Faculty Profiles

Qiu Wang
Robert R. & Katherine B. Penn Associate Professor
2102 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 660-1648



Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemistry, Harvard University 2007 - 2011

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemistry, Harvard University 2005 - 2007

Ph.D., Emory University 2005

B.S., Wuhan University (China) 1999

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Biomolecular Structure and Function, Biological, Organic

Kwon, Yungeun, and Qiu Wang. “Copper-Catalyzed 1,2-Aminocyanation of Unactivated Alkenes via Cyano Migration.Organic Letters, vol. 22, no. 11, June 2020, pp. 4141–45. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.orglett.0c01217. Full Text

Park, Hyejin, et al. “Application of 15N2-Diazirines as a Versatile Platform for Hyperpolarization of Biological Molecules by d-DNP.Bioconjugate Chemistry, vol. 31, no. 3, Mar. 2020, pp. 537–41. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.0c00028. Full Text

Cho, Seoyoung, and Qiu Wang. “1,2-Difunctionalization of Aryl Triflates: A Direct and Modular Access to Diversely Functionalized Anilines.Organic Letters, vol. 22, no. 4, Feb. 2020, pp. 1670–74. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.orglett.0c00320. Full Text

Zhang, W., et al. “Copper-catalyzed decarboxylative functionalization of conjugated β,γ-unsaturated carboxylic acids.” Acs Catalysis, Jan. 2020, pp. 13179–85. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acscatal.0c03621. Full Text

Hemric, Brett N., et al. “Copper-Catalyzed 1,2-Amino Oxygenation of 1,3-Dienes: A Chemo-, Regio-, and Site-Selective Three-Component Reaction with O-Acylhydroxylamines and Carboxylic Acids.Acs Catalysis, vol. 9, no. 11, Nov. 2019, pp. 10070–76. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acscatal.9b03076. Full Text

Hemric, Brett N., et al. “Copper-Catalyzed Modular Amino Oxygenation of Alkenes: Access to Diverse 1,2-Amino Oxygen-Containing Skeletons.The Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 84, no. 3, Feb. 2019, pp. 1468–88. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.joc.8b02885. Full Text

Cho, S., and Q. Wang. “ortho-Difunctionalization of arynes by LiZnEt2(TMP)-mediated deprotonative zincation/elimination of aryl triflates.” Tetrahedron, vol. 74, no. 26, June 2018, pp. 3325–28. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.tet.2018.03.044. Full Text

Liu, Chuan, and Qiu Wang. “Alkenylation of C(sp3 )-H Bonds by Zincation/Copper-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling with Iodonium Salts.Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 57, no. 17, Apr. 2018, pp. 4727–31. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.201713278. Full Text

Bae, Junu, et al. “15N4-1,2,4,5-tetrazines as potential molecular tags: Integrating bioorthogonal chemistry with hyperpolarization and unearthing para-N2.Science Advances, vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 2018, p. eaar2978. Epmc, doi:10.1126/sciadv.aar2978. Full Text

Ortiz, G. X., et al. “A Novel 18 F-Labeling Method for the Synthesis of [ 18 F]-Piperidine-Containing Ligands as Potential PET Radiotracers for σ Receptors.” Synlett, vol. 29, no. 4, Mar. 2018, pp. 410–14. Scopus, doi:10.1055/s-0036-1591734. Full Text


Hill, Nicholas, et al. “DOS-Derived Small-Molecule Probes in Chemical Biology.” Diversity-Oriented Synthesis, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., pp. 575–617. Crossref, doi:10.1002/9781118618110.ch18. Full Text