π-Conjugated polycycles including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their heterocyclic analogues as well asπ-conjugated nonaromatic polycycles have been studied intensively in the field of synthetic chemistry and materials science, due to their interesting structural variation, versatile electronic and photophysical properties, and a wide application in electronic devices. In this lecture, Jin introduces his most recent researches on development of novel synthetic methodologies toward various new π-molecules including transition-metal-catalyzed fullerene functionalization, and Pd-catalyzed C-H bond activation and single electron oxidation forπ-conjugated polycycles.
Tienan Jin received his Ph.D. in 2004 under the supervision of Prof. Yoshinori Yamamoto at Chemistry Department of Tohoku University (Japan). He then moved to Wayne State University (United States) and worked as a post-doctoral fellow with Prof. J. K. Cha for study of total synthesis of natural products. In 2006, he moved back to Tohoku University and was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the research group of Prof. Y. Yamamoto. Since 2010, he is an Associate Professor in Graduate School of Science and WPI-AIMR at Tohoku University. He has also been appointed as Haitian Researcher at Dalian University of Technology (China) since 2016. His research interests mainly focus on development of new transition-metal-catalyzed molecular transformations toward synthesis of π-conjugated molecules and nanoporous metal catalysts for developing heterogeneous molecular transformations.