Lihung Angel Pu

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Chemistry
Phone: (310) 243-3984
Office Location: NSM B308
Laboratory Location: NSM B310

Research Interest:

Interested in studying how ligand electronics affect the bonding of alkyne analogues of heavier group 14 elements and synthesis and characteration of unknown nitrile analogues of heavier group 14 elements.

Highest degree obtained: Ph.D.

Discipline: Inorganic Chemistry 

Institution/Year: University of California, Davis

Thesis Title/Director: Prof. Philip P. Power

Bachelor's Degree:

Discipline: Chemistry

Institution/Year: University of California, Davis/1995

Positions since highest degree earned:

Assistant Professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Notre Dame


Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Fund, 2006
The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, 2004
CSUDH Sally Casanova Memorial RSCAAP Minigrant, 2003


1 Fortner, K. C.; Laitar, D. S.; Muldoon, J.; Pu, L.; Braun-Sand, S. B.; Wiest, O.; Brown, S. N. " Ultrafast and Ultraslow Oxygen Atom Transfer Reactions between Late Metal Centers J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 588-600

2 Fischer, R. C.; Pu, L; Fettinger, J. C.; Brynda, M. A.; Power, P. P. " Very Large Change in Bond Length and Bond Angle in a Heavy Group 14 Element Alkyne Analogue by Modification of a Remote Ligand Substituent" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 11366.

3 McPherson, L. D.; BeReau, V. M.; Abu-Omar, M. M.; Ugrinova, V.; Pu, L.; Taylor, S. D.;
Brown, S. N. "Organometallic and coordination complexes. Oxorhenium(V) oxazoline complexes for oxygen atom transfer" Inorganic Syntheses, 2004, 34, 54.

4 Pu, L.; Philips, A. D.; Richards, A. F.; Stender, M.; Simons, R. S.; Olmstead, M. M.; Power, P.P. "Germanium and Tin Analogues of Alkynes and Their Reduction Products" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 11625.

5 Grant, B. R.; Laitar, D. S.; Pu, L.; Wargocki, M. S.; DiPasquale, A.; Schuck, S. M.; Brown, S. N. "Stoichiometric and Catalytic Oxygen Activation by Trimesityliridium(III) " Inorg. Chem. 2002, 41, 4815.

6 Pu, L.; Hardman, N. J.; Power, P. P. "Attempted Isolation of Heavier Group 14 Element Ketone Analogues: Effect of O-H...-Ar Hydrogen Bonding on Geometry" Organometallics, 2001, 24, 5105.


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