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       Prof. Jin-Pei Cheng, born in Tianjin, China, received his M.Sc. in 1981 with Chen-Heng Kao at Nankai University and Ph.D. in 1987 with Fred Bordwell at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., where he learned more details on chemical bonds. He then worked with Ned Arnett as a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University.

     In 1988, he started his academic career as a lecturer, then associate professor (1988) and professor (1990) at Nankai University, where he also acted as vice president for research and international in 1995-2000. After a service as vice minister of S&T (for basic research), he resumed his full-time research on bond energetics and its applications at the State key Lab on Elemento-organic Chemistry, Nankai University. He is a member of CAS (2001-) and TWAS (2001-), and a fellow of RSC (2007-). In 2016, he with team built the internet Bond-energy Databank (iBonD) for free access. He is also one of the contributors of CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (for BDEs) since 2012.

    Scientific research achievements: More than 300 papers have been published on various authoritative journals, such as Science, CR, ACIE, JACS, JOC, OL, CEJ, CC  and so on, over 200 of which  are indexed by SCI. These papers have been cited over 7000 times in total and the most cited paper has been reached 360 times. In 2005, he was honored with HLHL science and Technology Progress Award. He has frequently been invited to give plenary lectures in international academic conference, held in the United States, Europe, and China and promoted the development of physical organic chemistry research in Nankai University.


Selected Publications

  1. Wang, Z.-D.; Li, X.; Ji, P.*; Cheng, J.-P.* Absolute pKas of Sulfonamides in Ionic Liquids: Comparisons to Molecular Solvents. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 11195.

  2. Mao, C.; Wang, Z.-D.; Wang, Z.; Ji, P.*; Cheng, J.-P.* Weakly Polar Aprotic Ionic Liquids Acting as Strong Dissociating Solvent: A Typical “Ionic Liquid Effect” Revealed by Accurate Measurement of Absolute pKa of Ylide Precursor Salts. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 5523.

  3. Mao, C.; Wang, Z.; Ji, P.*; Cheng, J.-P.* Is Amine a Stronger Base in Ionic Liquid Than in Common Molecular Solvent? An Accurate Basicity Scale of Amines. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 8384.

  4. Wang, Z.; Ji, P.*; Li, X.; Cheng, J. -P.* Double-Line Hammett Relationship Revealed through Precise Acidity Measurement of Benzenethiols in Neat Ionic Media: A Typical “Ionic Liquid Effect?” Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 5744.

  5. Xue, X.; Li, X.; Yu, A.; Yang, C.; Song, C.; Cheng, J.-P. Mechanism and Selectivity of Bioinspired Cinchona Alkaloid Derivatives Catalyzed Asymmetric Olefin Isomerization: A Computational Study J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 7462-7473.

  6. Deng, H.; Li, X.; Chu, Y.; He, J.; Cheng, J.-P. Standard pKa Scales of Carbon-Centered Indicator Acids in Ionic Liquids: Effect of Media and Structural Implication J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 7291-7298.

  7. Liu, C.; Tan, B.-X.; Zhang, Y.-Y.; Jin, J.-L.; Dong, N.; Li, X.; Cheng, J.-P. Chiral Biscinchona Alkaloid Promoted Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation of 3-Substituted Benzofuran-2(3H)-ones with Morita–Baylis–Hillman Carbonates J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 5838-5845.

  8. Fu, N.-K.; Zhang, L.; Li, J.-Y.; Luo, S.-Z.; Cheng, J.-P. Chiral Primary Amine Catalyzed Enantioselective Protonation via an Enamine Intermediate Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 11451-11455.

  9. Lv, J.; Zhang, L.; Zhou, Y.-M.; Nie, Z.-X.; Luo, S.-Z.; Cheng, J.-P. Asymmetric Binary Acid Catalysis: A Regioselectivity Switch between Enantioselective 1,2- and 1,4-Addition through Different Counteranions of InIII Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 6610-6614.

  10. Zheng, X.-X.; Zhang, L.; Li, J.-Y.; Luo, S.-Z.; Cheng, J.-P. Magnetic Nanoparticle Supported Polyoxometalates (POMs) via Non-Covalent Interaction: Reusable Acid Catalysts and Catalyst Supports for Chiral Amines Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 12325-12327.

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