Location:Home >>Scientists >> Faculty and Staff
Details of the Faculty or Staff
Chen Yaofeng
Highest Education  
  345 Lingling Road, Shanghai
Zip Code  

Education and Appointments:
Born on May first, 1970 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China B.S., 1993, Department of Chemistry, Hangzhou Normal Colleage, China M.S.,1996, Department of Chemistry, Hangzhou University, China Ph.D., 1999, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China 1999-2002, Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China 2002-2003, Department of Chemistry, University of Montreal, Canada 2003-2005, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, US 2006- Research Professor at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

Research Interest:
Design, synthesis and reactivities of transition-metal complexes, especially the organometallic complexes of rare-earth metals.
Public Services:

Selected Publication:

1.Jiaxiang Chu, Xianghao Han, Christos E. Kefalidis, Jiliang Zhou, Laurent Maron,* Xuebing Leng, Yaofeng Chen,* “Lewis Acid Triggered Reactivity of a Lewis Base Stabilized Scandium Terminal Imido Complex: C-H bond Activation, Cycloaddition, and DehydrofluorinationJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 10894-10897. 
2.Yingdong Lv, Christos E. Kefalidis, Jiliang Zhou, Laurent Maron,* Xuebing Leng, Yaofeng Chen,*Versatile Reactivity of a Four-coordinate Scandium Phosphinidene Complex: Reduction, Addition and CO Activation reactionsJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 14784-14796. 
3.Jiaxiang Chu, Christos E. Kefalidis, Laurent Maron,* Xuebing Leng, Yaofeng Chen,*Chameleon Behavior of a Newly Synthesized Nitrilimine Scandium DerivativeJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 8165-8168. 
4.Jiliang Zhou, Jiaxiang Chu, Yanyan Zhang, Guang Yang, Xuebing Leng, Yaofeng Chen,* “An Yttrium Hydride-Silane Complex as a Structural Model for a σ-Bond Metathesis Transition State” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 4243-4246. 
5.Xiufang Wang, Weijie Peng, Peng Cui, Xuebing Leng, Wei Xia, Yaofeng Chen,* “Synthesis and Catalytic Activity of Amido-boratabenzene Complexes of Rare-earth, Zirconium and Chromium” Organometallics, 2013, 32, 6166-6169. 
6.Jiaxiang Chu, Erli, Lu, Yaofeng Chen,* Xuebing Leng, “Reversible Addition of Si-H Bond of Phenylsilane to Sc=N Bond of Scandium Terminal Imido Complex” Organometallics, 2013, 32, 1137-1140. (Invited for the special issue entitled “Recent Advances in Organo-f-Element Chemistry”). 
7.Yangjian Hu, Xiufang Wang, Yaofeng Chen,* Lucia Caporaso,* Luigi Cavallo,* Eugene Y.-X. Chen,* “Rare-Earth Half-Sandwich Dialkyl and Homoleptic Trialkyl Complexes for Rapid and Stereoselective Polymerization of a Conjugated Polar Olefin” Organometallics, 2013, 32, 1459-1465. 
8.Erli Lu, Yuanyuan Yuan, Yaofeng Chen,* Wei Xia, “1-Methyl Boratabenzene Yttrium Alkyl: A Highly Active Catalyst for Dehydrocoupling of Me2NH×BH3 ACS Catalysis 2013, 3, 521-524. (Invited for the virtual special issue on Catalysis at SIOC).  
9.Erli Lu, Qinghai Zhou, Yuxue Li, Jiaxiang Chu, Yaofeng Chen,* Xuebing Leng, Jie Sun, “Reactivity of Scandium Terminal Imido Complexes towards Metal HalidesChem. Commun. 2012, 48, 3403-3405. 
10.Erli Lu, Yaofeng Chen,* Jiliang Zhou, Xuebing Leng, “CP or CH Bond Cleavage of Phosphine Oxides Mediated by an Yttrium Hydride” Organometallics, 2012, 31, 4574-4578. 
11. Yilin Sun, Guangming Wu, Dinghai Cen, Yaofeng Chen,* Limin Wang,* “Synthesis and Catalytic Activity of Heterogeneous Rare-earth Metal Catalysts Coordinated with Multitopic Schiff-base Ligands” Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 9682-9688. 
12. Jiaxiang Chu, Erli Lu, Zhixiao Liu, Yaofeng Chen,* Xuebing Leng, Haibing Song “Reactivity of a Scandium Terminal Imido Complex towards Unsaturated Substrates Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 7677-7680. 
13. Yingdong Lv, Xin Xu, Yaofeng Chen,* Xuebing Leng, Maxim V. BorzovWell-defined Soluble P3- Containing Rare-earth Metal Compounds Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 11227-11229.
14. Erli Lu, Jiaxiang Chu, Yaofeng Chen,* Maxim V. Borzov, Guangyu Li, “The Scandium Terminal Imido Complexes Induced C-H Bond Selenation and the Formation of Sc-Se Bond” Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 743-745. 
