Yu Jiang, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

  • ​Synthesis of Complex Polymer Architectures by Polyhomologation 
  •  Combination of Polyhomologation with other Living Polymerization Techniques

Selected Publications

  • Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Heterocycles and RelatedSubstances Based on α-Imino Rhodium Carbene Complexes D...
    Y. Jiang, X. Tang, M. Shi
    Chemistry - A European Journal, 22, 1791017924, (2016)
  • Base-induced synthesis ofN-dialkylaminomethyl-2H-1,2,3-triazoles from N-sulfonyl-1,2,3-triazoles
    Y. Jiang, X. Tang, M. Shi
    Organic Chemistry Frontiers, 3, 744-748, (2016)
  • Cyclization of sulfide, ether or tertiary amine-tetheredN-sulfonyl-1,2,3-triazoles: a facile synthetic protocol for...
    Y. Jiang, X. Tang, M. Shi
    Chemical Communications, 51, 16968-16971, (2015)
  • A Rh-catalyzed 1,2-sulfur migration/aza-Diels-Alder cascade initiatedby aza-vinyl carbenoids from sulfur-tethered N...
    Y. Jiang, X. Tang, M. Shi
    Chemical Communications, 51, 2122-2125, (2015)
  • Gold(I)-Catalyzed Selective Heterocyclization of PropargylicThioureas: Mechanistic Study of Competitive Gold-Activa...
    Y. Jiang, Y. Wei, X. Tang, M. Shi
    Chemistry - A European Journal, 21, 7675-7681, (2015)
  • Enantioselective Synthesis of Spirooxindoles: Asymmetric [3+2]Cycloaddition of (3-Isothiocyanato)oxindoles with Azo...
    Y. Jiang, Q. Xu, M. Shi
    European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 7895-7901, (2013) 


  • Ph.D., East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, 2016
  • B.Sc., Anhui University of Technology, Maanshan, China, 2011

Professional Profile

  • 2016-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011-2016: Cooperation researcher, State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS, Shanghai, China

KAUST Affiliations

  • Kaust Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Organic Synthesis Complex Macromolecular Architecture Polyhomologation