Yong Gao | Chemistry and Biochemistry | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences

Yong Gao


Yong Gao

Phone: 618-453-4904
Fax: 618-453-6408

We design, synthesize and test novel carbon-based ionic materials for fuel cells, CO2 separation and other clean energy projects.


B.Sc. Wuhan University, China, 1990
Ph.D. University of Alberta, Canada, 1998 (Supervisor: Prof. John C. Vederas)
Postdoc, Harvard Medical School, 1998-2000 (Supervisor: Prof. Robert R. Rando)

Selected Publications

“Magnetic Nanoparticles as an Orthogonal Support of Polymer Resins: Applications to Solid-Phase Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reactions”, Zheng, Y.; Stevens, P. D.; Gao, Y., J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71, 537-542.

Gao, Y. in Nanofabrication towards Biomedical Applications - Biofunctionalization of Nanomaterials, Kumar, C., Ed.; Wiley-VCH: New York, 2005, pp72-98.

“Superparamagnetic Nanoparticle-Supported Catalysis of Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reactions”, Stevens, P. D.; Fan, J.; Gardimalla, H. M. R.; Yen, M.; Gao, Y. Organic Lett.,2005, 7, 2085-2088.

“Recycling of Homogeneous Pd Catalysts using Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles as Novel Soluble Supports for Suzuki, Heck, and Sonogashira Cross-Coupling Reactions”, Stevens, P. D.; Li, G.; Fan, J.; Yen, M.; Gao, Y. Chem. Commun.2005, 4435-4437.

“Superparamagnetic Nanoparticle-Supported Enzymatic Resolution of Racemic Carboxylates”, Gardimalla,H. M. R.; Mandal, D.; Stevens, P. D.; Yen, M., Gao, Y. Chem Commun, 2005, 4432-4434.

Cross-linking the Linear Polymeric Chains in the ATRP Synthesis of Iron Oxide/Polystyrene Core/Shell Nanoparticles”, Li, G.; Fan, J.; Gao, Y. Chem. Mater. 2004, 16, 1835-1837.

“Use of Water-Soluble Fe2O3 Nanoparticles with Narrow Size Distributions in Isolating Avidin”, Fan, J.; Lu, J.; Xu, R.; Jiang, R.; Gao, Y. J. Colloid Interface Sci., 2003, 266, 215-218.

“Synthesis of Monodisperse g-Fe2O3 Nanocrystals Coated with the Ligands of Alkyl Sulfonate/Alcohol”, Lu, J.;  Fan, J.;  Xu, R.;  Roy, S.;  Ali, N.; Gao, Y. J. Colloid Interface Sci., 2003,258, 427-431.