Basic Information


Dongmei Lu

Associate Professor

School of Chemistry, Xi'an Jiaotong University


Research: Inorganic & Physical Chemistry


B.S., Dalian University of Technology, 2001

M.S., Dalian University of Technology, 2005

Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2010


425 Pharmacy building, Yanta Campus, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 76 West Yanta Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China 710061 



Research in the Lu group mainly deals with theoretical and experimental study on poly(azolyl)borate related structures.  The research objectives include,

    1. Design and synthesis new functionallized ionic liquids, and their properties as SO2 sorbents;

    2. Theoretical study on the correlation between electronic structures and related properties of boron

        containing compounds (especially boryl radicals);

    3. Synthesis, structure, and properties of metal complexes with nitrogen-heterocycles as ligands.


Representative Publications

1.  Chenchen Li,  Dongmei Lu*, Chao Wu*, Multi-molar CO2 capture beyond the direct Lewis acid-base interaction mechanism, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 202022(20), 11354-11361.

2.  Dongmei Lu*, Yijin He, Chao Wu*, Electronic Structure of Mono(Lewis base)-Stabilized Borylenes, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 201921(42), 23533-23540.

3. Chenchen Li,  Dongmei Lu*, Chao Wu*, Exploration of Tetra-branched Multiple-site SO2 Capture Materials, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 201921(33), 18250-18258.

4. Chenchen Li,  Dongmei Lu, Chao Wu*, Designing Tri-branched Multiple-site SO2 Capture Materials, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., Phys., 201820(24), 16704-16711.

5. Chenchen Li,  Dongmei Lu, Chao Wu*, The Role of Cations in the Interactions between Anionic N-heterocycles and SO2Scientific Reports, 20188(1), 1-9.

6. Chao Wu, Xiufang Hou, Yuheng Zheng, Pengfei Li, Dongmei Lu*, Electrophilicity and Nucleophilicity of Boryl Radicals, J. Org. Chem., 201782(6), 2898-2905.

7. Yun Zhang, Dongmei Lu*, Junjie zhang, Chao Wu*, Synthesis and Characterization of Imidazolium Poly(azolyl)borate Ionic Liquids and Their Application in SO2 Absorption, RSC Adv.2016, 6(70), 66078 - 66086.

8. Xiufang Hou*, Dongmei Lu*, Ru Liu, Theoretical Study of Poly(azolyl)borane Radical Anions, Comput. Theor. Chem.20161092, 25-31.

9. Huarong Tang, Dongmei Lu*, Multiple-Site SO2-Capture Ionic Liquids with Nearly Uniform Site Performance, ChemPhysChem201516(13), 2854-2860.

10. Dongmei Lu*, Huarong Tang, Theoretical Survey of the Ligand Tunability of Poly(azolyl)borates, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 201517(26), 17027-17033.

11. Huarong Tang, Dongmei Lu*, Chao Wu*, Cation-Assisted Interactions Between N-Heterocycles and CO2Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.201517(24), 15725-15731.

12. Huarong Tang, Dongmei Lu*, Chao Wu*, Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonds Enhance Disparity in Reactivity between Isomers of Photoswitchable Sorbents and CO2: A Computational Study, ChemPhysChem201516(9), 1926-1932.

13. Dongmei Lu*, Chao Wu, Pengfei Li*, 3-Center-5-Electron Boryl Radicals with σ0π1 Ground State Electronic Structure, Org. Lett.201416(5), 1486-1489.

14. Dongmei Lu*, Chao Wu, Pengfei Li*, Synergistic Effects of Lewis Bases and Substituents on the Electronic Structure and  Reactivity of Boryl Radicals, Chem. Eur. J.201420(6), 1630-1637.