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Yuetao Zhang
Polymer Science
Polymer Science Renewable Energy and Sustainable Materials Organometallics Catalytic Chemistry
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Email    ytzhang2009@jlu.edu.cn
Office     Tang Aoqing Building, A306 0431-85167159               
Lab        Tang Aoqing Building, A312
Short Biography
Yuetao Zhang was born in 1977 in Jiamusi, Heilongjiang. He received a B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1999 and a Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry in 2004 from Jilin University. He served as a Lecturer in Jilin University from 2004 to 2006. He joined Prof. Eugene Chen’s Lab at Colorado State University as Postdoctoral Fellow since 2006 and was promoted as Research Scientist II starting from November, 2009. He joined the faculty of Jilin University as a full Professor in September 2013. The research interest of Zhang’s Group is mainly focused on the development of renewable energy and sustainable polymers.
Research Interest
Sustainable polymers from renewable feedstocks; Non-food biomass derived fine chemicals and biofuels; Polymer synthesis by Frustrated Lewis Pairs; The living/controlled polymerization of polar vinyl monomers by organometallics or carbenes; Stereospecific polymerization by silylium catalysts.
Honors & Awards

[ Selected Publications ] 15. Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polymers Produced by the Immortal Phosphine-Based Catalyst System.
Yun Bai, Jianghua He, and Yuetao Zhang*
Angewandte Chemie. (2018), 57(52): 17230-17234.
14. Living/controlled ring-opening (co)polymerization of lactones by Al-based catalysts with different sidearms.
Wuchao Zhao, Qianyi Wang, Yunpeng Cui, Jianghua He and Yuetao Zhang *
Dalton transactions. (2018)
13. Silyl Ketene Acetals/B(C6F5)3 Lewis Pair-Catalyzed Living Group Transfer Polymerization of Renewable Cyclic Acrylic Monomers
Lu Hu, Wuchao Zhao, Jianghua He * and Yuetao Zhang *
Molecules. (2018), 23(3): 665.
12. BBr3 Assisted Preparation of Aromatic Alkyl Bromides from Lignin and Lignin Model Compounds
Xuan Li, Jianghua He, and Yuetao Zhang*
J. Org. Chem. (2018), 83(18): 11019-11027.
11. Living Group Transfer Polymerization of Renewable α‑Methylene-γ-butyrolactones Using Al(C6F5)3 Catalyst
Lu Hu, Jianghua He, Yuetao Zhang,*, and Eugene Y.-X. Chen
Macromolecules. (2018), 51(4): 1296-1307.
10. Switchable C−H Silylation of Indoles Catalyzed by a Thermally Induced Frustrated Lewis Pair
Yuxi Han, Sutao Zhang, Jianghua He, and Yuetao Zhang*
ACS Catal. (2018), 8(9): 8765-8773.
9. Transformation of lignin model compounds to N-substituted aromatics via Beckmann rearrangement
Yinling Wang, Yiman Du, Jianghua He* and Yuetao Zhang*
Green Chemistry. (2018), 20(14): 3318-3326.
8. Living Polymerization of Conjugated Polar Alkenes Catalyzed by N‑Heterocyclic Olefin-Based Frustrated Lewis Pairs.
Qianyi Wang, Wuchao Zhao, Sutao Zhang, Jianghua He, Yuetao Zhang,*,and Eugene Y.-X. Chen
ACS Catal. (2018), 8(4): 3571-3578.
7. B(C6F5)3‑Catalyzed C3-Selective C−H Borylation of Indoles: Synthesis, Intermediates, and Reaction Mechanism
Sutao Zhang, Yuxi Han, Jianghua He, and Yuetao Zhang*
J. Org. Chem. (2018), 83(3): 1377-1386.
6. Lewis Pair-Mediated Surface-Initiated Polymerization
Liman Hou, Yongjiu Liang, Qianyi Wang, Yuetao Zhang*, Dewen Dong, and Ning Zhang*
ACS Macro Lett. (2017), 7(1): 65-69.
5. Highly effective C–C bond cleavage of lignin model compounds
Yinling Wang,Qianyi Wang, Jianghua He, Yuetao Zhang*
Green Chemistry. (2017), 19: 3135-3141.
4. B(C6F5)3‑Catalyzed (Convergent) Disproportionation Reaction of Indoles
Yuxi Han, Sutao Zhang, Jianghua He, and Yuetao Zhang*
J. Am. Chem. Soc.(2017), 8(9): 8765-8773.
3. HPAs and POM-based ILs Catalyzed Effective Conversion of Furfuryl Alcohol to Alkyl Levulinate
Rui Hao, Jianghua He*, Lun Zhao, and Yuetao Zhang
ChemistrySelect. (2017), 2(26): 7918-7924.
2. Living Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactones by N-Heterocyclic Olefin/Al(C6F5)3 Lewis Pairs: Structures of Intermediates, Kinetics, and Mechanism
Qianyi Wang, Wuchao Zhao, Jianghua He, Yuetao Zhang*, and Eugene Y.-X. Chen
Macromolecules. (2017), 50(1): 123-136.
1. Polymerization of nonfood biomass-derived monomers to sustainable polymers.
Yuetao Zhang*, Eugene Y.-X. Chen
Topics in Current Chemistry, (2014).353: 185-227.

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