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彭谦   特聘研究员 博士生导师

Prof.Qian Peng(Q. Peng)



Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS, Shanghai, CHINA.
Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. June. 2009 (With Prof. Yun-dong Wu)
Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, CHINA. B. Sc. in Chemitry.
June. 2004


Professor (tenure-track), State Key Laboratory of Elemento-organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, CHINA.
Marie Curie Fellow in Department of Chemistry University of Oxford, UK (coworker: Prof. Rob. Paton).
Senior Research Associate in Department of Chemistry Texas A&M University, TX, USA (coworker: Prof. Michael B. Hall)
Postdoc. in Department of Chemistry and BioChemistry University of Notre Dame, IN, USA (with Prof. W. Robert Scheidt).
2010-2011  Postdoc. in Department of Chemistry and BioChemistry University of Notre Dame, IN, USA (with Prof. Olaf Wiest).
2009-2010 Research Associate in Shanghai Institute of Organic chemistry Chinese Academy of Science, Shanghai, CHINA. 


(1) Computational design for organic, organometallic, enzyme reactions

(2) Small molecule activation and transformation

(3) Radical chemistry


2017              Award for Thousand Young Talents of China

2017              Award for Thousand Young Talents of Tianjin

2016              “Nature Chemistry” Oral presentation Award

2014              Marie Curie Fellowship, FP7-PEOPLE-IIF (EU)

2014              The 2nd Natural Science Award of China

2013              The 1st Natural Science Award of Shanghai

2009              Excellent graduates Award of Chinese Academy of Science

2004              Excellent undergraduates Award of Sun Yat-Sen University (China)


  1. Arghya Deb, Avijit HazraQian Peng*, Robert S. Paton*, Debabrata Maiti*, Detailed Mechanistic Studies on Palladium Catalyzed Stereoselective C–H Olefination with Aliphatic Alkenes: A Significant Influence of Proton Shuttling. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2017, DOI:10.1021/jacs.6b10309.
  2. Qian Peng#, Fernanda Duarte#, Robert S. Paton*, Computing Organic Stereoselectivity – from Concepts to Quantitative Calculations and Predictions, Chem. Soc. Rev.201645, 6089-6092.(front cover)
  3. Shuguang Yuan*#, Qian Peng#, Horst Vogel, Krzysztof Palczewski and Slawomir Filipek*. The principle of the serotonin 5-HT1A receptor stereoselectivity. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed2016, 55, 8661-8665.
  4. Qian Peng*, Robert S. Paton*, Catalytic Control in Cyclizations: from Computational Mechanistic Understanding to Selectivity Prediction. Acc. Chem. Res2016, 49, 1042-1051.
  5. Hwanho Choi, Minsik Min, Qian Peng*Dahye Kang, Robert S. Paton*, and Sungwoo Hong*, Unraveling Innate Substrate Control in Site-Selective Palladium-Catalyzed C–H Heterocycle Functionalization. Chem. Sci. 20167, 3900-3909.
  6. Robert StrackQian Peng*Aroonroj MekareeyaRobert.Paton* and Edward Anderson*Computational Ligand Design inEnantio- and Diastereoselective Ynamide [5+2] CycloisomerizationNature Communication 2016. 7:10109.
  7. Jianfeng Li *, Qian Peng, Allen G. Oliver, E. Ercan Alp , Michael Y. Hu, Jiyong Zhao, J. Timothy Sage, and W. RobertScheidt*. Comprehensive Fe–Ligand Vibration Identification in {FeNO}6 Hemes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 18100-18110.
  8. Qian Peng, Jeffery W. Pavlik, Olaf Wiest* and Robert Scheidt. Predicting Nuclear Resonance Vibrational Spectroscopy of [Fe(OEP)(NO)]. J. Chem. Theory Comput. 20128, 214-223.
  9. Jian-Ping Chen, Qian Peng, Bo-lin Lei, Xue-Long Hou* and Yun-Dong Wu. Regioselectivity- and Chemo- Tunable Pd-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation of Imines. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 14180-14183.
  1. Wen-Qiong Wu, Qian PengDaxuan Dong, Xue-Long Hou* and Yun-Dong Wu*. A Dramatic Switch of Enantioselectivity in Asymmetric Heck Reaction by Benzylic Substituents of Ligands. J. Am. Chem. Soc2008130, 9717-9725.
  2. Xiao-Xia Yan, Qian Peng, Yan Zhang, Wei Hong, Xue-Long Hou* and Yun-Dong Wu. A Highly Enantio- andDiastereoselective Cu-Catalyzed 1, 3-Dipolar Cycloaddition of Azomethine Ylides with Nitroalkenes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 200645, 1979-1983.