The Gunnoe Research Group

Synthetic and Mechanistic Organometallic Chemistry at the University of Virginia

Junqi Chen

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 201795(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  201746, 2884-2891. DOI: 10.1039/C6DT04710F