Dr. De Wang, (2014-2017)

Postdoctoral Fellows
​Associate Professor in Ocean University of China, Qingdao

Research Interests

Polyhomologation; Transform organic reaction to polymerization; Asymmetric synthesis

Selected Publications

  • Axially chiral BINIM and Ni(II)-catalyzed asymmetric chlorination of 3-substituted oxindoles
    D. Wang, J.-J. Jiang, R. Zhang, M. Shi
    Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, Volume 22, Issue 10, Pages 1133–1141, (2011)

  • Construction of adjacent spiro-quaternary and tertiary stereocenters through phosphine-catalyzed asymmetric [3+2] annulation of allenoates with alkylidene azlactones
    D. Wang, Y. Wei, M. Shi
    Chemical Communications, Volume 48, Issue 22, Pages 2764-2766, (2012)
  • Chiral phosphine-catalyzed asymmetric allylic alkylation of 3-substituted benzofuran-2(3H)-ones or oxindoles with Morita–Baylis–Hillman carbonates
    D. Wang, Y.-L. Yang, J.-J. Jiang, M. Shi
    Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, Volume 10, Issue 35, Pages 7158-7166, (2012)
  • Highly Efficient Construction of Trifluoromethylated Heterocycles: [3+2] Annulation of N, N’-Cyclic or C, N-Cyclic Azomethine Imines with Trifluoromethyl-Containing Electron Deficient Olefins
    D. Wang, H.-P. Deng, Y. Wei, Q. Xu, M. Shi
    European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Volume 2013, Issue 2, pages 401–406, (2013)

  • Synthesis of Highly Functionalizaed Aminoindolizines via TiCl4 Mediated Cycloisomerization and Phosphine-Catalyzed aza-Michael Addition Reactions
    D. Wang, Y. Wei, M. Shi
    Asian. J. Org. Chem., 2, 480-485. (Invited), (2013)
  • A Phosphine-Catalyzed Novel Asymmetric [3+2] Cycloaddition of C,N-Cyclic Azomethine Imines with δ-substituted Allenoates
    D. Wang, Y. Lei, Y. Wei, M. Shi
    Chemistry - A European Journal, Volume 20, Issue 47, pages 15325–15329, (2014)
  • Education

    • Ph.D., East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China and Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Shanghai, China, 2014
    • B.Sc., Ludong University, Yantai, China, 2008

    Professional Profile

    • 2014-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    • 2010-2014: Cooperation researcher, State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS, Shanghai, China


    • High level paper award of ECUST , 2012
    • Cheng Siwei Honorary president Award, 2012
    • National Graduate Scholarship, 2013

    KAUST Affiliations

    KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
    Physical Sciences and Engineering Division (PSE)