10 Selected Publications

1.     G. Feng, M. Zhang, D. Shao, X. Wang, S. Wang, L. Maron,* C. Zhu*, Nat. Chem. 2019, 11, 248-253. [Link]

2.     W. Su, S. Pan, X. Sun, S. Wang, L. Zhao,* G. Frenking,* C. Zhu*, Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 4997. [Link]

3.     G. Feng, M. Zhang, P. Wang, S. Wang, L. Maron,* C. Zhu*, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 2019, 116, 17654-17658. [Link]

4.     X. Xin, I. Douair, Y. Zhao, S. Wang, L. Maron,* C. Zhu*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 15004-15011. [Link]

5.     K. Shi, I. Douair, G. Feng, P. Wang, Y. Zhao, L. Maron,* C. Zhu*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021143, 5998–6005. [Link]

6.     P. Wang, I. Douair, Y. Zhao, S. Wang, J. Zhu, L. Maron,*C. Zhu*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 473–479. [Link]

7.     X. Xin, I. Douair, T. Rajeshkumar, Y. Zhao, S. Wang, L. Maron*, C. Zhu*, Nat. Commun. 202213, 3809. [Link]

8.    P. Wang, I. Douair, Y. Zhao, R. Ge, J. Wang, S. Wang, L. Maron,* C. Zhu*, Chem. 20228, 1361–1375. [Link]

9.    Q. Zhu†, W. Fang, L. Maron, C. Zhu*Acc. Chem. Res. 202255, 1718-1730. [Link]

10.  X. Xin, I. Douair, Y. Zhao, S. Wang, L. Maron*, C. Zhu*, Natl. Sci. Rev. 2023, 10, nwac144. [Link]

Full Publications


62. W. Fang, Y. Li, T. Zhang, T. Rajeshkumar, I. Rosal, Y. Zhao, T. Wang, S. Wang, L. Maron, C. Zhu*, Oxidative addition of E-H (E = C, N) bonds to transient uranium(II) centers. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202463, e202407339. [Link] 

61. K. Li, I. Rosal, Y. Zhao, L. Maron*, C. Zhu*, Planar tetranuclear uranium hydride cluster supported by ansa-bis(cyclopentadienyl) ligands. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202463, e202405494. [Link] 

60. W. Sheng, T. Rajeshkumar, Y. Zhao, L. Maron, C. Zhu*, Electronic delocalization and σ-aromaticity in heterometallic cluster with multiple thorium-palladium bonds. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2024, 146, 12790-12798. [Link]

59. K. Li, T. Rajeshkumar, Y. Zhao, T. Wang, L. Maron*, C. Zhu*, Temperature induced single-crystal to single-crystal transformation of uranium azide complexes. Chem. Commun. 202460, 2966-2969. [Link]


58. X. Xin, I. Douair, Y. Zhao, S. Wang, L. Maron*, C. Zhu*, Dinitrogen cleavage and hydrogenation to ammonia with a uranium complex. Natl. Sci. Rev. 2023, 10, nwac144. [Link] 

57. J. Shen, T. Rajeshkumar, G. Feng, Y. Zhao, S. Wang, L. Maron*, C. Zhu*, Complexes featuring a cis-[MUM] core (M = Rh, Ir): A new route to uranium-metal multiple bonds. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202303379 (Hot Paper). [Link] 

56. W. Fang, L. Maron*, C. Zhu*, Recent advances in f-block metal-metal bonds. Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths. 2023, 63, 1-54. [Link]

55. X. Sun, J. Shen, T. Rajeshkumar, L. Maron*, C. Zhu*, Heterometallic cluster with cerium-transition-metal bonding supported by nitrogen-phosphorus ligands. Inorg. Chem. 2023, 62, 16077-16083. [Link]

54. K. Li, J. He, Y. Zhao, C. Zhu*, Synthesis and reactivity of uranium(IV) complex supported by monoanionic nitrogen-phosphorus ligand. Inorg. Chem. Front. 2023, 10, 5622-5633. [Link]

