Professor of Chemistry

Phone: (86) 27-87793242


Academic Areas: Carbohydrate Chemistry、Fine Chemical Engineering

Hai Dong obtained his BEng degree in 1992. Then he had been working in industry as a chemical engineer for more than ten years. He went to Ramstrom’s group in Stockholm in 2004 and obtained his PhD degree in 2009. After six months when he stayed in Ramstrom’s group as a researcher, he moved to the School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, as a professor of chemistry. His researches focus on carbohydrate chemistry, including regioselective protection, epimerization, glycosylation, oligosaccharide synthesis, H-bonding and reaction mechanism.

Academic Degrees

PhD in Organic Chemistry, 2009, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden;

MS in Organic Chemistry, 2001, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China;

BE in Chemical Engineering, 1992, Nanjing Institute of Chemical & Technology, Nanjing, China.

Professional Experience

Assistant Engineer (1992-1994), the Third Chemical Plant of Zhengzhou, Zhengzhou, China;

Manager of Production Technology Division (1994-1999), Henan Hexiang Company, Zhengzhou, China;

Manager of Research & Development Division (1999-2004), Henan Xingtai Company, Zhengzhou, China;

Professor (2009-present), School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China.

Selected Publications

·Regioselective Benzylation of Diols and Polyols by Catalytic Amount of Organotin: Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014, 356, 1735.

·A Carbohydrate-Anion Recognition System in Aprotic Solvents: Chem. Asian J. 2014, 9, 1298.

·Control of the Ambident Reactivity of the Nitrite Ion: Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, 11, 648;

·Stereoelectronic Control in Regioselective Carbohydrate Protection: J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 1457.

·Direct STD-NMR Identification of β-Galactosidase Inhibitors from a Virtual Dynamic Hemithioacetal System: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 589.

·Supramolecular Control in Carbohydrate Epimerization: Discovery of a New Anion Host-Guest System: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 15270.

·Stereospecific Ester Activation in Nitrite-Mediated Carbohydrate Epimerization: J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 3306.

Awards and Honors

·Outstanding PhD student at abroad Award, 2008, Ministry of Education.

·Distinguished professor of Chu Tian Scholars, 2010, Hubei Province.

Courses Taught

·Chemical Process Design

·Chemical Separation