Junqi Chen received his B. Sc. in chemistry in 2013 from Peking University, Beijing, China. His undergraduate research is focused on synthesis of host material for CuI-base Organic Light-Emitting Diode in Prof. Chunhui Huang’s lab. In 2014, he joined the Ph.D program in University of Virginia in Professor Gunnoe's lab. His current research is focused on NHC-Cu complexes catalyzed hydroamination and reductive functionalization of RhIII–Me bonds in acidic media.
"Catalytic synthesis of "super" linear alkenyl arenes using an easily prepared Rh(I) catalyst" Webster-Gardiner, M. S., Chen, J., Vaughan, B. A., McKeown, B. A., Schinski, W., Gunnoe, T. B.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017 139, 5474-5480. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b01165. This manuscript was highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News 2017, 95(17), 8.
"Brønsted Acid-Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydroamination of Unactivated Alkenes: Metal Triflates as an in situ source of Triflic Acid" Chen, J., Goforth, S. K., McKeown, B. A., Gunnoe, T. B.* Dalton Transactions 2017, 46, 2884-2891. DOI: 10.1039/C6DT04710F