Fuyong Cheng


Postdoctoral Fellow


HCI G-314


+41-1-632 2636


  Fuyong Cheng



M.D., Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Wuhan University


Ph.D., Applied Chemistry, Research Center of Materials Science, Beijing


Postdoc, Fullerene Dianion Chemistry, Lab of IMMO, CNRS, University of Angers


Postdoc, Fullerenyl Cation Chemistry, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto-fu


Postdoc with Prof. F. Diederich at ETH Zurich

Abstract of the project

My present projects are related to Molecular Electronics based on the self-assembly of porphyrin molecules. The first project is the synthesis of an especially designed trple-fused porphyrin dimer bearing two thio groups at the trans-positions for bridging two electrodes. The electron transport measurements will be performed using such compound as molecular bridge between two gold junctions (as seen in the picture). The second project is the investigation of the self-assembly of several porphyrin derivatives with C60 on silver surfaces by means of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Following a bottom-up approach, unprecedented one- and two-dimensional fullerene patterns were obtained upon evaporation of pristine C60 on pre-organized porphyrin monolayers. The third project is trapping porphyrin molecules, even single molecule, in nanometer-sized containers on an KBr insulator.


F. Cheng, Y. Murata, T. Kitagawa, K. Komatsu,  Chem. Eur. J. 2004, 126, submitted. Facile generation and synthetic applications of monofunctionalized C60 cations RC60+ by the oxidation of the dimer or dihydrofullerene RC60H.

D. Bonifazi, H. Spillmann, A. Kiebele, M. Wild, P. Seiler, F. Cheng, T. Jung, F. Diederich, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 4759-4763. Supramolecular patterned surfaces driven by cooperative assembly of C60 and porphyrins on metal substrates.

Y. Murata, F. Cheng, T. Kitagawa, K. Komatsu, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 8874-8875. Generation of fullerenyl cation (EtO)2P+(OH)CH2-C60+ from RC60H and from RC60-C60R (R = CH2P(O)(OEt)2).

H. Luo, Y. Araki, M. Fujitsuka,  O. Ito, F.  Cheng, Y. Murata, K. Komatsu,  J. Phys. Chem. B 2004, 108, 11915-11920. Dissociative electron attachment of singly bonded [60]fullerene dimer studied by laser flash photolysis.

E. Allard, F. Cheng, S. Chopin, J. Delaunary, D. Rondeau, J. Cousseau, New J. Chem. 2003, 27, 188. Easy access to unprecedented mixed functionalized dihydrofullerenes C60RH and C60RR’: the C602- anion route.

F. Cheng, Y. Murata, K. Komatsu, Org. Lett. 2002, 4, 2541-2544. Synthesis, X-ray structure, and properties of the singly bonded C60 dimer having diethylphosphorylmethyl groups utilizing the chemistry of C602-.

E. Allard, J. Delaunary, F. Cheng, J. Cousseau, J. Orduna, J. Garin,  Org. Lett. 2001, 3, 3503-3506. Novel C60-based building blocks derived from C602- anion.

F. Cheng, X. Yang, C. Fan, H. Zhu, Tetrahedron, 2001, 57, 7331-7336. Organophosphorus chemistry of fullerene: Synthesis and biological effects of organophosphorus compounds of C60.

F. Cheng, X. Yang, H. Zhu, Tetrahedron Lett. 2000, 41, 3947-3950. Synthesis and optical properties of tetraethyl methanofullerene[60]diphosphonate.

F. Cheng, X. Yang, H. Zhu, Fullerene Sci. Technol. 2000, 8, 113-124. Hydroxyl radical scavenging and producing activities of water-soluble malonic acid C60.

F. Cheng, X. Yang, H. Zhu,  J. Phys. Chem. Solid. 1999, 61, 1145-1148. Synthesis of oligoadducts of malonic acid C60 and their scavenging effects on hydroxyl radical.

Z. Shan, F. Cheng, S. Huang, D. Zhao, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1997, 8, 1175-1177. An improved approach to (R)-(+)-1,1’-bi-2-naphthol of 100% enantiomeric excess via a cyclic borate ester.