Xuyang He

Instructor -- Organic and Organometallic Chemistry


Post Doc. Georgia Institute of Technology (2009-2012)

Ph.D. Organometallic Chemistry, University of Notre Dame Notre Dame (2008)

M.S. Inorganic Chemistry, Nanjing University (2002)

B.S. Chemistry, Nanjing University (1998)

Research Interest

  • Synthetic main group chemistry with an emphasis on the utility and function of highly polar complexes containing the s- and early p-block elements
  • The design of molecular and polymeric materials used for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)

Selected Publications

  • Hurley, E. R.; He, X. Y.; Noll, B. C.; Brown, S. N.; Henderson, K. W. “Dramatic Effect of Aggregation on Rates and Thermodynamics of Stereoisomerization of Magnesium Enolates”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 6056-6057.
  • He, X. Y. "Enolization Reactions Mediated by S-Block Metal Amide Reagents"; Lap lambert academic publishing: Köln, 2009.
  • He, X. Y.; Morris, J. J.; Noll, B. C.; Brown, S. N.; Henderson, K. W. “Kinetics and Mechanism of Ketone Enolization Mediated by Magnesium Bis(hexamethyldisilazide)” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 13599-13610.
  • He, X. Y.; Allan. J. F.; Noll, B. C.; Kennedy, A. R.; Henderson, K. W. “Stereoselective enolizations mediated by magnesium and calcium bisamides: Contrasting aggregation behavior in solution and in the solid state” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 6920-6921.
  • He, X. Y.; Noll, B. C.; Beatty A.; Mulvey, R. E.; Henderson, K. W. “Ketone deprotonation mediated by mono- and heterobimetallic alkali and alkaline earth metal amide bases: Structural characterization of potassium, calcium, and mixed potassium-calcium enolates” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 7444-7445.