TU TaoOrganic Chemistry, Professor

Office Location: Room A8021, Chemistry Building, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University 2005 Songhu Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai 200438, China
Tel: 86-21-31242019
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  • Research Interests

  • Academic Appointments

  • Prizes and awards

  • Biography

  • Teaching

  • Key Publications

  • Supramolecular Chemistry

  • Organometallics

  • Asymmetric Synthesis

  • Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, 2013

  • Shanghai Pujiang Research Fellow (D), 2012

  • Shanghai Shuguang Research Fellow, 2011

  • Shanghai Qimingxing ResearchFellow (A), 2010

  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Germany,

  • 2009.4 ­—

  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University

  • Research Focus: Organometallic, Catalytic and Supramolecular Chemistry

  • 2005.11 —2009.4

  • AvH Research Fellow, Researcher Assistant, Universität Bonn, Germany

  • Research Focus: Organometallic, Catalytical and Supramolecular Chemistry

  • 2003.10— 2005. 10  

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Université de Montréal, Canada

  • Advisor: Professor James D. Wuest;

  • Research Focus: Supramolecular chemistry and Crystal engineering,  

  • 1998. 9 — 2003. 9

  • Ph.D, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), CAS;

  • Supervisor: Professor Li-Xin Dai; (Academician of CAS)

  • Research Focus:  Asymmetric Synthesis, Catalyst,  Organometallic Chemistry

  • 1994.9 — 1998.8   

  • B.Sc., Honors, Analytical Chemistry, East China Geological Institute, China

    Scientific English of Chemistry,Organic structure analysis, Organic Chemistry, Nobel Prize and Science

  1. Fang, W.; Liu, X.; Lu, Z.; Tu, Tao* Photoresponsive metallo-hydrogels based on visual discrimination of the positional isomers through selective thixotropic gel collapse, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 3313-3316, (SCI, IF: 6.4)

  2. Tu, Tao;* Fang, W.; Sun, Z. Visual-size Molecular Recognition Based on Gels, Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 5304-5313, (SCI, IF: 14.8).

  3. Fang, W.; Deng, Q.; Xu, M.; Tu, Tao* Highly Efficient Aminocarbonylation of Iodoarenes at Atmospheric Pressure Catalyzed by a Robust Acenaphthoimidazolyidene Allylic Palladium Complex, Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 3678-3681, (SCI, IF: 6.1).

  4. Tu, Tao;* Sun, Z.; Fang, W.; Xu, M.; Zhou, Y. Robust Acenaphthoimidazolylidene Palladium Complexes: Highly Efficient Catalysts for Suzuki-Miyaura Couplings with Sterically Hindered Substrates. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 4250-4253, (SCI, IF: 6.1).

  5. Tu, Tao;* Wang, Z.; Liu, Z.; Feng, X.; Wang, Q. Efficient and Practical Transition Metal-free Catalytic Hydration of Organonitriles to Amides.Green Chem.2012, 14, 921-924, (SCI, IF:6.8).

  6. Tu, Tao;* Fang, W.; Bao, X.; Li, X.; Dötz, K. H. Visual Chiral Recognition through Enantioselective Metallogel Collapsing: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Platinum-Steroid Low-Molecular-Mass Gelators. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 6601-6605, (SCI, IF:13.7).

  7. Tu, Tao;* Mao, H.; Herbert, C.; Xu, M.; Dötz, K. H. A Pyridine-bridged Bis-benzimidazolylidene Pincer Nickel(II) Complex: Synthesis and Practical Catalytic Application towards Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling with Less-activated Electrophiles. Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 7796-7798, (SCI, IF: 6.4).

  8. Tu, Tao;* Bao, X.; Assenmacher, W.; Peterlik, H.; Daniels, J.; Dötz, K. H.* Efficient Air-Stable Organometallic Low-Molecular-Mass Gelators for Ionic Liquids: Synthesis, Aggregation and Application of Pyridine-Bridged Bis(benzimidazolylidene)-Palladium Complexes.Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15 (8), 1853-1861, (VIP,SCI, IF: 5.9).

  9. Tu, Tao;* Assenmacher, W.; Peterlik, H.; Schnakenburg, G.; Dötz, K. H.* Pyridine-bridged Benzimidazolium Salts: Synthesis, Aggregation, and Application as Phase-transfer Catalysts. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008,47, 7127-7131, (SCI, IF:13.7).

  10. Tu, Tao;* Assenmacher, W.; Peterlik, H.; Weisbarth, R.; Nieger, M.; Dötz, K. H.* An Air-stable Organometallic Low-molecular-mass Gelator: Synthesis, Aggregation, and Catalytic Application of a Palladium Pincer Complex. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 6368-6371, (SCI, IF:13.7).

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