Professor, Guochen JIA (PhD, Ohio State, 1989)

E-mail:"chjiag@ust.hk"
Tel: (852) 2358-7361; Fax: (852) 2358-1594

Research Interests

Synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry, catalysis

Prof. Jia's research involves the design, synthesis, and characterization of inorganic and organometallic compounds. Current research projects include: (1) organometallic chemistry of hydride, carbene, carbyne, metallabenzyne and metallabenzene complexes, (2) design and synthesis of ligands and metal complexes with emphasis on those applicability to catalysis, (3) synthesis and characterization of inorganic and organometallic compounds with useful material properties, and (4) green chemistry and homogeneous catalysis.

Representative Recent Publications (2008-present)

120.     Bai, T.;  Xue, L.; Xue, P.; Zhu,J.; Sung, H. H. Y.; Ma, S.; Wiliams, I. D.; Lin, Z.; Jia,  G. ¡§Insertion Reactions of Allenes with Palladium Aryl Complexes [PdI(Ph)(PPh3)]2 and PdI(Ph)(dppe).¡¨  Organometallics, 2008, 27¡A2614-2626.

 121.    Bai, T.; Xue, P.; Li Zhang, L.; Ma, S.; Jia, G. ¡§An Efficient Synthesis of 2-Vinylic Cyclic 1,3-Alkadienes via the Cp*Ru(II)-Catalyzed Intermolecular Coupling Reactions of Alkynes and Cyclic Allenes.¡¨ Chem. Commun. 2008, 2929-2931 .

 122.            Qin, A.; Lam, J. W. Y.; Jim, C. K. W.; Zhang, L.; Yan ,J.; Häuler, M.; Liu, J.; Dong, Y.; Liang, D.; Chen, E.; Guochen Jia, G.; Tang, B. Z. ¡§Hyperbranched Polytriazoles: Click Polymerization, Regioisomeric Structure, Light Emission, and Fluorescent Patterning.¡¨ Macromolecules, 2008, 41(11); 3808-3822..

123¡DBoren, B. C.; Narayan, S.; Rasmussen, L. K.; Zhang, L.; Zhao, H.; Lin, Z.; Jia, G.; Fokin, V. V. ¡§Ruthenium-Catalyzed Azide−Alkyne Cycloaddition: Scope and Mechanism.¡¨ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 8923-8930.

124. Yu, H.; Jia, G.; Lin, Z. ¡§Theoretical Studies on O-Insertion Reactions of Nitrous Oxide with Ruthenium Hydride Complexes.¡¨ Organometallics, 2008, 27, 3825-3833.

125.    Li, J.; Jia, G.; Lin, Z. ¡§Theoretical Studies on Coupling Reactions of Carbon Dioxide with Alkynes Mediated by Nickel(0) Complexes.¡¨ Organometallics, 2008, 27, 3892-3900.

126.     Zhang, L.; Sung, H. H.-Y.; Williams, I. D.; Lin, Z.; Jia, G. ¡§Reactions of Cp*RuCl(COD) with Alkynes: Isolation of Dinuclear Metallacyclopentatriene Complexes.¡¨ Organometallics, 2008, 27, 5122-5129.

127.     Xue, L.; Jia, G.; Lin, Z. ¡§DFT studies on the stability of the trans and cis isomers in the square planar palladium(II) complexes Pd(I)(PPh3)(h3-XCHC(Ph)CHR) (X = CMe3, CO2Me, P(O)(OMe)2, and SO2H; R = H, Me).¡¨ J. Theo. Comp. Chem. 2008, 7, 505-515. 

128.     Shu, W; Yang, Q.; Jia, G.; Ma, S. ¡§Studies on palladium-catalyzed enantioselective cyclization of 3,4-allenylic hydrazines with organic halides.¡¨    Tetrahedron, 2008, 64, 11159-11166.

129.    Shu, W.; Jia, G.; Ma, S. ¡§Palladium-Catalyzed Regioselective Cyclopropanating Allenylation of (2,3-Butadienyl)malonates with Propargylic Carbonates and Their Application to Synthesize Cyclopentenones.¡¨ Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 117-120.

130.     Hu, Q. Y.; Jia, G. ¡§Synthesis and electrochemical properties of bimetallic 5-indenyl ruthenium complexes.¡¨ Can. J. Chem. 2009, 87, 1-5.

131.   Bai, T.; Ma, S.; Jia, G. ¡§Insertion Reactions of Allenes with Transition Metal Complexes.¡¨ Coord. Chem. Rev. 2009, 253, 423-448.

132.    Yu, H. Z.; Jia, G.; Lin, Z. ¡§O-Abstraction Reactions of Nitrous Oxide with Cp2Ti(II) and Other Middle Transition Metal Complexes.¡¨ Organometallics, 2009, 28, 1158-1164.

133.    Shu, W.; Ma, S.; Jia, G. ¡§Palladium-Catalyzed Three-Component Cascade Cyclization Reaction of Bisallenes with Propargylic Carbonates and Organoboronic Acids: Efficient Construction of cis-Fused Bicyclo[4.3.0]nonenes.¡¨ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 2788-2791.

134.    Liu, J.; Zhang, L.; Lam, J. W. Y.; Jim, C. K. W.; Yue, Y.; Deng, R.; Hong, Y.; Qin, A.; Sung, H. H. Y.; Williams, I. D.; Jia, G.; Tang, B. Z. ¡§Exploration of Effective Catalysts for Diyne Polycyclotrimerization, Synthesis of an Ester-Functionalized Hyperbranched Polyphenylene, and Demonstration of Its Utility as a Molecular Container with Implication for Controlled Drug Delivery.¡¨ Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 7367¡V7378.

