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Associate Professor

Department of:   Chemistry

Phone:   (+1)-814-954-2758

Email:  shuyu16@gmail.com

Email: zhangsy16@sjtu.edu.cn
800 Dongchuan Road, B329 Chemistry Building, Shanghai, 200240, P.R.China



1998-2002        B.S. Chemistry, Lanzhou University, P. R. China.
2005-2010        Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Lanzhou University, P. R. China.


Working Experience
2002-2010        Lanzhou University, State Key Lab. of Applied Org. Chem.
2010-2011        Postdoctor, Department of Chemistry, Chicago University, USA.
2011-2014        Postdoctor, Department of Chemistry, Penn State University, USA.
2015-                Associate Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,
                         Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P. R. China


Fields of Interests

Our current research program is interested in synthetic methodology, synthesis of natural products, medicinal chemistry, and Chemical biology.


Recent Selected Publications

1) S.-Y. Zhang, Q. Li, G. He, W. A. Nack, and G. Chen*
Pd-Catalyzed Monoselective ortho-C–H Alkylation of N-Quinolyl Benzamides: Evidence for  Stereoretentive Coupling of Secondary Alkyl Iodides
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 531. (ESI Highly Cited Paper, ESI Hot Paper)
2) S.-Y. Zhang, Q. Li, G. He, W. A. Nack, and G. Chen*
Stereoselective Synthesis ofβ-Alkylatedα-Amino Acids via Palladium-Catalyzed Alkylation of Unactivated Methylene C(sp3)-H Bonds with Primary Alkyl Halides
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 12135. (ESI Highly Cited Paper)
3) S.-Y. Zhang,G. He, W. A. Nack, Y. Zhao, Q. Li, and G. Chen*
Palladium-Catalyzed Picolinamide-Directed Alkylation of Unactivated C(sp3)
H Bonds with Alkyl Iodides
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013,135, 2124. (ESI Highly Cited Paper)
4) S.-Y. Zhang, G. He, Y. Zhao, K. Wright, W. A. Nack, and G. Chen*
Efficient alkyl ether synthesis via palladium-catalyzed, picolinamide-directed alkoxylation of unactivated C(sp3)-H and C(sp2)-H bonds at remote positions
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 7313. (ESI Highly Cited Paper)
5) S.-Y. Zhang, F.-M. Zhang and Y.-Q. Tu*
Direct Sp3α-C-H activation and functionalization of alcohol and ether
Chem. Soc. Rev. 2011, 40, 1937. (ESI Highly Cited Paper)
6) S.-Y. Zhang, Y.-Q. Tu,* C.-A. Fan, F.-M. Zhang, and L. Shi
Iron-Catalyzed C(sp3)-C(sp3) Bond Formationvia sp3C-H Functionalization: A Cross-Coupling Reaction of Alcohols with Alkenes

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 8761. (Angew Hot Paper, Most accessed)


Research Opportunities

We are always looking to recruit talented and committed scientists. If you are interested in working in our group, please feel free to contact me anytime.

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral position available at: (http://join.sjtu.edu.cn/ZPSpecialShow.aspx?id=510). Candidates must possess a PhD, strong research skills and background in total synthesis, catalytic asymmetric, or organometallic chemistry.

Ph.D. Positions

PhD positions are available in our group two times each year, usually starting in April or September. For international students, see: http://isc.sjtu.edu.cn (Application periodDec. 1-Apr. 30). If you are interested in a PhD with our group, please contact me and send your CV and Statement to zhangsy16@sjtu.edu.cn anytime.