Nan Xu

Education

2001 - 2007 Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
1998 - 2001 M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry South China University of Technology, Guangdong, P. R. China
1994 - 1998 B.S. in Chemistry, South China University of Technology, Guangdong, P. R. China

Teaching Experience

CHEM 1415 - General Chemistry TA, University of Oklahoma
CHEM 3214 - Analytical Chemistry TA, University of Oklahoma

Research Experience

June 2010 - present; Research Assistant Professor
                                 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma
May 2008 - May 2010; Research Associate
                                  Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma
Aug 2007- April 2008; Postdoc Fellow
                                  Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma

Skills

Synthesis of previously unknown compounds that model unstable intermediates in iron-mediated physiology.
Inorganic, organic, organometallic and bioinorganic preparations using anaerobic and Schlenk techniques.
Isolation and purification of highly unstable organic and inorganic compounds by distillation, crystallization and a variety of chromatographic techniques.
Operation and maintenance of electrochemistry and infrared spectroelectrochemistry instrumentation, solvent purification system, and dry box systems.
Fourier transform infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, and ultra-violet/visible spectroscopy.
In-depth knowledge of scientific software including Shelxtl, Chemdraw, Crystalmaker and the Cambridge Structural Database.

Honors & Awards

Belle W. Goodman Graduate Scholarship, University of Oklahoma, 2006.
Graduate Student Senate Travel Grant Award, 2006.
Outstanding Undergraduate Fellowship, SCUT, 1994-1997.

Memberships

American Chemical Society, 2005-present
Sigma Xi, 2008-present

Publications

1. Hai-Yang Liu, Xi-Ming Hu, Yi Liu, Jian Huang, Xiao Ying, Xiao-Lan Wei and Nan Xu, “5-[p-(1-L-Phenylalanyloxy)ethoxyl]phenyl-10,15,20-triphenylporphyrin”, Molecules, 1999, 4, M96.
2. Nan Xu, Jonghyuk Lee, Douglas R. Powell, George B. Richter-Addo, “Synthesis, Characterization, and Redox Behavior of Six-coordinate (por)Ru(NO)Cl Compounds (por = porhyrinato dianion)”, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2005, 358, 2855-2860.
3. Nan Xu, Douglas R. Powell, Lin Cheng, George B. Richter-Addo, “The First Structurally Characterized Six-coordinate Thiolate Nitrosyl Ferric Porphyrin [(OEP)Fe(NO)(SR)]”, Chemical Communications, 2006, 19, 2030-2032.
This paper was highlighted by the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom) as a “Hot Article”.
4. Shawn M. Carter, Nan Xu, Masood A. Khan, Douglas R. Powell, George B. Richter-Addo, “(Nitrato-O)oxido(5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrinato-4N)molybdenum(V) benzene solvate”, Acta Crystallographica, 2008, E64, m1337.
5. Nan Xu, Douglas R. Powell, George B. Richter-Addo, “(2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-Octaethyl-porphinato)(trifluoromethanesulfonato)iron(III)”, Acta Crystallographica, 2008, E64,m1366.
6. Zaki N. Zahran, Nan Xu, Douglas R. Powell, George B. Richter-Addo, “Bis(1-methyl-1H-imidazole-N3)[N,N'-o-phenylenebis(pyridine-2-carboxamido)- 4N]manganese(II)”, Acta Crystallographica, 2009, E65, m75.
7. Nan Xu, Adam L. O. Campbell, Douglas R. Powell, Jana Khandogin, George B. Richter-Addo, “A Stable Hyponitrite-Bridged Iron Porphyrin Complex”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2009, 131, 2460-2461.
This paper was selected by the world's premier chemistry society, the American Chemical society, as the front page story for JACS Select, issue 9, "The Interface of Inorganic Chemistry and Biology".
8. Nicolai Lehnert, Mary Grace I. Galinato, Serena DeBeer George, Florian Paulat, George Richter-Addo, Wolfgang Sturhahn, Nan Xu, Jiyong Zhao, “Nuclear Resonance Vibrational Spectroscopy Applied to [Fe(OEP)(NO)]: The Vibrational Assignments of Five-Coordinate Ferrous Heme Nitrosyls and Implications for Electronic Structure”, Inorganic Chemistry, 2010, 49, 4133-4148.
9. Nan Xu, Jun Yi, George B. Richter-Addo, "Linkage Isomerization in Heme-NOx Compounds: Understanding NO, Nitrite, and Hyponitrite Interactions with Iron Porphyrins", Inorganic Chemistry, 2010, 49, 6253-6266.
10. Nan Xu, Douglas R. Powell, George B. Richter-Addo, “Five- and Six-Coordinate Adducts of Nitrosamines with Ferric Porphyrins: Structural Models for the Type II Interactions of Nitrosamines with Ferric Cytochrome P450”, Inorganic Chemistry, 2010, 49, 4405-4419.
11. Lin Cheng, Nan Xu, Douglas R. Powell, George B. Richter-Addo, "(Ethanolato)-[2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-octaethylporphyrinato(2-)]iron(III)" Acta Crystallographica, 2010, E66, m1458.
12. Nan Xu, Douglas R. Powell, George B. Richter-Addo, "[5,10,15,20-Tetrakis(4-methoxyphenyl)porphyrinato- 4N,N',N'',N'''](trifluoromethanesulfonato- O)iron(III)" Acta Crystallographica, 2011, E67, m268.
13. Li Chen, Nan Xu, Douglas R. Powell, George B. Richter-Addo, "Chloridonitrosyl[meso-5,10,15,20-tetrakis(p-tolyl)porphyrinato- 4N,N',N'',N''']osmium(II) tetrahydrofuran tetrasolvate" Acta Crystallographica, 2011, E67, m224.
14. Nan Xu, Douglas R. Powell, George B. Richter-Addo, "Nitrosylation in a Crystal: Remarkable Movements of Iron Porphyrins Upon Binding of Nitric Oxide." Angewandte Chemie International Edition (English), 2011, 50, 9694-9696.

