Group Leader




Dr Guochuan Yin

Professor of Chemistry

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,

Huazhong University of Science and Technology,

1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430074,


Phone: (86)-27-87543732

Fax: (86)-27-87543632



1986-1990 Bsc in Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, China.

1992-1995 MS in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

1995-1998 PhD in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (supervisor: Prof. Xi, Zuwei).



2008- Professor of Chemistry, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.

2001-2007 Postdoc in Professor Daryle H Busch’s group, Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, USA.

1999-2001 Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS) fellow in Professor Yuzo Fujiwara’s group, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, KyushuUniveristy, Japan.

1998-1999 Faculty in Department of Chemistry, Nanjing University, China.

1990-1992 Assistant engineer in Department of R & D, Sichuan Maoxiao Co. Ltd.



Chinese Chemical Society (CCS),American Chemical Society (ACS).



Catalytic oxidation and related mechanisms, typically include understanding the oxidative relationships of the active metal intermediates in oxidation and the role of the redox inactive metal ions as additives in redox catalysts, also exploring new catalysts for biomass valorization, environmental medication, and industrial applications.


Professional societies and activities:

Member of the academic committee of homogeneous catalysis of China, Member of Hubei Provincial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Society, grant reviewer for the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) .


Invited lectures on international conferences

1. TheInternational Conference on Hydrogen Atom Transfer, Rome, Italy, 2014.6.22-26;

2. The 2015 Metals in Biology Gordon Research Conferences, Ventura, California, USA, 2015.1. 25-30;

3. The 48th General Assembly Meeting of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC-2015), August, 2015, Busan, Korea;

4. ChemComm Symposia on Molecular Design and Analysis, August, 2015, Korea;

5. The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PacifiChem-2015), December, 2015, Hawaii, USA ;

6. The 9thInternational Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-9), July, 2016, Nanjing.

7. The 4th International Symposium for Young Chemists on Stimuli-Responsive Chemical Species for the Creation of Functional Molecules, 12-13 Dec., 2016, Osaka, Japan


Selected publications

1. Zhang, Jisheng; Yang, Hang; Sun, Tingting; Chen, Zhuqi;Yin, Guochuan*,Nonredox Metal-Ions-Enhanced Dioxygen Activation by Oxidovanadium(IV) Complexes toward Hydrogen Atom Abstraction,Inorg. Chem.2017, 56, 834-844.

2. Sicheng Zhang, Zhuqi Chen, Shuhao Qin, Chenling Lou, Ahmed M. Senan, Rongzhen Liao*,Guochuan Yin*, Non-redox metal ions promoted oxidative coupling of indoles with olefins by Pd(OAc)2catalyst through dioxygen activation: Experimental results with DFT calculations,Org. Biomol. Chem.2016,14, 4146-4157.

3. Shuhao Qin, Lei Dong, Zhuqi Chen, Sicheng Zhang andGuochuan Yin*,Non-redox metal ions can promote Wacker-type oxidations even better than copper(II) : a new opportunity in catalyst design,Dalton Trans.2015,44, 17508 – 17515.

4. Zhuqi Chen, Ling Yang, Cholho Choe, Zhanao Lv,Guochuan Yin*, Non-redox Metal Ions Promoted Oxygen Transfer by a Non-heme Manganese Catalyst”,Chem. Commun.2015,51, 1874-1877.

5. Zhuqi Chen andYin, Guochuan*, The reactivity of the active metal oxo and hydroxo intermediates and its implications in oxidations,Chem. Soc. Rev.2015, 44 (5), 1083-1100.

6. Guochuan Yin*,Understanding the Oxidative Relationships of the Metal Oxo, Hydroxo and Hydroperoxide Intermediates with Manganese(IV) Complex Having Bridged Cyclam: Correlation of the Physicochemical Properties with Reactivity,Acc. Chem. Res.2013, 46,483-492.

7. Zhou, Li; Song, Wei; Chen, Zhuqi;Guochuan Yin*, Degradation of Organic Pollutants in Wastewater by Bicarbonate-Activated Hydrogen Peroxide with a Supported Cobalt Catalyst,Environ. Sci. & Technol.2013, 47, 3833-3839.

8. Huajun Guo,Guochuan Yin*, Catalytic Aerobic Oxidation of Renewable Furfural with Phosphomolybdic Acid Catalyst: an Alternative Route to Maleic Acid,J. Phys. Chem., C,2011, 115, 17516-17522.

9. Song Shi, Yujuan Wang, Aihua Xu, Huajun Wang, Dajian Zhu, Suparna Baksi Roy, Timothy A. Jackson, Daryle H Busch,Guochuan Yin*, Distinct Reactivity Differences of Metal Oxo and Its Corresponding Hydroxo Moieties in Oxidations: Implications from a Manganese(IV) Complex Having Dihydroxide Ligand,Angew, Chem. Intl. Ed.2011, 50, 7321-7324.

10. Guochuan Yin, Andrew M. Danby, David Kitko, John D. Carter, William M. Scheper and Daryle H. Busch,Oxidative Reactivity Difference Between the Metal Oxo and Metal Hydroxo Moieties: pH Dependent Hydrogen Abstraction by a Manganese(IV) Complex Having Two Hydroxide Ligands,J. Am. Chem. Soc.2008, 130,16245-16253.

11. Guochuan Yin, Andrew M. Danby, David Kitko, John Carter, William M. Scheper and Daryle H. Busch, Understanding the Selectivity of a Moderate Oxidation Catalyst:Hydrogen Abstraction by a Fully Characterized, Activated Catalyst, the Robust Dihydroxo Manganese (IV) Complex of a Bridged Cyclam,J. Am. Chem. Soc.2007,129, 1512-1513.

12. Guochuan Yin, Maria Buchalova, Andrew M Danby, Chris M Perkins, David Kitko, John D Carter, William M Scheper, Daryle H Busch, Olefin Oxygenation by the Hydroperoxide Adduct of a Nonheme Manganese(IV) Complex: Epoxidations by a Metallo-Peracid Produces Gentle Selective Oxidations, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2005, 127, 17170-17171.