Cao, Derong
time: 2015-08-04


Prof. Derong Cao
Chairman of Department of Chemistry.
Tel.: 86-20-87110245: Fax: 86-20-87110245: E-mail:
1997: Ph. D., University of Mainz, Germany; Lanzhou University, China
1986: M. S., Lanzhou University, China
2005-2004: Visiting Professor, University of Mainz, Germany
2000-1999: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Mainz, Germany
1999-1997: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
Research Areas:
Organic Synthesis focused on (1) homotriptycenes, (2) bioactive molecules, (3) photo-sensitive molecules, (4) bio-sensors.
Material science, including optical switching materials, polymeric light emitting diodes ( diketopyrrolopyrrole -containing polymers).
Current Research Projects:
1. Preparation and Chiroptical Switching Properties of Chiral Naphthyl Phenol Ether, sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
2. Acid-catalized Selective Condensation Reaction of 9,10-Dihydroanthracen-9-ol Derivatives, sponsored by the Doctoral Fund of Ministry of Education of China.
3. Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Red-Emitting Polymers, sponsored by the Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province, China.
4. Synthesis of Homotriptycenes from Anthracenol Derivatives, sponsored by the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China
Recent Publications:
1. Chunmei Gao, et al. Study on the Synthesis and Potent Antileukemic Activities of 10-Benzyl-9(10H)-acridinones. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 2008, (in press)
2. Cheng Liu, et al. Structural and functional analysis of the anti-parallel strands in the lumenal loop of the major light-harvesting chlorophyll a/b complex of photosystem II (LHCIIb) by site-directed mutagenesis. J. Biol. Chem., 2008, 283(1), 487.
3. Derong Cao, et al. Optical Switching and Antenna Effect of Dendrimers with an Anthracene Core. Chem-Eur J, 2007, 13(33), 9317
4. Yueqi Mo, et al. Synthesis and Electroluminescent Properties of Soluble Poly(3,6-fluorene) and its Copolymer. Org. Lett. 2007, 9 (21), 4371.
5. Derong Cao, et al. Competition between Inter- and Intramolecular Photocycloaddition Reactions of 9-Substituted Anthracenes. Synthesis, 2007, 13, 1995.
6. Derong Cao, et al. Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Containing Polyfluorenes: Facile Method to Tune Emission Color and Improve Electron Affinity. Macromolecules, 2006, 39(24), 8347.
7. Chunmei Gao, et al. Acid-catalyzed Cyclization of Anthranol Derivatives to Homotriptycenes. J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71(8), 3071.
8. Zhi-Yu Liu, et al. Total Synthesis of Epothilone A through Stereospecific Epoxidation of the p-Methoxybenzyl Ether of Epothilone C. Chem-Eur J, 2002, 8(16), 3747.
9. Derong Cao, et al. The Unusual Photochemistry of Dendrimers with an Anthracene Core. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2001, 40, 186.