Professor WU Jishan

(Dean's Chair Professor)

(Deputy Head - Research)




B.Sc., Wuhan University, 1997; M. Sc., Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2000; Ph.D., Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, 2004; Project leader, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, 2004-2005; Postdoctoral, University of California at Los Angeles, 2005-2007.

Contact Information

Office: MD1-14-03H
Tel: (65)-6516-2677 | Fax: (65)-6779-1691
Email: chmwuj@nus.edu.sg | Personal webpage


 

ORCID:  0000-0002-8231-0437
ResearcherID: J-5898-2013

 

Recognition and Achievements

  • Dean’s Chair Professor, 2014
  • NUS Young Researcher Award, 2012
  • BASF-SNIC Award on Materials Chemistry, 2012
  • Singapore Young Scientist Award, 2010
  • NUS Young Investigator Award, NUS, 2007

 

Research Interests

Novel aromatic systems and materials & Supramolecular Chemistry

 

Research Highlight

Ref: C. Liu et al. Macrocyclic Polyradicaloids with Unusual Super-ring Structure and Global Aromaticity. Chem 2018, 4, 1586-1595.

We describe the challenging synthesis of two macrocyclic polyradicaloids. They exhibit long-sought “annulene-within-an-annulene” super-ring structure and unusual global aromaticity with individual inner/outer rings following Hückel’s rule in singlet state and Baird’s rule in triplet state.

 

Teaching Contributions 

  • CM4258 Advanced Polymer Science
  • CM5268 Advanced Organic Materials

 

Representative Publications (as at 1st Oct 2018, total 240+, citation: 14,000+; H index: 60)

  • Liu, C. C., et al. Macrocyclic Polyradicaloids with Unusual Super-ring Structure and Global Aromaticity, Chem 2018, 4, 1586-1595 (Cover).
  • Ni, Y., et al. [n]Cyclo-para-biphenylmethine Polyradicaloids: [n]Annulene Analogs and Unusual Valence Tautomerization. Chem 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2018.09.025.
  • Wu, S. F., et al., Toward π-Conjugated 2D Covalent Organic Radical Frameworks, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 8007-8011.
  • Gu, Y. W., et al., Graphene-like Molecules with Four Zigzag Edges, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 6541-6545.
  • Ni, Y., et al., A Peri-tetracene Diradicaloid: Synthesis and Properties, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 9697-9701 (Highlighted in Synfacts).
  • Li, G. W., et al., From Open-shell Singlet Diradicaloid to Closed-shell Global Anti-aromatic Macrocycles, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 7166-7170.
  • Rana, A., et al., Stable Expanded Porphycene-Based Diradicaloid and Tetraradicaloid, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 12534-12537.
  • Lu, X. F., et al., Global Aromaticity in Macrocyclic Cyclopenta-Fused Tetraradicaloid and Its Charged Species, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 13052-13056.
  • Zeng, W. D., et al., Super-octazethrene: An Open-shell Graphene-Like Molecule Possessing Large Diradical Character but Still with Reasonable Stability, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b09075 (Cover).
  • Zeng, W. D., et al., Rylene Ribbons with Unusual Diradical Character, Chem 20172, 81-92 (Cover).