Name:ZHAO Bei
Tel: 86-512-65880341 (Lab)

Fax: 86-512-65880305 (O.)


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 B.Sc. Suzhou University (1992)

M.Sc. Suzhou University (1995)

Ph.D. Suzhou University (2006)


Research Interests: synthesis, structures and catalytic properties of organolanthanide compounds, organometallic chemistry directed towards organic synthesis (OMCOS), asymmetric synthesis


Representative Publications:

1. Intermolecular addition of alcohols to carbodiimides catalyzed by rare-earth metal amides

L. J. Hu,C. R. Lu,B. Zhao*, Y. M. Yao

Org. Chem. Front.2018, DOI: 10.1039/C7QO00991G

2. An amidato divalent ytterbium cluster: synthesis and molecular structure, its reactivity to carbodiimides and application in the guanylation reaction

C. Gong, H. Ding, C. R. Lu, B. Zhao*, Y. M. Yao

Dalton Trans.201746, 6031-6038.

3. Efficient asymmetric hydrophosphonylation of unsaturated amides catalyzed by rare-earth metal amides [(Me3Si)2N]3RE(m-Cl)Li(THF)3 with phenoxy-functionalized chiral prolinols

Z. H. Fei, C. Zeng, C. R. Lu, B. Zhao*, Y. M. Yao

RSC Adv. 2017, 7, 19306-19311.

4.Synthesis and characterization of bridged bis(amidato) rare earth metal amides and their applications in C–N bond formation reactions

B. Zhao,* Y. Xiao, D. Yuan, C. R. Lu, Y. M. Yao

Dalton Trans.201645, 3880-3887.

5. Asymmetric michael addition of malonates to unsaturated ketones catalyzed by rare earth metal complexes bearing phenoxy functionalized chiral diphenylprolinolate ligands

Q. Q. Qian, W. G. Zhu, C. R. Lu, B. Zhao*, Y. M. Yao

Tetrahedron: Asy. 201627, 911-917.

6. Synthesis and characterization of amidato divalent lanthanide complexes and their use in forming 2,4-quinazolidinones from CO2 and 2-aminobenzonitriles

Q. Y. Wang,C. R. Lu,BZhao*Y. M. Yao

Eur. J. Org. Chem.2016, 2555-2559.

7. Carboxylation of terminal alkynes with CO2 catalyzed by bis(amidate) rare-earth metal amides

H. Cheng, B. Zhao,* Y. M. Yao, C. R. Lu

Green Chem.,201517, 1675-1682.

8. Highly enantioselective epoxidation of α,β-unsaturated ketones catalyzed by rare-earth amides [(Me3Si)2N]3RE(μ-Cl)Li(THF)3 with phenoxy-functionalized chiral prolinols

C. Zeng, D. Yuan, B. Zhao,* Y. M. Yao

Org. Lett.201517, 2242-2245.

9. Synthesis and characterization of bis(amidate) rare-earth metal amides and their application in catalytic addition of amines to carbodiimides

H. Cheng, Y. Xiao, C. R. Lu, B. Zhao,* Y. R. Wang, Y. M. Yao

New J. Chem.,201539, 7667-7671.

10. Synthesis and characterization of rare-earth metal complexes supported by a new pentadentate Schiff base and their application in heteroselective polymerization of rac-lactide

Y. Cui, W. K. Gu, Y. R. Wang,* B. Zhao,* Y. M. Yao, Q. Shen

Catal. Sci. Technol.,20155, 3302-3312.

11. Synthesis and characterization of rare-earth metal guanidinates stabilized by amine-bridged bis(phenolate) ligands and their application in the controlled polymerization of rac-lactide and rac-b-butyrolactone

T. H. Zeng, Q. Q. Qian, B. Zhao,* D. Yuan, Y. M. Yao*, Q. Shen

RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 53161-53171.

12.C-N bond formation reaction catalyzed by Organo-rare-earth metal amides (Invited Review)

Y. Xiao, Q. Y. Wang, B. Zhao*, Y. M. Yao*

Chin. J. Org. Chem. 201535, 1598-1614.

13. Asymmetric epoxidation of unsaturated ketones catalyzed by heterobimetallic rare-earth-lithium complexes bearing phenoxy functionalized chiral diphenylprolinolate ligand

Q. Q. Qian, Y. F. Tan, B. Zhao,* T. Feng, Q. Shen, Y. M. Yao*

Org. Lett.201416, 4516-4519.

14. Synthesis and characterization of amidate rare-earth metal amides and their catalytic activities towardhydrophosphonylation of aldehydes and unactivated ketones

L. Zhao, H. Ding, B. Zhao,* C. R. Lu, Y. M. Yao

Polyhedron201483, 50-59.

15. Asymmetric hetero-Diels-Alder reaction of Danishefsky’s dienes with a-carbonyl esters catalyzed by an indium(III)-PyBox complex

B. Zhao, T. P. Loh

Org. Lett.,201315, 2914-2917.

16. Unexpected C−H bond activation promoted by bimetallic lanthanide amido complexes bearing a META-phenylene bridged bis(β-diketiminate) ligand

S. Sun, Q. Sun, B. Zhao*, Y. Zhang, Q. Shen, Y. M. Yao*

Organometallics201332, 1876-1881.

17. Bimetallic lanthanide amido complexes as highly active initiators for the ring-opening polymerization of lactides

S. Sun, K. Nie, Y. F. Tan, B. Zhao*, Y. Zhang, Q. Shen, Y. M. Yao*

Dalton Trans.2013, 42, 2870-2878.

18.Synthesis and structural diversity of lanthanide amidate complexes and their catalytic activities for the ring-opening polymerization of rac-lactide

X. L. Hu, C. R. Lu, B. Wu, H. Ding, B. Zhao*, Y. M. Yao*, Q. Shen

J. Organomet. Chem.2013732, 92-101.

19. Addition of terminal alkynes to aromatic nitriles catalyzed by divalent lnathanide amides supported by amidates: synthesis of ynones

H. Ding, C. R. Lu, X. L. Hu, B. Zhao*, B. Wu, Y. M. Yao*

Synlett201324, 1269-1274.

20. Ring-opening polymerization of trimethylenecarbonate by the bridged diphenoxo ytterbium (II) complex

B. Zhao, X. L. Hu, C. R. Lu

J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2011120, 2693.

21. One-pot synthesis of salicylanilides by direct amide bond formation from salicyclic acid under microwave irradiation

C. R. Lu, B. Zhao*, Y. P. Jiang, H. Ding, S. Yang

Syn. Commun.,201141, 1257.

22.Ring-opening polymerization of trimethylenecarbonate and its copolymerization with e-caprolactone by lanthanide (II) aryloxide complexes

B. Zhao, C. R. Lu, Q. Shen

J. Appl. Polym. Sci.2007106, 1383.

23. Metallomacrocycle complexes of lanthanides with bridged amide ligands: syntheses and molecular structures of [{μ2-p-(Me3SiN)2C6H4}YbCl(THF)2]2 and [{μ2-p-(Me3SiN)2C6H4}Nd(μ2-Cl)(THF)]42PhMe

B. Zhao, H. H. Li, Q. Shen, Y. Zhang, Y. M. Yao, C. R. Lu

Organometallics,200625, 1824.

24. Polymerization of N-phenyl maleimide by lanthanide complexes

B. Zhao, Y. R. Wang, C. R. Lu, Q. Shen, M. Y. Deng

J.Polym. Sci. Polym. Chem.,200543, 3966.

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