YUAN Weiming

Professor of Organic Chemistry

Phone: +86 17362998395

Email: yuanwm@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Organic Chemistry

Weiming Yuan is currently the Professor of Organic Chemistry at School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology. He obtained his Ph.D. at East China Normal University with Prof. Shengming Ma. After postdoctoral studies with Prof. K. J. Szabó at Stockholm University and Prof. M. Oestreich at TU-Berlin, he joined Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST) and began his independent research career since 2018. His research interests mainly focus on photoredox chemistry; transition metal catalysis; and asymmetric synthesis. Dr. Yuan has authored (co-authored) over 20 publications in the peer-reviewed journals.

Academic Degrees


PhD in Organic Chemistry (Supervisor: Shengming Ma), East China Normal University


BS in Chemistry, East China Normal University

Professional Experience


Professor in Organic Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology


Postdoc, Chemistry Department, Technical University of Berlin (Supervisor: Martin Oestreich)


Postdoc, Chemistry Department, Stockholm University (Supervisor: Kalman. J. Szabo)

Courses Taught

1.Organic Chemistry (for undergraduate student)

2.Basic Organic Chemistry Experiments (for undergraduate student)

3.Organic Chemistry Frontiers (for PhD student)

Awards and Honors


Huazhong Scholar of HUST


National Scholarship for PhD students


President’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Student of ECNU

Selected Projects Funded

Selected Publications

Independent Work:

[1] Songlin Zheng, Yuanyuan Hu, Weiming Yuan*, Recent Advances in C(sp3)-C(sp3) Cross-Coupling via Metallaphotoredox Strategies. Synthesis 2021, 53, A-O (Review).

[2] Songlin Zheng, Zimin Chen†, Yuanyuan Hu†, Xiaoxiang Xi, Zixuan Liao, Weirong Li, Weiming Yuan*, Selective 1,2-Aryl-Aminoalkylation of Alkenes Enabled by Metallaphotoredox Catalysis. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 17910.

Prior to HUST:

[1] Patrizio Orecchia†, Weiming Yuan†, Martin Oestreich*, Tranfer Hydrocyanation of α- and α, β-Substituted Styrenes Catalyzed by Boron Lewis Acids. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 3579.

[2] Weiming Yuan†, Polina Smirnov†, Martin Oestreich*, Custom Synthesis of Hydrosilanes Based on Monosilane. Chem 2018, 4, 1443.

[3] Weiming Yuan, Patrizio Orecchia, Martin Oestreich*, Palladium-Catalyzed Three-Component Reaction of Dihydrosilanes and Vinyl Iodides in the Presence of Alcohols: Rapid Assembly of Silyl Ethers of Tertiary Silanes. Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 19175.

[4] Weiming Yuan†, Patrizio Orecchia†, Martin Oestreich*, Cyclohexa-1,3-diene-based dihydrogen and hydrosilane surrogates in B(C6F5)3-catalyzed transfer processes. Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 10390.

[5] Weiming Yuan, Lars Eriksson, Kálmán J. Szabó*, Rhodium-Catalyzed Geminal Oxyfluorination and Oxytrifluoromethylation of Diazocarbonyl Compounds. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 8410.

[6] Weiming Yuan, Liu Song, Shengming Ma*, Copper-Catalyzed Borylcupration of Allenylsilanes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 3140.

[7] Weiming Yuan, Kálmán J. Szabó*, Rhodium-Catalyzed Oxy-Aminofluorination of Diazoketones with Tetrahydrofurans and N-Fluorobenzenesulfonimide. ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 6687.

[8] Weiming Yuan, Kálmán J. Szabó*, Catalytic Intramolecular Aminofluorination, Oxyfluorination, and Carbofluorination with a Stable and Versatile Hypervalent Fluoroiodine Reagent. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 8533.

[9] Weiming Yuan, Shengming Ma*, Benzofuran Derivatives from Alkynyl-Substituted Benzynes and Aryl Halides. Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 193.

[10] Weiming Yuan, Xue Zhang*, Yihua Yu, Shengming Ma*, Amide-Controlled Highly Selective Catalytic Borylcupration of Allenes. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 7193.

[11] Weiming Yuan, Shengming Ma*, Ligand Controlled Highly Selective Copper-Catalyzed Borylcuprations of Allenes with Bis(pinacolato)diboron. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2012, 354, 1867.

[12] Weiming Yuan, Shengming Ma*, CuCl-K2CO3-Catalyzed Highly Selective Borylcupration of Internal Alkynes-Ligand Effect. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 7266.

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