Jenny Y Yang

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
School of Physical Sciences

B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 2001, Chemistry


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007, Chemistry

Phone: (949)824-1533
Email: j.yang@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
3038D Frederick Reines Hall
Irvine, CA 92697


   
URL Yang Group Website
   
Academic
Distinctions
2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers (PECASE)
2016 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
2015 Hellman Foundation Faculty Fellow
2014 Department of Energy Early Career Award
2001 MIT Presidential Fellowship
   
Publications "Reactivity of a Series of Isostructural Cobalt Pincer Complexes with CO2, CO, and H+" (pdf)
Shaffer, D. W.; Johnson, S. I.; Rheingold, A.; Ziller, J.; Goddard III, W.; Nielsen, R. J.; Yang, J. Y.*, Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53(24), 13031-13041.
   
  “Incorporation of Hydrogen-Bonding Functionalities into the Second Coordination Sphere of Iron-Based Water-Oxidation Catalysts”
Hoffert, W. A.; Mock, M. T.; Appel, A. M.; Yang, J. Y.*
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 22-23, 3846-3857.

“Two Pathways for Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Hydrogen by a Nickel Bis(diphosphine) Complex with Pendant Amines in the Second Coordination Sphere”
Yang, J. Y.*; Smith, S. E.; Liu, T.; Dougherty, W. G.; Hoffert, W. A.; Kassel, W. S.; DuBois, M. R.; DuBois, D. L.; Bullock, M. R.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 9700-9712.

“Proton Delivery and Removal in [Ni(PR2NR´2)2]2+ Hydrogen Production and Oxidation Catalysts”
O’Hagan, M.; Ho, M.-H.; Yang, J. Y.; Appel, A. M.; DuBois, M. R.; Raugei, S.; Shaw, W. J.; DuBois, D. L.; Bullock, R. M.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 19409–19424.

“Distant Protonated Pyridine Groups in Water-Soluble Iron Porphyrin Electrocatalyst Promote Selective Oxygen Reduction to Water”
Matson, B. D.; Carver, C. T.; Von Ruden, A.; Yang, J. Y.; Raugei, S.; Mayer, J. M.
Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 11100-11102.

“Reversible Electrocatalytic Production and Oxidation of Hydrogen at Low Overpotentials by a Functional Hydrogenase Mimic”
Smith, S. E.; Yang, J. Y.*; Bullock, R. M.; DuBois, D. L.
Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 3152-3155.

“Stabilization of Nickel Complexes with Ni0···H-N Bonding Interactions Using Sterically Demanding Cyclic Diphosphine Ligands”
Wiedner, E. S.; Yang, J. Y.; Chen, S.; Raugei, S.; Dougherty, W. G.; Kassel, W. S.; Helm, M. L.; Bullock, R. M.; DuBois, M. R.; DuBois, D. L.
Organometallics 2012, 31, 144-156.

“Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Formate by [Ni(PR2NR’2)2(CH3CN)]2+ Complexes”
Galan, B. R.; Schöffel, J.; Linehan, J. C.; Seu, C.; Appel, A. M.; Roberts, J. A. S.; Helm, M. L.; Kilgore, U. J.; Yang, J. Y.; DuBois, D. L.; Kubiak, C. P.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 12767-12779.

“Moving Protons with Pendant Amines: Proton Mobility in a Nickel Catalyst for Oxidation of Hydrogen”
O’Hagan, M.; Shaw, W. J.; Raugei, S.; Chen, S.; Yang, J. Y.; Kilgore, U. J.; DuBois, D. L.; Bullock, R. M.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 14301-14312.

“[Ni(PPh2NBn2)2(CH3CN)]2+ as an Electrocatalyst for H2 Production: Dependence on Acid Strength and Isomer Distribution”
Appel, A. M.; Pool, D. H.; O’Hagan, M.; Shaw, W. J.; Yang, J. Y.; DuBois, M. R.; DuBois, D. L.; Bullock, R. M.
ACS Catalysis 2011, 1, 777-785.

