Introduction of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering


The College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is one of the recognized and leading institutions in Henan province. Its predecessor could be traced back to Department of Chemistry of Zhong Zhou University in 1923. Professor Liqing Cao served as the first dean. During the nationwide adjustment of China’s Tertiary Education system in 1959, the Department of Chemistry was rebuilt on the basis of  Department of Chemistry of Kaifeng Normal College. The Department of Chemistry was renamed as Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in 1989 after the introducing of the chemical engineering major, afterwards as College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in 1995.

The College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering now consists of three departments: Department of Chemistry, Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Material. The college has a strong teaching and research team. There are about 110 faculty members in the College, including 18 professors and 48 associate professors. Many faculty members have received various awards for their achievements in research and education. Chemistry and Chemical Engineering are key discipline of Henan province. Chemistry was designated as  national characteristic specialty in 2010. Applied Chemistry is the characteristic specialty in Hanan Province. The college has mobile Post-doctoral stations in Chemistry. The conditions for research and education is fine. The Center of Instrumental Analysis is equipped with modern instruments, including FT-IR, UV, GC, FT-NMR, ICP, etc.

With a brilliant history, the College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Henan University has cultivated a large number of scholars and engineers. At present, the college offers four-year undergraduate programs for B. Sc. in four disciplines: chemistry, chemical engineering, applied chemistry and material chemistry. The college also offers M.S. degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental science and chemistry pedagogy. In 2011 our Ph. D. program in Chemistry was approved as Primary Discipline Doctoral program by the Office of Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, which including five secondary subjects.

The College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering enrolls 220 undergraduate students and more than 70 graduate students each year. The training of the undergraduate students aims for comprehensive qualification with skills and knowledge system covering each of the sub-field of chemistry. The training of graduate students aims for specialists engaged in creative research or applied techniques in the related fields, such as chemical engineering, biology, material, environment, etc.

The college has three government funded key laboratories: the Key Laboratory for Special Functional Materials, approved as the co-build key lab of national ministry of Education and Henan province in 2003; the Key Laboratory of Natural Medicine and Immuno-Engineering of Henan Province,Science and technology in 2008; the Key Laboratory of Molybdenum and Tungsten Chemistry and Chemical Engineering was approved by Henan ministry of Education in 2008. Two Research Center: Henan Provincial Research Center of Engineering and Technology for Nanomaterials, Engineering Center of Ministry of Education for Antiwear and Antidrag Materials. Four research institutes founded by the University: Molecule and Crystal Engineering, Fine Chemical Engineering, Environmental and Analytic Science, Agricultural Chemistry.

Professor Dr. Jingyang Niu
Contact Address
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engneering
Jinming Compus, Henan University
Kaifeng,475001, Henan Province
P. R. China
Fax: +86-0378-3881589
Tel: +86-0378-3886876

Major Experience and Achievements
1996, Ph.D degree of Nanjing University at Department of Chemistry
1996-2000, Associate Professor of Henan University
2001, Professor of Chemistry, Henan University
2002-2005, Vice Director, Office of Scientific Research
2003, Excellent Expert of Henan Province
2005, Specially-appointed Professor of Henan Province
2008, Special Allowances Experts of Government
2008, Dean, College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Research Interest
His research interests are focused on functional coordination compound, polyoxometalate, molybdenum and tungsten compound

Introduction of Heteropoly Compounds, ISBN7-81041-785-1/O.124, Henan University Press

