Zhen Yang

Yang Zhen
Juniorprofessur für Organische Chemie



Phone: +49 241 80 94631

Current research interests:

New methodology: Blue light induced carbene transfer reactions

Development of transition metal catalyzed nitrene transfer reactions


2015-2018 Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

2011-2015 Sun Yat-sen University


Photochemical ring expansion reactions: synthesis of tetrahydrofuran derivatives and mechanism studies, Sripati Jana, Zhen Yang, Chao Pei, Xinfang Xu, Rene M. Koenigs, Chem. Sci. 2019, DOI: 10.1039/c9sc04069b.

Solvent-dependent-, rhodium catalyzed rearrangement reactions of sulfur ylides, Z. Yang, Y. Guo, R. M. Koenigs, Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 8410-8413.

Photochemical, metal-free sigmatropic rearrangement reactions of sulfur ylides, Z. Yang, Y. Guo, R. M. Koenigs Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 6703-6706.

Blue-Light-Induced Carbene-Transfer Reactions of Diazoalkanes, R. Hommelsheim, Y. Guo, Z. Yang, C. Empel, R. M. Koenigs Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 1203-1207.

Pd-Catalyzed Asymmetric Cyclopropanation Reaction of Acyclic Amides with Allyl and Polyenyl Carbonates. Experimental and Computational Studies for the Origin of Cyclopropane Formation, J.-Q. Huang, W. Liu, B.-H Zheng, X.-Y. Liu, Z. Yang, C.-H. Ding, X.-L. Hou ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 1964-1972.

Pd-Catalyzed Cyclopropanation Reaction of Aliphatic Ketones with Monosubstituted Allyl Reagents J.-Q. Huang, J.-F. Zhao, Z. Yang, C.-H. Ding, X.-L. Hou, X.-S. Peng, H. N. C. Wong Asian J. Org. Chem. 2017, 6, 1769-1772.

From Indoles to Carbazoles: Tandem Cp*Rh(III)-Catalyzed C−H Activation/Brønsted Acid-Catalyzed Cyclization Reactions, J.-Q Wu, Z Yang, S.-S. Zhang, C.-Y Jiang, Q.-J Li, H.-G Wang ACS Catal. 2015, 5, 6453-6457. (equal contribution)