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EIU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Dr. Zhiqing Yan, Associate Professor - Organic Chemistry

Office: 4420 - Physical Sciences
Phone: 217-581-2521

Zhiqing Yan's Vita



Frequently Taught Courses

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



B.Sc., Fudan University (China), 1995
Ph.D., Miami University (Ohio), 2004
EIU, 2007


Professional Organizations




Supramolecular 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.


Selected Publications

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.


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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Chair:
Dr. Edward M. Treadwell

600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston IL 61920 Physical Science, Room 3150

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