Last Updated :2023/09/05

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Assistant Professor
Dr. Rong Shang was born in China. She obtained her B.Sc. (1st Class Hons) from 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 (Canberra, Australia), working on main-group element substituted group 6 carbyne complexes. In 2011, she took on a ERC post-doctoral research fellowship in Prof. Holger Braunschweig's group at the University of Würzburg (Germany), working on the reactivity of transition metal borylene complexes. Since 2015, she has been an Assistant Professor at Hiroshima University. She received tenure in 2019. Her research interests lie in the areas of main-group and organometallic chemistry, speicalizing in structure, bonding and reactivity studies.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2015/03/01, 2020/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Science, Assistant Professor
  • 2011/09/01, University of Wurzburg, 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 Science, Chemistry, New Zealand, 2007/12

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Australian National University

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2023, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Fundamental Chemistry A
  2. 2023, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry I
  3. 2023, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry II
  4. 2023, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Advanced Chemistry
  5. 2023, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Special Study for Graduation
  6. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Special Study for Graduation
  7. 2023, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, English Seminar on Chemistry
  8. 2023, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Chemical Experiments I
  9. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Chemical Experiments II
  10. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Chemistry A
  11. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Chemistry A
  12. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Chemistry B
  13. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Master's Thesis in Chemistry
  14. 2023, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Doctoral Thesis in Chemistry

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Synthesis of New Dipyrido-Annulated N-Heterocyclic Carbenes with Aryl Substituents, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., 641, 2199, 2015
  2. Activation of boryl-, borylene and metalloborylene complexes by isonitriles, Chem. Commun., 51, 13032, 2015
  3. A metal-mediated boron-centred isomerisation reaction via C-H activation, Chem. Commun., 51, 16569, 2015
  4. 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
  5. Side-on coordination of boryl and borylene complexes to cationic coinage metal fragments, Chem. Sci., 6, 2989, 2015
  6. Isolation of the Key Intermediates of Base-Promoted Borylene-Carbonyl Coupling Reactions, Chem. Sci., 5, 2271, 2014
  7. Reversible Intramolecular Coupling of the Terminal Borylene and a Carbonyl Ligand of [Cp(CO)2Mn=B-tBu], Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 52, 729, 2013
  8. [sigma]-Coordination of metal-boryl bonds to gold(I), Chem. Commun. (front cover), 49, 9905, 2013
  9. A Golden Ring: Molecular Gold Carbido Complexes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 4942, 2013
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Borylcarbyne Complexes: [Mo(CBR2)(CO)2{HB(pzMe2)3}] (BR2 = B(NMe2)2, BO2C6H4; pz = pyrazol-1-yl), Organometallics, 30, 3237, 2011
  13. 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
  14. Analogies between Metallaboratranes, Triboronates, and Boron Pincer Ligand Complexes, Organometallics, 29, 5661, 2010
  15. The odd bit of carbon, Comments Inorg. Chem., 31, 121, 2010
  16. 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
  17. The synthesis and structure of a thiobenzyl-functionalized dibenzoferrocene complex, J. Coord. Chem., 63, 2790, 2010
  18. A Bis-Carbyne (Ethanediylidyne) Complex via the Catalytic Demercuration of a Mercury Bis(carbido) Complex, Organometallics, 28, 4394, 2009
  19. Structural and spectroscopic investigations of non-planar tris(dialkylamino)cyclopropenium cations, J. Phys. Org. Chem., 21, 127, 2008
  20. Methyltriphenylphosphonium bromide chloroform hemisolvate, Acta Crystallogr., Sect. E Struct. Rep. Online, E63, o3951, 2007
  21. Interactions of Isonitriles with Metal–Boron Bonds: Insertions, Coupling, Ring Formation, and Liberation of Monovalent Boron, Chem. - Euro J., 22, 11736, 2016
  22. Direct Conversion from Terminal Borylene to Terminal Phosphinidene, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 55, 12673, 2016
  23. Synthesis of a Sterically Demanding Dispiropiperidine and Its Application in Monoamidodialkyl Zincate Complexes, Inorg. Chem., 55, 10767, 2016
  24. Rearrangement of bis(alkylidynyl)phosphines to phospha-acyls, Chem. Commun., 53, 1832-1835, 2017
  25. Frontispiece: Triaminotriborene: A Homocatenated Boron Chain Connected by B–B Multiple Bonds, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. (VIP, frontispiece), 56, 15234, 2017
  26. Triaminotriborane(3): A Homocatenated Boron Chain Connected by B-B Multiple Bonds, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 56(48), 15234-15240, 2017
  27. Facile reactions of gold(i) complexes with tri(tert-butyl)azadiboriridine, Dalton Trans. (back cover), 47, 5181-5188, 2018
  28. Luminescent Di- and Tetranuclear Gold Complexes of Bis(diphenylphosphinyl)-Functionalized Dipyrido-Annulated N-Heterocyclic Carbene, Inorg. Chem., 58, 6328-6335, 20190423
  29. 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, 20190215
  30. Bis(diphenylphosphinyl)-functionalized dipyrido- annulated NHC towards copper(I) and silver(I), Dalton Trans., 48(32), 12250-12256, 20190708
  31. Development of aryl-containing dipyrrolyldiketone difluoroboron complexes (BONEPYs): Tune the hydrogen bond oCH···F for fluoride recognition, Chin. Chem. Lett., 20191001
  32. The Substituent Effect of Bridged Triarylamine Helicenes on Light-emitting and Charge Transfer Properties, Chem. Lett., 49(5), 457-460, 20200227
  33. Synthesis and Properties of Hypervalent Electron-rich Pentacoordinate Nitrogen Compounds, Chem. Sci., 11, 5082-5088, 20200408
  34. In Search of Fulminate Analogues: LnMCPNR, Chem. - Euro J., 26, 8819-8827, 20200505
  35. Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Ammonia Borane Mediated by a Pt(0)/Borane Frustrated Lewis Pair: Theoretical Design, ChemPhysChem, 20201006
  36. A Digallane Gold Complex with a 12-Electron Auride Center: Synthesis and Computational Studies, Organometallics, 39(23), 4372, 20201029
  37. Synthesis and Isolation of an Anionic Bis(dipyrido-annulated) N-Heterocyclic Carbene CCC-Pincer Iridium(III) Complex by Facile C–H Bond Activation., Inorganic Chemistry, 2021

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Isolatable paramagnetic and anionic transition metal complexes stabilized by 4pi antiaromatic heterocyclic carbenes for redox and photoredox active functional materials., 2021
  2. KonicaMinolta, Iridium Pincer complexes
  3. 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
  4. Grant for Female Researchers Collaborative Research (FY2017), Boron-containing transition metal complexes for Chemical Transformations and Catalysis, 2017
  5. Hiroshima University Young Researchers Grant for Industry-Academia Collaboration, Clever Molecular Design For Catalysts of Sustainable Chemical Transformations, 2017
  6. KAKENHI, 2015, 2016