TANG Conghui


Email: ctang@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Organic Chemistry

Website: https://www.thetanglab.com/

The Tang lab seeks to bridge the gap between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. We carry out interdisciplinary studies to address the unsolved problems in organic synthesis, catalysis, materials and hydrogen energy storage. Particular emphases will be placed on the development of catalysts library based on rational design, which will allow us to build molecular complexity and chirality from simple feedstocks in an efficient, scalable and sustainable manner. In addition, we aim to employ small molecules as liquid hydrogen carrier, and realize hydrogen energy storage and release cycle under mild conditions. Tang lab members addressing these challenges will be trained in the fields of organic chemistry, physical chemistry, material synthesis and energy application.

Academic Degrees


PhD in Chemistry, Peking University


BS in Applied Chemistry, Huazhong University of Science & Technology

Professional Experience


Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, HUST


University of California, Santa Barbara, postdoc


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, postdoc


Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, postdoc

Courses Taught

1.Physical Chemistry Experiment (for undergraduate student)

Awards and Honors


First Prize of Beijing Natural Science Award


C. S. Marvel Postdoctoral Travel Award


Reaxys PhD Prize

Selected Projects Funded

1.National Science Foundation of China

2.Start-up fund of HUST

Selected Publications

[1] Palladium-Catalyzed Dearomative syn-1,4-Oxyamination

Conghui Tang, Mikiko Okumura, Hejun Deng, and David Sarlah*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 15762–15766.

[2] Palladium-Catalyzed Dearomative syn-1,4-Carboamination with Grignard Reagents

Conghui Tang,† Mikiko Okumura,† Yunbo Zhu, Annie R. Hooper, Yu Zhou, Yu-Hsuan Lee, and David Sarlah*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 10245–10249.

[3] Homogeneous Catalysis for Sustainable Hydrogen Storage in Formic Acid and Alcohols

Katerina Sordakis,† Conghui Tang,† Lydia K. Vogt, Henrik Junge, Paul J. Dyson, Matthias Beller*, and Gábor Laurenczy*

Chem. Rev. 2018, 118, 372–433.

[4] A Stable Nanocobalt Catalyst with Highly Dispersed CoNx Active Sites for the Selective Dehydrogenation of Formic Acid

Conghui Tang, Annette-Enrica Surkus, Feng Chen, Marga-Martina Pohl, Giovanni Agostini, Matthias Schneider, Henrik Junge, and Matthias Beller*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 16616–16620.

[5] Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative C-C Bond Cleavage for C-N Bond Formation: From Ketones to Amides

Conghui Tang and Ning Jiao*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 6528–6532.

[6] Copper-Catalyzed C-H Azidation of Anilines under Mild Conditions

Conghui Tang and Ning Jiao*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 18924–18927.

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