Metalla-click reactions between azides and metal-carbon triple bonds have been used as a new annulation strategy, affording an efficient, precise synthesis of an extraordinary polycyclic species consisting of four fused five-membered aromatic metallacycles sharing with a bridgehead metal center.
Congratulations! Our work “Reactions of Metallacyclopentadiene with Terminal Alkynes: Isolation and Characterization of Metallafulvenallene Complexes” (Organometallics 2019 38, 15, 3053-3059) was selected as ACS Editors' Choice.
Our work was selected as one of 2013 Top 10 Scientific and Technological Achievements from Chinese Universities.
Author profile of Prof. Xia was published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., for our group has recently published the 10th article in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. in the last 10 years since 2004.
Here our group described the facile synthesis of osmapentalyne derivatives that are thermally viable, despite containing the smallest angles observed so far at a carbyne carbon.
Prof. Haiping Xia received the prestigious Huang Yao-zeng Organometallic Chemistry Award of the Chinese Chemical Society in 2016 in the 19th National Conference on Organometallic Chemistry on China.
Congratulations! Our work “Successive modification of polydentate complexes gives access to planar carbon- and nitrogen-based ligands” (Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 1488) was selected as "Editors' Highlights" on the Nature Communications website.
We demonstrate an efficient route to access related complexes with tetradentate CCCN and pentadentate CCCCN and NCCCN cores by successive modification of the coordinating atoms in complexes with a CCCC core. Combined experimental and computational studies reveal that the rich reactivity of metal-carbon bonds and the inherent aromaticity of the metallacyclic skeletons play key roles in these transformations.
Prof. Hong Zhang received the prestigious Thieme Chemistry Journals Award in 2019.
Prof. Laurel L. Schafer, Associate Editor of Organometallics, from Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Canada, came for a visit on September 27st, 2018.
Congratulations! Our work “Multiyne chains chelating osmium via three metal–carbon σ bonds” (Nature Commun., 2017, 8, 1912) was selected as a "Featured Image" on the Nature Communications homepage.
Incorporation of a metal carbyne unit into a ring system is challenging due to the ring strain associated with the distorted triple bonds. Now researchers have achieved the first cyclic metal carbyne complexes with a second-row transition metal, in which the carbyne carbon angle deviate nearly 50° from the ideal value (180°) of sp-hybridized carbon angle.
Prof. Xiaosong Wang from University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, came for a visit on June 25st, 2018.
Congratulations to Zhu, C. and Xia, H.! Their Review " Carbolong Chemistry: A Story of Carbon Chain Ligands and Transition Metals" was accepted by [Acc. Chem. Res.].
Congratulations to Zhuo, Q.; Hua, Y.; Kang, H.; Zhou, X.; Lin, X.; Chen, Z.; Lin, J. and Zhuo, K.! Their Article "Constraint Of A Ruthenium-Carbon Triple Bond To A Five-Membered Ring" was accepted by [Sci. Adv.].
Prof. Daniel Mindiola from University of Pennsylvania, USA and Margarita Paneque from Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain came for a visit on May 25st, 2018.