron heterocycles and main group homogeneous catalysis.

Personal Profile

Qing Ye, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). After receiving his B.S. degree in chemistry from the Fudan University in 2004, he went to the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) where he completed Diplom and graduate studies in borylene chemistry under the supervision of Holger Braunschweig (Ph.D. 2012), with the highest mark (summa cum laude). After his graduate work he was appointed as a postdoctoral research fellow to work with Holger Braunschweig (2012-4). During this period, he developed the chemistry of boron-centered Lewis bases. In 2015 he was appointed as a DFG-sponsored postdoctoral fellow to work on two-coordinate transition metal complexes with T. Don Tilley at the University of California at Berkeley (2015). In 2016, he received a DFG Return Fellowship and joined the research group of Todd Marder at JMU. In 2017, he began his independent research career as an Associate Professor at SUSTC.

While at JMU, Ye received the national scholarship for outstanding self-funded international students (2012), the Preis der Unterfränkischen Gedenkjahrstiftung für Wissenschaft und die JMU (2013). At UC Berkeley, Ye received a DFG reserach fellowship (2015). He was the recipient of the Peacock Plan Awardee-Category B (Shenzhen, 2017).

Ye has published 24 papers in the leading journals of inorganic and organometallic chemistry or in first ranking magazines such as Nature, Nature Chem., JACS, Angew. Chem., with the accumulated impact factor of over 250.

 

Education

2008.03 - 2012.06   PhD, Dr. rer. nat., with Prof. Dr. Holger Braunschweig, Department of Chemistry,   

                              Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Germany)

2004.10 - 2008.02   Diploma in chemistry, with Prof. Dr. Carsten Schmuck,  Department of Chemistry,

                              Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Germany)

2000.09 - 2004.07   B.Sc, Fudan University (China)

 

Research Experience

2017.04 - Present    Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry,                                                                         

                              Southern University of Science and Technology

2016.01 - 2017.03   DFG Return Fellow with Prof. Dr. Todd B.Marder, Department of Chemistry, 

                             Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Germany)

2015.01 -- 2015.12   Postdoc with Prof. Dr. T. Don Tilley, Department of Chemistry,                                       

                             University of California, Berkeley (USA)

2012.07 -- 2014.12   Postdoc with Prof. Dr. Holger Braunschweig, Department of Chemistry,                       

                             Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Germany)

 

 Honors

2017    Peacock Plan Awardee-Category B, Shenzhen

2016    DFG Return Fellowship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, Germany)

2015    DFG Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, Germany)

2013    Preis der Unterfränkischen Gedenkjahrstiftung für Wissenschaft und die Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg 

2012    Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad (2011)

2011     DAAD Academic Conference Scholarship, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD, Germany)

 

Representative publications

1. H. Braunschweig,* I. Krummenacher, M.-A. Légaré, A. Matler, K. Radacki, Q. YeMain-Group Metallomimetics - Unprecedented Transition Metal-like Photolytic CO Substitution at Boron, J. Am. Chem. Soc.139, 1802 (2017)

2. H. Braunschweig,* R. D. Dewhurst, L. Pentecost, K. Radacki, A. Vargas, Q. YeDative Bonding Between Group 13 Elements Using a Boron-Centered Lewis BaseAngew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 436 (2016)

3. H. Braunschweig*, R. D. Dewhurst, F. Hupp, M. Nutz, K. Radacki, C. W. Tate, A. Vargas, Q. YeMultiple complexation of CO and related ligands to a main-group elementNature 522, 327 (2015), Highlighted in: G. Frenking, Inorganic chemistry: Peculiar boron startles again, Nature 522, 297 (2015)

4. H. Braunschweig*, Q. Ye, M. A. Celik, K. Radacki, R. D. Dewhurst, Cyclization of a 1,4-Diborabutadiene Ligand with Both Atoms of CO, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 5065 (2015)

5. H. Braunschweig*, Q. Ye, A. Vargas, R. D. Dewhurst, K. Radacki, A. Damme, Controlled Homocatenation of Boron on a Transition MetalNature Chem.4, 563 (2012), Highlighted in: H.-J. Himmel, Metal-reinforced bondingNature Chem. 5, 88 (2013)

Research

- Boron-centered ligand

- Boraheterocycle

- Super electron donor (SED)

- Lewis superacid (LSA)

- Homogeneous catalysis


Teaching

- General Chemistry (SS)

- Element-organic Chemistry (WS)


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5 Selected Publications

1. C. Zhang, J. Wang, W. Su, Z. Lin*, Q. Ye*Synthesis, Characterization and Density Functional Theory Studies of Three-Dimensional Inorganic Analogues of 9,10-Diboraanthracene – a New Class of Lewis SuperacidsJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 143, 10.1021/jacs.1c03057 (2021)

2. H. Zhang,# J. Wang,# W. Yang,# L. Xiang, W. Sun, W. Ming, Y. Li, Z. Lin*, Q. Ye*Solution-Phase Synthesis of a Base-Free Benzoborirene and a Three-Dimensional Inorganic AnalogueJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 142, 17243 (2020). (# equal contribution)

3. Y. Cui,# L. Xiang,# J. Wang, C. Li, W. Hao, Q. Ye*Storage and release of two electrons from an electron-rich carbon-carbon bond: boron mediated reversible coupling of DMAP and 9-azajulolidineChem. Commun. 56, 6794 (2020). (# equal contribution)

4. J. Wang, Y. Cui, Q. Ye*Bis(alkynyl)borane: A New Class of Acyclic Boron-Containing π Ligands in η5-Coordination Mode, Inorg. Chem. 58, 11279 (2019).

5. W. Ma, I. Douair, L. Maron*,  Q. Ye*Incorporation of Boron into Uranium Metallacycles: Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of Boron‐containing Uranacycles Derived from Bis(alkynyl)boranesChem. Eur. J. 26, 13573 (2020)

News More

  • Chonghe and Junyi's work on a new class of Lewis superaicds is accpeted by JACS, and selected as Supplementary Cover. Congrats!

    2021-05-11
  • Wei's work on U(III)=C double bond is accepted by ChemEurJ. Congrats!

    2021-04-30
  • Wenbo's review paper on chiral allylboronates is accepted by CJC. Congrats!

    2021-04-30

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We are always looking for highly motivated graduate students and postdocs.

 

Ideal candidate should have a strong background in organometallic and organic synthesis and characterization:

 X-Ray single crystal diffraction analysis, EPR, cyclic voltammetry

 

Interested applicants should send cover letter, CV, 1-3 representative publications and contact information of 3 reference persons to yeq3@sustc.edu.cn.

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Office Phone

0755-88018354

Email

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