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Zhu Xiaoqing

Winner of The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars

Subject: Organic Chemistry

Address:Room 315, Building 6, Nankai University

Telephone: 23499184

E-Mail: xqzhu@nankai.edu.cn


Research Interest:
Physical Organic Chemistry.
The main task is to study thermodynamics, kinetics and mechanism of the reductions of various unsaturated organic compounds by hydride donors, establish the thermodynamic and kinetic database of physical parameters for the elementary steps of the reductions of the various unsaturated organic compounds as well as the new theory on the relationship between thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions. The goal is to achieve the quantitative predictions of equilibrium constants, rate constants, intermediate species and life as well as the type and yield of byproducts and others for the reductions of the various unsaturated organic compounds only using the related physical parameters of the reactants.

Xiao-Qing Zhu was born in 1957, Anhui, China, received his B.S. in Chemistry from Anqing Normal University in 1981, and his Ph. D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from Lanzhou University in 1996. He held a postdoctoral fellowship at Nankai University (1996-1998) and was elected as a member of the Distinguished Young Scholars (Outstanding Youth) of China in 2001.

Honors and Awards:
Winner of National Outstanding Youth Science Fund

Selected publications:
1.X.-Q. Zhu, F.-H. Deng, J.-D. Yang, et al., A new kinetic equation to replace Marcus equation for hydride transfer reactions, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, 11, 6071-6089.
2.X.-Q. Zhu, J.-D. Yang, Fundamental flaw of Marcus theory, Chem. J. Chinese Univ. 2013, 34(10), 2247-2253.
3.X.-Q. Zhu, J.-D. Yang, Direct conflict of Marcus theory with the law of conservation of energy, J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2013, 26, 271-273.