Pan WANG, Ph.D.

School of Science

Functional Polymeric Materials Laboratory

CONTACT

Email: wangpan@westlake.edu.cn

Website: https://panwanglab.westlake.edu.cn/

Pan WANG, Ph.D.

School of Science

Functional Polymeric Materials Laboratory

CONTACT

Email: wangpan@westlake.edu.cn

Website: https://panwanglab.westlake.edu.cn/

Biography

Pan Wang was born in Yueyang, Hunan province. She received her Bachelor’s degree in 2010 from Central South University. Pan obtained her Ph.D degree from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) in 2015. She then joined MIT as a postdoctoral researcher and has been working with Prof. Timothy M. Swager since 2016.

Personal research website: panwang.mit.edu


Research

Dr. Pan Wang has been focusing on the development of polymeric materials with magneto-optic (MO) properties and the applications in photonic and magnetic devices. Her research is aiming at understanding the intrinsic molecular magnetism in polymeric materials, and to expand the design space for organic MO materials. In MIT, she has developed a series of helical conjugated sulfone-containing polythiophenes and semiconducting conjugated radical polymers, and investigated the polymer magnetism in these materials.

In Westlake University, the research of our group will be mainly focused on the development of stimuli-responsive polymeric materials, especially polymers that will be light/magnetic field responsive. The projects in my lab will explore the design of new monomers for the synthesis of functional chiral polymers, by applying the concepts in organic synthetic methodologies and developing new methods for the polymerization and polymer post-functionalization. We will focus on the interplay between novel materials design, device application and fundamental aspects of understanding the intrinsic mechanisms.

 

Representative Publications

1. Pan Wang, Sibo Lin, Zhou Lin, Martin D. Peeks, Troy Van Voorhis, Timothy M. Swager*, A Semiconducting Conjugated Radical Polymer: Ambipolar Redox Activity and Faraday Effect.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018140, 10881-10889.

2. Pan Wang, Intak Jeon, Zhou Lin, Martin D. Peeks, Suchol Savagatrup, Steven E. Kooi, Troy A. Van Voorhis, Timothy M. Swager*, Insights into Magneto-Optics of Helical Conjugated Polymers.

J. Am. Chem. Soc2018140, 6501-6508.

3. Pan Wang, Liang-Wen Feng, Lijia Wang, Jun-Fang Li, Saihu Liao, Yong Tang*, Asymmetric 1,2-Perfluoroalkyl Migration: Easy Access to Enantioenriched α-Hydroxy-α-perfluoroalkyl Esters

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015137, 4626-4629. (Highlighted by Synfacts 201511, 0637.)

4. Pan Wang, Wenjie Tao, Xiuli Sun, Saihu Liao*, Yong Tang*, A Highly Efficient and Enantioselective Intramolecular Cannizzaro Reaction under TOX/Cu(II) Catalysis.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013135, 16849-16852. (Highlighted by Synfacts 201410, 0174.)

5. Hao Chen, Lijia Wang, Feng Wang, Liu-Peng Zhao, Pan Wang, Yong Tang*, Access to Hexahydrocarbazoles: The Thorpe–Ingold Effects of the Ligand on Enantioselectivity.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 6942-6945.

6. Liang‐Wen Feng, Hai Ren, Hu Xiong, Pan Wang, Lijia Wang, Yong Tang*, Reaction of Donor‐Acceptor Cyclobutanes with Indoles: A General Protocol for the Formal Total Synthesis of (±)‐Strychnine and the Total Synthesis of (±)‐Akuammicine.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 3055-3058.

7Wen-Guang Yan, Pan Wang, Lijia Wang, Xiu-Li Sun, and Yong Tang*, Copper Catalyzed [3+ 2] Annulation of Indoles with 1, 1, 2, 2-Tetrasubstituted Donor-Acceptor Cyclopropanes.

Acta Chim. Sinica, 2017, 75, 783-787.

8. Hai Ren, Pan Wang, Lijia Wang*, and Yong Tang*, Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of 3-Hydroxy-3-trifluoromethyl Benzofuranones via Tandem Friedel–Crafts/Lactonization Reaction. Org. Lett., 201517, 4886-4889.


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