“Fast and Efficient Molecular Electrocatalysts for H2 Production: Using Hydrogenase Enzymes as Guides” (invited)
Yang, J. Y.; Bullock, R. M.; DuBois, M. R.; DuBois, D. L.
MRS Bulletin 2011, 36, 39-47.

“Hydrogen Oxidation Catalysis by a Nickel Diphosphine Complex with Pendant tert-Butyl Amines” (invited)
Yang, J. Y.*; Chen, S.; Dougherty, W. G.; Kassel, W. S.; Bullock, R. M.; DuBois, D. L.; Raugei, S.; Rousseau, R.; Dupuis, M.; DuBois, M. R.
Chem. Commum. 2010, 46, 8618-8620.

“Comparison of Cobalt and Nickel Complexes with Sterically Demanding Cyclic Diphosphine Ligands: Electrocatalytic H2 Production by [Co(PtBu2NPh2)(CH3CN)3](BF4)2” (invited)
Wiedner, E. S.; Yang, J. Y.; Dougherty, W. G.; Kassel, W. S.; Bullock, R. M.; DuBois, M. R.; DuBois, D. L.
Organometallics 2010, 29, 5390-5401.

“Reduction of Oxygen Catalyzed by Nickel Diphosphine Complexes with Positioned Pendant Amines” (invited)
Yang, J. Y.; Bullock, R. M.; Dougherty, W. G.; Kassel, W. S.; Twamley, B.; DuBois, D. L.; DuBois, M. R.
Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 3001-3010.

“Mechanistic Insights into Catalytic H2 Oxidation by Ni Complexes Containing a Diphosphine Ligand with a Positioned Amine Base”
Yang, J. Y.; Bullock, R. M.; Shaw, W. J.; Twamley, B.; Fraze, K.; DuBois, M. R.; DuBois, D. L.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 5935-5945.

“Hangman Salen Platforms Containing Dibenzofuran Scaffolds” (invited)
Yang, J. Y.; Liu, S.-Y.; Korendovych, I. V.; Rybak-Akimova, E. V.; Nocera, D. G.
ChemSusChem 2008, 1, 941-949.

“Hydrogen Production Using Cobalt-Based Molecular Catalysts Containing a Proton Relay in the Second Coordination Sphere” (invited)
Jacobsen, G. M.; Yang, J. Y.; Twamley, B.; Wilson, A. D.; Bullock, R. M.; DuBois, M. R.; DuBois, D. L.
Energy Environ. Sci. 2008, 1, 167-174.

“Manganese Amido-Imine Bisphenol Hangman Complexes”
Yang, J. Y. and Nocera, D. G.
Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 4796-4798.

“Catalase and Epoxidation Activity of Manganese Salen Complexes Bearing Two Xanthene Scaffolds”
Yang, J. Y. and Nocera, D. G.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 8192-8198.

“Hangman Salen Platforms Containing Two Xanthene Scaffolds”
Yang, J. Y.; Bachmann, J.; Nocera, D. G.
J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 8706-8714.

“Mechanistic Studies of Hangman Salophen-Mediated Activation of O-O Bonds”
Liu, S.-Y.; Soper, J. D.; Yang, J. Y.; Rybak-Akimova, E. V.; Nocera, D. G.
Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45, 7572-7574.

“High-Nuclearity Metal-Cyanide Clusters: Synthesis, Magnetic Properties, and Inclusion Behavior of Open-Cage Species Incorporating [(tach)M(CN)3] (M = Cr, Fe, Co) Complexes” (cover article)
Yang, J. Y.; Shores, M. P.; Sokol, J. J.; Long, J. R.
Inorg. Chem. 2003, 42, 1403-1419.
   
Professional
Societies
American Chemical Society
Chemistry Women Mentorship Network
Global Young Academy
   
Other Experience Postdoctoral Associate
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 2007—2009

Research Scientist & Primary Investigator
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 2009—2011

Research Scientist
Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, California Institute of Technology 2011—2013

   
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Last updated 05/30/2017