Research Interests

​Small molecules activation, homogeneous catalysis and olefins polymerization


Selected Publications

  • Highly syndioselective 3,4-trans polymerization of (E)-1-(4-methylphenyl)-1,3-butadiene by fluorenyl N-heterocyclic...
    C.G. Yao, F. Lin, M.Y. Wang, D.T. Liu, B. Liu, N. Liu, Z.C. Wang, S.Y. Long, C.J. Wu, D.M....
    Macromolecules, 48, 19992005, (2015)
  • Highly cis-1,4-selective coordination polymerization of polar 2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1,3-butadiene and copolymerizatio...
    C.G. Yao, N. Liu, S.Y. Long, C.J. Wu, D.M. Cui
    Polymer Chemistry, 7, 12641270, (2016)
  • Highly 3,4-selective living polymerization of isoprene and copolymerization with ε-caprolactone by an amidino N-het...
    C.G. Yao, D.T. Liu, P. Li, C.J. Wu, S.H. Li, B. Liu, D.M. Cui
    Organometallics, 33, 684691, (2014)
  • Copolymerization of ethylene with 1-hexene and 1-octene catalyzed by fluorenyl N-heterocyclic carbene ligated rare-...
    C.G. Yao, C.J. Wu, B.L. Wang, D.M. Cui
    Organometallics, 32, 22042209, (2013)
  • Highly 3,4-selective living polymerization of 2-phenyl-1,3-butadiene with amidino N-heterocyclic
    C.G. Yao, H.Y. Xie, D.M. Cui
    RSC Advances, 5, 9350793512, (2015)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Polymer Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China, 2015

Professional Profile

  • ​2016-: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Research Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences & Engineering (PSE)