Last Updated :2019/11/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Science, ., Assistant Professor
Dr. Rong Shang was born in China. She obtained her B.Sc. (1st Class Hons) degree from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand in 2007. Supported by an international Ph.D. student scholarship, she then joined the laboratory of Prof. Anthony F. Hill at the Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, working on main-group element substituted group 16 carbyne complexes. Since 2011, she has been a post-doctoral research fellow in Prof. Holger Braunschweig's group at the University of Würzburg (Germany), working on the reactivity of transition metal borylene complexes. She has recently been appointed as an Assistant Professor at Hiroshima University. Her research interests lie in the areas of main-group and organometallic chemistry.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2015/03/01, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Science , Assistant Professor
  • 2011/09/01, University of Würzburg, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Educational Backgrounds

  • The Australian National University, Organometallic Chemistry, Australia, 2011
  • University of Canterbury, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sicence, Chemistry, New Zealand, 2007/12

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Australian National University

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Special Study for Graduation
  2. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, Second Semester, English Seminar on Chemistry
  3. 2019, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Special Study for Graduation
  4. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Organic Main Group Chemistry(Seminar)
  5. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Organic Main Group Chemistry(Seminar)
  6. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar in Chemical
  7. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar in Chemical
  8. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Seminar in Chemical
  9. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Seminar in Chemical
  10. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Organic Main Group Chemistry(Seminar)
  11. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Organic Main Group Chemistry(Seminar)

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Luminescent Di- and Tetranuclear Gold Complexes of Bis(diphenylphosphinyl)-Functionalized Dipyrido-Annulated N-Heterocyclic Carbene, Inorg. Chem., 58, 6328-6335, 2019/04/23
  2. Synthesis and characterization of a pair of O-fac/O-mer 12-P-6 alkyloxaphosphates with a P–O–C–C four-membered ring, Chem. Sci. (back cover), 10, 3466-3472, 2019/02/15
  3. Facile reactions of gold(i) complexes with tri(tert-butyl)azadiboriridine, Dalton Trans. (back cover), 47, 5181-5188, 2018
  4. Frontispiece: Triaminotriborene: A Homocatenated Boron Chain Connected by B–B Multiple Bonds, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. (VIP, frontispiece), 56, 15234, 2017
  5. Rearrangement of bis(alkylidynyl)phosphines to phospha-acyls, Chem. Commun., 53, 1832-1835, 2017
  6. Synthesis of a Sterically Demanding Dispiropiperidine and Its Application in Monoamidodialkyl Zincate Complexes, Inorg. Chem., 55, 10767, 2016
  7. Direct Conversion from Terminal Borylene to Terminal Phosphinidene, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 55, 12673, 2016
  8. Interactions of Isonitriles with Metal–Boron Bonds: Insertions, Coupling, Ring Formation, and Liberation of Monovalent Boron, Chem. - Euro J., 22, 11736, 2016
  9. Synthesis of New Dipyrido-Annulated N-Heterocyclic Carbenes with Aryl Substituents, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., 641, 2199, 2015
  10. Activation of boryl-, borylene and metalloborylene complexes by isonitriles, Chem. Commun., 51, 13032, 2015
  11. A metal-mediated boron-centred isomerisation reaction via C-H activation, Chem. Commun., 51, 16569, 2015
  12. Reactivity of Transition-Metal Borylene Complexes: Recent Advances in B-C and B-B Bond Formation via Borylene Ligand Coupling, Inorg. Chem., 54, 3099, 2015
  13. Side-on coordination of boryl and borylene complexes to cationic coinage metal fragments, Chem. Sci., 6, 2989, 2015
  14. Isolation of the Key Intermediates of Base-Promoted Borylene-Carbonyl Coupling Reactions, Chem. Sci., 5, 2271, 2014
  15. Reversible Intramolecular Coupling of the Terminal Borylene and a Carbonyl Ligand of [Cp(CO)2Mn=B-tBu], Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 52, 729, 2013
  16. [sigma]-Coordination of metal-boryl bonds to gold(I), Chem. Commun. (front cover), 49, 9905, 2013
  17. A Golden Ring: Molecular Gold Carbido Complexes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 4942, 2013
  18. Metathesis Reactions of a Manganese Borylene Complex with Polar Heteroatom-Carbon Double Bonds: A Pathway to Previously Inaccessible Carbene Complexes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 8726, 2013
  19. Boratocarbyne Complexes: Li[Mo{CB(OMe)3}(CO)2{HB(pzMe2)3}] and [K(18-crown-6)][Mo(CBF2OMe)(CO)2{HB(pzMe2)3}] (pz = pyrazol-1-yl), Organometallics, 31, 4635, 2012
  20. Borylcarbyne Complexes: [Mo(CBR2)(CO)2{HB(pzMe2)3}] (BR2 = B(NMe2)2, BO2C6H4; pz = pyrazol-1-yl), Organometallics, 30, 3237, 2011
  21. Group 14 Substituted Carbyne Complexes - An Almost Complete Set: [Mo(CAPh3)(CO)2(Tp*)] (Tp* = Hydrotris(dimethylpyrazolyl)borate; A = Si, Ge, Sn, Pb but A ≠ C), Organometallics, 30, 139, 2011
  22. Analogies between Metallaboratranes, Triboronates, and Boron Pincer Ligand Complexes, Organometallics, 29, 5661, 2010
  23. The odd bit of carbon, Comments Inorg. Chem., 31, 121, 2010
  24. Synthesis of a Thiocarbamoyl Alkylidyne Complex and Caveats Associated with the Use of [Mo(CLi)(CO)2(Tp*)] (Tp* = Hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-yl)borate), Organometallics, 29, 6482, 2010
  25. The synthesis and structure of a thiobenzyl-functionalized dibenzoferrocene complex, J. Coord. Chem., 63, 2790, 2010
  26. A Bis-Carbyne (Ethanediylidyne) Complex via the Catalytic Demercuration of a Mercury Bis(carbido) Complex, Organometallics, 28, 4394, 2009
  27. Structural and spectroscopic investigations of non-planar tris(dialkylamino)cyclopropenium cations, J. Phys. Org. Chem., 21, 127, 2008
  28. Methyltriphenylphosphonium bromide chloroform hemisolvate, Acta Crystallogr., Sect. E Struct. Rep. Online, E63, o3951, 2007
  29. Triaminotriborane(3): A Homocatenated Boron Chain Connected by B-B Multiple Bonds, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 56(48), 15234-15240, 2017

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grant for Female Researchers Collaborative Research (FY2017), Boron-containing transition metal complexes for Chemical Transformations and Catalysis, 2017
  2. Hiroshima University Young Researchers Grant for Industry-Academia Collaboration, Clever Molecular Design For Catalysts of Sustainable Chemical Transformations, 2017
  3. KAKENHI, 2015, 2016
  4. JSPS Early Career Research Grant, Diboron transition metal complexes: a new strategy to study metal-assisted B-B bond activation in borylation reactions, 2018, 2019
  5. KonicaMinolta, Iridium Pincer complexes