53. Y. Li, P. Chen, Q. Zhu*, C. Zhu*, Magnesium complexes supported by dianionic double layer nitrogen-phosphorus ligand: Synthesis and reactivity study. Dalton Trans. 2023, 52, 15467-15474. [Link]

52. K. Li, G. Feng, S. Christodolou, Y. Zhao, L. Maron*, C. Zhu*, Heterotrimetallic cluster with U-Ni-Ge and U-Ni-Sn units. Polyhedron, 2023, 243, 116548. [Link]


51. Q. Zhu†, W. Fang, L. Maron, C. Zhu*, Heterometallic clusters with uranium–metal bonds supported by double-layer nitrogen–phosphorus ligands. Acc. Chem. Res.2022, 55, 1718-1730. [Link

50. W. Fang, Q. Zhu*, C. Zhu*, Recent advances in heterometallic clusters with f-block metal-metal bonds: synthesis, reactivity and applications. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2022, 51, 8434-8449. [Link][Contributors to the 2022 Emerging Investigators Collection]

49. P. Wang, I. Douair, Y. Zhao, R. Ge, J. Wang, S. Wang, L. Maron*C. Zhu*, Selective hydroboration of terminal alkynes catalyzed by heterometallic clusters with uranium–metal triple bonds. Chem.2022, 8, 1361–1375. [Link

48. X. Xin, I. Douair, T. Rajeshkumar, Y. Zhao, S. Wang, L. Maron*, C. Zhu*, Photochemical synthesis of transition metal-stabilized uranium(VI) nitride complexes. Nat. Commun. 202213, 3809. [Link][Featured in a Nature Communications Editors' Highlights webpage]

47. W. Fang, I. Douair, A. Hauser, K. Li, Y. Zhao, P. W. Roesky, S. Wang, L. Maron*, C. Zhu*, Uranium(III)-phosphorus(III) synergistic activation of white phosphorus and arsenic. CCS Chem. 20224, 2630–2638. [Link

46. W. Fang, S. Pan, W. Su, S. Wang, L. Zhao*, G. Frenking*, C. Zhu*, Complex featuring two double dative bonds between carbon(0) and uranium. CCS Chem. 20224, 1921-1929.[Link

45. X. Sun†, X. Gong†, Z. Xie, C. Zhu*, A uranium(IV) alkyl complex: Synthesis and catalytic property in carbonyl hydroboration. Chin. J. Chem. 2022, 40, 20472053. [Link]

44. P. Wang, Y. Zhao, C. Zhu*, Photolysis, thermolysis, and reduction of a uranium azide complex supported by a double-layer N-P ligand. Organometallics 2022, 41, 2448-2454. [Link]

43. K. Li, W. Liu, H. Zhang, L. Cheng, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang*, N. Chen*, C. Zhu*, Z. Chai, S. Wang*, Progress in solid state and coordination chemistry of actinides in China. Radiochim. Acta 2022, DOI: 10.1515/ract-2022-0024. [10.1515_ract-2022-0024.pdf]


42. K. Shi, I. Douair, G. Feng, P. Wang, Y. Zhao, L. Maron*C. Zhu*, Heterometallic clusters with multiple rare earth metal−transition metal bonding. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021,143, 5998–6005. [JACS-2021.pdf

41. P. Wang, I. Douair, Y. Zhao, S. Wang, J. Zhu, L. Maron*C. Zhu*, Facile dinitrogen and dioxygen cleavage by a uranium(III) complex: Cooperativity between the non-innocent ligand and the uranium center. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 473-479.  [ACIE-2020.pdf] (Hot paper, highlighted by ChemistryViews; X-MOL)

40. W. Fang, A. Carpentier, X. Sun, Y. Zhao, L. Maron,* C. Zhu*, Redox-induced reversible P-P coupling in a uranium complex. Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 12175-12178. (Themed Collections: 2021 Emerging Investigators) [2021-CC-P-P.pdf]

39. X. Sun, C. Zhu*, Synthesis, characterization and reactivity of a neutral antimony(III) complex. Chin. Chem. Lett. 2021, 32, 717–720. [2021-CCL-Sun.pdf

