Emerging Investigator: Chuan He at Southern University of Science and Technology

Emerging Investigator: Chuan He

Position          Associate Professor

Postdoc          2013–2017  University of Cambridge

Education       2008–2013  Wuhan University          Ph.D.

                       2004–2008  Wuhan University          B.Sc.

Group website        http://faculty.sustech.edu.cn/hec/en/

ORCID                    0000-0002-9983-7526

Read Chuan He’s Emerging Investigator Series article in Organic Chemistry Frontiers and learn more about him.

  Stereodivergent asymmetric synthesis of P-atropisomeric Si-stereogenic monohydrosilanes  


We herein report an efficient one-pot strategy for the stereodivergent asymmetric synthesis of various P-atropisomeric Si-stereogenic monohydrosilanes with excellent stereoselectivity from dichlorosilanes.


  From the themed collection: OCF Emerging Investigator Series  
  The article was first published on 23 Aug 2023  
  Org. Chem. Front., 2023, Advance Article  

My research interests

Key words: chiral organosilicon chemistry, chiral organoboron chemistry, asymmetric catalysis, synthetic methodology, chiral organic materials
My current research interests focus on chiral organosilicon and chiral organoboron chemistry, particularly aiming to develop new synthetic methods to expedite the syntheses of silicon-stereogenic silanes and boron-stereogenic compounds with high efficiency and selectivity, and to explore their applications in asymmetric catalysis, chiral materials, and chiral bio-active molecules. 

10 Facts about me

The most exciting thing about my research is pushing the frontiers and breaking the boundary of chiral materials.

The next big goal of my research is to explore the unique functions and applications of these non-natural chiral organosilicon and boron molecules.

My biggest goal as a researcher is to precisely manipulate atoms to form any molecules as one would wish.

My favourite academic article is always the next one.

If I were not an organic chemist, I would be a designer or director.

The best advice I have ever been given: always take the high road; be adventurous, be bold, but savor it.

I advise my students to work hard, play harder, and dream even more.

My favourite place on earth is Cambridge, UK.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, watching movies and Premier League.

Guaranteed to make me laugh is watching Stephen Chow’s movies.

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