JI Lei

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Institute of Flexible Electronics

Northwestern Polytech University, 97074, Xi’An, China

Tel: +86/13416469643

E-mail: iamlji@nwpu.edu.cn


Researchid: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/K-1665-2015



Sept. 2010-Sept. 2011: Visiting Ph.D. student, Durham University (UK). Supervisor: Professor Todd B. Marder

Sept. 2006-Dec. 2011: Ph.D., School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University. Supervisor: Professor Fang Qi

Sept. 2002-Jul. 2006: B.S., School of Chemistry, Liaoning University. Supervisor: Professor Xiangdong Zhang



Apr. 2012-Sept. 2018: Research Assistant, University of Würzburg, Germany

Since Sept. 2018: Professor, Northwestern Polytech University, China


Honors / Founding:   


 Aoxiang Distinguished Young Scholars Starting grant, Northwestern Polytech University, China

 (2 000 000 CNY)


 DAAD Conference Allowance


 Fellowship from Chinese Scholarship Council for graduate student studying abroad


Research Interest / Techniques

1. Synthesis and characterization of organic radicals

2. Synthesis of organic optoelectronic materials;

3. Photophysics, charge-transfer process in organic molecules and excited states dynamics;

4. Electron delocalization in conjugated organic molecules

5. Application of novel methodology in the synthesis of novel organic optoelectronic materials


Selected Publications

1. Michael Meier, Lei Ji, Ivo Krummenacher, Andrea Deißenberger, Dominic Auerhammer, Marius Schäfer, Todd B. Marder, and Holger Braunschweig* Preparation and Characterization of a Donor-Acceptor System Containing the Strongly Electron-Accepting Tetraphenylborolyl Unit, 2018, Accepted.

2. Hilmar Reiss, Lei Ji, Jie Han, Silke Koser, Olena Tverskoy, Jan Freudenberg, Felix Hinkel, Michael Moos, Alexandra Friedrich, Ivo Krummenacher, Christoph Lambert, Holger Braunschweig, Andreas Dreuw, Todd B. Marder* and Uwe H. F. Bunz* Bromination Improves Tetraazapentacene´s Electron Mobilities, Angewandte Chemie International edition, 2018, 57, 9543-9547.

3. Lei Ji, Ivo Krummenacher, Alexandra Friedrich, Andreas Lorbach, Martin Haehnel, Katharina Edkins, Holger Braunschweig, and Todd B. Marder,* Synthesis, Photophysical, and Electrochemical Properties of Pyrenes Substituted with Donors or Acceptors at the 4- or 4,9-Positions, the Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2018, 83,3599–3606.

4. Lei Ji, Alexandra Friedrich, Ivo Krummenacher, Antonius Eichhorn, Holger Braunschweig, Michael Moos, Sebastian Hahn, Florian Geyer, Olena Tverskoy, Jie Han, Christoph Lambert,* Andreas Dreuw,* Todd B. Marder,* and Uwe H. F. Bunz* Preparation, Properties and Structures of the Anions and Dianions of Azapentacenes, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2017, 139, 15968–15976.

5. Julia Merz, Julian Fink, Alexandra Friedrich, Ivo Krummenacher, Hamad Al Mamari, Sabine Lorenzen, Martin Hähnel, Antonius Eichhorn, Michael Moos, Marco Holzapfel, Holger Braunschweig, Christoph Lambert, Andreas Steffen, Lei Ji,* Todd B. Marder,* “Pyrene MO Shuffle – Controlling Excited State and Redox Properties by Changing the Nature of the Frontier Orbitals,” Chemistry- A European Journal, 2017, 23, 13164 –13180.

6. Lei Ji, Stefanie Griesbeck, Todd B. Marder, “Recent Developments in and Perspectives on Three-Coordinate Boron Materials: A Bright Future,” Chemical Science, 2017, 8, 846-863.

7. Lei Ji, Martin Haehnel, Ivo Krummenacher, Philipp Biegger, Florian L. Geyer, Olena Tverskoy, Manuel Schaffroth, Todd B. Marder, Uwe H. F. Bunz, "Das Radikalanion und Dianion von Tetraazapentacen", Angewandte Chemie, 2016, 128, 10654–10657. “The Radical Anion and Dianion of Tetraazapentacene” Angewandte Chemie International edition, 2016, 55, 10498-10501.

