GU Yanlong

Professor of Synthetic Chemistry and Catalysis

Phone: 15907153484

Email: klgyl@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Homogeneous catalysis and green organic synthesis

Yanlong Gu is a Professor of Excellence at Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include green organic synthesis with acid-base catalysis, tandem reactions and environmentally benign solvents like ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents and bio-based solvent systems. Yanlong Gu received his B.Sc. degree in 1999 from Inner Mongolia University, and obtained his Ph.D. degree from Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science in 2005. He then started his journey as a post-doc researcher in the group of Prof. Shu Kobayashi, The University of Tokyo, Japan (one year), and in the group of Prof. Francois Jerome, The University of Poitiers, France. Since October 2008, he is a professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. Yanlong Gu has published more than 150 papers in peer review journals, and 6 book chapters. His group is also closely collaborating with chemical industry in developing new processes for the synthesis of fine chemicals. In addition, Yanlong Gu’s group is also very international, and has many collaborations with the professors in France, Italy and Iran. Yanlong Gu has organized, as a chairman or co-chairman, some international conferences on green chemistry and sustainable catalysis.

Academic Degrees


PhD in Physical Chemistry, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science


BS in Chemistry, Inner Mongolia University

Professional Experience


Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, HUST


CNRS post-doc, The University of Poitiers, France


JST post-doc, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Courses Taught

1.Organic Chemistry (for undergraduate student)

2.Green Chemistry Frontiers (for graduated student)

Awards and Honors


Most Cited Chinese Researchers in the area of Chemical Engineering, Elsevier and Shanghai Ranking


Top 1% authors, highly cited in RSC journals


Rising Star in Catalysis, Professional Committee in Catalysis, Chinese Chemical Society

Selected Projects Funded

1.National Science Foundation of China (22072049, 21872060, 21761132014, 21373093, 21173089, 21111130192, 20903042)

Selected Publications

[1] Gu, Yanlong; Son, Seung Uk*; Li, Tao*; Tan, Bien*; Low-Cost Hypercrosslinked Polymers by Direct Knitting Strategy for Catalytic Applications, Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, 31: 2008265.

[2] Changhui Liu*; Wenbo Huang; Jiahao Zhang; Zhonghao Rao*; Yanlong Gu*; Francois Jerome*; Formaldehyde in multicomponent reactions, Green Chemistry, 2021, 23: 1447-1465.

[3] Gao, Feng; Bai, Rongxian; Ferlin, Francesco; Vaccaro, Luigi; Li, Minghao*; Gu, Yanlong*; Replacement strategies for non-green dipolar aprotic solvents, Green Chemistry, 2020, 22(19): 6240-6257.

[4] Xu, Jing; Huang, Wenbo; Bai, Rongxian; Queneau, Yves; Jerome, Francois*; Gu, Yanlong*; Utilization of bio-based glycolaldehyde aqueous solution in organic synthesis: application to the synthesis of 2,3-dihydrofurans , Green Chemistry, 2019, 21(8): 2061-2069.

[5] Li, Minghao; Dong, Xiaohan; Zhang, Na; Jerome, Francois*; Gu, Yanlong*; Eco-efficient synthesis of 2-quinaldic acids from furfural, Green Chemistry, 2019, 21(17): 4650-4655.

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