College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
  Hong-Bin Yu

Hong-Bin Yu

Office : Building 6S Room 228
Phone : 718.982.3952
Fax : 718.982.3910

Degrees :
Ph. D. Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
M. S. Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
B. S. Shanghai Jiaotong University

Biography / Academic Interests :
Dr. Yu’s academic interest includes research in organic/polymer chemistry and on chemical education, with the focus on developing teaching tools/ strategies to meet the student learning needs of a diversified student body.   Dr. Yu has been teaching 100/200-level courses such as Introductory Chemistry, General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry for both science and non-science majors. She is currently overseeing the General Chemistry lab courses in the department to improve lab teaching efficacy and course curriculum.

Scholarship / Publications :
1. "Macromolecular Effect: Synthesis of Ferrocenylmethylphsophine-Containing Polymer as Highly Efficient Ligands for Room-Temperature Palladium(0)-Catalyzed Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reactions of Aryl Chlorides." Hu, Q.-S.; Lu, Y.; Tang, Z.-Y.; Yu, H.-B. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 2856-2857.

2. "Catalytic Asymmetric Organozinc Additions to Carbonyl Compounds." Pu, L.; Yu, H.-B. Chem. Rev. 2001, 101, 757-824.

3. "The First Optically Active BINOL-BINAP Copolymer Catalyst: Highly Stereoselective Tandem Asymmetric Reactions."   Yu, H.-B.; Hu, Q.-S.; Pu, L.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 6500-6501.

4. "Synthesis of ChiralPolyBINAP for Asymmetric Catalysis." Yu, H.-B.; Hu, Q.-S.; Pu, L. Tetrahedron Lett. 2000, 41, 1681-1685.

5. "Asymmetric Epoxidation of ?, ?-Unsaturated Ketones Catalyzed by Chiral Polybinaphthyl Zinc Complexes: Greatly Enhanced Enantioselectivity by a Cooperation of the Catalytic Sites in a Polymer Chain."  Yu, H. -B.; Zheng, X. -F.; Lin, Z. -M.;  Hu, Q. -S.;  Huang, W.-S.;  Pu, L.  J. Org. Chem. 1999, 64, 8149-8155.

6. "Regioselective Synthesis of 5-Trifluoromethyl Pyrozale by the [1+4] Cyclization of Phenylhydrazones with N-Aryl Trifluoroacetimidoyl Iodides."  Yu, H. -B.; Huang, W.-Y.   Synlett 1997, 679-680.