Representative Publications:
1. Jing-Yang Niu, Guo Chen, Jun-Wei Zhao, Peng-Tao Ma, Su-Zhi Li, Jing-Ping Wang*, Ming-Xue Li, Yan Bai, Bian-Sheng Ji
Two Novel Copper–Undeca- niobates Decorated by Copper–Organic Cations [{Cu(H2O)L}2 {CuNb11O35H4}]5– (L=1,10-phenanthroline, 2,2′-bipyridine) Consisting of Plenary and Monolacunary Lindqvist-Type Isopolyniobate Fragments    
Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 7082–7086.
2. Suzhi Li, Pengtao Ma, Jingping Wang*, Yuanyuan Guo, Haizhu Niu, Junwei Zhao and Jingyang Niu*,
A 3D organic-inorganic network constructed from an Anderson–type polyoxometalate anion, a copper complex and a tetrameric [Na4(H2O)14]4+ cluster
CrystEngComm.  2010, 12, 1718–1721.
3. Suzhi Li, Junwei Zhao, Pengtao Ma, Juan Du, Jingyang Niu,* and Jingping Wang*
Rare Sandwich-Type Polyoxomolybdates Constructed from Di-/Tetra-Nuclear Transition-Metal  Clusters and Trivacant Keggin Germanomolybdate Fragments  
Inorg. Chem.  2009, 48, 9819–9830
4. Jingyang Niu, Kaihua Wang, Huanni Chen, Junwei Zhao, Pengtao Ma, Jingping Wang*, Mingxue Li, Yan Bai, and Dongbin Dang  
Assembly Chemistry between Lanthanide Cations and Monovacant Keggin Polyoxotungstates: Two Types of Lanthanide Substituted Phosphotungstates [{(α-PW11O39H)Ln(H2O)3}2]6–and [{(α-PW11O39Hx)Ln(H2O)}2 {(η2,μ-1,1)-CH3COO}]2](10-2x)–
Cryst.Grow.& Design2009,9,4362-4375
5. Jingping Wang, Juan Du and Jingyang Niu*
Novel hexanuclear copper(II)-substituted dimeric tungstogermanates,
CrystEngComm 2008, 10, 972
6. Jingyang Niu, Pengtao Ma, Hongyu Niu, Jie Li, Junwei Zhao, You Song, and Jing. ping Wang*
Giant Polyniobate Clusters Based on [Nb7O22]9- Units Derived from a Nb6O19  Precursor
 Chem Eur. J. 2007, 13,8739-8748

Professor Ms. Jingping Wang
Contact Address
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engneering
Jinming Compus, Henan University
Kaifeng,475001, Henan Province
P. R. China
Fax: +86-0378-3881589

Major Experience and Achievements
1996, Associate Professor of Henan University
2002, Professor of Chemistry, Henan University
2008, Director of Institute of Molecular and Crystal Engineering
2009, Specially-appointed Professor of Henan University

Research Interest
Her research interests are focused on hydrothermal synthesis, polyoxometalate, molybdenum and tungsten compound.

Introduction of Heteropoly Compounds, ISBN7-81041-785-1/O.124, Henan University Press,2000.12
Experimental of Inorganic Chemistry, ISBN 978-7-122-08934-2,Chemical Industry Press,2.010.9
Representative Publications:
1. Jingyang Niu, Xiao Fu, Junwei Zhao, Suzhi Li, Pengtao Ma, Jingping Wang*,
Two-Dimensional Polyoxoniobates Constructed from Lindqvist-Type Hexaniobates Functionalized by Mixed Ligands,
Cryst. Growth Des,  2010,10(7),3110-3119.
2.Niu, Jingyang;Chen, Guo; Zhao, Junwei; Yu, Chunfa; Ma, Pengtao;Wang, Jingping*;
A Novel Wheel-Shaped Phosphovanadomolybdate Built by Bicapped Pseudo-Keggin Clusters and Copper(II) Complexes
Cryst.Grow.& Design, 2010, 10(11) 4689–4692
3. Jingping Wang, Junwei Zhao, Pengtao Ma, Junchuang Ma, Linping Yang, Yan Bai, Mingxue Li
A Novel Type of Heteropolyoxoanion Precursors {[Ca(H2O)]6[P4M6O34]2}12- (M = WVI, MoVI) Constructed by Two Unique [P4M6O34]12- Subunits via a Rare Hexa-Calcium Cluster
Chemical Communications  2009, 2362–2364
4. Jingping Wang, Suzhi Li, Yue Shen, and Jingyang Niu*
Novel Tungstovanadate Wells-Dawson Organic–Inorganic Heteropolyoxometalate   Compound: Synthesis and Crystal Structure of [Cu2(2,2′-bipy)2(Inic)2(H2O)2][Y(Inic)2(H2O)5]H3[V2W18O62]·5.5H2O
Crystal Growth & Design, 2008,8(2),372-374
5. Jingping Wang, Pengtao Ma, Yue Shen, and Jingyang Niu
Tetra-Transition-Metal Substituted Weakley-Type Sandwich Germanotungstates and their Derivatives Decorated by Transition-Metal Complexes
  Crystal Growth & Design, 2008,8(9),3130 - 3133
6. Jingping Wang, Pengtao Ma, Yue Shen and Jingyang Niu*,
A Novel Polyoxotungstate [Ni4(H2O)2(a-NiW9O34)2]16- Based on an Old Structure with a New Component.
Cryst. Grow. Des. 2007, 4, 603-605.
7. Jingping Wang, Dongqin Bi and Jingyang Niu*
A three-dimensional heterocluster containing manganese clusters andhexanuclear sodium wheels
CrystEngComm, 2007, 9, 740–742