Qing Liu, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interests

  • Synthesis and characterization of novel polymers.
  • Synthesis of Graphdiyne and its analogue based on alkyne coupling. Characterization by using Raman, XPS, SEM, TEM and other technologies. Explore its applications.

Selected Publications

  • Cross-dehydrogenative coupling strategy for phosphonation and cyanation of secondary N-alkyl anilines by employing 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyanobenzoquinone. Q. Liu, S. Yu, L. Hu, M. I. Hussain, X. Zhang, Y. Xiong. Tetrahedron 74, 7209-7217, (2018).
  • Oxidative rearrangement strategy for synthesis of 2,4,5-trisubstituted oxazoles utilizing hypervalent iodine reagent. Q. Liu, X. Zhang, Y. He, M. I. Hussain, W. Hu, Y. Xiong. Tetrahedron 72, 5749-5753, (2016).
  • Ethers as hydrogen sources in BF3.OEt2 promoted reduction of diphenylmethyl alcohols, ethers and esters to hydrocarbons. J. Q. Li, Q. Liu, H. Shen, R. F. Huang, X. H. Zhang Y. Xiong, C. G. Chen. RSC Advances 4, 85291-85295, (2015).
  • Synthesis of hydrogen substituted graphyne film for lithium-sulfur battery application. Q. Li, S. Li, Q . Liu, C. Yin, L. M. Tong, C. G. Chen, J. Zhang. Small 15, 1805344, (2019).
  • Cross dehydrogenative coupling strategy for allylation of benzylanilines promoted by DDQ. R. Xiong, M. I. Hussain, Q. Liu, W. Xia, Y. Xiong. Tetrahedron 76, 130798, (2020).


  • 2010-2014: Bachelor, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yangtze Normal University, China.
  • 2014-2019: PhD, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chongqing University, China.

Professional Profile

  • 2019-2021: Lecturer,  School of Communication and Information Engineering, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunication, China.
  • 2021-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA.

Research Interests Keywords

Synthesis and characterization of novel polymers Synthesis of Graphdiyne and its analogue besed on alkyne coupling