Professor of Chemistry ,Director of the Institute of Physical Chemistry and Industrial Catalysis,

Phone: (86)27-87543732


Academic Areas: Environmental Catalysis ,Homogeneous Catalysis and Green Synthesis ,Catalysis for Sustainable Energy

Oxidation based catalytic technologies are among these key technologies applied in petrochemicals, power sources, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and environmental protections. Particularly, exploring novel catalytic technologies for both utilizing renewable resources and eliminating pollutants has been attracting much more attentions than ever. However, in the fundamental research of redox chemistry, the great challenges still exist in understanding the oxidative relationships of the key active intermediates including metal oxo (Mn+=O), hydroxo (Mn+-OH) and hydroperoxide (Mn+-OOH) occurring in oxidation processes, and in clarifying how the co-catalysts modulate the reactivity of the redox catalysts; these unveiled puzzles substantially retards the designing of catalysts and elucidating of those elusive oxidation phenomena. Our lab currently focuses on addressing these fundamental issues in oxidations, meanwhile developing novel catalytic technologies for biomass valorization, pollutant treatments, and industrial applications

Academic Degrees

1986-1990  Bsc in Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, China.
1992-1995  MS in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
1995-1998  PhD in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (supervisor: Prof. Xi, Zuwei). 


Professional Experience

2008-    Professor of Chemistry, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
2001-2007  Postdoc in Professor Daryle H Busch’s group, Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, USA
1999-2001  Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS) fellow in Professor Yuzo Fujiwara’s group, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,  Kyushu Univeristy, Japan
1998-1999  Faculty in Department of Chemistry, Nanjing University, China.
1990-1992  Assistant engineer in Department of R & D, Sichuan Maoxiao Co. Ltd.


Selected Publications

• Guochuan Yin*,Understanding the Oxidative Relationships of the Metal Oxo, Hydroxo and Hydroperoxide Intermediates with Manganese(IV) Complex Having Bridged Cyclam: Correlation of the Physicochemical Properties with Reactivity, Acc. Chem. Res., 2013, 46, 483-492.
• Zhou, Li; Song, Wei; Chen, Zhuqi; Guochuan Yin*,Degradation of Organic Pollutants in Wastewater by Bicarbonate-Activated Hydrogen Peroxide with a Supported Cobalt Catalyst, Environ. Sci. & Technol., 2013, 47, 3833-3839.
• Huajun Guo, Guochuan Yin*, Catalytic Aerobic Oxidation of Renewable Furfural with Phosphomolybdic Acid Catalyst: an Alternative Route to Maleic Acid, J. Phys. Chem., C, 2011, 115, 17516-17522.
• Song Shi, Yujuan Wang, Aihua Xu, Huajun Wang, Dajian Zhu, Suparna Baksi Roy, Timothy A. Jackson, Daryle H Busch, Guochuan Yin*, Distinct Reactivity Differences of Metal Oxo and Its Corresponding Hydroxo Moieties in Oxidations: Implications from a manganese(IV) complex having dihydroxide ligand, Angew, Chem. Intl. Ed. 2011, 50, 7321-7324.
• Guochuan Yin*, Active transition metal oxo and hydroxo moieties in nature’s redox enzymes and their synthetic models: Structure and reactivity relationships, Coord. Chem. Rev., 2010, 254, 1826-1842.
• Guochuan Yin, Andrew M. Danby, David Kitko, John D. Carter, William M. Scheper and Daryle H. Busch, Oxidative reactivity difference between the metal oxo and metal hydroxo moieties: pH dependent hydrogen abstraction by a manganese(IV) complex having two hydroxide ligands, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130,16245-16253.
• Guochuan Yin, Andrew M. Danby, David Kitko, John Carter, William M. Scheper and Daryle H. Busch, Understanding the Selectivity of a Moderate Oxidation Catalyst:Hydrogen Abstraction by a Fully Characterized, Activated Catalyst, the Robust Dihydroxo Manganese (IV) Complex of a Bridged Cyclam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 1512-1513.
• Guochuan Yin, Maria Buchalova, Andrew M Danby, Chris M Perkins, David Kitko, John D Carter, William M Scheper, Daryle H Busch, Olefin Oxygenation by the Hydroperoxide Adduct of a Nonheme Manganese(IV) Complex: Epoxidations by a Metallo-Peracid Produces Gentle Selective Oxidations,  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 17170-17171.


Awards and Honors

 Chinese Chemical Society (CCS), American Chemical Society (ACS)

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