15. Nan Xu, John Lilly, Douglas R. Powell, George B. Richter-Addo, “Synthesis, Characterization, and Fiber-Optic Infrared Reflectance Spectroelectrochemistry of Organoruthenium Nitrosyl Porphyrins”, Orgaometallics, 2012, 31, 827-834. 

16. M. El-Attar, Nan Xu, Dennis Awasabisah, Douglas R. Powell, George B. Richter-Addo, “Cyclic Voltammetric and Fiber-Optic Infrared Spectroelectrochemical Studies of Six-Coordinate (por)Ru(NO)Cl Compounds (por = porphyrinato dianion)”, Polyhedron, 2012, 40, 105-109. 

17. Xu N, Goodrich LE, Lehnert N, Powell DR, Richter-Addo GB, "Preparation of the Elusive (por)Fe(NO)(O-ligand) Complex by Diffusion of Nitric Oxide into a Crystal of the Precursor."  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, In press. 

Presentations

1. Nan Xu, George B. Richter-Addo, “Organoruthenium Porphyrins with Nitric Oxide as An Axial Ligand”, 231st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, March 26-30, 2006.
2. Nan Xu, George B. Richter-Addo, “Interactions of Nitrosamines with Iron Porphyrins”, 231st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, March 26-30, 2006.
3. Douglas R. Powell, Nan Xu, Lin Cheng,and George B. Richter-Addo, “A Nitrosyl Heme Thiolate Product from a Heterogeneous Reaction”, The 2006 Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 22–27, 2006.
4. Mona A. El-Attar, Nan Xu, George B. Richter-Addo, “Electrochemical and Spectroelectrochemical Studies of (por)Ru(NO)Cl Compounds (por = Porphyrinato Dianion)”, 10th International Conference on Chemistry and its Role in Development”, Egypt, March 16-21, 2009.
5. Nan Xu, Adam Campbell, Jana, Khandogin, George B. Richter-Addo, “New Heme Model Complexes with Nitric Oxide and Hyponitrite Ligands”, 237th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Salt Lake City, UT, March 22-26, 2009.
6. George B. Richter-Addo, Nan Xu, Jun Yi, “Nitrite, NO, and Hyponitrite: Unusual Heme-NxOy Conformations”, 237th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Salt Lake City, UT, March 22-26, 2009.
7. Nan Xu, Douglas R. Powell, George B. Richter-Addo, "Preparation and crystal structural characterization of iron porphyrin nitrosamine compounds: Insights into the direct heme-nitrosamine interaction", Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 15-20, 2010.
8. Nan Xu; George B. Richter-Addo, "Preparation of organometallic nitrosyl porphyrins: Trans effect of NO on the ruthenium-carbon bond", 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Anaheim, CA, March 27-31, 2011.

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