Dr. Xiangyang Lei

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Dr. Xiangyang Lei
Associate Professor and Interim Chair,
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Office: CH 121C
Ph. (409) 880-8267
Fax (409) 880-8270

Email: xiangyang.lei@lamar.edu

Our research group is interested in transition metal-catalyzed carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom cross couplings and synthesis and application of functionalized metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). In the past year, five graduate students and three undergraduate students have been working in the group. Three novel Ni(II) complexes were successfully synthesized and their catalytic activities are being studied. Moreover, a series of functionalized organic struts were synthesized, from which two MOFs were prepared.