8. Lei Ji, Robert M. Edkins, Andreas Lorbach, Ivo Krummenacher, Charlotte Brückner, Antonius Eichhorn, Holger Braunschweig, Bernd Engels, Paul Low, Todd B. Marder, “Electron Delocalization in Reduced Forms of 2-(BMes2)pyrene and 2,7-Bis(BMes2)pyrene,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 6750-6753.

9. Lei Ji, Andreas Lorbach, Robert M. Edkins, Todd B. Marder, “Synthesis and photophysics of a 2,7–disubstituted donor-acceptor pyrene derivative: An example of the application of sequential Ir-catalyzed C–H borylation and substitution chemistry,” The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2015, 80, 5658-5665.

10. Lei Ji, Katharina Fucke, Todd B. Marder, “Iridium-catalyzed Borylation of Pyrene,” The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2015, 80, 661-665.

11. Lei Ji, Robert M. Edkins, Laura J. Sewell, Andrew Beeby, Andrei S. Batsanov, Katharina Fucke, Martin Drafz, Judith A. K. Howard, OdileMoutounet, Fatima Ibersiene, AbdouBoucekkine, Eric Furet, Zhiqiang Liu, Jean-François Halet, Claudine Katan, Todd B. Marder, “Experimental and theoretical studies of quadrupolaroligothiophene-cored chromophores containing (E)-dimesitylboryl moieties as π-accepting end groups: syntheses, structures, fluorescence, one- and two-photon absorption” Chemistry- A European Journal, 2014, 20, 13618-13635.

12. Lei Ji, Qi Fang, Mao-sen Yuan, Zhi-qiang Liu, Yu-xiang Shen, Hong-feng Chen, “Switching High Two-Photon Efficiency: From 3,8,13-Substituted Triindole Derivatives to Their 2,7,12-Isomers,” Organic Letters, 2010, 12, 5192-5195.

13. Lei Ji, Qi Fang, Jian-dong Fan, “6-Bromo-1-butylindoline-2,3-dione,” Acta Crystallographic Section E, 2009, E65, o136.


Symposia and Conferences:

1. L. Ji, Electron Delocalization in Reduced Forms of Azapentacene, Oral Presentation at the KOPO 2017 -New Horizons in Functional π-Systems, 27-30th, August, 2017, Bad Honnef, Germany.

2. L. Ji, Communication Between Pyrene and Substituents at Its 2- and 7- Positions: Altering the Fundamental Frontier Molecular Orbital Ordering of Pyrene, Contributed Oral Presentation at the 13th International Symposium on Functional π-Electron System (Fπ-13), 4-9th June, 2017, Hong Kong, China.

3. L. Ji, et al, OctupolarTriarylborane chromophores: synthesis, structures, and photophysical properties, Poster presentation at the 5th international SolTech conference, 5th Apr., 2016, Munich, Germany.

4. J. Merz, L. Ji, et al, Communication Between Pyrene and Substituents at Its 2- and 7- Positions: Altering the Fundamental Frontier Molecular Orbital Ordering of Pyrene, Poster presentation at the 5th international SolTech conference, 5th Apr., 2016, Munich, Germany.

5. L. Ji, et al, OctupolarTriarylborane chromophores: synthesis, structures, and photophysical properties Presentation at the international conference ‘IMEBORON XV’, Prague, Czech Republic, 24-28th Aug. 2014.

6. L. Ji, et al, BMes2 and Vinyl-BMes2 Terminated Oligothiophenes: Syntheses, Structures, One- and Two-photon Optical Properties. Presentation at institute of inorganic chemistry, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany. 21th May, 2013.

7. L. Ji, et al, Iridium-catalyzedBorylation of Pyrene, Why Irreversible? Presentation at the German boron meeting12th Oct. 2013.

8. R. M. Edkins, L. Ji, et. al, Pyrene Derivatives: A Combined Synthetic, Photophysical and Theoretical Study. Poster section presented at: Solar Technologies Go Hybrid: 2ndSolTech Workshop, 11-13th Apr. 2013, KuenstlerhausamLenbachplatz, München.

9. L. Ji, et al, QuardupolarOligothiophene-Cored Chromophores Containing (E)-Dimesitylboryl End Group: Synthesis, Structures, One- and Two-Photon Absorption. Poster section presented at: European Conference on Boron Chemistry: EuroBoron6, 8-13th Sep. 2013, Radziejowice, Poland.


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