38. P. Wang#, Q. Zhu#, Y. Wang, G. Zeng*, J. Zhu*, C. Zhu*, Carbon-halogen bond activation by a structurally constrained phosphorus(III) platform. Chin. Chem. Lett. 2021, 32, 1432–1436. (#contributed equally) [2021-CCL-Wang.pdf

37. 施开赢,方蔚,朱从青稀土金属-金属键的构筑策略中国稀土学报202139, 143-152 [稀土学报-2021.pdf


36. X. Xin, I. Douair, Y. Zhao, S. Wang, L. Maron*C. Zhu*,Dinitrogen cleavage by a heterometallic cluster featuring multiple uranium–rhodium bonds. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 15004-15011. [JACS-2020.pdf] [Cover.jpg] (highlighted by ChemistryViews; X-MOL)

35. G. Feng, K. N. McCabe, S. Wang, L. Maron*, C. Zhu*, Construction of heterometallic clusters with multiple uranium-metal bonds by dianionic nitrogen-phosphorus ligandsChem. Sci. 202011, 7585-7592. [CS-2020.pdf][Inside back cover.pdf] (Themed collection: Celebrating 10 Years of Chemical Science)


34. Q. Zhu,# P. Wang,# J. Zhu*, C. Zhu*, G. Zeng*, Chemoselectivity for B-O and B-H bond cleavage by pincer-type phosphorus compounds: Theoretical and experimental studies. Inorg. Chem.2020, 59, 15636-15645. [IC-2020.pdf] (# co-first author)

33. P. Wang, M. Zhang, C. Zhu*, Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of a pincer-type aluminum(III) complex. Organometallics, 202039, 2732−273. [OM-2020.pdf]

32. X. Sun, W. Su, K. Shi, Z. Xie (本科生), C. Zhu*, Triple frustrated Lewis pair-type reactivity on a single rare earth metal center. Chem.-Eur. J. 2020, 26, 5354-5359. [CEJ-2020.pdf]

31. X. Xin, C. Zhu*, Isolation of heterometallic cerium(iii) complexes with a multidentate nitrogen–phosphorus ligandDalton Trans. 202049, 603-607. [DT-2020.pdf]



30. G. Feng, M. Zhang, D. Shao, X. Wang, S. Wang, L. Maron*, C. Zhu*, Transition-metal-bridged bimetallic clusters with multiple uranium–metal bondsNature Chem. 2019, 11, 248-253. (Highlighted by C&E News) [NC-2019.pdf]

29. G. Feng, M. Zhang, P. Wang, S. Wang, L. Maron*C. Zhu*, Identification of a uranium–rhodium triple bond in a heterometallic clusterProc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 2019116, 17654-17658. [PNAS-2019.pdf]

28. X. Sun, Q. Zhu, Z. Xie (本科生), W. Su, J. Zhu*C. Zhu*, An unprecedented Ga/P frustrated Lewis pair: Synthesis, characterization, and reactivityChem.-Eur. J.2019, 25, 14295-14299. [CEJ-2019.pdf]

27. W. Su, S. Pan, X. Sun, L. Zhao*, G. Frenking*, C. Zhu*, Cerium-carbon dative interactions supported by carbodiphosphorane. Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 16108-16114. [DT-2019.pdf]


26. W. Su, S. Pan, X. Sun, S. Wang, L. Zhao*, G. Frenking*C. Zhu*, Double dative bond between divalent carbon(0) and uranium. Nature Commun., 2018, 9, 4997.  Featured in a Nat. Commun. Editors' Highlights Webpage [NC-2018.pdf]

25. Q. Zhu, J. Zhu*, C. Zhu*, Recent progress in the chemistry of lanthanide-ligand multiple bonds. Tetrahedron Lett., 2018, 59, 514-520. [TL-2018.pdf]

Publications Prior to Nanjing University

24. C. Zhu, H. Xia,* Carbolong Chemistry: A Story of Carbon Chain Ligands and Transition Metal. Acc. Chem. Res., 2018, 51, 1691–1700.

