Haifeng Chen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

  • Reductive Cross Coupling, Photoredox / Nickel dual catalysis.

Selected Publications

  • Nickel-Catalyzed Reductive Allylation of Tertiary Alkyl Halides with Allylic Carbonates. Chen, H.F.; Jia, X.; Yu, Y.Y.; Qian, Q.; Gong, H.G.; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 13103.
  • Zn-Mediated Fragmentation of Tertiary Alkyl Oxalates Enabling Formation of Alkylated and Arylated Quaternary Carbon Centers. Ye, Y.; Chen, H.F. (Co-first author); Sessler, J.L.; Gong, H.G.; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 820.
  • Formation of allylated quaternary carbon centers via C–O/C–O bond fragmentation of oxalates and allyl carbonates. Chen, H.F.; Ye, Y.; Tong, W.Q.; Fang, J.H.; Gong, H.G.; Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 454. 


  • PhD., Organic Chemistry, Shanghai University, China, 2020

Professional Profile

  • 2021-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 

Research Interests Keywords

Photoredox Catalysis Heterogeneous catalysis Electrochemistry Reductive Cross Coupling Nickel dual catalysis