135.    Tse, K. S.; Guo, T.; Sung, H. H. Y.; Williams, I. D.; Lin, Z.; Jia, G. ¡§Synthesis of Monosubstituted Cyclopentadienyl Ruthenium Complexes from the Reactions of 6-Substituted Fulvenes with RuHCl(PPh3)3.¡¨ Organometallics, 2009, 28, 5529¡V5535.

136.    Shou, W. G.; Li, J. A.; Guo, T. X.; Lin, Z.; Jia, G. ¡§Ruthenium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Amination Reactions of Aryl- and Vinylazides.¡¨ Organometallics, 2009, 28, 6847-6854.   

137.     Poon, K. C.; Liu, L.; Guo, T.; Li, J,. Sung, H. H. Y.; Williams, I. D.; Lin, Z.; Jia, G. ¡§Synthesis and Characterization of Rhenabenzenes¡¨ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 2759¡V2762.

138.    Tse, S. K. S.; Xue, P.; Lin, Z.; Jia, G. ¡§H/D Exchange Reactions of Olefins with D2O Mediated by RuHCl(CO)(PPh3)3.¡¨ Adv. Synth Catal. 2010, 352, 1512-1522.

139.    Liu, P. N.; Su, F. H.; Wen, T. B.; Sung, H. H. Y.; Williams, I. D.; Jia, G. ¡§Selective and Efficient Cycloisomerization of Alkynols Catalyzed by a New Ruthenium Complex with a Tetradentate Nitrogen-Phosphorus Mixed Ligand.¡¨ Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 7889-7897.

140.    Chen, J.; He, G.; Sung, H. H. Y.; Williams, I. D.; Lin, Z.; Jia, G. ¡§Rhenium Carbyne and Metallacyclopropene Complexes from One Pot Reactions of ReH5(PMe2Ph)3 with Terminal Alkynes.¡¨ Organometallics, 2010, 29, 2693¡V2701.

141.    Tse, S. K. S.; Bai, W.; Sung, H. H. Y.; Duncan Williams, I. D.; Jia, G. ¡§Substituted Cyclopentadienyl Osmium Complexes from the Reactions of OsH3Cl(PPh3)3 with Fulvenes and Cyclopentadienes.¡¨ Organometallics, 2010, 29, 3571¡V3581.

142.    Shu, W.; Yu, Q.; Jia, G.; Ma, S. ¡§Palladium-Catalyzed Three-Component Reaction of 2,3-Allenyl Amines, Isocyanates, and Organic Halides: A Diversified Assembly of Imidazolidinones, Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 4720-4723.

143.     Wan, B.; Jia, G.; Ma, S. ¡§A Two-Step Highly Selective Facile Synthesis of Eight- to Ten-Membered Lactones from Allenols.¡¨ Adv. Synth Catal. 2011, 353, 1763-1774.   

144.     Liu, P. N.; Wen, T. B.; Ju, K. D.; Sung, H. H. Y.; Williams, I. D.; Jia, G. ¡§Isolation and Characterization of Ruthenium Complexes from the Reactions of Alkynes with a Ruthenium Complex Containing a Tetradentate Nitrogen-Phosphorus Mixed Ligand.¡¨ Organometallics, 2011, 30, 2571¡V2580.

145.     Chen, J.; Shi, C.; Sung, H. H. Y.; Williams, I. D.; Lin, Z.; Jia, G. ¡§Conversion of Metallabenzynes to Carbene Complexes.¡¨ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 7295 ¡V7299.

146.     Shi, C.; Guo, T.; Poon, K. C.; Lin, Z.; Jia, G. ¡§Theoretical Study on the Rearrangement of Metallabenzenes to Cyclopentadienyl Complexes.¡¨ Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 11315-11320.

147.    Chen, J.; Sung, H. H. Y.; Williams, I. D.; Lin, Z.; Jia, G. ¡§Synthesis and Characterization of a Rhenabenzyne Complex.¡¨ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 10675¡V10678.

148.     Tse, S. K. S.; Xue, P.; Lau, C. W. S.; Sung, H. H. Y.; William, I. D.; Jia, G. ¡§Ruthenium Catalyzed Regioselective Deuteration of Alcohols at the £]-Carbon Position with Deuterium Oxide.¡¨ Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, in press.

149      Hung, W. Y.; Liu, B.; Shou, W.; Wen, T. B.; Shi, C.; Sung, H. H. Y. Williams, I. D.; Lin, Z.¡¦ Jia, G. ¡§Electrophilic Substitution Reactions of Metallabenzynes.¡¨ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 113, 18350¡V18360.

150.     Chen, J.; Sung, H. H. Y.; Williams, I. D.; Jia, G. ¡§Hydrolysis of Osmium and Ruthenium Carbyne Complexes.¡¨ Organometallics, 2011, 30, 6159¡V6165.

151.     Wan, B.; Jia, G.; Ma, S. ¡§Palladium-Catalyzed Decarboxylation of Allenyl 3-Oxoalkanoates: An Efficient Synthesis of 3,4-Allenyl Ketones¡¨ Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 46-49.

152.    Liu, P. N.; Li. J.; Su. F. H.; Zhang, L.; Shi, C.; Sung, H. H. Y.; Williams, I. D.; Fokin, V. V.; Lin, Z.; Jia, G. ¡§Selective Formation of 1,4-Disubstituted Triazoles from Ruthenium Catalyzed Cycloaddition of Terminal Alkynes and Organic Azides: Scope and Reaction Mechanism¡¨. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, under revision.

 

(Updated January 2012)