15. Erli Lu, Yaofeng Chen,* Xuebing Leng, “Yttrium Anilido Hydride: Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity” Organometallics, 2011, 30, 5433-5441. 
16. Yuanyuan Yuan, Xiufang Wang, Yuxue Li, Liyan Fan, Xin Xu, Yaofeng Chen,* Guangyu Li, Wei Xia, “Rapid Entry to Functionalized Boratabenzene Complexes Through Metal Induced Hydroboration at Anionic 1-H-Boratabenzene LigandOrganometallics 2011, 30, 4330-4341. 
17. Peng Cui, Yaofeng Chen,* Guangyu Li, Wei Xia, “Versatile Reactivities of ansa-Heteroborabenzene Divalent Ytterbium Amide toward Alkali-Metal Salts and the Generation of Heterometallic Ytterbium-Alkali-Metal Boratabenzene Complexes” Organometallics 2011, 30, 2012-2017. 
18. Erli Lu, Wei Gan, Yaofeng Chen,* “Monoalkyl and monoanilide yttrium complexes containing tridentate pyridyl-1-azaallyl dianionic ligands” Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 2366-2374. (Invited for the themed issue entitled “New Talent: Asia”). 
19. 刘智潇, 陈耀峰,*  稀土金属有机化学的一个前沿领域:稀土卡宾化学中国科学(化学), 2011, 41, 304-313. (评述) 
20. Erli Lu, Yuxue Li, Yaofeng Chen,* “A Scandium Terminal Imido Complex: Synthesis, Structure and DFT Studies” Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 4469-4471. (封面文章) 
21. Yuanyuan Yuan, Yaofeng Chen,* Guangyu Li, Wei Xia, “Synthesis and Structural Features of Boratabenzene Rare-earth Metal Alkyl Complexes” Organometallics 2010, 29, 3722-3728. 
22. Xin Xu, Yaofeng Chen,* Jian Feng, Gang Zou, Jie Sun, “Half-sandwich Mono(indenyl) Rare-earth Metal Dialkyl Complexes: Syntheses, Structures and Catalytic Reactivities of  (1,3-(SiMe3)2C9H5)RE(CH2SiMe3)2(THF)Organometallics 2010, 29, 549-553. 
23. Yangjian Hu, Xin Xu, Yuetao Zhang, Yaofeng Chen,* Eugene Y.-X. Chen,* “Polymerization of Naturally Renewable Methylene Butyrolactones by Half-Sandwich Indenyl Rare Earth Metal Dialkyls with Exceptional Activity” Macromolecules 2010, 43, 9328-9336. 
24. Peng Cui, Yaofeng Chen,* Maxim V. Borzov, “Neodymium(III) Phosphinidene Complexes Supported by Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl and Hydrotris(pyrazolyl)borate Ligands” Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 6886-6890. (Invited for the themed issue entitled “New Horizons in Organo-f-element Chemistry”) 
25. Xin Xu, Yaofeng Chen,* Gang Zou, * Jie Sun, “Single, Double and Triple Deprotonation of a β-Diketimine Bearing Pendant Pyridyl Group and the Corresponding Rare-earth Metal Complexes” Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 3952-3958. 
26. Peng Cui, Yaofeng Chen,* Qiang Zhang, Guangyu Li, Wei Xia, “Synthesis, and Structural Characterization of Solvent-free Divalent Ytterbium Bis(boratabenzene) and (Cyclopentadienyl)(Boratabenzene) Complexes” J. Organomet. Chem. 2010, 695, 2713-2719. (Invited for the special issue of Organ-f-element Chemistry at Pacifichem 2010) 
27. Erli Lu, Wei Gan, Yaofeng Chen,* “Monoalkyllanthanide Complexes with New b-Diketiminato Derivative Dianionic Ligands” Organometallics 2009, 28, 2318. 
28. Xin Xu, Yaofeng Chen,* Jie Sun, “Indenyl Abstraction vs Alkyl Abstraction of (Indenyl)ScR2(THF) by [Ph3C][B(C6F5)4]: Aspecific and Syndiospecific Styrene Polymerization” Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 846-850. 
29. Peng Cui, Yaofeng Chen,* Guangyu Li, Wei Xia, “An ansa-Hetero-Borabenzene Divalent Lanthanide Amide via C-H Bond Cleavage” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 9944-9947. 
30. Peng Cui, Yaofeng Chen,* Xin Xu, Jie Sun, An Unprecedented Lanthanide Phosphinidene Halide: Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity” Chem. Commun. 2008, 5547-5549. 
31. Yuanyuan Yuan, Yaofeng Chen,* Guangyu Li, Wei Xia, “Reactions of Boratabenzene Yttrium Complexes with KN(SiMe3)2: Salt Elimination and p-Ligand Displacement” Organometallics 2008, 27, 6307-6312. 
32. Peng Cui, Yaofeng Chen,* Guoping Wang, Guangyu Li, Wei Xia, “Divalent Ytterbium Boratabenzene Complex (C5H5BNPh2)2Yb(THF)2: Synthesis, Structure and Solvent-Mediated Redox Transformation” Organometallics 2008, 4, 4013-4016. 
33. Xin Xu, Xiaoyan Xu, Yaofeng Chen,* Jie Sun, Dialkyl lanthanide Metal Complexes Containing New Tridentate Monoanionic Ligands with Nitrogen Donors” Organometallics 2008, 27, 758-763. 
34. Peng Cui, Yaofeng Chen,* Xiaohua Zeng, Jie Sun, Guangyu Li, Wei Xia, “Boratabenzene Derivatives of Divalent Samarium: Syntheses, Structures and Catalytic Reactivities of (C5H5BXPh2)2Sm(THF)2(X = N, P)” Organometallics 2007, 26, 6519-6521.    

Supported Projects: