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Lecture:Oxidation-Induced Formal C-H Activation and Oxidative Cross-Coupling with H2 Evolution

At the invitation of the college of chemistry and materials science of Nanjing Normal University, Professor Lei Aiwen from Wuhan University has visited NJNU on November 10, 2019, and delivered a lecture titled with "Oxidation-Induced Formal C-H Activation and Oxidative Cross-Coupling with H2 Evolution" in the lecture hall 226 of Huaxing Building. The wonderful lecture was hosted by Professor Sun Peipei, with the presence of more than 60 teachers and students.

Lei Aiwen, the professor at Wuhan University, associate dean of the Institute of Advanced Studies. His research focuses on the development of new methodologies on organic synthesis, aiming to find more efficient and environmentally friendly synthetic methods, as well as transition-metal-catalyzed highly selectively asymmetrical construction of carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds. He has published more than 310 papers in TOP journals such as Chem. Rev., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Nature Commun., and Chem, and has collected plenty of important awards, such as “First Class of Outstanding Achievements in Science and Technology (Chinese Ministry of Education)” (2017), “Chinese Chemical Society - Royal Chemical Society Youth Chemistry Award” (2014), Yangtse River Scholar Distinguished Professor” (2014), National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholar (2010), and The National Youth Science and Technology Innovation Talents ( 2015), Overseas Chinese (Innovative Talents) Contribution Award (2016) and so on. He is currently on the editorial boards of Chemical Reviews, ACS Catalysis, Chemistry-An Asian Journal and Chinese Chemical Letters.

In his lecture, Professor Lei introduced exiting findings and achievements in his group on the topic of “photo-/electro-induced oxidative coupling reactions with H2 evolution”. The Lei group has successfully developed the third-generation of oxidative-coupling reaction, and pioneered the use of large scientific devices such as synchrotron radiation to detect the active intermediate in situ, thus uncover the mechanism of reactions. Professor Lei’s humor and outstanding research achievements won him the very warm applause in the hall.

Professor Sun Peipei thanked Professor Lei for his fantastic lecture, and expressed his wish for having Professor Lei to visit Nanjing Normal University again in the near future.