23. C. Zhu, J. Zhu, X. Zhou, Q. Zhu, Y. Yang, T. Wen, H. Xia,* Isolation of an Eleven-Atom Polydentate Carbon-Chain Chelate Obtained by Cycloaddition of a Cyclic Osmium Carbyne with an Alkyne. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 3154-3157. (VIP) 

22. C. Zhu, J. Wu, S. Li, Y. Yang, J. Zhu, X. Lu, H. Xia,* Synthesis and Characterization of a Metallacyclic Framework with Three Fused Five-membered Rings. Angew.Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 9067-9071.

21. C. Zhu,+ C. Yang,+ Y. Wang, G. Lin, Y. Yang, X. Wang, J. Zhu, X. Chen, X. Lu,* G. Liu,* H. Xia,* CCCCC Pentadentate Chelates with Planar Möbius Aromaticity and Unique Properties.Sci. Adv., 2016, 2, e1601031. (Highlighted by: C&E News and Phys. Org) (+contributed equally)

20. C. Zhu, Y. Yang, J. Wu, M. Luo, J. Fan, J. Zhu,* H. Xia,* Five-membered cyclic metal carbyne: Synthesis of osmapentalynes by the reactions of osmapentalene with allene, alkyne, and alkene. Angew. Chem.Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 7189-7192.

19. C. Zhu, Y. Yang, M. Luo, C. Yang, J. Wu, L. Chen, G. Liu, T. Wen, J. Zhu,* H. Xia,* Stabilizing two classical anti-aromatic frameworks: Demonstration of photoacoustic imaging and photothermal effect in metalla-aromatics.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 6181-6185. (Cover Paper).

18. C. Zhu, X. Zhou, H. Xing, K. An, J. Zhu,* H. Xia,* σ-Aromaticity in an unsaturated ring: Osmapentalene derivatives containing a metallacyclopropene unit.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 3102-3106.

17. C. Zhu, M. Luo, Q. Zhu, J. Zhu,* P. v. R. Schleyer, J. I.-C. Wu, X. Lu, H. Xia,* Planar Möbius aromatic pentalenes incorporating 16 and 18 valence electron osmiums. Nature Commun., 2014, 5, 3265-3271.

16. C. Zhu, Q. Zhu, J. Fan, J. Zhu, X. He, X.-Y. Cao,* H. Xia,* A metal-bridged tricyclic aromatic system: synthesis of osmium polycyclic aromatic complexes.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 6232-6236.

15. C. Zhu, S. Li, M. Luo, X. Zhou, Y. Niu, M. Lin, J. Zhu,* Z. Cao, X. Lu, T. Wen, Z. Xie, P. v. R. Schleyer, H. Xia,* Stabilization of anti-aromatic and strained five-membered rings with a transition metal.Nature Chem., 2013, 5, 698-703. (Highlighted by: Nature Chemistry, Nature China, and ACS "Noteworthy Chemistry")

14. C. Zhu, X. Cao,* H. Xia,* Double stabilization of highly strained six-membered rings by phosphonium and transition metal. Chin. J. Org. Chem., 2013, 33, 657-662. (Invited and Cover Paper).

13. M. Luo, Y. Sui, X. Lin, C. Zhu, Z. Yan, Y. Ruan, H. Zhang,* H. Xia,*  [3+2] Cycloaddition Reaction of Metallacyclopropene with Nitrosonium Ion:  Isolation of Aromatic Metallaisoxazole. Chem. Commun.  2020, 56, 6806-6809.

12. Z. Deng, C. Zhu, Y. Hua, G. He, Y. Guo, R. Lu, X. Cao, J. Chen,* H. Xia,* Synthesis and Characterization of Metallapentalenoxazetes from the [2+2] Cycloaddition of Metallapentalynes with Nitrosoarenes. Chem. Commun.2019, 55, 6237-6240.

11. X. Zhou, X. Pang, L. Nie, C. Zhu, K. Zhuo, Q. Zhuo, Z. Chen, G. Liu, H. Zhang,* Z. Lin, H. Xia,Successive Modification of Polydentate Complexes Gives Access to Planar Carbon- and Nitrogen-based Ligands. Nat. Commun.2019, 10, 1488.

