Lecturer of Chemistry
Academic Areas: Homogeneous Catalysis and Green Synthesis
C−H bond functionalization, Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis including oxidative carbonylation, CO2 utilizations, transesterification and hydrogenation.
Brief research experiences
1) C−H bond functionalization
2) Synthesis of 5-Aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA)
3) Synthesis of dimethyl carbonate (DMC) and diethyl carbonate (DEC) by oxidative carbonylation
4) Transesterification of DMC with ethanol or phenol
2009 Ph.D. Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), China (supervisor: Prof. Guangxing Li)
2001 M.S. University of Science & Technology Beijing, China (supervisor: Prof. Qin Lin)
1998 B.S. University of Science & Technology Beijing, China
2013.5-2014.5 Visiting scholar, The Scripps Research Institute, USA, (with Prof. Yu Jin-Quan)
2003.7-now Assistant professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, HUST
2001.7-2003.6 Staff, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, HUST
 Dajian Zhu, Guoqiang Yang, Jian He, Ling Chu, Gang Chen, Wei Gong, Ke Chen, Martin Eastgate, Jin-Quan Yu*, Ligand-promoted ortho-C–H amination with Pd catalysts, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54(8), 2497-2500.
 Guoqiang Yang, Petra Lindovska, Dajian Zhu, Justin Kim, Peng Wang, Ri-Yuan Tang, Mohammad Movassaghi, Jin-Quan Yu*, Pd(II)-catalyzed meta-C–H olefination, arylation, and acetoxylation of indolines using a U-shaped template, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136(30), 10807-10813.
 Yujuan Wang, Song Shi, Dajian Zhu, Guochuan Yin, “The oxidative properties of a manganese (IV) hydroperoxide moiety and its relationships with the corresponding manganese(IV) oxo and hydroxo moieties”, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 2612-2619.
 Yujuan Wang, Jiayi Sheng, Song Shi, Dajian Zhu, Guochuan Yin, “Influence of the net charge on the reactivity of a manganese(IV) species: leading to the correlation of its physicochemical properties with reactivity”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012, 116, 13231-13239.
 Yujuan Wang, Song Shi, Huajun Wang, Dajian Zhu, Guochuan Yin, Kinetics of hydrogen abstraction by active metal hydroxo and oxo intermediates: revealing their unexpected similarities in the transition state, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48 7832-7834.
 Dajian Zhu, Fuming Mei, Lijuan Chen, Wanling Mo, Tao Li, Guangxing Li, “An efficient catalyst Co(salophen) for synthesis of diethyl carbonate by oxidative carbonylation of ethanol”, Fuel, 2011, 90, 2098-2102.
 Shi Song, Wang Yujuan, Xu Aihua, Wang Huajun, Zhu Dajian, Roy Suparna Baksi, Jackson Timothy A., Busch Daryle H., Yin Guochuan, “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.
 Dajian Zhu, Fuming Mei, Lijuan Chen, Tao Li, Wanling Mo, Guangxing Li, “Synthesis of dimethyl carbonate by oxidative carbonylation using an efficient and recyclable catalyst Co-Schiff base/zeolite”, Energy & Fuels, 2009, 23, 2359-2363.
 Zhu Dajian, Guo Xiaochuan, Zhang Jiaren, Xie Yuhong, Li Guangxing, “Study on pilot of Mg-Al-hydrotalcite preparation by using homogeneous precipitation”, Chem. Eng., (China), 2007, 35, 76-78.
 Zhu Dajian, Xie Yuhong, Mei Fuming, Wang Hongwei, Li Guangxing, “Measurement of standard molar combustion enthalpy of methyl phenyl carbonate”, Chem. Eng.,(China), 2007, 35, 38-40.
 Xie Yuhong, Zhu Dajian, Mei Fuming, Wang Shu, Li Guangxing, “Study on synthesis of methyl phenyl carbonate and its spetral properties, Chem. Reagents, (China), 2006, 28, 705-707.
 Fan Guozhi, Li Tao, Zhu Dajian, Li Guangxing, PdCl2/organic-inorganic hybrid catalyst for oxidative carbonylation of phenol to diphenyl carbonate”, Chinese J. Catal., 2005, 26, 625-627.
 Xu Changqing, Zhu Dajian, Li Guangxing, “Comparative study on the hydrogenation of acetophenone catalyzed by three kinds of Ni-based catalyst”, Chem. Reagents, (China), 2005, 27, 129-132.
 Xu Changqing, Zhu Dajian, Li Guangxing, “Study on the hydrogenation of acetophenone catalyzed by Ni-B/SiO2 amorphous catalyst”, Chinese J. Mol. Catal., 2004, 18, 281-285.
 Li Lin, Zhu Dajian, Xiong Hui, Li Guangxing, “Synthesis of ethyl methyl carbonate by transesterification”, Chinese J. Synthetic Chem., 2004, 12, 197-200.
 Li Guangxing, Li Jinjin, Zhu Dajian, Jiang Qiang, Cai Lingli, Xie Yong, Gan Lixin, “Preparation of 5-aminosalicylic acid by gas phase catalytic carboxylation.” WO 2012/083753 A1.
 Li Guangxing,Yao Rujie, Zhu Dajian, Wang Gui, Mo Wanling, Li Chunxia, Xiong Hui, Liao Jie, “Recovery method for Co salt with strong alkali solution.” CN Patent 102,311,146, 2012.
 Li Guangxing, Li Jinjin, Zhu Dajian, Jiang Qiang, Cai Lingli, Xie Yong, Gan Lixin, “Process for preparation of 5-aminosalicylic acid from p-acetamidophenol by gas-phase catalytic carboxylation.” CN Patent 102,126,977, 2011.
 Li Guangxing, Mo Wanling, Xiong Hui, Bai Rongxian, Zhu Dajian, Hu Jianglin, “Preparation of supported copper iodide catalyst for synthesizing organic carbonate via oxidative carbonylation.” CN Patent 101,745,408, 2010.
 Bai Rongxian, Li Guangxing, Wang Shu, Zhu Dajian, “Catalyst for biological diesel fuel production and its preparation method.” CN Patent 1,966,142, 2007.
 Bai Rongxian, Li Guangxing, Zhu Dajian, Wang Shu, “Method for purifying diphenyl carbonate by precipitation.” CN Patent 1,775,735, 2006.
 Li Guangxing, Mo Wanling, Xiong Hui, Mei Fuming, Zhu Dajian, Wang Shu, Zhu Kangling, “One-step oxidation carbonylation method for synthesizing ethyl methyl carbonate.” CN Patent 1,450,048, 2003.
 Li Guangxing, Xiong Hui, Zhu Dajian, Mo Wanling, Mei Fuming, “Method for purifying diethyl carbonate by rectification.” CN Patent 1,384,094, 2002.
 Li Guangxing, Mo Wanling, Zhu Yongqiang, Xiong Hui, Mei Fuming, Zhu Dajian, Wang Shu, “Method for synthesizing diethyl carbonate by oxidative carbonylation of ethanol.” CN Patent 1,379,017, 2002.