• Xue Dong, Qian-Cheng Luo, Yu Zhao, Tao Wang, Quanchun Sun, Runbo Pei, Yue Zhao, Yan-Zhen Zheng* -and Xinping Wang*. A Dynamic Triradical:Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Spin Frustration. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023. DOI:10.1021/jacs.3c04692.
  • Min Liu,Xing Yang,  Quanchun Sun, Tao Wang, Runbo Pei,Xingyu Yang, Yue Zhao, Lili  Zhao, Gernot Frenking,and Xinping Wang. Lewis Acid-Mediated Radical Stabilization and Dynamic Covalent  Bonding: Tunable, Reversible and Photocontrollable. Angew. Chem.Int. Ed.2023,e202300068(1 of 6).
  • Wenqing Wang , Xiao-Hui Ma , Min Liu , Shuxuan Tang, Xuguang Ding, Yue Zhao, Yuan-Zhi Tan,* Miklos Kertesz,* and Xinping Wang*. A Triply Negatively Charged Nanographene Bilayer with Spin Frustration. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202217788 (1 of 6).

Radicals, which possess unpaired electrons, play a vital role in organic chemistry, structural chemistry, and functional material chemistry. Nowadays, their research becomes ubiquitous and interdisciplinary spanning physics and biomedical fields. For instance, the oxygen we breathe in the air, the first organic superconducting material, tetrathiafurane (TTF) cation,and the nitric oxide which regulates the function of blood vessels (the related work was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1998), are all radicals. Radicals are usually active and possess short lifetime because of the presence of the unpaired electrons. Therefore, the stabilization of active radicals is a pivotal research challenge in this field, as well as a hot study topic in contemporary scientific world.
Research areas:
  • Synthesis of novel radicals
  • Activation and catalysis based on radicals
  • Photoelectron function of radicals
  • Magnets based on radicals


Xinping Wang
Research area:Radical, Organometallic and Main Group Chemistry
OfficeLing Ling Road 345 Shanghai China