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Kung Wang, Ph.D.

Eberly Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

About

Ph.D., Purdue University

Dr. Wang's research interests include cascade cyclizations of unsaturated systems; synthesis of bowl-shaped polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and helicenes; synthesis of carbon nanohoops.

Dr. Wang recently received a grant of $420,000 from the National Science Foundation for his proposal “Syntheses and Structures of Functionalized [n]Cycloparaphenylenes and Related Carbon Nanohoops”. The grant runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018.

Teaching Fields

Organic

Courses Offered

Undergraduate and graduate organic courses

Publications 

Shuangjiang Li, Merfat Aljhdli, Haresh Thakellapalli, Behzad Farajidizaji, Yu Zhang, Novruz G. Akhmedov, Carsten Milsmann, Brian V. Popp, and Kung K. Wang, “Synthesis and Structure of a Functionalized [9]Cycloparaphenylene Bearing Three Indeno[2,1-a]fluorene-11,12-dione-2,9-diyl Units”, Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 4078-4081.

Haresh Thakellapalli, Shuangjiang Li, Behzad Farajidizaji, Notashia N. Baughman, Novruz G. Akhmedov, Brian V. Popp, and Kung K. Wang, “Synthesis and Properties of Conjugated Macrocycles Containing 2,7-Bis(2-thienyl)-9H-fluoren-9-one Units”, Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 2674-2677.

Behzad Farajidizaji, Changfeng Huang, Haresh Thakellapalli, Shuangjiang Li, Novruz G. Akhmedov, Brian V. Popp, Jeffrey L. Petersen, and Kung K. Wang, “Synthesis and Characterization of Functionalized [12]Cycloparaphenylenes Containing Four Alternating Biphenyl and Naphthyl Units”, J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 4458-4464.

Changfeng Huang, Shuangjiang Li, Haresh Thakellapalli, Behzad Farajidizaji, Yiwei Huang, Novruz G. Akhmedov, Brian V. Popp, Jeffrey L. Petersen, and Kung K. Wang, “Synthesis of Partially Hydrogenated Cycloparaphenylenes with Bent and Fused Structures Bearing Armchair Carbon Nanotube-like Connections”, J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 1166-1174. 

Shuangjiang Li, Changfeng Huang, Haresh Thakellapalli, Behzad Farajidizaji, Brian V. Popp, Jeffrey L. Petersen, and Kung K. Wang, “Syntheses and Structures of Functionalized [9]Cycloparaphenylenes as Carbon Nanohoops Bearing Carbomethoxy and N-Phenylphthalimido Groups”, Org. Lett. 201618, 2268-2271. 

Behzad Farajidizaji, Haresh Thakellapalli, Shuangjiang Li, Changfeng Huang, Notashia N. Baughman, Novruz G. Akhmedov, Brian V. Popp, Jeffrey L. Petersen, and Kung K. Wang, “Synthesis of Cycloparaphenylenes Bearing Furan-2,5-diyl or 2,2′-Bifuran-5,5′-diyl Units in the Macrocyclic Structures”, Chem.‒Eur. J. 2016, 22, 16420-16424.

Haresh Thakellapalli, Behzad Farajidizaji, Trevor W. Butcher, Novruz G. Akhmedov, Brian V. Popp, Jeffrey L. Petersen, and Kung K. Wang, “Syntheses and Structures of Thiophene-Containing Cycloparaphenylenes and Related Carbon Nanohoops”, Org. Lett. 201517, 3470-3473.

Changfeng Huang, Yiwei Huang, Novruz G. Akhmedov, Brian V. Popp, Jeffrey L. Petersen, and Kung K. Wang, “Functionalized Carbon Nanohoops: Syntheses and Structures of a [9]Cycloparaphenylene Bearing Three 5,8-Dimethoxynaphth-1,4-diyl Units”, Org. Lett. 201416, 2672-2675.

Review chapters

Kung K. Wang. Hu Cui, and Bo Wen, “Synthesis of Bowl-Shaped and Basket-Shaped Fullerene Fragments via Benzannulated Enyne-Allenes” in Fragments of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes: Designed Synthesis, Unusual Reactions, and Coordination Chemistry, M. A. Petrukhina and L. T. Scott, Eds., John Wiley, New York, 2011, Chap. 2, pp 41-61.