Zhiqing Yan, Ph.D.
B.Sc., Fudan University (China), 1995
Ph.D., Miami University (Ohio), 2004
CHM 1410 - General Chemistry II
CHM 2430 - Survey of Organic Chemistry
CHM 2435 - Survey of Organic Chemistry Lab
CHM 2440 - Organic Chemistry I
CHM 2445 - Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHM 2840 - Organic Chemistry II
CHM 2845 - Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHM 5050 - Organic Chemistry for Natural Science Teachers
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Research InterestsSupramolecular Chemistry, Self-Assembly, Templates in Chemistry, Molecular Recognition
Our current research attempts are the preparation of host molecules with a cavity and their ability of encapsulation and release of smaller guests could be controlled by an external input toward design of controllable chemical delivery agents, devices and sensors. By using a combination of hydrogen bonding, aromatic stacking, and coordination, etc., we expect to produce stable host-guest complexes with predictable chemical properties.
It is essential in supramolecular chemistry to have a deep understanding upon molecular recognition, to study the traficking of substrates, then to study the effects of encapsulation toward chemical reactivity and selectivity.
Representative Publications (undergraduate co-authors underlined)
Zhiqing Yan, Shijing Xia, Matthew Gardlik, Wanji Seo, Veselin Maslak, Judith Gallucci, and Jovica D. Badjić, “Silver(I) mediated folding of a molecular basket,” Org. Lett. 2007, 9(12), 2301-2304.
Zhiqing Yan, Yuning Chang, Dennis Mayo, Veselin Maslak, Shijing Xia, and Jovica D. Badjić, “Allosteric regulation of the conformational dynamics of a cavitand receptor,” Org. Lett. 2006, 8(17), 3697-3700.
Veselin Maslak, Zhiqing Yan, Shijing Xia, Judith Gallucci, Christopher M. Hadad, and Jovica D. Badjić, “Design, synthesis and conformational dynamics of a gated molecular basket,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 5887-5894.
Veselin Maslak, Zhiqing Yan, and Jovica D. Badjić, “Trifluorovinyllithium” In “Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis,” John Wiley and Sons Ltd., UK, 2005.