Carnegie Mellon University

Lingchun Li

Lingchun Li

Visiting Scholar

Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Mellon Institute
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Lingchun Li was born in Jiangsu (P. R. of China) in 1988. He obtained his BSc degree from Tongji University (P. R. of China) in 2010 and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2015 under the supervision of Professor Jinbo Hu. Then he joined the Hu group at SIOC as a research assistant (2015-2016). His research involved fluoroalkylation and fluorination based on difluorocarbene chemistry. In 2016, he joined the Matyjaszewski polymer group as a visiting scholar with SIOC fellowship to study Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP).


2010.09-2015.07    Ph.D., Organic Chemistry
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC)
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Advisor: Prof. Jinbo Hu

2006.09-2010.07    B.S., Applied Chemistry, Tongji University


  • Synthesis of cellulose-based bottlebrush with different grafting density
  • Asymmetric polymerization of acrylamide DMSO


Li, Lingchun; Ni, Chuanfa; Xie, Qiqiang, Hu, Mingyou, Wang, Fei; Hu, Jinbo*, "TMSCF3 as a Convenient Source of CF2=CF2 for Pentafluoroethylation, (Aryloxy)tetrafluoroethylation and Tetrafluoroethylation", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 10.1002/anie.201705734.

Li, Lingchun; Ni, Chuanfa; Wang, Fei; Hu, Jinbo*, "Deoxyfluorination of alcohols with 3,3-difluoro-1,2-diarylcyclopropenes", Nat. Commun. 2016, 7, 13320.

Li, Lingchun; Wang, Fei; Ni, Chuanfa; Hu, Jinbo*, "Synthesis of gem-Difluoro- cyclopropa(e)nes and O-, S-, N-, and P-Difluoromethylated Compounds with TMSCF2Br", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 12390.