10. G. Lin, Y. Zhang, C. Zhu, C. Chu, Y. Shi, X. Pang, E. Ren, Y. Wu, P. Mi, H. Xia, X. Chen, G. Liu,* Photo-excitable hybrid nanocomposites for image-guided photo/TRAIL synergistic cancer therapy. Biomaterials, 2018, 176, 60-70.

9. X. Zhou, J. Wu, Y. Hao, C. Zhu, Q. Zhuo, H. Xia,* J. Zhu,* Rational Design and Synthesis of Unsaturated Se-Containing Osmacycles with σ-Aromaticity.Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 2389-2395.

8. C. Yang+, G. Lin+, C. Zhu+, X. Pang, Y. Zhang, X. Wang, X. Li, B. Wang,* H. Xia,* G. Liu,* Metalla-aromatic loaded magnetic nanoparticles for MRI/photoacoustic imaging-guided cancer phototherapy.J. Mater. Chem. B, 2018, 6, 2528-2535. (+contributed equally)

7. Z. Lu+, C. Zhu+, Y. Cai, J. Zhu, Y. Hua, Z. Chen, J. Chen,* H. Xia,* Metallapentalenofurans and Lactone-Fused Metallapentalynes. Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 6426-6431. (+contributed equally)

6. Q. Zhu, C. Zhu, Z. Deng, J. Chen, G. He,* J. Zhu, H. Xia,* Synthesis and characterization of osmium polycyclic aromatic complexes via nucleophilic reactions of osmapentalyne.Chin. J. Chem., 2017, 35, 628-634.

5. J. K. Lam, C. Zhu, K. V. Bukhryakov, P. Müller, A. Hoveyda, R. R. Schrock,* Synthesis and evaluation of molybdenum and tungsten monoaryloxide halide alkylidene complexes for Z‑selective cross-metathesis of cyclooctene and Z‑1,2-dichloroethylene.J. Am. Chem. Soc.,2016, 138, 15774-15783.

4. M. Luo, C. Zhu, L. Chen, H. Zhang,* H. Xia,* Halogenation of carbyne complexes: Isolation of unsaturated metallaiodirenium ion and metallabromirenium ion.Chem. Sci.,2016, 7, 1815-1818.

3. Z. Lin,* C. Zhu, H. Xia, HRMS studies on the fragmentation pathways of metallapentalyne.Spectrochim. Acta A, 2015, 136, 906-910.

2. X. Wang, C. Zhu, H. Xia,* J. Zhu,* Theoretical study on the stability and aromaticity of metallasilapentalynes.Organometallics, 2014, 33, 1845-1850.

1. J. Huang, R. Lin, L. Wu, Q. Zhao, C. Zhu, T. B. Wen,* H. Xia,* Synthesis, characterization, and electrochemical properties of bisosmabenzenes bridged by diisocyanides.Organometallics, 2010, 29, 2916-2925.

6. C. Zhu, M. Luo, Q. Zhu, J. Zhu, H. Xia, The chemistry of Möbius aromatic metallapentalyne. 16th International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds, Madrid, July, 2015. (Poster)

5. C. Zhu, M. Luo, Q. Zhu, J. Zhu, H. Xia, Capturing Möbius araomtic metallapentalene without Möbius topology. 15th International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds, Taipei, August, 2013. (The Best Poster Award of IUPAC)

4. C. Zhu, J. Zhu, H. Xia, Möbius aromaticity in planar pentalenes incorporating 16 and 18 valence electron osmiums. The 8th National Organic Chemistry Conference, Chongqing, October, 2013. (Poster)

3. C. Zhu, J. Zhu, X. Cao, H. Xia. Synthesis of the metal-bridged polycyclic aromatic complexes. 17th National Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry, Beijing, October, 2012. (Oral Presentation)

2. C. Zhu, J. Zhu, S. Li, H. Xia, A brand-new aromatic systems, metallapentalyne and metallapentalene. 17th National Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry, Beijing, October, 2012. (Poster)

1. C. Zhu, M. Luo, H. Xia, Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity study of metallapentalynes. 16th National Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry, Wenzhou, October, 2010. (The Best Poster Award)

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